Taste and Slow Italy
Taste and Slow Italy
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Cultural ToursCooking ClassesPrivate ToursFood ToursWine Tours & Tastings
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
About
Tour operator specialized in tours all over Italy, providing tailored travels: wine and food, culture, religious tourism and history. Our strength is the ability to introduce to the guests the authentic Italian lifestyle experience. Tours for groups and individuals, daily tours, cooking schools, events. Our professional staff provides all the technical assistance.
Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy

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Bernardo B
San Jose, Costa Rica2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
These guys are wonderful! Samuele was outstanding. He understood everything that we wanted and helped me put together a wonderful trip. In fact, he did all the planning after I explained my preferences, and he did so to perfection. We had tour guides perfectly coordinated, we stayed in Masserias that were incredible. All in all We were able to travel like the locals and enjoy with the locals which was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much Samuele. You made a wonderful anniversary be even more wonderful with the trip that you planned for us. Two thumbs up definitely!
Written September 14, 2019
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Ciao! Many thanks for your compliments, we are honored of that!! You was one of the first travelers to benefit of our new "innovative experiment", or we should better to say a innovative project of our Company started at the end of 2018. The aim of the project is to improve our tours with local experiences with native culture. "With natives like a native". You are confirming that we are on the good track ! We cared particularly your experiences in Amalfi, Matera and Puglia. We really hope to have you as Guest again soon !!! Thank you so much Kind regards Stefania
Written September 21, 2019
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sallystang
Asbury Park, NJ41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Lisa Perrin of Taste and Slow Italy planned a wonderful itinerary of our 15 day trip to Italy.
In the planning process, we communicated what our expectations were and what sights we wanted to see, as well as a budget. Lisa came up with a fabulous plan that was exactly what we wanted. We knew that we did not want to travel with a group for the most part,but instead wanted personalized service with nothing left to chance,.
And that is exactly what we received. All of the hotels Lisa picked were exactly what we wanted. All of the guides were very professional. knowledgeable, and spoke English very well. Lisa even got our train tickets ahead with assigned seats and arranged for reliable transportation to and from all of our locations. She even recommended places to have lunch and dinner at each city. This was a trip of a lifetime , and we could not have done it so well without the professionalism of Lisa and Taste and Slow Italy. We have traveled to many places, but this by far was the best trip!
Written April 21, 2017
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Ciao Sally, we are really proud after your review ! We realized to have a particular talent to manage travel for couples, reconciling man and woman interests. It seems you confirm this trend actually. It is great ! Best regards Stefania Grillo, CEO
Written May 6, 2017
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michelle k
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
We chose to spend our entire honeymoon in Italy. Lisa from Taste & Slow Italy made our experience there one to remember. She made our transition from location to location seamless and stress-free. All of the accommodations, recommended restaurants and places to visit were all worth while!

It was a pleasure planning our honeymoon with Lisa. She's very easy to talk to and was able to present us with a large variety of options and suggestions in terms of where to go and what to do.

We wanted to have a honeymoon that didn't involve too many tours and nothing to hectic where we'd end up being more tired than when we left. Lisa gave us exactly what we wanted which was healthy balance of beautiful places to see and plenty of time to comfortably enjoy each others company in our amazing hotels or just walking around each area of Italy at our own pace.

