The key to this tour of Italy is chocolate — specifically a sweets summit that takes place every year in October. Online travel specialist Zicasso offers a tour that coincides with the Eurochocolate Festival that this year will take place in Perugia.
On this trip, you'll taste chocolate, learn to cook with chocolate and could even decide to indulge in chocolate spa scrub.
The eight-day tour includes a two-day festival pass for tastings, special events and a visit to the Perugina factory where Baci chocolates are made. All this is set against the hills, vineyards and olive groves of Umbria.
The gourmet grub doesn't end there: There's truffle hunting with experts and their dogs in Citerna and a cooking class at Antonelli Winery Estate in Montefalco as well as guided tours to Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio and Perugia.