Looking for an authentic travel experience in Italy or want to learn Italian? Here are some of our favorite Instagram followers that offer unique Italy tours and experiences. No more crowded busses and packed itineraries! You’ll enjoy Italy like a local. Let us know if you try one.
The Italian on Tour
Perfect for food and wine lovers, Chantelle and Giovanni have got you covered with their small group Italian tours. Sit back and relax while they take care of the rest. With The Italian on Tour, you can avoid the touristy parts of Italy, experience the intimacy of a small group tour, and gain insight into the local Italian culture and cuisine. They even have gourmet gluten-free tours too!
Valeria – Italian Teacher
Want to learn more about the Italian language? With Valeria, she aims to help her students learn Italian so they can be independent and connect with the Italian community and identity. She can help you out, whether it’s with her free ebook and audio, or booking a discovery call.
Positano Home Cooking (Positano)
Join Positano Home Cooking for a unique culinary journey that offers some of the most outstanding flavors in food and wine. They aim to introduce both dishes and wines that complement each other perfectly with recipes that use only sustainable local produce. It is a perfect opportunity to take part in a class with friends and family, or participate solo with a small group of no more than 10 people. There, you can enjoy this small and personal experience overlooking the entire Positano Riviera.
Want some adventure while getting a good workout in? Meant for active travelers, Ciclismo Classico allows you to bike sea to sea across the Italian peninsula through Puglia, Basilicata, Campania and Calabria. This tour is for the person who wants something off the beaten path, enjoying nature and activity. It is a 12-day adventure that will allow you to experience “old world” hospitality from local Southern Italians.
Bluestar Positano (Positano)
Enjoy private boat excursions along the Amalfi Coast and Capri Island with Bluestar Positano. Great for a small group of people, you’ll get an intimate view of Positano as well as get the history and information during your excursion. Not only will you see the breathtaking sights on the water, you also have plenty of time to swim, see grottos, eat, drink, and relax. Bluestar Positano’s co-owner Elisabeth was even featured in our Chat and Expat series. You can read the interview here, or watch it on our YouTube channel!
Perfect for street food lovers, Streaty Tours is just for you! Their tours are meant for curious travelers and adventurous foodies who can’t wait to try traditional food and learn everything about the local culture without the touristy fluff. They have one of the most authentic street food experiences in all of Italy, and are the Top 25 worldwide on TripAdvisor for the past two years. Help them to support small family-run businesses and save Italian street food traditions. They are located all across Palermo, Catania, Naples, Venice, Florence, and Rome.
Florence Fashion Tour (Florence)
Are you a fashionista wanting to get in touch with one of the biggest fashion capitals in Italy? The Florence Fashion Tour is just the tour for you! They have shopping tours, fashion walking tours, image counseling, and personal shopping. Luckily for you, you can discover the Italian style authentically in Florence or online.
Bella Vita Travels
Bella Vita Travels is a small team of luxury travel specialists whose goal is to design tailor-made vacations of a lifetime for their clients. They handle every aspect of your vacation from the moment you land until your departure. Their partners, whether it be a 5-star hotel, art history scholar, or local chef, have been hand-picked to provide a luxurious experience.
Prestelli Sicily Tours (Sicily)
For the wine lovers out there, you can appreciate this private full-day tour with Prestellei Sicily Tours. On this tour, you will discover Sicily’s renowned volcanic area in Mount Etna while visiting three of their most popular wineries. Get picked up at your hotel and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to see villages, fruit orchards, and churches between winery visits. You can also sample regional specialties from cheeses to salami alongside the wine tastings.
Brindisi Col Mare (Puglia)
Interested in some active travel by the beach? Brindisi Col Mare offers kayaking, canoeing, recreational diving, paddleboarding, sailing and so much more all along the coast of Brindisi. They are a non-profit organization committed to raising the level of knowledge and awareness of the value of the marine world in all aspects to encourage the care and protection of public and private bodies of water.