Your Guide to Authentic Italy

Helping you travel Italy like a local with authentic Italian food, wine, & Italy travel tips.

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YOUR GUIDE TO AUTHENTIC ITALY

Helping You Travel Italy like a Local With Authentic

Italian Food, Wine, & Italy Travel Tips

Helping You Travel Italy like a Local With Authentic Italian Food, Wine, & Italy Travel Tips

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The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Italy Lovers

The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Italy Lovers

The best gift for your special someone on Valentine’s Day is personal and romantic. If you have an Italy lover in your life, why not go with an item that will evoke the feeling of la dolce vita anywhere in the world? Bring home Italy with our top nine Valentine’s Day...

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A Guide to Puglia’s Most Famous Food and Wine

A Guide to Puglia’s Most Famous Food and Wine

Puglia is a traditionally agricultural region in the sun-soaked proverbial “heel” of the Italian boot, a mecca for homegrown Italian cuisine. Puglia is a traveler's dream for authentic cuisine, producing more wine than any other Italian region and around 40% of...

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How to Have a Better Italian Vacation

How to Have a Better Italian Vacation

You’ve looked forward to an Italian vacation for your entire life – you deserve to experience the country like a local, not a tourist! Being just another number making your way through a sea of tourists checking another item on their bucket list at a crowded Italian...

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The Best Wines From The Le Marche Region Of Italy

The Best Wines From The Le Marche Region Of Italy

Garnering accolades, such as the Best White Wine in the World, Le Marche’s wine production has not gone unnoticed by vinophiles. Bordered by 5 regions (Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Emilia-Romagna, and Lazio), Le Marche’s culinary identity is one that draws similarities...

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Explore Italy’s Best Kept Secret: the Le Marche Region

Explore Italy’s Best Kept Secret: the Le Marche Region

Searching for Italy's next Tuscany? Look no further! Hailed as all-of-Italy-wrapped up into one region, Le Marche is the perfect once-in-a-lifetime, bucket-list Italian destination for those of you that don’t want to spend all your time in the overcrowded touristy...

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How to Order Your Coffee Like a Local When Visiting Italy

How to Order Your Coffee Like a Local When Visiting Italy

Planning a trip to Italy as a coffee lover? You’re in for a treat!  Italy is renowned for its authentic coffee culture and the quality of its espresso (psst… it’s not e”x”presso). However, ordering coffee in Italy can be a bit different than ordering coffee in other...

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May Weather in Italy – and What to Wear

May Weather in Italy – and What to Wear

One of the many perks of planning a vacation to Italy in May is the gorgeous, mild spring climate. It’s a great time to travel, especially for those who can’t stand the heat. However, with May weather in Italy ranging from a few leftover April showers at the start, to...

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The Most Underrated City to Visit in Italy

The Most Underrated City to Visit in Italy

What’s the first city that comes to mind when you think of Italy? You probably think of Rome and its Colosseum, Florence, Milan, or the canal city of Venice.  While these are beautiful locations and can be worth a visit in your lifetime, these cities are unfortunately...

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How to Plan a Trip to Italy – Without the Crowds!

How to Plan a Trip to Italy – Without the Crowds!

Are you finally ready to start planning that dreamy bucket-list Italian adventure? Maybe you’re thinking of Rome, Venice, Milan – or Sting’s Villa in Tuscany, featured in the latest issue of Conde Nast! In reality, many of these locations only have a good reputation...

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The Best Pizza in Rome, Italy – and where to find it

The Best Pizza in Rome, Italy – and where to find it

The history of Roman Pizza is a young one, beginning just after the end of WWII. Pizza in Italy gained popularity outside of Naples starting in the 1950’s. This was a time when new pizza making techniques appeared and when a new kind of pizza emerged that was made to...

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Do’s and Don’ts in Italy – Etiquette for Tourists

Do’s and Don’ts in Italy – Etiquette for Tourists

Preparing for a trip to Italy? Then you’re probably asking yourself: “How do I not look like a tourist in Italy?!” or “What if I do something embarrassing?!”  As an Italian and local expat with over 30 years of combined expertise in traveling Italy, we’re here to let...

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How to Travel by Train in Italy – A Local’s Guide

How to Travel by Train in Italy – A Local’s Guide

Train travel in Italy can be a great experience once you know how to navigate the logistics and understand its limitations. With the modernization of trains, Italy boasts one of the best travel systems in Europe. Italy’s two largest cities, Rome and Milan, are now...

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BEST FOOD AND WINE TOURS IN ITALY

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“I wanted an authentic experience as a local in Italy. Giovanni and Chantelle absolutely exceed my expectations!”

“Chantelle and Giovanni are a very insightful, educated, cultured husband-wife team.  From the moment they greeted me at the airport, I felt like a friend. A friend that they looked out for and introduced to their local Italian friends who were also lovely, friendly, and local experts. I wanted an authentic experience as a local in Italy and this experience with Giovanni and Chantelle ABSOLUTELY exceeded my expectations.  Chantelle and Giovanni will forever hold a place in my heart”

STEPHANY BRANHAM

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

“Giovanni & Chantelle personally guided us.  After having been to Italy multiple times, I can honestly say no other experience compares to the one provided by Giovanni & Chantelle.  With their local knowledge we were able to experience food & restaurants we would not have discovered on our own.”

KELLY SERVINSKI

Squamish, BC, CANADA

“When I lost my luggage, Giovanni took his personal time to help me sort things out, it really showed how much they care about their clients.  They really went above and beyond the scope of the tour.”

RACHELLE HYNES

Squamish, BC, CANADA

“It was a life-changing trip!”

What an amazing experience! This was my mom’s first trip to Europe and she can’t stop talking about it.

Chantelle and Giovanni introduced us to an abundance of upscale, indulgent, fresh Italian food every single day.

I’ve been to Europe three times before and this was easily my favorite trip!

MICHELLE GRASEK

Seneca Falls, NY, USA

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