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Luxury Itineraries

For those who prefer to have a holiday planned from A to Z our company has created the most luxury weekly programs offering the largest flexibility to suit all guest wishes and preferences, all itineraries can, in fact, be changed or completely tailor made.

Chapter one: Florence & Surroundings

A one week luxury program designed to introduce you to most beautiful aspects of Florence's traditions and culture. ARRIVAL Reservation in a luxury 5 stars hotel. Private transfer with Mercedes sedan and English speaking driver from Florence airport to your Hotel. Dinner: reservation in a local special restaurant. DAY ONE Morning: at leisure Lunch: reservation in a local special restaurant. Afternoon:Orientation tour Relaxing private orientation tour based on the Evolution of the City from the Middle Age to the Contemporary Time. Your specialized English speaking Art Historian will guide you along the narrow streets of the ancient medieval center of the city following then with the visit of the hill of Fiesole where the Etruscans first settled and by the southern hills where you can admire the ancient walls of the city and the Medici's hill fort. You tour will end with an aperitif overlooking the sunset on the city. Dinner: reservation in a local special restaurant. DAY TWO Morning: Guided visit of the Uffizi and Vasarian Corridor Special cultural tour to discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance and the fascinating Vasarian Corridor. The morning will be dedicated to the guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery with your specialized English speaking Art Historian followed by the private visit of the Vasarian Corridor. Lunch: Reservation in a typical restaurant in “Oltrarno”, the art and craftsman center of the city. Afternoon: Visit of the Accademia Museum In the afternoon you will discover the outstanding beauty of the Michelangelo's David visiting the Accademia Gallery. Dinner: Exclusive dinner and tasting in a private location Enjoy a unique “Wine, Cheese and olive oil tasting” in a private Florentine home, followed by a special dinner with live music background. At the end of your dinner our Maitre Chocolatier wil delight you with a presentation and a guided tasting of his best selection. DAY THREE Full day: Bio-Philosophy Tour Ancient traditions turn into innovation. Innovation is sometimes deeply rooted in ancient traditions, as in organic agriculture which is establishing itself in Tuscany as a keynote of quality food production. You will experience the results and the flavours of outstanding organic products ranging from genuine olive oil to fine wines, from artisan pasta to cheese. The tour will cross the Chianti area in search of excellent organic producers distinguishing themselves for high quality products and special attention to the environment. You will learn the basic principles of bio-philosophy, you will meet small local producers who, being inspired by love for Nature and age-old traditions, aim at a sustainable rural development and less environmentally invasive agriculture and you will taste their outstanding genuine products from goat cheese to wine, from olive oil to pasta...a good excuse to admire the beautiful countryside of Chianti and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere. Dinner: reservation in a local special restaurant. DAY FOUR Morning: Open air activities Sport and Nature in the surroundings of Florence. You can choose to play Golf in an exclusive Golf club, to play tennis or if you prefer to visit our stunning countryside we suggest either a horseback riding or bike tour. Lunch: reservation in a local restaurant Afternoon: Cooking class in a private studio Enjoy a private “Cultural” cooking classes at our Florentine studio Our studio is located in the Oltrarno, “across the Arno” in the picturesque neighborhood of San Frediano. This charming, rustic corner of town, sublime in its sincerity, is the perfect backdrop for your discovery of the beautiful, genuine flavors of Tuscany. Thanks to the deep knowledge of our cuisine expert, the lesson is both a hands-on cooking class and a unique cultural experience on Tuscan traditions, recipes and typical dishes. The lesson will be followed by dinner. DAY FIVE Full day: Luxury Arts and Crafts in Florence Your last day will be dedicated to a special walking tour to explore Florence and its traditions through the creativity of skilled artisans with an authentic vocation to create unique objects with their hands and heart. You will step back in time and will meet rare individuals expressing in their creations a unique heritage, while visiting traditional historic workshops in the heart of Florence where splendid textiles and embroidery, magnificent glassware and silver objects, elegant leather and shoes recall the refinement of the past. A luxury shopping opportunity for lovers of Made-in-Italy and Made-in-Florence style. Lunch and dinner: reservation in a local special restaurant. DEPARTURE: Transfer from Hotel to Florence airport.
