Are you looking for unique Italian adventures filled with memories that extend far beyond the duration of your trip? Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures offers travelers authentic experiences in Italy's vast culinary regions. Our exclusive focus on food & wine is unique. Our tours reflect comprehensive experience and personal relationships built by a native Italian tour leader and organizer. After some time with us, we will turn travelers into foodies, in just a week.
What makes us so unique? Many tour companies offer a wide selection of tours from culture, history or women-only. We have one role: creating exquisite tours to broaden your Italian culinary knowledge. You will benefit from our intimate knowledge of Italy that can come only from a native. We handle every detail for you, from the moment you arrive to when you bid arrivederci. We provide a unique native perspective only an Italian culinary devotee can provide.
Along with a range of pre-scheduled tours, we also provide you the option of selecting exclusive and customized private tours. For these trips, travelers design their personal dream getaways to Italy. Tour exclusive villas and vineyards, participate in cooking classes, indulge in spa services, and enjoy a guided city and museum tours, if so desired. Our true specialty is Italy, and that's what we stick to. All tours include the vetted hotels or private villas, trained guides and luxury transportation.
Why we are the perfect match for you: We have lived and experienced both Italy and the United States. While we make Boston our home, we retain property in Italy, our second home. We make frequent visits to Italy to build relationships with suppliers and vendors. Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures reflects our ancestry, enthusiasm, experiences, and talents. Our tours allow travelers to share and experience our passion for Italy, via its food and wine.
We hope you’ll join us soon for a great food and wine adventure in Italy – Buon Appetito!!
Looking for just some facts? Our travel consulting services offer you the opportunity to allow us to do all the research for you, so you are not spending hours doing all the work yourself! Allow us to refer you to our preferred vendors and friends in Italy, assist in designing your vacation and make recommendations based on our travel experiences. Our consulting services take place over the phone or Skype and we will provide you with all the info you need to make your own final reservations and arrangements.
It is my our responsibility to understand your travel needs and provide you a new, unique and authentic way to understand and get to know my Italy! Contact us today to see which travel option is best for you!
Some benefits of joining our tours:
Company is owned and operated by Francesca, a native Italian who has lived and traveled all over Italy
Fully escorted itineraries are led by Francesca
Four star accommodations or private villa rentals only
Scheduled week-long adventures are conducted in only one region with day trips during the week, which means less travel fatigue and unpacking just once, when you get there!
Relaxed environment with time built in during the week for your own enjoyment and to do as you please
Small groups only with 10 - 12 participants max. Why is that important? Because we can travel like a family, visit small, family-run restaurants, travel via minivan (not a large bus!)
Exclusive experiences: Cooking classes, winery visits, visits to cheese, oil and honey producers all for just our group
Pre-trip assistance: Contact Francesca at any point up to the day of departure!
About Francesca - Founder & Owner
I was born and partly raised in a small town in Southern Italy and lived there for most of my younger years. My parents and our region in Southern Italy really helped me appreciate our food, culture and all its bounty. My dad was a produce merchant so our home was always filled with unsold deliciousness that always found its way to the table. My dad had several specialties that he liked to showcase and my mom always had a delicious meal waiting for my sister and I for when we returned home from school. Food has always been very prominent in my household, just like any other Italian household. We discuss dinner while eating lunch and tomorrow’s lunch while enjoying dinner!! We lived in a small town built on traditions and customs that I still value today. I have fond memories of walking to church on Sunday mornings and smelling the delicious aromas coming from people’s homes. Sauces, meatballs, fried peppers and a fresh pot of brewing espresso always bring me back home. How funny it was to walk to church and be able to tell what everyone would be having for lunch that day!
After our move to the States, we were able to travel back and forth during the summers and this process really allowed us to maintain our Italian way of life. We frequently brought back authentic Italian ingredients, particularly the dried spices such as oregano and rosemary. Things haven't changed all that much now and we still travel back whenever possible. It's such a blessing to still have our home there and be able to go back and forth. And yes, we still bring some spices! Nothing like roasted potatoes with Italian rosemary or a tomato salad with real oregano! Today, I teach cooking at several local Adult Education Centers in the Boston area as well as private classes in clients’ homes or my own. I also lead, plan and organize culinary tours to Italy. I am convinced more people should have experiences like mine. Authentic meals, the best espresso a Euro can buy, and the joy that can only come from traveling to Italy. What a thrill it is for me to bring people back to my native land. On our tours we participate in regional cooking classes, walking culinary tours, wine tastings and cultural excursions. No foodie or food enthusiast should miss the tours as it's the best way to learn about the Italian culture, lifestyle and cuisine.
I am a proud member of the National Italian American Foundation, Italian Sons and Daughters of America and the National Organization of Italian American Women.