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Matthew Altieri

I have been involved in the travel industry for several years in France and Italy.
Having lived, studied & worked in France and Italy I’ve been able to build a very extensive knowledge of the culture, people, gastronomy & regions in both countries. And more importantly, how to show them to others!
Travel is one of greatest means by which to educate oneself. And in meeting new cultures and people, I guarantee you’ll walk away richer. So, for me to help facilitate this education is an absolute pleasure.
Let me share with you my passion and expert knowledge of these two countries to make your next vacation more customized, fulfilling, and authentic!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

" I specialize in both France and Italy. I lived and worked in Paris for 2 years.

My specialization in France involves:
- Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Normandy, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Cahors, Champagne etc.
- Wine and Food
- Family Vacations
- Romantic Holidays"

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first job within travel was along the Amalfi Coast, in Positnao. Here I was working for a local sustainable walking tour group. We developed walking tours of the coast where we foraged for wild herbs and plants, followed by a cooking class that incorporated what we foraged.
After I moved around Europe, conducting wine tours in Paris and developing tours in southern France, developing vacations for clients all over Italy, and working in a wine bar in Paris. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My most memorable moment would be my first olive harvest in Tuscany. From meeting new people in such a unique experience, to being apart of something special and cultural. This was the launch and or the definetive realization that my future- in order to be happy and passionate- would have to involve traveling and food! "

Featured trips & expertise

Paddle through the spectacular Gorges du Verdon
Active Family Adventure in Verdon Gorge - 9 Days

This family-friendly itinerary features heart-pumping fun and adventure in Southern France's Gorges du Verdon, the largest canyon in Europe and your playground for the next 9 days. You will raft the Verdon River, hike the edge of the canyon, paddle Lac de Sainte-Croix, and climb Via Cordata for an exceptional experience, ending your stay in Aix-en-Provence.

Nieluccio, a Corsican vine
Vineyard Hopping in Corsica: 7 Days

Calling all wine-loving travelers: this 7-day Corsican vineyard hop was made with you in mind. Bounce between some of the oldest vineyards in Europe (with stops at stunning beaches and charming towns in between) to experience the history, variety, and especially the flavors of Corsica's wine culture.