Let us take your ideas and “must-haves” (and "must-not-haves") and combine them with our in-depth knowledge and decades of successful exclusively-Italy trip planning.
We'll craft a personalized insider experience like no other – a one-of-a-kind experience that will include Italy's great treasures plus hidden gems that fullfill your vision, interests, and tastes.
Let us help you make the very most of your time in Italy.
Let me design a one-of-a-kind Italy trip just for you.
I'll put my unique, time-tested and time-proven expertise (38 years crafting Italy tours), 10 years living in Italy, and 35 years teaching and writing about ancient, medieval and Renaissance Italy), to design your once-in-a-lifetime Italy experience. You tell me your ideas for your time in Italy, and then I'll flesh them out and make it all come to life!
Your Day-By-Day Itinerary
I'll prepare your day-by-day Itinerary, and each day will present at least one structured activity to help make this a trip you'll treasure forever. It could be a walking tour of Florence, including a viewing of Michelangelo's David; exploration of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento (Sicily); a private cooking lesson with a master chef in Tuscany; an eye-opening tour of Pompeii; and much, much more.
And we have a bottomless treasure chest of special options to offer you, depending on where your travels take you and what your interests are. A small sampling includes an exclusive after-hours guided tour of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel; a hot-air balloon ride over the Tuscan countryside at sunrise; a small-group (or private) sight-seeing boat excursion around the legendary Isle of Capri; a private visit to one of Italy's finest late-Renaissance gardens.
More than an Itinerary
Beyond the itinerary itself, I'll suggest the finest accommodations that fit your budget, top local tour guide, and various means of in-Italy transportation (e.g., express trains, private limos, rental cars, ferries and hydrofoils).
"Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life."
~ Anna Akhmatova
What You'll Receive
• The Italy Adagio Travelers Questionnaire, which helps me get to know your Italy goals, vision, hopes, and expectations.
• A 30-minute phone consultation, to clarify and to learn more.
• Your custom-crafted day-by-day itinerary, including recommendations for accommodations, activities, events, private local guides, small-group guided tours, transportation within Italy...
• Email addresses, phone numbers, and web addresses of the recommended hotels, guides, etc.
• Specially prepared information sheets, including: Seasonal Wardrobe Suggestions; How to Pack for Italy; Euros and You; Using Your Smartphone, Tablet, & Laptop in Italy; and more...
The basic Full Tour Planning fee is $1,190 for 1-7 days in Italy – including day of arrival and day of departure – and $170 for each additional day. To begin the Tour Planning process, click here to register and send in your deposit ($390).
Please keep in mind that Italy Adagio fees cover pre-trip services only. The fees you pay to Italy Adagio do not go toward payments for hotels, guides, in-Italy transportation, or any other in-Italy expenses. The fees for all in-Italy services and activities are to be paid by you directly to the providers; taken together, they start at about $4,000 per person.
N.b. I do not work for commissions from hotels, guides, transportation services etc. I strive to get you the lowest prices possible without compromising quality. My recommendations are based on your needs and preferences. Period.