Board the Feast Train Begin in Rome picking out the best trattoria or snack on take-out pizza Bianca. Take the train north to Tuscany to Florence for glorious feasting and sightseeing, perhaps with a stop in the somewhat quieter town of Siena. Visit a wine bar or two and perhaps sign up for a day tour of the area’s wineries. Spend your days visiting the wineries of Italy’s powerful red, the vineyards that produce Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscans. Next, reserve a sleeper berth and take the overnight train to Nice, connecting for Marseilles for a stop in Provence. Base yourself in Avignon or Arles – either allow easy trips to Rhône Valley wineries and lively farmers’ markets, like the superb one at Velleron. Take the morning train to Barcelona for a hearty Catalan dinner featuring tripe with chorizo or creamy gazpacho. In the morning pick up Jabugo ham at La Boqueria.