Our small group tours in Italy were created to share with you the country we love and the way we like to travel – immersive local experiences with a focus on seasonal food and carefully produced wines.

We’ve lovingly crafted regional Italy itineraries in hidden pockets 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.

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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.

Our Destinations

tour of tuscany

Tuscany

“Tuscan reds and ochre hues, Olive greens and skies of blue, Sunlit valleys full of charm, Secluded homestead and hilltop farm” – Collette O’Mahony

The Tuscan countryside is full of treasures aching to be explored beyond the well trodden paths. Journey slow and awaken your senses under the Tuscan sun.

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tigelle lunch

Beyond Bologna

“This was the gastronomic heartland of Italy, where every inch of the fertile soil was cultivated. In Parma he visited shops festooned with hams...” – Anthony Capella

In Modena they are known for traditional balsamic vinegar and of course, there’s Parmigiano Reggiano (the King of Cheeses!). We taste them all and discover much more..

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tour of piedmont

Piedmont

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.

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cervo liguria

Liguria

The commonplace about Italian cooking is that it’s very simple; in practice, the simplicity needs to be learned, and the best way to learn it is to go to Italy and see it firsthand.”” – Bill Buford

Come join us in the land of pesto to learn how to cook the Italian way – plus visit pretty towns along the way

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puglia tour

Puglia

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.

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faraglioni capri

Capri

There was a magical timelessness to Capri. A special atmosphere, and a sense of history.” – Kitty Pilgrim

Capri is a dream that can only come true if you venture where the locals linger. On this journey we contrast the dramatic landscapes of the island with fascinating local culture.

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Umbria

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.

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trastevere rome tour

Hidden Rome

“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” – Giotto di Bondone

In Rome history seeps from every corner and cobblestone. You discover something incredible on every visit and we’re here to share our favorite sights, tastes and sounds of the Eternal city.

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Sicily

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.

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Small Groups

It’s important to us that you are the center of your vacation. We’re keeping our tours to a maximum of 10 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 like our cave hotel in Matera pictured above. 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

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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.

Artisan Connections

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.