ICNOS Adventures is an Italian Tour Operator based in Vietri sul Mare on the Amalfi Coast.
We live in Italy and we love Italy for its rich history, architecture and landscapes and we are very proud to be working and promoting Italian walking holidays, cycling trips, cultural vacations and unforgettable Italian memories, providing our local assistance to follow up each step of your next Italian experience.
Marcello was born and raised in Cava de' Tirreni, a town with a rich history located between lush green hills in Southern Italy. He grew up having as backyard the wonderful Amalfi Coast. Curious and always looking for different points of view his passion for flying brought him to successfully attend a course to be a pilot (SPC). He specialize in management of sustainable tourism and he does his best to transfer the principles of sustainability in every service that ICNOS Adventures provides, keeping in mind the value of the comfort after an active day. He has travelled extensively through Europe, North Africa, New Zealand, North & South America using all means of transportation. He has walked some of the best trails in the world and thought to share his homeland’s paths and Italian “way of life” with the travelers from all around the world. He spends much of his time directing the operations of our Italian hikes, exploring new Italian destinations and working with the guides to make your trips better. Marcello is an experienced adventurer and has firsthand experience of all our ICNOS Adventures.
Anna manages our tour operations from the Amalfi Coast office. She was driven to found ICNOS Adventures by a passion for the green economy applied to the sustainable travel. An avid hiker and cyclist, having travelled across both western and eastern Europe by foot, bicycle and train, Anna is dedicated to develop memorable walking experiences in Italy and to promote the slow travel culture in Italy. Economics graduated, she specialized in ethical finance and become a volunteer promoter for the creation of the Ethical Bank in Italy. Thanks to her enthusiasm for the World Fair Trade Organization she promotes the Fair Trade products & ethical behaviour in ICNOS travel plans. When she is not travelling or working, she loves cooking, reading and getting involved in environmental organization works.
Ferruccio is an active rider, a passionate sportsman and nature lover. He is in the board of a cycling team based in Rome, in which he promotes a sound approach to sport and the spread of cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly activity. His specialty is mountain biking, because he feels it puts him closer to nature and fulfils his spirit of adventure and discovery of places and landscapes. He loves hiking, experiencing a more intimate approach to nature with the pleasure of taking care about the smallest details of a journey. As licensed tour leader he carries out duties of escorting ICNOS small groups, he loves setting up hiking excursions, planning new routes... always looking for new passages and approaches. He is a photo enthusiast and expert on GPS devices and has developed a 15-year-long working experience in IT companies.
Michael is a USA native who has traveled extensively for the last 20 years. Born in Chicago and spent his early adulthood in Los Angles before getting a terminal case of wanderlust. He has lived and traveled in most European countries and traveled in much of Africa. He has clocked over 43 countries and 800 cities.Traveled in all fashions from a year traveling Europe on a Harley, camping and hostels to staying at some of the best hotels on the Arabian Peninsula. Michael is an avid trekker, climber and runner but he also hikes with two small children so he understands the need to develop walking trips that suit the person’s needs. Having been raised in the USA and worked in corporate America, he has brought that work ethic, knowledge of technology and the deeply rooted desire to make safety and communication our number one priority
Francesca was born in Genova, the main town of the beautiful Ligurian coast. She is a geologist and a certified hiking guide. She worked for an oilfield company in Texas for few years, but today her main goal is always looking for new corners of Liguria. Her big passion is to join together nature, tradition and food, working in Liguria and Piedmont, the region of her father, where the soft rolling hills together with truffles, cheeses and wines create the perfect mix!! The steep cliffs and the medieval hamlets of the Cinque Terre National Park, the wild slopes and the fishing villages of the Park of Portofino create her ideal environment to discover the traditions of this ruggedly beautiful land. Francesca is working as guide since 13 years and is always enthusiastic to meet new people and to involve them in the knowledge of these landscapes. She is a keen expert of the local rocks, plants, fish and a very good cook of the local pesto and focaccia.
ICNOS Adventures offers:
- Self guided walking holidays and hiking trips in Italy, suitable for both hiking enthusiast and casual walker. Every day you can choose between different alternatives depending by your level of fitness and your interest in history, culture and gastronomy. We promote some of the most popular walking destinations enriching our offers with "off the beaten path" highlights, cultural visits and wine & food experiences.