We're so glad and grateful for the planning and effort that she put into this experience.
Written June 26, 2016
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Mspero123
Dallas, TX6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I will say that I am completely dissatisfied with Taste, and Slow Italy's customer service. I have been lied to on several occasions regarding a 100% refund due to not being able to travel in one year from date of trip. I have been promised, and lied to on more than one occasion, and have called, and been promised calls back, and nothing. They have forced me to dispute the refund with my CC company, and I have provided all emails from them promising me my refund. I have given them every opportunity to be stand up, and nothing, but false promises. BE CAREFUL!
This goes back to March of 2019, and I am still fighting it
Written September 29, 2021
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Dear Mr Spero you never have traveled with us, you asked a refund and you got it. However you had to wait the law orders of Italy and UE Government. YOU ARE NOT OVER THE EU AND NATIONAL LAW ! or you really think so ??? You cannot write a review because you never have traveled with us. You obtained your refund so please delete your unfaithful review
Written January 31, 2022
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chemulling
Illinois37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
We worked with Lisa of Taste and Slow in planning our 12 day trip to Italy. We covered Rome, Florence, Venice and a side trip to Sorrento. We appreciated how Lisa was incredibly helpful in providing plenty of details, options, and recommendations, and suggesting destinations we wouldn't have thought of ourselves. She truly cared about making this trip special by including ideas we cared about -- authentic Italian cuisine, B & B in different price ranges, etc. We mainly opted for group tours to select destinations, a private drive on Amalfi coast, and did some on our own.The private driver that she arranged for the Amalfi Coast drive and transfers were excellent and so were the B & B accommodations we chose from her recommendations (clean and nice, quiet locations). We did lots of walking on our own and as part of the group tours, so invest in high-quality walking shoes ... I think we averaged 6-8 miles/day walking. If we could change one thing it would be to consider paying extra for private or semi-private tours ... the group tour of Cinque Terra had 60 people and one guide, a guide who was outstanding (Julio of Ciao Florence) but just too many people. Overall, we had a fabulous and memorable trip of Italy.
Written March 31, 2016
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Thanks for the great review and for the kind feedback. Your detailed response will be extremely helpful for our company and for our future clients! Moreover, your consideration about semi private guided tours is absolutely correct: it is a more expensive experience but it definitely allows a deeper experience. Wishing you the best
Written April 6, 2016
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Jnelmcintosh
Jackson, WY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We had a group of 9 people that recently came to visit Tuscany and Umbria. We reached out to Samuele from Taste and Slow Italy for advise on a few different activities and ended up going with a cooking class in Umbria. Samuele has lots of great ideas and contacts and we can't speak highly enough about our unique and fun experience at Tili Vini.
Written December 4, 2019
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Ciao Jay, I am sorry that I reply only now, but I realized about your kind review only now.... I ask for forgiveness...!! Thank you very much. I am agree with you Samuele has many contacts being an Agriculture Economist. Really skilled od wine and food, but also on history and ethnology. In the next season after the covid we are preparing many new tour ideas and destinations. We hope to meet you soon again. Stefania, CEO Taste and Slow Italy
Written April 5, 2021
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andy217
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
My wife and I recently used this travel agency to set up a trip on the Amalfi coast. Overall our schedule included many good activities for a good value, but there were a few issues with our schedule that affected the trip. One thing in particular is that we were given incorrect information about bus transit time and routes. For example, there was a day when a non-existent bus route was listed in the itinerary and we almost missed our tour at Pompeii. When we asked the planner to help us arrange travel she told us just to work with our hotel to find transportation. We also did not have a lot of information about the tours we signed up for which we would’ve appreciated having. Prices for the trip were very reasonable, and the activities put together and dining recommendations were good. We recommend this tour group but you should research and double-check transportation and tour details yourself or arrange private transportation.
Written June 23, 2019
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Ciao Andy, we are proud that the travel was well evaluated despite some detail. We will pay attention to your suggestions to do it better in the future. Your infomation is really important for us. We hope to have you as our Guests in the future, with a particulare care of details. Many thanks Stefania
Written September 21, 2019
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RGA
North Wales7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Many thanks go out to Lisa at Taste and Slow Italy! We just returned from a 12 day trip that started in the Cinque Terre and ended in Sorrento and my wife and I had a fabulous time! From our initial contact with Lisa from a friend's referral, she helped us plan our second trip to Italy while staying within our budget. The hotel recommendations in each town were all fantastic, and her suggestions for restaurants and other things to do were good as well. We stayed in 4 towns and actually visited 23 towns in 12 days, and everything went perfectly without a hitch. I would use Lisa again for another trip and will definitely recommend using Lisa at Taste and Slow Italy to others. PS - it was just my wife and I, but this review page would not permit me to select PAIRS on the type of trip.
Written May 30, 2019
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Ciao ! Sory for the delay on peply to you. Many thanks for your kind review. In particular because you understand how it is complicate to organize and coordinate a type of tour like yours. We hope to have you or your folks and friends as Guests in the future Kind regards
Written September 21, 2019
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travelingbrenda33
Lodi, CA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Taste and Slow Italy is my go to company for almost everything! I am into food & wine and they know their stuff and put together custom tours for me for years! I am 200% dedicated to their commitment to client satisfaction, as I am with my clients....You will not go wrong by using them for any of your European travel needs.....
Written November 4, 2018
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Grazie !!! I missed your review, sorry for the late reply... However, since you are in the food and wine sector we love that you noted our unique plus. Our co Owner is an agricultural economist, expert on agro food. He realized the research to obtain the EU mark PDO for our four food excellences. Now is managing three Innovation project into food tracking. Probably we do not have any competitor with these professional in house...! Our humble strength point. We are proud that our Guests are noting it. Kind regards Stefania
Written September 21, 2019
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kam
Long Beach, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
My husband and I were planning 21 days in Italy but realized we needed help with all of the details. Lisa Perin with Taste and Slow Italy came to our rescue. She listened to our ideas and made them come true, based on our budget and requests. From the accomodations, train tickets, day trips, restaurant suggestions, and lots of additional details, we experienced a flawless adventure. She was very patient with any changes we requested, and once we arrived in Italy we knew we could count on her 24/7.Many thanks!!!!
Written October 19, 2018
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Ciao Kathy. We are honored to read your review! At the moment we are developing a new project with a partner from USA to balance the “overtourism” issue, promoting innovative attractions and hidden places. Right because Italy is a really complex country. Consider only the completely different cultures between Southern Italy (rural and Mediterranean culture) and the Northern side comparable as North Europe countries culture (obviously taking into account our Italian unique peculiarities). We easily manage to give to the Guests an authentic experience “like locals with locals”. A great benefit for your experiences in Italy. Then the assistance… thank you for the compliment, actually we provide a reliable assistance. We do not manage a real time call center, in any case we always provide a quick response to solve urgent problems. For instance just today 27 Oct: in Italy the legal time will change tomorrow, 1 hour turns back (in USA is 4 Nov), we opportunely aware our Travelers this morning of that time change. We wait you in Italy soon !!! Stefania - CEO
Written October 27, 2018
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