Custom Vacations in Italy

Whisked Away on a Beautiful Adventure: Ready for a unique Italian escapade tailored just for you? Let My Bella Vita Travel craft your enchanting sojourn in Italy!

Dive into a Custom My Bella Vita Travel Vacation

A custom My Bella Vita Travel Vacation is designed to make your Italian dreams a reality, organized meticulously around your wishes and desires. Imagine your very own itinerary, boutique accommodations, immersive tours, unforgettable day trips, and the little extras that make memories eternal – all curated to reflect your distinct travel style and budget.

Whether you dream of a snug three-night escapade or an epic month-long odyssey, we have options for you (most adventurers find their sweet spot between 8-14 mesmerizing days).

Carefully Crafting Your Dream Getaway, Step-by-Step

Expressed Desires: Begin by sharing your travel dreams with us. Let’s begin your Italian adventure with a complimentary 15-minute conversation, unearthing your travel goals and discussing what you’d like to see and experience.

Our Detailed Itinerary: If our travel ideas leave you inspired and ready to go, let’s delve deeper with an in-depth one-hour consultation. We’ll discuss potential destinations and enchanting experiences. The fee is $250 of which 100% is applied to the cost of your trip.

Once you approve your proposal and per-person price, you will pay a vacation deposit of 50% (minus the $250), and we’ll book your trip.

Approximately 60 days before you travel, you will pay your balance, and one month before your trip, you will be sent a link to our dedicated app, where you will find your full itinerary, contact information, travel tips, and more. If you prefer, save a PDF copy of your itinerary to your phone or download and print a copy.

We will confirm everything before you arrive in Italy and be available during your vacation via in-app chat, WhatsApp, and phone calls.

What My Bella Vita Travel Promises

Fully Customized Adventure
Uncover the heartbeats of each region: culinary wonders, artisanal crafts, and exclusive guides on dining, shopping, heritage, packing, and more. Make memories to last a lifetime!

24/7 Consultant
We remain by your side, ready to troubleshoot, guide, and offer recommendations throughout your escapade. Pre-voyage, any questions can be answered by our team.

Who Dances The My Bella Vita Travel Tarantella?

Those whose hearts:
  • Yearn for every Italian second to be filled with wonder
  • Seek to uncover the authentic secrets of the land
  • Shy away from the mundane digital chase of tours, classes, and transfers
  • Wish to save countless hours in trying to craft their dream tapestry
  • Seek the serenity of travel organized by expert locals
  • Desire a pre-paid journey, free from the clutches of hefty euro bundles
  • Value the comfort of an ever-present trip manager, ready to converse, translate, and counsel
  • Want the assurance of a caring tour operator watching over every step

How About Costs?

The bespoke nature of our tours makes an arbitrary cost impossible. However, a week for two in Italy’s enchanting embrace tends to start at €3,500 per person in a shared room.

Sample 10-day Group Heritage Tour in Italy

Day 1

Ciao Roma!

You will arrive in Rome’s airport and will have a private transfer to your centrally-located Rome hotel. You’ll have a guaranteed early check-in and will rest a bit before heading out to explore your new neighborhood.

In the evening, you’ll meet my friend – a Rome resident and Italian-American sommelier – for a private wine-tasting Roman cheese and wine dinner.

Day 2

Back in Time

Today you will step back in time as your expert guide brings the most important temples and shrines of the Roman Forum to life for you, leading you through the Colosseum in the footsteps of Gladiators of Rome who killed and survived, or died for the entertainment of the masses!

Then change gears and stroll through the breathtaking piazzas and fountains of Renaissance Rome. From the Colosseum floor to Bernini’s stunning fountains, heartstopping treasures are abound on this experience spanning more than 2400 years of fascinating Roman history!

Day 3

Wine Time

Just 30 minutes from Rome lies the historic town of Frascati, nestled in the hills known to locals as the Castelli Romani where your guide will meet you at 4:30 PM as your train pulls into the station.

