Eat & Run Your Heart Out

Price $3897 10 Days
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Eat & Run Your Heart Out

$3897 per person

Discover the beauty of the Italian cities & countryside while running through them…

Devour freshly cooked farm fresh meals and learn to cook them…

Delight in learning about the enchanting times of Castles (while living in one), Kings, Queens, Lords & Ladies from history…
Revive & Refresh your vitality at YOUR pace through daily warm-ups & invigorating routines…
Immerse yourself in the splendor of Italy as you run, walk, hike, eat away the day’s worries in scrumptious fashion and learn how to do this all over again upon your return.


Whether you are an expert or beginner, people of all ages are experiencing tremendous results from running. There is no better way to do it than a trip that fuses the power of an holistic eating all while seeing Italy through a runner’s eye. During this trip, you will enjoy 1-2x daily bucket list runs, hikes, bikes and other active lifestyle classes with a certified trainer host (or we can match your group with a certified instructor), 4.5-5 star accommodations, healthy & holistic eating with a nutritionist, wine tasting experiences, wine + dinner pairings, private group functions (to get to know each other better)….and more.

Note: The listed rate is based on double occupancy. Please inquire for single occupancy rates. Otherwise, you can share a room with a friend or we can pair you with someone.

  • Double Occupancy
  • $ 2260
    per person
  • This accommodation is for 2 people in a shared room. You may share with a friend or we can pair you with someone.

  • Single Occupancy
  • $ 2560
  • This accommodation is a private room designed for the independent traveler.
10 Days
18+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
  • Included
    Expert Coach (As Mentioned)
    Fitness Activities
    Happiness Coordinator
    Swag Bag
  • Not Included
    General Admission 5-Day Pass
    Group Transportation to/from Events
    Spa Treatments
    Typical Souvenir
Day 1-3: Running Through Rome 1-2x (8-15km)

On these tours you will not only catch all the major sites but also run through many of the most famous

piazzas of Rome. This run is the bucket list of Rome, the must see sights! This early morning or

evening/night/sunrise run gives you a glimpse at some of the world’s most frequently visited sites without

lines, without crowds and without traffic!

Welcome to the world’s largest open air museum run. Runners will gain insight into not only the rich history but

also the contradictions that make up this great city. Some highlights include: Piazza del Popolo, one of Rome’s

largest and most misunderstood piazzas, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Pantheon,

Piazza Navona, San Pietro, Piazza Venezia -without tourists! Roman side roads you will see daily life in the

centre play out –laundry hung from century old windows, climbing ivy plants and possibly blooming

buganvillas, between Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona. Piazza della Rotonda/Pantheon, Campo di Fiori–

center of Roman social life by night and produce market by day. We will run this tour at your pace and are

ready to stop for photos when you like. There are countless potable water fountains on the course, with water

still brought in from the mountains by Roman Aqueducts!

Another predominately flat tour, with a few flights of stairs to start/end or head up to road level to catch a

sight, leads us along the winding banks of the Tiber River and through the heart of Rome. Highlights: 19 of

Rome’s most famous bridges, Ponte Milvio, also known as the “lover’s bridge, Corso Francia bridge, Ponte

Milvio, Ponte S. Angelo, Ponte Sisto, Trastevere with the eastern bank, Piazza Trilussa, Campo di Fiori,

the Cloaca Maxima (the Greatest Sewer).

And lastly, welcome to the 15 km “Rome Historic Centre Sunrise Tour”, the only tour in Rome that you will

never stand in line for! This morning run starts before sunrise offering runners the rare opportunity to see a city

simultaneously go to sleep and wakeup! As you run, the rising sun provides a rainbow of changing light on some

of the most famous sights in Rome.

Day 1-3: Walking Food Tour

Our food tours in Rome take you off the tourist path, to experience the real taste of the city. Enjoy one of

Italy’s most pleasurable passions and let all your senses come alive, with delicious tastings in locally loved

venues. In between tastings, receive an insight into the culture and customs which define the Eternal City.

(All food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated for).

Your introduction to Italian cuisine, begins with breakfast. Enjoy a fresh cannolo made in front of you,

while sipping on a cappuccino. Next enjoy the best pizza in, recommended by Anthony Bourdain and

countless bloggers and more!

Day 1-3: Cooking Class in Rome

Prepare to learn how to cook, laugh with new friends and love a fantastic meal! We will help you

uncover the nuances of daily life in Rome, and you will discover the history of authentic Roman and Italian

cuisine! At the end of the hands-on class, you will sit down and enjoy dining on the amazing 4-course meal

prepared by you and your new friends!

Most importantly learn how to prepare a nutritious healthy meal with Italian influences that you can take

home with you to your everyday!

Day 1-3: Bike Tour on Appian Way

After spending two solid days touring Rome’s must see sights, go off the beaten path and bike the Appian

Way. The Appian Way is one of Rome’s ancient roads, connecting Rome to the Adriatic Port of Brindisi.

