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The True Spirit of Travel in Italy Starts Here.

We organize luxury travel and unique bespoke experiences all over the Italian peninsula.
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Interactive performance events, romantic castles and villas, dreamy churches, classic vintage cars or luxury sports cars to take you around.
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Sabbaticals with assistance on renting or long stays in luxury villas, castles and palaces for rent or purchase.
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We also organize superb gourmet and wine events and experiences, from truffle hunts and market walks to cooking classes with Italy’s next Netflix’s Chef's Table chefs.
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We have wine writer sommeliers and Michelin chefs that can come to your villa to teach you all about enjoying Italian food and wine culture.
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Whatever your dream is, we can make it happen. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on what matters.

Long stays in Italy

Why not have a long luxurious stay in Italy? We can provide everything you need to enjoy moving to Italy to work remotely or for a sabbatical. From a few week stays to three month Italy tourist visa stays to longer sabbaticals we can provide everything you need so you don’t have to worry about the red tape. From the best Italian apartments, villas, castles, palaces and yachts to full concierge services and access to legal consultation on all legal requirements to stay in Italy as well as air tickets, private jet charter and helicopter charter.

Contact us below for more information.

Tuscan Wellness Retreat

A unique and immersive wellness retreat in Tuscany with an expert healer to guide you through Sensorial Healing and Somatic Awareness in this 2-day workshop.

The Tuscan
Villa

Stay in our luxuriously restored 500 year old Tuscan country house. Set amongst the olive groves and vineyards of Chianti, indulge in the pool or relax by the fireside.

Alumni Tours in Italy

We create extraordinary group tours, experiences and events for grand reunions and get-togethers. 

Vintage Cars

Spectacular events with stunning vintage cars from cute Fiat 500s to Rolls Royce Convertibles.

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Destination Weddings

Dream Destination Weddings and Special Anniversary Events in Italy.  

Unique Proposals & Vow Renewals

What about a Bird on a Wing Proposal? Imagine a beautiful bird of prey flying in with your proposal. Or a sunset dinner renewal on the rampart terraces of a medieval castle with stunning views over the Tuscan landscape?  

Sports Cars

Test drive a Ferrari? Visit the largest private collection of sports cars in the world? The best car museum in the world? No problem. Contact us below. 

Medieval Reenactments

From spectacular events including medieval and renaissance costume-the best famous chefs making incredible feasts and masked balls in stunning palaces and castles. We can do it all.  

Interactive Performances

Having a theatre company background, we make the most spectacular and creative interactive performances in Italy. 

Imagine a beautiful renaissance villa, a private garden, a historian giving a impromptu lesson on renaissance customs.

Then going to your room and finding a stunning renaissance costume in your name and a label of a famous renaissance character, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, with a little playful explanation so that you can play your role.

Imagine being whisked away from your hotel and being taken through the beautiful countryside to a surprise location. 

Imagine the gates opening and being met by renaissance maidens and twenty medieval flag throwers and trumpeters.

Imagine monsters and maidens running through the grounds.

Imagine a famous chef preparing an incredible renaissance feast for you.

Imagine Italy’s best renaissance dance company performing for you.

Imagine a famous opera tenor serenading you.

Imagine spectacular fireworks as a grand finale…

Helicopter & Wine

Contact us for incredible helicopter experiences including visiting famous wine estates and tasting rare wines, visiting Volcanoes, fishing trips and marriage proposals in stunning locations.   

Yacht Cruises

Looking for a day yacht experience or a beautiful week long stay in the stunning mediterranean?  

Sunset Hot Air Balloon

Contact us for special occasions. Imagine making your marriage proposal from a hot air balloon.   Imagine renewing your vows high over the Tuscan countryside. 

Soccer Experience

Meet famous players and sit in the best seats at big matches. We know how to get you access to VIP events. 

Fishing

High end spectacular fishing experiences. We work with world renowned fishing guides to take you to amazing fishing locations in Italy. From quiet tranquil privately owned Tuscan lakes and rivers coastal sites by helicopter.  

Adopt a Vine in Tuscany

Our Adopt a Vine is an amazing team building or anniversary event. 

You get to meet and tour with one of Italy’s most important and ancient noble families-Princes no less. 

You have a plaque placed on a vine in your name in the best vinyard-your own little part of Tuscany. 

You continue your relationship with the noble estate receiving the vintage shipped to you each year as memento of your Adopt a Vine experience.

This is a unique legacy experience no other tour/event  company offers. 

 

 

Adopt an Olive Tree in Tuscany

Adopt an Olive tree is a unique Tuscany experience where you get to have your own plaque in your name on an olive tree in a beautiful Tuscan Villa estate. 

You can continue your relationship with your own little part of Tuscany by having the olive oil shipped to you after each harvest each year. This experience is unique and only available through our company.

It is perfect for family anniversaries, unique wedding favours and unforgettable events and get togethers.

This experience is also great for team building events and incentives. 

 

Gourmet Food & Wine Experiences

Enjoy an extraordinary gourmet event from Renaissance feasts in costume to the next Chef’s Table chef coming to your villa and sharing amazing local ingredients and secrets for awe inspiring dishes. Or a local cook sharing cherished family traditions and techniques for making fabulous pasta and pizza. Or a wonderful local gourmet expert great with all things food. What about a gelato making class your children and all the family will enjoy? Or a kitchen garden or market visit followed by a cooking class.

Or an easy enjoyable WSET first level class in a day setting you on the path to an internationally recognized Wine Masters. Not to mention cellar visits and truffle hunts as well as wild food and herb foraging. Or a visit to a local cheese maker and a tasting of delicious cheeses. Of course we can bring these delicious delights to you and you can do the tastings and classes at your own villa. We can design daily experiences for you to suit your needs and what you would like to celebrate.

 

With us, the possibilities are endless. Find out where your Italy dreams can take you:

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EU's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018. We want to let you know we’ve updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

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We inform you that for the establishment and execution of the contract with you, when you book one of our services our organization comes into possession of some of your data, also acquired verbally, qualified as personal by the European Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).According to the law, this treatment will be based on principles of correctness, lawfulness, transparency and protection of your privacy. According to article 13 of the GDPR 2016/679, therefore, we provide you with the following information: Nature of the data processed:We process your data:• Anagraphic, fiscal and of an economic nature necessary for the performance of contractual relationships with you, whether current or future;• Spontaneously supplied by you for the personalized execution of the current or future contract, bearing in mind that there is no obligation on your part to supply them. The data are processed with your express consent (Article 24 letter a, b, c Privacy Code and Article 6 letter b, and GDPR) accepting - with a click in the box at the end of the completion of the form - the terms and conditions of the service we perform.All data will be used solely and exclusively to fulfill:• Pre-contractual, contractual, post-contractual and tax obligations arising from relationships with you;• To the obligations established by law, regulations, community legislation or an order of the Authority.We are not in possession of your data that can be classified as sensitive, particular or of a judicial nature (articles 9 and 10 of the GDPR). Purpose of the processing and duration:Your data are processed for the entire duration of the relationship contract and also subsequently, for contractual requirements and related fulfillment of legal obligations and taxation, and for effective management of financial and commercial relationships. The Data Controller will process personal data for the time necessary to fulfill the aforementioned purposes and in any case for no more than 10 years from the termination of the relationship for the purposes of service. Methods of processing: The processing will be carried out with both manual and / or computerized tools telematics with organizational and elaboration logistics closely related to the purposes themselves and however in order to guarantee the security, integrity and confidentiality of the data in compliance with the organizational, physical and logical measures provided for by the provisions in force. Obligation or right to provide data:As regards the data that we are obliged to know, in order to fulfill the obligations established by law, their non-conferment by you involves the impossibility of establishing or continuing the relationship, to the extent that such data are necessary for execution of the same. Scope of knowledge of your data: The following categories of subjects may become aware of your data, as managers or processors, appointed by the undersigned company:• Data controller;• Accounting and billing staff;• Those involved in the marketing and execution of services. Communication and dissemination:Your data will not be disseminated to third parties by us for their provision or consultation.Your data may be communicated by us to entities, as far as their respective and specific competence is concerned and in general to any public or private entity with respect to which there is obligation for us (or faculty) recognized by law or secondary or community legislation) or need for communication, as well as to our consultants, within the limits necessary to carry out their duties at our office organization, after our letter of appointment imposing the duty of confidentiality and security. Rights of the interested party: In accordance with Art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/03 of the Articles of the GDPR 679/16: 15 / Right of access, 16 / Right of rectification, 17 / Right to cancellation, 18 / Right to limitation of treatment, 20 / Right to portability, 21 / Opposition right, 22 / Right to oppose the automated decision-making process of GDPR679 / 16. You can exercise your rights by writing to the Data Controller with an email to: [email protected] Withdrawal of consent: With reference to Art. 23 of Legislative Decree 196/03 and Article 6 of GDPR 679/16, you can revoke the consent given at any time. Owner and manager of the treatment: The data controller is PIER CARLO TESTA, Director of the company "The Original & Best Walking Tours" with registered office in Via Sassetti 1 in Florence (Italy). The Data Processor, who can be contacted to exercise  rights and / or for any clarificationsregarding the protection of personal data, can be reached at: [email protected]
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