Italian Luxury Travel | Italy Customized | Florence
 
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AUTHENTIC ITALIAN
BESPOKE VACATIONS

Specializing in Florence, Tuscany and beyond 

Andiamo!

HOW YOU TRAVEL MATTERS.

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The Five Star LuxuryTraveler
Tailor made and attention to every detail. Your journey begins with a selection of the best five star luxury resorts, Exclusive Villas, Chalet's and Apartment rentals.  

Your Be- Spoke Vacation Package can include. Afterhours VIP private Tours to iconic museums and galleries. Covering St Marks Basilica, Uffizi, Accademia Gallery,  Vatican City to name a few.  
 

Mega Yacht Vacations , Helicopter Tours, limousine and  boat transfers.  Exclusive dinners  in private medieval towers,  Renaissance  palaces and exclusive wineries.
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The Four Star Traveler

Tailor made to interest and budget. Hand picked accommodations include historical residences, four star small hotels & serviced apartments. Weekly Rentals in Renovated cottages, boutique Vacation Homes. 
 

Your be-spoke Vacation package is a blend of small group and private tours. Covering iconic sites, expert guide, Winery visits and boat trips to the island of Capri, along the Cinque Terre, The Etruscan Coast & Sardinia to name a few
 

Catamaran vacations to Italian Arcipelagos. Self guided options. Tranportation can vary car rental,  Chauffeur drivers,  Fast track Trains and private boats 

 

Embrace the Italian Lifestyle 

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Just the Two of us

Are you Dreaming of the romantic island of Capri ? How about a few days in the Eternal City ? staying at Ferragamo luxury Hotel 'Potrait Roma' Enjoying cacio & pepe in local neighborhoods. Enjoy aperitivo on elegant roof tops overlooking famous squares like Piazza Navona. How about a few nights in Montalcino to take in the breathtaking Tuscan Countryside ? Wine Tasting and Tuscan Charcuterie.  

 

La Serenissima ‘Venice’ is magical even during the low season. Guided walks, discover the lagoon and its many islands like Murano, Burano & Torcello. 

There are endless possibilities for your Italian Vacation for Two. To best understand your expectations, interests and needs we begin by setting up a call. With your ideas and our on ground knowledge. We can plan the perfect bespoke Italy vacation just for you! 

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Bring the Kids! 

Italian’s love kids! Our tours focus on learning Italy's history, culture and food. From the Roman Empire, Pizza Making, learning how to ride a gondola you name it we do it! 

 

Every service that we provide is hand picked by Linda and Alberto. The owners of Italy Customized.

 

Set up a free call with us to best understand how we can start creating your Multi Generation travel to Italy. 

 

After the call our first step is accomodations. We will send you the direct website of every offering. As travel advisors we make a direct commission from accommodations. This does not change your rate. Ideal options for City stays with families include serviced apartments and small Boutique family run hotels.

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Making Memories in Italy 

Both Linda and Alberto are tour leaders. Linda has guided families throughout Italy for over 20 years.  A Tour leader will make sure everything is running smoothly during your stay. 

 

We have a portfolio of ideal weekly locations that includes. Villa Rentals, Wine resorts, exclusive Boat vacations and more. Depending on your group size, preferences and time of travel.

 

Ideas include seven night to discover Sicily. Fly in to Palermo and out of Catania. Travel to famous and off the beaten path places with Chauffeur driver and guide. Four nights at a wine resort in Umbria between stays in Rome and Florence. Discovering the Wine Regions along the Tuscan Coast. Seven nights in Bolgheri. With cooking classes, spa retreats and wine tasting tours.

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. As local travel specialists we will plan your perfect Italian Vacation 

We have combined our years of 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 working 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

 

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A SNIPPET OF WHAT WE OFFER

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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 per family travelling. After our first free call and consultation we will discuss our travel planning fee that will cover our service cost to plan.

Our one time research and travel planning fee cost covers: 

 

  1. A Seleciton of 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, Historical residence. Where we send the direct websites and allow you to pay directly. 
     

  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

Approximate Full Itinerary price with tours and services and accommodations starts at 500 Euro perperson per day 

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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!

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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 a passion for Italy.

 

Linda creates the tailor made trips and Alberto looks after the administrative side to ensure your vacations is safe, seamless and unforgettable. 

 

 
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TRAVEL TIPS & DREAMWORTHY DESTINATIONS

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EXPERIENCE LA DOLCE VITA 

If you want to discover the magic and charm 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

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Five stars doesn't do it here. First off, this trip was planned 3+ years ago.

 

From my first call to my last email with Linda she has gone above and beyond throughout.

 

The stress of having a dream trip scheduled and then postponed due to a pandemic twice was like nothing we've experienced before.

 

Linda took time to Zoom with my wife and I through out the months and ultimately years before we could finally set foot in Italy.

 

Fast forward to May 2022. We landed in Florence and set off to have an epic adventure in Tuscany. Linda, my husband and I planned for this trip for our 20 year anniversary.

It's hard to explain how much this trip exceeded our expectations. We have been on a lot of luxury trip and this experience easily beats them all.

 

World class accommodations, personalized excursions, and the most amazing picturesque views. Rooftop restaurants with panoramic views of Florence, San Gimignano, Sienna, Cortona. Aperitivo in local cafe's and enoteca's, to romantic private dinner's at world class wineries, and views for days from personalized and intimate hotel accommodations.

 

Oh, don't let me forget about the private educational tours around the cities from some of the finest and friendliest people we've ever met. We have seen some of the best of what Tuscany has to offer and we would not have been able to do this without Linda and her team.

 

I think the most meaningful part of the trip aside from all the amazing things mentioned, was how Linda treated us like dear friends, like we've known her forever. She was personally committed and treated us like family. Hard to come by in the world today. World class experience. We will absolutely recommend Linda and she will be our go to person for everything we book in Italy or Greece moving forward.

 

il viaggio piu incredibile della vita di mia moglie ed io!! Can't wait to book with Linda again for our next adventure! Grazie mille...Ciao!!

AMY & MIKE BERG  ★★★★★
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