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!
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!
"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!"
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?”
"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!!!!"
"We have just returned from a culinary tour with Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures last month (May 2022). There were 14 of us on the tour and we all had an outstanding time. We enjoyed many great Italian dishes, experienced some cooking, experienced some Italian wine tasting, attended a forest hunt for fresh / live Truffles - that were later used in preparing our dinner; and experienced the making of Italian cheese. Over the entire week we spent several hours socializing with some GREAT Italian people and tour guides. By end of the tour we gained feelings of true friendship real Italian family Traditions."
"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip. The Almalfi Coast is beautiful and a great place for our home base. I loved spending time in the Piazza every night, eating dinner, shopping or having a gelato. I loved cooking at the Lemon Grove and the Winery. The food was delicious. I loved that all our transportation was in comfortable, air-conditioned buses. Thank you for all the preparation you put into it. The guides were great especially the young woman in Ravello which was our favorite city. There's so much more that I loved and I would return with you in a heartbeat. What more can I say but to thank you for all you do to make the trip enjoyable for everyone. Grazie, Con amore."
"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. You did a wonderful job planning all the places we visited. The local guides were excellent, the drivers and vehicles were great and the restaurants were fantastic! I know you spend a great deal of time in putting a trip together and it’s very apparent. I would definitely love to take another trip with you."
"Thank you for putting together such a fantastic week!! Some of my favorite things were the great group we had, as well all the knowledge of all the tour guides!! They were terrific! My favorite city besides Bologna was Ravenna. Seeing those mosaics, incredible! Thanks for everything Francesca, You did a great job!!!"
"The group was diverse, and fun to spend the week with! Never having been part of a tour before, I was happy to explore Puglia with a group that fit together so well. The weather was spectacular, and the countryside beautiful. I look forward to exploring the south of Italy more in the future with Francesca. Thank you for putting it altogether."