With more than 20 years experience in the travel industry, living and working in Italy, Discovering Italy is a professional business that is proud of the high standards achieved, yet is always striving to do better.
Judith Greenaway is the owner and operator of Discovering Italy and is an historian with an abiding interest in Medieval Europe. As the Principal Tour Operator, Consultant and Guide, she brings many years of experience in leading the specialist arts/cultural and educational programs in Italy, while continuing to develop and organise all custom tours for individuals, couples and small groups (and school groups), with a never-ending passion and enthusiasm.

Our Suppliers, Facilitators & Guides, Teachers & Artists

After more than 20 years searching out the best of all in accommodation venues, locations, hidden secrets, traditional foods and wine, DI continues to meet with suppliers who have all become good friends and associates. DI continually checks and rechecks the services to ensure they keep to a very exacting high standard. In particular, DI takes great care in choosing personal facilitators, private guides, teachers & artists. They are all experienced professionals, experts in their fields, speak English fluently and are passionate about their country and their cultural heritage. They are without exception reliable, personable and ready to help. It is always a joy and a pleasure to introduce travellers to some of these very special, hard working people.
Discovering Italy has been operating specialised art and cultural tours to Italy for almost 20 years. It is DI's mission to provide travellers with an extensive variety of travel options from group travel to independent, fully guided itineraries and programs. DI prides itself on offering a very high level of professional service and consultation, creating custom itineraries and accommodation packages for all clients. DI has an extensive knowledge of the Italian Peninsula, its history and its culture, and is passionate about providing unique opportunities and experiences for all clients. DI takes time to show you the REAL Italy, through language and culture, the arts, history and traditions, to ensure you get to travel easy and bring home the best memories.

Discovering Italy profile

DI is passionate about helping young people travel. The aim is to provide a safe and secure way for schools and families to offer young students amazing experiences that will last a lifetime. In understanding how busy schools are, DI provides itineraries that are either entirely pre-organised where all you need do is to organise the students, or are devised in consultation with our Australian based Education Consultant and may be customised to suit your specific needs. DI continues to work in partnership with a team of very well qualified and highly professional people based in Italy and Australia. Together, we offer many years of experience in the educational tour industry, keeping a focus on adding real value to young students' learning experiences.

DI's education tours

Every accommodation listing comes with DI's own seal of approval, according to exacting standards, with an absolute guarantee knowing the accommodation (and the owner) through personal inspection and/or experience. While DI specialises in bookings in and around the home-base of Orvieto in Umbria DI also works very closely with a few, carefully select hotels, apartments and monasteries in Rome, Florence, Venice and Sorrento. These too come with DI's personal rating from first-hand experience gleaned over many years, both in booking for clients and group programs as well as choosing to stay in these places on occasion. DI appreciates that getting the right location with the right ambience can make or break your journey - so do ask.

DI's personal guarantee