Silversea, renowned for its ultra-luxurious ships and exotic destinations, has announced an Italian “Gourmet Cruise” programme. Voyage 5333 departs Venice on 24 October 2013 for a nine-day sailing to Rome showcasing a collection of Italian offerings including world renowned Italian experts and courses revealing the secrets of Italian cuisine.

Whilst onboard Silver Spirit, Emanuele Scarello will prepare a two course gala dinner and lead two cookery courses.   Emanuele is a double Michelin star chef. He is part of both the "Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe" association, and of “Le Soste”, the prestigious association which unites Italy’s best chefs.

Also included on the cruise L’Università del Caffè will offer coffee courses and samplings. Guests will acquire a certain degree of experience that is necessary to become a real coffee connoisseur; Grappa Nonino will reveal the secrets of the Art of Handmade distillation and the correct manner in which to appreciate the Nonino Monovitigno® Grappa; and Carlo Dall'Ava will lead a guided tour to the “prosciutto learning center DOK”, and along with his staff, will explain the correct complements necessary to fully emphasise the taste of Italian prosciutto

The voyage calls at Koper, Split, Dubrovnik, Valletta, Messina, Sorrento and Civitavecchia (Rome). www.silversea.com

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