The planning stage is a very exciting process. Choosing your travel dates first will determine the type of journey, whether in the midst of a hot July/August, in the more tranquil Spring & Autumn, or the quiet of Winter travel. The main focus & content of your journey is the next most important thing to decide, so browse, dream and thenAsk Us How!
Knowing the right time of year and how to avoid those traps makes all the difference to the over-worked magnificence - but it is magnificent still, if you know how. Venice is one of our most beloved places and there are still hidden gems off the beaten track just waiting to be discovered.
The riches of art, history and culture can be explored through the wonderful cycles of frescoes that abound through Central Italy. These colourful narratives can be found from all ages, from the Etruscans through to the Renaissance.They are a fabulous starting point to get below the surface of everyday to understand the people, the politics and the society
The story of Rome lies somewhere between myth and legend. The gems to be discovered are never-ending and the magic of the "eterna" always calls you back. Like many of these iconic cities, knowing how (and when) to navigate the streets to see it all is a skill that comes from experience and a little determination. But the reward is always there, captured in the unforgettable memories
Nothing brings back a moment like the memory of fabulous food and wine, taken in some unbelievably beautiful places - and also some very humble abodes. The extra magic is in meeting the people and local producers who strive to keep the rich traditions of the land alive and the sheer joy is in tastes and aromas that stay with you forever.
Group travel Group can be great fun when you are with friends and associates who are interested in the same adventures as you, whether it is in arts and culture, language learning, regional cuisines and cooking classes, walking in the footsteps of history OR some other special focus. You make the group, we plan the itinerary and arrange it all - according to your budget.
Tales abound of special, hidden away gems but pinpointing locations and knowing how to get there can be a problem. With nearly 20 years of living, working and travelling in Italy we love discovering some new fabulous site or following a lead to some miraculous view, and we love sharing it all with you.
The city of Florence truly is everything you have heard and you will find yourself too, walking the streets in a never-ending sense of awe, being inspired at every step and corner, wondering at the choice of famous delights in Tuscan cuisine, - not to mention the shopping!
Umbria is one of those enticing regions, with its abundance of saints, spectacular medieval cities, ragged vineyard and olive groves planted in traditional haphazard rows, long-reaching traditions of peasant food - celebrating simple flavours and combinations, famous wines and, most importantly, the most warm-hearted, welcoming people.
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