Amsterdam and Berlin may top the list of top international bachelor parties for many. But, for people obsessed with food, there is no better place to go than Italy. While it is short on strip clubs and red-light districts, it is long on places to fill up on world-class cuisine and wine.
If your groom to be is a chef or just a food lover in general then this is a can’t miss idea that will be remembered for the rest of his life. Instead of a forgettable stag do that will only be remembered for the hangover it produced, take a look at Italy.
Here are some things you should think about…
Get some grappa
Grappa is Italy’s version of brandy. It is made with the remnants of the winemaking process and can range in rustic and rough to elegant and smooth. There is no better place to try some than in Bassano Del Grappa. A short distance away from Verona and Venice by train, it is nestled in the foothills of the Alps.
There are loads of places to visit to see how the distillation process works. With free samples provided, of course. Then hit the town and do a grappa crawl of all the local spots that serve it up. A nice way to remember the trip is with a personalized flask from Groomsshop. Fill them up with your favorite grappa and take it along the rest of your trip.
It is no exaggeration when I say that pizza in Naples, Italy is worth the price of the flight. There are so many places that have the best pizza you’ve ever eaten.
Head to Naples and just plan on eating pizza at a different restaurant every night. You can do some active stuff during the day like hitting some beaches on the Amalfi coast or even climbing up Mount Vesuvius.
There is so much food to eat in Rome that will blow your mind that it is hard to put in just a couple of paragraphs.
Head away from the tourist traps and you’ll enjoy some incredible food and see authentic Roman life. Trastevere is the hip neighborhood of Rome with some of the best restaurants. The piazzas are full of younger Romans enjoying a pre-meal aperitif. It’s a great place to mingle with the locals and get some good restaurant recommendations.
You can’t leave Italy without doing some tours of world-class wineries. There is an excellent wine all over Italy, but some stand out regions are the Colli Orientali in Friuli on the Slovenian border, Langhe in Piemonte, Montepulciano in Tuscany and the area around Montalcino in Umbria.
You can find a comfortable agriturismo in any of these areas and use it as a base to explore the Strade del Vino or the Wine Roads. There are even some that can be explored by bike making for a memorable experience.