Archaeology + Food


A new recipe for small-group travel to Italy

Unique tours for the culturally curious and the sophisticated palate.

Elifant Archaeo-Culinary Tours offers week-long trips that combine remarkable access to cultural and archaeological sites, truly expert leaders, and some of the best food in Italy. Our trips are a feast for the mind, soul, and body.



Windmills, cave dwellings, salt pans, cranu stumpatu*

Even on your umpteenth trip to Italy, we can still amaze you. Our themed cultural tours invite you to look at familiar places in a new light and discover much that is delightful
(and delicious). 

    *Hint: It’s for lunch.


April 1–8, 2019

The land of prosciutto di Parma, parmigiano-reggiano, aceto balsamico, and the real ragù bolognese is also the home of the glorious mosaics of Ravenna, many Etruscan and Roman remains, and so much more.

October 8–15, 2018

One of Italy’s most exotic regions, Sardinia is more than a playground for the rich. Come for curious prehistoric archaeology and foods found nowhere on the Boot.


Solo travelers welcome


At Elifant, there’s a seat for everyone at the table. 

History buffs. Art lovers. People who care about the who and the why of traditional food as well as the what. Elifant travelers are curious—and congenial. Many travel solo and enjoy meeting new people. And all appreciate a little pampering. 


Talk with us.

Is there a particular museum or site you don’t want to miss? A local specialty you’re eager to taste? We’re here to answer your questions, large and small.

Elizabeth Bartman and Maureen Fant
Principals, Elifant Archaeo-Culinary Tours

Smart. Challenging. Stylish. Always fun.