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BOOK YOUR ITALY VACATION WITH CONFIDENCE FOR TRAVEL THROUGH 2021
 

Special Interest Vacation Packages are independent and a great way to see Italy without having a to-the-minute itinerary. 

We covered the most popular and interesting itineraries you look for and selected the hotels, day tours, and transportation for you. 

This way, you can check off all the must-sees and still have time to go back to your personal favorites, or explore each city as you wish.  Not only does this make seeing Italy easy and fun, it's also a great value!

Take a look at our itineraries below!

If they don't quite cover what you're looking for, you can create your very own custom Italy Vacation itinerary!  If you have any questions at all, feel free to chat with us.  Our agents are just a call away and are happy to help you plan your perfect trip.

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Don’t just visit Tuscany – immerse yourself in the language and cooking of the region! Your base will be the spectacular walled-city of Lucca. Each morning you will join a small group for four hours of fun and interactive Italian language instruction. In the afternoons, you will be able to use your new Italian language skills while experiencing the culture and cuisine of this area.

One cooking class will focus on the local tradition of cooking, utilizing fresh local ingredients in simple recipes. During a wine tasting and an olive oil lessons, you learn how to distinguish the flavors, textures and colors of the local vintages and oil production. Lucca itself has much to offer to food and wine lovers and you will enjoy an insider’s culinary walking tour of the city.

Parla e Cucina in Lucca is the ultimate local Italian experience!

Experience an off the beaten path tour of one of Italy’s most underrated regions, Le Marche! You will be based in both Urbino and Ascoli Piceno. This region has been described as “all of Italy in one region”. On this 7 night adventure you will be delighted by the Apennine Mountains, rolling hills, beautiful beaches and rocky cliffs. At the same time being marveled by the Renaissance culture and medieval architecture of this region. This is an exclusive private tour including winery visits, local tastings and cooking experiences as well as most meals. 
 

Starting at $5590 pp.

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go,  for this Golden Getaway to Sicily--an adventure packed with awe-inspiring sights, amazing tastes, and wonderful welcoming natives. Treat yourself to the pleasures of 5-star hotels, immersive experiences such as making pasta in a Palermo palazzo, wine tasting on the slopes of Mount Etna, and discovering Agrigento’s Greek Temples at the magical sunset hour. All along the way, with a group of extraordinary women, you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery, artisan shopping, and delicious food and wine.

This is a Gift of La Dolce Vita=the Sweet Life, custom-designed, so that women can fully experience Sicily's rich history, soulful traditions, and rejuvenating pleasures.
 

Starting at $4590 pp.

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for an inspiring adventure in southern Italy, where the elegant soul of Bell'Italia bursts forth, with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop. From our base in the dreamy town of Sorrento, you’ll discover marvels of Capri, vibrant Naples, the fascinating ancient ruins of Pompeii, blissful thermal springs of Ischia and the amazing Amalfi Coast. We’ll shop for artisan treasures, toast with robust local wine, and enjoy delicious, world-famous cuisine.

This is a Gift of La Dolce Vita=the Sweet Life, custom-designed and led by Susan so that women can fully experience Italy's rejuvenating pleasures.

Starting at $5290 pp.

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join author Susan Van Allen, (100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go), for this luxurious adventure in Venice, custom-designed with female friendly highlights. From your base in a Grand Canal Palazzo, you’ll experience the awe-inspiring beauty and boundless pleasures this destination has given travelers for centuries. You’ll be guided through masterpieces of architecture in Piazza San Marco, dazzling La Fenice Opera house, fascinating Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and have a day to explore Burano, the island of lacemakers. You’ll immerse yourself in the world of Venetian flavors at the bustling Rialto market, cook with a local signora, and blend with Venetian tradition as you paint a mask in an artisan workshop. All along the way, with a group of wonderful women, you’ll enjoy breathtaking sights, delicious tastes, and discover hidden treasures.

The week is a gift of La Dolce Vita=The Sweet Life, in one of the world’s most magical destinations, giving you an inspiring experience that will become a golden memory for a lifetime.

More info about Host Susan Van Allen and Rave Reviews for Golden Weeks: www.susanvanallen.com
 

Starting at $5290 pp.

Exclusive Small Group Tour Led by Author Susan Van Allen —14 guests maximum

Join Susan Van Allen, author of 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, for an inspiring springtime adventure in Italy’s beautiful Lake region!

