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SIMPLY THE BEST

 In order to not be replaced, one must be unique - Coco Chanel

Whether you are after the luxurious or the flamboyant, the unique or the simple, the rustic or the comfortable, we will provide you with the best in whatever category you decide to opt for and we will endeavour to always work within your budget and requirements.
 
We have the whole of Italy covered, from Italian honeymoons and weddings to small group tours, from family holidays to just getting away from it all, and we always seek the very best for you, as our main goal is that you truly experience the real soul which is the "Spirito Italiano".

 

 

 

 

DIY Self Catering Options

DIY Self Catering Options

Here you will find a selection of self catering properties. For more options do get in touch. Click here to READ MORE.

Tuscan Villa 11 persons & More

Tuscan Villa 11 persons & More

A traditional 1800 Tuscan farmhouse converted with great attention to detail by the proprietors, the Ruatti family. Click here to READ MORE.

A Corner Of Sicily

A Corner Of Sicily

You will be staying in an artist’s home which provides breathtaking views over the greatest baroque city in Sicily. Quote Ref: CD3511. Click here to READ MORE.

Dolphin Watching In Puglia

Dolphin Watching In Puglia

An incredible boat tour where you will be directly involved in conservation activities for the protection of cetaceans that have lived in these waters for over 4,000 years. Local biologists and researchers will indicate the different specimens, you can photograph their dorsal fin and will hear and record their whistles and clicks. All this data will be used for the compilation of scientific publications, so important for the protection of cetaceans. A taste Apulian delicacies. Quote Ref: 4460a.

Castellana Grottoes & Alberobello

Castellana Grottoes & Alberobello

You will be guided along underground caves, which date back to more or less 90 million years ago: an amazing scenario made of stalactites, stalagmites, canyons and caves with fantastic names. Then the tour continues towards Alberobello, an enchanting town, whose dome-shaped dwellings called "trulli" are the set of a recent Disney cartoon. The protagonists of this cartoon have trulli shaped caps on their head, just like the trullo, whose pinnacle is decorated by symbolic signs. Quote Ref: 4460a.

A Venetian Boating Holiday

A Venetian Boating Holiday

Offering a new way to enjoy your holiday, a self drive boat rental. Easy to handle houseboats, they are a perfect way to spend an unforgettable boat trip with your family or group of friends. Click here to READ MORE.

Roman Luxury

Roman Luxury

After a full day exploring the beauty and history of Rome, retreat to your plush 16th century palace nestled in the heart of the ancient Jewish quarter. Enjoy beautifully restored ceiling frescoes of museum quality for your own viewing pleasure. Five luxurious bedrooms and 6 baths provide comfort and privacy for up to 14 guests as well as a spacious living room and grand billiard room.......Click here to READ MORE.

Sounds & Visions Of Caravaggio

Sounds & Visions Of Caravaggio

From Sounds and visions of Caravaggio - Palazzo Doria Pamphilj to Opera Serenades by night in Rome, Baroque Serenades to Music and Myth in Raphael frescoes - Quote Ref: 4453m.

Boat Heaven

Boat Heaven

Enjoy the Italian sea. Click here to READ MORE.

A Captured Moment

A Captured Moment

We are working with a professional and lovely photographer who is based in northern Italy and covers Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Treviso and Padua. Together we have organised itineraries from 30 to 60, 90 to 2 hours where you can capture the perfect moment with your private photographer. Why not create memories in a different way. Our packages include a Private photographer, Photo shooting on foot, 1 location 30 high resolution photos, and more if you decide on longer times, editing and delivery.

The Exclusive After Hours

The Exclusive After Hours

Fancy a private tour, just you and our guide? With access to a range of places. From private visits to see the Peggy Guggenheim Collection after hours to enjoying breakfast with David. Many more available.

Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tour

A sky tour for a sightseeing experience or a full day exploration with direct landing for a visit of the most interesting Sicilian sites. An emotional flight on the top of Etna up to 20 minutes. What about the islands – up to 90 mins, Etna and Taormina up to 35 mins or what about a simple transfer by helicopter?

The Unique Shopping Experience

The Unique Shopping Experience

Visiting Florence? Try our classical shopping tours, streets of gold: Jewel designers and the art of the goldsmith; leather shopping; luxury outlet shopping; designer brand shopping tour, young fashion designers; perfumes & home fragrances in historical shops. Traditional arts & crafts. Try a customised tour to find everything you are looking for. Also available in Rome and Milan and other cities.

The Orient Express

The Orient Express

Sit back and take a luxurious trip on the Orient Express. Visit Venice or Verona and take your seat for the culinary adventure of a lifetime.

Yacht Day Cruises

Yacht Day Cruises

Enjoy a perfect day on board of one of the fantastic yachts & boats of our fleet along Sicily’s enchanting coast and romantic bays. Head away from the crowd, enjoying the hidden beauties and tasting on board and head to one of the fishing villages. Learn some sailing basics with our professional skippers. Lots of possible options.

The Well-Located

The Well-Located

Whether you want to be in the centre of town or a village away from it all or. Click here to READ MORE.

The Simply Magical

The Simply Magical

All about places which are unique and offer something which we feel is special. Click here to READ MORE.

Explore Puglia by Helicopter

Explore Puglia by Helicopter

Only possible if staying at our 5 star hotel, enjoy the best of all the breathtaking sites Puglia can offer. A range of options are available for you ranging from 30 minutes to more.

Lantern Tour Of Ischia

Lantern Tour Of Ischia

Our expert historian will lead you to the Castello Aragona after opening hours. There is so much to see and enjoy, from the Clarisse nunnery, to the cemetery, the cathedral with its crypt and frescoes of Giotto’s school to the Bourbon prison, alleys, millstone, old houses, churches and not forgetting the view. Quote Ref: 4456.

The Unassuming

The Unassuming

"The Palazzo for me is a dream come true. Its magical gardens, the family gathering in the magnificent Salon for whatever purpose”. Click here to READ MORE.

The Luxurious

The Luxurious

Our luxury suggestions for your Italian Villa Escapade. Click here to READ MORE.

Star Gazing Isole Pontine

Star Gazing Isole Pontine

The islands available to you have something different to offer. The roman harbour of Ventotene; Santo Stefano’s prison; the quaint fishing village and the hiking hills of Ponza. Our expert will allow you to discover the geological features which surround you and will also reveal the secrets of astronomical navigation.

Vintage In Capri

Vintage In Capri

Immerse yourself in the Blue Island. Relive the golden age in a 1960s Fiat 1600 and discover the most impressive places in Capri. With a polaroid in your hands, driven by a local driver, who knows all the hidden corners. You will have the chance to take your insta-pictures and feel like you are traveling back in time. You will experience a vintage tour, which will surprise you and give you the chance to discover the many different aspects of this Italian island. Quote Ref: 4456.

"Suites You Sir"

"Suites You Sir"

Fancy staying in a suite.. Just a few options to inspire you. Click here to READ MORE.

The Classical

The Classical

We are now your ticket to classical music with access to tickets worldwide 24/7, 365 days of the year. Indulge in the sounds of music.

An Architectural Experience Matera

An Architectural Experience Matera

Private Tour. Come and discover Matera, also known as the town of “I Sassi”, suspected to be among the first human settlements in Italy. Visit the little Villages and houses dug in the rocks and meet our professional architect with whom you will discover the different architectural Italian techniques and styles from the Neolithic to current times. Quote Ref: 4456.

The Detailed

The Detailed

Enchanting and refined properties... It is all about the attention to detail. Click here to READ MORE.

Introduction to a Noble Lady

Introduction to a Noble Lady

For that je ne sais quoi in Rome try this place. Click here to READ MORE.

The Country Manor

The Country Manor

Head to the Italian countryside and discover a range of lovely properties. Click here to READ MORE.

