The Pilgrim Experience on Via Francigena
Live the Pilgrim experience on the Via Francigena and walk the amazing path from Gambassi Terme to Cellole in the heart of Tuscany!
Walk one of the most beautiful pieces of the Pilgrim’s Way from Gambassi Terme to Cellole. You will pass through vineyards and hidden medieval villages and stop at a local winery to visit the cellar and then enjoy a well-deserved picnic lunch. Once in Cellole, meet your driver for a brief transfer to San Gimignano: admire the towers and wander its ancient lanes with antique stores and art galleries before returning to Florence.
Rome by Night
As the sun goes down, experience Rome at its most romantic
Join your guide to experience Rome’s monuments lit up like a theater stage. Make your way from the majestic Vittoriano monument to Michelangelo’s Piazza del Campidoglio, and the Colosseum to Vatican City, ending the tour at Fontana di Trevi, where you can toss a coin and make a wish in this iconic Roman monument.
Ischia & Procida Yacht Tour
Cruise to the thermal oasis of Ischia and the fishermen’s island of Procida on your private yacht.
Meet your English-speaking captain and cruise to the Isle of Ischia, dropping anchor if you wish for a quick swim. After your captain’s introduction to the island, dock at one of its port. You will then continue on to Procida, a delightful fishermen’s island with a timeless Mediterranean atmosphere.
Cooking in Bologna – Mani in Pasta & Market Tour
Experience Bologna’s culinary culture first-hand and dine with your gracious hosts…
Today’s tour starts with a visit to the shops and markets in Bologna’s historic center, followed by a hands-on cooking lesson with some of Bologna’s most entertaining chefs. You’ll learn the secret to making homemade pasta as well as several succulent sauces, and dine on the fruits of your labor accompanied by wine from nearby vineyards.
Walking Through the Green Way
Go off the beaten track on the picturesque Greenway hiking path
Join your guide to hike the Greenway, a ten-mile hiking path through wooded slopes and charming villages on Lake Como’s shore. As you make your way from Menaggio to Lenno, take a detour to the Monte di Ossuccio pilgrimage site with its baroque chapels and terracotta statues before returning to Menaggio by public ferry.
Private Visit, Lunch & Wine Tasting at Tenuta San Francesco
Venture into the rugged Lattari hills for a vineyard visit with a difference…
In the dramatic landscape behind the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, meet Bove family at the estate Tenuta San Francesco. Enjoy a tour of the Tenuta with the proprietor himself, before continuing by car amid the estate’s other vineyards for an five-course alfresco lunch in the canteen lovingly prepared by his wife Eva and a tasting of Tenuta San Francesco’s best-loved DOC wines.
Full Day Motor Yacht La Maddalena Cruise
Cruise the amazing La Maddalena Archipelago in style on a private yacht…
Step aboard your motor yacht at Porto Cervo for a cruise in the Archipelago of La Maddalena with your English-speaking captain. Highlights include captivating Cappuccini Island, the eerie rock formations of Capo d’Orso and secluded islands and coves only accessible by boat – don’t forget your swimsuit! Call into port at La Maddalena for a browse and a bite in a trattoria recommended by your Captain.
Ruins of Pompeii
Relive the days of Ancient Rome in the eerie ruins of Pompeii…
Join your driver to venture down the Amalfi Coast to Pompeii. This once vibrant port town comes to life as your guide shares intriguing tales and you discover its basilicas and baths, its elaborate mosaics, detailed frescoes and private homes. This insightful tour will give you a unique glimpse of life for the average Roman.
Food & Wine Tasting in the Sardinian South-West
Enjoy an immersive journey in the Sardinian South-West, one of the wildest authentic and less known areas of Sardinia…
Start with a visit to to S’Ortu Mannu in Villamassargia with its centuries-old olive trees. Enjoy a nice food and wine tasting in the close bio-architectural house to finally explore spectacular views of the most highly concentrated areas of mining history in Italy: beautiful cliffs and ruins of abandoned mining buildings. You will then visit Porto Flavia: a masterpiece of mining engineering unique in the world, in a spectacular location and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Olive Oil & Ostuni Cycling Tour
Stroll among centuries-old olive trees and travel back in time to the “White City”…
After a tour, tasting and glimpse of 1,000-year-old ‘ulivi millenari’ at a local masseria, enjoy lunch at an authentic Trattoria in the old town of Ostuni. Before returning to your hotel, stroll with your guide through this legendary “white city” with its labyrinthine alleyways, distinctive whitewashed houses and charming piazze.
