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EXPERTS IN AUTHENTIC TRAVEL
Leave out the hassles, worries and stress of preparing a travel itinerary!
Our knowledge of the uniqueness of Italy and its traditions comes with 30+ years of living, working and travelling Italy. With decades of experience in the travel profession, our boutique small group tours and one of a kind custom travel planning services will give you the best of Italy.
Our services include: tour planning services, flight booking, transfer services, private tour guides, excursions, cruises, rental car, travel insurance and more.
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CERTIFIED CULINARY TRAVEL PROFESSIONAL®
accredited by the World Food Travel Association
ITALIAN WINE SPECIALIST®
certified by the North American Sommelier Association
Owner & Founder
With our expert advice you will explore the hidden corners, the “must sees”, and hidden gems of Italy. Discover the multifaceted culture and traditions of the 20 regions of Italy from fascinating cities, charming small towns and breathtaking villages.
Susanna Wriston and Silvana Wriston, founders of Italia Dolce Vita, have been in the travel profession since 1995. Our Knowledge of the uniqueness of Italy and its traditions comes with over 30 years of living, working, and traveling the country. A vast network of contacts, language fluency, and continuous research give us an upper edge when planning all aspects of your travel to Italy:
•Licensed English Speaking Expert Tour guides and coordinators
•Charming Hotel Accommodations
•Private Museum visits and re-
•Best small restaurants and trattorias
•Masters in elegant craftsmanship
•Slow food artisans
•Professional and reliable transfer services
•Professional Culinary Schools
•Home Cooking lessons with locals
Experts in Authentic Travel
Leave out the hassles, worries, and stress of preparing your itinerary
REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH US
Travel experiences are exclusively and totally designed by us with a wonderful blend of major sites, off-
Authentic Local Experiences
Go to places far from the standard tourist trails to greatly experience local food, history, culture and meet the local artisans. Learn the art of olive harvesting in a magnificent Masseria in Apulia, take a ceramics class in Deruta, or make Ravioli al Plin in Piemonte. Visit local wineries run for generations by the same family and see the unique process of making Italy's gourmet delicacies.
We use and recommend charming local accommodations that reflect your destination and preserve the authenticity of the area, from rustic rural retreats, old country estates, boutique inns to villa and castle hotels.
Our travel itineraries are paced to enjoy your vacation -
Culinary “Foodie” Experiences
We can plan from Michelin Starred exclusive gourmet restaurants to the local trattoria or farm-
Our tour leader and tour guides are highly experienced, informative, and attentive to your needs!
We are bonded sellers of Travel and registered in the State of Florida (Registration # ST37794). Your travel is planned and organized by experienced travel professionals who are also Culinary Travel Professionals certified by the World Travel Organization and Italian Wine Specialists certified by the North American Sommelier Association and Italian Sommelier Association.
Added Value and Service
You will get the best price as we contract directly with our suppliers and make sure you get the best quality. You will receive high level of customer service from inquiry to departure and even on site with the best hand-
Peace of Mind
You will also receive all necessary assistance and contacts while in Italy. No need to hassle and negotiate or make various payments compromising your security. We do it for you.
Merry Christmas & A Very Happy New Year to you!
Thank you so very much for planning the best vacation I have ever been on! You are simply the best!
Thank you for he wonderful arrangements you made for our Italian Trip. We hope to go again in 2018. I trust you will be willing to once again lend us your expertise.
You and Silvana have given us the gift of a most unique and wonderful experience in Italy. We treasure each pearl you have given us and our necklace is very long and very luminous.
We look forward to more special times in the future and to adding another string to our necklace.
May all your endeavors be happy and as successful as this one.
Again, we cannot thank you enough for our extraordinary memories.
With love, Peggy and Ken
I wanted to thank you for such a beautiful beautiful tour. You are a Tour Director Straordinaria and I mean that sincerely. You and Silvana were excellent excellent excellent. Super, super, super. Thank you for the photos and email. They're really great. I too have over 200. Thanks again for the coffee and the beautiful card.
Yes, you are indeed a Wonder Woman! George and I continue to marvel at all the wonderful ways you not only put together such a fabulous trip for all of us but also seamlessly guided us with such charm, good humor, care and competence. We, in our 79 years, have been on many trips by now; but this trip certainly rates as a top one for the spectacular combination of opportunities for learning, experiencing, tasting, meeting local people.
So thank you, Susanna, for all you did to make the trip so very special.
Gratefully, and with hugs, -
Dear Susanna and Silvana,
I do not know where to begin, the tour was marvelous-
The places you selected have an incredible mix of the Italian Dolce Vita and the charm and landscape of fairytales. Of course it was the intimacy that the two of you brought to it that made it so special! Time permitting I would join any of your tours any time, they are unique!
Let it be known that Castelfranco has the best spritzs, I should know, Silvana and I indulged.
I thank you so much for making arrangements for my stay in Menaggio -
Our trip to Italy was fantastic. Our personal guide and driver Piero was superb! We LOVED Sicily. Wow!!! What an island. You planned every detail and we were so amazed to see places that even the Sicilians did not know about! Authentic!
Grazie mille for a great vacation. Baci
Thank you for planning our 21 day trip to Italy.
You are simply the best!
You gave us an excellent taste of Italy from Rome to Venice! We loved it!
And you did an exceptional last minute planning!
Thank you! Cannot wait to travel again with you!
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