For the Love of Italy
Italy is filled with truly magical destinations and endless possibilities for authentic experiences. Pranzo Tours was created to share our passion for Italian food, culture, history, spaces, and places with discerning travelers. As an independent tour company, we pride ourselves on providing uniquely designed trips to select destinations with the highest level of customer service.
Travel Notebook by Priscilla Pilon: Backroads & Alleyways of Italy with Pranzo Tours
Each Pranzo Tour is personally crafted with hand-picked venues and local guides to assure you an authentic Italian experience. Our partners in Italy are highly trained and certified in respective aspects of Italian food, culture, and history. With our concierge approach, your guides great you on arrival and remain with you throughout your stay. Our goal is for you to travel with confidence in exploring intriguing back alleys and discover off-the-beaten-path hidden treasures.
Anthony DeFilippis, President & Founder
Tony is the founder and chief foodie at Pranzo Tours. He grew up eating his mother’s wonderful southern Italian cooking served in the traditions of food and family that define Italian culture. He thought he knew Italian food until he traveled to Italy fifteen years ago. He hasn’t stopped exploring since.
Tony has spent the last eight years discovering the nooks and crannies of his favorite Italian locations from carefully kept artisanal traditions in the basements of family farmhouses to the large warehouses of prosciutto and cheeses. No matter where he travels, Tony finds people who want to share their passions with you.
Best way to start the day: At a small neighborhood café with a sfogliatella pastry and watching the locals.
Favorite aperitif: Negroni Sbagliato
Most unexpected find: Giant fried sage leaves
Friendliest place: At a dinner table with locals, anywhere in Italy.
Top travel tip: Don’t compare Italy to the US, or anywhere else you have visited. Embrace the uniqueness of each region.
What Clients Say
“I can tell you that the holiday was perfect. From drivers, concierge, tours, hotels, and eating. Nothing was missing. I will tell all our friends about the details. Thank you for taking care of us.”
“We had a fantastic time in Umbria with Pranzo Tours. Tony planned out a well organized itinerary for four of us that included a truffle hunt, cooking classes, a bicycle adventure, wine tastings and vineyard tours, and wonderful restaurants. We loved our driver and our guides. We will definitely call on Tony again to explore other parts of Italy.”
“Tony listened to us and put together just the family vacation that we wanted! It was perfect from beginning to end. It was the trip of a lifetime!”