Off the Beaten Strada

Leader in Unique, Boutique, Small Group Tours of Italy

Interest-based Small Group Tours in Italy ...

Our approach to experiencing Italy is quite different than most. We believe that one-size-fits-all sightseeing tours are just not for everyone, so we instead combine authentic Italian culture with your interest. From couples' tours and women's getaways to art retreats and culinary adventures, our interest-based tours and retreats are designed for like-minded travelers who wish to experience Italy as an insider, in their own special way. Although we venture to spectacular places, like Venice, Rome and Cinque Terre, our specialty is the regions of Tuscany and Umbria - where we live.


Our philosophy of travel is also unique. We believe that less is more, so we don't pack too much into our tours. Plus we partner and collaborate only with Italians (in other words, we keep it real) and we specialize in authentic, cultural experiences (nothing touristy or "canned"). Because we focus our time and attention on the places we know and love, rather than multiple destinations, we're able to offer in-depth, culturally-rich, small group tours in Italy at an astonishing value.


Our small group tours are truly small (no more than 14), owner led and always include experiences that are personalized, customized and not found in guidebooks. From private guided tours, irresistible village walks and oh-so-fun cooking lessons to top-notch wine tastings, amazing artisan demonstrations and entertaining operettas, our boutique-style, small group tours include activities (often with friendly, local Italians) that allow our guests to experience Italy as an insider.

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