”My destination is no longer a place, but a new way of seeing” [Marcel Proust]

Our tailored and hosted packaged tours are aimed at being local immersive experiences, where you’ll get to see where artisanal products and produce are being made and meet the proud locals making them. We specialise in hosted tours in the food and wine regions of Orange in Central NSW Australia, and Ciociaria in Central Italy that we call home - both of which are food and wine lovers’ dream destinations.

This year we are hosting The Vino Express, as part of the Orange Wine Festival and will be holding our Pochi ma Buoni (Small but Great) pop-up regional Italian dining experience featuring regional Australian produce during the festival. We will also be taking a small group with us to Ciociaria in Central Italy in May 2018, a renowned Italian food and wine region since Roman times. Largely undiscovered by international tourists, we’ve designed an 8 day / 7 night tour for you to truly encounter the *real* Italy and experience living like a local. Take a look at our Wild Heart of Italy tour page for more details.

Kelly & Paolo Picarazzi, Co-Founders, Silver Compass Tours.


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“My trip to the Ciociaria food and wine region in the wild heart of Italy with Silver Compass Tours was the best thing I did in all of Italy!

I can’t thank our local tour guides, Michele and Gaia, enough for taking the time to share their Ciociarian food, culture and countryside with us. We were completely blown away by everyone’s hospitality and generosity, and swept away by the beauty of Ciociaria.”

Carolyn, USA | Wild Heart of Italy local food and wine experience
“I’ve never experienced anything before like the medieval banquet in the Italian mountaintop village of Fumone

Thank you to Paolo from Silver Compass Tours for sharing his home region of Ciociaria and introducing me to the fantastic food, wine, culture and history.”

Cyril, Australia | Wild Heart of Italy food and wine tour package
“We visited Orange for the first time, and Kelly from Silver Compass Tours organised it all from start to finish.

It was an amazing long weekend and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. The accommodation, travelling around wineries and seeing the beauty of the area was all taken care of for us! Thank you….hope to see you again.”

Nicolette, Sydney | food and wine tour package for the OrangeNSW cool-climate wine region
“We were lucky enough to experience a bespoke 3-day wine and food tour package with Kelly from Silver Compass Tours in Orange NSW, and we cannot rate the experience highly enough.

Having the wine makers on speed dial to come up and have a casual chat with us at cellar doors was such a treat that cannot be replicated in bigger, more commercial regions.

The food and wine offer in Orange is some of the best we’ve experienced (up there with a similar trip we did in Bordeaux)- we went home to Dubai with full bellies (and wine stocked suitcases).The beautiful scenery and lovely accommodation made our three days perfect. Thank you Silver Compass Tours – we will be back!”

Kate & David, Dubai UAE | food and wine tour package of the OrangeNSW cool-climate wine region
“This is the first time I feel like I’ve experienced the *real* Italy and I’ve been living in Northern Italy for four months!

This was my first time to the wild heart of central Italy and the Ciociaria food and wine region, and I feel like it’s the first time I’ve eaten authentic Italian food.

I’ve never eaten better the entire time I’ve been in Italy. I’m definitely coming back to Ciociaria with Silver Compass Tours, absolutely!”

Chloe, Australia | Wild Heart of Italy local food and wine tour package