CASTELLI ROMANI: NEMI & EXCLUSIVE CASTEL GANDOLFO EXPERIENCE
Take time out from the traffic and crowds of the Eternal City to immerse yourself in the peaceful and picturesque environs of Rome. Enjoy the slower pace, ‘La dolce vita` country style, wonderful landscapes and delicious food and wine of Castelli Romani.
THE PALAZZO COLONNA
Journey to the heart of the Palazzo, discovering the Galleria for an exclusive visit of one of the most stunning interiors in Rome, designed to impress and promote the name, status and wealth of the Colonna family.
CATACOMBS OF PRISCILLA & TIVOLI
Visit the Catacombs of Priscilla which, due to the great number of martyrs buried within it, is also called ‘regina catacumbarum’, the queen of catacombs. Used between the 2nd and 5th centuries AD, these underground Christian cemeteries were located outside the city limits as was the custom in antiquity.
THE UFFIZI BY NIGHT
Enjoy this unique opportunity to explore the Uffizi Gallery, Italy's most important museum, once all the crowds have gone home. Discover the museum’s treasures with a dedicated English speaking Art Historian as you wander the museum’s empty corridors and admire the sunset over the Ponte Vecchio.
HOT AIR BALLON RIDE
Your enchanting hot air balloon ride will start early in the morning in Bevagna. You can walk through olive groves to the take-off site (300 meters from the meeting point), or hop into a minibus for the short drive where you will find your balloon already prepared by the crew and ready to fly.
WHEN LUXURY BECOMES ESSENTIAL
If you feel that peace and quiet are essential ingredients to finding inner peace, this is the experience for you! Discover a mystical place with origins as a hermitage from the fourteenth century, surrounded by 3,000 hectares of a protected natural reserve in Umbria.
You will enjoy an orientation walking tour covering the history of the city and the Renaissance, Florence’s golden age, a time when the city was embellished with majestic palaces and squares, transforming into a living museum.
EARLY MORNING TOUR: VATICAN MUSEUMS & ST. PETER'S BASILICA
Head to the Vatican Museums with your expert local guide and enjoy all there is to see of this stunning and unmissable location. With your fast track entry, you will skip the line and enter into the various galleries that make up this complex.
POMPEII, HERCULANEUM AND NAPLES
The Romans and their Empire had a profound impact on this region that can still be felt over 2000 years later. Experience the Roman ruins of this amazing country, stopping first at the famous site of the cataclysm at Pompeii.
ANCIENT ROME EXPERIENCE: COLOSSEUM & ROMAN FORUM
A journey through the astonishing history of Ancient Rome. Discover the monuments central to our understanding of the Roman Empire. After starting off with a stop to admire the Arch of Constantine, thus begins your journey into Ancient Rome. Visits to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum both provide key insights into the past, and beautiful sweeping views over the present day city.
THE BORGHESE GALLERY
Examine the enchanting Borghese Gallery situated in Rome’s most elegant gardens, The Villa Borghese, in this private tour. Lose yourself among the masterpieces of one of Europe's most extraordinary museums and one of Rome's greatest aristocratic collections.
PAESTUM AND MOZZARELLA
See how authentic buffalo mozzarella is made with a trip to an organic mozzarella farm. Learn about the processes behind the production of this famous product which is a staple of this delightful area of the world.
PERUGIA PRIVATE FOOD TOUR EXPERIENCE
Taste and sip your way through the medieval streets of Perugia’s historic centre. Meet the locals and experience the history as you walk in the footsteps of ancient Etruscans, renaissance artists, rebellious nobles and merciless popes. This 4-hour walking tour includes 7+ tastings of classic Umbrian food.
TRUFFLE HUNTING EXPERIENCE WITH DINNER
Italy’s truffles are well known by foodies throughout the world. Your truffle hunting experience will begin with a drive to a private farm in Valtiberina near the historic Umbrian town of Città del Castello where your guide awaits you.
