Walking tour Portoferraio Elba

NEW! Five-Day Guided Tour of the Island of Elba

Trekking with the Medici family and Napoleon along magnetic mountains and pristine beaches Dear fellows, I am excited to share with you this new tour to Elba Island.  Elba is an island that deserves to be walked, possessing a magnificent coast of cliffs, beaches and coves. This 5-day, 4-night tour will lead you to discover the…

Slow travel in practice

There is much ado about “Slow Travel”: it is often used as a brand name without a proper understanding of what the term really means. On paper, Slow Travel is an offshoot of the Slow Food movement – a focus on local farming, regional cuisine, communal meals and traditional food preparation methods that began in…

Tasting in a vineyard

No, Italy has not closed its borders to tourists until 2021

These last months have been dramatic for WalkItalyTours: several bookings have been cancelled, and guests from Australia, South Africa and the UK were forced to modify their trips, both guided and self-guided tours, so the last thing we wanted to hear was that Italy was keeping its borders closed! There were reports that Dario Franceschini,…

Cooking classes in rome for the whole family

Get ready for a new taste experience in Rome!

WalkItalyTours has joined forces with Fabiolous Cooking Day to offer food tours and cooking classes in Rome. With Fabiolous Cooking Day, you can experience the essence of Italian cuisine on a journey where you’ll discover new flavors while enjoying a sample of genuine Roman life. Our English-speaking chefs and tour leaders are professional and engaging,…

Italian Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar tours in Italy: the last chances…

Ciao dear fellow travellers What happened to the Italian balsamic vinegar? The European Union Court decided on December 4th 2019 that anyone could use the words “Vinegar” and “Balsamic” without prejudice for the Italian producers association. The first European competitor is a German firm with 500 Million Euro annual turnover, the same turnover of the…

Where have I been? Planning for 2020 (of course)

Ciao dear fellow travellers! Many of you have asked where I have been since the last tour in Sardinia? Easy: I am planning and developing new itineraries in new locations with ingenuity and fantasy. This is the case for 5-days Elba Island Grand Tour starting from “Napoleon’s house sits bright and happy in a coat…

Do not follow Google Map in Sardinia: take WalkItalyTours

The recent article on The Guardian “Mayor of Sardinian village blames Google Maps for lost tourists” underlines the dangers to follow Google Map in Ogliastra area Supramonte. Rescuers in Baunei called out 144 times in past year to save visitors from impassable roads. We have been in Supramonte in these days and we did not…

A tour without travellers is not a journey

I am so much convinced of this title that I want to share with you some comments of the travellers who joined our 2019 October tour in South Tuscany. Their thoughts are the biggest rewards for me: The first night at the fortress gave a “wow” factor that wasn’t expected, a fantastic start to the…