Authentic Travel With A Local Italian Expert

A native from Manduria, Puglia a small town famous for the best Primitivo in Italy, Antimo Cimino has an infectious passion and enthusiasm for travel and culture. He has travelled extensively around the world, speaks six languages, and has an outgoing personality. He loves sharing his Italian roots and showing you the most authentic aspects of being Italian. Following him around is a fun, multi-sensory, enjoyable experience like no other, he is well respected and loved by friends, with him by your side you will be treated like family! 

Join One of Our Travel Journeys in 2018

Tulum Mexico - 10-17th February 2018

7 relaxing days in the small town of Tulum, two hours south and away from the busy resorts of Cancun. Just 15 minutes by car from beautiful, sandy beaches and very close to enchanting Mayan ruins. A perfect spot to enjoy authentic Mexican food, the rough-around- the-edges atmosphere, the cenotes, beautiful beaches and resorts. Transportation, accommodations, breakfast, bike, a couple of excursions, free time, and wellness classes are included. You only have to worry about your flight and travel insurance. 

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Enchanted Italy in the Spring - 21st April to May 5th - 2018

Two weeks mingling with Italians, learning about their lifestyle, traveling from Puglia, to Abruzzo, then to Emilia Romagna while spring displays a tapestry of beautiful colors and blossoms from one region to the next. Sightseeing ancient charming cities and towns, tasting and enjoying some of the best wines Italy has to offer and some of the freshest most delicious food. A true multi-sensory journey across the Italian boot that will leave you enchanted! The final itinerary can change according to the needs, interests, and wishes of the group.

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Ancient towns of Puglia and Calabria - May 6-18th - 2018

This 12 days trip will take you at the discovery of ancient fascinating and charming towns both in Puglia and in Calabria, crossing the south part of the Italian boot from East to West. Traveling from the towns of Lecce, Cisternino, Locorotondo, Polignano a Mare on the Adriatic Sea to Maratea on the Tyrrhenian Sea. During this wonderful adventure we will be cooking with locals, enjoying incredible food and wine, and walking on the beach. 

If you plan to stay longer in Italy, you can continue your vacation on your own to check out the Amalfi Coast or spend a few days in Rome. 

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Grape Harvest in Puglia + Hiking in Abruzzo - August 30 to Sept. 15th - 2018

This 16 days journey will start in Puglia during the grape harvest season. We start at a relaxing pace in a countryside villa in the middle of the Valle D’Itria outside Cisternino. Our journey will continue to the Salento region before we travel along the Adriatic coast to Abruzzo to spend a few days in the heart of the Gran Sasso National Park. We will have lots of time to relax on beautiful beaches, swimming, snorkeling, going for walks or reading a book by the swimming pool or the Ionic Sea. The journey will also involve cooking and learning from locals at their homes, enjoying incredible meals together, harvesting grapes, making wine, and visiting a few wineries. 

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Appetite for Beauty and La Bella Vita - October 26 to November 10 - 2018

This is a vacation as much as a journey about experiencing the beauty in life through food, wine, and art. Created in the spirit of the Italian saying “Anche l’occhio vuole la sua parte” meaning the eye too has an appetite; an appetite for beauty.

During this journey through Italy we will explore the concept and application of beauty in various aspects of Italian life, from the arts, to the table, food and wine, fashion and more. Guided by travel expert from Puglia, Antimo Cimino along with Italian culture blogger Lonielle De Haven, this trip will be a treat for your senses and an unparalleled lifetime memory.

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