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Sicily & Sardinia

An unforgettable family voyage across the sun-kissed islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Delve into the vibrant Mediterranean culture, where azure waters meet ancient ruins, inviting beaches, and bustling markets.

A Journey Through

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Day 1

Flight from Philadelphia to Barcelona 7:15 PM (7 hr, 45 min) +1 Flight from Barcelona to Palermo 12:55 PM (1 hr, 55 min) Transfer · Private Transfer from Falcone Borsellino Airport 2:45 PM (1 hr) Villa Igiea - Palermo, Sicily Island, Italy (4 Nights) Discover the Heart of Palermo with Marcella 5:00 PM (3hr)

Day 2

Market Tour & Cooking Class in Palermo 9:15 AM (4hr)

Day 3

The Cathedral and quaint town of Monreale 9:30 AM (4hr)

Day 4

Day to Relax at the Spa

Day 5

Transfer to Taormina w/stop to pick up Allie at Palermo Airport 2:00 PM (5hr) Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace - Taormina, Sicily Island, Italy (3 Nights)

Day 6

Orientation Tour of Taormina 4:00 PM (3hr)

Day 7

Half Day Escursion to Etna 9:30 AM (5hr)

Day 8

Transfer: Private Transfer from Mazzaro Palace to Palermo Airport 10:30 AM Transfer: Private Transfer from Olbia Airport to Abi D'or Beach Hotel (30 min) Abi d'Oru Hotel - Porto Rotondo, Sardinia Island, Italy (3 Nights)

Day 9

Transfer · Private Transfer from Hotel to Airport 6:00 AM (30 min) Flight from Olbia to Zurich 8:20 AM (1 hr, 30 min) Transfer · Private Transfer from Hotel to Olbia Airport 6:45 PM (30 min) Flight from Olbia to London 9:10 PM (2 hr, 30 min)

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All top notch!

Linda was great. There was attention to every detail, whether it was transportation, excursions or hotels.

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Today we toured Siena and San Gimignano with a stop at an amazing winery for lunch. Carlo was our driver and he was magnificent. Very courteous and knowledgeable about the area and wines. The winery he took us to for wine tasting and meal was extraordinary. Delicious wines (we sampled six) and wonderful food to go with it.

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We had friendly, on-time drivers everywhere we went, a fantastic boat ride from Positano to Capri, and great guides along the Path of the Gods Pompeii, and Capri. Plus a wonderful cooking class in Capri! The trip was absolutely flawless!

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We had a great trip to Italy, in large part because of Linda‘s help. She is not only a wonderful and informative person, but a fantastic planner and guide! She introduced us to hotels and restaurants that we never would’ve found without her help. We would highly recommend Linda and Italy Customized - you simply can’t go wrong using them!

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Linda went above and beyond anything we ever could have expected. Her attention to detail is spectacular. She is well connected with individuals and guides in many cities and very knowledgeable herself. She worked tirelessly the entire time to make sure our family was able to relax and enjoy our time in Italy. We can honestly say that Linda Sorgiovanni is the best travel planner in the business and we highly recommend Italy Customized.

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Sip, Savor, Explore: Florence's Ultimate Aperitivo Adventure!

Italy Customized's Aperitivo Tour is simply outstanding! Linda is so knowledgeable and incredibly personable, making the experience all the more enjoyable. Whether it's your first day in Florence or a frequent visitor like me, this tour never disappoints. Every moment is a delight, from exploring the city's wine bars to indulging in delicious charcuterie platters paired with Tuscan wines. And let's remember the fascinating insights into regional grape varietals and the history behind Florence's signature cocktails. I've taken friends and clients on this tour multiple times, and it's an absolute hit each time. Highly recommend it!

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"They have all been /unforgettable/ experiences"

We always add a hands-on cooking class experience whenever we travel to Italy. Linda has organized our family trips for the past 17 years with cooking classes in Tuscany, Naples, Ravello, Alberobello & Umbria

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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 or group. Can't wait to start planning the next trip!

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Melissa and Scott Harding
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"We had a /5 star/ honeymoon!"

Italy Customized went above and beyond to make our honeymoon 5 star! Nothing but great things to say about Linda and her team. Highly recommend their services!

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Ryan D'Amico
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"Pictures do not show the /beauty/ and the /warm welcome/ everyone gave us."

From Begining to the end Alberto planned the most perfect trip for us. We still talk about it daily! Alberto greeted us in Florence. He brought us to Tuscany where we stayed at the most beautiful place we have ever been to. Pictures do not show the beauty and the warm welcome everyone gave us. We can't wait to go back to Italy we recommend Alberto to everyone and we only plan our Italian holidays with Italy customized!

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Francesca & Anthony
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"We /highly/ recommend Linda to plan your trip of a /lifetime/."

Linda's knowledge of Italy in addition to the fact that she lives there and also travels throughout the country regularly is a huge plus in arranging a one-of-a-kind experience. She listens to what you desire to do and your interests. Linda is diligent in finding the right guides to match your wishes. Her experience in the travel industry and the fact that she is easy to reach if a problem arises assures that you will have an amazing trip. She takes a personal interest in her clients.

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Kathryn Minette
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"Linda planned every aspect of our /trip of a lifetime/ to perfection!"