AFTER HOUR VISIT OF THE FLORENCE CATHEDRAL
After its closure to the public, the Duomo will be yours alone! You will visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, often considered the symbol of the city, and the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century.
Zoom through the beautiful and panoramic Florentine hills in the car of your dreams! Together with a professional driver, roll down the windows and settle into your seat as you travel through the Florentine countryside, catching stunning views of the city.
ORGANIC ITALIAN COOKING
HALF DAY – CHEF RAFFAELLA
Immerse yourself in the rhythms and beauty of farm life. Enjoy an authentic cooking experience, set in an authentic farmhouse surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees, steeped in Etruscan and Medieval history. This is the perfect place to learn about authentic Italian food in a beautiful setting.
OLIVE OIL EXPERIENCE AT OLIVE OIL MILL AND FARM
DECIMI FARM – MONTI MARTANIVisit the Decimi farm, based in Bettona in the foothills of the Monti Martani. These hills are home to sweeping olive groves, which extend to the old abbey of S. Felice at Giano dell'Umbria and the medieval village of Collemancio. Experimentation, innovation and maniacal attention to detail are the guidelines that have determined the company's growth.
TWILIGHT TRASTEVERE FOOD TOUR
Trastevere is a neighbourhood like no other. Its ivy-coated buildings & cobblestone streets come alive at night earning it comparisons to Greenwich Village and Paris’s Left Bank. It’s where Romans choose to eat with their families on a Sunday and where young Romans go for buzzing nightlife at evenings and weekends.
THE VENETIAN LAGOON
Discover the most famous islands of Venice with their unique buildings, histories and art. Visit Murano, known for its fantastic glass since the 1200s. See one of their interesting glass-blowing workshops and have a private show of how these astounding works of art are created by the great glass masters as well as a tour of the showroom.
VENICE ORIENTATION TOUR AND GONDOLA RIDE
No proper visit of Venice is complete without a Gondola ride! Glide through the evocative narrow back canals of San Marco, dominated by towering palaces and punctuated by delicate bridges to travel back in time.
PIZZA AND GELATO PRIVATE CLASS
With our Pizza Making and Gelato class you will learn to make two of Italy’s most iconic creations. Led by our seasoned English-speaking chef and held in a 17th Century Palazzo near Piazza Navona, this family-friendly cooking class is a truly unique and fantastic way to spend the day in Rome!
WINES OF AMALFI
LACRIMA CHRISTI DOC
Some of the most distinct and fragrant wines are produced from grapes grown on the fertile Amalfi Coast. Since before the times of the Romans, this area has created wine. Visit some of the fantastic wineries and vineyards of this stunning region and immerse yourself in the vibrant and friendly culture here at the same time.
TESTACCIO SUPPER STROLL
Roman cuisine was born in Testaccio, the city’s original foodie neighbourhood. Testaccio is not only home to the famous quinto quarto (offal) that Rome is renowned for, it is also the place where you will get away from the tourist crowds and get a glimpse of daily life.
ORVIETO AND CIVITA DI BAGNOREGIO
Explore the amazing, historic town of Orvieto. Built on a hilltop, Orvieto is a jewel of medieval architecture and a true journey back in time that will steal your heart with its picturesque narrow lanes, small artisan crafts and food shops as well as restaurants serving delicious traditional dishes accompanied by the town’s highly prized white wine, the famous "Orvieto" wine.
Access one of the most famous restoration laboratories in Rome, where you will immerse yourselves in the art of Restauro. During this behind-the-scenes tour of the laboratory, an art conservator will explain the differences between paintings and frescoes and the various materials involved in their execution.
COOK LIKE AN ITALIAN
Queen of Clubs works with a wide range of excellent chefs to create customized cooking classes. Do you want to make tortellini with an Italian nonna? Learn unique preparations from a Michelin starred chef?
