Professional

Tour Guides

The AncoraItalia Tours team of Doris & Doug have traveled extensivly in Italy and are familiar with the customs, culture, and language of Italy.

 

As your AncoraItalia Tour guides, each day we will be traveling with you during your stay with us. We are Italian-speaking and are very familar with regional traditions and culture. But, when we travel to areas of historical significance, we like to hire local English-speaking guides who are experts in their particular region and have local historical knowledge.

Up-close with the grape vines.

Area Chefs

Once you've traveled in Italy, you quickly come to realize that there is no such thing as “Italian” cooking, but rather “Regional Italian” cooking. Food in Italy is part of the National identity and each region is determined not just geo-graphically, but also by what Mamma serves at the dinner table and that usually includes local, seasonal ingredients. Because of this, we like to use local Italian Chefs to instruct our Cooking Classes so that you can experience the passion first-hand.

It all starts with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

“We left our careers in Advertising in Minneapolis in 2001 to start a new life in Italy in our recently restored 350 year old olive mill in Lucca, Tuscany.”

 

Lucca is the birthplace of Doris' mother Ida who emigrated to Milwaukee after WWll in search of a better life. Traveling to Italy for the first time at the age of six with her mother on the ship The SS Cristoforo Colombo, Doris was introduced at an early age to Italian culture.

“I have always felt a strong connection to Italy, and for me to move here, was like coming home.”

Together Doris & Doug have traveled extensivly in Italy and are familar with the customs and culture of the Italian people. Fluent in Italian, they look forward to introducing you to their Italy.

“ A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.

Our Team of AncoraItalia Tour Professionals.

 

Doris & Doug

 

Local Transportation

All of our AncoraItalia Tours use local licensed drivers who are familar with the rules-of-the-road and take all the stress out of traveling in a foreign country allowing you to have that glass of wine with lunch. Salute!

Personal van service in Amalfi.

 
 

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