We decided to use initalytours for a cooking class and a day on the farm and dinner. This was truly an amazing experience for us. This part of Calabria is just waiting to be discovered. Our host Tania is wonderful and oversees every detail.
For the true experience of the area you should consider using Initalytours.com Thank you Tania it was amazing. We can not wait to do this again!!!
My family and I recently took a trip to Capo Vaticano.
Dave, Nancy and family, Boston, Massachusetts
In Italy tours, what can I say… From the moment I found this 8 day Calabria cooking tour on the net to the moment I left Bella Tropea I was continuously amazed. It is without exaggeration when I say every moment exceeded my expectations. Amazing accommodation, cooking with Rosanna, Days sailing on the Calabrian sea, Tropea city tours with Tania – everything was fantastic. Every one involved in making this tour happen were so exceptionally friendly and helpful, it honestly was an extraordinary experience.
Maria Occhiuto, Sydney, Australia
I just wanted to send you a big Thank You for taking care of my clients. They couldn’t say enough about you and your hospitality.
Tropea was the best part of their entire trip! They were absolutely delighted with everything they experienced. I hope to send more clients your way.
Ashley Jackson, Myrtle Beach, SC
“We felt welcomed into a warm Italian family lifestyle and enjoyed making the delicious menus while tasting typical Calabrian wine. You have the best of both worlds; the bright blue sea and the exquisite views from the mountaintops. You succeeded in creating a marvelous tour with lots of variation and respect for the local products and culture. One we will never forget!”
Tania We haven’t stopped talking about our trip. You made sure we had a wonderful time and we enjoyed every minute of it. We can’t thank you enough for your enthusiasm and your warm friendly touch. It has been a great vacation.
Margareta (Griet) and Helena (Leen), Belgium
We wanted a different vacation in Italy. We wanted a vacation that was tropical, romantic, adventurous and tied to water. We went on the internet and investigated ‘boating trips in Southern Italy”. Tania’s name popped up… and the rest was history.
Tania found us a boat, an experienced captain, a car rental company and a fabulous hotel. She met us in Italy and set us up for our 7 day sailing trip. She took us to dinner, took us to buy groceries for the boat, and arranged for our ride to meet the boat. Then she surprised us with a gift basket of Italian delicacies, and a detailed book on the Aeolian Islands. That book proved valuable as we explored each of the islands.
When we returned from our boat trip, Tania met us, again, and showered us with attention. To say she made our trip better is an understatement. Tania made the trip happen and took care of all the worry and all the details. She is dedicated, detailed and genuinely caring about her clients. Our trip was a huge success and we can’t thank her enough!
We highly recommend utilizing Tania for any and all vacation and cooking plans!
Gary Saulter, USA
Unfortunately we are now back in Londra! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the whole experience of Tropea! Especially the food! Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality. We’ll definitely be back at some stage next year! That’s where a direct flight would be handy! It was wonderful to meet such a free spirit like yourself! I wish you all the best with your business! We’ll send the photos through, Vince took some fabulous ones of our evening. They are very sad to be home but apparently Vince is cooking up a storm Tropea style! Big hug & kiss. Take care & definitely stay in touch! x
Lisa Chapman, London
The cooking course was fantastic. Great place and splendid food. Relaxing and having very nice people to be with. I had a fantastic day.
Christina Venimschoot, Belgium
Tania, I truly enjoyed every moment we had in Tropea. I can’t wait to try a few of the dishes. I just shared some with my daughter in Seattle hope to bring her there some day. Of course I have 7 children so I will have to tell them to start saving their money if they wish to go. Hope we can do that. Also the time with family was of course wonderful. They also cooked some wonderful meals. My cousins made the Lasagna just like Rosanna, I believe we are related to Rosanna I am related to the Pirillo’s and the Parisi’s. Linda’s grandfather and mine were brothers their name was Pirillo. They were from the same area as Rosanna’s. Thank You again, we had a wonderful time.
We had a lovely time; the people you selected to help us were wonderful and we saw lots, ate wonderful meals and learned a huge amount in 2 short days. We absolutely loved Italy and can’t wait to get back (maybe a villa in Tuscany and wine/cooking classes next time)? We will be recommending you to our friends and calling you when we are ready to head back to your beautiful country.