This road was a marvel of Roman engineering at the time it was constructed, 2000 years ago. Today it is a

place for biking, viewing ancient Roman ruins, and taking a break from the hustle and bustle and crowds of

tourists in Rome.

The Appian Way (Or Via Appia) was first used as a military road to the south. First constructions began

under the Roman Censor Appius Claudiaus Caecus (hence the name) around 312 BCE. The road was used

to transport troops and army material from Rome to the front and helped the Romans win many battles in

the south. This opened up new opportunities to extend the road.

The Appian Way was extended to Brindisi where one could set sail for Albania. After the fall of the Roman

Empire, the road fell into decay and it wasn’t until 1784 that the Via Appia was restored; making this the

New Appian Way. The Appian Way Antica (the old one) is no longer in use as such.

Day 4-8: Running through Tuscany/Orvieto

The Tuscany region of central Italy, bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea, is a world famous destination for its

scenery, Renaissance artwork, and — of course — wine. From the leaning tower of Pisa, to the vineyards of

Chianti, to the sparkling coast of Castiglione, the region offers a diversity of reasons to visit. Given the size

and beauty of the region, it’s impossible to cover all the best spots, but we’ve tried to put together a guide to

some of the best places to run in Tuscany.

Your very first glimpse of Orvieto is not something you forget. This tight-packed city is raised high above

the Tiber Valley on a sheer turret of volcanic rock. The old centre’s walls and houses seem to sprout from

the living tufa stone that props the whole place up. Once you’ve ridden the funicular to the top — much

more fun than driving — you’ll find a maze of medieval streets and a cathedral that’s among the great

sights of central Italy. Our runs will consist of sunrise, daytime and evening adventures through winding

roads of green valleys, cobblestone streets and picturesque sights – for which of course stops will be made,

so you can capture through a photograph.

