Journal 2017-10-17T15:45:07+00:00

Hiking the Amalfi Coast in April 2019

“Closer to heaven than to earth” is how the Amalfi coastline has been described.  It certainly feels that way to us, waking in lovely towns perched on high, or alongside the sea. Fragrant lemon trees are everywhere, and colorful bougainvilleas accentuate the balustrades. One feels the thousands of years of  geographical, political and agricultural histo [...]

Marvels Of Western Tuscany

Tired of seeing or hearing about some of the more tried and true Tuscan routes? Wine trails and hilltop towns? Journey Through Italy is offering a brand new tour that beautifully fuses together the wild and wooly unknown corners of Tuscany: from the dazzling city of Lucca to the chestnut forests and huts of the Garfagnana area, including charming Barga; [...]

Dolomiti Photo Workshop

We are extremely excited about our Journey Through Italy + The Image Flow tour being offered this July that includes a special collaboration. Our Dolomiti Photography Workshop brings Journey Through Italy’s Director Lorenzo Acciai together with California-based instructor/landscape photographer Leanne Hansen for a rare opportunity to experience, learn a [...]

Sicilian Markets

Sicily is well known for being a place where theater comes to life— even  in everyday living. This can easily be seen at their numerous colorful outdoor  markets, a tradition dating back to the 9th century Saracen rule of the island, which explains their striking similarity to Arab souks: the sing song cadence to their words as they call out their wares [...]

Back From Our Chianti Tour!

We just got back from our Chianti Tour and once again are reminded how marvelous Tuscany is in the autumn! We all met in Florence for a fascinating tour of some small Renaissance jewels with Lise, our favorite Florentine art expert, and then made the pilgrimage to our countryside home for a delicious homemade dinner prepared by Aunties Alba and Anna. Th [...]

Tania’s Picnics

Tania, our chef, works her magic every day by preparing exquisite picnics for our guests. Each morning before our day starts she sets out in search of fresh local vegetables, meats, cheeses and whatever the surroundings may offer. While our guests are out hiking along unique trails and picturesque sceneries Tania will be setting up a feast. Our picnics [...]

Easter In Sicily

Easter week is referred to as Settimana Santa or Holy Week and features some of the most vibrant processions and festivals in Sicily. Many of these have roots in traditions that can be traced back to Spain and are incredibly colorful, taking place against a backdrop of atmospheric streets and squares. The mixture of religiosity, mysticism, lights, costu [...]

Welcome to Italy

This is a brief post where we would like to explain our philosophy and approach to traveling through Italy. We are native Italians and we have been leading tours for many years. We take pride for the marvelous place we were born in. Therefore we make every possible effort in showing our clients the hidden gems that are scattered throughout our peninsula [...]