Private Wine Estate Tours
Umbria, Tuscany and central Italy produce outstanding wines. While wine trails and vineyards are well marked, our local English-speaking Wine Experts can guide you to plan the perfect day of wine tasting in the most beautiful of sceneries.
A few of the areas, wine estates, cantinas loved by our guests and us are:
- Montefalco, home to Caprai Societa and Antonelli San Marco
- Torgiano, with Cantina Giorgio Lungarotti
- Orvieto, including Decugnano Dei Barbi, Pallazone, Vallesanta Barberani and Marchesi Antinori
This is just a sampling of the world-class wineries in the area. Our guides know the winemakers personally and can arrange the most intimate of wine tours where you will be welcomed with open arms.
Private Regional Tours of Umbria
Our local expert guides live in the area and their knowledge and expertise make for truly memorable tours. Full and half-day tours are available. You can divide the day however you please. We’ll put together a wonderful perfectly paced itinerary including such gems as: Assisi, Orvieto, Narni, Todi, Gubbio, Perugia, Montefalco and more.
You can enjoy a half-day historical tour, followed by a local lunch, and an afternoon of private wine tasting, shopping for linens in Montefalco or world-renowned hand painted ceramics in Deruta. Or a tasting at the Perugina Chocolate factory. And don’t forget the castles, basilicas, medieval borgos with charming winding streets and hidden trattorias in Umbria’s hilltop towns. Each have their own unique charm and are rich in history, art, and have amazing shopping.
Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence – we can design and organize for you a tour in virtually any destination in Italy. Perhaps, you’re flying into Milan and out of Rome – we can help you see the best of Italy all along the way.
We can create an itinerary for you in Italy that combines the best of city tours and off the beaten track attractions that revolves around your specific interests. Our experienced guides can create a classic tour for you or develop a custom program.
Private Cooking Classes
Learn to cook like an Umbrian! Join in the fun while learning to cook traditional delicious Italian cuisine in a private authentic kitchen. Classes are casual and informative. You will learn the basics of Umbrian cuisine including key ingredients and techniques. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced chef, the fun begins with the cooking lesson and then eating together what you cooked with delicious local wines. We can tailor the menu to your request; a full course dinner, pizza or simply desserts – the choice is yours! Classes can be arranged in your kitchen, off-site in the chef’s home or a professional kitchen.
What could be better than a private masseuse coming to your home-away-from-home in Italy? We can arrange that and also a private esthetician and manicurist. We can arrange visits to historical and modern spas as well.
A relaxing walk in the Italian countryside can be very enjoyable on your own however your experience will be greatly enhanced with a local guide. Learn about the regional flora and fauna – how and where you find wild asparagus, truffles and, of course, the cinghiale (wild boar). Our local guides will give you insight in to all this and more. We will select the perfect trail offering a variety of beautiful landscapes and lush vegetation – to suit all fitness levels.
Bicycle Rentals and Guided Bike Tours
Exploring Umbria, Tuscany, and central Italy by bike is a wonderful way to experience the beautiful countryside dotted with castles and medieval towns. We can arrange guided tours with fully qualified, licensed guides and provide all the equipment necessary for your adventure. Our professional guides take care of every detail, so you and your group can just enjoy the scenery. Full or half-day routes with pick-up and return service available.
Intimate celebrations, weddings, family reunions, private catered dinners, open-air events – we can help you arrange it all.
We have extensive experience in corporate event planning in Italy. We understand the importance of a successful program – the venue, the itinerary, the meals and accommodation, the equipment, the transportation, appropriate theme events. Whether it’s a corporate retreat or an incentive trip – we know what it takes to deliver an outstanding experience.
Create Your Own Event and/or Theme Week
Are you looking for a gorgeous Italian villa to host a writer’s retreat or a week dedicated to painting? Then create your own theme week or event with us! Whether it’s nature walks, biking, horseback riding, wine tasting or thermal spas – let us know your idea and we will propose a program and pricing details.
We have art instructors available in painting, sculpture and ceramics. We can make your trip memorable by offering insight to great locations and inspirational settings, as well as managing your general itinerary. Your focus will be dedicated to creativity and ours on your satisfaction.
Italian Language Courses
Learning Italian is fun in a gorgeous setting and with the right teacher. We can organize one to four-week intensive language programs for you or your group including accommodation, meals and itinerary planning.
Whether it’s guided trail rides through the beautiful Italian countryside, riding lessons on the farm or a comprehensive weeklong program offering both; we will coordinate your requirements with an accredited local riding center, giving full consideration to your skill level.
Learn the ancient skills of gardening in Italy. Our professional gardener will demonstrate garden layouts for varied landscapes. What should you plant, when, why and how? This course will provide new insights that you can take home on how to garden like an Italian.
Pilates and Yoga
Let us plan an invigorating week for your group in the Italian countryside. Class schedules leave plenty of time for afternoon touring or relaxing. We have instructors available to meet your group’s level.