Exclusive Italian Travel Programs

Ultitude.com and EyeItalia are proud to present the finest travel programs available anywhere to a broad array of Italian destinations…

Sorrento, Puglia & the Amalfi Coast

8 Days: from $3,238 per person, including superior rooms in superior hotels, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, cooking class, private yacht to Capri, personal guide and private car and driver. Airfare is additional. We offer special rates on Business Class.

This program takes you from the western coast of southern Italy to the eastern coast and combines the well known resorts of the Amalfi Coast with the lesser known area of Puglia. Through this program you will get to know intriguing aspects of southern Italy from its spectacular scenery, its cuisine and the friendliness of its inhabitants.

On this program you will have a chance to visit the delightful towns of Ravello, Portofino and Amalfi with your own personal guide. You will sail on a private yacht for an extraordinary day on the Isle of Capri. You have the opportunity to join the chef at your hotel in Puglia as he visits the market in Monopoli. You’ll pick the freshest ingredients and combine them with olive oil and lemons from the hotel's groves to create a special Apulian meal. You will explore the unique Trullis of Alberobello and enjoy superb meals in both areas, many of which may be eaten under the stars. Read more…

Life Venetian Style

8 Days: from $3,740 per person, inclusive of a superior room with Grand Canal views in a superior hotel, 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, personal guides and private boats and motor launches. Airfare is additional. We offer special rates on Business Class.

If you love Venice, or if you love the idea of Venice, then this program is for you since the entire program is dedicated to the classic sights of Venice but also some of the less discovered places that add to the mystique of this unique city.

From the moment you arrive and are taken to your hotel by private water taxi you know that you are in a unique part of the world. Only in Venice does your taxi dock and let you off at your hotel. This is only possible, however, if your hotel is located right on the Grand Canal and right across the canal from the Rialto Market. While in Venice you will not only visit the Piazza San Marco but the neighborhoods where everyday Venetians live. Your many culinary adventures will include your superb hotel restaurant with a terrace on the Grand Canal to a night out with your local host who will take you for an evening of wine with Chichetti, the Venetian equivalent of Tapas. From a coffee at Florian's to a Bellini Cocktail at Harry's Bar, this is the Venice of your dreams.  Read more…

Introduction to Rome and Florence

8 days: from $2,955 per person, inclusive of superior rooms in superior hotels, all meals, personally guided sightseeing and private car and driver. We offer special rates on Business Class.
If you want to experience the "must see" sights of Imperial Rome and Renaissance Florence but have a limited amount of time, this program will get the most out of your time but still allow you time to relax and enjoy all that's best about each city.

This is ideal for sophisticated first time travelers to Italy or at least these two cities. It is for people who want to experience a city – not just visit it. During your stay in Rome you will see the key sights with your personal guide including a private tour of the Sistine Chapel and the art of the Vatican. You'll have a "Dolce Vita" evening with your own car and driver and a chance to toss a coin into the illuminated Trevi fountain.  In Florence, the emphasis is on art and the Renaissance as your own art expert opens up your eyes to the works of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. You’ll learn Tuscan cuisine from a chef at one of Florence's better restaurants and see the artisans of leather at work. Read more

Surprising Milan, Delightful Lake Como

10 Days: from $4,464 per person inclusive of superior rooms in superior hotels, 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners, personally guided sightseeing, private car and driver and sightseeing by balloon, seaplane and private yacht. Airfare is additional. We offer special rates on Business Class.

When people talk of Milan it tends to be in terms of industry, commerce and fashion. While all of that is true, the city is also filled with history, art and culture comparable to other major centers like Florence, Rome and Venice. We show you the "other" Milan and combine it with an exciting stay on Lake Como which you’ll explore by balloon, seaplane and your own yacht. Perfect for the two of you or a "girlfriends' getaway".

This program offers a relaxing stay in Northern Italy on a highly personalized basis. You explore Milan with a knowledgeable personal guide who will introduce you to the great works of art in Castello Sforzeco and on the walls of Santa Mari della Grazie. A visit to Milan's finest shops with a personal shopper is highlighted by lunch at one of her most renowned trattorias while an evening performance it La Scala is followed by a post-theater supper. Moving on to Lake Como you taste the best Barolo at a noted wine merchant, inspect the finest silk and enjoy the lakeside views from your hotel room. You will explore the lake from a hot air balloon, a seaplane and from the deck of your own private yacht. This is the perfect escape for sophisticated travelers. Read more…

Art, Wine and Food in the Tuscan Heartland

8 Days: from $3,086 per person inclusive of superior rooms in superior hotels, all meals, personally guided sightseeing, private wine tastings, cooking classes and private car and driver. Airfare is additional. We offer special rates on Business Class.

