About Via Del Vino Food & Wine Tours

Via Del Vino was born of a lifelong dream to live in Italy, a giant leap of faith and a special talent for eating, drinking and talking! Our tours began organically when—at the tender age of fifty-something, Susan Guerra and her pastry chef husband, sold their house and all of their possessions before moving to Perugia, Italy.

Our first tour was conceived after showing countless visitors our new city—taking them to our favorite restaurants, markets and shops and introducing them to the chefs, servers and small business owners who’ve made it their life’s work to feed us and who have since become dear friends and neighbors.

With the idea to show you our Italy—not the one that's only in the guide books, but the authentic Italy, full of local traditions, customs and craftsmanship—our business has grown to include weeklong itineraries designed to immerse you in authentic places, meet the locals and discover the true flavors of this endlessly fascinating country.

Founder Susan Guerra with Her Husband Richard in overlooking the lentil fields in Castelluccio di Norcia Umbria

Susan Guerra and Richard Corazza in Castelluccio di Norcia, Umbria.

Meet The Founder

Founder Susan Guerra and Her Husband Richard Enjoying a Sunny Outing in Umbria Italy

Susan Guerra

A second generation Italian American, born and raised in New Jersey, Susan’s Italian heritage sparked a lifelong interest in Italian language, travel, food and wine. After a career in graphic design and marketing, Susan earned the Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and is currently a candidate in the Diploma program. Prior to founding Via Del Vino, Susan worked in the wine business for 10 years and wrote about wine for New Jersey Monthly Magazine.