Italian Luxury Travel | Italy Customized | Florence
 
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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN

LUXURY VACATIONS

As local Italians, we plan Bespoke Italian Vacations for the luxury traveler.
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HOW YOU TRAVEL MATTERS.

So, are you a luxury traveler or a boutique traveler?
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The Luxury Traveler

Luxury travelers enjoy five-star resorts, exclusive apartments, Grand villa rentals, 24-hour concierge.  As a luxury traveler, every attention to details is taken care of you won't have to lift a finger. From your private chauffeur or helicopter exclusive visits to Nobile Wine Cellars & famous sites. 

The Boutique Traveler

The boutique traveler seeks an authentic and local experience. Your accommodations will include historical residences and boutique hotels.  Your excursions are a blend of small groups and private, giving you the opportunity to connect with people outside of your immediate travel companions. Transportation in car-rental & Fast Track Trains 

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EMBRACE THE ITALIAN LIFESTYLE

Personal Connections

Traveling is a very personal
experience. Which is why we value personal connections both with our clients and our vendors.

We have on ground experience and knowledge of Fourteen out of Twenty regions in Italy. We work with the best professional guides and service providers all over Italy. To create the most memorable experiences for your vacation.

Authentic and Intimate Experience

As a major travel destination we will guide you through the 'must-sees' and iconic sites.
Giving you the most authentic Italian Experience. By guiding you through the 'must sees' and 'iconic sites' with local flavor. We will introduce you to artisans, wine makers, shop owners and other personalities. That will make your experience unforgettable!

Italian Resident

When in doubt, ask a local! Lucky for you,

I have been  living in Italy for 20+ years.

And my Business partner Alberto was born in Florence - so We know the local hotspots and insider tips.

ITALY CUSTOMIZED

Discover Italy the Italian Way

Italy is a country that is known for its history, cuisine, culture, fashion, and more. To fully appreciate all that the country has to offer, you need the help of an expert. We truly believe that to plan the perfect Italian vacation, you need to be a dedicated travel specialist. 

We have combined our years of local experience to perfect our tours to ensure that you are getting a genuine Italian experience.

 

We want you to love Italy just as much as we do. Having spent decades traveling all over the country, we know the best spots in town for just about everything.  We curate and plan itineraries with attention to detail. Personally meeting each vendor and visiting every location. We travel source the best and most passionate locals for your Be Spoke Vacation.  As an accredited Tour Operator of Italy we believe in showing you our Italy

 

Once you visit the Colosseum in Rome and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, we’ll take you off the beaten path to meet our friends at delicious local eateries for handmade pasta, seasonal and regional specialties!

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SERVICES

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CUSTOM TRAVEL PLANNING

We are your local experts.  Your input allows us to create a truly collaborative plan for your vacation. We Work with teams of professional guides and service providers all over Italy. 

 

Price starts at 150 Euro for our boutique Traveler. Price starts at 250 Euro for our Luxury Traveller.  The price depends on the number of travelers in your party and the style of your trip. After our call and consultation we will discuss our travel planning fee that will cover our service cost to plan. The final price of your vacation will be based on your budget.

Our one time research and travel planning fee cost covers: 

 

  1. Our first step is to select the perfect accommodations.  Suited to your budget and needs. Options include Four Star Boutique, Five Star, Five Star Luxury Hotels, serviced apartment, Villa Vacation Rental, Ski Chalet, Four Star Agriturismo ‘bed & Breakfast’.
     

  2. 100% Tailor Made - Day to Day planning is our next step. 
     

  3. Transportation Services. Private Chauffeur driver, Luxury Riva Boat and/or Train Travel. Car Rental with pre-booking ride and go from major airports around Italy.  Chauffeur drivers in Black Mercedes S, V or E Class. For groups of 8 persons and over we provide luxury Mercedes 12, 14, 16 and larger typologies according to your group size. Pre- purchased Train Travel in Executive, First & Premium Class, Private booths provided for meetings or families.
     

  4. Meet & Greet with Chauffeur driver and Tour leader at all major airports & train stations. Pre- arranged Luggage pick up at Platform. 
     

  5. A scheduled day to day itinerary plan with pre- departure documents  in digital format 
     

  6. 24-7 support by text, phone or email - emergency advice if necessary
     

  7. Dining and culinary options with advanced lunch and dinner books if preferred 
     

  8. Expert advice for our team of local service providers 
     

  9. Luggage and what to wear prep 
     

  10. The best advice for Choosing the right Travel Insurance Policy

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3 STEPS TO YOUR NEXT BEST VACATION!

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STEP 1
Schedule A Consultation

Trip Planning begins with a conversation!  We want to learn more about you. This is your chance to tell us what experience you are most looking forward to and what bucket list items you want to check off your list. We will set up a time that is suitable and convenient for you. This call will be all about you and what type of trip you would like to plan. We can even set up a  zoom appointment so you can meet us in our office in Florence!

STEP 2
Create Your Itinerary

As we begin mapping out your vacation, we will start looking at accommodations and go from there.
We will present you with an itinerary that has everything organized from day-to-day. Historical, Food, culture tours and active experiences. We will handle every detail of your trip.

Our hands-on experience of itineraries in 14 out of 20 regions will give you the perfect balance between sight seeing with a local guide to relaxing in a main square sipping on a a spritz or your favorite Italian Wine. 

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STEP 3
Book The Trip

Andiamo, let’s go to Italy! Once your trip is booked we’ll send you helpful information to help prepare you for your trip. You will have pre vacation support with all of your documentation prepared in digital format, 24-7 in destination support by text, phone or email, and insider travel tips specific to your destination and travel style.

CIAO!

MEET ALBERTO AND LINDA

the Italian dream team experts on all things Italian and travel.

 

Alberto is a native Italian. His career in Travel began at the of 17 working in his fathers Chauffeur driving business. He developed a passion for sharing Italy with their guests from all over the world.

 

A certified tour leader and chauffeur driver fluent in Italian, English and Spanish. He is the administrator and technical director at Italy Customized. He continues to build rapport with collaborators and service providers. To ensure your vacation is seamless.
 

Linda arrived in Florence to study Italian at a local institute. During her studies she worked part time. Translating cooking classes for travellers. She grew up in an Italian family so her understanding of the Italian language was fluent. Linda found joy to see travellers learning about local culture through food. 

Local chefs shared family & regional recipes. Each class ended sitting around a large table. Eating,Talking, laughing and learning with great food and wine - The Italian Way!

 

She continued her studies of Regional food and wine.  As a certified guide, driver and Sommelier she has continued to work with luxury tour operators and thousands of travellers from all over the world. 

After twenty one years in the travel industry. Linda creates unforgetable vacations. With her vast knowledge of the Thirteen out of Twenty Regions.

 

No one understands the magic and charm of Italy better than we do. Linda creates the tailor made trips and Alberto looks after the administrative side to ensure your vacations is safe, seamless and unforgettable. 

 

For us, traveling through Italy is all about “la dolce vita!”

 
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TRAVEL TIPS & DREAMWORTHY DESTINATIONS

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EXPERIENCE LA DOLCE VITA 

If you want to discover the magic and chamr of Italy but do not know where to begin planning we are her to help. Let us plan an authentic Italian vacation for you! 

 
TRAVEL TRANSFORMATIONS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

This is our third trip with Italy Customized. They always manage to outdo themselves.   Our first trip was 2014 - Venice-Rome-Positano (Ten Multigen) second 2016 Nice-Monte Carlo-Portofino-Florence-Rome (4 immediate family) this one 2018 was Sicily - Malta - Greek Islands -Venice (Twelve Multigen)  On ever trip Linda and Alberto saw to every small details. 

 

All the tours and guides they arranged were absolutely amazing.  They went above and beyond to find the perfect location and Hotel for entire family/group.   Linda is our Tour Escort she makes sure everything is as it should be and up to par.  

 

If you ever consider visiting Italy, French Riviera or the Greek Islands I would not do it without Linda and Italy Customized.  Even Alberto made sure to stop by and say hello while we were in Florence.   Italy Customized is a wonderful company, run by exceptional people.  Can't wait to start planning the next trip!

MELISSA HARDING & FAMILY  |  ★★★★★
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