Check out our Special Guests for the
2016 Vegano Italiano Tours:


Tierno Tours, Southern Italy Specialists

Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.

Julieanna is a Registered Dietitian, the host of the wellness talk show series What Would Julieanna Do? on Z Living Network, author of the new book, The Vegiterranean Diet, and the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Julieanna co-authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking and is a recipe contributor to both New York Time Best-Selling Forks Over Knives books. She counsels a variety of clients throughout the world from her Los Angeles, California-based private practice including elite athletes, adults, and children with various nutritional and/or medical concerns. Julieanna was recently featured onThe Dr. Oz ShowThe Steve Harvey ShowReluctantly Healthy, and E! News, co-stars on The Chef and The Dietitian, on numerous radio shows, and lectures extensively throughout the United States and beyond. She is published in prominent journals, magazines, blogs, and newsletters. Julieanna received her Bachelors degree from UCLA and Masters of Science in Nutrition at California State University, Northridge, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. She has taught as part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program, worked as a clinical dietitian, and consults for numerous organizations.
To learn more, visit Julieanna at her website:



Tierno Tours, Southern Italy Specialists

Miyoko Schinner

I’m Miyoko, and for decades, I’ve delighted in cooking and feeding people, mostly omnivores. My goal is to put artistry into the vegan lifestyle. Good food is simply good food, and if it’s vegan, it’s even better. I believe that the best food is natural, handcrafted, and made with love (for those who eat and those who don’t get eaten!). And whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, omnivore, or hardened meat eater, I can inspire you to step into your kitchen, roll up your sleeves, and embrace the joy of cooking real food, slow food, beautiful food – vegan food.




Tierno Tours, Southern Italy Specialists






Tierno Tours, Southern Italy Specialists

Why Vegan?

In 2010, Pasquale Tierno was asked by his brother, Paride, a vegan for over 15 years, to offer a vegan tour. He wanted to ensure a vegan’s needs were met when visiting Southern Italy.  He challenged us to create a tour that would cater to the vegan lifestyle, showcasing how being vegan would not limit the travel experience.  In fact, in Southern Italy, the vegan diet may open one’s eyes to how vast the choices are. The Southern Italy diet is 80% plant-based with meat and dairy as complements, not the stars, of a dish. It is VERY vegan friendly and the perfect place to fall in love with vegan food.

Vegano Italiano Tours

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Join us for one of our popular Vegano Italiano Tours! You aren't required to be vegan to enjoy these tailored tours, but you may change your lifestyle once you go!

We base the Vegano Italiano Tours in The National Park of Cilento, a UNESCO site and an organic Km 0 area. Over the years we have had the pleasure of many vegans and non-vegans come to visit us in Villa La Ginestra.

Choose between one of our two Vegan Tours: (Click the Tour Name to download/print the brochure.)

Amalfi and the Cilento Coast

with Special Guest, Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.

Day 1 (Saturday)
Arrive in Naples, and ride arranged transportation to our Sorrento hotel. Enjoy the afternoon, exploring Sorrento before our 6:30 pm welcome dinner. (Dinner)

Day 2 (Sunday) Sorrento
Enjoy a day on the Amalfi Coast, whether Sorrento or other nearby spots. (Breakfast)

Optional excursion: Make limoncello and enjoy lunch in a lemon grove. The Ida Family have lived in their Sorrento villa for hundreds of years. They will show us how to cook a few local specialties, how they make their wine and lemon liqueurs. Afterwards, enjoy tastes of all these in a garden overlooking the citrus groves Sorrento is known for. ($115 per person)

