Truly Italy Off The Beaten Path Tours
Travel Italy Off The Beaten Path
Katie Portanova Truly Italy Tours

Taking you along the road less traveled through...

authentic Italy

Truly Italy invites you to be present while you are here with us. Optional wellness activities such as yoga and meditation will be provided. You’ll have downtime throughout the day to reflect and journal/paint/draw to solidify your memories in your mind. Presence is essential. Take a step into nature, experience life as it is meant to be experienced - with your eyes wide open and your heart ready to receive the amazing gifts of Italy.

Planning a trip to Italy for the first time? Feeling completely overwhelmed with all the options? Truly Italy is here to help! I understand that it can be hard to find the right place to stay, to eat and to visit. You want to make the most of your trip but don’t know where to start - that’s where I come in. I’m here to offer travel recommendations, tips, planning, and consultations.


Do you want to experience the true Italy?

Let me supply you with an intimate knowledge, insight, and understanding of Italian culture that will open the door for you to travel in and around the local corners of Italy.

Travel helps you step out of your autopilot comfort zone and back into the beauty of the present moment. Learning how to roll out the pasta you’ll later enjoy, gazing up at the duomo and allowing your mind to wander back in time, acknowledging the effort and love a local artisan puts into their work… Italy is a place where life is hard but there is so much pride in the work, stories, and history you’ll come to learn. Truly Italy will take you on an adventure to see the work Italians put into every aspect of their lives - not just for tourists, but for the love of their land. The fruits and delicacies this land has to offer the world are bountiful.


When you arrive in Italy, you’ll know what to expect and how best to immerse yourself in the culture to make the most of your time. From trying new dishes to visiting places that you won’t find on a map, I can’t wait to show you the amazing things travel does for your soul.

Italian travel retreats & trip consulting that are...

Intimate ~ Personal ~ Educational

Meet Katie!

I’m an Italian-American with the inside scoop on all things Italy! I know the ins and outs of traveling to the best local corners of Italy because I’ve been a resident of Florence for 4.5 years and lived on and off in this beloved city for 13 years. I’ve been speaking fluent Italian for many years and have an intimate understanding of the culture.


There’s always been an urge within me to explore the unknown which has led me to create my own path. Being a follower has never really been my thing - in fact, I hated everything about trying to be anything but authentically me. 


I want to show you how amazing travel is for the soul. Italy is truly my passion and I can’t wait to share it with you!


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Learning how to make pasta from scratch, smelling the aromas of local wine, and looking out onto the Tuscan Hills at sunset. Join me while I take you to the most amazing places in Italy!

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