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.
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.
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.
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.
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.