How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

You’ve booked your flight to Rome and settled on a hotel

Made your reservations in advance for the Vatican Museums…

Created the perfect packing list

Downloaded your Touramisu self-guided food tour along with any essential apps, like Wifi Italia.

The anticipation is starting to build.

Now you’re dreaming about limoncello-infused gelato. Thick slabs of pizza al taglio piled sky high with marinated Roman artichokes. The classic flavor of tiramisu with its decadent layers of mascarpone and coffee-drenched biscuits.

How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

You’re like a kid on Christmas Eve.

Why not stoke your pre-trip excitement with a simple Buon Viaggio party? Just invite your travel partners over for a night of cinema, cocktails, and charcuterie, Italian style.

We’ve got an easy Buon Viaggio party plan for whatever kind of trip your planning – be it a romantic Roman rendezvous for two, a girlfriend getaway, or a group adventure.

Romantic Rendezvous

Cinema:

Life is Beautiful

Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Cocktail:

Negroni
One part gin, one part Vermouth Rosso, and one part Campari, garnished with orange peel.

Charcuterie:

Start by arranging a few different types of cheeses on a smaller board. To keep with the Italian theme, choose pecorino and provolone, then add mortadella and prosciutto, marinated olives, pine nuts, melon, and fruit crisps.

How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

Girlfriend Getaway

Cinema:

Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck

Cocktail:

Bellini
Pour 2 oz fresh peach puree into a chilled champagne flute, add 4 oz Prosecco.

How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

Charcuterie:

Start with Italian cheeses like Parmigiano-Reggiano, taleggio, and buffalo mozzarella. Add salami, capicola, and bresaola. Round it out with roasted red peppers, grapes, honey, sliced ciabatta, and grissini.

How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

Group Adventure

Cinema:

Gladiator

Joaquin Phoenix, Russell Crowe

Cocktail:

Aperol Spritz

2 oz Prosecco, 1 1/4 oz Aperol, a splash of soda water. Serve over ice and garnish with an orange slice.

How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

Charcuterie:

When planning for a larger group, portion size is key. Usually three ounces of meat and cheese and three pieces of bread or crackers is enough. But, if this is going to be served as a meal, five ounces of each per person will work best.

How to Throw a Buon Viaggio Party Before Your Next Trip to Rome

For more on how to build the perfect charcuterie board check out the Gifts.com blog. They’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you mix and match meats, cheeses, and accompaniments for the ultimate hors d’oeuvres. Not only will your guests be impressed with the selection, they’ll be stoked for the upcoming trip.

Buon Viaggio! And don’t forget to send us a postcard!

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