Our tours were created to share with you the Italy we love in the way we like to travel – immersive local experiences with a focus on seasonal food and carefully crafted wines.
We’ve lovingly crafted Italy itineraries in hidden regions full of history, culture, and centuries’ old artisan traditions. You know, the ones where there are hilltop towns as far as the eye can see and ancient ruins around every corner. Where we do visit classic locations, we’ll show you their unexpected side – prepare to be amazed.
If you’ve ever wanted to see the picturesque places you’ve seen in movies or heard about on our podcast but were not sure how to go about it, this is your chance to dip your toes in. With easy connections to Italy’s major cities, you can add our tours onto a few days in Rome or Florence and have the ultimate Italian adventure exploring highlights and hidden gems.
If you’ve ever wanted to see the picturesque places you’ve seen in movies or heard about on our podcast but were not sure how to go about it, this is your chance to dip your toes in. Add our tours onto a few days in Rome or Florence and have the ultimate Italian adventure exploring the highlights and hidden gems.
“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.” – Goethe
Let this exciting Mediterranean island unfold its layers of history and adopted cultures in front of you as you savour every bite and sip of its bountiful produce. Prepare to be enchanted.
“The Langhe is a paradise, a giardino: pears, apples, pomegranates, chestnuts. Everything you could want to eat falling from a tree.” – Matt Goulding
And then there’s the wine. Italy’s premier wine region is a food lover’s paradise year round and home to royal palaces, castles and countless pretty towns.
“Real burrata is a creation of arresting beauty- white and unblemished on the surface, with a swollen belly and a pleated top.” – Matt Goulding
Cheese discovery is high on the list of must-have experiences in Puglia where we’ll also uncover unique architecture and dreamy coastal towns.
“My idea of heaven still is to drive the gravel farm roads of Umbria … very pleasantly lost.” – Frances Mayes
Italy’s green heart is a pocket of wonder between Rome and Tuscany. Here hilltop towns keep watch over Ancient Etruscan ruins rest alongside pilgrim routes and olive groves.
It’s important to us that you are the center of your vacation. We’re keeping our tours to a maximum of 14 participants so we can ensure your experience is special.
Accommodations on Tour
Guests on our tours stay in boutique 4 star accommodation where the emphasis is on local charm and considered luxury. Often we enjoy meals at our hotels who meet our exacting standards for exceptional seasonal produce and delicious local dishes. Breakfast (and coffee) are always included so you start the day as you mean to continue.
Food and Wine Experiences
Italian food is regional and seasonal, so you’ll have a different experience whether you visit in the spring when asparagus is sprouting or autumn’s truffle season. We work with restaurants, wineries and hotels who have the deepest respect for the provenance and preparation of local dishes.
Of course, where there is food in Italy, there is also wine. We’ve sought out up and coming and unique winemakers who refine their craft to make truly excellent wines.
The perfect souvenir is a beautifully crafted item made by someone who took the time to show you how it was made. We meet the makers so you understand the care and attention that went into making your ceramic plate, olive oil and other local crafts.