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Explore Italy

Custom Tailored Itineraries,
Designed by You. 


Let's work together to design the trip of your dreams.

If you have dreamed of visiting Italy but aren't sure where to begin, we can help you build your own unique itinerary.  Our goal is to create an authentic Italian experience for our guests. We work with our partners in Italy to provide unique experiences for our guests, allowing us to craft a tour that is as unique as you are. 

Whatever your interests, we can make it happen.

Our custom itineraries include planning sessions, itinerary approval and revision,  pre-departure travel education, and access to your itinerary via a custom app. This app provides a day by day itinerary with maps, directions, bookings, location and contact information and more, all accessible on your phone. We also provide customer service during your tour, and work with our partners on the ground in Italy to ensure a worry-free trip.  

Below you will find sample itineraries, designed to spark your imagination! 

Do you have the soul of an artist? Have you dreamed of learning about different artistic techniques in a hands-on atmosphere with no pressure other than the joy of the experience? Work with master painters in Florence to learn how the Renaissance masterpieces were created, and put your personal touch on your own masterpiece. Work with marble artisans to create your own decorative marble piece with a custom designed inlay. Participate in a paper conservation workshop, where you learn the process of restoration and conservation, and leave with your own conserved piece of literary history. You will experience guided tours of museums, visit local artisan markets, and immerse yourself in the thriving artistic culture of the city. 

The Art Lover's Tour


A Foodie's Dream

Italy is a food lover's dream. Do a deep dive into the traditional food of two regions: Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. Tuscany is the land of pecorino cheese, truffles, comfort foods like tortelli di Mugello, and the world famous Bistecca Fiorentina. Emilia Romagna is the home of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, and tagliatelle. 
Spend a week learning, exploring, creating, and tasting these delicious foods. Experience a cheesemaking class at a working farm, cook a classic Tuscan meal in a private apartment in Florence after traveling to a farm to pick the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, and go on private food tours in Bologna and Modena. Take part in an olive oil tasting with a trained olive oil sommelier, and experience a meal made with an assortment of the freshest olive oils used to create each course. You will eat at small, family-owned restaurants, taste the freshest, most authentic foods of the regions, and come home with the knowledge of how to prepare these meals in your own kitchen.  

Do you love wine, history, and adventure? Explore small production vineyards that adhere to the time honored traditions of winemaking. Taste DOCG wines, specific and unique to each region you visit. In Veneto, you will learn about the process of drying the grapes before pressing them to create ruby red Amarone, then explore the steep, rolling hills of  Valdbiadenne, where you will find the best Prosecco in Italy – Prosecco Superior DOCG. In Emilia Romagna you will walk through vineyards filled with fossils from the period when the ocean covered this region, and sift sand, clay, and rich soil through your fingers as you see the grape vines up close. You will visit three local vineyards with an international travel writer and trained sommelier, meeting the families that create some of the region's signature wines, like Lambrusco, Albana, and Pignoletto. Then, you will explore Tuscany over the course of three days. You will go from rustic vineyards to the cellars of some of the finest Brunello producers in the world. This tour includes Wine Suitcase rentals so you have the opportunity bring home 6 or 12 bottles of local Italian wines you can't buy in the States. 

Sommelier in Training


The History Buff~ Rome and Naples

Have you imagined walking in the footsteps of the gladiators? Seeing the Sistine Chapel ceiling? Exploring Pompeii as Mt Vesuvius looms in the background? A historically centered itinerary may be perfect for you! Your trip begins in Rome, with a walking food tour to orient you to the city and help you discover amazing Roman food like pizza al taglio, fiori di zucca, and maritozzi. Next, you will have a private guide for an after-hours tour of the  Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel. You will tour of the coliseum, where you will see the tunnels and rooms that held animals, prisoners, and gladiators preparing to do battle, then go on to the Roman Forum to see the ruins of the heart of ancient Rome's political, religious, and social activities. If you're feeling extra adventurous, head just out of the city to explore the catacombs, underground cemeteries that began in the 2nd century, and were completed in the 5th century. The second part of your trip takes you to the coast in Campania to Naples. Here, you will feast on Neapolitan style pizza and explore the archaeological museum that houses treasures from Pompeii and Herculaneum. The next day, you will hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius (only about a 30 minute walk~ you drive most of the way up!) for stunning views of the Bay of Naples and an appreciation for the size and power of the volcano.  Next, you will head to a local vineyard for a tour. lunch, and tasting at the base of Vesuvius before meeting your guide for a tour of Pompeii. You will spend the next two days on the Amalfi coast, soaking up the Italian sun, exploring Amalfi, and visiting the isle of Capri. 

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