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We are Italy guided walking tour specialists

My name is Gianni Stanghellini. I am a Ph.D. geologist. I have been working on Italy guided walking tour business for 18 years. I was born and raised in Siena, a medieval town in Tuscany, Italy. I live and work in Siena still as I have never found a good reason to leave this beautiful place.

Tuscany and much more

We focus on very few areas to provide the best Italy guided walking tour: Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, SicilyUmbria, Assisi & Le MarcheWe believe that these 4 areas well represent the Italian beauty. All different from each other. All amazing to visit.

Walk About Italy is a small business that hires only locals

First of all we hire only local guides and drivers. Secondly we go to small family-owned restaurants. Furthermore we visit small farms where you can talk to the farmers. Finally we provide contact with the locals as much as we can.

A true Italian experience

Certainly we will show you around the places where we would take our family and friends. We strongly believe this is the best way to deliver a true Italian experience. Just choose your Italy guided walking tour between Tuscany, Amalfi CoastSicily and Umbria, Assisi & Le Marche. We will think of all the rest.

The hidden Italy

We are so excited to announce our new project: every year we will launch a new undiscovered destination. In 2020 it will be the turn of Umbria & Le Marche. It looks like Tuscany but…it’s different.

“The traveler sees what he sees; the tourist sees what he has come to see”. G.K. Chesterton

Tuscany guided walking tours


Walk from hamlet to hamlet. You will fall in love with architecture, history,  wines and food. Breath the enchanted atmosphere of Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza. Certainly If you have never been to Italy you cannot miss this trip.

amalfi coast guided walking tours


Trails with sea view. Local food and wines. Off-the-beaten-track places. Furthermore traditional dance and music show. 4 starred hotels. Ceramic hands-on lesson. The ruins of Pompeii and much more!

sicily guided walking tours


From the streets and alleys of Siracusa/Ortigia to the natural reserve of Vendicari. From the traditional music Tarantella to the quietness of the Island of Salina. Food. Wine. They all will make this trip a memorable experience.

sicily guided walking tours


It’s the undiscovered part of the country. Amazing hamlets, lovely woods, delicious food, good people.

We are so happy to present the 2020 edition of
“Linda Kriel’s walking & fitness tour”
from September 1 to 7, 2020

A successfull 2019 🙂 comments from guests

This is Gianni, owner and guide at Walk About Italy. 2019 has been a very successful year for us! We have travelled with 280 happy people in 21 tours between Tuscany, Amalfi and Sicily.

Take a look at comments of people on each individual departure:

Tuscany (139 guests travelled with us in 2019)

May-3-10 Sara was excellent. She is very knowledgeable and very personable. We would be happy to have her lead another tour for us (Susan, Canada)

May-15-22 I will highly recommend your tour to my friends and family (Jacqui, South Africa)

June 9-16 This was an amazing experience. Life changing & much more than I expected. From the guides, hotels, food & walking can be recommended (Leola, South Africa)

June 11-18  (Inez and I are so grateful to you for organizing such a lovely trip for us, Russel, USA)

Jun 16-23 Gianni, Sara and Daniele,  thank you for a trip of a lifetime and one that I will never forget.  You do not realize how fortunate you are to live in such a beautiful place.  I envy you !! Thank you for sharing it with us, and being so passionate about what you do.  It surely shines through !! (Anton & Helena, South Africa)

June 17-20 Gianni is a brilliant host (Michelle, South Africa)

August 30-Sept 6  Food Food Food, Italians can eat LOL!!! The food was incredible (Chantal, South Africa)

Sept 2-9 the trip for me exceeded all my expectations and I can highly recommend your business to anyone (Sarah, South Africa)

Sept 8-15 I cannot give enough praise for this tour.  Gianni and his staff were wonderful and everything was arranged with such professionalism but at the same time so friendly and informative (Pauline, South Africa)

Sept 16-20  Thank you for an amazing trip!! (Luelle, South Africa)

Sept 23-30 The visits at the family farms were amazing (Desny, South Africa)

