Come experience our local way of life


Come experience our local way of life

A special part of Italy is waiting for you

A tour takes you places and shows you things.

An experience involves all five senses, giving you the time and opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your surroundings.

With a Cultural Vacation, you don't just visit Italy, you experience Italy.

The real Italy that most people miss out on.
We do everything like locals, with locals.

"Italy's Friuli region is one of Europe's best kept secrets"

CNN Travel

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The regions in Northern Italy are not overrun with tourists.
They still hold true to real Italian customs and traditions.

Friuli is also our home.

It is a place filled with unexpected beauty and rich culture yet hard to appreciate fully if you are not a local, nor speak the language.

Let me unlock the secrets of this special part of Italy and show you what is waiting for you here.

You will love a Cultural Vacation if:

You prefer to hang out with the locals instead of the crowded tourist spots

You want to see the Italian backroads and hidden villages without the stress of driving a rental

You are open to discovering regional cuisines, wines, and artisanal products

You like to venture off the beaten path and are looking to travel deeper and more authentically

You enjoy exploring new cultures and learning the traditions and customs of another way of life

You want to skip the logistics and planning and just relax and take in every single Italian moment

Ready for an authentic Italian travel experience in Friuli?

What sets our Cultural Vacations apart

Audrey on a cicchetti crawl with her clients Jean and Alan

Insider Experiences

Authentic in-season activities with no waiting in lines

villa barbaro maser, a palladian villa in veneto

Hidden Gems

Boutique touring to backroads and small towns where larger groups don't go


Cultural Immersion

Bringing you deep into the local lifestyle through customs and traditions


Travel with Audrey

A multi-lingual local host to accompany you; like traveling with a friend

Sauris situated within the Carnia mountain area of Friuli

Escape the Crowds

Personal drivers take you off the beaten path to the natural beauty and untouched surroundings

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Regional Cuisine & Wines

Farm to table eateries and family-run trattorias and vineyards

Ana, our guide in Aquileia

Expert Licensed Guides

Passionate locals share their secrets and stories giving you a deeper understanding

With our guide Carolin on our private day trip from Salzburg

Intimate Group Size

Join an exclusive group of 6-12 like-minded travelers who you will soon call friends


Custom designed itinerary

Must see sights and magical places with flexibility to explore on your own

our charming accommodations on our cultural vacations in friuli venezia giulia

Curated Accommodations

Stay in carefully selected properties reflecting local character, charm, comfort and service

Guests enjoying their breakfast at one of our accoomodation choices in Friuli

Unpack only once

Stay in a boutique run hotel and feel like a local living in italy

Prosciutto di San Daniele in Friuli

Supporting local businesses

Local producers, markets, artisans, and quality products emphasizing traditions and not tourist traps

My Promise to You

meet your local host and cultural guide for your private and small group tours of northern italy

By the end of this cultural vacation, you will:

Have an insider experience to our local way of life 

Visit hidden gems and explore back roads and small towns

Immerse in the culture and seasonal traditions in a way few tourists do

Get up close and personal with people and places you didn't know existed

Come home with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the new friends and lasting memories you created

Yes, I am ready to see Italy!

We truly appreciated your intelligent, enthusiastic, warm, witty and often personalized guidance throughout our wonderful trip to Italy. Your personal imprint was upon each of us who shared in this incredible adventure. A sincere thank-you for making it so very special for each and every one of us! I know that your expertise made everything seem so flawless, but that was all because of the hard work that you did behind the scenes.

Maureen and Peter

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Just wanted to tell you again how much we enjoyed sharing a little part of Italy with you and our other travel companions. The people, the food and wine, the culture, and the experiences will linger as vivid memories. Thank you for your personal involvement and caring that made everything seem to happen naturally. More than a one-time tour manager, I hope to count you as a new friend. We hope to share new travel experiences with you again.

Paul and Tammy


Audrey, you were truly the greatest tour manager any of us could ask for and Mack and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. As for the rest of the group, could the match-up have been any more perfect? Perhaps we were not always on our best behavior, but didn't we have fun as we soaked up a bit of culture here and there? The ancient ritual known as uncontrollable laughter is considered highly cultural, is it not?

Mack and Betsy

Mack and Betsy




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