Francesca deftly manages travel logistics—selecting hotels, arranging transportation, scheduling activities, and curating unique experiences—allowing us to focus on exploration, delicious meals, and the relaxing benefits of vacation. The small group size fostered personalized adventures for each of us. Choosing a favorite moment isn’t easy, whether it be the cooking classes, our day in Capri and Anacapri, or the Naples food tour. The lovely accommodations and attentive hotel staff further enhanced our experience. Francesca's knowledge, language proficiency, and personal connections within the local hospitality scene elevated our Amalfi Coast journey, offering us special experiences not easily discovered independently. For an insider's experience of Italy's beauty, Francesca is the unmatched choice.

Amy Trione, Maya Laungani, Jenny Budhrani

Amalfi 2023

I traveled with Francesca last September on the Puglia adventure. I am a solo traveler. Usually I make all my own arrangements and shy away from tour groups. However, the laid back approach taken by Francesca in planning events and sites to visit transforms her trips into intimate group happenings. There are no hidden costs or charges along the way. All details, from hotels to meals are meticulously thought out, and arrangements made, so that all you have to worry about is not drinking too much wine, and waking up on time for the next day's excursion! You will see and experience real-life Italy. I was thrilled to visit the church in which my grandmother was baptized when we were in Bari. Learning to make orecchiette in our home-base of Lecce (a lovely city, and place where eggplant parmigiana was invented), was a fun morning. I have since taught that skill to friends who wanted to make a different type of pasta. Francesca herself is a treat. Always upbeat, she never stops. I had such a good time, that soon after I got home I booked the Amalfi (June) and Sicily (September) tours. I am looking forward to these trips this year, and most likely more to come. Ciao!

Thomas Marallo

Puglia, 2023

My husband and I had our first experience with Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures when we booked our trip to Puglia in 2023. We absolutely had the best time. Every aspect of the trip from the food, transportation, lodging, tours as well as the knowledge that Francesca had about Italy were truly amazing. Each detail was well planned and exceeded our expectations. Francesca was very personable and her love for the Italian culture was truly evident. We enjoyed the wine, cheese and every lunch and dinner was absolutely delicious. Our favorite part of the trip was strolling through the streets of Puglia, making orecchiette, and visiting all the Gothic churches. We are looking forward to joining Francesca in September 2024 to explore the Italian Rivera.

Andrea Johnson and Dino Delaportas

Puglia, 2023

"I have gone on two culinary adventures with Francesca, to Calabria and Sicily. The trips were outstanding! On both tours, we ate so much delicious food and drank great wine. Our restaurant meals that Francesca arranged included generous portions, many courses, and really good quality and variety. We also had several food and market tours, and everything was just as good then. And you can walk off the eating! The charming hotels for both tours were centrally located and comfortable. It was nice to be able to go to a coffee bar or gelato shop just down the street. I know Francesca actively seeks guides, instructors and experiences for her tours, and everyone we met was extremely personable and knowledgeable. Choose one of her trips, you will have an unforgettable experience."

Mary Mennella

Calabria 2022, Sicily 2022

"This was our first trip abroad and Francesca and our fellow tour mates made it a 10 star encounter! Our trip to the Amalfi Coast was exceptional. As first time travelers to Italy, we knew we needed some guidance and Francesca made the perfect recommendations for flights, hotels, transportation and food as we enjoyed a couple of days in Sorrento before we joined the culinary tour. We can not stop talking about our trip with our friends as we LOVED every minute. Visiting a new city every day was exciting. With Francesca's expertise, we were immersed in our new experiences, culinary cooking classes, tours, restaurants, shopping and culture. Francesca is personable, detail oriented, knowledgeable and she shares her love of Italy with all. We can't wait for our next trip!"

Cindy and Ron DiVincenzo

Amalfi, 2023

"My husband and I have been to Italy several times, but going on a culinary tour with Francesca to the Tuscany Christmas Markets was an elevated experience. Every day revealed a new experience from truffle hunting in the dense woods to winery tours and tastings to a cooking class in the chef's home kitchen that looked like something straight out of an Italian rom-com. In between the delicious meals, tours by knowledgeable guides and the myriad shopping opportunities, we became friends with a like-minded group of travelers. It was truly a magical experience, and one I hope to repeat someday in another region of Italy."

Nancy Weingartner Monroe and Dennis Monroe

Christmastime in Tuscany, 2023

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