Food and wine: our recommended destinations
Each region of Italy has its own culinary delights, such as polenta and fish by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Garda. Wash down your supper with a glass of locally-grown Valpolicella while in the province of Verona. Combine your holiday in Florence with a trip to the region of Chianti, where you can taste one of the world's most popular wines. Widely regarded as pioneers in top quality food and wine, each region of Italy will give you something different.
Don't miss… The city of Venice offers cultural delights that will keep you captivated for your entire holiday. Combine museums, galleries and gondolas with a wonderful wine tasting excursion.
The wine regions of Austria produce high quality wine and schnapps drinks, renowned for their flavour and body. Taste for yourself with a wine tasting trip from Niederau. Austria may be traditionally well-known as a beer-producing nation, but, with Riesling leading the way, Austrian wines are rightfully gaining a big reputation.
Don't miss… The historical Griechenbeisl restaurant in Vienna. Dating back to the 15th century, join the ranks of Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner in sampling the delights of one of the city's oldest inns.
There is a tantalising array of food to taste in Switzerland, including wonderful cheeses that complement the regional Swiss wines. Fly home from any of these great culinary destinations feeling a deep satisfaction from the hearty food and warm welcomes.
Don't miss… Hop aboard the Chocolate Train from Montreux for a day of feasting and excess. Head to Gruyeres for an inside-look at a cheese factory before feeling like a child in a sweet-shop as you enter the glorious Cailler-Nestle chocolate factory.