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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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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 the 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.
 

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!

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.

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!

When foreigners imagine Tuscany, the Chianti and Val d’Orcia are the places they envision. These picturesque rolling hills, stupendous vineyards and picture-perfect medieval towns have been widely celebrated in photographs, magazines and even in movies. The best way to see these places in all of their full glory? By bike. Prepare to be mesmerized by these postcards of Tuscany: the Chianti vineyards, cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia, the hills of Crete Senesi, the enchanting towns of Radda, Greve, Pienza, Montepulciano and more. Along the way, taste the vintages and typical local products that make this corner of Tuscany absolutely delicious, too!

Walk your way through the wonders of Emilia Romagna – and get a taste of this glorious region. You will follow a delightful history-themed route, offering the chance to admire medieval castles, Romanesque churches dating back over a thousand years, and a marvelous mid-mountain landscape. All of that exploring works up our appetites! Fortunately, Emilia Romagna offers some of Italy’s best most delicious, fresh cuisine and celebrated wines. One of the region’s most famous products is balsamic vinegar from Modena. You will be visiting a factory to taste it! When you want a break from walking, you will have the chance to relax in a picturesque spa resort, in a hotel complete with wellness center.

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.

What’s the most unforgettable way to experience Tuscany? Walking! You will walk through this region’s famous hills on the most classic route – Via Francigena -passing vineyards, fields of cypresses and old medieval villages as you make your way from Florence to Siena. Montepulciano, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Pienza, Montalcino and many others cities in Val d’Orcia and Chianti will be among the stops. Overnight in boutique hotels and at a spa. During the week, you will also experience the best of Tuscan wine and cuisine with tastings at producers and a vineyard. Enjoy a very special stop in beautiful Volterra and an overnight in Siena, famous for the Palio horse race.