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About Global Philosophy Travel:

Our specialty travel agency, coupled with our affiliated travel design experts, are proud to offer in-depth, customized Italy travel packages. Let our Italian travel consultants introduce you to bell'Italia, one of the most beautiful European countries! Our Italy travel experts focus on introducing off-the-beaten-path experiences where you will travel Italy as if you're a local rather than a tourist. Italian travel packages are perfect vacations for independent travelers as well as special customized small group tours of Italy. Whether you have never traveled Italy or have vacationed in Italy on numerous trips, our Italy travel packages are sure to fit your interests and needs. From famous Italian cities to small, off-the-beaten-path alpine mountain villages, there's no better way to travel Italy than with the expert guidance of Global Philosophy Travel and our affiliated Italy travel experts!


About Lisa Phillips (formerly Cisero) the Owner:

The owner of Global Philosophy Travel, Lisa (pictured in Italy's Dolomiti Mountains) either personally customizes Italy travel packages or hand selects the best agent to customize the itinerary, all from firsthand experience of course! After living in Italy Lisa moved home to the States in order to open the travel agency and share her knowledge, love and enthusiasm for Italy and the Italian people. It is a dream come true for Lisa to travel Italy as often as possible, sometimes escorting small group tours of 10-14 travelers. Lisa introduces the Italy she loves and knows best, from the most famous regions to those yet to be discovered by mass tourism.

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Sample Itineraries: (Remember, the sky is the limit for us! These Italy Travel Packages are is just an idea of what is possible. Cities, number of nights, etc. can all be customized).

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Travel Italy Idea 1: Cinque Terre; Milan/Bergamo; Italian Lakes/Tuscany/Umbria; Rome

Fly into Genoa or Turin and transfer to Portofino on the Cinque Terre
4-Nights Portofino
Train to Milan via Genoa
2-Nights Milan (time to see Leonardo’s Last Supper, explore the magnificent Duomo including the roof, wander and shop, visit the Brera district similar to SoHo, and a day dedicated to the spectacular village of Bergamo outside of Milan.)
Train to one of the following for 5-Nights Lake Como/Lake Maggiore/Venice or Verona/etc. OR train Milan to Florence, sightsee for the day, pick up rental car and drive to either undiscovered Umbria deemed the ‘Green Heart of Italy" or scenic Tuscany for 3-nights.
Return car to Rome, 2-Nights Rome before flying home (I suggest spending at least a night in the city you are flying home from).

Travel Italy Idea 2: Milan/Bergamo; Bolzano/Italian Alps; Venice

Fly into Milan; 2-Nights Milan (sightseeing as above)
Train Milan to Verona; 2-nights in this beautiful town of Romeo and Juliet made famous by Shakespeare. Spend a day wine tasting in the Veneto or discovering Palladian villas.
Train to Bolzano in the Italian Alps; 6-Nights Bolzano (village center or a vineyard location) with opportunities to hike the Alps and Dolmiti mountains as well as discover the beautiful Italian/German town of Bolzano. The Ice Man is available for viewing here and is a very moving experience.
Train Bolzano to Venice; 4-Nights Venice (opportunity to visit Lake Garda, the islands of Burano and Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, etc.)
Fly home from Venice

Travel Italy Idea 3: Amalfi Coast; Island of Ischia; Naples

Fly into Naples
Transfer to the Amalfi Coast; 7-Nights Amalfi Coast, visiting Pompeii, the Greek ruins at Paestum and enjoying one of the best cooking classes in Italy!
Train to Naples; Ferry to the Island of Ischia; 4-Nights (less touristy than Capri and more authentic) enjoy walks on the island and the natural thermal waters at the numerous Italian spas.
Ferry to Naples; 2-Nights Naples with time to visit the beautiful villa of Casarta outside of the city among other points of interest.
Fly home from Naples

Travel Italy Idea 4: Aeolian Islands - Twelve Nights of Italian Bliss

Italy’s Romantic Aeolian Islands – Exotic, off the beaten path islands off the coast of Sicily, perfect for a romantic vacation! Lipari, the largest of the islands is a typical Mediterranean resort community with a bustling waterfront, charming outdoor cafes, spectacular beaches, and fantastic Italian culinary treasures. Panarea, the smallest of the Aeolian Islands is also the prettiest. Known for its whitewashed homes, lush greenery and exotic flowers, secluded coves and beaches for private relaxation. Stromboli, best known for its 100,000 year-old volcano and gorgeous black sand beaches! Travel itineraries are available in a variety of combinations.

