Exquisitely Tailored To You
The Italian Connection & Spirito Italiano create exquisitely designed and bespoke Italian holidays for you to enjoy. Our Italian holidays range from the luxurious and the unconventional to the flamboyant and the unique, the simple to the wonderfully authentic. We guide you through the country, from the main cities to off the beaten track locations, scouring the hilltop towns for gems for you to experience, walking the cobbled coastal villages, from the rolling hills of Tuscany to the majesty of the Alps and the Dolomites, from the landscapes of Basilicata to the beaches of Calabria, from the charm of Apulia and Sicily to the treasures of the Abruzzo and Le Marche. We know Italy well and want to enhance your experience so that you get to enjoy a holiday designed just for you.
At The Italian Connection & Spirito Italiano, our 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. 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 and exploring new gems while savouring legendary wines.  Why not tell us what you want from a skiing holiday. The winter sports centres of the Italian Alps and the Dolomites have diversity enough for all if you know where to look.  Perhaps you wish to enjoy the serenity of Sicily in the summer months 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, kids clubs and babysitters, you may want your own butler and private chef or just feel the need to relax in your penthouse suite. We believe that what you really want is to savour the Italian experience as an Italian. 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 Italian 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.
You will hear much these days about tailor-made holidays, but, when we say it, we mean precisely that. We do not recommend packages somewhere near your requirements. We tailor make our holidays for you, starting from scratch. They are as far from the run of the mill package tour as the Brenner Pass from Pantelleria!  All we need to know is how long you have available, indicative dates and budget and an idea of what you wish to achieve, and then all you need to do is to leave the rest to us. Go on, forget trawling those websites and holiday brochures. You can talk to us, email or fill in our inspire me form below and we will create your bespoke Italian Holiday, the one you have always wanted but have never known where to start.
When reviewing this website, use it as a tool as it will provide you with endless ideas and possibilities. Thanks for choosing us for your Italian Experience of a lifetime….

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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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