7 day tours
You will wander through local markets, delightful piazzas, enjoy a wine tasting of award winning wines and be brought face to face with a vibrant and attractive way of life that has deep roots in an ancient past while admiring the many architectural and artistic features that enrich the central and southern provinces of Italy.
Guided itineraries in Umbria to impressive locations within the towns where Etruscan arches, Roman architecture and Renaissance frescoes form a fascinating collage. The itinerary explores regions rich in an extraordinary wealth of history, art and some of the oldest architecture in Europe.
Puglia has some of the brightest seas, most diverse architecture and most mouthwatering cuisine in all of Italy. The characteristic trullo, whitewashed limestone teepees in and around Alberobello, Locorotondo a round nest of a village where everything is white, Ostuni's sea breezes and sculpted baroque portals, Baroque in all its theatrical, indulgent, luxuriant excess on the golden limestone churches and palaces of Lecce
The towering mountains of the Abruzzo are perhaps Italy's last frontier, with inaccessible hilltowns emerging from forests that still provide refuge to wolves and bears. It is a place which will magically transport you back in time without renouncing any of life’s pleasures. Excellent meals of local produce will be included, and the whole package will be threaded together with insights on history, art, architecture and contemporary life.
Our selection of local cooking classes are based on a variety of recipes rooted in ancient tradition and some of the finest natural produce in Italy with the the accent always on genuine flavours. Events often include seasonal ventures into food foraging, truffle hunting, cheese or wine making or oil pressing according to the time of year and cellar wine tastings of Montefalco's award winning Sagrantino wines.
Explore small towns and villages in the area around Taormina and visit Catania, Siracusa, and the slopes of Mount Etna. The tour includes daily visits and activities that present you with a real life version of living in Sicily.
Umbria is a dream landscape of serene valleys and fortified hill towns, vineyards and olive groves, in a setting of unsurpassed beauty nestling at the heart of the Italian peninsula. The itinerary takes you on guided walks through a landscape of extraordinary and uncontaminated beauty, of softly undulating mountains, following ancient trails laid by hermits, saints, peasants and pilgrims.