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Telegraph Travel UK 2015 Gourmet Italy what to drink and eat in Umbria by Tim Jepson, 2015

Gourmet Italy what to drink and eat in Umbria by Tim Jepson, 2015
“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 USA 2013 Best Italian Tour Guides

“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 expert”

Olivers' Travel 2013 UK/USA Top Olive Oil Tasting Experiences in Italy

“Discovering Umbria offers a range of tours to take in the very best of this iconic olive oil area, covering different locations, tastings and even olive picking. You can experience these tours year-round, but we'd highly recommend late-summer and autumn to see it at its best.”

USA TODAY.COM Dining Tours of Italy, KT O'Neill, 2012

"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"

LONELY PLANET AND BBC TRAVEL October 19, 2011 by Alex Leviton

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 travelers to “hire someone” and to hire also Discovering Umbria for a culinary tour in the region.

DESTINATION TRAVEL MAGAZINE - USA Summer 2011 – Premiere Wine and Food Edition

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.


The Discovering Umbria team cooperate with the staff of the Italian cultural magazine “Il Turismo Culturale” for the production and publishing of a special guide-book on Todi, focusing on the town wine and food production.


“Discovering Umbria is another small-group company 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”.

LE PETIT FUTE' – FRANCE Edition 2010

“Discovering Umbria 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”


In 2010 MynaTour - international social community of responsible travellers promoting the preservation of nature and local intercultural understanding, publishes an article about Discovering Umbria.


The quality of the tourist services connected to the Discovering Umbria project received an important recognition: one of our first programmes “Didattica del Vino” was included in the “Premio Turismo Responsabile Italiano", under the patronage of ENIT - the Italian Official Tourist Board. Award based on quality criteria established by UNWTO (The United nations World Tourism Organisation).


Article published on the Italian newspaper “Il Messaggero” about our conference held at the Italian Language and Culture School “Bellitalia” in Tokyo, Japan, during our first promotional travel.