Think: a farmer making organic cheeses in Sardinia, or a natural winemaker who opens up his Umbrian home to fellow wine aficionados. “I believe in travel experiences that allow you to reconnect with yourself through inspiring natural surroundings, delicious homegrown food, good wine and a deep connection with the local culture. Italy is much more than the most conventional destinations you can think of and I want to help you explore the unconventional side of my home country” Andrea.
Andrea’s travel curation expertise will guide you down these lesser-known paths, whether you choose to jump on a phone call for first-hand advice, or use her inspirational content, specially designed for the BeMyJourney community, as the starting point for your trip.
Italy is a treasure trove of thrilling culture, delicious food and drink, awe-inspiring nature and close-knit communities, but all too often the Italy that tourists experience is far cry from the one enjoyed by Italians themselves. BeMyJourney exists so that you can navigate Italy as a modern, conscious traveller – not just a tourist – discovering the raw beauty of each place you visit and engaging meaningfully with the people you meet.
BeMyJourney enables a mindful approach to travel in Italy, offering a holiday planning service that leaves you the freedom and joys of doing your own research – we are savvy travellers and we love to do so – while helping you to find places you would not find otherwise so that you can experience the country like a local.
“Travel is about expanding our horizons, discovering new ways of seeing, doing, eating and being.”
Andrea has journeyed all around the world – from the Galapagos to Ladakh to Svalbard – embracing an ethos of conscious travel centred on people and place. She’s learnt that the best way to get to know a country is through authentic experiences and meaningful human connections. That’s why she founded BeMyJourney, to help you discover the true essence of Italy, beyond the usual imagery of the country where she was born and raised.
Every year, Andrea embarks on long solo journeys to explore new Italian destinations, using word-of-mouth recommendations from locals to do so. And she loves sharing her discoveries with likeminded travellers so they can actually experience the mood board you see on BeMyJourney IG, by helping them with their holiday plan and itinerary design so they can find secret destinations where they can reconnect with themselves and the world.
She will be your local friend with whom you could have a chat to discover places you would not find otherwise and get advice on your travel plan to have an immersive journey in her home country.
We travel to feel free and to relish those holiday thrills we wish could last forever. Wherever we go, we seek out different new realities, along with a sense of place and that gentle unwinding feeling prompted by escape. We travel to awaken our creativity and openness, to know and feel more. BeMyJourney’s goal is to enable you to experience travel in this way.
BeMyJourney’s travel philosophy is driven by authenticity. Each of the selected destinations and experiences respects the essence of Italy, its culture and its natural environment.
BeMyJourney seeks to support local communities – especially those beyond the tourist trail – by connecting individual services and passionate locals with curious travellers. Our hope is to empower you to venture beyond Italy’s mainstream tourist destinations, to create connections with the people and places you encounter, and to experience Italy as a traveller, rather than just a tourist.
BeMyJourney takes you off-the-beaten-path to live authentic travel experiences. Each itinerary defined through the help of Andrea allows you to follow these lesser-known paths, and the inspirational content available to the community is designed to help you discover the raw beauty of Italy and its offbeat side.
Andrea‘s travel design approach starts with why over where. Do you want to reconnect with nature? Are you seeking out beauty, or culinary culture, perhaps? “Understanding the why behind each journey allows me to determine the what and where to ensure I get the most out of my trip.” Andrea
Andrea has personally visited every property featured by BeMyJourney, selecting rural destinations that embrace a conscious philosophy. Although each fosters its own unique approach, they all reflect Italy’s storied heritage, while doing their part to protect the landscape they inhabit and support the local community.
Every experience selected by Andrea is one that allows you to connect with Italy’s sublime natural environments and/or deep-rooted traditions while forging a long-lasting relationship with the place you’re visiting and the people met on the way.
“A unique and immersive experience. We lived the pure essence of Sicily thanks to andrea who gave us the opportunity to get to know this beautiful land in all its peculiarities. We felt thrilled, gratified, reborn, free… but above all we felt at home!” / Maria Vittoria, July 2022
“I didn’t want to constantly be in my phone or laptop trying to decide details about our trip. Fortunately Andrea’s helpful tips gave us a way to enjoy the best of Italy from north to south without and guessing about where to eat, where to stay, which sites to see, and created an overall chic experience.” / Chuck, June 2022