About Us
With more than 20 years experience in the travel industry, living and working in Italy, our family company of professionals is proud of the high standards we have achieved and continue to strive to do better.
Judith is the Principal Tour Operator, Consultant and Guide, and is an historian with an abiding interest in Medieval Europe. With many years' experience in leading the specialist arts cultural programs (now only for selected groups and on request) she continues to organise all programs while still writing about her beloved Italy.

Judith Greenaway

Kylie is a well-respected professional educationalist. She oversees the school programs, ensuring the educational component and all requirements are met. She is a well travelled, experienced and valued member of the team

Kylie Greenaway

Victor is a professional, internationally celebrated artist. After many years of living and working in Europe he has now resettled into the Gippsland Lakes area in Victoria Australia but continues to advise on arts programs as well as conducting workshops in Europe and Australia, on request

Victor Greenaway

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, we continue to meet with suppliers who have all become good friends and associates. We continually check and recheck the services to ensure they keep to our very exacting high standards. In particular, we take great care in choosing our 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 our 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 our mission to provide travellers with an extensive variety of travel options from group travel to independent, fully guided itineraries and programs. We pride ourselves on offering a very high level of professional service and consultation, creating custom itineraries and accommodation packages for our clients. We have an extensive knowledge of the Italian Peninsula, its history and its culture, and are passionate about providing unique opportunities and experiences for our clients. We take our 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.

our company profile

We are passionate about helping young people travel. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure way for schools and families to offer young students amazing experiences that will last a lifetime. We understand how busy schools are, so we provide 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 Director and may be customised to suit your specific needs. We continue to work in partnership with our 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 our focus of adding real value to young students' learning experiences.

our education tours

Every accommodation listing comes with our own seal of approval, according to our exacting standards, with an absolute guarantee that we know the accommodation (and the owner) through personal inspection and/or experience. While we specialise in bookings in and around our home-base of Orvieto in Umbria we do also work very closely with a few, carefully select hotels, apartments and monasteries in Rome, Florence, Venice and Sorrento. These too come with our 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 ourselves. We appreciate that getting the right location with the right ambience can make or break your journey - so do ask.

our personal guarantee