"Setting foot on the ground of an ancient Greek colony gave me a euphoric feeling."
Prepare to be wined and dined to your stomachs content! Danielle and Christian provided me with an authentic tour in Irpinia and on the Cilento coast. The highlights for me were lunch at Nonna Pina Country House and Paestum's archeological park. Simply put, Nonna Pina's food was out of this world. (Come on, blended cacciocavallo and ricotta stuffed ravioli topped with black truffles!) Setting foot on the ground of an ancient Greek colony gave me a euphoric feeling. I highly recommend going on this trip and look forward to going on their tour again.
Anthony Diaz, New York
"I’ve traveled to Italy several times before, but never felt quite as immersed in the real lives of Italians."
What a fantastic tour. I’ll never forget our time in the private garden of the Castle in Ischia. What a treat that your connections led us to that wonderful, quite, private world. The wonderful people Danielle found to lead us through Naples and Ferrante’s world were informed, passionate, lovely people all. I’ve traveled to Italy several times before, but never felt quite as immersed in the real lives of Italians. Every Ferrante lover should go!
Lisa Battalia, Washington D.C.
"... it felt like a private tour with a relaxed, knowledgable, take charge, local friend."
Feast on History is the way to experience Campania! The idea of "group tour" does not typically appeal to me; however, this was no "group tour". Instead it felt like a private tour with a relaxed, knowledgable, take charge, local friend. The food and setting (none of which I would have discovered on my own) were absolutely spectacular and Danielle and Christian's expertise cannot be beat. You will not regret this trip!
Mark Womack, New York
"–to see it was wonderful, but to share it with Danielle, herself an art historian, was a joy."
"As a medievalist by profession (and inveterate sightseer and museum-goer), I so appreciated the opportunity on this trip to visit monuments of art and architecture in southern Italy. If you chose to relax over a cappuccino in the town square on your “alone” time, you could happily do that – or you could take off, as I did, through the back streets of Ravello and discover the gardens and cloister of the Villa Cimbrone and the breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast from the Villa’s Terrace of Infinity. Or climb the stairs of the celebrated approach to the Cathedral at Amalfi and view the Spanish Baroque art within – to see it was wonderful, but to share it with Danielle, herself an art historian, was a joy. Or explore the ancient complex at Paestum – to see “in the flesh” the famous Temple of Poseidon, a photograph of which appears in every art history textbook.
And then to return to our splendid accommodation at the Borgo and share a meal – local specialties chosen by Danielle and wines selected by Christian – with congenial company was such a pleasure – and a culinary adventure at times."
Mary Halbach, New York
"I never would have discovered the places they took us on my own."
"Danielle and Christian are the perfect tour guides for southern Italy. I never would have discovered the places they took us on my own. Their expertise on art, food, and wine made all the excursions extra special. Meeting their southern Italian family was a delight! I anxiously await my next adventure with Feast on History!"
Katherine Gould, Alabama
"And PS, some of the best food I've had in my life. If you don't come here, it's like... stupido."
"I am usually not big on traveling in groups, but this was different."
"I was lucky enough to go on the inaugural trip with Danielle and Christian. It was one of the best travel experiences that I have had. I am usually not big on traveling in groups, but this was different. The schedule provided a right mix of alone and group time, allowed each of us to explore at our own pace while providing opportunities for bonding and forming long-lasting friendship. Making things more amazing is that all of that happened within a very eclectic group whose members were from different cities and whose ages ranged from early 30s to early 80s.
Aside from the great group dynamics, Danielle and Christian picked spectacular places to eat and drink great wine, while learning about what we were eating and drinking. We even had a chance to try our own hand at making a meal. The cultural part of the trip is also not to be underestimated. The great thing about Feast on History is that they introduce you to things you are just unlikely to find on your own -- small Italian towns virtually unknown to non-Italians, churches and museums unexplored by foreign tourists, and family owned restaurants cooking according to the traditional recipes. On this trip you get to see a much more authentic Italy than you do in the major tourist attractions. I cannot recommend this adventure highly enough and myself cannot wait to go again!"
Greg Dolin, Maryland
"Jam-packed with amazing things I never would have otherwise had an opportunity to do."
"Our day on the island of Ischia I will never forget!"
"Our Ferrante Fever tour was fantastic! Danielle was an amazing guide…felt like traveling with a friend. Danielle provided additional guides that were so informative not only about Naples and Ischia, but well versed in the Ferrante novels. Danielle related the sites and the books seamlessly. Our day on the island of Ischia I will never forget! If you are a Ferrante lover this trip is for you!"
Christina Battalia, New York
"We woke each morning to view the expansive valley below our patio at the Borgo in the mountains, with the sea sculpted into the land in the distance."
"Imagine getting off the beaten track from the famous cities of Italy and exploring the mountains and valleys along the Tyrrhenian Sea! This was our experience as we joined the maiden tour of Campania with Danielle and Christian. We woke each morning to view the expansive valley below our patio at the Borgo in the mountains, with the sea sculpted into the land in the distance. With our small group of twelve, we had private tours of historic sites and cooked at an elegant farm, were treated like family by the owners of our hotel and made lasting friendships. In their relaxed way, Danielle and Christian shared their expertise about archaeology, food and wine and made us all feel extremely comfortable!"
Katherine Goodman and Anthony Monteleone, New York
"They took care of every detail, which allowed me to simply enjoy the experience."
I joined the inaugural Feast on History trip in October of 2015. I think I was one of the last guests to sign up about three weeks before the trip. Although it was a spontaneous decision (who can say "no" to Italy?), it turned out to be one of the best travel choices I have made. I was nervous about traveling with a group since I typically like to travel alone and do my own thing, but this program proved to be different. Danielle and Christian have created an environment that is welcoming to all ages and interests, and a schedule that allows for enjoyment of group activities as well as alone time. They are truly passionate about sharing Italian culture and history with their guests. I really appreciated that I didn't have to think about a thing once I arrived. They took care of every detail, which allowed me to simply enjoy the experience. And they weren't kidding around when they titled the program "feast" because you will not go hungry! The food was absolutely amazing and opened my eyes to true local Italian cuisine, which I never would have experienced on my own. Danielle and Christian, as well as the Borgo folks, were gracious and warm hosts. I whole-heartedly recommend the Feast on History trips and hope to join another adventure with them in the near future!
Maggie Berget, New York