LEARNING WINE IN FLORENCE
Tuscan wine is rightfully renowned throughout the world for its taste, depth and quality. Tuscany boasts a rich viticulture history, growing prized grapes that have allowed Tuscan wineries to produce some of the finest wines in the world.
HIKING AND BIKING
Enjoy an exhilarating day of hiking or biking through the breathtakingly beautiful Umbrian countryside. There are many hiking trails throughout Umbria, neighbouring Tuscany and Orvieto. Clean, fresh air, woods, fields, hills, and stunning views; the right ingredients for great outdoor exercise!
TENUTA CASTELBUONO WINERY IN BEVAGNA
Visit Tenuta Castelbuono; a voyage into the world of art and wine. Carapace is a sculptural work of art in which people also live and work, as well as being a treasure chest of the fine wines Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco that express the real soul of Umbria.
BEING NORCINO – CURED MEAT EXPERIENCE & LUNCH
Enjoy a private workshop to discover the ancient Umbrian art of curing meat. Visit a farmhouse located in Bettona where you will assist in the preparation of sausages, salami, capocollo, strutto (lard used in cooking) and ciccioli, a speciality used in traditional Umbrian flat bread.
SAN SEVERO CHAPEL
Explore the Sansevero Chapel and view the amazing statue of ‘the Veiled Christ’ by Giuseppe Sanmartino. Charged by Raimondo di Sangro to make ‘a life-sized marble statue representing Our Lord Jesus Christ, dead and covered in a transparent shroud carved from the same block as the statue’, the artist’s work is a marvel of craftsmanship.
THE TALES OF NAPLES
Immerse yourself completely in the culture and history of Naples. See stunning views of the Gulf of the city from a historic house on Posillipo Hill while you’re entertained by expert renditions of traditional classical Neapolitan music as well as tales of the area by an expert storyteller.
Hop on the back of a Vespa and start off the day like a true Roman. We will lead you on an exhilarating private tour riding over the cobblestone streets of the Eternal City. Experience and see sites, neighbourhoods and locations that are not accessible on foot.
Cycle through the enchanting region of Chianti in this exciting bike tour. Visit local churches, castles and medieval villages as you journey the winding roads, including the water mills of Montagliari, the villa of Vignamaggio, and the historic centre of Chianti as well as its Church of Greve.
ASSISI AND GUBBIO
Discover the Medieval town of Assisi, built largely in pink stone. Tucked enticingly on the slopes of Mount Subasio, it boasts a considerable legacy of St Francis, who was born here in 1181. See the most significant sites of his life from his birth, Christening, conversion and burial place.
Florence’s Duomo is one of the most iconic churches in the Western world. This is an exclusive private visit of the Duomo’s Terraces, which are normally closed to the public. Take the most incredible pictures from this 32-meter-high panoramic point right in the middle of Florence’s old town.
THE OTHER SIDE OF FLORENCE
Explore the Oltrarno, which literally means “beyond the Arno river”. This part of the city has a rich artistic and artisanal history with many workshops and artist studios, preserving and continuing the same crafts and skills that have been used for centuries.
ROMAN PISA AND LUCCA
Located on the Arno river, Pisa is a few kilometres inland, famous for its "Piazza dei Miracoli", with the Cathedral, the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Camposanto; a monumental complex and one of the greatest examples of Romanesque architecture and sculpture in Italy.
AN EVENING WITH DAVID
Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Accademia Gallery after hours with an Art Historian.
Admire Michelangelo’s David, one of the most famous statues in the world: a sculpture over 5 meters high built by Michelangelo in the early 16th century.
PERUGIA, DERUTA AND TORGIANO
Visit one of Umbria’s finest Gothic palaces, the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, which is home to the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. This is a superb gallery of Umbrian and other art spanning several hundred years. Additionally, the palace itself has work by Raphael (a pupil of the Umbrian Renaissance master Perugino). Explore San Pietro, one of the region’s most sumptuously decorated churches.
