Italy with Stefano Food & Culture Tour

‘Loved every moment of the tour – the accommodation, the food, the buses and bus drivers were exceptional and the local guides were brilliant.’

‘Both Stefano and Donata were wonderful hosts; always looking out for everyone and making sure each person was comfortable and happy.’

‘The itinerary covered both areas exceptionally well. The fact that we were taken back to Florence twice to cover different aspects was wonderful.’

‘We have not stopped singing the praises of every aspect of the tour to all and sundry since we returned home.’

“Loved every moment of the tour – the accommodation, the food, the buses and bus drivers were exceptional and the local guides were brilliant”…

What were your favourite highlights of the tour?

‘Great cooking with big Mammas, Stefanos cooking and delicious lunch with Australian wife and Italian husband, too many things to mention.’

‘Sara’s tour of Florence, Ann-Maree’s lunch at home, Mammas..The view from Positano Villa,….actually, just about every event was a highlight for me…the “Last Lunch” was very well done…but then so were all the others…& the dinners & the breakfasts & the coffee breaks..,Amalfi, Artani..EVERYTHING!!…I’m stopping right here!’

‘Both Brian and I especially enjoyed the afternoon we spent with Stefano cooking in the Tuscany villa. We learnt so much and being hands-on with the master was wonderful!’

‘The food!’

‘Thank you so much for everything! It was a fantastic and unforgettable trip. Definitely better and went smoother than we had anticipated. We always reminisce about beautiful Italia and the great job you did planning our honeymoon! You made it so easy planning it via Skype and took care of all the details and really met our needs.’

Tony & Katerina from Los Angeles, USA

‘A big thanks to Emily from Avanti Italy for organizing a simply amazing Italian experience for us. Our trip was planned to perfection and all details were covered, enabling us to travel from Venice, Florence, Rome and the Amalfi coast with no worries and absolute ease. Your knowledge of Italy directed us to see and do things that suited our individual personalities which heightened our experience. Thanks again for the time and effort you put into tailoring the perfect trip for us, we can’t wait to set our eyes on that stunning Amalfi coast again sometime soon!’

Chris and Julia, Mildura, Australia

‘I would like to thank you so much for everything you did to make our trip so beautiful. You made everything so easy and relaxed and the people involved in the experience you organised were so accommodating and made us feel so welcome. It really was a trip of a lifetime and for that Chris and I thank you with all our heart.’

Chris and Lisa, Mildura, Australia

‘Recently my sister and I spent 6 nights on an Amalfi Coast tour that Emily arranged for us. We had a fantastic time from the time we were picked up in Naples to the time we left again. Our accommodation in Amalfi – the Grand Hotel Convento di Amalfi was just beautiful and our day trips (by private car) to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano were great as was our boat trip to Capri. The day at Mama Agata’s cooking class in Ravello was a real treat! Amalfi was a lovely central spot to stay and is a gorgeous little town. The Amalfi Coast is just divine and Emily’s arrangements for us were perfect – nothing was too much trouble – she met us upon our arrival to give us some info and tips and then another day to help us out at the local Post Office to send a couple of parcels back to Australia (so many shopping opportunities in the area!) and then sat down and had a coffee and chat with us. These personal touches and knowing that we could call on her if we needed to certainly made our holiday a breeze. Thanks so much Emily for an unforgettable holiday!’ 

Cindy & Shanlee, Tasmania, Australia

‘We thank you for all the effort you put in to make our holiday so special. You covered every detail making it all so much easier for us. We recommend your services to everyone we mention our holiday to.’

Mary and friends, VIC, Australia

‘Emily I want to thank you for the wonderful trip you organised for my Daughter and I last September. To be able to take my Daughter to Italy was a significant commitment, but I need not have worried as the trip went very smoothly, with cars, drivers, hotels, and tour guides all included in the price,and all being excellent.

We both had a wonderful time together, I even managed to keep up with her, and she joins me in endorsing the ability of yourself and Avanti Italy to deliver on your promise of a holiday to remember!’

Alan Donald, QLD, Australia

‘Emily made my trip one to never forget. Emily has that personal touch which you get a sense of in every thing she does. She catered to all our needs and requirements. It’s almost like she “puts herself in one’s shoes” and just “knows” what your envisioning which she translates from paper to reality. Also, she was “on the ground” at all times during the trip so even when last-minute changes needed to be made, there were done immediately without any haste. Extremely organized and very thorough, I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.’ 

Vishaal Pawani, Dubai, UAE

‘Back in Australia and settled back in to daily life but still dreaming of our wonderful experience in your beautiful homeland Italy Em’s. Everything went according to our tailored itinerary. The trains, personal drivers, boats and the wonderful hotels with their great hospitality. We enjoyed the food, wine and the beautiful scenery. There were so many highlights from Venice to the stunning Amalfi Coastline. Thank you for your hospitality also during our stay in Amalfi Village. It was a treat. A holiday we will never forget and plan to return again. Please keep in touch. Hope to catch up when you are next in Adelaide.’

Wayne and Carol, Adelaide, Australia

‘We want to thank you very much for your wonderful assistance and friendliness whilst we were there.  It was fantastastic to have personal representation and help from someone of your caliber to assist us especially when we were novices to the area.  We have espoused your business to many people who think you have a great idea and would use you if they were thinking of a holiday on the Amalfi Coast.  Please accept our grateful thanks and appreciation of your assistance and pass on our best regards to all in the piazza.’

Wendy and Judi, Adelaide, Australia