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Making Your Italian Dream
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The People behind your journey

Planning a once -in-a-lifetime trip to Italy? Essence of Italy Tour Operator has been delivering tailor made travel experiences to Italy since 2002 : in a cosy headquarter a few steps from Ponte Vecchio in Florence, long time experience travel designers Leonardo Balli, Elisa Pozzoli and Eleonora Bugetti coordinate a small team of young , curious and passionate professionals crafting authentic Italian journeys.

We select intimate lodging, tours with local licensed guides , be-spoke activities and provide assistance on the ground to make sure you do not have to worry about a thing!

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The keyword of your journey

Your trip will be planned and organized by 100% Italians who were not only born and raised in different parts of the country but who still live in Italy now , checking on hotels, restaurants and events 365 days a year and constantly & scrupulously selecting well informed guides and drivers.

Walking around art cities with locals, visiting family-run wineries and eating in authentic restaurants you will truly meet the Essence of Italy.

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Making Your Trip Truly Unique

All Travel experiences are Unique. Forget about group departures or standard itineraries: your journey will be one of a kind. We will listen to your desires and expectations and combine your travel style and needs with our knowledge of the territory and professionalism to make the trip perfect, for you.

Your travel designer will be accompanying you from the very first itinerary draft until the day of your reluctant Good-bye to Italy since we believe there is no true Luxury without personal connections.

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Essence of Italy® Spa
Lungarno Torrigiani 3, 50125 Firenze, Italy
+39 055 2466800
P.IVA 05270480485

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