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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, serviced apartments, villa rentals, 24-hour concierge, and fully catered meals. As a luxury traveler, you can expect a seamless experience where you can sit back and relax knowing that every detail is taken care of. From your private chauffeur to your wine tasting with sommelier, you won’t have to lift a finger.

Boutique Travel

The boutique traveler seeks an authentic and local experience. Your accommodations will include historical residences and boutique hotels that give you a taste of the local community. Your excursions are a blend of small groups and private, giving you the opportunity to connect with people outside of your immediate travel companions.

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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 will never recommend a hotel, restaurant, or even a museum that we have not personally experienced. We have created a rapport and a friendship with our vendors to give you the best and most sustainable experience.

Authentic and Intimate Experience

Italy has a lot to offer, and as a major travel destination, it can be hard to decide what is genuine and what was made for tourists. We are here to help guide you through the country to give you the most authentic Italian experience possible.

Italian Resident

When in doubt, ask a local! Lucky for you, we have been living in Italy for 20+ years so We know all of 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, not someone who plans trips all over the world. 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 believe in a sustainable way to travel sourcing the best and most passionate certified guides. As an accredited Tour Operator of Italy we believe in showing you our Italy

 

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

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SERVICES

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. From dining reservations and private tours, to accommodations and transportation we will handle every detail of your trip, including travel insurance. As professional and accredited Travel advisors we charge a research and travel planning fee.

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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

We are Linda and Alberto, the Italian dream team. Between the two of us, we are the 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 is a dual citizen of both Australia and Italy. Mother Maltese and father Italian. Family gatherings were about lots of food. Loud music and people talking on top of each other in Italian, Greek and sometimes English!  After five years in London after college to pursue a career in the fashion industry.

 

Linda moved to Florence to study Italian. In Italy, I finally felt at home and fell in love with the Italian Lifestyle.  As a tour leader, chauffeur driver and culinary guide. She had taken travellers from all over the world on multi day vacations.  Having worked with luxury travel advisors in the USA for 20 years. Taken clients on thousands of wine tastings and food tours. Created hundreds of multi day vacations for families and multigen groups. She has the skills to do what she loves most planning FIT Bespoke experiences.

 

No one understands the magic and charm of Italy better than we do. Our trips are tailor made so that you make the most of every minute and never feel rushed while traveling.

 

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 charm of Italy, but do not know where to begin planning, we are here to help. Let us plan an authentic Italian vacation just for you!

 
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

We thoroughly enjoyed the many treasures of Florence including the Uffizi gallery and Botticelli's Birth of Venus, Academia museum and Michelangelo's David, Pitti Palace and so much more.  If you are visiting Florence and want an exceptional travel experience, the greatest treasure of all is Italy Customized's Alberto Bassilichi. 

Alberto is an absolute pleasure.  We enjoyed every minute we spent with him.  Alberto shared a great deal of information with us regarding the culture of Italy as well as where to find rooftop restaurants with wonderful views, the top candy and pastry shops, the best gelato and other valuable tips only a Florence native could provide.

Alberto is a consummate professional and always gracious and accommodating.  He accompanied us to Tuscan hill towns and Chianti wine tastings, arranged expert guides in Florence and Siena and personally drove us to and from Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera.  Spending time with Alberto made our trip to Italy a truly memorable experience.

HARDING & MARSHALL FAMILIES  |  ★★★★★
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