Peter Kilby is an artist, travel writer and tour advisor who delights in creating travel magic in Italy for you. He still believes that as varied as his clients have been over the years, travel in all its forms should be a highlight in a person's life.
Peter's travels to Italy began in 1980, when he spent time in Rome, Florence and Venice. Then followed several years of periodic travel in Europe, including living in London in 1981 1982. His work in Australia included TV and theater set design, and exhibiting his painting. In 1987 he was awarded an Italian Government Scholarship in painting that allowed him to establish a new home and studio in Rome. He continued exhibiting his work in the UK and Australia, whilst immersing himself completely into Italy's profound history, and always surrounded by great works of art. In Italy Peter exhibited his painting in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000. In March, 2008 Peter was lecturing in history and art at Xavier College in Melbourne and will return in August to give a series of Master Classes at Scotch College, also in Melbourne, Australia. He is still painting out of his studio near Montepulciano in Tuscany and is currently working towards shows in Australia. Rome is Peter's joy and at times his nemesis! He brings the city alive and his knowledge of its history is married always to his desire to make a discovery of the Eternal City a joy, full of surprises and always entertaining. Now based in southern Tuscany, Peter has added to his tour repertoire central Italy. Pienza, Montalcino, Cortona, Assisi, Orvieto and smaller villages and monasteries can be visited with Peter and provide for a wonderful addition to your holiday. Histories and traditions revealed - and one or two places where you can eat like Lorenzo the Magnificent! Clients who have used his services both as a guide and itinerary advisor in these regions and cities have said what a difference Peter made to their visit. Local knowledge really does make a difference! Visit the Perfect Traveller website by clicking www.perfectraveller.com , and enjoy some of the most entertaining and informative audio tour downloads that you can purchase available on the internet today. The Kilby's History and Travel Stories will provide you with a lot of up to date travel information that you can use on your next holiday! I believe Italy is quite simply one of the most beautiful and inspiring of countries to visit. It's been more than 12 years since I began advising and considering the needs of a traveller to Italy. I still enjoy the challenge, of discovering new locations, of being surprised myself, and most of all, working with those who want me to help then enjoy this country even more . . . . See you in Italy very soon. return to home page