HOW YOU TRAVEL MATTERS.
We plan Bespoke Italian Vacations for the Luxury & Boutique traveler.
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
EMBRACE THE ITALIAN LIFESTYLE
We value personal connections both with our clients and our vendors.
In order to create the most memorable experiences for your vacation we begin with setting up a zoom call. That way you can tell us all about your Vacations plans.
Together with your ideas and our on ground knowledge we will start planning to create the perfect tailor made itinerary just for you.
Authentic and Intimate Experience
Italy is a major travel destination so we will guide you through the 'must-sees' and iconic sites.
We will guide your beyond the famous places adding our local flavor.
We will introduce you to artisans, wine makers, shop owners and other personalities. That will make your experience unforgettable!
Owners Linda and Alberto know the local hotspots and insider tips.
Linda an Italo- Australian Citizen at birth has lived in Florence for 21 years. A Certified Tour Leader, food and wine expert.
Alberto was born in Tuscany a Certified Tour Leader and Chauffeur driver.
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
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!
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:
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.
100% Tailor Made - Day to Day planning is our next step.
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.
Meet & Greet with Chauffeur driver and Tour leader at all major airports & train stations. Pre- arranged Luggage pick up at Platform.
A scheduled day to day itinerary plan with pre- departure documents in digital format
24-7 support by text, phone or email - emergency advice if necessary
Dining and culinary options with advanced lunch and dinner books if preferred
Expert advice for our team of local service providers
Luggage and what to wear prep
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
3 STEPS TO YOUR NEXT BEST VACATION!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!