We’ll immerse ourselves in this wonderland that’s inspired poets and painters, fully experiencing three diverse lakes: Maggiore, Como, and Orta. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes of snow covered alps, sparkling waters, and vibrant gardens bursting into bloom, we’ll discover gorgeous palazzos, quaint villages, and meet wonderful locals. Highlights include 7 nights in lake view rooms at a historic 5-star luxury hotel, a hands-on cooking class, day in marvelous Milan, artisan shopping, private boat excursions, as well as extraordinary wine and food every step of the way.

This is a gift of La Dolce Vita=The Sweet Life, custom-designed and led by Susan so that wonderful women like you can fully enjoy the rejuvenating pleasures of the Bel Paese.

 

Antica Corte Pallavicina is a foodie’s dream destination. Michelin star chef Massimo Spigaroli prepares spectacular gourmet dinners every evening as well as bountiful breakfasts. Guests can not only eat here but stay overnight at the ancient castle in Polesine Parmense, built by the Pallavicina family during the Renaissance. This splendid ancient building is the center of a celebrated farm run by the Spigaroli brothers. They produce delicious Culatelli di Zibello and other exclusive cured meats, along with excellent wines and many other products used daily to prepare the restaurant’s dishes.

A visit to the castle’s ancient cellars, still used today to mature and store these fantastic products, offers a unique gourmet experience. And what a delight to enjoy the dishes that you will prepare together with the Chef in a very special cooking class course. You will also visit the producers of: Parmigiano Reggiano, Culatello di Zibello and DOC Colli Piacentini wines. You will discover the place where Giuseppe Verdi was born and lived, and the wonderful castles of the Dukedom of Parma and Piacenza.

This is a great Add-On Package for anyone visiting Bologna, Parma, or any part of Italy. Call one of our agents to book this package or create a custom vacation incorporating this exciting experience - Michelin Culinary Experience in the Land of Verdi!

Don’t just visit Tuscany – immerse yourself in the language and cooking of the region! Your base will be the spectacular walled-city of Lucca. Each morning you will join a small group for four hours of fun and interactive Italian language instruction. In the afternoons, you will be able to use your new Italian language skills while experiencing the culture and cuisine of this area.

One cooking class will focus on the local tradition of cooking, utilizing fresh local ingredients in simple recipes. During a wine tasting and an olive oil lessons, you learn how to distinguish the flavors, textures and colors of the local vintages and oil production. Lucca itself has much to offer to food and wine lovers and you will enjoy an insider’s culinary walking tour of the city.

Parla e Cucina in Lucca is the ultimate local Italian experience!

Enjoy Italy’s scenic Lake District and play some of the country’s finest courses.  The Lakes are nestled between majestic mountains, and the resulting mild climate allows rare and exotic tropical plants to flourish in serene gardens.  For hundreds of years, travelers have flocked here to enjoy the enchanting towns, picturesque villages, and imposing villas that dot the shores.

Enjoy Italy’s scenic Lake District and play some of the country’s finest courses.  The Lakes are nestled between majestic mountains, and the resulting mild climate allows rare and exotic tropical plants to flourish in serene gardens.  For hundreds of years, travelers have flocked here to enjoy the enchanting towns, picturesque villages, and imposing villas that dot the shores.

Sicily is one of the most beautiful places on the planet: a mix of rugged coastline, sun-baked hills dotted with ruins, lovely towns and villages, and some very good golf.  Add to that the food, the wine, and the people – a perfect vacation!

Sicily is one of the most beautiful places on the planet: a mix of rugged coastline, sun-baked hills dotted with ruins, lovely towns and villages, and some very good golf.  Add to that the food, the wine, and the people – a perfect vacation!

While it’s far more common to see travelers hauling cases of wine at the international airports in Tuscany – don’t be surprised to see some with their golf clubs too!  This land of the Renaissance, the Medicis, amazing art and architecture around practically every corner, fabulous wine and food,  among its many charms, also has great golf in close proximity to Florence, Siena, and Montecatini.

While it’s far more common to see travelers hauling cases of wine at the international airports in Tuscany – don’t be surprised to see some with their golf clubs too!  This land of the Renaissance, the Medicis, amazing art and architecture around practically every corner, fabulous wine and food,  among its many charms, also has great golf in close proximity to Florence, Siena, and Montecatini.