About Us

Cultural Heritage Walking Tours, Italy
Specializes in an accessible, sustainable, and immersive experience of place.

We are a small group of architects, landscape architects, urban historians, and heritage experts who are dedicated to safeguarding our cultural heritage.
We specialize in walking tours, seminars, and field trips on architecture, landscape architecture, urban history, archaeology, and cultural landscapes.
Our philosophy is based on learning about a culture and a place through witnessing, sharing, and experiencing the rich heritage and daily life of a community, city, or region.


We specialize in private, small group walking tours, seminars, and field trips of the City of Rome in architecture, urban history, and cultural landscape.

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Private small group walking tours, seminars, and field trips of the Historic Centre of Florence in architecture, urban landscape, and cultural heritage.

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Cultural Landscape

Private day trips, and field trips to Val d’Orcia, Tuscany; Casentino Valley; and Renaissance Villas and Gardens.

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Hadrian’s Villa

Architecture, Urban History, Landscape Architecture

We specialize in private, small group walking tours, seminars, and field trips of Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, Tivoli.

Villa d’Este, Tivoli

Landscape Architecture, Renaissance Villas and Gardens

Private small group walking tours and field trips of Villa d’Este, Tivoli with an emphasis on the Renaissance Villa and Gardens.

Ostia Antica

Architecture, Urban History, Cultural History

Private, small group walking tours, seminars, and field trips of Ostia Antica, the port city of ancient Rome.


It had been many years since my husband Roger and I had travelled in Italy. We feel very lucky to have discovered Cultural Walking Tours and Diane. The day trip to the Val D’Orcia was a great success in large part because, like all good teachers, Diane has a deep knowledge and passion for her subject, the culture of Italy, especially its architecture. Sharing that knowledge energizes her and the experience… our trip to the Val D’Orcia was just one of many memorable experiences that Diane arranged for us, all of which contributed to our unqualified satisfaction with Cultural Walking Tours of Italy.

Marjorie and Roger, Alberta, Canada, 2014

We took two different all day tours in Italy with Diane as our guide and enthusiastically recommend her for anyone considering a tour in Italy. She is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who is passionate about the sites and clearly enjoyed sharing her vast knowledge of the history, archeology and architecture of each site that we visited. Equally as impressive is the fact that Diane is so warm and personable that was easy to feel like we were spending the day with a dear friend instead of someone we had met only hours earlier.

Kelly and Barbara, California, 2012

Diane’s knowledge and expertise of the architecture and history of this period was remarkable. She made the visit an exciting adventure of the cultural heritage of Italy. Diane’s easy going narrative made us feel immersed in urban history and left us feeling that we finally understand the culture of these magnificent people.

David and Susan, BC, Canada, 2012