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Cheryl Alexander has been traveling to Europe, particularly Italy, for more than 20 years . Her interest in Italy, its history, art and rich culture led her to purchase property near Orvieto, allowing her to spend more time there. Cheryl’s exploration of Italy include the regions of Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, as well as the areas around Venice and south to Sicily. Her numerous trips to Italy have resulted in many friendships with the locals who live in the area and they are generous in sharing the region’s hidden treasures with her. She continues to travel into Italy’s less traveled regions, and enjoys sharing her discoveries with others.

Cheryl spends the rest of her time near the beach in San Diego, spending time with her two small grandchildren. She’s an avid reader, health advocate and community volunteer. Her career as a social worker brings an understanding of people’s needs to the tour business and has over 40 years experience in the field of wellness.  Cheryl is also a counselor and consultant in North San Diego County.



Dr. Diana Hoppe is a board certified Ob/Gyn in private practice in San Diego, Ca.  She is a national speaker on women’s health, a clinical researcher and is the author of the award winning book, Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You : What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life. Dr. Hoppe works with her patients in a holistic manner, combining bio-identical hormone therapy with lifestyle changes to achieve hormonal balance and inner peace.




Tia Lanzetta, Yoga InstructorTia Lanzetta is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. She also has an extensive background in advertising and marketing for a variety of international manufacturing and marketing concerns.

As a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP), Tia specializes in healing through homeopathy and other similar modalities. Tia also works with scoliosis sufferers to find balance through simple stretches and strengthening exercises.

In 1998 The Day Spa in Cardiff-by-the-Sea was born as a model for Spa Cucina, Tia’s dream. Since its inception, the company has continued to evolve to meet the needs of its clients. In the spring of 2008, Tia began a round-the-world sabbatical to celebrate her fifth decade on the planet! She is home and at the helm once more, working toward wellness with private clients as well as groups of meditation, Pilates and yoga students. We hope you’ll let us help you feel good…inside & out!™


Feedback from Travelers:

Jamie, Nevada….” I know I need more time to put it all in prospective but I will say that the hill towns where we toured was the best part of my adventure. Thank you so much. You are wonderful tour guides, giving us the freedom to explore yet creating a feeling of comfort and support.”

Janet, San Diego…….“Traveling with Cheryl and Alison was not just an interesting, informative experience, but fun, easy and comfortable. Our family reunion was better than we could have imagined. We plan to do it again.”

Cindy and Michael, San Francisco…….“We really liked this way of traveling with a small group, to less traveled places in Italy. No rushing or waiting in lines, no crowds to contend with and some great new places we wouldn’t have found on our own. It felt as though we became part of the little village we stayed in.”

Tina and John, Toronto Canada…….“” We so enjoyed the intimacy of the small group; the comfort and varied itinerary; the knowledge of the art and cultures of Italy. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!””

Anne, San Diego….“Cheryl was a super host from the time she picked us up as we arrived in Italy till she dropped us off at the end of the week. She always consulted the group as she planned each day’s activities, respectful of pacing and choosing daily itineraries she thought we would like. She was organized, and warm and welcoming, without doing more than we wanted or needed. There was also plenty of free time to lounge, enjoying the scenery and weather, or to read, if we chose to have some time alone. We enjoyed every minute of our stay with Cheryl, and her love of Italy was apparent throughout.”


Contact Cheryl

Cheryl Alexander
phone: 760-470.8852
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