Fly into Palermo and transfer to the port for ferry to the island[s] of your choice. 7-nights on one island or may we suggest splitting your time between two?
Ferry back to the Sicilian mainland and pick up car rental.
Drive to exquisite Taormina, Sicily's most enchanted seaside resort town for 4-nights.
Sightseeing may include: Mt. Etna, Agrigento, the countryside, and/or wine tasting.
Drop car off in Catania, 1-night before flying home.

Travel Italy Idea 5: Rome, Florence, Venice With Off-the-Beaten-Path Day Trips

Fly into Rome
4-Nights Rome with opportunity to visit the wine area of Frascati; the beach village of Sperlonga; Orvieto in Umbria among other off-the-beaten-path locations)
Train to Florence; 4-Nights Florence with opportunity to visit the Tuscan Countryside, sample famous Tuscan wines, a fabulous Italian cooking class or enjoy an Italian spa experience.
Train to Venice; 4-Nights Venice with opportunity to visit Verona, Lake Garda, the islands of Burano and Murano in the Venetian Lagoon, etc
Fly home from Venice

Travel Italy Idea 6: Bologna, Parma, Modena, Valpolicella, Soave and Verona

Fly into Bologna
Pick up rental car at airport
3-Nights Bologna with opportunity to visit the undiscovered wine area of Bertinoro
Drive to Modena to visit a traditional balsamic vinegar estate; dinner at a local trattoria
Drive to Parma; 2-nights with opportunity to tour a Parmesan-Reggiano cheese factory
Drive to the small, unknown village of Soave; 2-nights with opportunity to discover the picturesque Valpolicella wine area
Drive to Verona, drop off rental car; enjoy 3-nights with opportunity to visit Lake Garda and Venice
Fly home from Verona

Travel Italy Idea 7: Umbria in-Depth with Orvieto as Your Base

Fly into Rome
Pick up rental car at airport
Drive to Orvieto, one of Umbria's most spectacular hilltop towns; 3-nights in a traditional farmhouse
Explore area vineyards, pottery studios, partake in cooking classes, horseback ride and more!
Drive to Spoleto or Spello for 3-nights in an enchanted Umbrian village
Visit towns such as Todi, Assisi, Perugia, Deruta, Civita di Bagnoregio among others.
Drive to Rome, drop off rental car and spend your last 3-nights exploring Rome, "the Eternal City."
Fly home from Rome

Travel Italy Idea 8: Island of Sardinia

Fly into Naples
Ferry to the island of Sardinia
7-Nights at a beach resort in Costa Smeralda
Breakfast and dinner included in package
Scuba diving lesson
Sailing lesson on a "J24"
Roundtrip transfers
Ferry to Naples
1-Night 5-Star hotel on the waterfront in Naples
Fly home from Naples

Travel Italy Idea 9: Puglia Italy's Heel

Fly into Bari
Transfer or pick up rental car
3-Nights Trani, 3-Nights Alberobello, 3-Nights Ostuni
Half day private guided visit of the famous"Trulli" houses particular to this region of Italy
Wine tasting
Olive oil tasting
Mozzarella and burrata cheese tasting
Plenty of time to relax on some of Italy's most gorgeous, white-sand beaches
1-Night Bari before flying home

Travel Italy Idea 10: Hiking & Biking Tuscany (also available in other regions!)

Fly into Florence
Transfer or pick up rental car
4-Nights Tuscan countryside, 3-Nights Florence
Accommodations in a charming country inn or farmhouse
Half day guided hiking (villages)
Full day guided hiking (countryside)
Full day guided biking tour
Lunch at local restaurant
2 wine tastings
Italian mosaic lesson in Florence
Walking tour of Florence
Fly home from Florence or drive to Rome, 2-nights in Rome before flying home.

