Almost twenty years ago, Lidia Bastianich and her daughter Tanya who studied and taught art history in Italy for several years, launched Esperienze Italiane, a travel company focused on food, wine and cultural travel.
For over a decade, the company created very special small and large group experiences featuring wine producers, artisans, chefs and friends of the Bastianich family.
Today, we are pleased to work with Shop Wine and Dine to create more custom-designed Italian experiences that within each region will focus, highlight and honor Italy's culinary history as it evolved over the millennia.
Skillfully blending art and culture, Lidia's Italy Travel promises to deliver experiences that will trace the origins and use of spices, grains, vegetables and customs that made their way into Italy from the Greeks, Saracens, Etruscans, Romans and even China, all of which have evolved over the centuries and are now at the heart and soul of what constitutes distinctive and diverse Italian regional culinary traditions.
We believe that travel is another vehicle to fully appreciate the Italian culture and lifestyle therefore, whatever your purpose for travel, a business meeting or a friends and family vacation, Lidia's Italy in collaboration with Shop Wine and Dine will create the perfect trip just for you!