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Italia Dolce Vita

TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL

DISCOVER ITALY YOUR WAY - A JOURNEY DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU

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Have us create a unique and professionally tailored itinerary with great attention to detail and service. 

Save yourself the stress of booking, coordinating and organizing the itinerary and have 24/7 support and assistance while traveling. 

Experts in Authentic Travel to Italy

100% Tailor-Made

Your entire vacation is designed around your requirements.


Explore at your own speed.


Select your preferred style of accommodations and travel.


Receive high-level service from inquiry to departure and enjoy the perfect trip with our expert knowledge and professional planning.


We will make the most of your time and budget. 



Best Guides & Drivers

They are attentive, licensed, and experienced.


All are Hand-picked by us or our local partners based on your specific requirements.



They share not only their knowledge but most of all their passion and insight as they are local.

Fully Protected

Have 24/7 US support while traveling.


We are Bonded and Registered Seller of Travel with the State of Florida ST37794.


We carry Travel Agent & Tour Operator Professional Liability Insurance.

Unique Itineraries & Authentically Local

Your trip is designed with a wonderful blend of major sites, off the beaten path gems.


We can include a mix of history, culture and local food & wine for a complete experience.


Close contact with local artisans, winemakers, craftsman, chefs, and cooking schools

Expert Knowledge

We have lived and traveled extensively in Italy and in Europe. 


Total language fluency and cultural awareness when planning your trip.


Over 30 years of experience.


We can combine travel in neighboring countries like France, Switzerland, Austria...


Charming Accommodations

We suggest the best accommodations reflecting the destination and preserving the authenticity of the area.


We match your budget and style with available accommodations which may include apartments, villas, farmhouses, and boutique hotels (3,4, 5 Star).

How it works

1. CONTACT US

Contact us directly at italy@italiadolcevita.com or call +1.941.960.7011 to arrange an initial phone consultation.  The consultation is to understand your ideas, wishes, needs, dates, and budget. 

2. ITINERARY PROPOSAL & PLANNING

We will craft a unique day by day itinerary proposal based on our expertise, insight, and firsthand knowledge of Italy and beyond. 

We will keep perfecting the details until you are completely happy with the plan, accommodations, guides, transportation, and your budget! 

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3. BOOKING

Once you have confirmed and approved the itinerary we will then book your accommodations, transfers, guides, cooking classes, winery visits, tastings, and even dinner reservations. 

We can also book your air travel and purchase travel insurance

4. PRE-TRIP CHECKLIST

To make sure we can answer any questions you have about packing, technology, travel insurance, cell phones, driving in Italy, safety, maps, essential phrases in Italian, and tipping we send a pre-trip checklist. 

You will also receive our useful Tips for Traveling in Italy by Italia Dolce Vita with useful information on tipping, how to order, basic phrases in Italian, and much more.

5. WRITTEN ITINERARY & TRAVEL APP

Enjoy your journey with peace of mind! You will receive a PDF version of your day-by-day itinerary. 

Use our user-friendly TRAVEL APP where all your personal travel details (hotels, contact numbers, meeting points, walking directions,  as well as restaurant suggestions). 

Before departure, we’ll set up a phone call walking you through your itinerary and vouchers so that everything is clear.

6. 24/7 Support

 Our service continues after you step on the plane. Through the Travel App you can communicate with us 24/7 or call us directly. 

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ideas for your vacation

Vacation Villas & Apartments

Rent a Country Home, a Historical Residence, a Palazzo, a Villa surrounded by vineyards, or an Apartment overlooking a lake or in the heart of the city. 

Cooking Vacations

Learn the art of Italian Cooking with traditional home cooks or talented chefs.

Start by shopping at the local street market for fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, cheese and all the ingredients you need for a true and authentic farm-to-table experience.

Food & Wine Tours

Our itineraries are guided exclusively by well-respected cultural experts, wine specialists, sommeliers, as well as local gourmet producers and vintners, all those sharing their passion and love. 

