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Chianti and Calamari; Venice and Vesuvius. Italy awaits! Venture across landscapes that appear today much as they did through da Vinci’s eyes. Gaze upon the artistically flawless form of Michelangelo’s David.

Explore the land of the Renaissance, the conceptual revolution that propelled medieval humanity into the Modern Age and completely redefined the way people perceived the world.

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Thomson Experiences in Italy

Imagine the faint echoes of ancient cheers ringing within the Colosseum, or the words from a bygone papal address drifting from a balcony in the Vatican. Imagine the smell of fresh paint as Michelangelo lay on his back high atop the scaffolding, toiling over The Creation of Adam.
Sample vintages at a private winery in the Tuscan hills; hunt for truffles; accompany local chefs as they peruse their favorite markets; assist them as they prepare a gourmet meal.

Traveling the world with your family is like sharing a box filled with presents. The box is the world itself and the presents are the bonds that form through the experiences we share, and the perspective, patience, understanding, and tolerance we gain from expanding our horizons and seeing how other people live. There is no greater gift.

Favorite Properties

In various destinations around the world, we have highlighted examples of exceptional accommodations that set new standards for aesthetics and responsible tourism. These properties reflect our own company values by emphasizing community involvement and the preservation of cultural heritage, protection of natural resources, and sustainability, both in practice and design. They also combine outstanding comfort and service, natural beauty, and functionality. Where you stay along the way can greatly enhance any journey. Options abound, but these are some of our favorites.




Monteverdi is a collection of exquisitely restored villas and a 12 room boutique hotel in the historic village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro in the heart of southern Tuscany. In order to preserve the authenticity of the village and protect the local culture, every building has been carefully renovated following its original design while adding modern amenities and luxury furnishings to provide overwhelming comfort and elegance.

Mario de’Fiori 37

Mario de’Fiori 37


Situated in Rome’s historic heart, this 17th century townhouse provides canopied beds, original beamed ceilings, and stylish marble and mosaic bathrooms quintessential to this region of Italy. Warm, discreet, authentic, and luxurious this boutique nine bedroom hotel is perfectly located just one block away from the Spanish Steps.

I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.
-Susan Sontag