Jim is the owner and Director of Italian Delights Tours. Born in Australia and of Italian heritage, he prides himself on being available to his guests at all times whilst on tour, and also ensuring that their experiences are as worry-free and enjoyable as possible. Jim is passionate about contemporary Italian culture. His interests range from Italy's marvellous food and wine to its economic and political spheres, and last but not least his beloved 'calcio' / football - Italy's favourite sport. He delights in helping guests immerse themselves into Italian life because he believes that this is the essence of really travelling! He takes particular pride in introducing guests to his dad's home town, the cute little medieval village of Varzi in Southern Lombardy.
Beppe Salerno is a native of Piedmont in Italy. Although, both his parents are from the South of Italy and he grew up experiencing southern and northern traditions. He splits his time between the United States (his wife is from Boston) and Turin, his hometown in Italy. In 2000, Beppe began his career in active, adventure travel as a bike tour guide. After many years of guiding, Beppe made tourism his full time job. That allows him to show his home country to guests seeking authentic cultural experiences. Beppe enjoys cooking and staying fit through activities such as biking, running and yoga. He is a sommelier who loves the chemistry and physics of wine, and his exuberance and care are highlights for guests on our tours!
Lisa & Claudia
Lisa and Claudia are an aunty and niece team and are the tour leaders on our Amalfi Delights' Tour. They have dedicated most of their working lives escorting and promoting the magnificent Amalfi region to many visitors. They have lived most of their lives in the rather sleepy coastal town of Minori, where our Amalfi tour is based. They are proud Italians and enjoy their lives surrounded by the beauty that this country has to offer. A personable and dedicated service is their driving goal, accompanied by the motto that guests are their friends! Lisa and Claudia are committed to providing the most professional services and they make sure they deliver quality, personal attention, support and local knowledge to our guests. Put simply, Lisa and Claudia aim to ensure that guests have the best holiday of their lives during our tours!
Marianna and Chiara are the tour directors on our Venetian Delights Foodies tour based in the gorgeous town of Treviso. Their combined knowledge of Treviso, the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions is second to none. They are perfect travel companions for our guests, who typically love to explore Italy like the locals. Marianna and Chiara, and their team of professional guides, promise that our guests will have fascinating first-hand local experiences and also get to taste the unique regional flavours of these beautiful regions!