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Some say a lifetime isn’t enough to discover all of Rome’s hidden wonders. And that’s quite true, Rome is just one city but it can offer over two thousand years of layered history. But Italy is much more. From the stunning artistic beauty of Florence to the unrivaled culinary excellency of Parma, from the architectural marvels of Venice to the enchanting Umbrian hills. Join us in this magical immersion into the Italian world!

The secret to enjoy Italy at its best

Some people think about Italy as a place to visit mandatorily at a certain point in their life. Lucky are those who can spend the gap year there – a long vacation in the Belpaese to discover their inner selves. Even luckier those who can organize their Italian honeymoon, between Verona and the shining Ligurian Riviera.

Being in Italy, even for a short time, is always a special occasion. To discover the scent of freshly brewed specialty espresso, the agile elegance of a Bianchi racing bike, the earthy fragrance of a porcino mushroom you have just discovered behind a gnarled root. The Italian lifestyle is all about enjoying life’s little pleasures and elevating them to an art form.

Intrigued by the idea, but looking for something different?

We’re here to customize any itinerary to fit your needs, tastes, and desires! Because designing extraordinary bespoke travel experiences that fulfill your dreams is what Voyemo is all about.

Our added values

Italy is the place to be for fashion, concerts, exhibits, workshops, and cutting-edge contemporary art events. What about food? Consider that there are a total of about 400,000 restaurants, pizzerias, bars with kitchens and places to eat food in Italy. We will book the best ones for you, whether starred restaurants or typical trattorias.

Getting into the Italian atmosphere is easy for those who are familiar with the place and the people, and have relatives or friends there. Italian hospitality can be superlative, otherwise if you’re looking for privacy, exclusiveness and more intimate experiences, you should organize your stay in Italy with a tailor-made travel agency like Voyemo.

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How do you get the real deal?

With our real-time support and deep knowledge of the Italian peninsula you will enjoy the authentic pleasures of Italy like a connoisseur.

You will not have to worry about crowds, queues, or tourist traps.

No matter what type of visit you have in mind, our travel consultants are here to listen to all your ideas and turn them into a unique, high-quality experience. Voyemo relies on a selected network of local guides and ambassadors who know everything about what is happening throughout the 20 Italian Regions. They are there to fulfill your travel desires.

Our custom Italy tours

Voyemo’s customers are groups and individuals who are looking for quality. They know that the true Italian flavor can’t be found inside cheap and discounted tour packages.

Looking on the internet, you will find plenty on a budget tour. They are pretty standard as their main goal is to let you visit the most in the shortest time. But we at Voyemo know that experiencing Italian culture shouldn’t be about whizzing by monuments and checking cities and landmarks off a list.

Italy is another thing – this country requires a different approach.
It all starts with listening, and every place has got a story to tell.

Our custom tours will take you off the beaten track, far from the chaos and the crowds. You will be able to slow down, take a deep breath, and get a real taste of La Dolce Vita.

Medieval and Renaissance travel paths, luxury shopping and high-tech districts, food and wine exclusive experiences. We are able to organize the most updated private and guided Southern or Northern Italy tours.

No doubt you would be likely to select your options on our tour lists, but you are free to ask for anything else.

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Whatever your Italian dream vacation looks like, we know what to do to make it come true.

Vegan and vegetarian options are more than welcome

We at Voyemo are very attentive to those who prefer a plant-based diet, and we have many possibilities regarding tours for ‘vegans’ and ‘vegetarians’.

Of course this does not only concern food and wine tours, but also shopping, cooking classes and experiences inside factories producing clothes, cosmetics and consumer products.

Let’s start with a private, nighttime tour of the Uffizi Gallery with an art historian. A gourmet picnic for two on a sailboat in the Gulf of Sorrento. A trekking in the Dolomites pink mountains between Trentino and Veneto regions, or discover the hospitality of the people from the Apennines between Tuscany and Emilia. A luxury shopping day with a personal assistant in Forte Dei Marmi or Milan’s most fashionable boutiques. A visit to the finest wineries of the Franciacorta region (Lombardy) with a top-notch sommelier.

These are just a few examples.

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Visiting Italy in 2023: feel the wind in your hair

For centuries artists have been taking the Grand Tour of Italy to get the most of this inspiring peninsula. Apart from art, the beauty spreading from nature and human landscape in Italy is something that can fuel your creativity. And maybe even the Instagram founder Kevin Systrom discovered this energy while studying photography in Florence, before creating his game-changer app.

That’s why for 2023 we’ve set up our Italian tours list with an array of new activities.
Whether you’d like to hike your way to the next charming village in Piedmont or feel the roar of a vintage Ferrari as you zoom along a cypress-lined drive in Bolgheri, Tuscany.

Our options, which are available in any region, include:

  • Walking tours through every region with expert guides
  • Bike tours in the countryside (e-bikes and mountain bikes too)
  • Electric scooter tours
  • Vespa tours along scenic routes
  • Motorcycle tours for longer distances
  • Ferrari tours
  • Lamborghini Tours
  • Boat tours (day trips or longer explorations of both the east and the west coast)

Here at Voyemo, we want you to breathe the pristine mountain air and feel the sea breeze rushing through your hair. No matter how secluded and reserved the destination is, we will get you there in style.

