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.

What a wonderful trip! Everything was so well planned for us and everything went off beautifully! Thank you again for all you did!...[Read More]

Rita Caputo

Bologna 2018

Recently returned from a wonderful trip to the Puglia area with Francesca. Great trip, very well planned. It is a great advantage to be with someone who is so knowledgeable about the region....[Read More]

Marilyn Gerson

Puglia 2019, 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

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

I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful time we had on our trip. Even though I had been to a couple of the cities before it was so much better this time....[Read More]

Carol Douglas

Amalfi 2022

I couldn't tell you which day was our favorite; they were all a little different and I guess every day was our favorite - is that possible? ...[Read More]

Rob and Judie Zamborelli

Tuscany 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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