One-of-a-Kind
Culinary Adventures to Italy
Led by a Native Italian

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Welcome! Benvenuti!

My name is Francesca Montillo, the founder of Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures. I'm a native Italian who's made it my career to show you the time of your life in my native land! 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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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. Francesca arranged ALL of the details so our minds were free to enjoy the sights and activities. ...[Read More]

Dorne and Dennis Rybicki

Amalfi, 2022

Traveling with Francesca is like traveling with a close friend who knows Italy and the language. The groups are small and the culinary adventures are huge! Since they are small groups, you, get to visit places, like the open air markets and cooking classes, on an intimate basis...[Read More]

Walter and Judy Shaughnessy

Bologna 2018, Sicily 2019, Tuscany 2022, Amalfi 2022

We had an amazing time as the trip was well balanced with culture, history and the well-known foods of Bolognia. Our most surprising experiences included the hand making of tortellini and Italian gelato as well as a visit to the bakeries and market sites of Bologna. ...[Read More]

Al and Nancy Mistretta

Tuscany 2022, Bologna 2023

I highly recommend Francesca as a tour guide. Book your trip and she will take care of everything else, my idea of a GREAT way to travel....[Read More]

DeeDee MacDonald

Amalfi, 2023

Just returned from Francesca's tour of the Amalfi Coast. Everything was spectacular. Food was great, scenery was unmatched and the people that were in our group were great....[Read More]

Billy Kelley

Sicily 2019, Amalfi 2022

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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