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Perillo ToursGreat food, scenic Italy, and a positive message – sounds like a winning combination to us. Perillo Tours, a family-owned company operating tours to Italy since 1945, has announced new, first-of-their-kind itineraries based on the Slow Food movement, a gastronomical organization that promotes sustainable and ethical eating.

This summer, Perillo will offer two small group (10-25 people) Slow Food tours with a total of 12 departure dates from June through October. A 12-day tour of Piedmont and the Italian Riviera flies into Milan and makes stops in towns like Asti, Turin, and Portofino; a 13-day trip to Tuscany and Umbria begins in Pisa, with jaunts to Florence, Siena, and Assisi, among other cities.


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Since, of course, the focus is food you’ll be treated to extravagant meals at Slow Food-approved restaurants, as well as food and wine tastings and even a cooking lesson. The extensive itineraries feature visits to pastry shops, farms, markets, and wineries, but also cultural and historical excursions to visit sights like the hills of Cinque Terre or Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.


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Lodging each night is in historic residences and luxe hotels. Package rates for the tours range from $4,290 to $4,590 per person; rates do not include airfare. www.perillotours.com/slowfood

For those looking for shorter tours or more personalized itineraries, visit ItalyVacations.com, which is also owned by Perillo.

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