Personal Food Shopper

The places that the Italian food lovers all over the world would like to visit are not easy to find. Explore them now with our local experts.

August 27, 2015

The places that the italian food lovers all over the world would like to visit are not easy to find. Explore them now with our local experts.


Discover the best Italian products

Which is the favorite food market of Florentines, the most wanted grocery store in Milan, the most hidden bacaro of Venice or the foodies zone of Rome?

For those who would like to unlock the culinary hidden gems of four key Italian destinations – Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan – Westin Hotels & Resorts have prepared the tours guided by experienced personal food shoppers. A local food guide will embark you on a culinary discovery of the best gastronomic spots in town, sharing product knowledge and nutritional information, as well assistance on shipping the products best to your country.

A gourmet route in Rome

To draw an example, a gourmet route of our personal food shopper in Rome, Sarah May Grunwald, a Sommelier & Food Blogger, leads to discover Campo dei Fiori and Ghetto. Here you can visit “Beppe e i suoi Formaggi, the best cheese shop in the capital in her opinion, go through the stalls of the market of Campo dei Fiori, one of the richest in history in the heart of old Rome, where you can discover a variety of local vegetables, and cool down stopping at the Gelateria del Teatro, on Via dei Coronari, where there are also the antique shops of the city. These are only a few places you can unveil with Sarah.

Our personal food shoppers

A half-day tour, which is adaptable to the needs of small groups, from two to eight participants, during which Sarah, as well as her colleagues Silvia Moneti, a cook & personal food shopper, for Florence, Andrea Vigna, a chef and food blogger, for Milan and Helen White for Venice, tell the story of products, indicate the addresses of small food shops, explaining where to find the best wine labels, focusing on historic shops, wine bars, markets and restaurants.

Click through the gallery to get inspired.

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