Perhaps you wish to enjoy the spring serenity of Sicily or the milder, misty climes of the Tuscan hills in Autumn. Perhaps you are after that cosy B&B or the all-inclusive seaside resort. Perhaps the city apartment or the luxury villa. Whether you wish to experience the art and culture of Italy or head off the beaten track unearthing inaccessible villages or exploring new gems while of course savouring legendary wines and enjoying regional foods. Let us guide you and create a bespoke and unique trip to Italy which has so much to offer.  




Our main job is to take care of your Italian holiday and travel needs, but that is not all we do. When we say "take care", we mean exactly that.  We do NOT have set packages as our holidays are unique and shaped to your requirements. ​ They are as far from the run of the mill package tour as the Brenner Pass is from the island of Pantelleria.  All we need to know is how long you have available, indicative dates and budget, and an idea of what you wish to experience, and then all you need to do is to leave the rest to us.

​​Our consultants are all Italian and know the country inside out and will help you create the perfect experience.   From discovering the art and culture of Italy to touring off the beaten track and unearthing inaccessible villages, exploring new gems while of course savouring legendary wines and enjoying the regional foods.  Perhaps you wish to enjoy the spring serenity of Sicily or the milder, misty climes of the Tuscan hills in autumn. Whether you are after the cosy B&B or the all-inclusive resort, the city apartment, or the luxury pad, we have a vast selection on offer.  Whatever your reasons for travelling to Italy, whether your wish is to indulge, unwind, learn or discover, play or simply relax, all you need to do is to let us know and allow us to create the perfect itinerary. We take away all the stress and ensure that our bespoke proposals do not miss out on the essentials and the tiniest of detail. We ensure that your trip is exquisitely planned, allowing you to fully enjoy yourself as soon as your feet touch the ground. Whether you are after a slow Italian holiday, you just wish to relax and indulge, perhaps a multi-centre trip where you want to take in as much of Italy as possible, or perhaps you are after a last-minute trip or wish to enjoy an opera, a football or rugby match or perhaps one of the many exhibitions.

​Forget trawling those websites, and holiday brochures. You can talk to us, email, or fill in our form below and we will create a bespoke Italian holiday, the one you have always wanted but have never known where to start.


We have been organising bespoke Italian Holidays since the early 90s and have loved every single minute. Our staff is Italian and has lived, worked, and been inspired by this beautiful country and continue to be. Whatever your request, we will do our best to advise you. 

What we try to do at all times is to offer new experiences, an honest appraisal of what to expect, unique ideas and suggestions which aim to offer unforgettable experiences. 


We always go the extra mile either by trying to get you behind the scenes wherever possible, to the front of the queue, into palaces closed off to the public, off the beaten track, to local authentic restaurants.........and more.


  • To provide a completely personal one-to-one service from the outset. if you wish to talk to us, we are here for you, if you wish to communicate via email, that is also fine, we will try not to intrude...

  •  A dedicated travel consultant working just for you throughout the booking process and holiday. We will not keep you waiting on the phone or waste your time repeating your enquiry as your journey will be accompanied by that one person.

  •  To work hard at creating proposals that are exciting, unique, and provide you with the best experience possible. We will save you time and money and will also provide peace of mind as our main aim is to look after you on your journey.

  • To provide accountability and delivering on all our commitments.

  • Full Protection. All packages sold are protected under ABTA and ATOL license. This means that you are financially covered.


  • Destination expertise.

  • ​24/7 assistance throughout the booking stage and support for the whole duration of your holiday. You can contact us by phone, WhatsApp, email ...whatever is easiest for you and we will try to resolve whatever issue you may have when in Italy.

  • Intimate knowledge of Italy.

  • A passion for what we do.

  • Personal relationships with our suppliers.

  • Full Protection for your Italian Holiday. Our flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected.

  • Any package created by us is unique just like our clients.

  • We work hard to provide you with new ideas, suggestions, and itineraries which take into consideration your budget, and the time you have available, allowing you to get the most out of your trip.

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We are all about trying to arrange the very best that Italy has to offer., taking care of it all for you as we want you to enjoy everything about your holiday to Italy and experience true Italian hospitality without any stress. We look after you throughout your stay and are always on call 24/7, try us and see. Your Holiday is important to us.

We are constantly changing and adding to our programme as there is so much to offer, so make sure that you follow us on facebook and twitter. Also if you do not find what you are looking for in this web site, just let us know as we have Italy covered, from the the mountains of the North to the Islands of the South. Remember that we provide tailor made trips to Italy, designed with only your needs in mind. Tell us what you are after, and allow us to inspire you.

Throughout the year we will keep you updated with new destinations, hotels, trends, tours and excursions for you to enjoy and take advantage of. We will also update you with client feedback and photos so you get to experience their holiday with them.

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All costs and quotations we give you when creating your unique proposal, are current when we send it through to you, however, it is important to note that flight prices and accommodation availability can change at any time before your booking is finalised. 


If you wish to make a booking, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required or the full payment if booking within 8 weeks before departure, together with a completed booking form. If there are any price fluctuations we will advise you beforehand. On occasions, if the increase is minimal, then we will still go ahead and book flights and/or accommodation, to ensure that there are no further increases.



It is extremely important that you are covered by some form of travel insurance when travelling to Italy and it is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate insurance to cover you for all eventualities you may encounter. Make sure that you are happy with your cover and read the small print.  It is possible to book travel insurance through us if required. and your contract will be directly with the insurance company Just Travel.

All hotels and accommodation venues are required to collect a city tax directly from their customers upon departure. This is known as La Tassa di Soggiorno. The cost varies and must be paid per person per night.  Beginning January 1, 2020, the city tax for 3-star hotels will be 4.50 Euros per person per night, 4.90 Euros per person per night for 4-star hotels and 5.0 Euros per person per night in 5-star hotels. Please be advised that these prices may change. 

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