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 The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection - Michelangelo

Can you ever get tired of Italy? Well, the answer is No but when you get there, you will have so much to see and do that you will DEFINITELY get tired! The trick is to balance your Italian escapade with some people watching, some great food and wine, and perhaps a course here and there.....
 
Whether you wish to climb the steps of the Leaning Tower in Pisa or the Duomo in Florence, enter the Vatican after hours, explore the Doge's Palace in Venice after the crowds have left or if you just want to experience the underground world which is Naples or Rome, this and more is possible. Meet locals who will introduce you to family and friends and areas which only a local knows; enjoy an aperitif, a day of shopping where you follow the footsteps of your guide and where you will be introduced to concept stores, vintage ateliers, and exclusive boutiques. From opera at Le Terme di Caracalla or La Scala to yoga in the world of the Trullo, an experience at Oasi Zegna to trout fishing in Umbria.....the list is endless.  Below are just a few ideas to inspire you.

 

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence

An interesting phenomenon where several living species emit light. Click here to READ ON.

In The Steps Of St Paul

In The Steps Of St Paul

Trace the footsteps of St. Paul, one of Christianity’s most talked about martyrs. The journey will take you back to the infamous emperor Nero, who persecuted St. Paul and thousands of early Christians, which in turn martyring many of them. You will visit the sites of St. Paul’s imprisonment with St Peter and martyrdom as you relive the struggles of the very first followers of Christ.

Hunting For Antiques

Hunting For Antiques

If you are an avid antiques hunter, the city of Rome will be your treasure trove. Your guide will accompany you to some of the most interesting neighbourhoods, which are famous for their antique shops and markets. You will visit the Roman equivalent of London's Portobello Road where you can find everything from costume jewellery, collection pieces, prints, silver and turn-of-the-century objects. Rome is not only a city of antiquities, but also a city of antiques.

Michelangelo & His Secrets

Michelangelo & His Secrets

Art meets entertainment. An immersive journey allowing viewers the possibility to discover the history and the secrets of the Sistine Chapel, a unique live show inspired by Michelangelo’s masterpiece and told with a contemporary and entertainment style language. Click here to READ MORE.

Murano Glass

Murano Glass

Through a production of the highest quality and exclusivity, Ars Murano has adorned the houses of Royal Families, entrepreneurs, personalities from the world of finance and showbusiness, as well as any other person enamoured with artistic glass, bringing the charm of Murano glassmaking history and the charm of the Venetian lagoon. Enjoy your own private tour and buy the best of Murano glass.

Fashion Art & Design

Fashion Art & Design

Spend the day creating outfits together with your child during this 3-hour workshop in Milan. Learn to sketch like a fashion designer and have fun putting together stylish outfits with real materials. Spend quality time with your child and create lasting memories in the fashion capital. At the end of the day, take your drawings home with you as a souvenir to remember this special day. Quote, ref: 4453t.

Discovering Umbria

Discovering Umbria

Deruta is a world-famous town that is known for the high quality of its ceramic production and an important school of ceramics is located here. Click here to READ ON.

Discovering Art Jewellery

Discovering Art Jewellery

Walk on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence and enter into the most authentic jewellery shop. Discover all the secrets behind this ancient art, and let your eyes be captured by luxury manufactured goods. Quote, ref: 4453s.

Mosaics Masterclass & Workshops

Mosaics Masterclass & Workshops

Create your own souvenir during a 3-hour mosaic workshop in Rome. Regardless of experience level, it’s a great activity for both adults and children. Follow this with a short tour of the Trastevere area, then enjoy a leisurely workshop with your teacher. Choose from a variety of designs, then let the creativity flow. Quote, ref: 4453p.

Your Art In A Church

Your Art In A Church

Inside the deconsecrated Cappella Orsini chapel, now a dedicated art space also known as the Cappella Orsini, we’ll learn to reproduce the historic technique of imitation of faux marble painting, which has been used for centuries in Roman design. Quote, ref: 4453o.

Movie Walking Tours

Movie Walking Tours

Let’s take a different journey through Italy’s beautiful cities and villages and discover those places that were locations for famous Italian and foreign films that have thrilled and entertained millions of spectators all over the world. Click here to READ MORE.

A Leather Course in Florence

A Leather Course in Florence

Enjoy our leather workshop hidden away in a former Franciscan monastery next to Santa Croce. Sign up for a half day course, or full day course. Learn how to cut, assemble and finish, hand stitch and finish. Alternatively visits are allowed. Longer courses are also available.

A Catholic Tour

A Catholic Tour

The Basilica of S. Clemente built on the top of ancient Roman buildings. Discover the world of the old Romans and get fascinated by the mosaics and frescoes as we descend to its underground. Our tour then continues with a visit to the Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs, one of the most important sanctuaries in the Roman Catholic Church. According to an ancient Christian tradition....

A Night With the Emperors

A Night With the Emperors

An enchanting walk through Imperial Rome by night. Starting with a visit to Capitol Hill, with its square designed by Michelangelo. Check out the fantastic panoramic view of the Roman Forum. Following our guide, you will cross Via dei Fori Imperiali which divides the Roman Forum and the Imperial Forum to the the Colosseum. Then an exclusive visit of the arena floor and down the underground.

Astronomical Trekking

Astronomical Trekking

Night falls and as it does you will hear the nocturnal sounds surround you. At this point you will enjoy the packed lunch provided to you by your hotel and then at a point where you can enjoy the panorama, our astronomer will reveal the beauties of the celestial object which surround us.

Roman Jewish Cooking

Roman Jewish Cooking

Rome has another lesser-known but no less delicious cuisine at its heart. It brings together surprisingly exotic ingredients: cumin, caraway, paprika and chills not usually associated with Roman Cuisine. Famous dishes like fried artichokes, unexpected fish stews, couscous salads and Cershi a garlic-rich pumpkin spread. Our Jewish Chef is a passionate lover of Roman’s Jewish cuisine and is eager to teach these delicious dishes and discuss historical significance with all those who partake.

Fashion Styling Course Men

Fashion Styling Course Men

Have your personal fashion styling course: a full immersion into the world of fashion. Dedicate some time to your personal image and enjoy a fashion experience in Milan, one of the most famous fashion cities in the world.

Learn To Sculpt or Paint Florence

Learn To Sculpt or Paint Florence

Discover the secrets behind painting or sculpting with a 3-hour small-group lesson in a Florence art studio. Learn from an artist in an inspiring, sun-filled private studio. Work on your own creation, painting with oils or sculpting with clay, in a class suitable for beginners and experts alike. VT.

Hermitage of San Colombano

Hermitage of San Colombano

As you drive over the Passo Pian delle Fugazze in Italy, between Vivenza and Rovereto for the first time you are due for something of a surprise. The Leno valley of the Trento province is home to the Hermitage. You would expect a hermitage to be somewhat off the beaten track but this takes isolation to a new height – literally. A medieval construction full of charm. The building looks as if it is excavated directly from the rock.

Laboratory of Laura Morandotti

Laboratory of Laura Morandotti

We enter her magical laboratory, restorer of the windows of the Duomo in Milan. We will listen to the stories of the windows of the cathedral, their restoration and many vicissitudes in the place where they have been restored. Two hours in the company of the greatest expert in the restoration of the glass and, therefore, the stained glass windows of the cathedral in Milan. From 1500 to 1700 hours.

Windsurfing Course Malcesine

Windsurfing Course Malcesine

You don’t have to be a particularly sporty person to have fun windsurfing. With the latest equipment and specially designed training methods everyone can learn to windsurf and in fairly short time as well. The duration is about 12 hours (4 days - 3 hours).

A Safety Driving Session

A Safety Driving Session

This adrenaline activity will take place on a special track created for this type of session, equipped with the most modern technologies to train drivers. There are only two of these tracks in Italy, one close to Rome and another close to Brescia. The course simulates dangerous situations which can arise in everyday driving.

Meet Ceramic Artist Ivano Pard

Meet Ceramic Artist Ivano Pard

In the workshop of the ceramic artist, we will spend some pleasant hours in the workshop of the master, who will lead us on a journey to discover the art of the workings of ceramics. We will be part in the process of creating an object, visiting the shop and attending the explanation of the different stages of processing and creating an arte fact, but also experiencing decorating. Abruzzo.

