Let's go to Northern Italy!

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join us

september 23 to october 3, 2024

for an Eating Expedition Trip
to Northern Italy!

trip details

This is a food-focused trip where we dive into the farms, factories, food trucks, and fine dining experiences in Northern Italy, including Parma, Modena, Cinque Terre, Bra, Turin, and some smaller cities in between! All you have to do is book your flight, and we'll handle the rest!

trip cost


A non-refundable $700 deposit is due at the time of signing. The remainder of the trip cost can be worked out in a payment plan with 100% due two weeks before the trip begins. Once we receive your registration, Morgan will reach out to set up an individualized payment plan!

Here's what's included in the trip cost.

two spots left!

We take being a "foodie" up a notch. 

This trip is for you if you...

Spend your days dreaming of eating your way through Italy

Crave experiences to learn about food cultures and where food comes from

Want to travel with other foodies who have a healthy relationship with food (aka no diet talk!)

Prefer to go off the beaten path when you're traveling

Aren't wanting a typical "tourist" vacation. Minimal sightseeing, maximum food tasting.

the itinerary

- Travel from original destination to Italy! This flight will likely be an overnight flight with the goal of landing in Italy on September 24.

september 23

travel day

parma + modena

- San Matteo Antica Acetaia (Modena)
- Light lunch (included) in San Matteo
- Free Afternoon
- Group dinner (included)

september 26

- CiaoLatte Tour (lunch included)
- Guided walking tour of Parma
- Recommendations provided for dinner

september 25

- Meet at Malpensa Airport in Milan by midday (subject to change to Aeropuerto di Bologna)
- Drive to Parma via Private Shuttle
- Group apericena (a mix between happy hour and dinner!) in Parma

september 24

levanto + cinque terre

- Morning Boat Tour with Ligurian munchies + wine
- Free afternoon in Cinque Terre
- Local winemaker, Sementia

september 29

- Free morning in Cinque Terre
- Pesto class (lunch included)
- Group dinner at Mezza Luna

september 28

- Train from Parma to Levanto
- Early afternoon hike in Cinque Terre
- Wine cellar visit
- Recommendations provided for lunch and dinner

september 27

bra + piedmont region

- Vineyard visit to learn about nebbiolo grapes and Barbaresco wine (lunch included)
- Truffle hunting w/ dog
- Group dinner at original Slow Foods Movement restaurant

october 2

- Transportation to Turin
- Walking tour of Turin, including Torinese cafes
- Cooking class
- Free evening in Bra

october 1

- Private bus to Barolo
- Winery visit with local winemaker (luxurious lunch included)
- Free afternoon
- Dinner recommendations provided

september 30

- Final Farewell
- Depart back to states (or original departure!)

october 3

travel day

what's included

- 9 nights at boutique hotels and apartments in Parma, Levanto, and Bra

- Group transportation to/from all events on the itinerary

- Meals at local restaurants that locally source their ingredients, are owned/run by a locally known individual, or accurately represents the cuisine specific to that region

- All excursions listed in the itinerary

- A group photographer/videographer so you can be fully present in the moment *and* have the magic of Italy captured to cherish forever

- Most lunches and dinners (reference itinerary for included meals), including wine at at the provided meals

- Tips for all meals, hotels, drivers, and guides

what's not included

- Travel and transportation to and from Italy

- Travel insurance (not required, but recommended)

- Additional meals and/or excursions not included in the itinerary

- Any incidental expenses

- Tips for photographer and trip hosts

- Alcohol aside from wine at all group lunches and dinners (or any included in the excursions)

two spots left!

humble brags from happy travelers

- dani

This was my favorite way to see Italy! Morgan has an awesome itinerary and does the heavy lifting by curating experiences while also leaving time for you to find your own adventure.

- jessica

This was one of the best experiences of my life! Top perks: you don't have to do the planning (just pack a bag and book your plane ticket!), professional photographer (you can just be in the moment), meet amazing humans, try things you might not have otherwise, peace of mind that you are taken care of with an experienced host.

- robie

If local cuisine & wine are what you're looking for, then this is the company to sign on with! Because it isn't just about eating and drinking; it's about experiencing the love and passion the people put into everything they make and serve. It's about honoring and sharing family and tradition.

- alexa

Each excursion was so unique and memorable - we learned something new and met someone new on each one. This was my second time in Italy and I was able to do it completely gluten-free!

- hillary

What I liked most about the trip was the blend of coordinated activities and free time. I loved staying in Levanto and being able to go to Cinque Terre if we wanted to. I felt like we were able to make as much out of the trip as we wanted, which was really nice.

frequently asked questions

We are staying in boutique hotels and apartments throughout the different cities in Italy. All attendees will be sharing a bedroom (2 single beds per room) unless a single room is requested and available.

Q: What does lodging entail?

We’ll miss the heck out of you! You can cancel your trip up to 180 days prior to the start date. The initial deposit is non-refundable.

Q: What if I end up not being able to go?

Send us an email at info@theeatingexpedition.com! 

Q: What if I have additional questions?

There are ten spots open for travelers, but only two are left! This number doesn't include the trip guide, Morgan, and trip photographer!

Q: How many people will be on the trip?

morgan sinclair

Hey there! I'm Morgan Sinclair, founder of The Eating Expedition and your guide for the first ever trip to Northern Italy!

My journey with food-focused travel begins in 2014 when I studied nutrition and food science in Northern Italy. Four weeks, fourteen cities, twenty foodies, and copious amounts of wine enjoyed in vineyards and parmesan cheese consumed in the company of ParmaLatte red cows. Yeah, it was just as dreamy as it sounds. 

And it clearly didn't stop here. I mean, I pitched the idea to four dietitian friends to go to Portland, Oregon with the #1 goal of visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory (spoiler: they said yes!).

I am beyond excited to host this trip returning to where it all began - Northern Italy! Ready to eat our way through Italy together?

meet your travel team

founder + trip guide

taylor prinsen

Hey y'all! I'm Taylor Prinsen, a full-time lifestyle photographer and your personal photog on The Eating Expedition!

I'm born and raised in Austin where I still live working mostly with local + national brands/businesses and shooting Boudoir. But I will be meeting up with y'all from PARIS where I'll be living, completing my Masters in Photography.

I can't wait to make sure to capture the best moments of this trip for you so that you don't have to worry about getting "the shot" and can just stay present and soak it all in!

trip photographer

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