Walking Tour Matera
Explore one of Italy’s most unique heritage sights with your expert local guide…
One of the oldest continually inhabited settlements in the world, Matera was home to cave dwellers from early hunters and gatherers to the current entrepreneurs trying to preserve this unique heritage. Join your expert guide to visit the rock-hewn churches, stairways and alleys, stopping at the insightful exhibits of Casa Grotta and Casa Noha.
Umbrian Cooking Lesson
Enjoy a cooking class celebrating age-old Umbrian traditions on a family farm…
Venture into the lush Valnerina countryside to experience Umbria’s culinary traditions and inimitable way of life at a family-run farm. You’ll enjoy a cooking class and lunch featuring traditional Umbrian ingredients like farro, lentils and saffron as well as the farm’s amazing black truffles and local wine. The tour finishes with visits to a few local food artisans on the way home.
Gondola & Appetizer on Board
Experience Venice at dusk in a gondola and enjoy a Venetian aperitivo on board.
Nothing says Venice like a gondola rowed by a stripe-shirted oarsman and the evening ritual of aperitivo. Your English-speaking assistant will escort you to your awaiting Gondola and Gondolier, experience an amazing gondola ride complete with prosecco and tasty tapas-like canapés called cicchetti as you cruise along intertwining secret canals.
L’Aperitivo di Milano
Join your guide for a glimpse of a sacred Italian tradition – the aperitivo…
In Italy, aperitivo is sacred – the evening hour when people put away their daily cares and socialize with friends over drinks. Trust your guide to know all the new hotspots and traditional favorites offering the best drinks and food – from a few snacks served tableside to a full-on buffet – and give you some insider insight on Milan’s best sights.
Join your guide for a glimpse of one of Italy’s most sacred traditions – the aperitivo or, as Venetians say, the Bacaro Tour!
As the sun sets over the city’s canals, experience Venice’s sacred aperitivo hour. Rely on your expert guide to mix trendsetting hotspots with traditional watering holes, where drinks are served with snacks known as cicheti. Between one “cicheto” and another you will become part of the real Venetian atmosphere, through the most mysterious and historical places that usually no tourist knows about when not accompanied by a true Venetian.
Highlights of Taormina
Enjoy the architectural and historical highlights of the ‘Pearl of Sicily’…
Join your local guide to explore lovely Taormina and hear tales of its rich history and illustrious visitors over the centuries. The signature multicultural mix of Sicily is on display throughout: from the majestic Greek Theater and the Arab-Norman Palazzo Corvaja to the Baroque cathedral and the 19th-century Public Botanical Gardens.
Romantic Amalfi Coast Sunset Cruise
There’s no better way to enjoy the sunset than from your own private yacht…
Meet your English-speaking captain at the port and cast off for a sunset cruise. Early evening is the magical hour – the setting sun puts the craggy contours of the Sorrento Peninsula and the colorful cottages of the seaside towns in the best light. You’ll have the chance to take a dip in a quiet cove as you cruise and raise a glass of bubbly to the twinkling lights that dot the hills like a thousand fireflies on your way back to port…
Etna 4WD, Hiking & Wine Tasting
Explore Europe’s highest active volcano in a 4WD and taste traditional food and wine…
Today’s tour takes you off Mt Etna’s beaten track in a four-wheel drive with your naturalist guide. Experience the volcano’s lunar landscapes, lush pine forests and devastating history, before heading into Etna DOC wine country. At a local, award-winning winery, you will indulge in the estate’s fascinating history, zero-km delicacies and award-winning wines.
Mountain Bike to the Santa Croce Sanctuary
Follow in the pilgrim’s footsteps – on two wheels – to Santa Croce Sanctuary…
Join your cycling guide to pedal along the river to the stunning alpine meadows of Armentara, with the limestone peaks of the Sasso della Croce rising ahead of you. Stop for a lunch of traditional mountain fare at the little restaurant by the storied Church of Santa Croce before making your descent.
The Via Francigena from Colle Val D’Elsa to Monteriggioni
Today live the Pilgrim experience on the Via Francigena…
Today walk one of the most beautiful pieces of the Pilgrim’s Way from Colle Val D’Elsa to Monteriggioni. You will dive into nature following the path next to the Elsa river, you will come across steps, wooden fences, small crossing points and safety fences. Along the way you will stop to enjoy a well-deserved picnic lunch in the vineyard before continuing your walk to Monteriggioni, a special middle age village.