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Chapter two: Emotional Tuscany

Emotional Tuscany: One week program designed to take you to discover the most beautiful towns, villages and landscapes that made Tuscany famous all over the world. ARRIVAL Private transfer with Mercedes sedan and English speaking driver from Florence airport to your Hotel. Dinner reservation in an over the top restaurant DAY ONE Full day: Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni tour Explore the medieval heart of Siena with a specialized guide to enjoy the piazze and palazzi of Siena’s golden past. To continue the day out and about the Tuscan countryside, you will not want to miss a visit to the two most lovely Chianti hill-towns. The medieval towns of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni are two beautiful settlements which retain the original architectural layout, no longer recognizable in Florence. Your guide will walk you through the pretty streets illustrating how the medieval towns in the Chianti area developed and retained their charm. A refreshment will be offered in a special private location with a fantastic view on the Duomo. DAY TWO Morning: Guided tour of the uffizi Gallery and Accademia museum Special cultural tour of Florence’s museums house masterpieces of painting and sculpture that bring the Renaissance to life. The morning will be dedicated to the guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Museums. Lunch: Reservation in a typical Florentine restaurant . Afternoon: Luxury artisan and shopping tour Special walking tour the creativity of skilled artisans with an authentic vocation to create unique objects with their hands and heart. You will step back in time and will meet rare individuals expressing in their creations a unique heritage, while visiting traditional historic workshops in the heart of Florence where splendid textiles and embroidery, magnificent glassware and silver objects, elegant leather and shoes recall the refinement of the past. A luxury shopping opportunity for lovers of Made-in-Italy and Made-in-Florence style. DAY THREE Full day guided tour of the historical centres of Lucca, Pisa and their surrounds Morning: Private cultural tour of the historical centre of Pisa, famous around the world for its leaning tower, tribute to both human ingenuity and folly. The tower is part of the beautiful cathedral complex, whose architecture mixes Moorish, Byzantine, and Roman motifs recalling Pisa’s glorious past as a Mediterranean seaport. Around the Campo dei Miracoli, the square of miracles, we find the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Campanile (the leaning bell tower), the Baptistery and the Camposanto, monumental cemetery. The tour will continue with the visit in private historical “palazzo” specially opened by the owners who will be happy to offer a welcoming drink to our guests. Lunch reserved in a special location in the surrounds of Lucca Afternoon: Visit of the historical centre of Lucca, relatively unknown Tuscan gem whose splendid historic center recalls the city’s glorious past as a Roman outpost, Lombard duchy, medieval mercantile power, and proud independent republic. On board of your sedan you will be driven along its famous medieval walls and later discovering the piazzas, the small winding streets of the ancient city. The tour will continue with the visit the Castle of Montecarlo, a medieval fortress which was once a strategic military outpost and is today a private residence still bearing witness to its glorious past. From history to wine: you will then enjoy the high quality wines produced in a nearby winery, exemplifying the great wine tradition of the hills of Lucca. The tour will end with the visit of the magnificent villas of Lucca with their beautiful gardens and parks: architectural jewels set in a fairy-tale scenery. DAY FOUR Morning: Open air activities Sport and Nature in the surroundings of Florence. You can choose to play Golf in an exclusive Golf club, to play tennis or if you prefer to visit our stunning countryside during either a horseback riding or bike tour. Afternoon and Dinner: Exclusive dinner and tasting in a private location Enjoy a unique “Wine, Cheese and olive oil tasting” in a private Florentine home, followed by a special dinner with live music background. At the end of your dinner our Maitre Chocolatier wil delight you with a presentation and a guided tasting of his best selection. DAY FIVE Full day: A delicious journey into Chianti Classico flavours A gourmet immersion into the tasty flavours of a splendid land. You will be delighted by premium wines, excellent olive oil, genuine cheese, fine cured meats while discovering hidden historic and architectural treasures and admiring the gentle slopes of the Chianti Classico hills. A charming journey into the flavours, landscapes and beauties of the Chianti Classico region. A gourmet and historical taste of the past with exclusive visits to niche producers, still faithful to tradition and terroir, with special tastings of their products while crossing charming villages, castles, parish churches and driving through a variety of beautiful landscapes and enchanting sceneries.. Dinner: reservation in a special restaurant. DEPARTURE: Private transfer with Mercedes sedan and English speaking driver from your Hotel to Florence airport.