Travel Italy Idea 11: Shopping Italy's Outlets

Fly into Milan
Transfer to city center
3-Nights Milan and 4-Nights Florence
Personal shopper/guide in Milan
Half day city tour in Bergamo
First class rail tickets Milan to Florence
Half day excursion to the designer shops in Reggello
Personal shopper/guide in Florence
Half day city tour
Wine tasting or cooking class in Tuscany
Fly home from Florence

Travel Italy Idea 12: Family Friendly Italy

Fly into Rome
Transfer to city center
3-Nights Rome, 3-Nights Florence, 3-Nights Venice
Dinner with an Italian family in Rome
Golf cart ride through Rome and/or traditional Roman carriage ride
Guided Rome city tour
First class rail tickets Rome to Florence
Gelato (ice cream) tasting at an ice cream parlor in Florence
Cooking lesson in Florence and/or mosaic art lesson
Bike riding in Tuscany (please specify activy level)
First class rail tickets Florence to Venice
Water taxi transfer to hotel
Gondola ride or budget/age permitting, learn to row a gondola!
Carnevale mask making lesson
Fly home from Venice

Travel Italy Idea 13: Italy for Wine Lovers

Fly into Florence
Transfer or pick up rental car
6-Nights Chianti area, 2-Nights Florence
5 wine tastings and vineyard visits
Cooking lesson in Tuscany or Florence city center
Tuscany by hot air balloon - a must!
Transfer or return car in Florence
Wine appreciation class in a central Florence wine bar
City tour
Fly home from Florence

Travel Italy Idea 14: Travel Sicily

Fly into Palermo
Transfer to hotel or pick up rental car
2-nights Palermo, 6-nights Taormina
Guided tour of Monreale to see the stunning mosaics
Guided city tour of Palermo including a stop for cannoli
Waterview accommodations in Taormina
Guided tour of Mt. Etna and the famous Sicilian villages surrounding it
Time to relax and enjoy all Taormina has to offer
Additonal day trip recommendations will be provided
Fly home from Catania or Palermo

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Personalize Your Italy Travel Package with the following travel add-ons :

Dinner with an Italian Family in Rome
Exclusive After-Hours Visit of the Sistine Chapel
Panoramic Flight Over Rome
Italy From the Sky Hot Air Ballooning
VIP Personal Shopper
Italian Mosaics Lesson
Carnevale Mask Making Venice
Row a Gondola in Venice
Bicycling Through Tuscany
Italian Truffle Hunting in Umbria
Limoncello Lesson
Privately Guided Treks
A Day at Sea in the Mediterranean
Italian Jewish Heritage Tours
Christian tours of Italy
Italian Spa Visits
Snorkeling Excursions in Cinque Terre
Yacht charters

Miscellaneous Travel Italy Ideas:

Wine Tours
Cooking Tours
Self Drive/Chauffeur Driven Tours
Agriturismo/Farmhouse Holidays
Art/Museum Tours
Castle Tours
Beach Resorts
Geneology Travel
Honeymoon Packages
Adventure: Ski, Hike, Walking Tours, Cycling, Horseback Riding, etc
Holiday Packages
Villa/Apartment Rentals
Small Charming Inns
Centrally Located Historic Hotels
and much more!!

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100's of other Italy Travel Packages available! Contact us to Customize an Italian Vacation:
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Italy Travel is our Specialty! Let us help you discover the Italy you've always hoped for. Our Italy travel packages are customized per traveler. There are no cookie-cutter Italy tours here! Each Italian vacation is unique and custom-crafted to the traveler's likes and dislikes. Our Italy travel experts look forward to assisting you!

Interested in an Italy travel package that features bed and breakfasts? There are many small family owned, historic bed and breakfasts throughout some of Italy's most picturesque regions! Our Italy travel specialists would be happy to customize an affordable Italian travel package just for you.

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