Venice Private Mask Making Workshop

Venice Private Mask Making Workshop

This private 2-hour mask-painting workshop offers insight into an important Venetian craft.

Your Own Private Ensemble Venice

Your Own Private Ensemble Venice

Thanks to the close collaboration with a group of very talented artists, the costumes by Atelier Nicolao and refined Catering, your senses will be inebriated by a kaleidoscope of scents, images and sounds. Entertain your guests.

Traditional Puppet Workshop

Traditional Puppet Workshop

Live an authentic artisan experience in Syracuse. Learn to create your own handmade puppet with local artists and tour the museum and discover the history of Sicilian puppetry. VT.

Roman Ateliers Tour

Roman Ateliers Tour

A unique behind-the-scenes experience. Rome, the Eternal City, is not only home to the big fashion houses - the flagship Fendi, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Just Cavalli, to name a few - it is also home to craftsmen and beautiful hand-made clothes and accessories that are often missed. Whether you are looking for a tailored shirt, a studio specializing in hand-made bags, an embroidered silk swimsuit, fur wrap, a unique piece of jewellery, or a leather jacket, we know where to take you.

Perfume Workshop Milan

Perfume Workshop Milan

You will be able to create and take home your own unique Italian fragrance, thanks to all the expertise that our guide will gladly provide you. Learn how to identify and describe a perfume’s various note, and go back home holding the scent of Italian purest charm, something nobody else will experience the same way you did thanks to this highly personalized opportunity. Quote Ref: 4453u.

Kite Surfing Trapani

Kite Surfing Trapani

Stagnone natural reserve includes the Marsala lagoon which includes the islands of Mozia, Isola Grande or Lunga, Schola and Santa Maria. Known to many for the herons, windmills and amazing sunsets. The lagoon has an average depth of 30/40cm so that you can come back on foot even if you are hundreds of metres away from the shore and there are no waves or current even with strong wind. This combination of shallow and flat water and a high percentage of windy days makes the lagoon a favourite.

Private Tours Noble Palaces

Private Tours Noble Palaces

Enjoy a private tour in one of the many noble palaces in Italy.

Private VIP Tours

Private VIP Tours

Throughout Rome, Venice and Florence.

Movie Making

Movie Making

An incentive activity in which the movie industry flings its doors open to offer an amazing team building experience for performances, both on individual and group skills. This activity allows participants to direct and play a real-life movie, using a script and a digital video-camera.

Group Tours Or Incentive Travel

Group Tours Or Incentive Travel

With a range of great ideas from winter adventures in the Veneto building igloos to cruising in the Tuscan archipelago, from 4x4 adventures outside Rome to hands-on cooking in a winery.

Create Your Own Glass Work

Create Your Own Glass Work

Get hands-on experience with one-to-one guidance during a private glass making lesson. Discover the secrets of Murano glass making techniques from one of the most renowned craftsmen of Venice. The 90-minute workshop includes all materials—including your own marvelous glass artwork to take home—plus a 10 percent discount on glass works from the artist. Quote Ref: 4453r.

Mindful Yoga Lesson

Mindful Yoga Lesson

Two and a half hours yoga lesson, breathing exercise and mindful yoga at a peaceful spot inside Rome’s Villa Borghese park with Antonella, a qualified multilingual yoga teacher to start your day the right way. Quote Ref: 4453q.

Discovering Lecce's Limestone

Discovering Lecce's Limestone

In 2000, I discover Lecce limestone and remain fascinated by its features, so I decided to elect it as the basis for my art. Since then, this love for the sculpture has grown day by day, until it became a "profession". So I opened my workshop where I realize, with the local stones, sculptures, lamps and furniture, sinuous and captivating. Thanks to the latter I become a worthy representative of this Salento handicraft and especially the sculpture.

Shop Until You Drop

Shop Until You Drop

We have some great assistants and guides ready to take you to all the fashion spots. If you need to shop for something specific let us know and allow us to assist.