MONTEFALCO, DI FILIPPO & ANTONELLI WINERIES
Explore the lovely town of Montefalco, which owes its fame to the Sagrantino grapes used for production of its famous Montefalco Sagrantino wines. Shaped like a starfish, this the 12th-century town has five gates, each one facing onto a lane that leads up to the five-sided piazza at the town's highest point. Don’t miss the church of San Francesco with Benozzo Gozzoli's 14th century Saint Francis fresco cycle.
BOCELLI'S LIFE AND CONCERT
In this full day and night-time experience centred around Italian singer/songwriter Andrea Bocelli, discover the lovely hill town of Volterra before continuing on to the charming Borgo of Lajatico, Bocelli’s birthplace and childhood hometown!
SPOLETO AND TODI
The lovely hilltop town of Spoleto was described as ‘the most romantic city I ever saw’ by Percy Shelley. The town has also gained fame in recent years for its Festival, one of Europe’s leading summer cultural events. Explore the intimate, charming, and rich artistic treasures of this beautiful area.
ROME IN A VINTAGE CAR
Discover the famous landmarks or travel off the beaten path for the hidden gems of the city; the choice is yours in this completely bespoke experience that has been designed to provide you with a 5-star luxury service complete with your own private chauffer.
THE DE’ MEDICI FAMILY
Don’t miss the unique opportunity to discover the secrets of the most powerful family of Florence!
It is impossible to visit Florence without spotting the ever-present Medici coat of arms with the six balls, and their family history is closely connected to that of the city they called home.
TREASURE HUNT AT VATICAN MUSEUMS
Hunt for treasure at the Vatican in a tour the kids will love! Designed especially for children to engage with the history and art of the Vatican this experience is ideal for kids aged between 7-12 years.
VENICE: OFF THE EATEN TRACK
Eat and drink like a true Venetian, sampling cuisine of the city completely off the beaten track. Try home-cooked traditional foods and support local business at the same time as you dine at authentic, family-run eateries with friendly hosts that will leave you feeling like a local yourself!
TAORMINA CITY TOUR
Taormina is one of the most important tourist destinations in Italy. International artists, musicians and writers, as well as Hollywood stars, all lodged in this cosy little town, mesmerised by the unique panorama spanning the Ionian Sea and the Etna volcano.
THE ISLANDS OF THE LAKE TRASIMENO
Admire the wonderful islands of Trasimeno Lake with an unforgettable boat tour as you circumnavigate the picturesque islands of Minore and Maggiore, docking for 45 minutes to discover Maggiore’s beauties.
DISCOVERING AGRIGENTO AND THE SCALA DEI TURCHI
The Agrigento archaeological park is also called the Valley of the Temples. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of classical Greek civilization, it is the world’s largest and well-preserved archaeological site as well as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
WINE TASTING AND WINERY VISITS
Discover the wines of one of the smallest regions of Italy. South Tyrol, though only producing wines on 53000 hectares, grows over 20 varieties of grape and makes around 350k hectolitres of wine per annum. With some of the most awarded wines worldwide, 60% of the wines are white.
THE MOTOR VALLEY EXPERIENCE
DUCATI – FERRARI – LAMBORGHINI – MASERATI – PAGANI
For anyone who loves Ferrari, Lamborghini and Ducati, this fully bespoke experience is for you. With its stunning landscapes, fine cuisines, and art masterpieces Motor Valley is the ‘Mecca’ for enthusiasts of the most famous cars and motorcycles in the world.
A TASTE OF EMILIAN FLAVOURS
Emilia Romagna is one of the richest regions of Italy known for its wines, Parmigiano Reggiano, and balsamic vinegar. The oldest university in Europe is also located here in Bologna as well as the giants of supercar/motorcycle production such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Ducati.
LAKE COMO FOOD TOUR
What’s the best way to enjoy lake Como? Of course, sailing it by boat and tasting local food!
