This page is entirely dedicated to Italy, my wonderful home land.
I regularly receive special offers from hotels and travel providers.
Here are some of the current highlights, but please contact me for the latest offers and a personal quotation.
A cultural break in some of the most beautiful places in Italy.
Fly to the capital of Italy, Rome with a 3 nights stay.
Then off to Florence for 2 nights and finally 5 nights in Forte Dei Marmi.
Flights and rail tickets included in the deal.
From selected regional airports.
New for 2020 solo traveller departures to the Sorrento Peninsular and Santa'Agata in July.
Excursions to Vesuvius, Pompeii Capri and Anacapri included, half board, transfers, double room for sole occupancy and our 24/7 customer service helpline. Choice of departure airports available.
From its panoramic terrace, this hotel offers spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples and it's perfect for couples, friends and families looking for lazy days around the main and children's pool. With a free shuttle bus service to the nearest beach and Seiano station, you'll find Sorrento and Pompei within easy reach.
Once a historical residence, the Relais Corte Cavalli is a peaceful haven.
Set in lush green grounds with an inner courtyard, it offers a retreat away from the hectic pace of everyday life where you can simply relax by the pool or enjoy the whirlpool or sauna at the wellness centre. Its large terrace is perfect to enjoy evenings al fresco with a glass of wine from the nearby vineyards.
A stunning converted monastery in the Villafranca area of Verona, Hotel Veronesi La Torre is a true design gem. Stylishly modern rooms are individually decorated and feature pieces by designers including Phillipe Starck, Charles Ray Eames and Le Corbusier. Add to this a stylish indoor pool and spa, outdoor whirlpool and beautiful grounds and you'll find the perfect spot for a bit of rest and relaxation.
High up on Posillipo Hill, the Best Western Hotel Paradiso enjoys a quieter location with spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Enjoy breakfast in the rooftop restaurant for exceptional views over the bay as you dine.
Rooms are tastefully decorated with elegance and all city centre attractions are within reach by public transport.
Overlooking the bay of Limone, the Splendid Palace is the perfect base to relax and explore.There are spectacular views of the lake from the hotel’s hillside terraces, and it’s within walking distance of the resort centre. The entrance on the top floor is connected by lift down to the main pool and terrace. There’s also a second pool and a small beach.
The Sensimar Matta Village is a peaceful retreat, tucked within a clutch of pine trees and just steps from a white, sandy cove.The adults-only Sensimar Matta Village is a small, boutique hotel that’s cloaked in pine forest and edged by a white-sand beach.he property is modelled on a Mediterranean village, with a trio of two-storey buildings that frame the stylish pool area.
The Du Lac et Du Parc Resort sits in an enviable position in its own beautiful park, which includes two ornamental lakes and many mature trees and shrubs.This high standard hotel offers a wide range of leisure facilities, including sailing schools and bike hire. Enjoy your meals in the elegant dining room, and listen to piano music by the bar in the evening.
Traverse the historic waterways of northern Italy from the splendour of Venice to the Renaissance city of Mantua, including tranquil countryside, historic towns and exceptional art. There is no better way to explore Venice than from the water, and the 20 passenger La Bella Vita will spend a couple of days in the city.
Set at the foot of lush green hills with views out towards the island of Elba , this tranquil oasis which has been restored and renovated to palatial charm was once the hunting lodge of the Duke Leopold in the 16th Century.Facilities include an ESPA spa, a swimming pool, tennis court and a three hole pitch and put golf course.
This restored 18th century convent is located in the heart of Maratea and is framed by the terracotta roofs of the old medieval village. It was originally occupied by the Visitandine nuns and the many historical features that remain a fascinating contrast with the contemporary art that has been collected by the owners.
Baglioni are one of the most beautiful hotels and I have several itineraries to recommend where you try their hospitality.
Please call me and I would be happy to tailor-make an itinerary to suit your personal requirements.
Many of the hotels offer complimentary nights at certain times of the year.
Don't delay, get in touch!
Dating back to the beginning of the last century, the San Pietro's location, just below the town, is second to none as it has breathtaking views of the bay and is surrounded by flower-filled gardens.
Terraces adorned with terracotta pots with orange and lemon trees and vines and there is a swimming pool.
Prices are based on superior rooms with sea view and balcony.
Rome, Naples and Pompeii
Uncover the fascinating history of the Roman Empire from the Roman Forum and the Pantheon to the Bay of Naples and the well-preserved ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Fly to Rome and stay for four night, before travelling by high-speed rail to Naples for three nights, where you will discover the open air museum of Pompeii.