The first stop is a locally renowned 16th century Farmhouse, vineyard and winery where you will enjoy a guided visit by the owners, winemakers for multiple generations. Tour the wine cellar and Roman age caves, then see how age old winemaking traditions have been maintained through the years and incorporated into the modern production of today’s highly sought after DOCG wines (don’t worry, you’ll learn what all those initials mean too!).

While you relax on the terrace, take in the unforgettable view of the rolling hills and Rome in the background and enjoy a guided tasting of three wines; Frascati Superiore DOCG, Red Vagnolo IGT and Sweet Cannellino DOCG while each one is described in detail and accompanied by delectable local extra virgin olive oil and baked goods from the local bakery.

Day 4

Calabrian Sun

This morning you are just a quick cab ride away from the Rome Termini Train Station where you are booked in first class tickets to Calabria. Upon arriving in Calabria, you’ll be met by your bilingual guide who will drive you to your hotel on Catanzaro Lido’s lungomare. You’ll settle into your hotel and in the evening, meet your guide for an evening passeggiata and wine-pairing dinner.

Day 5

Sea for Days

This morning you’ll head into the nearby hills to explore i due mari – the two seas! In the area overlooking the narrowest strip in Italy, you can see Calabria’s two seas – the Ionian and Tyrrhenian.

You will begin your day with a visit to a 60-year-old family-owned oil mill. My friend, Lucia, who has married into the family, will give us inside information on how to tell if olive oil is “good,” and we’ll have a chance to sample their oils and visit their private, family dairy farm. You will have a full Calabrese lunch, with wine and digestive liquors in the nearby town and return to your hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day on your own.

Day 6

Artisan Escape

This morning you’ll enjoy a guided tour and in-depth look into Catanzaro’s ancient silk tradition. Since before the medieval times, Catanzaro has been home to one of the most important silk industries in Europe, once supplying tapestries to the Vatican.

In a lonely village near Catanzaro, a group of Calabrian youth has gathered to rejuvenate this dying tradition. From their base inside a Mulberry Tree orchard they breed silkworms, experiment with new all-natural colors and give travelers a hands-on experience at extracting silk. Lunch is included. You’ll return to Catanzaro Lido. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Catanzaro Lido.

Day 7

Amalfi Coast

You’ll have breakfast, then your driver will meet you for your transfer to the train station where you are booked in first class on a train to the Amalfi Coast.

Upon arriving, your driver will meet you for your transfer to your hotel on the Amalfi Coast, via an exclusive two-hour tour of Pompeii. You’ll check into your hotel and enjoy a private aperitivo on your hotel’s terrace, overlooking the Amalfi Coast.

Day 8

Ceramics or Bust

Your driver will meet you this morning for an excursion to three factories and shops that specialize in Amalfi Coast’s famous ceramics. You’ll visit Salerno, one of the least touristy areas for a large factory tour, then it’s on to Vietri sul Mare, the “ceramics village” whose main road is lined with shop after shop selling stunning, handmade ceramics. Finally – you’ll head to Piccadilly to learn about another style of ceramics from the coast.

This stop is opposite the Green Grotto, where you can choose to have a small ride into a green-colored cave (smaller, and less-toursity than Capri’s blue grotto.)

The driver will arrange a great stop for lunch for you and you’ll have ample time to stop for panoramic photos.

Day 9

A History of Pizza

This morning your driver will meet you at your hotel for a transfer to Naples. There, you will meet your guide and sample some of the best specialty food in the country, while learning a bit about the fascinating and colorful history of Naples. You’ll taste the best coffees, sfogliatella, and of course, pizza.

After lunch, you’ll return to your hotel to rest and pack before enjoying a farewell to Italy dinner.

Day 10

Ciao Italia!

You will have breakfast, then have a transfer to the Naples Airport. Ciao Italia!

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