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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Everything You Need to Know About the Venice Entry Fee

Everything You Need to Know About the Venice Entry Fee

On April 25, 2024, Venice officially launched an entry fee to stop overcrowding on busy tourism weekends.  The fee is five euros and applies to visitors entering the city during the hours of 8:30AM-4:00PM on the following dates:  April 25-30 May 1-5, 11-12, 19-19,...

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8 Must-Visit Hidden Gems of Rome

8 Must-Visit Hidden Gems of Rome

When you think of Rome, iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Vatican City, and Trevi Fountain probably come to mind. And rightfully so—these architectural marvels stand as timeless symbols of the Eternal City's history. However, for travelers seeking to dive deeper...

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Best Italian Food Festivals: A Local’s Guide

Best Italian Food Festivals: A Local’s Guide

In Italy, there’s always a reason to celebrate! And that typically means food & wine. Food & wine festivals happen year-round across Italy, whether it’s to celebrate the harvest of seasonal food or a regional wine, or to bring together an international...

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The Ultimate Guide to Puglia: Weather, Cuisine & Culture

The Ultimate Guide to Puglia: Weather, Cuisine & Culture

With over 600 miles of coastline, several historic towns and UNESCO heritage sites, and indulgent cuisine and wine, it’s no wonder that Puglia has become a popular destination for international travelers in the last few years. Puglia is a great alternative to the...

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The Local’s Guide to Lake Como

The Local’s Guide to Lake Como

Lake Como, or Lago di Como, located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, is one of the country's most renowned destinations. The Y-shaped lake has a 100-mile shoreline with several charming villages. Contrary to popular belief, a trip to Lake Como is not as...

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The Best Italian Cultural Festivals: A Local’s Guide

The Best Italian Cultural Festivals: A Local’s Guide

Italy is undoubtedly a place of unparalleled cultural richness and history, best experienced during one of its many cultural festivals. From more popular, globally renowned events like Carnevale in Venice to smaller festivals in Italy’s hidden corners, there’s...

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The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Easter in Italy

The Ultimate Food Lover’s Guide to Easter in Italy

In Italy, Easter—or Pasqua—is a major national holiday celebrated on the first Sunday following the Spring Equinox’s first full moon. And Easter isn’t only celebrated on Sunday. It’s a week-long celebration with many religious processions and rituals, culminating in...

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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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“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

“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

“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

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