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Ariela Bankier is an author, journalist, certified sommelier, cheese expert and eno-gastronomic guide who has been living and traveling in Italy for nearly 15 years. 

She has written extensively on Italian food, wine, and culture, and continues to spend her time touring the hidden corners of this beautiful country and researching its culinary traditions.

Her recent travel guides -- 'Florence & Tuscany with Kids', 'Tuscany for the Shameless Hedonist', 'Venice & Verona for the Shameless Hedonist' and 'Venice, Verona, Lake Garda & the Dolomites with Kids'--have received stellar reviews.

Her upcoming book, exploring the hidden treasures of the Italian kitchen and unique wine routes, will be published in 2020.

NEW! ​Ariela Bankier now leads small groups and private travelers on bespoke gourmet tours, exciting wine tastings in select enotecas in Tuscany and Liguria, and unforgettable winery visits. 

All tours and activities are available in English, Hebrew and Italian. Please email us for details, and if you wish to be updated once our 2020 tour schedule is published.  

In addition to her classic foodie tours and cheese and wine experiences, Ariela Bankier also leads vegetarian and vegan foodie tours, as well as Kosher-friendly tours.   

Authentic, Insightful and Memorable - Come Discover Italy with Us!