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.

My husband and I were nervous about going on a group culinary tour to the Amalfi Coast in May 2022 but by 5 minutes into the first dinner we knew we had made a great decision....[Read More]

Dorne Rybicki

Amalfi 2022

This trip all started with a Google search, an email and a very good phone call. After the call, I felt that Francesca was a longtime friend. The small groups enables Francesca to give everyone that personal treatment that the big tours can’t. We weren’t just a number, we are a new family....[Read More]

Sal Sgroi & family

Puglia 2019, Calabria 2022

Francesca, Dave and I would like to thank you for an amazing trip to Tuscany. Every adventure, every day, exceeded expectations! Everyone asks what was the best thing - and I say "Everything". We enjoyed our travel companions, cooking lessons, truffle hunting, olive oil producers, cheese making, gardens, cheeses, wine, vineyards and more wine...[Read More]

Cathy Washburn

Chianti 2022

The Almalfi Coast is beautiful and a great place for our home base. I loved spending time in the Piazza every night, eating dinner, shopping or having a gelato. I loved cooking at the Lemon Grove and the Winery. The food was delicious. Grazie, Con amore....[Read More]

Sharon Smritc

Amalfi 2022

Not only were our arrangements flawless, thanks to Francesca, but she is also very knowledgeable about Italy, Italian food and wine and is quite a good cook in her own right. I highly recommend Francesca if you want a wonderful experience of Italy’s food and wine....[Read More]

Jennifer Fisk

Veneto 2018, Calabria 2022

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

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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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