Puglia, the ‘heel’ of Italy, is an ancient land that produces more olive oil and wine than any other region of Italy. It is highly fertile despite its harsh limestone landscape typical of the Mezzogiorno. It was this remote corner of the peninsula that the Normans conquered in the 11th century, dominating the entire south of Italy and the island of Sicily by the mid-12th century.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily’s strategic importance has given it a violent, eventful and colourful history. Doric temples, Roman mosaics, elegant and powerful Norman architecture and a wealth of Baroque and Renaissance palaces and churches are a reminder of its great past. Add to this the beautiful Sicilian landscape dotted with remote and traditional villages.
Italy not only has many of the greatest 16th and 17th century gardens in Europe, it also has some which have been extensively restored and indeed created in the 20th century.
This tour will show you a wonderful selection of villas and gardens in the countryside around Rome as well as some in the city itself. a description about this item
Bounded by The Alps to the north and the vineyards of Piedmont and Lombardy to the south, Lake Maggiore is a perfect late summer destination. Close to the Borromeo Islands on the western arm of Lake Maggiore, Hotel of the Month is the Grand Hotel Majestic, a neoclassical villa surrounded by elegant gardens overlooking the lake. There is a swimming pool, lake access and freshly prepared Italian cuisine is served at the highly-recommended restaurant.
If you have not visited Florence, then this is a perfect opportunity. s home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. 3 Nights in a great 4* hotel in the centre of Florence! Enjoy breakfast with a view. Only 100 metres from the famous Duomo. A walking tour is included in this amazing offer!
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. 3 night centrally located hotel with a 24hrs Hop-on-Hop off sightseeing bus included!
Sorrento is a coastal town in southwestern Italy, facing the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square.
The historic centre is full of narrow alleys that's home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister.
Verona is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House." The Verona Arena is a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances.
3 nights in a 4* Hotel B&B with a day trip to Venice by rail included in the offer!
Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily. The 12th-century Palermo Cathedral houses royal tombs, while the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo is known for opera performances.
Busy markets include the central Ballarò street market and the Vucciria, near the port. 3 nights in a centrally located B&B with a great street food tour included! Palermo is renowned as top destination for street food lover
October is a fantastic month to visit Rome and this offer is just what you were looking for.T he average temperature in Rome in October is around 19°C. There are eight hours of sunshine per day, which is enough time to shop in the city centre and enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing and exploring.
A lovely and centrally located hotel with breakfast included. A great excursion included in the price too!
A food lovers small group tour of Rome with food and wine tasting at dusk!!!
The Carnival of Viareggio is a carnival event annually held in the Tuscan city of Viareggio, in Italy.
It is considered amongst the most renowned carnival celebrations in both Italy and Europe.
With this 4 nights tour and a 5* centrally located hotel you will have a taste of this incredible event.
Return private transfers and a ticket for one of the most famous festivals in Italy also included in the price.
Every fall, the old town of Cesena, about a one-hour drive from Bologna, hosts the International Street Food Festival or Festival del Cibo di Strada. The three-day food extravaganza gathers the most popular dishes and snacks from ten countries of the world and nine regions of Italy.
Dozens of stalls and food trucks prepare, grill and fry everything from rice-paper rolls to Turkish borek.
3 nights in Bologna on a B&B basis with a day trip to Cesena to enjoy the festival
Did you know that Venice has no roads, but just canals? It is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canalsHave you ever dreamed of enjoying your breakfast looking over the Grand Canal in Venice?
The time has come to make your dream come true and book this 3 nights B&B in this amazing 5* hotel in central Venice.
You will be staying in one of the most beautiful hotels in Venice which was once a Grand Palace
Turin is the capital city of Piedmont in northern Italy, known for its refined architecture and cuisine.
The Alps rise to the northwest of the city. Stately baroque buildings and old cafes line Turin's boulevards and grand squares such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo.
Explore Turin with this 4 Nights tour on a B&B basis in this lovely city surrounded by snow capped mountains, with so much to see.
Bergamo Cheese Festival.
The World Cheese Awards will visit Italy for the first time! This event will see the planet’s largest cheese-only competition join a four day celebration of cheese in the Medieval heart of Bergamo.
3 nights in Milan in a 4* centrally located hotel on a B&B basis.
Return rail ticket included to Bergamo on the day of the festival.
This is THE perfect trip for cheese lovers!!!