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Collette’s New ‘Best of Italy’ Tour Gives Travelers a Taste of Some of the Nation’s Finest Cuisines

Sam LaFrance
by Sam LaFrance

November 17, 2023

Pawtucket, RI (November. 17, 2023) – Travelers taking Collette’s ‘Best of Italy’ tour have been getting the most out of one of the nation’s most popular aspects, the food. Meals featured on the 12-day experience have been a hit, with travelers rating them as excellent, the company’s highest rating, over 72% of the time. Collette’s small group Explorations tours are extremely popular with travelers, with the lower group number allowing for more in-depth cultural experiences.

Some of the great culinary experiences featured on the 12-day itinerary include a hands-on cooking class dedicated to Romagna’s garganelli and strozzapreti pastas, a visit to a vocational culinary arts school for a Parmigiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar tasting, and a food tour through Rome’s medieval district Trastevere.

Mary A., a traveler from Marquette, Michigan, highlighted her favorite experiences while on tour, writing, “The lovely lunch at the family farm and the lunch at the vocational school were two of my favorite stops.”

“Travelers who take our ‘Best of Italy’ tour always get to enjoy some of the nation’s finest tastes,” said Jaclyn Leibl-Cote, Chief Executive Officer at Collette. “Plus, being a part of a smaller group allows them to take part in more in-depth experiences, like the multiple locally-hosted meals or the pasta cooking class. Not to mention the other great cultural activities featured in the itinerary.”

About Collette:

As the longest-running tour operator in North America, Collette is the company travelers can trust. Leading with integrity, Collette’s comprehensive travel protection plan, flexible tour pacing, and strong relationships within the travel space set it apart. The happiness of its travelers has been its roadmap since 1918 and today Collette offers over 170 tours to all seven continents and five distinct travel styles, including small group touring and river cruises. This third-generation family-owned business is dedicated to giving back in both local and global communities through its social responsibility platform. For more information, visit or call 1(800)-340-5158.

Media Contact:

Sam LaFrance, Collette
Phone: 401.426.4504

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