To Barolo & Beyond!

Benvenuto & Welcome!

Travel is a patchwork of moments woven together through land, culture, and people. From my signature Barolo wine tours to Piedmont and Northern Italy itinerary development to full Italy travel planning, my travel design turns your wanderlust into unforgettable experiences in Italy. 

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Featured Services


My visits take you closer to the land and its people, from small to exclusive producers, intro to premium tastings. I offer Joinable Barolo Wine Tours, Premium Custom Experiences, and Personal Wine Shopper Programs. Ready to taste some wine? 


To create your program, I meld your Italy travel dreams with my intimate connections across Italy. From truffle hunts to food and cultural programs, experience authentic Italy.  Logistics support includes multi-region or one-stop. Let’s turn your travel dreams into unforgettable experiences in Italy!


Being trusted with special events is an honor. I do no more than three extensive event projects a year to ensure I have the resources to create a program custom fit to you. That includes theme, personality, and personal touches you didn’t even imagine! Let’s start planning your big event!


A specially curated selection of Italian wines from all across the boot, delivered to your door. Available for U.S.-based clients and readers. Outside of the U.S.? No problem! Let’s stock your cellar direct from Barolo wine country!


Featured Blogs

Maybe you know my blog, Girl’s Gotta Drink – the Barolo wine country travel site that started it all. Check it out for area travel tips, Italy travel planning resources, food and wine pairing tips, and more!

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Where to stay in Barolo wine country or the larger Piedmont wine region: an insider’s guide to what you need to know.

Today let’s talk about things to do in Verona. Combine it with our Insider’s Guide to Verona Restaurants and A 48-hour Guide to Verona Travel for the fundamentals of visiting the city.

Looking for a Cinque Terre alternative? Here are five Italian Riviera destinations that get you away from Liguria’s tourist crowds.


Words From Our Clients

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I was thrilled when Val helped me join up with another group as a solo traveler! I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find an experience in my budget or something that wasn't a "tourist trap" and that first visit was such a dream! I’ve now done three different trips to Piedmont, all with experiences by Val and they just get better and better. We even did a virtual experience with Val during lockdown and she is our go-to personal wine shopper for custom orders with unique varietals and hard-to-find producers. Can’t wait for the next wine shipment and the next trip!


Custom Barolo Wine Country Programs / Personal Wine Shopper / Virtual Education Experience

“How do I put the experience into words? We had a magical day. What a fantastic experience you set up for us - visiting vineyards of famous wines, meeting people so devoted to the land, and winemaking. Our day gave us what we travel for: connection with place, its history, its people, their lives. Our guide was a delight, so welcoming, informative and so comfortable to be with and our driver, always a gentleman. We learned so much about wine and shipped our favorites home! Thank you, Val! We will toast you all when we have our Langhe wines!”


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