Eco-Farm visit, Picnic Lunch & Wine Tasting
Visit an Eco-Farm overlooking the sea and enjoy a picnic with local products followed by an exclusive wine experience…
Visit La Portofinese Eco-Farm overlooking the “Bay of the English”, you will have the chance to enjoy including the bee garden, vineyards, olive trees and butterfly area. The visit is followed by an appreciative picnic tasting experience of their local products including their craft beer “La Portofinese”, sampling of Portofino’s very own honey and other local products. This tour also includes an exclusive wine tasting guided by their expert enologist.
Exclusive Pizza Napoletana – Making Lesson & Lunch
Go behind the scenes one of Naples’ most renowned pizzerias for a master class
Enzo Coccia is renowned in culinary circles for his love of pizza and a family of master pizzaiolos. Join his team in the kitchen to prepare a classic Pizza Margherita as well as several other savory and stuffed varieties. After dining on your DIY pizza straight from the wood-burning stove, a souvenir apron, baseball cap and t-shirt are yours to keep.
Ca Del Sol – Mask Making
Discover the craftsmanship behind Venice’s iconic carnival masks…
Join your guide to discover the fascinating history of this Venetian icon and its role in the decadent carnival celebrations. Then, make your own papier-mâché mask with a professional mascarero using leather, brocade, crystals and paint. The resulting masterpiece is yours to take home as a special souvenir of the ‘Floating City’.
Yacht Tour of Capri
The best way to experience the stunning Isle of Capri is from the water…
On this half day tour, your English-speaking captain is at your full disposal to tailor this experience to your wishes. After boarding your private yacht, you’ll cruise past the rocky outcrops and along the jagged coastline of the world’s favorite island and stop off wherever your fancy strikes for a swim in the crystal blue waters.
Rapallo Foodie Tour
Join your host to peak behind the gastronomic scenes of lovely Rapallo…
Known locally as the Pearl of the Tigullio Gulf, Rapallo prides itself in showcasing the best of Ligurian cuisine. Join your host to visit the city’s foodie highlights, from the vibrant food market to an artisanal pasta factory and a renowned focaccia baker to an interesting bottega, where you’ll learn the secret to making authentic pesto alla Genovese and sample pandolce with a sweet Moscato from nearby Portofino.
Casa Emma Cooking Class
Enjoy a master class in pasta, pizza and tiramisù making at the celebrated Casa Emma winery…
Venture to the heart of Chianti for a cooking lesson at the picturesque Casa Emma winery, including a tour of the cellars and charming frantoio, or oil mill. The experience culminates with a meal based on the fruits of your labor as well as a tasting of 5 estate wines. Apron and recipe book are yours to take home!
Secret Siena with Contrada Experience
Discover Siena and its contrade on this introductory walking tour…
Join your local guide for a half-day tour of stunning Siena. Well-known for its annual Palio races, the city displays the colors and symbols of the racing contrade all year round. Your tour includes the 13th century Cathedral, Piazza del Campo and the opportunity to enjoy a visit to a local contrada to discover its traditions and secrets.
La Scala Exclusive
Go behind the scenes at the iconic La Scala opera house in the heart of Milan…
Join your guide for an in-depth tour of Teatro alla Scala, one of the world’s leading opera houses. From the opulent interiors and box seats to an exhibit on Mario Botta’s highly debated 2004 renovations and the impressive fly tower, this tour will make the rich history and vibrant present of Milan’s favorite theater come to life.
FIAT 500 “Rome Street Art Tour”
Today go off the beaten track and discover the arty side of Rome on a vintage FIAT 500!
The Eternal City is not just ancient ruins and baroque churches as it has recently experienced a boom in Street Art! Discover the contemporary vibes of Rome with your local guide in a FIAT 500, admiring the unforgettable street art and the neighborhoods of Tor Marancia, Porto Fluviale, Garbatella, Ostiense and many more! Do not forget your camera, you will go hunting for murals in the most unconventional neighborhoods of Rome.
Palermo Street Food Tour
Dive into Sicily’s unique food culture on an authentic street food tour…
Experience Palermo’s ubiquitous street food with your expert local guide. You’ll discover the unique multicultural history of favorite foods, like the Arab chickpea fritters “panelle” and the Jewish sweet-and-sour “caponata”, and sample (if you dare!) weird concoctions like sandwiches made with cow spleen or ice cream!
