we cultivate culturally enriching experiences through organizing environmentally, socially, and economically responsible travel to southern Italy.
visitor spending matters.
Money from guests puts a measured value on something that is typically regarded as priceless: culture. This is how tourism walks the precarious line between being enriching and destructive, as it is a judgement on the value of another person's culture, which makes the service provided inherently deeply personal for the host. We need to be cognizant and careful with how we use our money and wield this power. Through our guided tours and travel planning, we help direct visitor spending in such a way that, as you are enjoying yourself on vacation, you are also supporting local businesses whose work contributes to the future of their communities in a positive and meaningful way!
We believe that providing an authentic experience that truly expresses the cultural intricacies of a place attracts a specific kind of curious and audacious traveler. If that sounds like you...then please join us! This includes actively conserving cultural and environmental heritage, and being mindful of their presence. Read more about this in our Responsible Tourism page.
Italian food is one of the most commonly sold foreign cuisines in America, but do you really know what it is? A trademark of Italian food is the close relationship between local farms and food served locally (think farm-to-table). Contrary to this custom, homogenous versions of dishes with the Italian label are sold all over America, and unfortunately, misinform us all on what we could potentially be experiencing. So, one big educational focus of this tour is...food! It is delightful, and when presented well food in Italy has the potential to connect the depths of history and culture with many present day experiences. So come on, dine with us.