Hello and welcome to Buonjourney Italy. We are a tour company that seeks to have foreigners experience our vibrant Italian culture by immersing them in our daily activities and by helping them discover Italy alongside the people who live here: Italians! For this we invite you to Romagna. It’s not Venice or Rome or super famous Tuscany (though just as important in the Renaissance), we’re Romagna, a land not well known to foreigners, not crowded, not touristy—and therefore still authentic Italy, compelling and genuine.
It’s as if you were coming to visit your distant Italian relatives: we’ll cook together at a villa in the countryside, then share our meal in classic Italian style; we can visit local farms and cheese producers, as well as sample wines and regional delicacies at a winery under the expert guidance of our sommelier; we can visit compelling ‘art cities’ such as Urbino, San Leo or Gradara as well as charming medieval villages that the big tour operators don’t even know about.
We emphasize culinary experiences not to make you into an Italian cook but because food is so central to our culture. To shop at the morning market, visit the local butcher and bakery, and to then prepare and share a true Italian meal with others, allows you to understand and participate in the daily rhythms of a place. In addition, cooking with others creates a special bond; these are not stiff and formal cooking lessons, we’re a group of friends cooking together. Someone is intent on mastering the pasta shape, someone else is joking around while others toast our efforts and maybe sing!
Come then, come to Romagna, and tomorrow morning we’ll stroll the cobblestone streets, stop for a coffee standing at the bar like the Italians do, while they read the newspaper and discuss the day’s news . . . outside the village church bells fill the air with their song and you’ll find yourself smiling as you discover the Italian in you.
See you soon, get in touch, Ramona