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Our Target Audience

Have you been to Italy and seen some of the major sites and now want to get below the surface?

Or are you a busy person who would like a boutique Italian experience without having to do all the research on your own?

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

True Colors of Italy was developed for a very particular traveler who seeks to experience the treasures of Italy away from the heavily touristed areas. We offer a variety of ways to immerse yourself in the culture. We accept reservations only for small groups from one to eight people. You do not need to start from scratch. Choose from a list of “Excursions” that entails one day trips in the Le Marche (pronounced lay markey) Region in central Italy on the Adriatic Coast. Our “Excursions” include historical, cultural, nature and culinary themes. Budgeting is easy; we offer fixed pricing that covers food, lodging, transport, and the “Excursions”.


The Le Marche Region has a rich history. It was originally settled by the ancient Italic tribes and even colonized by Greeks from Sicily. It then became part of the Roman Empire and was an important crossroad for travel to the Orient and the ever-important salt trade. Following the Romans, Le Marche was governed by the Papal States under the Vatican and then blossomed during the Renaissance. Within its relatively small geographic area it offers beautiful beaches, rolling hills with vineyards and olive groves, medieval towns and 9,000 feet high mountain ranges.

For us, the term “Excursion” is a basic structure that we start from and then it can be tailored to your personal preferences. For example, one “Excursion” winds through a mountain trail to a picturesque waterfall followed by lunch at an Agriturismo restaurant (only locally sourced ingredients to produce traditional recipes). The hike to the waterfall is about 1.5-2 hours and has a steep gradient. If on this day you do not feel like a strenuous hike, we can follow along the mountain stream for 20-30 minutes before returning to the Agriturismo restaurant–no problem. If on the other hand, you want to really make a go of it, we can go to the waterfall and then proceed even further up the mountain to yet another waterfall.

Another “Excursion” visits a fortress constructed in the 14th century and the adjacent medieval town. If you have a special interest in architecture or religion, or anything else, just let us know and our Certified Italian Tour Guides will be sure address your interests.

Lodgings are selected that are not only extremely comfortable and nicely appointed but will also most often have a cultural or historical significance. The same goes for restaurants. You will have options to eat like a local, go upscale or simply choose some comfort food.

It is also important to note that in addition to Certified Italian Tour Guides, all transport services are performed with fully insured providers who meet or exceed Italian and European Union requirements.

We invite you to review our “Excursions” and let us know which ones may be of interest.