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Chapter three: Romantic Venice

Romantic Venice: One week program designed to guide you along the most beautiful canals and roads of romantic Venice to discover its beauties, traditions and history. ARRIVAL Private transfer with luxury water taxi and English speaking driver from Venice airport to your Hotel. Dinner reservation in an “over the top” restaurant DAY ONE Morning: at leisure Lunch in a reserved typical restaurant Afternoon: Exploring the Lagoon: San Giorgio, Murano and Burano Venice lies in the centre of a vast lagoon that stretches for about 30 miles from north to south, studded by numerous small islands, mostly deserted. This amazing environment is what drove the Venetians to establish their city here, a perfectly secure and inaccessible little world…Enjoy the beauty of a ride across the waters of the lagoon and visit 3 of the most important little islands situated in the northern section of the lagoon. We could start from san Giorgio Maggiore, a tiny island across Piazza San Marco. This island is still the house of a Benedectine monastery and from the top of their church belltower you can enjoy the best panoramic view over the city and the whole lagoon. About half an hour away is Murano, where you can enjoy a demonstration of glass blowing in a local furnace. And to conclude our excursion, Burano, a quaint and colourful fisherman island famous for its lace and charming architecture…. Dinner reservation in an “over the top” restaurant DAY TWO Morning: St. Mark’s Square, the Ducal Palace and St. Mark’s Church We start our tour with a brief walk through backstreets so as to understand the structure of the city and learn about its origins and its history. Soon we reach Piazza San Marco. This extraordinary square was designed to house the political centre of Venice. It was also the social heart of the city, the piazza where all great events where hosted. Here you find the most impressive buildings in Venice. Start off your visit with the Ducal Palace, the old government building, still preserving its magnificent décor. The palace, constructed in the 14th C, was the forge of all political decisions that made Venice grand and powerful. Adjacent is the magnificent Church dedicated to Saint Mark the Evangelist: admire the nearly 90,000 square feet golden mosaics and precious oriental marbles that drape the exterior and the interior of this truly Byzantine monument: there is no church like it! Lunch in a reserved typical restaurant Afternoon: Venice's secrets Venice and its 118 little islands connected by approx. 400 bridges is undoubtedly a very special and unique city. You will therefore surely enjoy this off-the-beaten track stroll through narrow alleyways and across bridges and side canals to discover the beauty and the very structure of it. You will learn about the city’s origins, how its magnificent palaces were constructed “on water”, aspects of present and past Venice. Cross the stunning Grand Canal and pass on to a different section of the city, much quieter and peaceful. Through a maze of alleyways we pass by Campo San Polo and reach the Frari Church, the most imposing example of religious Gothic in town, where you can admire Titian’s masterpiece: the Assumption of the Virgin Mary…After this, round the corner there is the Scuola of San Rocco, the house of a major confraternity committed to assist the poor and the victims of the plague: Jacopo Tintoretto spent 20 yrs of his life to decorate the magnificent interior of the Scuola producing more than 50 canvasses! Though it might sound like it, this tour is not just about art…it will be about art, but more than anything else it will be be a way to discover peculiar aspects of Venice and Venetian life in the old…and present days! DAY THREE Full day: Gourmet experience: gastronomic tour and private cooking class A full day experience in the most exclusive gastronomic reality. Starting from a walk through the pictoresque arcades of the Rialto Market, where luscious fruit and vegetables grown on the islands of the lagoon are sold, together with Adriatic-caught fish. Continuing with a visit of the most historic coffee houses, visits in private palaces where drinks and refreshments will be offered. After having lunch in a very exclusive location based on home made Venetian specialities you will be guided into the historical Palazzo where you will start your hands-on cooking class and you will end up enjoying the fruits of your own labour with a delicious and relaxing dinner. Starting from the table setting to the decorations of all dishes everything will be extremely cured and refined. DAY FOUR Full day: Dream Villas on the Veneto countryside During the 16th century the Venetian mainland became the destination of rich patricians who built their summer homes there. It was the beginning of a phenomenon, the rural idyll which continued for another two centuries until the fall of the Republic. Approximately 2000 country homes were built in various parts of the region, all displaying the opulence of their owners. Famous architects (Andrea Palladio, Francesco Maria Preti) and famous artists (Veronese, Giambattista Zelotti, Giambattista Tiepolo, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini) created magnificent environments for this new Venetian vogue that came to be known as the “society of villas”. We will visit some of the most beautiful homes located along the banks of the Brenta, the “Grand Canal” of the mainland, including: Villa Foscari “La Malcontenta”, Villa Widmann, the Valmarana and Alessandri “barchesse”, and the splendid Villa Pisani. Or you can head towards the hills surrounding Treviso and admire Villa Emo and Villa Maser, both magnificent Palladian masterpieces. DAY FIVE Morning: Exclusive traditional Arts and Crafts in Venice Your last morning will be dedicated to a special walking tour to explore Venice and its traditions through the creativity of skilled artisans with an authentic vocation to create unique objects with their hands and heart. This tour will take you to the most exclusive Venetian ateliers, where you will be able to see how the typical craftsmanship local products are created, still completely handmade as they used to be centuries ago. You will step back in time and will meet rare individuals expressing in their creations a unique heritage, while visiting traditional historic workshops in the heart of Venice where splendid and precious textiles are created using old traditional machines. You will discover how the famous Carnival maskes come to life. You will be offered to blow glass and see how the extremely precious blowed glass creations are made and you will have the chance to discover how a Gondola is made.... you will in fact visit one of few still active specialized gondola yards, called squeri, where this peculiar world-wide known boats are built. Afternoon: Beauty and spa treatments A professional beautician/therapist will be taking care of your body's needs selecting for you the most appropriate treatments and will offer you all attantions and care to give you a whole afternoon of complete relax and time for your self care. Dinner: Reservation in a special restaurant. DEPARTURE: Private transfer with luxury water taxi and English speaking driver from Venice airport to your Hotel.
