Welcome to the “new” Adventures in Italy.  Originally posted in December, 2017 for Slow Travel Tours, I talk about taking on this amazing opportunity.

Ahem…excuse me…is this thing on?

Welcome to my first post as the new owner of Adventures in Italy. I’m Michelle, and I’m really excited to be here.

Adventures in Italy has just completed its 15th season of leading tours in Orvieto, Italy, so it’s no longer a baby. The founders, Kristin and Bill Steiner, have created something truly wonderful. Combining artistic pursuits with the culture and history of Italy make Adventures in Italy trips unlike your average Italian holiday. It’s travel that transforms.

Imagine sitting and tasting wine made from grapes feet from where you sit, and having the vintner sitting next to you!

Or enjoy a meal combining olive oil with wine pairing in the family-run shop of the olive oil producer.

You’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the neighborhood, too.  Say hi to Alberto making sculptures in his workshop…

Federico and Hannah in the leather shop…

And stop by and say Ciao to Antony and Romina and grab a coffee at the Blue Bar.

Neighbors soon become friends.  I feel like I’m returning home each time I walk through the archway into our neighborhood. You will, too.

I fell in love with Orvieto and the format of Adventures in Italy when I first took a trip in 2013. I couldn’t wait to return, and I can’t wait to share the beauty of this magical hilltop town with you.  Tours are open for 2018, I do hope you’ll join me!

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