Tour Guide

Alice Walton

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Guide Since: 2012


It's a tough call between the California Coast and the hills of Chianti


Pistachio-encrusted tuna at Il Crocifisso in Noto


Nicola's Valpolicella Classico, enjoyed during a picnic with a view


The converted Castello Camemi in Sicily with views of Mt. Etna

Alice first set foot in Italy at 15, when she spent a year living with an Italian family and attending high school in a small hill town in Northern Lazio. She quickly became infatuated with the culture, language, and food and was determined to return to her second home. After majoring in History with a focus on food culture at Yale, she worked in marketing and sustainability for a New York City catering company. Afterwards, she went back across the pond to Rome to apprentice at the Rome Sustainable Food Project.

Long an avid cyclist, Alice is thrilled to combine her passions for food, history, and biking in a single job. After four years of guiding in Italy, she returned to her native California to continue to guide.