Discover our NEW Live Virtual Tours – we take you to Bella Italia from the comfort of your own home!
Recently I shared with you our new initiative of online Virtual Tours to help keep the dream of Italy alive. Italian Allure Travel can’t wait to literally welcome back international travellers from all over the world back to our beautiful Italy.
Until your turn to jump on a plane arrives, due to popular demand, we have created the following New live online virtual tours with our expert guides and chefs who are based all over Italy. We offer you the chance to virtually discover Italy via zoom video call connecting with our local guides as they walk you around their local towns and properties – view our new selection below..
Bellagio, the Pearl of Lake Como
Enjoy an introductory tour of the “Pearl of Lario” and find out why for centuries many have flocked to Bellagio!
Today, Lake Como in its entirety is your oyster and beautiful Bellagio is its shiny “Pearl of the Lario”. Join your expert guide, who is proud to call this area her home, for a virtual stroll through one of Italy’s most charming towns. This is a live online tour starting from the most panoramic point of Bellagio. Whilst you are online, our guide will walk you through the historical centre to discover the local specialties and curiosities of this charming and characteristic village which has something for everyone – a rich history written in architectural gems, a vibrant centre with wine bars, delicatessens and boutique shops selling everything from local artisanal wares to high fashion; and picture-perfect panoramas around every corner. This virtual tour will prepare you for your next trip to Lake Como in Italy! (Tour duration: 1 hour)
Next we take you to Rome..
Virtual Discovery of Ancient Rome
Would you like to live La Dolce Vita, just as Audrey Hepburn did when she had her “Roman Holiday”? Jump on a virtual tour with an expert guide who is based in Rome and enjoy an entertaining introduction to the most iconic sites and learn more about the fascinating history of the Eternal City.
From the comfort of your home, enjoy an entertaining virtual tour with your Roman guide and discover the rich history, cultural highlights and true Roman flair of the Campo Marzio, once a living history lesson and a celebration of Rome’s famed Dolce Vita! From the incredible beauty of the baroque square of Piazza Navona to the unbelievable work of the ancient Roman architect who built the Pantheon, you will be guided around to discover the cobblestone secrets, explore historical monuments and hear about the stories that made Rome, Italy’s capital city so famous…
We encourage you to make your wish while observing the stunning beauty of the Trevi Fountain and perhaps your wish will come true – we wish for you to visit Rome as soon as possible! (Tour duration: 1 hour)
A fascinating town of mystery..
An Introduction to Como – known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps
Sitting at the southern tip of Lake Como’s western branch, the town of Como is both bustling with commerce and completely charming with narrow streets and historical monuments. Join our expert local guide for a virtual walking tour that will make the rich history of Como come alive. This is a perfect introduction to Lake Como in preparation for your next visit!
Join your local guide for a virtual walking tour of Como’s must-see sights, starting from the main Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, built in three different styles it is better known as Como Cathedral, this is the first place of worship in the city of Como. Next, pass through the charming Piazza Volta where many remember Alessandro Volta (1745-1827), one of the most important historical personalities and the local inventor of the electrical battery. You will take the romantic lake walk with your guide to end the experience where you will have breathtaking lakeside views. You will hear of the town’s fascinating history, its importance in the production of silk, while admiring the beauty of the famous lake to which the city gives its name. (Tour duration: 1 hour)
To the seaside and one of the pretties fishing villages in the world…
Virtual Tour – Cinque Terre: Manarola
Built on a rock 70 meters above sea level, Manarola is one of the most charming of the Cinque Terre villages.
Join your local expert guide for a live virtual tour around Manarola! Starting from the upper section of the village, walk along the alleyways through the old tower houses: from there you will have a great view over the vineyards before walking along the main (and only!) street in town, lined by small local shops and eateries, you will be dreaming of your next trip during this experience. Visit the old port area, with its wooden boats and then finally arrive at the viewing point which will allow you to see two of the neighbouring villages from a distance – Corniglia and Monterosso. Your local guide is at your complete disposal to answer any questions you may have! (Tour duration: 1 hour)
If you are really after some fascinating history, virtually head to Sicily on our next new experience…
Welcome to Agrigento and the Valley of Temples
Explore one of the largest archaeological parks in the world and visit Olympus on earth? Jump on a private zoom call with our expert guide who will be there live in person (on site) to help you learn more about the majestic Valley of Temples in Agrigento, this will be a great occasion to chat about Sicily, its culture, traditions and of course its tastiest food!
Join your expert guide to virtually explore one of the best-preserved Greek sites of the island, the Valley of the Temples. You’ll hear the amazing story these eight temples tell: from the almost entirely intact Temple of Concordia to the Temple of Juno on its hilltop perch to the ruins of the Temple of Zeus that was one of the five largest greek temples in the world dismantled by greedy builders over the centuries for its stones. Take the chance to learn more about Sicily, its rich culture and history and of course make mention to its delicious food! (Tour duration: 1 hour)
And for a special treat, if you can’t resist Italian cuisine, take part in this exclusive Italian Allure Travel Cheese Production Class, live online from the hills of Tuscany…
Online Cheese Production Class – Tuscan Cuisine
Are you a cheese lover and would you like to enter the world of an authentic dairy farm? Our exclusive virtual live tour takes you to the rolling hills of Pienza in Tuscany to discover the secrets behind this very special farm!
This virtual journey will take you through the rolling hills of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia where you will join the organic farmer Ulisse to explore his estate. Learn about his earth-friendly cultivation techniques and move to the dairy farm for a cheese-making class: Ulisse will share with you the secrets to making – and aging – a great cheese – like the award-winning pecorino toscano made exclusively from raw ewe’s milk.
You will be also guided through historical notes, production techniques and many curious anecdotes of the world of products from the farm and the Crete Senesi area. For lovers of dairy products this activity will be a moment of pure fun! Before this virtual experience, you may wish to order a box of delicious cheese and the estates’ wines that will be shipped directly to your home…contact us for more information – firstname.lastname@example.org (Tour duration: 1,5 hours, Maximum 6 guests online)
Why not try our Italiano online feast class – one of our New Live Virtual Food Experiences..
Online Bread, Pizza and Pasta Making Class
Do you love Italy’s most iconic delights: Bread, Pizza and Pasta? Join our chef at her organic farm among the rolling hills of Tuscany and learn all the techniques and tricks to prepare the best dough for your preferred dishes!
This virtual class, designed for true fans of Italian cuisine, will take you through the rolling hills of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia where you will join an organic farmer and chef to learn how to prepare the perfect dough for pizza, bread and pasta. Thanks to this lesson, you will discover everything about the various preparation phases and many small local tricks that you will need to make the final result truly unique and special.
You will learn how to prepare the dough for bread with ancient grain flours, the pizza dough and techniques and recipes for two types of fresh pasta: one short and one long.
You will also receive the list of ingredients and tools and the recipes needed for the different preparations, in order to surprise your family and friends with your new skills! Before this virtual experience, you may wish to order a box of organic flour and the estates’ wines that will be shipped directly to your home. Contact us for more information (Tour duration: 1,5 hours)
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