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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.

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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.

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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.

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The ItaliaOutdoors Difference


Truly Personalized Service and a Custom Plan for Every Trip

Kathy and Vernon

NO MIDDLEMEN

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

SMALL FOOTPRINT

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

 

Custom Plan

UNIQUE ITINERARY

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

 

Authenticity

KNOWLEDGE

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.
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The Colli di Trasimeno DOC was one of the first wine zones in Umbria to receive DOC recognition, in 1972. The area, which is rather extensive, lies in the province of Perugia, in the communes of Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve, Corciano, Magione, Paciano, Panicate, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Piegaro and Tuoro sul Trasimeno, all located in the hills overlooking Lake Trasimeno. The vines in this area have very ancient origins.

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Lago di Trasimeno, Umbria

 


The Colli di Trasimeno DOC includes 4 blended white wines, Secco, Bianco Scelto, Frizzante and Vin Santo, as well as a single varietal, Grechetto. The Bianco Secco is served with light hors d'oeuvres, fish soup with light sauces,  and roasted and grilled fish.

The Colli del Trasimeno Rosso DOC is probably the best known wines of this denomination. There are five red blends, including Rosso, Rosso Scelto, Rosso Riserva, Frizzante and Novello, as well as varietals Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamey, Merlot Riserva, Cabernet Sauvignon Riserva and Gamey Riserva. The Rosso wines pair well with antipasti of traditional cold cuts, pasta with ragù sauce, porchetta, game, and cheese.

A Spumante wine is also produced, perfect for an aperitif.