Tuscany & Rome with Amanda Cohen
September 19 - 27, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
Italy's Heart & Soul
Immersive culinary & cultural exploration with chef Amanda Cohen
September 19 - 27, 2024
One exclusive departure — reserve your spot!
9 Days, 8 Nights
The very best of Florence, Siena, the Tuscan coast & Rome
You’re knee-deep in peppery arugula and wine-toned aubergines, marveling at the kaleidoscope of bright vegetables and sun-ripened fruit that thrive on this family estate. As you look beyond the garden and take in the quiet majesty of the surrounding Tuscan countryside, you can’t help but feel that this organic farm might just be the epitome of Italy’s iconic cuisine: fresh, seasonal, and exquisitely local. In fact, this whole week has been a triumph of flavor and craft. You’ve sipped award-winning vintages in revered vineyards, rolled pasta dough in the heart of Siena. In the days to come, you’ll explore the fine art of Roman pizza and drink in the magic of the Colosseum at night. Dazzling and untamed, this is Italy in full force. You won’t forget a moment.
Joining you on this epic journey is Amanda Cohen, the path-paving, trailblazing, positively pioneering James Beard-nominated chef. Amanda is the mastermind behind Manhattan’s Dirt Candy, the Michelin-starred restaurant that ignited the vegetable-forward movement in 2008 and to this day remains the darling of New York’s dining scene (New York Magazine still considers it “The Absolute Best Restaurant on the Lower East Side”). But wait—there’s more. First in New York to eliminate tipping and share profits with restaurant staff? Amanda. First to pen and publish a graphic-novel cookbook? Also Amanda. A true visionary and master of her craft, Amanda is the ultimate guide to Italy’s most stunning culinary traditions.
If you like your food and culture layered over thousands of years of history, this trip is for you. From the buzz of Florence’s markets to the Tuscan countryside, from serene gardens to the glamor of Rome by night, we’ll explore the most iconic corners of Italy from every angle, tasting everything as we go.
Tuscany's artisans and producers, winemakers and chefs, at the peak of their craft
Traditional meals, the best street foods, and local flavors paired with top regional wines
Yourself in the beauty of Italy, from medieval hilltop towns to pastoral farms and vineyards
With centuries of tradition, Amanda Cohen, and inspired travelers like you
3 Reasons to Travel with Amanda Cohen
There’s more to Amanda Cohen than her restaurant Dirt Candy, though Dirt Candy is pretty cool, too—even historian Paul Freedman agrees (see his book, Ten Restaurants that Changed America). But we digress: Amanda might be a James Beard-nominated chef, but she’s also an advocate and innovator with a soft spot for contemporary art.
When she’s not competing on Iron Chef or volunteering for the non-profit No Kid Hungry, Amanda seeks out art—contemporary art, to be exact. She’s a regular at Venice’s Biennale.
Next Level Veg
With Amanda, there is no limit when it comes to vegetables. Her reuben turns the humble beet into a smokey, peppery pièce de résistance, while her tomato cupcake is a work of art.
Comic Book Queen
Amanda’s innovations go beyond vegetables—her cookbook was the first to bridge culinary and comic book worlds, and she introduced a more equitable wage system for NYC restaurant workers.
Gallery Art HotelFlorence
Set in a quiet courtyard just steps from the Ponte Vecchio, this intimate boutique hotel was dreamed up by a Florentine architect as a home away from home for art lovers, and its pleasingly minimalist interior doubles as a contemporary art space featuring rotating exhibits by the likes of Andy Warhol, Dave Lachappelle and Roberto Koch. Make like a local and head to the buzzy, indoor-outdoor terrace bar for exceptional cocktails.
Monteverdi TuscanyCastiglioncello del Trinoro
Outside your window, sprawling gardens give way to medieval streets and art galleries. Inside, every detail—from bed frames to the stone-hewn spa—is pure Tuscan elegance. The property is built in and around a medieval Tuscan village. While preserving the exterior facades, designer Ilaria Miani brings a modern touch without sacrificing any authenticity. Terraced gardens and a pool add to the charm.
Anantara Palazzo Naiadi HotelRome
More than 2,000 years of Roman history are here in one gorgeous space. Ancient ruins of the baths of Diocletian are visible beneath the property's glass floors, and there’s no more quintessentially Roman setting than the hushed, soaring lobby. The hotel has every comfort you'd expect, and some that are wonderfully unexpected (like sunset cocktails at the poolside rooftop bar).
People Love MO/AD's Italy
Book Tuscany & Rome with Amanda Cohen
Number of Travelers
Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
per person based on double occupancy
Can't travel on these dates?
Call us at
+1 (855) 219-8018
That’s OK, we have answers. Read our FAQs below. Or text or call us at +1 (855) 219-8018 to speak with a Modern Adventure Trip Specialist.
What does the price include?
Eight nights at unique four- and five-star accommodations; internal flight from Florence to Rome; private travel for all day trips and excursions; arrival and departure airport transfers; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at Florence’s Airport (FLR), where we’ll transfer to Gallery Hotel Art. Our last day is in Rome. The closest airport is Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO). Your flight should be scheduled to depart at 12pm or later from FCO airport.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Italy of under 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Italian embassy or consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.
What is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel on or before May 22, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after May 23, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. On or after July 21, 2024 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).