Giuseppe Aruta

Giuseppe Aruta, born in Naples, earned his undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Naples and completed his studies in Florence, where he also worked for 10 years at the university. Giuseppe speaks English and Spanish along with his native Italian, plays the guitar, and loves to cook.  After years of traveling, he has settled in Bologna, the culinary capital of Italy. “Like a man from the Renaissance era, I consider myself curious about everything—art, science, food, human relationships, dancing, painting, math. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with people from other countries, and in return, I also learn a lot from them." When not guiding trips, Giuseppe works as a freelance geologist.

Upcoming Trips:

Great Hikes and Chefs of Northern Italy's Gourmet Trail, September 27-October 5, 2014
From Ticino to the Engadine, June 27-July 5, 2015

Client Testimonials:


Guiseppe was a pure joy to have on the trip. He was informative, fun and extremely helpful. Lynn R., Union City, CA
Tuscan Trails
Giuseppe was outstanding in all respects. Glenn R., Towaco, NJ
Tuscan Hilltowns
Guisseppe’s academic acumen and jokes made the trip even better. Frank and Pat F., Calgary, Canada
Tuscan Trails
Giuseppe was a reliable, interactive, and very knowledgeable leader. Judith S., Ithaca NY
Tuscan Hilltowns
Giuseppe is intellectually engaging, a top-class chef, excellent driver, and funny to boot. Hank Z., San Diego, CA
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Giuseppe was the perfect mix of intelligent and gracious host, interesting and informative guide, amazing and creative preparer of gourmet lunches. Patty B., Freeport, ME
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Whether providing a gourmet lunch, sharing his knowledge of geology, plants and Tuscan history, or assisting with logistic requirements, Giuseppe reflected the best of Wilderness Travel. John M., Woodbridge, VA
Medieval Hilltowns of Tuscany
Guiseppe added a lot to our experience. His background as a geologist gave us depth and information that made our hikes even more enjoyable. It was truly a learning experience. John E., Northport, MI
Amalfi and Capri
Guiseppe is a kind, sincere, considerate and knowlegeable trip leader, always ready to inform on a range of topics. His love of food, music, and place shows through at all times. Charles N., Indian Wells, CA
Amalfi and Capri
Giuseppe is a kind, knowledgable, and perceptive man. He was immensely helpful, knows an amazing amount about a lot of things, is a good teacher, and sensitive to individual moods/feelings/needs. And a great picnic chef in the bargain. Ann R., Columbia, SC
From Ticino to the Engadine
Giuseppe is incredibly kind, conscientious, and always looking out for the guests. Janice R., Houston, TX
Rome to Ravenna