Special workshops and experiences: deep dive into ‘Made in Italy’

For those of you who want to go behind the scenes and learn what Italian craftsmanship and artisanal excellence are about, we have a series of tours and workshops where you will roll up your sleeves and learn from the best. Let’s have a look at some options:

  • Learn the ancient art of Etruscan pottery and cuisine in Perugia
  • Become a professional perfume sniffers in the oldest Case Profumiere in Florence
  • Take a glassblowing course in Venice islands
  • Learn how to prepare sourdough bread in Matera, cooking in the ancient Sassi (stones)
  • Visit and sketch Florence’s Renaissance palaces with your own personal architectural drawing instructor
  • Visit Valle d’Itria organic districts in Puglia and learn how the local Massaie (housewives) knew how to cook plant-based before vegetarians and vegans
  • Go on a mushroom-picking expedition in the luxuriant forests of Piemonte
  • Sample the best food and wine Italy has to offer at the Salone del Gusto Fair in Turin
  • Take a tour of the Bianchi plant, the world’s oldest existing bicycle factory (and pick up a few repair tips on the way!)
  • From lemon grove to sweet liqueur, bring home your own secret limoncello recipe from the Amalfi Coast

Alternative tours of Italy: a touch of the unusual

Are you looking for access to Milan’s most exclusive fashion showrooms? Do you want to get in touch with the oldest fishermen community in Capri island? Your desire is to make a marriage proposal at the end of a cooking class in Naples?

When you visit Italy, so often your attention is captured by must-seen destinations. Then you get there: it’s overcrowded, you just snap a few photos, and move on. You can’t deny the beauty of what you’ve seen, but you just weren’t able to fully savor the experience. This is where Voyemo comes in. We have exclusive channels through which we can book private tours and special visits for you. So that your vacation will be something unique, unusual, and above all, authentic.

That’s why we’ve assembled a series of alternative itineraries and experiences to take you far away from mass-tourism.

Let’s take a peek at some options:

Get lost in the Masone Labyrinth and explore gourmet cuisine

Get Lost in the Labirinto della Masone in Fontanellato, near Parma. Europe’s largest open-air bamboo maze, commissioned by the eccentric luxury book publisher Franco Maria Ricci. Featuring Michelin-starred chef Massimo Spigaroli’s restaurant Bistrot del Labirinto, an opulent art collection, and the late Ricci’s mausoleum.

Tabiano Castle and Spa in the Parma Food Valley

In the countryside of the Parma Province, Tabiano is a Medieval settlement and castle converted into a Relais de Charme. Get a guided visit of the nearby caseifici (cheese factories) to learn how authentic Parmigiano Reggiano is made. And do not miss to taste 60-months, 72-months, 90-months seasoned.

Etruscan Orvieto from farm to table

A wine and local gastronomy itinerary that takes you through the narrow streets of the Slow Cities network. Orvieto is also important for being a Slow Food condotta since 1992. Between rare and genuine snacks, take a spellbinding underground tour of ancient Etruscan dwellings.

Rome street food and urban art insider tour

Have you ever been visiting an exhibition with the author, the artist as a guide? Here in Rome, we can trust a network of street artists, curators, and urban photographers who can bring you to the best neighborhoods: Quadraro, Tor Marancia, San Basilio, and Rebibbia district will surprise you! Take a break from ancient art and get a tour of Rome’s Museum of Urban Art.

Cala Violina: a private cove with quartz sands

Closed to the public for most of the year and only accessible by trekking through the Mediterranean scrub, Cala Violina is one of Tuscany’s most beautiful and pristine beaches. Get exclusive boat access with a romantic picnic for two at sunset.

Noto’s baroque fantasies and Modica’s Aztec chocolate

Ever been to Sicily? Marvel at Noto’s intricate baroque churches and sleep inside ancient nobles palaces, with their custom pale-orange tuff tinge. Then head over to Modica to taste the delicious traditional raw chocolate (which is an imitation of an Aztec recipe!).

Trieste’ specialty coffee workshop

Trieste is one of the Italian cities most influenced by Eastern and Central Europe. Though it is strictly Italian from many points of view. From roasting to brewing, find out how the finest espresso is made (and evaluated) with an intensive 2-day workshop at the Bloom Coffee school in Trieste.

Venice: noble palaces and Carnival exclusive parties

Enjoy a luxury holiday in Venice’s noble palaces. During the carnival, you can take part in special masquerade parties, with their charge of mystery, fun and eroticism.

Discover the hidden canals of Bologna

After Rome, Bologna too wasn’t built in a day. Join our archaeologists and underground cities experts on a hidden network of canals dating back to medieval times. These waterways can only be seen through secret peepholes and windows throughout the city.

These are just some of the options we have in store: the possibilities are limitless, and we’re here to guide you through all the choices.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your specific ideas and preferences. Like a Campo Dei Fiori tailor, we will hand-stitch your dream itinerary to fit you perfectly.

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