- Self guided cycling holidays in the central area of Italy. Magic cycling tours are waiting for you in the etruscan region of Tuscia, in the unexpectedly pristine area around Rome, among lakes and volcanos of Lazio, medieval and older villages of Umbria and enchanting country roads in Tuscany.
- Guided walking and cycling holidays in Italy. You can choose from a variety of holiday dates and destinations, enjoying the beautiful Italian countryside as part of a small international group, with a professional leader to guide the way.
- Tailor-made tours for singles, couples, parties of friends, clubs and companies, or any organization looking for active journeys, cultural vacations or food & wine experiences in Italy.
"ICNOS Adventures provided our family with a Christmas to Remember on the Amalfi Coast.
From the family restaurants with their warm welcome and delicious foods, the hotel managers expecting our arrival and ensuring our comfort, to the care of our luggage and the parking of the car, everyone connected to ICNOS Adventures was friendly and flexible, helpful and reliable, which meant that we could relax and thoroughly enjoy the stunning beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Marcello printed up our daily itinerary which included easy to read maps, and historical information on the sites we would pass as we walked. Also, there were recommendations on where to have our lunch, and a suggestion of a special site worth the extra effort to see..." Please click here to continue and to read our testimonials!
“Italy is my very favorite travel destination and I have taken many tours through both northern and southern Italy. Looking for something special this time, I contacted ICNOS Adventures. Making it look easy, they had a 8 day tour through Tuscany tailored to my wishes: no big tour buses; small, out of the way, family run hotels and agriturismos; beautiful villages and cultural sites off the beaten tourist routes. In short, Anna and Marcello gave me the very best of Tuscany.”
Deanna Bray, Tailor made tour in Tuscany 2008. Please click here to continue and to read our testimonials.
"Marcello, Jeff and I had an absolutely delightful time - from the exquisite scenary and impressive historic sites to the warmth and friendliness of the people we met along the way - we would not have changed a thing. ICNOS Adventures is to be commended for creating an experience we will cherish forever and for your and Dannielle's commitment to our comfort and enjoyment of a diverse and interesting itinerary. I feel like we were able to experience the uniqueness of each of the different towns we frequented along the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula while never feeling 'rushed' to the next event. Each day was well timed and each place we stayed gave us a unique environment from which to begin our day and end our evenings. We sincerely thank you for creating so many wonderful memories. Best to you and yours, Bethany" Jeff & Bethany DeLude, Guided tour "Walking on the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula" 2010 Please Click here to continue to read our testimonials
“Having traveled in Europe and Italy before, we thought that we knew what to expect during an Italian Holiday. But nothing prepared us for the incredible hospitality we felt from everyone associated with Icnos Adventures. The hikes along the Amalfi Coast a were incredible and very well planned, and each and every hotel and restaurant made us feel more like family than tourists. We can’t recommend this area and these people highly enough!”
John and Michelle Wray, Self guided tour on the Amalfi Coast 2009 Please click here to continue to read our testimonials
“Linda and I have told all our friends that the trip we did with you was our best holiday ever, before that it was always the Alaska/Canada trip" Linda & Jen Steyn, self guided "the Jewels of the Amalfi Coast" 2010
"...We have had an opportunity to travel to Italy before, and have done other walking tours, and it is agreed that we will tell everyone considering a tour of Italy to put their vacation time in the hands of Marcello, at ICNOS Adventures, they will walk away with memories to last a lifetime and a deep appreciation for the "little something extra" they do so well. We are very appreciative of all they did to make our walking tour so memorable!
We wish them the very best!
with warmest regards"
The Navarro Family
Daniel Island, SC
Self guided tour "the Jewels of the Amalfi Coast"
“We hired Marcello to organize our trip to the Southern Italy's Almafi Coast in early 2010. I was extremely pleased that tour materials provided prior to the trip were an honest reflection of the tour and the area. We found your advice regarding our needs very helpful. Everything exceeded our expectations: the tour, food and accommodations were fabulous. I would recommend this company to anyone who wants to tour Italy.” Annie Swingen, tailor made tour Amalfi Coast 2010