Discover the Centovalli

Discover the Centovalli

Public boat from Stresa or Arona. During the 3 hours of navigation on Lake Maggiore, admire the Borromean Islands, the Cannero’s Castles and the Brissago’s Islands. Fascinating banks with picturesque villages and towns. Then departure by panoramic train. The white and blue carriages of the narrow-gauge Railway will take one hour and a half to cross the “Centovalli” . Quote Ref: EdnV.

Restoring an Old Painting

Restoring an Old Painting

A great workshop where you get to watch a restorer at work. Based on theory and practice in Rome.

A Private Lesson With Local Artisan

A Private Lesson With Local Artisan

Get hands-on experience with one-to-one guidance during a private glass making lesson. Discover the secrets of Murano glass making techniques from one of the most renowned craftsmen of Venice. The 90-minute workshop includes all materials—including your own glass artwork to take home—plus a 10 percent discount on glass works from the artist. VT.

Decorating With Gold Leaf

Decorating With Gold Leaf

A lot of the greatest ceilings in Rome are covered with gold. In this workshop, you will learn a few secrets, after which you get the chance to decorate an object delicately with the gold leaf technique, such as a small angel, flowers or a picture frame.

Wine & Painting Experience

Wine & Painting Experience

Wine, food, and art are all an integral part of Rome’s heritage. During this evening class, you won’t just learn about their place in Rome’s history—you’ll get to paint, sip, and snack like a true Roman. Head to the conveniently located Piazza Farnese, and settle in for an evening of painting in a 17th-century palace. Once you have your canvas and brushes in hand, enjoy unlimited wine and plates of cheese and charcuterie, and listen to your instructor’s stories about Rome. VT.

Caravaggio, Veiled Christ and pizza

Caravaggio, Veiled Christ and pizza

Naples is a brilliant city on Italy's southwest cost of Italy; it's a mishmash of architectural styles, with elegant 18th-century palazzos, castles and wonderful churches. Take part in our VIP tour.

A Perfume Master Class

A Perfume Master Class

A Sensory Experience in Small Group. The workshop will take place inside an intriguing and atmospheric laboratory, located within the historical cellars of the Renaissance Palazzo Corsini Antinori Serristori. Quote Ref:intours.

Private Journey to Cinecitta Studios

Private Journey to Cinecitta Studios

Discover the history of Cinecittà: scenes, costumes, sets and personalities – actors, directors, producers – that have passed through, what has been defined as, the "Factory of dreams".. The exhibition trail will take you through every specific stage involved in the making of movies, from screen writing to post-production, tracing the roles and professions of those involved in the creation of the finished work. (INT).

Experience La Mortella Gardens

Experience La Mortella Gardens

Enjoy the gardens of La Mortella which shows the love and passion for plants exercised by Lady Walton.

Bombs & Blood, Rome Open City

Bombs & Blood, Rome Open City

The term ‘OPEN CITY’ signifies a city that has surrendered to an enemy without any fighting or resistance. A unilateral declaration, however, may not be recognised by the enemy. After arresting Mussolini, although King Victor Emanuel III declared Rome to be ‘Open City’, German troops occupied the Eternal City and the Allies bombed it 51 times......

Painting With Local Artists

Painting With Local Artists

Looking for the most stunning views ...Through artist’s eye you will discover new landscapes made of vibrant colors and shades that will inspire you to paint with the precious advice of one of our local artists. Together with a tutor you will choose the best techniques to realize your work while you can discuss how to improve your painting skills.

La Grande Bellezza

La Grande Bellezza

Following the plot of Paolo Sorrentino’s 2014 Oscar winning movie “The Great Beauty”, guests will be welcomed in a splendid apartment located right on the Piazza Navona. There, guests will taste the finest Italian wines and delicatessen while enjoying the best view on the Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, the best that Baroque has to offer.

A Painting Course

A Painting Course

Join us in our magnificent art studio,located minutes away from Piazza Navona & Campo di Fiori. Located in the heart of Rome our studio boasts a lounge area, and a magnificent space for an introduction to a painting class in the Eternal City.

In Search of the Peregrine Falcon

In Search of the Peregrine Falcon

Come and enjoy the Peregrin Falcon, the fastest animal on earth and hike the path which leads to its nesting place.

