Adagio travel = travel at an unhurried pace
Traveling adagio is the very best way to experience the full pleasures of Italy's unparalleled treasures of art, architecture, and archeology; its rich history; its off-the-beaten-path "places in between"; and, of course, its heavenly regional foods and wines.
A combination of travel know-how and historical knowledge
For over three decades Daniel Lesnick, Ph.D. – a scholar and college professor specializing in Italian medieval and Renaissance history – has designed, arranged, and escorted all Italy Adagio tours. This rare combination translates into a richer, better-informed, and more authentic travel experience for you. (Learn more about Daniel Lesnick.)
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. You are an honored guest; you'll have easy access to all we see and do; and you'll receive genuine personal attention.
Just 2-3 major focal points for each trip
Maybe you've heard about those "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" tours, where you visit twelve important places in ten days. (Really!) You can't remember what you saw, where you saw it, or why it was "important". When all is said and done, all you know for sure is that you've ended up exhausted and more than ready to go home.
That is definitely not Italy Adagio! The Italy Adagio experience of immersion in the culture of two or three carefully chosen areas remains vivid and cherished far beyond your time in Italy.
And 2-3 focal points per trip also means just 2-3 hotels, depending on the trip length. In other words, you won't be constantly unpacking and repacking.
Insider access to rare treats
In the many years Prof. Lesnick has lived and worked in Italy, he has had the good fortune to make many wonderful friends and excellent contacts. This is why Italy Adagio is able to obtain insider access to special events that aren't available to the ordinary tourist.
Like more than 600 guests who have already traveled with us, you'll appreciate the civilized adagio pace; the small groups and personal attention; extensive knowledge and thoughtful insight; sensible focus; and exclusive insider treats. These are the features at the heart of Italy Adagio.