Italia Outdoors Food and Wine

Massachusetts, United States

Italia Outdoors Food and Wine customizes Italy biking, skiing, hiking, and walking tours with the best of Italy’s food and wine. Their passion is to create intimate adventures in the authentic Italy.

Testimonials 5

  • Susan Regis

    Italia Outdoors food and wine website

    "To see Italy--the real Italy--you must live like an Italian. With Italia Outdoors that is exactly what you get to do. Kathy and Vernon make the perfect pair with Vernon's insiders prowess of all things Italian and Kathy's quest for unknown wines and hidden artisanal treasures. From the first glass of prosecco on the terrace of the hotel overlooking olive groves, everything immediately feels different-pressures evaporate and adventure, challenges and enormous amounts of everyday culinary serendipity await. I'll never forget our first day of cycling. After climbing more than a few rolling hills through several vineyards (wines we would later try) we wound our way down the ridge, fig and olive trees everywhere, to the town of Mossano. We stopped at a small trattoria for a late morning refueling, not your typical American version of sunflower seeds and gatorade, but freshly baked bread with prosciutto & prosecco. The local men were sitting, sipping, talking, and simply taking in the morning. It exactly was I wanted to be.

    The authentic Italy, whether cruising on a magnificent, locally made road bike, sitting in a cafe, or cooking up fresh squash blossom frito, is effortlessly available for the taking. ItaliaOutdoors supplies the framework for the trip of a lifetime, leaving just the right amount of time and space for the unexpected. To feel as though you are part of the Italian culture is a testament to the insightful precision of a thoughtful journey-because in the end, its all about the roads taken.

    I loved my journey!"

  • A. and S.M. NY

    Italia Outdoors food and wine website

    "What a way to spend our 24th anniversary! And altho our biking skills are at the alpha and omega ends of the sport, we are still together!! Vernon and Kathy are wonderful together and your spirit, talent, enthusiasm and knowledge (and encouragement in things sport and culinary) made for a wonderful experience."

  • Traveler United States

    Italia Outdoors Food and Wine website

    Italy is always magical but this week created memories of a lifetime. Vernon and Kathy’s exceptional organization made for a wonderful experience. They brought order out of chaos, and allowed busy and preoccupied guests to enjoy a week of relaxation and fun. Thanks is inadequate to express my appreciation.

  • B. and M.H. United States

    Italia Outdoors Food and Wine website

    My husband and I toured the Veneto with Italia Outdoors, featuring chef Jody Adams, last fall. We had a spectacular spin: all we ate, drank, saw, and smelled, beyond all hopes and expectations. The program was very high quality, thoroughly considered start to finish. Kathy and Vernon are so nice, knowledgeable and capable. We look forward to doing another tour with them in the near future!

  • C. and L. Norman United States

    Italia Outdoors Food and Wine website

    We can hardly find the words to explain what a fantastic trip this has been. We were looking for a memorable way to spend our 40th anniversary and indeed we found it. The biking, cooking, eating, touring were all incredible, but it was the people that really made it special. Thanks for everything and we hope to see you all again soon. We find that we’ve been overwhelmed by the experience. Warm fellowships, superb coaching, and gorgeous landscapes! Can’t wait for the next one!

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