Active Vacations

Hit the golf courses on Lake Como or in Venice, windsurf on the northern lakes, sail the Adriatic or Mediterranean Coast, hike an active volcano in Sicily or drive a Vespa and cycle through olive groves and fertile vineyards to visit castles & hillside villa estates. 

Shore Excursions

 Are you looking for something different to do on a shore excursion day from your cruise ship?  We offer private excursions to the hidden corners of the major sites or guides through towns off the beaten path.  

Opera Tours & Concerts

Combine your vacation with an opera or a concert of your artist. Request behind the scenes tours of the most historic Opera Houses in Italy. 

All Women Vacations

Whether you are with a group of friends or a wanting a mother/daughter trip, we can plan the perfect vacation that is woman-friendly and safe!

Weddings & Romantic Getaways

That’s Amore is why Travel and Leisure has ranked three Italian cities among the top 10 most romantic destinations in the world: Venice, Florence and Rome. 

TAILOR MADE FAQ

What kind of services do you provide?

We design trips based on your travel wishes, our extensive knowledge, continuous research and vast network of carefully selected guides, drivers, local experts, charming accommodations and best small restaurants and trattorias to create the Ultimate Italian Experience for our clients.  

What about flights?

We offer travel agent services like air travel reservations, car rental, and travel insurance.  

We can also give you details of the best flights to book if you have points you wish to use.

When should I start planning?

The sooner the better. Ideally 6 months in advance, especially in the high season (May to October). We can do it in less time, but the risk is not having first choice on hotels, tour guides, and drivers. And our goal is to give you the best. 

What kind of accommodations do you use?

Based on the location, budget and interests we will propose what we consider the very best lodging experience. From charming, small B&B, to historical residences or a luxury 5-star resort, you can rest assured that our standards of quality, location, service and charm are always met. 

Can I have a breakdown of the costs?

The vacations we create are bundled packages and therefore we do not provide a breakdown of costs. Our local suppliers often give us a bundled price for the services provided and so we do the same for our clients. Also, the budgeting process is quite extensive and complicated due to exchange rates, multiple suppliers, banking fees, etc. It is therefore easier and more cost effective to present one price.

What are your payment terms?

 You will receive one invoice for all services planned for your trip which can be paid by all major credit cards. No need to give your credit card details over and over or deal directly with suppliers. The services are paid in advance for a worry-free vacation. This guarantees against supplier default as we take full responsibility for the bookings.  

We require $250.00 nonrefundable fee to begin the planning process for 6 travelers and $100 nonrefundable fee per additional traveler. This fee is later applied to the services booked through Italia Dolce Vita. 

What are your cancellation terms?

Our booking terms & conditions can be found  here:  Terms & Conditions for Independent/Custom Travel 

Should I purchase travel insurance?

We strongly advise purchasing travel insurance that also includes trip cancellation. Anything can happen before you depart or while you are on vacation and you should protect your investment. Please review our Terms & Conditions for Independent/Custom Travel. We can offer personalized  Travel Insurance quotes. 

What documents will I receive?

You will receive a PDF Version of your trip via email with all vouchers and travel related information you can print so you can have a hardcopy.

However we provide you with a personal travel app link where all your travel details and itinerary ca be accessed while traveling, including all tickets and vouchers, as well as walking directions to your meeting points when needed.

What if I have more questions?

You will receive our ITALY TIPS FOR TRAVEL guide where you will find answers to questions regarding phone and credit card use, useful packing tips,useful phrases and so much more.

We are always here to answer your questions.

Examples of Tailor Made Vacations

Classic Italy - 10 Days

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Venice - Tuscany - Rome

Hiking the Amalfi Coast - 7 days

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Path of Gods - Ischia - Veuvius

Food & Wine Northern Italy

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Milan - Lake Como- Piedmont

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LEISURELY PACED BOUTIQUE TOURS OFF THE BEATEN PATH

Small Group Tours

Travel with me and a small group of up to 8 travelers for journey enriched by food & wine, history, authentic experiences, and more. Dive deep into the culture and folklore of towns and villages off the beaten path!