Mussolini´s Rome

Mussolini´s Rome

One of Mussolini´s dreams was to found a new Rome comparable to ancient Rome as Renaissance districts were being demolished to reveal the ruins of the Empire, two districts were designed to fulfill the Dictator’s purpose: in the North of Rome was a wide Sports City where these days an Egyptian style obelisk, engraved with the name of Mussolini, still stands before the Olympic Stadium.......

The Classics

The Classics

Odyssey and Aeneid. On the land of the Myths, an expert of classical literature will conduct you during this amazing tour between Campania and the Lazio Regions, recalling the most fascinating chapters of the books Odyssey and Aeneid, reading the verses linked to the visited places. If your adventure spirit is eager of more stimulation, you can live this amazing journey also by sea, sailing along the charming coast, to have a different perspective and to better admire the islet of the mermaids.

Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

Spend a day in one of the most beautiful villages of the Valnerina where you will match the experience of trout fishing to a lunch of fish and truffle....

The Green Lung

The Green Lung

Discover the green lung of the city hidden among elegant mansions and ancient churches, such as the 16th-century garden mentioned by Gabriele D’Annunzio, and the garden of Convento del Redentore, where Capuchin friars grow olive trees, grapevines, fruit trees, vegetables and aromatic herbs.

A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

Whether you are in Venice, Verona, Milan, Naples, Palermo.. we can arrange it all for you.

Dolomiti & Renon Train

Dolomiti & Renon Train

Come with us on a tour through the Dolomite Mountains, a UNESCO world heritage site, and explore the Renon Plateau and the mountain town of Bolzano. You will leave Milan by coach, take the Renon cable car and Ritten Railway to the Renon Plateau and then spend some time in a charming mountain village admiring stunning mountain views. You will admire the ‘earth pyramid’, a unique rock formation and enjoy the Tyrolean atmosphere of Bolzano on a walking tour with a local guide.

Exclusive Parties & Weddings

Exclusive Parties & Weddings

Let us know your interests and we will guarantee exclusive access to the most important parties and events. Click here to READ MORE.

Private Visits

Private Visits

Enjoy the splendour of unique collections.

Pompeii By Boat

Pompeii By Boat

Visitors will be picked up from their hotel and taken to the port of Piano di Sorrento and will set off by boat for the port of Castellammare di Stabia to reach Pompeii for a guided tour accompanied by an expert. The visit to the archaeological site will be followed by a trip up to Vesuvius in the company of an alpine guide. Upon the return down from the volcano, visitors will be taken back to Castellammare for the return boat trip to Piano di Sorrento.

Garden Tours

Garden Tours

Do not miss the chance to visit some of the most beautiful gardens In Italy, group and private individual tours are possible.

A Lesson In The Art of Mosaics

A Lesson In The Art of Mosaics

Ravenna’s wisdom of mosaic art has been handed down for generations. You’ll have the chance to take a lesson, followed by a workshop during which participants will create a little mosaic to take home as a souvenir.

The Monumental Cemetery

The Monumental Cemetery

A contemporary-art expert will lead you through an extraordinary open-air museum of Milan's most eminent citizen's graves.

Breeding Palio Winners & More...

Breeding Palio Winners & More...

Meet a famous jockey in his horse farm and visit the horse farm guided by the owner..and more. Click here to READ MORE.

Traditional Stained Glass Education

Traditional Stained Glass Education

This amazing experience takes place directly in the studio in Siena where the various phases of production can be seen while we work. Subjects covered are as follows: A short history of the story of glass and stained glass.

Travelling By Train

Travelling By Train

Discover the beauty of travelling by train. With over 7000 trains a day, 171 Frecciarossa connections per day at speeds of 300 kms per hour, you can choose between standard to premium to executive to business. This is a great way to travel and we can arrange it all for you.

Underground Rome Tours

Underground Rome Tours

From Navona Square and The Domitian Stadium; Tiber Island and St Nicholas in Prison; Pantheon and S Maria in Via Lata; Vicus Caprarius; San Paolo alla Regola; Ara Coeli; Tomb of the Scipioni Family; Pyramid of Cestia; Graves of Pomponio Hylas; Church of S Clemente e S Giovanni e Paolo; Jewish catacomb of the Old Appian way; Mithraeum of Curcus Maximum.

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