Bike, Hike, Walk, Ski

You pick your activities; we’ll create your perfect tour. Kathy and Vernon work directly with you to create a trip to match your desires for accommodations, daily mileage, terrain, and activities such as wine tastings, cooking classes, shopping, and city tours.


Food and Wine

Any tour of Italy is incomplete without indulging in the amazing food and wine. But to truly appreciate It, and what makes Italy so unique, requires a understanding of the regional history, culture and geography. All become part of your adventure with Kathy, chef, food blogger, and Certified Italian Wine Professional, and Vernon, mountain guide, MS in European Literature and avid history enthusiast.


Your Unique Adventure

Not all private trips are custom. Most tour companies don't have the flexibility to deviate from their set itineraries, so there are always compromises. With Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine, your adventure will be as unique as you are, and your itinerary will be personally designed by Kathy and Vernon to meet the fitness goals and varied interests of your group.


The ItaliaOutdoors Difference

Truly Personalized Service and a Custom Plan for Every Trip

Kathy and Vernon


You communicate directly with Vernon and Kathy. We know your dreams for an Italy adventure, we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive.

No Group Too Small


Our small footprint allows us to travel like locals and enjoy spontaneous adventures as we explore the path less traveled.


Custom Plan


Each tour itinerary is unique and serves as a framework for an exceptional journey, where a thoughtful plan adjusts to your pace.




We focus on just a few select tours to provide an exceptional level of regional knowledge and an unforgettable authentic experience.

Customize Your Adventure - Bike - Walk - Hike - Ski
With Italys "Best Local Guide 2013"

Read about our tours in Adventure Cyclist August 2015

Our passion is creating intimate, personalized cycling, skiing, walking and hiking adventures that explore an authentic Italy
- its outdoor beauty, its hidden back roads, its small family producers, its traditional wines, at your preferred pace.
Tell Me More!

Awarded DOC status in 1989, this zone is located in southern Umbria, in a region historically known for olive oil production. This production zone includes the hilly territory of Amelia, Narni, Calvi, Otricoli, Montecastrilli, Alviano, Lugnano and Penna in Teverina, Giove, and part of the Terni area. Known mainly for red wines, this zone produces many types, white, red as well as rosé. With updated regulations, this area will soon be known as the Amelia DOC.

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Terni, Umbria

The Colli Amerini Bianco is based on the Trebbiano Toscano grape (70-85%), blended with Grechetto, Verdello, Garganega and Malvasia Toscana. The Colli Amerini Malvasia wine is based on Malvasia Toscana (85-100%), blended with Trebbiano Toscano and other local whites. A good wine to enjoy first courses of fresh-water fish and fried lake fish.

Colli Amerini Rosso is based on the Sangiovese grape (65-80%), blended with Merlot, Montepulciano, Cannaiolo, Ciliegiolo and Barbera. A varietal wine based on Merlot is also produced. A higher alcohol Superiore, as well as a young Novello are also available. The Rosso accompanies fresh salamis, first courses with tomato sauces, grilled or roast white meat, mature cheeses.

The Colli Amerini Rosato (rosé) is also based on Sangiovese and the same mix of red grapes. It pairs well with antipasti, risotto or pasta with light sauces and egg dishes.