About us - Italy on a Budget tours - Italy #1 tour operator for 18-39's students, backpackers and travellers on a budget. Lots of days tours, short breaks and adventure holidays in the main Italian destinations; Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Amalfi coast and lots more.

Our Company Mission

We believe your travel experience should be fun, knowledgeable and most importantly, authentic. Based on this belief, our company slogan is, “Experience Italy from a local's point of view”, as we strive to offer a genuine, “Italian” experience to our patrons. We want our travellers to bond and create new friendships (or Instagram followers), which is why our tours are designed for those who are 18-39 years of age. Our guides are Italian natives who are here to help you explore places and participate in stories that only locals know about, giving you a first-hand experience of true, Italian culture.

What We Do

Italy on a Budget offers day trips, city breaks and holiday tours all in English for young travellers aged 18-39. Our guides are local Italians fluent in English, as a majority of our clients are from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada. We are passionate individuals who love sharing our stories, traditions and cultures with travellers from all over the world. 

Our Company History

Founder Irene Chimenti launched Italy on a Budget tours, a tour company for young travellers aged 18-39 with the goal of offering quality, budget-friendly tours and activities in Italy without sacrificing comfort or convenience.

After spending time as a guide for international travellers around Europe, Irene decided to bring her travel expertise back to her hometown of Florence to offer tour experiences that are fun, educational and authentic. In 2007 she launched “Tuscany on a Budget”, promoting daily tours in Florence, Siena, and all those other places you heard about in the movie, “Under the Tuscan Sun”.

In 2013 Irene launched Italy on a Budget tours, with the goal of providing fun and entertaining activities for travellers 18-39 all over Italy. Since then the company has been offering trips to new, popular Italian destinations such as Rome, Venice, Pompeii, Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Lake Como and so much more!