One-of-a-Kind,
Guided Culinary Adventures to Italy

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Welcome! Benvenuti!

My name is Francesca Montillo, the founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures. I'm a native Italian and American who's made it my career to show you the time of your life! Join me on my next culinary adventure or book a private, custom trip with me. No matter what, I'm here to be your Chief Travel Planner and Escort. Allow me to ensure your needs are met every step of the way while you see, taste, and experience all the flavors of Italy.

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Our Culinary Adventures:

Le Nostre Avventure Culinarie:

Don't put off having
the time of your life
a day longer.

You deserve this,
I want you to join me here!

How to Know if You'll Love
Traveling with Us

Come Sapere se Ami Viaggiare Con Noi

You Love Food, Fun & Friends

Get ready to share food and break bread with strangers who will become dear friends and future travel buddies. Traveling with me is like traveling with your long-lost cousin who knows the ins and outs of Italy. I’ll tell you where to shop, where to eat, how to haggle for a discount at the market, and may suggest you don’t order that decaf cappuccino after lunch! Fun is always guaranteed!

Same Home Base for The Week

We're not into hotel hopping or cramming a bunch of to-dos every day. This is not a hop on/hop off tour - this is a culinary adventure. This means you only unpack and pack once, and spend the rest of your valuable time immersing yourself in the Italian culinary culture.

You Can Appreciate Our Travel Philosophy

Our aim is to engage you in regional and local Italian cuisine and culture. You’ll sample local products, meet local cooks and producers, and can appreciate family run establishments, local gems, small shops, and authenticity. You’ll savor every moment you’re traveling with us, both literally and figurately.

All the restaurants Francesca selected for our dinners were top notch. She makes you feel like you’re sending time with a friend who just happens to know the area. Everyone on the tour chatted, laughed, ate and drank together. We were like family....[Read More]

Walter & Judy Shaughnessy

Bologna 2018, Sicily 2019, Tuscany 2022, Amalfi 2022

Whether we spent time on architecture, history, cooking, visiting exceptional food producers, restaurants or retailers, each local guide was exceptionally versed in their particular field. I highly recommend Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget....[Read More]

Bill Machanic

Bologna, 2018, Tuscany, 2022, Amalfi 2022

Thank you for putting together such a fantastic week!! Some of my favorite things were the great group we had, as well all the knowledge of all the tour guides!...[Read More]

Lynda Umbro

Bologna 2018

The group was diverse, and fun to spend the week with! Never having been part of a tour before, I was happy to explore Puglia with a group that fit together so well....[Read More]

Sally Langan

Puglia 2019

Our trip with Francesca was pure delight. Her knowledge of the customs, the cooking, the language, and her friendship with the name native Italians in the area significantly enriched our experience....[Read More]

Mary Fiorentino

Bologna 2018

Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures is simply the best, I have traveled with Francesca twice and both trips were fantastic, I would highly recommend you visit Italy with her!...[Read More]

Mike Avery

Sicily 2019, Amalfi 2022

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What to Pack for Italy

Cosa Mettere in Valigia per l'Italia

Everyone is always asking me what they should pack for Italy,
so I’ve created a quick reference guide that you can use for your next trip.

Hint: You don’t need nearly as much as you think you do!

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