Welcome to Italy Adagio
Small Group Travel
At a Civilized Pace
Do you want an unhurried, authentic experience of Italy?
Do you want your Italian holiday to be one of pleasure and learning?
Do you want really fabulous insider treats?
It's all right here at Italy Adagio!
Adagio travel – travel at an easy, unhurried pace Traveling adagio is the very best way to experience the full pleasures of Italy's rich history; its unparalleled treasures of art, architecture, and archeology; its off-the-beaten-path small towns and country places; and its delectable regional foods and wines.
Just one or two focal points for each trip Maybe you've heard about those "If This Is Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium" tours, where you visit twelve important places in ten days. You can't remember what you saw or where you saw it or why it it was "important", and you end up exhausted and very ready to go home. That is definitely not Italy Adagio! You'll find that the Italy Adagio experience of immersion in the culture of one or two carefully chosen areas remains vivid and cherished far beyond your time in Italy. (Read my blog post on Stendhal's Syndrome.)
Small groups Italy Adagio trips normally have 8-12 travelers. You won't get lost in a crowd, and you'll never be herded from place to place. In short, you'll have easy access to all we see and do, and you'll receive the utmost in personal attention. (Learn more about group size.)
Scholarly and academic knowledge blended with tourism know-how For over 30 years, I've been a professor-scholar specializing in Italian medieval and Renaissance history and the designer and leader of all Italy Adagio tours. This rare combination translates into a richer, better informed, and more authentic experience for you. (Learn more about me.)
Insider access to rare delights In the many years I've lived and worked in Italy, I've had the good fortune to make many wonderful friends and excellent contacts. And this is why I'm able to present guests with last-minute events that aren't available to the public and that end up making theirs "the trip of a lifetime" – e.g., a palace tour and intimate luncheon with Florentine nobility, cocktails and concert in the artist's Renaissance-palace home, a workshop explanation and demonstration of the old art of building a gondola, etc...
Like more than 600 guests who have already traveled with me, you'll appreciate the civilized pace; small groups and personal attention; extensive knowledge; genuine insight; and exclusive insider treats that are at the heart of Italy Adagio. (Read testimonials from Italy Adagio travelers.)
So please take a look at the fabulous 2014 travel opportunities, and contact me for more information or to register.
- A Pilgrimage to Italy in Search of St. Francis of Assisi – Umbria & Rome – only 7 spaces left
- Drawing & Watercolor in Bellagio on Lake Como – only 1 or 2 spaces left
Daniel Lesnick, Ph.D., FAAR
Owner, Italy Adagio