Main content starts here, tab to start navigating

The Wonders of Sardinia & a Taste of Corsica with Customized Journeys

12 – 23 June 2024

Embark on an enriching journey through the heart of Sardinia, a mesmerizing island steeped in history and natural beauty, with  Chef Cathy Whims. 

From the UNESCO site of Su Nuraxi to the captivating Caves of Neptune, each day unfolds a tapestry of ancient civilizations and breathtaking landscapes. Explore medieval villages like Bosa and Orgasolo, adorned with vibrant murals that tell tales of their storied pasts. 

Delve into the island’s rich gastronomic heritage, savoring traditional Sardinian cuisine that reflects its diverse cultural influences. Indulge in local delicacies such as culurgiones, malloreddus, and succulent seafood dishes. Your culinary adventure extends to renowned wineries, where you’ll sample exquisite Sardinian and Corsican wines, celebrated for their unique character and regional expression. Immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of Sardinia, from the captivating Carnevale in Mamoiada to the historic legacy of Garibaldi in Caprera. 

Marvel at the monumental Nuragic architecture and explore archaeological wonders, including the recently restored “Giants of Monte Prama.” As the tour concludes in the jewel-like city of Cagliari, bid farewell with a taste of local flavors during a memorable farewell dinner. Choose to extend your stay in Italy or head back to the US with a treasure trove of memories and a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry that is Sardinia.


Autumn in Bologna & Emilia Romagna

13 – 19 October 2024

So nice, we’re doing it thrice. This trip was such a success in previous years, it's becoming an annual affair. 

Take a six day deep dive in Bologna & Emilia Romagna culture. This tour includes visiting Parmigiano Reggiano,  Balsamico, and Prosciutto di Parma producers, truffle hunting with a dog in the mountains, plus two pasta classes. Together you'll enjoy 7 meals with selected regional wines, a gala dinner at a two-Michelin-star restaurant and a guided wine tasting. All alongside Chef Cathy Whims.


Aosta, Piedmont & Liguria Culinary Exploration with Chef Cathy Whims

1 – 11 November 2024

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the diverse landscapes and rich cultures of Northern Italy with our Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, and Liguria Culinary Exploration, hosted by renowned Chef Cathy Whims of Nostrana. 

This meticulously curated itinerary invites you to explore the unique beauty and flavors of three distinct regions, promising an immersive experience that resonates with history, culinary excellence, and natural splendor. Cathy will share her extensive knowledge and love of these regions with our travelers, while an experienced Customized Journeys tour leader will be there to accompany the group throughout this amazing journey, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for all.