Sept 30-Oct7-2019 such an enjoyable trip (Cara, Canada)

Sept 30 – Oct 7 Best trip ever (Dale, Canada)


Amalfi (110 guests travelled with us in 2019)

May 22-28 Excellent, Rosa and Roberto did a fantastic job (Jenny, Canada)

June 16-22  Rosa was fantastic, we loved how she just got us to our destinations, even though we were a really slow bunch, perfectly on time, never feeling stressed or rushed in any way.  Our guide in Napels, Ludo was brilliant, just loved her.  She made the town come alive for us.  Our Pompeii guide was super, we had the most incredible experience.  It was light and fun and wonderfully interesting.  Versuvius was an incredible once in a lifetime experience.  We got to go off the main path and were the envy of every other tourist (Samantha, South Africa)

June 24th-July 2 Rosa was fabulous. So organized, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Would love to do another trip (Shona, South Africa)

Sept 2-8  This tour was more than I expected and absolute with every cent! (Adele, South Africa)

Sept 18-25  Rosa was one of the best guides.  Very flexible, on time, knowledgable and able to make changes to our itinerary based on rain (Janice, USA)


Sicily (30 guests travelled with us in 2019)

May 7-13 We loved both Gianni and Orietta! (Charles, USA)

Sept 1-7 We had a fantastic group and the trip was more than we could have wished for.  Thank you Orietta (Klive, South Africa)

Sept 22-28 The best way to get to know a country, is to walk with the locals! This week in Sicily with Gianni and Ermes was an intimate experience of the hospitality, the food, the geology and the life of the Sicilians. Highly recommended! (Eras, South Africa)


Thank you so much to all our guests that we call now friends (Gianni, owner and guide at Walk About Italy)

2020 tours by date

May 1 – 7, 2020 UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE

May 3-10, 2020 TUSCANY (you can book this trip only if you are minimum 4 guests) 

May 17-24, 2020 TUSCANY

May 10 – 16, 2020

May 28 – June 3, 2020 SICILY & AEOLIAN ISLANDS

June 7-14, 2020 TUSCANY

June 14 – 20, 2020  AMALFI

September 1-7, 2020 SICILY & AEOLIAN ISLANDS (Linda Kriel’s walking & fitness tour special departure)

September 6-13, 2020 TUSCANY

September 14 – 20, 2020 AMALFI

September 20 – 27, 2020 TUSCANY

September 23-29, 2020 SICILY & AEOLIAN ISLANDS

September 27 – October 4, 2020 TUSCANY (full) 

September 28 – October 4, 2020 UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE

October 5 – 11, 2020 AMALFI

October 10 – 16, 2020 UMBRIA, ASSISI & LE MARCHE

October 13-19, 2020 SICILY & AEOLIAN ISLANDS

October 18-25, 2020 TUSCANY

Dan & Beth talking about their Walk About trip

Dan's and Beth's Tuscany journal


by Catherine Van Brunschot, a Calgary -based food
and travel writer and a regular contributor to Taste &
Travel International. 

Fun in Tuscany
This was an amazing tour. Walking in Tuscany, every day was different and so enjoyable. The value for money was fantastic even for South Africans with our bad exchange rate. The food and typical Tuscan experiences were so varied and always far better than expected; from wine tasting to cooking classes, to meeting Italian families and eating in their homes and small hotels, the whole experience was so much fun. A holiday I will never forget

Amanda M. (Durban, South Africa)

Superb walking tour experience
This tour was extraordinary and exceeded all my expectations. The guides, Gianni Stanghellini and Sara, were kind, thoughtful, extremely well-organized, very knowledgeable about the region, and sensitive to members’ particular needs. The hotels were wonderful; the food delicious; and the activities/stops all interesting, welcoming and informative. All practical arrangements were virtually flawless. A lovely mixtures of guided time and activities and time to explore on our own. And an overall atmosphere of humor and good-fellowship.

Mark K., Northampton (MA) USA