Doug & Colleen Pruden
Now that I’ve settled back, unpacked etc, I would just like to add a few words of gratitude to you Tania, for the welcoming hospitality you have given both to Alex and myself during our exquisite vacation In Tropea. I have always been aware of what Italians have to offer both in the culinary and fashion industry but you have managed to execute the Italian cuisine and way of life in Calabria in a way I believe no other can. I applaud you for your mannerism in the way you translated the language for us to understand step by step (already I have put into practice some of the dishes we made together). We shared wonderful humour together and in all honesty haven’t laughed so much. Jenni and Noel were wonderful company couldn’t have asked for a better couple to accompany us on this wonderful experience. You will definitely see me again and I look forward to more memorable times together.
Monica Schulz, Cyprus
Each part of the tour was really enjoyable, from hiking with Anita up in the hills, to the cooking class with Laura and Daniel, and the vineyard winery tour with Francesco, and the in-kitchen look at meal preparation with Enzo. Be sure to mention what you want to do and see to Tania and see will tailor a trip to give you maximum enjoyment of your time in beautiful Calabria. I highly recommend In Italia Tours!
John K. – tripadvisor
Amazing ancestry and cooking tour
Our family of 4 (myself, my husband and our 2 sons who are in their early 20’s) had an experience of a lifetime with Tania as our guide and translator and Luca as our driver. My husband’s grandparents are from Maida, a small town in Calabria. We sent Tania information about his family and she went to Maida a few weeks before we arrived to find birth certificates and make contact with locals to show us around. She even contacted some of my husband’s Italian cousins who met up with us. With Tania’s help we were able to find the house my husband’s grandfather grew up in and also his great grandfather’s tomb in the mausoleum. Everyone in Maida was so friendly and we had a great experience there with Tania as our translator. She then took us to a restaurant nearby where in addition to a delicious lunch we got a tour of how they produced olive oil. We had another wonderful experience with Tania the next day when our family had a private outdoor cooking class using many fresh ingredients from Laura and Daniele’s farm. Laura is an amazing cook and we’ve already made some of the new recipes. We also really enjoyed learning about the different fruit trees- olives, lemons, cherries, etc, etc. They are a super nice couple and Tania did a great job helping us communicate with them. Tania’s tours are based in Tropea a very beautiful old walkable seaside town with lots of Italian but no American tourists (except us!) We loved the hotel she set up for us. We could walk everywhere and it served a delicious breakfast with a great view on their terrace every morning. I highly recommend touring with Tania! She will make sure you have a wonderful experience!
Karen W. – tripadvisor
By far one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Tania and her crew make every experience unique and memorable. This is not a standard tour. It is an immersive journey into Calabria’s essence. Wonderful.
sg001058 Harleysville, PA – tripadvisor
If in Tropea please see Tania first, my sister and l travelled in May 2018 and our 8 days with Tania in Tropea was magical from beginning to end. A brilliant Australian /Italian l felt like l was with a close relative the whole time, her care and experiences offered showcase a most beautiful part of Calabria. I’m not sure why the North gets so much attention when the South of Italy is by far the most stunning and offers great value for money, idyllic beaches and crystal clear waters. The food and wine is beyond glorious!!!!! Our accomodation was great, everything at out doorstep and the courtesy and warmth of the Calabrese people made it such an authentic and off the beaten track adventure. Can’t speak more highly of Tania Pascuzzi and what she offers in Tropea.
Will be back Tania,
Tiz and Grace, Melbourne, Australia – tripadvisor
Tania planned such a wonderful week that I’m still dreaming about it. Each daily outing/event was like a new vacation every day. I have been to Italy many times and this topped all I have experienced to date. All the people were warm and welcoming from the B&B to the driver. Tropea is beautiful in itself but the culture, history and cuisine of the region were brought to life. Seeing the passion and love the people have for Calabria was truly inspiring. Thank you Tania!
Rosalba M – tripadvisor
“In Italy Tours”
I have booked with Tania and her company before and am always thrilled with her tours. Her cooking classes are FABULOUS, the venues, the instructors, and drivers cannot compare to any in all of Italy. I have taken classes and toured many, many towns in Italy and the individualized touch from Tania and her staff goes beyond your expectations.
Lucrezia O – tripadvisor
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