We are a small company catering to the needs of the discerning traveller who wants the benefits of a tour where all the hard work is done but without the hassle of being lost in a crowd, as with the larger companies.
Italian Indulgence tours are the result of careful planning, allowing us to offer a more personal and tailored small group experience. Our hotels, drivers and guides are not left to chance but are meticulously hand picked so that you will receive the best available. Our guides are knowledgeable and caring and have an academic background in history or art, are adventurers, chefs or wine-makers – but this is not the only reason they work for us – we love to hear the stories and intrigue behind the art, history and culture and they are very good at bringing this to life. Our tours cater for all tastes whether the historian, art, food or wine lover, or just those who want to immerse themselves into another culture.
We know you don’t wish to spend your precious holiday looking out of the window of a big tour bus and would love to engage with the places you visit. Our deluxe mini vans give extra leg-room and allow us to nip in and out of villages and towns the way the Italians do. In fact this really is the only way to see the Tuscan hill towns as buses larger than 8 are not permitted to go into the historic areas.
Our itineraries are carefully planned and well thought out but touring Italy can sometimes offer wonderful surprises. The magic of travelling in such a small group allows us to cater for this spontaneity and it is sometimes these unplanned occurrences that can be the most memorable. The rich tapestry of experiences and the characters you meet along the way will make your tour of Italy something special.
With the benefits of a Tour Director all those niggling little details are taken care of from the best restaurants to the nearest internet office, and more.
Tour Director – Annette Blight
Annette comes from a teaching and Italian background and has spent many years studying and living in different parts of the world including the US, UK (where she undertook similar trips) to more recently, Moscow.
She has organised many trips to Italy, Greece and other parts of Europe, and loves to share her knowledge and obsession of this special part of the world.
Italian Indulgence works with many excellent local guides and drivers in Italy and in Greece.
As mentioned, some are academics, historians, chefs or sommeliers. We only use registered guides in the areas we visit. What does this mean for us? Our guides in Italy must undertake stringent examinations before they are permitted to guide in their local area which is why you will very rarely find a guide who can guide in Rome and then another city.