Italian Delights Tours - Small Group Back Road Tours in Italy Featured

Since 2007 we have specifically developed Italian Delights Tours to specialize in small group tours (maximum 14 guests) for mature travellers. We provide our guests with delights that excite their senses and that are genuine, intimate and informal experiences of Italy. With a great balance of culture, food, wine and stunning natural and man-made landscapes, our tours capture everything a mature traveller would want from an Italian experience! We warmly invite you to come along and experience Bell'Italia together with us and like-minded mature travellers.

Listed below are our delightful itineraries -

The 6 Day Piedmont Luxury Wine and Lakes Tour is an indulgent experience of Piedmont and its Lakes! The tour includes, amongst other hidden delights, the beautiful Lakes Maggiore and D’orta. Let all your senses come alive as you spoil yourself in luxurious accommodation with views and food that you will be talking about for years to come! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Barolo Wine Region, Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Isola Bella, Lake D'orta, Genoa, Villa Sparina Resort, the famous slow food emporium - Eataly, and Western Europe's largest designer shopping outlet!


The 9 Day Hidden Delights Classic Tour is for those travellers that want to experience the real 'La Dolce Vita'! On this tour you will be living life like a local. Explore picturesque towns  and the famous city of Milan. Additional highlights are the gastronomic delights of Lombardy and Piedmont and charming medieval towns, castles, monasteries and local markets! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Milan, Western Europe's largest designer shopping outlet, Oltrepo’ Pavese wine region, Bobbio, Vigevano and much more!


On the 10 Day Seaside to Hilltops - Cinque Terre and Tuscany Tour, immerse yourself into the stunning landscapes of Tuscany and the Italian Riviera! The first part of this tour takes in spectacular coastlines, ancient seaside villages and 2 full days exploring the famous Cinque Terre. Guests are then treated to a delightful four day sojourn in Tuscany, as we explore Siena, San Gimignano and Montepulciano! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Cinque Terre, Portofino, Rapallo, Sestri Levante, Siena, San Gimignano and much more...


The 12 Day Treasures of Tuscany, Umbria and Lombardy Tour lets all your Italian dreams come true! Our Treasures tour takes you on an intimate journey through the lush Lombard hills and plains, down to the ancient hill top towns of Tuscany and Umbria. Eat with the locals, drink with the locals and live like the locals whilst enjoying the most beautiful landscapes in the world! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Siena, Lucca, Arezzo, Gubbio, Perugia, Cortona, Montalcino, Orvieto, Lake D'Orta and Lake Maggiore (Villa Taranto).


The 12 Day Lake Garda and Northern Italy Cultural and Culinary Delights Tour is a foodie tour which takes in the Veneto region and Emilia Romagna. Treat your taste buds on tours of Parmigiana Reggiano, Balsamic Vinegar and Proscuitto di Parma producers. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Lake Garda, Verona, the Valpolicella wine region, Sirmione, Bologna and Emilia Romagna.


Our 8 Day Venetian Delights Foodies’ Tour is filled with ancient towns oozing with charm, style and strength, whilst surrounded by a heady variety of landscapes. Conducted by local expert guides and drivers, and managed by our good friends and passionate Treviso  locals, Marianna and Chiara, this magical itinerary provides an intimately local experience of the hidden Venice, the artisans of the Veneto, the unique beauty of the Dolomites and the ancient villages and food and wine traditions of Friuli Venezia Giulia!  TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Walking tour of the hidden Venice, local Treviso Market shopping experience followed by Cooking class, Cheese making class, The Dolomites, Prosecco wineries, walking tour and winery visit in the ancient town of Aquileia.



The 13 Day Ti Amo Rome, Naples and the hidden delights of Central/Southern Italy Tour is a smorgasbord of the hidden delights of inland and coastal Central/Southern Italy coupled with intimate experiences of the grand Italian cities of Rome and Naples. It is a true feast for the senses in every way. Among the tour’s delights are intimate gatherings with local food and wine producers, delicious meals in gorgeous locations and guided visits to a host of fascinating places. This tour has all the ingredients to satisfy the most intrepid and culturally curious travellers! TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Rome, Naples, Lazio's stunning Valle di Comino with its lush green countryside, the island of Ponza or Sperlonga, the ancient region of Molise, optional visit to Pompeii, Abruzzo National Park, Truffle hunt and tasting, guided visit to Montecassino and a host of other hidden delights!


Last but not least is our 15 Day Fine Food, Wine and Wonders Tour. If you love great food, great wine and picture-perfect landscapes, then this is the tour for you! Among many hidden delights our guests also visit the stunning Lakes Como and Maggiore. Be swept away by the dizzying heights of St. Moritz and the Italian and Swiss Alps! Enjoy the big bold reds of the famous Barolo wine region and go truffle hunting with our friend and truffle grower Giorgio and his lovely wife Grazia. TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Lakes Como (Bellagio and Varenna) and Maggiore (Stresa and Isola Bella), Milan, Western Europe's largest Designer shopping outlet, Oltrepô Pavese wine region, St. Moritz, Barolo wine region.

Our guests often say that it is the hidden delights that are the true attractions their tour experiences. The Liguria, Lombardy and Piedmont regions offer stunning landscapes and food and wine experiences, whilst the beautiful landscapes and towns of Umbria and Tuscany are all well documented.


We strive to take our guests to locations that are not overrun with tourists and are determined to keep group sizes small (max. 14 guests), and our prices reasonable. Great service and excellent quality at a decent price are our main aims. We want to provide guests with a truly personal experience.


Seeing beautiful places and enjoying great food and wine in good company, should not cost you the earth. This is what we aim to offer our valued guests.

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“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.”
Anna Akhmatova


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