ABOUT

When visiting a city, learning a new recipe, or simply discovering a wine and cheese pairing, having an expert with you can deeply transform your experience, making it more exclusive, authentic and original. 

Casa Mia offers an array of in-person experiences and bespoke itineraries throughout Italy (a.k.a. Il Bel Paese -‘The Beautiful Country’), most notably in and around Rome, Naples & the Amalfi Coast, Florence & Tuscany, Bologna & Emilia-Romagna and Sicily.

We also offer an extensive range of ever-changing live online food and wine experiences hosted via Zoom for those unable to travel.

No matter the medium – real world or virtual – our goal is share our knowledge and passion for Italian culture and way of life in a joyful, convivial way.

Why Casa Mia Tours

Why choose us for your Italy culinary adventures?

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Because we’re your friends in Italy.

At Casa Mia Tours we like to treat visitors (in-person and virtual) 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 In-person Tour

Booking a tour with us is easy and quick.

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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.

Custom Real World Tours

Ask us about our exclusive experience planning options.

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Bespoke

Whether it’s a special event, corporate/team building trip or just a normal vacation, we are here to create a tailored, exclusive and memorable experience for you while visiting Italy. We offer single and multi-day itineraries –  get in touch for more information.

How to Book a Virtual Experience

Reserving your slot in an upcoming session is simple.

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Quick and easy

Our full schedule of upcoming online experiences can be found here. Each session has a maximum number of permitted attendants, to ensure the lesson remains authentic and intimate – just like a real-world cooking lesson. Once you have booked your slot, we will send you a shopping list for the required ingredients and/or wines. Then, it’s just a case of logging on via the Zoom link we supply!

Custom Online Experiences

Let us host your special event with an unforgettable virtual experience.

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Tailored to you

Our team is on hand to create a complete tailored online experience. Celebrate a special event from the comfort of your home with loved ones, friends and colleagues. Click here for for information.

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. 

Gina Tringali

Owner

Gina is a travel and food writer, culinary guide and natural wine lover. She divides her time between Italy and the U.S. traveling to meet food experts, wine producers and chefs. Uncovering wine & culinary history, traditional & creative food recipes and emerging food trends is an endless adventure.

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.

Eleonora Baldwin

Owner

American-born and Italian-raised Eleonora is a TV celebrity, bilingual journalist, and culinary connoisseur.

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.

Carolyn White

Experience Manager

Carolyn White was born into an Irish-English American family in Brewster, Massachusetts. After 18 years in education as a teacher and counselor, Carolyn made a life-altering decision to change careers and venture into the culinary world. During the summer of 2017 she staged at Coppa Enoteca in Boston where she focused on the art of pasta making. In December 2018, Carolyn was accepted to Alice Waters’ Rome Sustainable Food Project and moved to Rome in March 2018. There she studied Roman food and culture, sustainability practices, and cooked for the residents of the American Academy in Rome. With Casa Mia Tours, Carolyn contributes her writing for the blog, and is employed as Experience Manager for Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and beyond.
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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