Among top European destinations, Italy maintains its standing as the #1 requested destination for clients. They may have been once, twice, three times already, but I can still find new places for them to experience and visit. There are so many regions throughout that its hard to see most of the country in just one visit.  I like to recommend it in “chunks” of the north, middle, middle, south. 

What is the drawing factor that makes Italy one of the top European destinations that couples and families want to keep returning to it?  Its very diverse and has so many offerings that will appeal to everyone’s tastes. 

Continue reading for the amazing experiences we create for our clients visiting Italy…


Italian pasta - food

This is certainly one of the main reasons people love Italy. I love to create some special experiences around food!  Most people enjoy a market trip with a chef, followed by a cooking lesson in his/her kitchen, and then enjoying lunch or dinner with the class with wine pairings. I also love a good walking food tour in every new city. 

Italian Wine

Italian wines

Italy is certainly well known for the wine, just like the food. Tuscany is the most popular wine region in Italy but there are also other lesser-known areas that produce amazing wines, such as my favorite reason Valpolicella, near Verona.  I can arrange a private tour of exquisite wineries with a private 4 course lunch in a villa.  Maybe a winery tour where you meet the winemaker, tour the cellars, taste the wines, olive oils, and enjoy lunch or dinner on the vineyard. 


Blue Grotto - Italy

If you are drawn to the water, there are a few options as well.  There are some well-known beaches in Sardinia, Malta, and Sicily as well as many others.  Of course there’s the Amalfi Coast. A private boat for the day to experience the iconic views from the water and visit the island of Capri and the Blue Grotto. 

Lake District

Lake Como - Italy

To the north you have the spectacular lakes surrounded by mountains and dotted with beautiful villas and villages. These lake districts are a top romantic destination in Italy and offer incredible spots for photography.

Shopping In Italy

Shopping in Milan Italy

Bring an extra bag, there are so many shopping experiences in Italy…Can you say Milan?  I can also arrange a driver in the Amalfi Coast that can take you out for a day to explore coastal towns and shop for the beautiful ceramics for which this area is known.

Art Lovers

Art in Florence Italy

Must see for art lovers is Florence. This city has some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. Florence also houses some of Italy’s most visited gardens. During your private tour you will visit the museums without the lines or crowds, as our guides take you right in for the perfect experience.

Italian People

Italian people

The people in Italy are some of the most welcoming and kind people that you will ever encounter. My clients come back from their trips with such incredible stories of their guides and other people they met during their trip. Therefore they keep returning to Italy!

These are just some of the reasons why clients return to Italy again and again (me included). On the first trip most usually visit the main attractions in Rome, Florence, and Venice. After that they are ready to start exploring many of the other spectacular regions.

Contact me to start planning your trip to Italy. I design itineraries around your preferences and interests! You can reach me today by clicking here and setting up a complimentary consultation to discuss your vacation to Italy.

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