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Chapter four: The Unforgettable Amalfi Coast

Unforgettable Amalfi Coast: One week program designed to drive you to discover the beauties and peculiarity of the southern culture and to admire the stunning landscapes of the Amalfi Coast. ARRIVAL Hotel Reservation in a Luxury 5 stars Hotel Private transfer with Mercedes sedan and English speaking driver from Naples airport to your Hotel. Dinner reservation in an over the top restaurant DAY ONE Morning: at leisure Lunch in a reserved typical restaurant Afternoon: Guided orientation tour Guided orientation tour of the Amalfi coast with visit in small typical workshops where you will discover the most traditional arts and crafts of the region: Limoncello factories, painted ceramics, hand made paper with flower decorations and much more. Dinner reservation at the most famous restaurant of the Amalfi Coast. DAY TWO Morning: Private cooking class in Ravello A very unique experience with Mamma Agata, experienced chef who started her carrier at the age of twelve helping her mother in cooking for wealthy families. Her great cooking skills made her become very famous all over the Amalfi Coast and gave her the chance to cook for famous people such as Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Anita Eckberg, Jacqueline Kennedy, and many more. The cooking class with Mamma Agata will last approximately three hours and after that you will have time to visit the garden, pick the fresh fruit that you can later enjoy and take some photographs before sitting down to a great lunch on the terrace of Mamma Agata’s home. Afternoon: Private half day boat tour of the Amalfi Coast Enjoy a wonderful introduction to some of the most beautiful area’s of the Amalfi Coast from the best possible place – the sea itself…This half day tour will take you along the beautiful Amalfi Coast where we can admire some of the most beautiful towns and villages such us Mariori, Amalfi, the Grotta dello Smeraldo, Positano, the Islands of Li Galli and beautiful Cove Seaside area of Nerano… DAY THREE Full Day Tour of Pompeii and Naples The tour will begin with the scenic drive along the coastline. Our first stop is Pompeii where you will visit one of the most interesting and self explanatory archaeological sites in Italy. This excursion will take you along the coastal road to the highway and up to Pompeii. Pompeii which was buried under cinder from 79 A.D. in of the most disastrous volcanic eruptions, today provides us with first class evidence of how the way of life was in a Roman city during the time of the Roman Empire. This site is located in an extremely attractive setting and your guide, who will meet you in Pompeii will make this city become alive for you. The Roman Forum, the Basilica, the town centre, the stores, the Stabian Baths with their separate men/women sections, the swimming pools, the hot and cold rooms which are in an amazingly excellent state of preservation, this is all there to be lived, enjoyed and understood learning how life over the centuries did not change much….What to some people may be a few old rocks and stones is in fact one of the most beautiful cities of a past Roman Empire. The tour will continue with the visit of Naples one of the most fun and lively cities of Italy with an amazing history. A native guide will take you around the historical centre and will introduce you to its masterpieces, its curiosities and secrets… DAY FOUR Full day tour with private yacht and skipper Enjoy a unique experience along the beautiful Coastline of Amalfi and the majestic Island of Capri with your expert English Speaking Captain stopping for a fresh Mediterranean style on board lunch in the heart of these beautiful blue waters… This full day tour will take us along the beautiful coastline known all over the world as one of Italy’s most beautiful areas, we will not only enjoy the main towns and villages, but we will visit the spectacular island of Capri enjoying soft drinks and a very special lunch on board o a luxury yacht. DAY FIVE Full day: Spa day in Ischia The island of Ischia is not only rich in thermal springs with numerous therapeutic virtues, it also boasts a fortunate geographic position which guarantees ideal climatic and environmental conditions for restoring the body and the spirit on the entire island: the rocky cliffs of Epomeo, the vineyard cultivation on the gently rolling hills, the relaxing pine groves, the fresh sea breeze, the beaches and the abundance of suggestive panoramas make the ancient land of Inarime a sweet, enchanted garden where one can enjoy the benefits of the springs of eternal youth. You will have the chance to visit the beauty of this spectacular island and to have a professional beautician/therapist taking care of your body's needs selecting for you the most appropriate treatments. Lunch and dinner: reservation in a special local restaurants. DEPARTURE: Private transfer with Mercedes sedan and English speaking driver from your Hotel to Naples airport.
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