When visiting a city, connecting with a local can deeply transform your travel experience, making it more exclusive, authentic and original.
Casa Mia Italy Food & Wine offers unique Italy travel experiences. As trustworthy experts in food and wine, we will custom design eating and wine tasting adventures, host cooking classes and much more – making your travel experience in Italy a deliciously unforgettable one.
Casa Mia Italy Food & Wine is an association owned by Gina and Eleonora. They are culinary professionals, seasoned home cooks and wine and cheese specialists, who are also great friends. With their love of food, wine and cooking, Gina, Eleonora and the Casa Mia team are committed to sharing their knowledge and passion for Italian culture and way of life in a joyful, convivial way.
Born into an Italian-American family, Gina immediately fell in love with all things Italian. Spending countless hours in the kitchens of her mom and Neapolitan and Sicilian grandmothers, – watching, cooking, tasting – she dreamed of living in Italy one day. In 2007, Gina moved to Rome to live her dream. While earning a Master’s degree in the History of Italian Food and Wine and sommelier certification with Associazione Italiana Sommelier (AIS), she worked as a culinary guide and tourism consultant. Gina then founded GT Food & Travel, a food, wine and custom tour company based in Rome, and obtained the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits. In her previous life she was part of the business, marketing and development team that spearheaded Tom Colicchio’s ‘wichcraft restaurant expansion. Her writing appears in numerous food and travel publications and on her blog GT Food & Travel.
American-born and Italian-raised Eleonora Baldwin is a TV host, journalist, influencer and culinary connoisseur based in Rome, Italy. Her show “ABCheese” is broadcast on Italian food network Gambero Rosso. Her writing appears in several food and travel publications.
After a successful career in graphic design and motion picture, Eleonora’s attention transitioned to journalism and blogging with a strong focus on her great passion: slow travel and the culinary culture of Italy. She is the author of blog Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino.