Local Host and Cultural Guide

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Local Host and Cultural Guide

Piacere……….so wonderful to meet you here!

Have you ever visited a friend in a place you had never visited before, and they took you to their special places (that tourists do not get to see)?

They are showing you what life is like, what real life is like for them.

Well, I am that friend for you in northern Italy, and especially the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia (FVG), my husband’s home, and where our family lives.

Travel is about curiosity and discovery. There are so many places to explore, so when you have the opportunity, why not make the most of every minute and escape the ordinary.

Rather than rushing to tick off a “must see and do” checklist, how about unplugging from the pace of your daily life and seeking out the true essence of a place, from history to food, one moment at a time?

small group tours in friuli venezia giulia

If this sounds inviting, then:

You crave rich, rewarding, meaningful experiences and wish to discover the true beauty and wonder of Italy.

You are curious to explore out of your comfort zone and beyond the beaten path to discover places that most people don't know about.

You enjoy connecting with the locals, hearing their stories and learing their traditions.

You are open to letting go of the need to plan everything in favor of a local expert taking care of all the details so you can slow down into a new rhythm of life.

You have a love for Italian food and wines and eager to taste new flavours.

You love to laugh, have fun, and enjoy all that life has to offer.

You wish to broaden your horizons by getting to know Italy beyond the preconceived ideas.

Create your own Italian memory beyond the beaten path

This trip exceeded our expectations in many ways. We visited all the typical tourist spots, but also had one-of-a-kind experiences that really allowed us to feel the culture of the country. You cannot go wrong with a trip with Audrey. Try her once, and like us, you will be back for more.

Beth and Jay, Dallas TX

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The best part was the complete ability to let the trip just happen without having to worry about anything. Audrey introduced us to parts of Italy we did not know existed. Our understanding and appreciation for Italy are now so much deeper that we would like to go back and revisit some of those areas.

Janet and Timothy, Seattle WA

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The service Audrey provides is top-notch. Audrey takes care of every detail so you can focus on enjoying your time abroad. Fluent in multiple languages, she has solid cultural knowledge of many European countries. We love traveling with Audrey, and can't wait for our next trip with her!

Tara and Mark, Leawood KS


Ready for an authentic Italian experience?

meet audrey your local host and cultural guide in northern italy

You can expect me to:

Hand craft an itinerary rich in seasonal experiences so that you are not just visiting Italy you are living Italy. I strive to make every moment a memorable one from the time you arrive to our last hug goodbye.

Personally travel with you in a small group setting, handling all the planning and logistics so you can unwind, and travel deeper. Think of me as your local friend, your connection to the local culture, right by your side.

Take you to see the gems, the most popular and historical sites and beyond the guidebook, to the tucked away places that would be difficult for you to find on your own.

Welcome you into my inner circle of local artisans and producers, licensed tour guides, drivers, and friends who will interact and warmly share their talents, and memorable stories with you. 

Gain insider access to the Italian culture and way of life so you can explore the region in greater depth and come away with a deeper connection to the land and its people.

Help you slow down and savor the cuisine that is unique to this area as we eat in small trattorias, cook traditional family recipes, while taking leisurely sips of local world-class wines. 

Speak Italian so you don’t have to worry about anything getting lost in the translation. I also speak French, German, Spanish, and English, so we may be able to have a chat in your native language too!

Ready to get started, or want to chat about your travel plans?

Travels with Audrey

Helping clients travel by offering unique, personalized, culturally enriching travel experiences to off the beaten path locations.

Responsible travel is part of who we are. Learn more here.

As a small tour company, we keep our operating costs to a minimum. We are happy and proud to state that as much as 80% of the revenue goes into the quality of the tour and the experience for our guests.

A fully protected company with a Tour Operator Professional Liability Insurance.

Audrey De Monte

Owner, Travels with Audrey LLC
Certified International Tour Manager (CITM) and Certified Tour Guide (CTG)
Over 35 years of experience in the travel and aviation industry, including leading tours in Canada, USA, and Europe

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