Tuscany is a feast for the senses and you will explore all of them as you explore the Tuscan heartland. Your eyes will be filled with the beauty of Renaissance art in Florence and the natural beauty of the countryside. Your nose will be tested by the full-bodied red wines you will savor and your palate with be tempted with fine Tuscan cuisine.

In a little more than a week you will get to immerse yourself in urban and rural Tuscany. The first part of you experience is in Florence and you are right in the heart of the city with your hotel, owned by the Ferragamo family, overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. While in the city you will have an art expert guiding you through the Uffizi and Accademia bringing the Renaissance to life. You’ll also eat in some authentic Tuscan restaurants as well as attending a cooking class at one of them. You then embark on a relatively short journey to a 14 room villa located in an olive grove in Chianti. This will be your base for exploring the wine areas of Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano. Your trip is completed with a cooking class and wine tasting at the villa. Read more…

Secrets of the Sicilian Kitchen

9 Days: from $4,464 per person, inclusive of superior rooms in superior hotels, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners, personally guided sightseeing, cooking classes, wine tastings and private car and driver.  Airfare is additional. We offer special rates on Business Class.
During this program you will not only be able to explore Sicily but also learn to prepare traditional Sicilian dishes with personal cooking classes, sample vintages at vineyards and enjoy wonderful accommodations and hospitality. There is no better way to experience the splendors of Sicily and you will savor every moment.

Because of the poverty in this area at the end of the 19th and early 20th century, many immigrants from Sicily and southern Italy came to the United States  (as famously portrayed in "The Godfather"). Some opened restaurants and for many years the perception of Italian food was driven by its Sicilian heritage. On this program you will stay at superb hotels and also have the opportunity to really meet the Sicilian as you share recipes, cooking techniques and family stories. Even if you don't like to cook, you will upon your return. This would be excellent for a family of women; mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins, particularly of Sicilian or Italian heritage. Read more

Italian Art Afficionado

14 Days: from $6.840 per person, inclusive of superior rooms in superior hotels, 1st Class rail travel, all meals, personally guided sightseeing and museum visits and private car and driver. International airfare is additional and we can assist you. Business Class airfare at special rates is offered and highly recommended.

Italy is justly famous for its art, particularly for the explosion of creativity unleashed by the Renaissance. During this extended visit to Italy you will focus on this art, whether displayed in a museum or as part of the architecture of the city. DaVinci, Michelangelo, Bernini, Caravaggio, Titian and many others will be part of your exploration and your knowledgeable hosts will bring the art into context increasing your understanding. It doesn't hurt that this art is on display in three of the most beautiful cities in the world!

With highly knowledgeable guides you will be able to not only see world famous works of art but some lesser known works of equal significance. You will have a private tour of the art of the Vatican including the Sistine Chapel, and a chance to see the architectural art of Bernini and others in the plazas and fountains of Rome. In Florence, the Uffizi and Accademia open up their secrets with an art expert as your guide. In Venice you'll learn about Renaissance Venetian painting at Galleria dell' Accademia and 20th century masters at the former home of the American expatriate, Peggy Guggenheim. In between you'll enjoy meals that only Italians can present – works of art in their own right. Read more…

Highlights of the Tuscan City States

8 Days: from $3,496 per person, inclusive of superior rooms in superior hotels, all meals, personally guided sightseeing and private car and driver. International airfare is additional and we can assist you. Business Class airfare at special rates is offered and highly recommended.

Using the cities of Florence and Siena as our two bases, we explore the historical cities of the Tuscan region and their impact on Etruscan, Roman, Renaissance and contemporary Tuscany. You will visit Pisa, the walled city of Lucca and the delightful town of Cortona made both current and famous by Frances Mayes' book "Under the Tuscan Sun" and the movie of the same name.

In addition to Florence, you get the opportunity to explore many of the highlights of Tuscany. You will explore the Campo dei Miracoli in Pisa and its famous leaning tower, learn about Puccini in Lucca, his birthplace; delight in private walking tours of Siena and San Gimignano, learn about Etruscan civilization in Arezzo and have lunch at a trattoria just off the main square in Cortona, location for "Under the Tuscan Sun".  Read more…

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