Discover some of the most majestic villas of Verona in a tour of the beauty of the palaces here. With the morning dedicated to Palladio, learn about the architecture of this visionary and artist who started out as a modest and unknown stonemason and went on to become one of the most celebrated architects in the world.
THE GODFATHER TOUR
This tour is not only a visit of two charming Sicilian towns near Taormina, but a real experience into the island of Sicily, its culture and locals’ everyday life. It’s a drive across the roads and villages of the most beautiful hidden corners of this area, way off the beaten track.
COOKING CLASS IN TAORMINA
Your private dhef decided to transform her love for food into a real job. Her passion for cooking dates back to her teens when she watched her grandmother in the kitchen to learn her secrets. Grab them all in this fun and family-like Cooking class!
THE DOGE’S PALACE
Discover the Doge’s Palace, a jewel of Venetian Gothic architecture. Built in the 9th century, it has been altered and added to over the centuries to become what it is today, a building that represents the seat of Venetian political power. For a thousand years, the Doge and his Council controlled Venice and beyond.
DISCOVER GARDA LAKE
Explore the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda. Located in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, 25 charmingly beautiful villages line its shores. The area also boasts many castles and historical monuments and is a favourite among writers and painters.
Discover the beautiful city of Modena with its extraordinary monuments. Mostly located in the charming old town, the ancient sights here tell a story of an important city once the capital of a duchy under the Ese lords who were present in this region form the 16th century.
SYNAGOGUES & JEWISH MUSEUM
HALF DAY - WALKING TOUR
Discover the importance the Jewish community had on Venice from as early as the first centuries of the vernacular era with a walking tour of the Synagogues built here and the Jewish Museum. Visit the ‘geti’, where the growing population of Jews were allowed to live, protected by the Republic and permitted to practice their faith.
GOURMET OF BOLOGNA
Explore Bologna as a foodie with your expert guide. Stroll beneath the two great arches of the Palazzo dei Banchi and enter the network of alleyways called the ‘Mercato di mezzo’ where many of the streets are named for the craftsmen and shopkeepers that are found here such as drapers, goldsmiths, and fishmongers.
MILAN BY BIKE NAVIGLI CANALS
At your own pace, discover these unmissable places together with your private expert guide. Milan offers the visitors hidden corners, parks and water canals as well as contemporary architecture districts with lovely walking and bike areas.
STREET ART TOUR
A recent boom of street art is changing the look and feel of the city and bringing curious visitors to unknown neighbourhoods. Contemporary artists and creatives are using the façades of old houses or abandoned buildings as a canvas for large colourful murals.
PALERMO MARKET AND STREET FOOD TOUR
Discover the magic of the bustling street markets and taste Palermo Street-food delicacies!
THE PEGGY GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION
Explore the remarkable collection of Peggy Guggenheim’s private collection and the home where she once lived, Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, with its lovely views of the Grand Canal. Over 90 minutes, tour one of the most important museums of 20th century European and American art in Italy.
HALF OR FULL DAY
The areas surrounding Milan are littered with picturesque cities and towns, rich in history and art with a plethora of monuments. Walk through ancient squares, shop at luxury boutiques and taste the local delicacies of the region.
THE HIDDEN JEWELS OF VENICE
Discover an architectural gem hidden in the heart of this historical and fascinating city; the Scala Contarini del Bovolo. This spiral staircase originally held little practical purpose but is a perfect culmination of the styles that make up Venice: Renaissance, Gothic and Venetian-Byzantine.
TEST DRIVE ON MODENA HILLS
A thrilling experience driving the super-lux cars on the wonderful setting of the hills above Modena.
PIC NIC & FARM EXPERIENCE AT CALA DEGLI INGLESI
Make the most of your permanence in Portofino exploiting an absolutely exclusive visit to a brand new Eco-Farm.