Day 4-8: Wine Tour + Pairings in Orvieto
Orvieto, a main wine hub, is the quintessential Italian city, a most enchanting and unspoiled destination endowed with an array of gorgeous architecture in one of the most spectacular sites in Italy. Orvieto’s cliff top position means that visitors walking through the city are rewarded with countless sudden views of the surrounding countryside and vineyards – a wine lover’s paradise indeed. The city is nestled high above the hills in Southwestern Italy, in the wine region of Orvieto Classico in Umbria. Historically, it was known for producing crowd-pleasing quantities of white wine based predominately on the local Trebbiano grape – perfect for those long summer evenings. However, the area is also renowned for its delicious, late-harvested sweet styles, a perfect match for local desserts and cheeses. Quality conscious producers have also increasingly been making wines from international varieties, such as Chardonnay with impressive results. Despite the ancient vineyards and heritage that winemakers strive to respect, this is not a region that is resting on its laurels. Expect a few surprises! You will visit the beautiful estate of Decugnano Barbi, set in the most exquisite landscape of Umbria that invokes Tuscany with its rolling hills and olive groves. Lunch pairings will be served in a suburb local restaurant al fresco with an unparalleled view of the Duomo in Orvieto. Be prepared to taste an exciting array of wines, from sparkling to Orvieto’s premium Chardonnay. We can think of no better introduction to the wines of this stunning region.
Day 4-8: Cave/Cliff Guided Tour in Orvieto
A pleasant guided tour along a very easy route makes it possible to get to know Orvieto’s underground world, created by its ancient inhabitants over about 2500 years of uninterrupted digging. An hour-long tour on a discovery of a millenary, surprising and unexpected “Underground City”. Orvieto, a millenary city suspended almost by magic between heaven and earth, has revealed another of those aspects that make it unique and extraordinary: a labyrinth of grottoes is hidden in the silent darkness of the rupe (rock). The distinctive geological nature of the mass of stone on which it stands allowed its inhabitants to dig, in the course of about 2500 years, an incredible number of cavities extending, overlapping and intersecting beneath the modern structure of the city. They make up a precious repository of historical and archaeological information, only recently studied systematically and scientifically. If the “superficial” aspect of the city has changed with the passing of time, the hypogean structures that were functional to it have remained, mostly, intact. The guided tour of “Orvieto Underground” is therefore, the most suitable tool for coming into contact with this new, very unusual cultural aspect of a city extremely wealthy in history and artistic “jewels”. Step after step mysterious and fascinating echoes tell of Etruscan Velzna, while phantoms of the medieval and Renaissance city appear out of the damp shadows. Wherever the winding underground route runs parallel to the rupe, from panoramic openings, daylight contends with the darkness for an apparently endless series of tunnels, stairs, unexpected passageways, overlapping rooms on whose walls you can read, in thousands of small quadrangular niches, the ancient adventure of the birth of this “underground city”.
Day 4-8: Walking Through Orvieto
The city is known for having one of Europe's most architecturally important Cathedrals, the 14th-century Orvieto Cathedral. Orvieto is an old town located on a tufa outcrop 300 feet above the gorgeous Paglia valley below. The city is mostly known for its Duomo (Orvieto Catherdral) and is considered one of the most architecturally important in Europe, for its Etruscan roots, and for the museums where one finds collections and displays that range over 2,500 years of history. During this tour you will walk through Orvieto’s charming, narrow alleys, and small squares. Your walk will be a very memorable experience.
Day 4-8: Dining in Farmhouse - Orvieto
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf The owners will be delighted to cook for you during your farm stay and to share their cooking experiences with you. Dinners are served on several nights during the week. Dinners are composed of a fixed 4 course menu with plenty of Orvieto Classico and Sangiovese wine, water and coffee included. Prices vary depending on the menu and ingredients used. If you have special dietary needs (i.e. vegetarian meals), then please inform the owners beforehand to see if these needs can be accommodated accordingly. Lunch is not served. All meals are cooked by owner himself using the farm’s own vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil – all of which come from their organic garden, fruit orchards and 700 tree olive grove respectively. All other fresh products used in their meals are locally produced and have not travelled more than 1 kilometer to get to your table. Meals are served family style at one long table in the dining room on the veranda. Informal cooking classes can be held upon request and are usually part of dinner preparation. Some Orvieto specialties that you can try during your farm stay might include: Typical Orvieto style bread called “lumachella” • Extra virgin olive oil produced by our very own olive groves • Ombrichelli (a type of thick spaghetti made only with flour & water) • Black truffle • Hand made pecorino cheese & ricotta • Porcini mushrooms • Norcineria umbra (Umbrian charcuterie) • Fagioli del purgatorio (local tiny cannellini beans) • Lentils from Onano • Potatoes from Latera • Crostini with pate’ • Risotto with saffron • Lumachelle – typical Orvieto bread made like a snail • Tiramisu’, panna cotta, creme caramel & semifreddo
Day 4-8: Walking Foodie Through Orvieto
This morning/daytime escorted walking food and wine tour meets in Piazza del Duomo. The tour begins with a walk through the main streets of the historic center of Orvieto, proceeding towards the Medieval quarter, where you will go down the ancient Via della Cava and stop for a charming visit of an Etruscan well. Here you will taste genuine local cheeses, crostini and bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil, paired with a professional wine tasting of two Orvieto DOC wines. Next the group will walk to a specialty shop where you will have a dessert tasting with chocolates and different types of local honeys and other specialties.
Day 9-10: Running Through Florence – Bucket List 1-2x (8-15km)
Running in Florence takes you back through the centuries as you explore the home of the Italian Renaissance. With artistic pedigree and cuisine to die for, Florence is perfect for culture vultures, foodies and Insta-addicts alike. The city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and easily small enough to be explored on two feet. Our private runs around the age-old winding streets give you an awesome workout as your guide reveals the secrets that the city’s old walls guard. You can even check out the beauty of Florence’s neighboring city, Siena. So don’t give it a second thought. Running tours in Florence are the best way to see this city which is just begging you to discover it. All you need are your shoes to run and your phone to capture the endless spectacular architecture. Let’s get running! Experience at sunrise, daytime or evening – depending on availability.
Day 9-10: Food Tour Pairing in Florence
Need a break from the museum? Tired of the same old, generic food tours without a face? Our gourmet Florence tours are meticulously researched by established food writers, certified Italian sommeliers, Nutritionists and such. Our experiences are led by a curated team of sociable sommeliers, art & history experts, food connoisseurs, drink enthusiasts and passionate cooks. For those looking for behind the scenes access to the local food culture, we’ve got you covered.
Day 9-10: Hike Through Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a group of five towns perched on the dramatic coastline of Italy, just north of Pisa. The towns are easily recognizable, with their pastel buildings stacked on top of one another, overlooking the harbors below. Each town offers something a little bit different than the others, and part of the fun of visiting the Cinque Terre is picking your favorite one. Hiking the Cinque Terre is one of the best ways to explore these five towns. There is a 11 km trail (called the Blue Trail) connecting Riomaggiore to Monterosso al Mare. Some portions of the trail are very easy to walk, such as the paved section connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola, and other sections climb up and over hillsides with spectacular views along the coast. It takes about 5 hours to hike the entire distance, not counting the time to explore and linger in each town.

Holly Klamer

Specialization: Run Coach & Nutritionist
Years: 20

Holly is a registered dietitian with MS degree in nutrition and exercise science, and covers the nutrition beat for Blognar. She teaches nutrition at 2 colleges in Denver and has her own nutrition consulting business. She writes nutrition/fitness articles for various websites including Livestrong, Peertrainer and FitDay. She loves to run, travel, make raw desserts and drink tea.