Experience life the local way and you’ll experience a Tuscany that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty in the kitchen as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and viticultural delights. Peruse the local markets and delis in search of the finest organic fare, sample wines in the very vineyards that produced them, and work off all that deliciousness with walks across some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Just start forwarding your mail here now.
Highlights: Learning traditional recipes and eating delicious Tuscan cuisine, touring the agriturismo's organic orchards and wine cellar to learn more about the 'Slow Food' movement, visiting medieval Montalcino and sampling delicious local wines, exploring the Tuscan countryside and stone-walled hill towns
Charming hilltop towns, acres of lemon groves and vineyards, mile after mile of stunning cliffs kissed by cobalt-blue waters…its official name is the Amalfi Coast, but this magical land answers to ‘heaven’. On this trip, you’ll live like one of the region’s (incredibly lucky) locals, discovering the small towns, mountain trails and local customs of this uniquely beautiful place. Explore the ruins of Pompeii in the morning, hike the coastline of the Med by afternoon, and tuck into bed at your converted 17th-century monastery homebase at sundown. Paradise incarnate.
Highlights: Sharing an agriturismo on the Amalfi Coast, hiking beautiful trails including the famous 'Walk of the Gods', learning about the fate of Pompeii from your expert local guide, exploring chic resort towns and historic villages, savouring delicious home-cooked Italian food made from local ingredients
Cinque Terre Coastal Walk (EICW)
Isolated from the rest of Italy by the impressive landscape, you're here to hike. The rugged villages of Cinque Terre still remain a world away from the bustle of Rome. Follow coastal trails and discover villages clustered on windswept cliffs and perched above beautiful coastlines. Hike and swim by day and sample the fresh seafood and local delicacies by night. For the active traveller who wants to experience a real slice of Italian life, this compact adventure tops the menu.
Highlights: Walking narrow coastal trails with magnificent sea views, sampling the local cuisine and wines, staying in a Cinque Terre village.
If you’ve ever wanted to forge a deeper bond with a destination, this is your chance. Centred in San Gimignano, this Local Living adventure places you in the heart of Tuscany for eight days of exploring. After a chef-prepared lunch, you’re free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. You’ll share the accommodation with like-minded travellers, and with a CEO there to point you in the right direction, prepare to fall in love with Italy.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, eating delicious Tuscan cuisine, making new friends at your home away from home, strolling the medieval lanes of beautiful San Gimignano, relaxing at your haven in the Tuscan countryside
Local Living Italy: Rome (EILL)
Rome has been a world capital for millennia—give yourself the time needed to get acquainted. This Local Living option situates you in a comfortable apartment—kitchen, wi-fi, dining area—within walking distance to St Peter's Basilica and Vatican City. Spend your time exploring Roman ruins, medieval sites and Renaissance highlights. You’ll share your home with like-minded travellers but your days are your own. You can’t rush a love affair—take it slow and fall in love with one of Europe’s most impressive cities.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, strolling to St Peter's Basilica and Vatican City, making friends in your new home, being close to a metro station for easy exploring, finding hidden gems on out of the way streets, having the time needed to connect with this ancient capital.
Local Living Italy: Puglia (EIPL)
Some destinations are best experienced quickly in a single gulp. Puglia, on the other hand, is a place you sip and savour slowly. From a charming apartment inside the walls of an ancient city, this Local Living trip to Italy’s boot heel puts you in close contact with the people who are lucky enough to live here full-time. Discover the culinary secrets of the region’s age-old winemaking and olive oil trades, learn to make your own pasta, bike down dozens of scenic trails or simply soak up the splendour of your surroundings. Above all, make yourself at home.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, exploring one of Italy's least touristed provinces, strolling the narrow lanes of the historical centre, sipping on a cappuccino looking out at white limestone cliffs towering over the bright turquoise blue sea, sampling regional gastronomic delights.
Local Living Italy: Sicily (EISL)
Trade the hustle and bustle of the mainland for eight soul-soothing days immersed in the agrarian coziness of Sicily. On this unique Local Living departure, you’ll get an up-close-and-personal glimpse of everyday life on this laidback island from three different yet equally charming towns, with five of the nights in a comfortable apartment. By day, you’ll stroll the streets of baroque Catania, the beautiful fishing village of Acitrezza, and the tiny, volcano-ringed Lipari—considered by some to be the 'Sicilian Santorini'. Pleasant seaside strolls? Volcano hikes? Kayaking excursions? Loads of downtime? Why leave?
Highlights: Exploring three very unique communities in Sicily, witnessing the organized chaos of the Catania fish market, hiking the Aeolian Islands, strolling the colourful streets of Lipari, soaking up the Sicilian vibe and sun.
Local Living Italy: Southern Tuscany (EIST)
Local Living Italy: Amalfi Coast (EIAL)
Local Living Italy: Tuscany San Gimignano (EIGL)
Local Living Italy: Puglia (EIPL)
Local Living Italy: Sicily (EISL)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Local Living Italy: Southern Tuscany (EIST)||7 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $1299 USD
|Local Living Italy: Amalfi Coast (EIAL)||8 days||Local Living||Comfort||
From $1599 USD
|Cinque Terre Coastal Walk (EICW)||5 days||Active||Standard||
From $807 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Italy: Tuscany San Gimignano (EIGL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $825 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Italy: Rome (EILL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $850 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Italy: Puglia (EIPL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $1099 USD
|Local Living Italy: Sicily (EISL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $1199 USD