Discover ancient Rome in Verona, known as Little Rome, in this fascinating tour of the ruins that can be found here; the remnants of the city’s earliest days. Enter shops, private sites, shops, and restaurants, discovering dig sites with your professional guide. View the masterpieces of the ancient empire in one of the most significant cities Rome founded on the Roman Road, Postumia.
DINE WITH LOCALS
Experience the wonderful food of the region in the home of a celebrated local chef in the centre of Bologna. Enjoy a lovely, pleasant evening where you can participate in the food preparation and dine at the table of your friendly chef.
BREAD AND FOCACCIA TASTING IN ALTAMURA
Discover Altamura, renowned for its tasty durum-wheat bread, which has been recognized as a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) in 2003 thanks to using wheat grown for centuries in the hills of the Murgia and baked in traditional wooden and stone ovens.
Discover a truly iconic symbol of Milan, the Duomo. Built over the centuries in a Lombard Gothic style, explore the Baptistery of St. John and the Church of Santa Tecla beneath the Cathedral in the archaeological areas with your expert private guide.
DISCOVER THE FRANCIACORTA
Discover Franciacorta, a region of Italy known for the finest Italian sparkling wines. Though relatively unknown internationally, this area has a history dating back to at least the Middle Ages where the lands were tended to a group of French Benedictine monks from Cluny who, amidst the stunning scenery here, began to cultivate grapes for wines.
The art of creating mosaics is thousands of years old. These beautiful, brightly coloured arrangements of tile are visible everywhere in Rome; some recent and others as ancient as the Roman empire. Why not try your hand at creating one of these amazing works of art?
EXPLORE COMO LAKE
Explore the beautiful Lake Como amongst Alpine scenes with its stunning lakeside villas, gardens, and fishing villages. Take tours by boat, luxury car, bike or hike the scenic hills around the lake with your private, English-speaking guide who will show you the natural splendour of this historic getaway.
PLEIN-AIR COLOURS ON THE LAKE SHORE
Discover the colours of the Renaissance with Abele, a local artist, at The Bottega d’Arte. Set in the transcendent garden of Villa Melzi in Bellagio, enjoy this special art experience. Like the Masters of old, create your own colour palette using Italian techniques.
A SICILIAN BIKE AFFAIR
Fall in love with Sicily the slow way! Hop on your bike and easily pedal along the hundreds of kilometres of dirt roads, bike trails and single tracks on the island. Discover the most beautiful and secret places accessible only with a mountain bike.
ARCHITECTURE & OPEN AIR ART
Milan is known for art and design in all its forms. With your private guide, an art and architecture historian, explore new art galleries and cultural spaces of this amazing city and understand their social and economic importance within the context of the greater urban environment.
GRAND BAROLO WINE TOUR
Barolo is the undisputed king of Italian red wines. The tour is focused on the different techniques used by several wine-makers of the region: smaller and bigger producers, modernists and traditionalists – each one giving a different flavour and taste to their wines.
THE GLITTERING BAROQUE OF PALERMO AND MONREALE
Palermo proudly shows marvelous examples of Barocco and Rococo in its Churches and Basilicas and also in a number of patrician Palazzi. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours visit of the Monreale Church with a pipe organ concert.
A LAVISH WHITE TRUFFLE EXPERIENCE
Try a different approach to countryside! You can be part of one of the few authentic truffle hunts around Alba, with your private Trifolau (the Truffle seeker). Black truffles can be found nearly all year ‘round, but Alba white truffles only between October through January.
THE BAROQUE FLAIR OF NOTO AND SWEET MODICA
The 1693 earthquake wiped out most of south-eastern Sicily towns: Noto and Modica were among them. Most of the palazzi, public buildings and churches were rebuilt in what UNESCO calls "the culmination of Baroque Art in Europe"
VISIT TO FONDAZIONE PRADA
Explore Milan’s exceptional art venue of Fondazione Prada. Formed by architecture firm OMA and led by Rem Koolhaas, this exciting building both preserves old constructions while also creating new so that they coexist in a state of permanent interaction.
