Welcome! We love Italy, and adore sharing her pleasures and magic. In 2003 we led our first trip to Orvieto. Over the years we have developed close friendships and relationships with a host of Orvietani. For Italians, relationships are everything.
The result for you is that you receive exceptional treatment from our friends, behind the scenes looks that no tourist sees, and spontaneous opportunities to experience what can only happen between friends. Each trip truly is a journey of discovery.
With us, you are immersed in the Italian culture. You are led to discover and experience Italy, not as a tourist, but as a participant. You see, taste, touch, feel, and hear Italy as a native. It is rich, enlightening, educational, fun and, quite possibly, life changing.
How We Got Here
Our first trip was in 2003, led by Bill, a city planner, for planners. For the first few years that is all we did. Then, in 2007, Kristi led a creative journaling class in addition to Bil's trip. Now it is all Italian culture and creative exploration.
How We Design Our Trips
We believe travel is an invaluable way to discover much about yourself in addition to the place you are visiting. We believe in traveling "slow", so you can immerse yourself, reflect, truly experience and enjoy a place and its culture. As a result our trips are fun, thoughtful, joyful, warm, memorable experiences of discovery. You:
Why We Do Adventures In Italy
Being in Orvieto for a week is like the stop in a musical piece, that moment with no sound, so full of meaning and import. Orvieto is the stop in busy lives, where we take the opportunity to slow down, to breathe, to pause - in order to find meaning. What could be more rewarding than doing this with other people who become our friends? We hope you will join us.
Kristi and Bill
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"This exceeded expectations. I would like to come back and get to know it better."
"The cultural events were a wonderful part of the week. You and Bill are a marvelous couple. The experience was bella, bella. You really went our of your way to make sure we were all comfortable and happy."
"Orvieto has given me time for reflection, living in the moment. I will look for 'well being' and laugh more often as a result."
"What I had previously defined as beauty changed. Details I saw by being able to slow down enabled me to see new beauty."
"Gordon enjoyed buying cheese in Rome as he learned to do watching Bill. This was our first time to travel in a foreign country unescorted. We learned so much by being in Orvieto with you first. The time with you was educational, exciting and fun."
"You and Bill made it wonderful, with your contacts and knowledge of the city and just the kind, warm people you are. Thanks again for a wonderful trip."
"Our 'Adventure in Italy' gave us an unexpected chance to see a part of Italy from the inside, even better than locals do. Experiencing the beauty of a Gothic past, the enterprise of its youth and the pride of producing fine products (wine, cheese, olive oil) of the region. It was the chance of a lifetime, not to be missed, guided by extra-ordinary hosts."