About Me

Doumina Whyman"I have forged long and lasting relationships with  the Italian people.  We work together every year, many times a year, and we trust and depend on each other.  This definetly is a benefit for my clients.   It is a marriage of sorts, and I choose only the best venues that are satisfying to the soul.  Authenic and fun, where you laugh a lot and learn a lot, too.  The ones that my clients come to me and say, 'Wow! Best Day of my life!'

I curate and design itineraries.  A holiday is a dream come true, and you want it to be fabulous.   We will work together hand in hand to create your perfect trip.  Since 2004, The Enthusiastic Traveler, my private company, has expanded not only in Italy, but also to the South of France and Basque Country in Spain.  A true testiment to my work is my clients approval and referrals. Especially the ones that travel with me over and over, and their requests to take them in other areas has led me to make this evolution. 

We visit small vineyard estates, stay in beautiful hotels, experience real and authentic people and lifestyles.  We learn to cook Italian, and understand good wines, and visit the most special sites, in the most beautiful small cities.  All the while you are free to relax and enjoy your life and the holiday you have worked hard to have.  With 25 funny and informative guides working with me, you will leave Italy as a local, and not a tourist."  

Whyman specializes in hand-tailoring trips for individual needs, making special itineraries for those who want to travel one day or 20 days, or those who want to come on the 7-day fantastic food and wine tours.  She has been requested to design Itineraries for some of the best companies in the Travel Industry, and does so in Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Piedmonte, Sicily, Umbria, Veneto, South of France and now Spain.

Our Most Popular Tours

Etruscan Hike in Cortona
Cortona's nooks, crannies, culture and cheese
Bountiful Brunello
Brunello and Backroads
The Land of Piedmonte: Chocolate, Truffles and Wine Tasting
Florence Culinary Tour
Florence City Tour
Just say cheese!
Tour of Assisi: Inside the Basilica

Cooking classes in Italy

Poor Mans Pasta and Etruscan Treasures in Cortona

One Day Wine Tours in Tuscany

Bountiful Brunello
Brunello and Backroads

One Day Hikes in Italy

A Walk on the Moon in Siena
Country Roads in Chianti
Podere Ciona Wine & Walking
Black Roosters and Rolling Vineyards
Amalfi Coast Hike
Etruscan Hike in Cortona

Ancient Rome

Christian and Renaissance Rome
Ancient Rome Tour
Rome as a Pilgrim
Archeological and Renaissance Rome
Women of Rome
Small Vineyards Tour

Milan Tours

Classic Milan
La Scala Opera House
Architectural Milan

Como Lake Tours

Hill Lakes and Gardens

Eight Day Food And Wine Tours

6 times a year, a small group of food and wine lovers gather together to embark on a journey that we hope is life-changing.
The tours are offered in different parts of Italy, but always involve activities such as wine tasting, making pasta, sightseeing and getting to taste the real Italy.
Please inquire to find out the dates and prices of these fabulous adventures.
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Wedding

Your italian wedding

We Offer Transportation!

Our clients say...."We LOVE Fabio!"