A VENETIAN CHAMBER-OPERA
Enjoy a spectacular ‘Chamber Opera’ in a 15th Century, historical palace of Venice. Facing the Grande Canal and ornamented with paintings by artists such as Jerome Mingozzi, Francesco Fontebasso, Carpoforo Mazzetti and Giambattista Tiepolo, this wonderfully Baroque setting is perfect for an opera of this type.
SKIING IN THE DOLOMITES
Discover one of the largest ski areas in the world. With 450 lifts and over 1200 kilometres of snow-covered slopes, the whole of Dolomiti Superski is accessible with one ski pass and is located between the regions of Alto Adige and Trentino and the province of Belluno.
FROM ROAD TO TRACK: TEST DRIVE EXPERIENCE
Test your skills at the Autodromo di Modena, driving the best supercars in the world. Speed and skill come together here, allowing the drivers to truly understand the emotion, the danger, and, of course, the fast pace of the track!
Discover one of the world’s most famous opera houses in this exciting tour of the La Scala Theatre in Milan. A must for any lover of Classical music, take a journey through the traces of immortal artists, composers and conductors that this museum holds.
THE MALL AND FASHION VALLEY OF SANREMO
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the best designer outlets in Sanremo, the Jewel of the Riviera of Flowers and a stone-throw away from Cannes and St. Tropez, and enjoy a carefree shopping tour with a knowledgeable driver at your complete disposal.
THE CHEESEFARM EXPERIENCE
A surprising full-day visit of an authentic Sicilian farm with the opportunity to live with the farmers for one day, discovering some of the most genuine products of the land.
Discover the painting of Frescos in this informative and interesting tutorial. Learn the secrets of the great Italian masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael as you recreate their painting, using water-based paints directly onto wet plaster just as they did.
A WALKING TOUR OF SIRACUSA
No visit to the eastern coast of Sicily is complete without a proper call on Siracusa. This 2,700-year-old city was once one of the greatest cities in the Greek world and stood amongst the most powerful and prosperous cities of Europe.
THE SWEET BEAUTY OF THE BAROQUE CITIES
Together with your personal guide, enjoy a walking tour of Siracusa’s historical part: Ortygia. Siracusa was the most important city of Magna Graecia and it was home to many a great Greek, among which the famous Archimedes.
INNSBRUCK AND VIPITENO IN A DAY
On this full-day tour, reach Innsbruck in comfort by car with your English speaking guide and visit the city with ease. Follows Vipiteno, with its bright colored houses and its tall and slender clocktower.
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A VISIT TO CATANIA AND ACIREALE
At the feet of the Etna Volcano, visit the rivaling capital of Sicily, the elegant Catania, and the baroque jewel of Acireale.
UNESCO ARAB-NORMAN ITINERARY
Discover the social-cultural syncretism between Western, Islamic, and Byzantine cultures.
THE WALKING TASTE OF CATANIA
Learn all about and taste local cheeses and sundried tomatoes. Put “a face and a taste” to fancy names like arancini, cipollate, zuzzu, granita, minni ri virgini and scricciu and savour their delicacy.
COOK IN THE HOUSE OF A VENETIAN COUNTESS
Become an expert in Venetian cuisine as you cook in the house of a Venetian Contessa! Explore the Rialto Market, learning to identify the freshest and most flavoursome ingredients for the dishes you will create. Then go back to the Contessa’s stylish loft in the heart of the Dorsoduro District. From this stunning family Palazzo, she will share her talent for cooking simple, authentic and delicious cuisines that you can easily recreate at home.
POTTERY AND CERAMICS
There’s nothing like working an unmoulded ball of raw clay with your hands; the texture of it on your fingers and the earthy smell in the air. In this fun and artistic class, create something unique to take home, using your surroundings of the beautiful city of Rome as your inspiration.
