Ciao mi amici!
I am honored and excited to offer week-long tours to beautiful Italy. Designed to immerse you in the culture, food, and specialized features of the regions, Andiamolinda tours provide superior customized experiences complete with cooking classes, wine tastings, the very best shopping opportunities and tours of the regional highlights and hidden gems of the area.
Our past trips to Puglia + Tuscany
Our excursions provide for you the ultimate in understanding the country’s past - through cooking, touring, and our hand selected off the beaten track surprises
" Linda is a flexible, fun, bundle of joy and energy. Any time spent with her at the helm as your tour director is going to keep a smile on your face. She does her research and hires the best local talents and keeps the costs as low as possible without sacrificing quality. If you're considering a tour with her, put on your Nike hat and JUST DO IT! "
— Cyndi S.
" Wow! The Puglia trip planned by Linda Bell was fabulous! The venues, sightseeing excursions, and shopping superseded our expectations! The cooking class and local entertainment were top notch. The Italian winemaking tour with homemade ricotta and local delicacies was one of my favorites. This was by far the best trip we have experienced in our lifetime! Thank you, Linda and Mike, for being outstanding hosts!"
— Connie D.
" Puglia is a hidden treasure! Linda put together a fun, well organized culinary adventure into this relatively unknown part of Italy. Every day was filled with beauty and adventure. It is well worth one’s time to visit! "
— Mary P.
" We joined Linda and Mike Bell for a true one-of-a-kind journey to taste and cook in the heel of Italy as well as Tuscany. While exploring the Baroque architecture of its cities and legacies of its provinces, we stayed at four-star accommodations and had an expert tour guide to accompany us.
Not only did we get to taste a variety of the Puglian and Tuscan cuisines, we enjoyed privileged access to local farms, family-run vineyards and hands-on cooking lessons with local chefs and purveyors. Our taste buds were awakened and our minds stimulated as we learned about regional cheeses, wine, and olive oil production during field trips to local farms. We can't say enough about the trips! Mike and Linda are ideal hosts providing attention to detail."
— Mike and Darcy N.
October 2022 and we just returned from
an amazing experience with Linda in
Tuscany! This was a very unique way to
get truly immersed in the local culture
and cuisine with local guides dedicated
to Linda’s group for multiple
days. Cappuccino in a small village,
lunch at an olive farm, mingling with
the goats at the cashmere farm, cooking
class with Chef Nicola, and ending the
day back at the magnificent Villa to
relax before a gourmet meal made this a
fabulous trip. Thank you Linda for
making this possible!
— Carol D.
We just finished an absolutely magical
Tuscan adventure with Linda! The villa
was magnificent, the scenery - one
stunning view after another, and the
food and wine presented by our own chef
was out of this world. The staff of the
villa and the van drivers were warm,
informative and funny. The
well-organized, incredible itinerary of
local small businesses and many
non-touristy destinations, and the
cooking classes gave us an amazing look
at how the Italian people of this region
live, work and eat. The trip was
seamless, easy and carefree. A tour
like none other! Thank, you, Linda, for
this unbelievable experience.
— Sue R.