Day 3 (Monday) Herculaneum, Sister City of Pompeii
Our first stop is Herculaneum, sister city of Pompeii. The city is full of frescoes, and was the resort area for ancient, wealthy Romans. After touring the city, we will continue to our hotel in the National Park of Cilento, stopping at a local Napolitano Trattoria for a taste of local fare – pizza! This is its birthplace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 (Tuesday) Palinuro
Drive down the Coast of Cilento to the village of Palinuro, where we will boat ride to the five Grottos (caves) of the cape. We will lunch overlooking the water and then enjoy free time on the beach. Dinner includes a cooking lesson from Julieanna Hever. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 (Wednesday) Padula
This morning we will stop at the local vegetable and fruit market shop for our dinner, then take a beautiful drive to a tour of the Monastery of Padula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest antiquity of southern Italy. For lunch we will be in a beautiful restored Villa at the top of this village. The menu base on the specialty of the area, mountain potatoes. After lunch, we will have a tour of Joe Petrosino’s home before heading back to the Villa for a communal dinner prepared by the group. Get help from Julieanna, share techniques and get tips on how to prepare our dish one on one. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 (Thursday) Paestum and Castelcivita
Today we are visiting the caves of Castelcivita, taking a two-kilometer walk to discover some of the largest and unusual cave formations. Then we will continue our visit to the town tower to see how the local people have lived in this area for centuries. For lunch we will be having the specialty of the area porcini mushrooms, after lunch we will take a drive to Paestum to see the Greek temples while eating some ice cream. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 7 (Friday) Roccadaspide and Felitto
We start off the morning with the historic center of Roccadaspide built in 1242 by Fredrick II, passed down to the Duke Ettore Giuliani, who will give us the tour himself. After lunch at a local trattoria, we’ll go to the town of Felitto. There will be time to explore a gorge where the river Calore is fed by a natural spring. People can wade in the waters, hike around the area, or enjoy the available paddle boats and kayaks. We will spend our last night together over a typical Cilento meal with live music and dancing overlooking the national park! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 (Saturday)
Transfer to Naples International Airport (NAP)

Puglia and Matera

with Special Guest, Miyoko Schinner

Travel from Rome into the beautiful Puglia region of southeastern Italy. We will visit the St. Nicolas Cathedral in the historic center of Bari. Then we will get to know each other sharing a welcome meal at Spops. After, we will travel to Matera and check into our hotel. (Lunch)

DAY 2 (Sunday) MATERA
Settle into Italy while enjoying and exploring Matera. At 4 pm, we will gather and take a relaxing Sunday stroll. Our guide will take us through “I Sassi,” the historic center of Matera, the oldest living city in the world. We dine together in the cave dwellings of “I Sassi”. (Breakfast, Dinner)

See and learn about Trulli huts – “another treasure of Puglia” – in Alberobello, where the majority of them are. Besides hearing some of its history, we will visit an oil press, and then travel to our masseria in Pezzo di Greco. Miyoko will share her first demo on pasta! Then our group dinner will include live music tonight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Spend the whole day in local winery Cantico dei Calic. We will visit the original house “masseria” to get a better idea of how people lived in 1700. The group will work with Miyoko to pair wines and vegan cheeses for a tasting. After we will enjoy a full lunch, take a tour of the vineyards, and see how wine is made – the perfect Italian day. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Stop in Polignano a Mare to take a boat ride on the Adriatic Sea – the best way to get a real feel of this beautiful coastline. With our feet on dry land, we will tour the historic center and stop for lunch. We will then head back to the hotel to relax before to dinner. It’s pizza night! Miyoko is making mozzarella and ricotta, and vegan pizza will never be the same! We will be pairing the pizzas with beers for a tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 (Thursday) LECCE
‘The Florence of the South’ is what they call the beautiful Barocco city of Lecce. Today, we walk and shop on the market street followed by a cooking lesson with local mammas. Then we are guests at a historical residence to prepare our lunch. There will be free time to explore Lecce also. We will share another great communal dinner back at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7 (Friday) Masseria
We are spending our last day in the beautiful masseria – it’s your choice to go swimming in a pool or bike riding in the countryside. This will be followed by a formal cooking lesson with Miyoko. After lunch, people can visit and/or pack before we end the trip cooking dinner together. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 (Saturday) Transfer to Rome
We will all be taking the train together back to Rome in the morning. (Breakfast)


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Donna Zeigfinger
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