Since we were traveling with our adult children ages 18 & 20, we wanted to hit the historical highlights while embracing the Italian food and culture. Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed our Vespa tour of Rome with Roberto. Our son loved hiking in Cinque Terre. We all had a blast cooking with Claudia and wine tasting in Tuscany at Cantina Canaio! Every transfer, accommodation, private guide, driver, assistant, and restaurant recommendation was top-notch.

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Bethany Wanamaker
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"For our 25 year /anniversary/, we wanted to do it /right/."

I wish there was a 10 star rating! Linda gave great suggestions to maximize the 11 days and we did! She is VERY knowledgable about Italy and knows all of the special places to eat, stay and see. Without hesitation, we will call upon Linda for our next trip!

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Roxanne Deblauxe
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"Linda went /above/ and /beyond/ anything we ever could have expected."

Italy Customized planned a personable family vacation that included all of our particular needs.We sent them the cities we wanted to visit and they personalized and organized everything. We mean everything so we had no worries or concerns!

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Beth Marshall & family
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"All /top notch/!! Highly recommend!!"

Linda was great. There was attention to every detail, whether it was transportation, excursions or hotels.

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Ken Fulginiti
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"What a /wonderful/ experience we had with /Linda‘s/ guidance."

She worked through several itineraries based on changes demanded during the Covid environment. Not only was she patient with us, but she constantly kept us informed of details and created solutions to most effectively navigate the problems. The tour guides we had were all incredible across Rome, Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Florence, Siena, and Tuscany. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Linda and her team the next time we travel.

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Jason Connor
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"/One word/ comes to mind when I think our recent Italian adventure ... /amazing/!"

Alberto planned the perfect trip for my family. They found unique tours and excursions that were interesting to my adult children and even arranged that my elderly mother got a taste of Rome, Tuscany, Venice, and Florence. Alberto even arranged for my mother to visit the hometown where my grand mother grew up. My Mother has not stopped telling everyone back home about her wonderful Italian vacation!

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Karrie & Family
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"We /loved/ every hotel, /dining/ and touring experience."

We were referred to Linda at Italy Customized, and could not be happier with our experience. The guides were all outstanding and VERY knowledgeable about every detail. Linda texted us daily with our guide for the day and meeting spot. Although we already had the information, it was a lovely touch.Italy Customized is the perfect name, because we had a truly customized experience curated by Linda and her team.

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Tony Deblauxe
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"We had /extremely enjoyable/ experiences in each of the cities"

Linda arranged hotels, guides and even a very experienced art guide for us in Rome that resulted in us adding many pieces to our personal collection. She did such a fabulous job that we decided to use her services again when we returned to Italy in the Fall of 2022. We had extremely enjoyable experiences in each of the cities and guides who catered to our desires. We highly recommend Linda to plan your trip of a lifetime!

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Stan Biderman
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"Vineyards, /wine tasting/, Pompeii, the /Colosseum/, and much more…"

We could not have had a more wonderful Italy experience than the one planned for us by Linda and Alberto! They really listened to what we wanted and planned a number of unique experiences for the four of us. The tours were outstanding, the drivers were prompt and courteous, our dinners were booked in advance at wonderful restaurants in both Rome and Florence. As an artist, one of the highlights for me was a paper marbling class at a fourth generation store where they restore books, marble the covers, make paper, et. We visited a shop which repairs stained glass for the Vatican, picked up some beautifully designed glass pieces, picked up marble mosaic squares for projects, and much more. We stayed at terrific hotels in great locations. Linda communicated with us daily via WhatsApp and before we left Florence she met us near the Duomo and treated us to coffee /drinks. She was flexible with our schedule, adjusting when needed. The agency app provided itineraries, train tickets, instructions, names of guides, where to meet, eliminating any uncertainties. Vineyards, wine tasting, Pompeii, Villa Medici, the coliseum, the Forum, the Vatican and much more…it was a fabulous experience. Thank you Linda!

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What a /Perfect/ Day!

Alberto Arranged an amazing Day trip in Chianti for our family. Delicious tastings at an organic farm. We wish we used Italy Customized to do more of our 2-week Italian family vacations.

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The Cibotti Family
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"Alberto is Simply /the Best/!"

He arranged our 3- week honeymoon from Venice to Positano to perfection. We can't recommend him and Italy customized more

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Are these vacations premade packages?

No, these are not premade packages but examples of customized holidays tailored for previous customers according to their specific preferences. They are intended to showcase the range of possibilities available.

Can I book a vacation exactly like this?

Absolutely, if any of the showcased vacations catch your eye, simply mention your preference in the contact form. While these are not off-the-shelf packages, we're eager to craft a customized holiday for you, inspired by these examples, after discussing your unique requirements.

Is package customization available?

Customization isn't just available; it's at the heart of what we do. Every vacation we plan is bespoke, designed around the individual needs of our customers. The showcased vacations are examples to inspire and illustrate what your personalized holiday might look like.

What is included?

Each customized vacation package includes detailed itineraries, guided tours, and unique experiences tailored to your interests. Specific inclusions, such as meals, transportation, and entrance fees, vary based on the personalized package we create together. The quoted price does not include accommodation, we provide two or three hotel recommendations that we have personally visited and endorse. Upon your selection, we will handle the booking process, and you will pay for the room directly.

What is your cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy is designed with your flexibility in mind. While specifics can vary depending on the services included in your customized package, we strive to offer the most accommodating terms possible. For detailed information based on your personalized itinerary, please refer to the terms and conditions provided during the booking process.