Your Personal Chef Or Butler

Your Personal Chef Or Butler

Staying at one of our private villas and want to be looked after and pampered? We have chefs throughout the country who will come to the villa and look after you for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Sorrento Beckons

Sorrento Beckons

For your holiday in Sorrento we would like to introduce you to this luxury villa which can accommodate 8+2 persons in 4 bedrooms and 1 double sofa bed, perfect for a family get together. Click here to READ MORE.

The Wine Shop

The Wine Shop

A private tour - Experts will guide customers step by step, learning how to give a certain character to your very personal wine. Inside an ancient room under the '700 villa, our winemaker will describe the different characteristics of the 5 grapes sampled directly from the oak barrels. Departure from Siena.

The Bohemian & The Quirky

The Bohemian & The Quirky

Unusual, quirky and different, not the sort of place you thought could work for you. Click here to READ MORE.

The Lakeside Villa

The Lakeside Villa

The lakeside villa. If you are after sheer luxury and sophistication. Click here to READ MORE.

The Minimalist

The Minimalist

For the true meaning of simplicity, basic geometric forms, order, clean spaces......... do you need more? Click here to READ MORE.

A Private Island In Venice

A Private Island In Venice

Enjoy your own private Island. Click here to READ MORE.

The Rustic

The Rustic

Fancy some greenery, a touch of the outdoors, that country agricultural feel Click here to READ MORE.

The Fast & Furious

The Fast & Furious

Fancy driving a Ferrari and being part of a unique tour? Click here to READ MORE.

The Castle

The Castle

Have you ever thought of spending your Italian honeymoon or anniversary in an Italian castle? Would you love to celebrate a special occasion in Italy? Wedding or party?..... Need ideas? Click here to READ MORE.

The Romantic

The Romantic

A few ideas to get your romantic juices flowing. Click here to READ MORE.

The Arty

The Arty

Places which focus on the arty and the unique. Click here to READ MORE.

The Panoramic

The Panoramic

For the ultimate in panoramas. Click here to READ MORE.

Hot Air Ballooning Or...

Hot Air Ballooning Or...

Add to your Italian break either with a romantic hot air balloon ride or helicopter tour.

The Eventful

The Eventful

Whether you are in search of a special venue for your Italian wedding or for your family party. Click here to READ MORE.

The Cruise

The Cruise

Cruising The Venetian Lagoon. Click here to READ MORE.

The Ferrari Grand Tour

The Ferrari Grand Tour

A sample itinerary of 8 days as enjoyed by our Elite Boys up to 10 guys who enjoyed this tour as part of their Italian Stag Do in June. Click here to READ MORE.

Professional Photography Service

Professional Photography Service

Create some unforgettable moments with Italy as your backdrop, what could be more fantastic.

The Relaxing

The Relaxing

Fancy getting away from it all and relaxing? Some ideas. Click here to READ MORE.

The  Amalfi Coast & Capri Luxury

The Amalfi Coast & Capri Luxury

A sample itinerary of 9 days as enjoyed by The Selby Family in August. Click here to READ MORE.

The Eat & Shop

The Eat & Shop

A sample itinerary of 7 day tour as enjoyed by Mrs Sanders who took this trip with her daughter as a birthday surprise in June. Click here to READ MORE.

The Italian Opera & Theatre Tour

The Italian Opera & Theatre Tour

A sample itinerary of 10 days as enjoyed by John & Steve Baldwin in July. Click here to READ MORE.

The Luxury Sports Car Tour

The Luxury Sports Car Tour

A sample itinerary of 8 days as enjoyed by The Duarte Family, 2 adults and 2 teenage sons in May. Click here to READ MORE.

The Fashion Shopping tour

The Fashion Shopping tour

A sample itinerary of 10 days as enjoyed by our group of 12 Ladies (The Sundays) in June. Click here to READ MORE.

Your Personal Trainer

Your Personal Trainer

Our personal trainer will create a fitness programme for you to ensure that it meets with your requirements. Whether you wish to improve on cardiovascular or coordination and balance, this can be arranged for you while enjoying the very best Italy has to offer.

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YOUR PROPOSAL/QUOTATION

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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE & CITY TAX

 

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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