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Immersion tours of Southern Italy and Little Italy in the Bronx

If you enjoy getting off the beaten path and being shown the intimate details of a unique region then this is the tour for you.
— Doug and Dena Drum, guests, Fall in Cilento 2018

A 5-day book cllub spent walking and eating in Naples

Ferrante Fever


Ferrante Fever: A Tour of Naples inspired by Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels

This tour of Elena Ferrante's Naples is a roving book club with lots of in-depth conversation about the extraordinary Neapolitan novels in the places where the stories are set. To make this tour more widely available, the price is only $1500 which includes a 5-day full planned itinerary with guides and ground transportation. Guests find their own accommodations that are suitable to their budget. Each guest will receive a copy of Ferrante Fever to help them choose accommodations and restaurants.

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


  • Paperback copy of Ferrante Fever: A Naples Guidebook Inspired by Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels

  • All day tours

  • Guides, daily expert guidance, facilitated group discussion about the books

  • Two meals

  • Ground transportation in Ischia


A one week immersion into the food, wine and culture of the cilento

Spring & Fall in Cilento


Spring & Fall in Cilento

Every May and October

  • Unpack your bags only once to stay at Borgo La Pietraia overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea

  • See the 5,000 year old temples at Paestum, a UNESCO World Heritage site

  • Learn to cook traditional Southern Italian dishes from a Baronessa at her farmhouse

  • Travel along the Amalfi Coast by boat to explore the most beautiful sites including the Cathedral of Amalfi

  • Explore the Cilento National Park's protected coastline and the medieval villages that dot the interior

  • Learn about Cilento wine and visit local vineyards and winemakers

As someone who doesn’t like to go on “small group travel” this is a trip that redefines that term and will blow even the most seasoned traveler away!
— Ariel Handelman, Guest, Spring in Cilento 2018


  • Accommodations

  • Private ground transporation

  • Transfers between Rome and Borgo La Pietraia

  • 5 dinners and 3 lunches

  • Enrichment program about art, food and wine by hosts Danielle Oteri and Christian Galliani


Off-the-beaten-path in Campania & Sicily

Southern Secrets


Southern Secrets: Campania & Sicily's hidden corners

Go off the beaten path and taste the best of Southern Italy and Sicily. Our Southern Secrets: Campania and Sicily’s Hidden Corners tour will take you beyond the ordinary. Highlights include the Greek temples of Paestum, touring the vines and savoring the wines of the Irpinia wine region, exploring the ancient Phoenician outpost of Mozia, and eating “archeo-cuisine” in the shadow of the Greek-Roman Valley of the Temples at Agrigento.

We’ll be mesmerized by the food markets in Palermo, learn to cook regional dishes from a Baronessa at her buffalo farm in countryside of Cilento, and relish freshly-made couscous while gazing at the splendid Trapani Salt Flats.

Hosted by Danielle Oteri of Feast on History and Allison Scola of Experience Sicily, during Southern Secrets: Campania and Sicily’s Hidden Corners, you will be delighted by personalized service, insider knowledge, and uncommon excursions. Refresh your spirit with this stimulating adventure through Southern Italy and Sicily!



  • All accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches
  • 8 dinners 
  • Cooking class
  • Wine at dinners (equivalent to two glasses per person, per meal)
  • All ground transportation via private coach and drivers
  • Airfare between Naples and Palermo and Palermo and Rome
  • Enrichment program provided by Danielle and Allison throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees, tours and local expert guides
  • Taxes, service charges and gratuities


Southern Italy wine tour


Southern Italian Wine Tour: Campania & Basilcata

October 2019

Join Christian Galliani, sommelier and Southern Italian wine expert for a tour of Campania and Basilicata’s best vineyards and winemakers. Experience deep conversation with some of Italy’s best winemakers including Salvatore Moletierri, and Bruno De Concilliis. This tour includes visits UNESCO World Heritage Sites the Royal Palace at Caserta, the ancient temples at Paestum and Matera.

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  • All accommodations

  • All wine tastings

  • 5 dinners

  • 4 lunches

  • Ground transportation throughout the tour

  • Transfers to and from Naples airport or transportation


Daily tours & Private tours by appointment

Bronx Little Italy


GO Straight to the best of little Italy in the Bronx

The Belmont section of the Bronx known as both Little Italy and “Arthur Avenue” is the largest concentration of historic mom-and-pop shops in the United States. Within six square blocks are two dozen shops and restaurants which have been in operation for between 40-110 years.

Feast On History’s tours of Little Italy in the Bronx draw on our long family history. Founder Danielle Oteri’s great-grandfather first opened his shop on Arthur Avenue in 1918. Our food tours have been featured on the cover of The New Yorker, on CNN Travel, and dozens of newspapers, magazines and blogs. We’re also highly rated on TripAdvisor.


TOurs offered

  • Shopping & Tasting Tour, 2.5 hours, Tuesdays-Saturdays at 11am

  • Pizza, Pasta & Parm Tour, 3 hours, Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm

  • Holiday Shopping Tours (Easter and Christmas)

  • Private Cannoli Classes at Egidio Pastry Shop

  • Private Tours

  • Corporate Team Building Tours