Lake Como Bike & Wine Tour
Today enjoy your very special wine and bike experience with your local expert guide!
Today you will ride with your e-bike toward the Northern tip of the lake for a 28km one-way ride on traffic-free roads and paths. The terrain is mixed between bike paths, old mule tracks, and lakeside trails, with a continuous up and down elevation and constant lake views as we pass through old villages and hidden streets. Stop at Cantina Sorsasso, one of the very few places that produces wine in this area, for a special wine tasting and lunch in family environment and with a fantastic panorama!
Vintage Vespa “Roma By Night”
Experience Rome by night on an iconic Italian scooter – a vintage Vespa…
Whiz past Rome’s monuments lit up like a theater stage in an evening tour on the scooter the NY Times called “the most completely Italian product since the Roman Chariot.” With your expert guide at the controls, you’ll see such beautifully illuminated sights as the Colosseum, Piazza Navona and Trastevere, stopping for a game of truth or dare at Bocca della Verità.
Gastronomic Turin Tour
Experience the tastes and traditions that put Turin on the gastronomic map…
Join your guide and proud local to explore Turin at its most delicious, starting – as all good meals in the city do – at the vibrant Porta Palazzo market. The tour continues with tastings at a local cheese shop, a local pastry shop and a traditional chocolatier for the renowned gianduiotto pralines, learning the city’s culinary history as you go.
Archeological Trekking at Valley of Temples
An active trekking experience through the local countryside, Valley of Temples and Kolymbetra garden…
Join your expert local guide for a special trekking experience along the ancient Greek roads and through centuries-old olive and almond trees, prickly pears and agaves. Enjoy visiting the beautiful Garden of the Kolymbetra as well as Valley of temples during this special tour that combines nature, history and some active exercises…
Afternoon Gourmet Walk
Explore the sights, tastes and smells of Bologna’s rich culinary history…
Join your guide to explore Bologna at its most delicious: from the medieval market to a range of family-run food establishments. Among other treats, you’ll sample torta di riso at a traditional bakery and learn the fascinating history of mortadella at Beccari’s Salsamenteria. Your guide will be at your disposal to tailor the tour to your personal preferences!
Wineries, Oil and Cheese producer in Tuscany
Enjoy the rolling hills and vineyard views of Chianti…
Head for the Tuscan hills in this full-day tour, cruising through Chianti. Your expert guide and driver – a proud Toscano – will entertain you en route with stories of the people and the land, recommend wineries, trattorias and artisanal food producers to visit and find just the right spot to shoot some stunning photos of this unparalleled landscape. Explore picturesque towns like Gaiole, Radda and Greve, spot the many hilltop castles dotting the horizon and stop off along the way to sample some of Italy’s best food and wine.
Tre Cime di Lavaredo Loop
Enjoy a loop hike around the iconic Tre Cime peaks and traditional mountain fare…
Join your expert mountain guide for an outdoor adventure with easy terrain and stunning views of the craggy peaks of Tre Cime di Lavaredo. During your hike, you’ll enjoy the totally unique landscape and poignant reminders of WWI in this “open-air museum”, before stopping at a charming rifugio for some traditional mountain fare.
Verona By Night
Dive into Verona’s exciting nightlife with your local expert guide.
This evening explore the wonderful nightlife areas in the heart of Verona. Immerse yourself in this unique atmosphere; enjoy a refreshing cocktail and meeting a couple of your guide’s friends after dinner!
Cycling Tour of Lecce
Experience the rich cultural history of the Baroque city of Lecce on two wheels…
Enjoy an easy bike tour through the most beautiful squares of Lecce, surrounded by sumptuous palaces and baroque churches, discovering the most evocative and hidden alleys and courtyards, then stretching towards the parks and historic villas surrounding the city. Along the way you will also have the opportunity to admire some historic villas, signs of a sumptuous past of some Salento landowner families.
Be a Tuscan Cowboy for a day
Enjoy a very special experience at La Forra Riding Club…
The Buttero is not only a heroic character representing the symbol of an ancient land, such as Maremma, he is above all the guardian of the 1000 year old secrets of his trade. Experience the thrill of moving the Maremma cows. You will be introduced to the characteristics of the Maremma saddles, the traditions and daily work of the “buttero”. Understand the important aspects of the breeding of Maremma cows and of course at the end of your ‘live as a local experience’, enjoy a fabulous lunch at the estate’s restaurant!