VENICE BACK CANALS
GRAN TEATRO LA FENICE – GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
Discover the amazing and unique city of Venice in this three-hour overview of its history and culture. Immerse yourself with a walk in the theatre district to see the opera house Gran Teatro la Fenice. See the Sant’ Angelo and San Samuele districts that were once famous for their music, theatres, and artists.
THE PALLADIAN VILLAS
Discover the world’s most influential architect, Andrea Palladio, in a survey of the 16th century villas and palaces he designed. A humble stonemason in early 1500s Venice, Palladio lived in a time where a villa was a farm and agriculture was serious business for the city-based mercantile
Nobility. This is the key to understanding Palladio’s work.
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO SNOWMOBILES
PASTA AND PESTO COOKING CLASS
Correct gestures in cooking often make the difference in the final result. Learn the right ones and enjoy making one of the superb pasta sauces Northern Italy boasts.
HALF OR FULL DAY
Once the capital of the western Roman empire, Ravenna was a pivotal town of the western world and beyond. This is evident in the rich mosaics hidden within its Paleo Christian and Byzantine religious buildings, which are all UNESCO World Heritage sites.
TAORMINA TO CATANIA WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE
Once on board your private luxury vehicle, welcomed by your guide, start your day with a visit to the lovely Borgo of Castelmola, where a breath-taking view of Taormina Gulf can be fully enjoyed.
GALLURA PRIVATE WINE TASTING TOUR
Enjoy the best of Sardinian wines in an innovative environment. The cellar’s mantra is “genuineness and quality” and ongoing innovation meets the regional tradition of wine-production, giving to wines that special touch, expression of the territory.
BOLZANO WWII HISTORY TOUR
While taking a guided walk, listen to the history of the Fascist era to WWII and the Nazis invasion and how the South Tyrol was affected by them. Enter the bunker where the German army sought shelter during Allies bombings in 1944/45.
THE REAL AMARONE EXPERIENCE IN VALPOLICELLA
A glimpse of Verona and rich wine tastings. The Prince of Reds from one of the best terroirs in Northern Italy, Amarone is the summit of the oenological production of Valpolicella. Taste the differences in the two wineries on visit.
BOAT TOUR OF FAVIGNANA AND LEVANZO ISLANDS
Enjoy a full-day boat-tour to discover the unspoiled natural beauties of Egadi Islands, one of the most beautiful waterbodies, rich in history, legends, tradition, culture and indeed sea battles.
ALONG THE SICILIAN TUNA ROUTES
Delve into real local atmosphere and see where the action is for locals: the often crowded and rowdy fish markets are the perfect spot to watch the frenzy for the freshest catch at the lowest price!
DISCOVER ERICE & CUSTONACI MARBLE QUARRIES
From Erice take in stunning views of the panorama below from the overhanging castle walls, amid a gentle and refreshing breeze which comes as a relief from summer heat. Discover the Custonaci white marble quarries, the second most important site for white marble in Europe.
PROSECCO WINE EXPERIENCE
Escape the hordes of Venice into the picturesque rolling hills of Prosecco country, discovering the essence of Italy’s most famous sparkling wines. Discover the landscapes of beautiful Valdobbiadene and Conegliano where the first wine route was born in 1966.
DISCOVER SMALL BORGOS
Not far from Bologna, Ravenna, and Ferrara are the picturesque villages of Brisighella and Faenza. This lovely, traditionally Italian areas are perfect for a short stop on your way to one of the larger cities and boast their own unique monuments, artisans and ancient buildings.
Explore the Renaissance capital of Ferrara. This city of art is considered to be Europe’s first ‘modern’ city from its history through the medieval and renaissance periods. Thanks to the Este family, who ruled here for 300 years, it is uniquely planned and well thought out.
PASTA MAKING IN BOLOGNA
Explore Bologna through the wonderful cuisine this area is known for: Pasta! Meet your chef in the centre of the city and find yourself in the local market, buying the ingredients needed for the delicious fare you will create.