Since 2011 Discovering Umbria has been mentioned and recommended on many international food and travel blogs:
In an article about the best way to experience Umbrian food, Tim Jepson by Telegraph Travel UK, suggests the readers:
“Discovering Umbria consists of a brother and sister team, Leonardo and Alessandra Mallozzi, who from a base near Todi, and using a wealth of local contacts, offers one day and week cooking holidays, a one-day cheese making course, four one-day olive related classes. Including one with the chance to pick olives and four one day wine courses, plus weekend and week-end long olive and wine courses. Tailor made tours and courses are also available”
Dream of Italy, famous American web site on Italian travels, included us in the its list of the best Italian tour guides, writing:
“Anyone who thinks mountainous Umbria doesn’t have an active volcano has never met Alessandra from Discovering Umbria. Don’t let her reserved and soft-spoken demeanor fool you; she is a true force of nature when it comes to Umbria’s fabulous wine (she’s a sommelier) and food”
In a article about the best food tours in Italy, the famous American website USAToday.com suggests their readers to hire us:
“Discovering Umbria's brother-and-sister team knows food, especially Umbrian food. Growing up among some of Italy's best olive groves, Alessandra and Leonardo have put together a unique selection of one-day dining tours you can only find in Umbria.”
Alex Leviton journalist, travel writer and Lonely Planet author, in an article on “Slow Umbria” posted on Lonely Planet website, and published also on BBC Travel website, recommends the travellers to “hire someone” and to hire also Discovering Umbria for a culinary tour in the region.
Destinations Travel Magazine important monthly American online travel publication “filled with stunning photography and professionally written feature articles on travel - written by people who know travel” hosts an article on Orvieto and its wine production, written by Alessandra.
Discovering Umbria has the honor to collaborate with the staff of the Italian cultural magazine “Il Turismo Culturale” for the production and publishing of this special guide-book on Todi.
“Discovering Umbria is another small-group tour operator that offers travellers an intimate look at life and culture in the province.
Food is a pivot in the Discovering Umbria tours and there are some intriguing options to give you a deeper insight into Umbria, such as hunting for black truffles and harvesting olives and grapes.”
Le Petit Futé, French guide-book writes on Discovering Umbria “This travel agency has the aim to let travellers discover the authentic Umbria. They propose customized tours to learn more about the wine and olive oil production or the history of the region. The hospitality is excellent and the Mallozzi family will be pleased to come with you and to share their love for the region”.
“Local Travel” - the international web platform promoting the local way of travelling and travelling responsible - hosts an article from our blog.
“MynaTour” - international social network of responsible travellers to preserve nature and promote local intercultural understanding, publishes an articles about Discovering Umbria.
“Il Turismo Culturale” a prestigious magazine specializing in Food and Wine Tourism publishes for the second time one of our itineraries.
The regional newspaper “Il Giornale dell’Umbria” and the website “Orvieto News” write about our prestigious partnership with “Il Palazzo del Gusto – Orvieto” and our presence at “BIT – Buy Italy” in Milan.
The quality of the tourist services offered by Discovering Umbria received an important recognition: the weekend package “Didattica del Vino” was included in the “Premio Turismo Responsabile Italiano ” (award won in February 2010), promoted by L’Agenzia di Viaggi, the leading professional publication for tourism in Italy for the last 40 years and under the patronage of ENIT, UFTAA and FIAVET, a prize based on quality criteria established by UNWTO (The United nations World Tourism Organisation) and which have become the guidelines of the company’s mission statement.
The name Discovering Umbria becomes synonymous with top quality tourism: we have been written in the prestigious publication “Il Turismo Culturale”, a high level magazine specializing in Food and Wine Tourism.
Article published on the newspaper “Il Messaggero” about our conference at “Bellitalia” – Tokyo.