"My sister and girlfriends really enjoyed our trip to Puglia with Francesca. Because of her knowledge of that region of Italy and her command of the language and her intimate connections with local wine and food enthusiasts, we learned so much. To book another trip to another region of Italy just got added to my bucket list."

Megan O’Block

Puglia 2019

"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. Look forward to participating in more trips with her."

Marilyn Gerson

Puglia 2019, Amalfi 2022

"What a wonderful trip! Everything was so well planned for us and everything went off beautifully! Great congenial group and hoping to keep in touch with everyone. Thanks for all you did in the planning that went off without a hitch. There has not been a day that I haven’t’ thought about our wonderful trip. Thank you again for all you did!"

Rita Caputo

Bologna 2018

"Francesca and I belong to the same Facebook group, which is where I saw her post about her business. I had a trip to Italy already planned but really wanted to take a full-day cooking class while in Rome, and I was coming up empty on my own. I reached out to her for help. She planned a beautiful day-long cooking class with 2 Italian chefs and even a sommelier. My 2 teenage boys loved learning about the dishes and eating a 4-course lunch afterwards. It was by far their highlight of the week. Whether you are looking for a week-long tour, or just to add on to your trip, I highly recommend Francesca’s services."

Candace Tolson

custom travel planning, Rome 2018

"I met Francesca a few years ago and knew that when the time came to go to Italy, she’d be our best contact. Being a native Italian, I trusted her to build a custom itinerary to Sardinia last year. She planned a wonderful week for myself and my husband. No stone was left unturned on our trip from transportation, to beach excursions, to cooking classes and all arrangements were handled perfectly. We will be contacting her again in a few years!"

Melinda and John Williams

custom travel planning, Sardinia 2018

"Our trip with Francesca was pure delight. Her knowledge of the customs, the cooking, the language, and her friendship with the name native Italians in the area significantly enriched our experience. Of course, we enjoyed the superb and plentiful Italian cooking every step of the way including our morning in Helena’s charming Italian kitchen where she and Francesca taught us to make our own tagliatelle and tortellini. Our small group bonded quickly, our interactions were warm, inclusive, fun and relaxed. Our hotel was lovely, comfortable, homelike and just steps from Bologna’s happening places. Our group trips, to a Parmigiano cheese factory, balsamic manufacturing plant and pottery showroom among others, rounded out our Bolognese adventure. Thank you Francesca!"

Mary Fiorentino

Bologna 2018

Dear Francesca, We thoroughly enjoyed our week! Having never been on a food tour before, I didn’t really know what to expect. Our week in Bologna exceed expectations! And even though the weather did not cooperate, you were able to adjust “on the fly.” Bravo! It was our pleasure to meet you and our fellow tour compatriots! Cheers to a week well done!

Donna and Steve Taglione

Bologna, 2023

Where do I begin? My husband and I recently returned from the Amalfi Coast with Francesca. AMAZING! Francesca planned everything to the T! Great restaurants, fabulous cooking classes, wonderful accommodations. This was my husband and I's first group trip. It was the perfect blend of together and seperate time. She has a love of Italy that is so lovely to see and hear. We 100% recommend a trip with the Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures!! It's a true vacation. Looking forward to Tuscany!

Tiffany and Marc Corroa

Amalfi, 2023

The Amalfi Coast trip with you as our guide was amazing. From the weather, the Aurora Hotel, the restaurants, the towns visited, the Italian people to our travel mates; everything was perfect. Thank you for the experience.

Pamela and John Savioli

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. Your tour several years ago to Sicily was really good, but Amalfi is now my favorite. I'll keep a watch for upcoming events, and thanks again! Mangia!"

Billy Kelley

Sicily 2019, Amalfi 2022

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. The excursions to Ravello, Positano, Capri, Naples, Sorrento and the lemon grove in Amalfi were well organized and fun. Every meal was delicious, especially the ones the group cooked ourselves! Sharing the experience with the group of interesting and friendly people from various parts of the U.S. added to our enjoyment. Thank you Francesca for the hard work you put into organizing the transportation, tours, meals, hotel and even the Covid tests required to return to the U.S.! My husband and I definitely want to book another trip with Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures soon, the only question is “Which one?”

Dorne Rybicki

Amalfi 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. All the hosts were incredibly gracious to welcome us into their homes and families. We loved our villa and sunsets. I keep thinking about the impact of the climate on our animals and crops, on the yield and quality of our food. It was a gift to reconnect to food this way, and pace of life. Thank you!!!!"

Cathy Washburn

Chianti 2022

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