When visiting a city, connecting with a local can deeply transform your travel experience, making it more exclusive, authentic and original.
Casa Mia Tours offers exclusive experiences and bespoke itineraries in and around Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast, Florence & Tuscany, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna and Sicily.
As trustworthy experts in food and wine, we can custom design eating and wine tasting adventures, host cooking classes and much more––making your travel experience in Italy a deliciously unforgettable one.
Why Casa Mia Tours
Why choose us for your Italy culinary adventures?
Because we’re your friends in Italy.
At Casa Mia Tours we like to treat visitors to Italy––both first-timers and seasoned Italia lovers––like friends and family, offering unique, deeply personal and tailor-made travel experiences.
How to Book a Tour
Booking a tour with us is easy and quick.
How we work
We will respond to your queries within 24 hours on weekdays, and within 48 hours on weekends. Once the details are confirmed and the payment is completed, you will receive an order confirmation containing booking details, the meeting point, and the name and contact of your guide/cook. A few days before the date of your tour you will receive a reminder via email.
Ask us about our exclusive experience planning options.
Whether it’s a social gathering, a bachelorette hen day or a team building event, we are happy to create a tailored, exclusive and memorable bonding experience for your party.
Meet Our Team
Casa Mia Tours was created by Gina and Eleonora.
We are culinary professionals, seasoned home cooks, wine and cheese specialists, who are also great friends.
With the invaluable help of the Casa Mia team, we’re committed to sharing our knowledge and passion for Italian culture and way of life in a joyful, convivial way.
Born into an Italian-American family, she fell in love with all things Italian at a young age. Time spent in kitchens with her Neapolitan and Sicilian grandparents watching, cooking and tasting every dish fed this love and dream of living in Italy.
In 2007, Gina packed her bags and moved to Rome to make her dream of living and working in Italy a reality. While earning a Master’s degree in Italian Gastronomic Culture from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, she worked as a tour guide and put her business expertise to use as a consultant for a number of tour operators. The end result was the creation of Casa Mia Tours.
She moved into the food and tourism industry in 2006 when she had the opportunity to work for Tom Colicchio's Craft family of restaurants in NYC in business development & marketing and spent some time in the kitchen. Previously, she worked in financial services in Boston, New York and London.
Gina has an MBA from New York University, holds the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits and is a certified sommelier and member of the Associazione Italiana Sommelier (AIS). She was the production coordinator for “Master Chef Australia” in Rome and the Naples and Emilia-Romagna episodes of the Netflix series “Ugly Delicious”. Her writing appears in numerous food and travel print and web publications.
After a successful career in graphic design and motion picture, Eleonora’s attention transitioned to journalism and blogging with a strong focus on her great passion: slow travel and the culinary culture of Italy.
Constantly on the lookout for tantalizing food in Italy and beyond, her reporting appears regularly in several online and print food & travel columns. Her topics range from the Italian lifestyle to culinary customs and traditional recipes.
She is the creator of popular food, travel and lifestyle blog Aglio Olio e Peperoncino, which has subscribers in over 100 countries.
She is the host and creator of prime-time TV hits “ABCheese”, “Uazz’America” and "A tavola con mamma" broadcast by SKY TV for Gambero Rosso Channel, Italy's number one food network.
We booked a pasta-making class through Casa Mia Tours. Being a pastry chef myself, I have pretty high expectations for a cooking class and this experience met them all, and even exceeded some!Lisa AUSA