OUR STORY

Way back in the 1990s..

Our founder Katy Clarke started her Italian adventures before she even placed a foot on a well worn cobblestoned path. Renaissance history studies sparked her curiosity so when she finally arrived in Europe (after a very long journey from Australia), she made a beeline for Italy as soon as she could.

Her first stop was Lake Garda – a place that stole her heart and inspired many Italian trips to come. 

Since then Katy has traveled over 40 times to Italy, exploring top to toe with a mission to visit all 20 regions and uncover their untold secrets.

2019 – A new online Italy travel resource and community

italy travel planning community

After dabbling in travel blogging on her family and food site Untold Morsels, Katy decided to focus on her first travel love, Italy! 

We launched Untold Italy (this website) and our free to join Italy Travel Planning community on Facebook. Now with over 130,000 members, our friendly and active group is there to answer your trip planning questions like where to find the best carbonara in Rome and how to validate your bus tickets so you avoid a fine. 

Everyone is welcome in our group so come on over and join in the fun at Italy Travel Planning

2020 – Not a great year to launch a travel podcast

untold italy travel podcast

But we did anyway! And we’re proud to say we continued publishing episodes throughout the pandemic – keeping our dreams of Italy alive. Each week we share travel stories, interview locals and divulge our Italy travel tips.

Today our podcast reaches over 100,000 listeners a month and appears in the top 10 travel podcast lists for the USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

We are so proud of our 200+ episodes you can listen to here on our website, Apple podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts

2022 – We take our first groups to favorite spots in Italy

Over many years of travel in Italy we’ve become more passionate about exploring the countryside and small towns away from the main tourist areas. We wanted to share that magic with the world but knew that you need to drive and speak Italian to enjoy the local experiences we cherish. So, we started a tour company – Untold Italy Tours.

Today we visit 8 unique regions of Italy with small groups of 10 guests or fewer and are thrilled to share with them our favorite untold spots across Italy – with more destinations to come.

We’re thrilled that we have many repeat customers. You can read their reviews here.

2023 – Italy Trip Planning Consultations launched

Some people throw themselves into trip planning with gusto but others find it overhelming and time consuming. 

If you want to access our deep Italy knowledge to build your dream trip to Italy, take a look at our Italy Trip Planning Services.

Our team of expert Italy travel planners are here to help cut through the noise and help you create the Italy trip you’ve been dreaming of. We offer our clients the very best suggestions and recommendations – most not shared on this website or our other channels – learn more

Our mission

Here at Untold Italy we are proud to bring you the very latest and accurate information about travel in Italy. We know everyone has different interests and ideas of what makes a wonderful trip. You’re in the driving seat when it comes to building your trip. 

Our Team

Based in Italy and around the world, our dedicated team of Italy travel lovers support our followers and clients with passion and care

Katy Clarke
Founder

Australia

olivia windsor

Olivia Windsor
tutti! tours & trips

Italy

Carrie Smith
Trip Advisor

Canada

Niki Toteva
Trip Support

Italy

Tyla c-g
Social Media

Where the wind blows

Katie Clarke
community & web

Spain

Mark Hatter
audio production

Spain

Rhianna May
photos & tours

Where the wind blows

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thoughts from our followers

reviews of untold italy

Katy your recommendations and blog have helped make planning my next trip to Italy so much easier.

I never heard of the Italian Riviera until I read your blog. We have changed our plans to include 4 days in Portofino. I found a small villa right on the shore.

Terry, USA
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untold italy review

Thank you so much for your help with our trip to Italy.  

I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Italy and the lovely hotels you suggested helped tremendously. We loved them all. The views from the terraces, the breakfasts, the position, the service, all great!

Christine, Australia