Although I have been home just a few weeks, I still think of the wonderful places we visited - Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, Crete and of course, the amazing scenery and monasteries of Meteora in the north. Greece is a beautiful country with friendly people and delicious food. If you are considering Greece on your 'list' just do it, you won't be disappointed. Thanks again Annette for organising a memorable trip, as usual.
This was Robyn's 3rd trip with Italian Indulgence
Robyn P. Women's Tour to Greece, Melbourne
I have just arrived home from a wonderful intimate tour of gorgeous Italy, with Annette and 8 other lovely ladies. There were so many experiences that were totally unexpected and just seemed to evolve. Exploring beautiful towns away from the crowds and travelling in a small group was perfect. Our tour guides and drivers were warm, friendly and so knowledgable and passionate about Italy. Annette’s attention to detail, flexibility and organisation was remarkable, not to mention her fun and infectious nature. The hotels were perfect and so many restaurants often out of the way and probably somewhere you would never find if doing a solo trip. My husband asked me if it was worth the cost..what can I say other than absolutely!! Thank you Annette…Greece might just be my next adventure..Ciao
Robyn J. Ciao Bella! Women's Tour to Italy, Sydney
“I loved travelling with Annette and Italian Indulgence. Not only a great tour but it was so much fun and was more like travelling with a group of friends than a tour group. Everything was so well organised and Annette’s local knowledge makes all the difference, she knows her guides and drivers, the ideal location for the hotel and which restaurants to eat at. Nothing was rushed with plenty of time to wander, shop or sit in a nice restaurant with a glass of wine and just enjoy being there. It was exactly how I wanted to see Italy.
We had lots of laughs and shared lots of experiences. Loved the cooking class in Positano, the relaxed time in Tuscany and lunch at the winery. Because of the itinerary we were also able to enjoy those unexpected local surprises you hope for when you travel like the wine festival in Greve, the locals celebrating the Festival of St Fausto in Castellina or an Opera performance in the local church.
How would I rate it – 11 out of 10 and would love to travel again with Annette.”
Sandra D. Ciao Bella! Women's Tour to Italy, Melbourne
My two sisters and I participated in the Ciao Bella Women’s Tour to Italy in 2013. It was a wonderful tour, full of happy memories, so when I decided to return to Italy with family and friends in April/May this year I had no hesitation in asking Annette to plan a custom itinerary for me.
We were a group of five and our 14-day itinerary took us across the north of Italy from Milan to Venice with stops in Stresa and Verona, then south to Bologna and on to Cortona in southern Tuscany. For the most part we travelled between cities in very comfortable chauffeured minivans but completed the southern part of our sojourn by train, another great travelling experience.
Every aspect of our tour was meticulously planned by Annette. At each of our stops, our hotel was centrally located, and we had the services of an expert guide who really enhanced our holiday experience. Each guide took us to places we would never have found on our own, passed on their expert knowledge, and informed us of the best local cafes and restaurants to dine in. They were friendly, helpful and very inciteful. Our drivers, too, were excellent – always punctual, helpful, informative and safe.
Thank you, Annette, for another truly professional and wonderful trip.
Noela. C., Canberra. A Customised Tour to Italy
I did a lot of research before contacting Annette from Italian indulgence about the Ciao Bella 2017 tour to Italy. The things that caught my attention - small group, staying at places more than 1 night and some fantastic sounding side tours. Actually being on the tour exceeded everything I have ever experienced in my 50 ++ years. It was really living the dream - great company, awesome food and awesome tour leader Annette, who went out of her way to cater to our personal needs and interests. If you are thinking about doing it just make it happen
Dianne F Ciao Bella Tour for Women, New Zealand
Have just returned from a trip with Italian Indulgence to Italy. Cannot recommend it highly enough. A wonderful small group tour so well planned and a pleasure to tour with.
Yvonne F , Sydney Ciao Bella Tour for Women
A wonderful husband, kids, grandkids, career, elderly parents...I had never done a holiday on my own before this but to find this tour, I was blessed. Professional, not just friendly but genuinely kind. Things that stand out (1) the women - we laughed, shared, cried and connected on a deep level with people I never knew until that first day and feel I am now very much connected to (2) we had fun but also learnt so much about Italy and didn't just see the touristy things but things that truly touched me. We laughed and helped each other and explored together. I know I definitely want to do another trip with Annette. Thank you Annette and I'm so thankful for our beautiful group of ladies. Belly laughed everyday. This trip was amazing.
Kerryn K, Perth
“Totally loved our trip to Greece, especially Mykonos and Santorini. A beautiful day sailing on the Caldera, swimming in the Mediterranean , BBQ lunch on the yacht with Champagne. A visit to the Sunset Bar in Mykonos was so stunning, to sip a glass of something sparkly and watch the magnificent sunset listening to the soulful singing”
Cheryl. H , Sydney
We recently had Annette put together a private tour of Italy for my husband and myself. Everything went smoothly so if you don't want the headache of planning your Italian holiday, Annette is the person to do it for you. She has a lot of contacts and knows the best places to stay and eat. Annette answered all our questions promptly and patiently, no matter how trivial the questions were. She suggested things to do on our leisure days and gave us a lot of useful tips. Thank you Annette for making our Italian holiday such a memorable one.
Jillian & Rifai R., NSW
'Spain has been top of my bucket list and didn't disappoint. Annette's Women's Tour was well organised, from Barcelona to Madrid, Granada, Ronda, Sevilla and lots of interesting places in between. I loved it all. Each place was quite different with many special experiences shared with a great group of ladies who quickly became friends.
I highly recommend Annette's tours which I consider to be the most professional and personal I have experienced.
This was my 3rd tour with Annette and will not be my last'.

Thanks once again Annette for another great tour.
Lynn. K Hola! A Women's Tour to Spain, Auckland NZ
Spain was all I could have wished for and more. Annette planned and researched an amazing tour visiting so many wonderful places and sites, the Alhambra in Granada and the cathedral at Córdoba to name a few. All this with delicious food and wines in the company of likeminded new friends. What more can a girl wish for.
(This was Anne's 2nd tour with Italian Indulgence - she has booked her 3rd!)
Anne M Hola! A Women's Tour to Spain, Perth
What an amazing experience! Loved, loved, loved Spain! Annette made it all so seamless only due to her behind the scenes professionalism and thoroughness. Tours of Gaudi's exquisite architecture, cooking school in Barcelona, the Alhambra in Granada, beautiful Madrid, historic Ronda with its breathtaking views, Seville's countless cafes, walking tours, flamenco, dinners, wine, fantastic new friends - a truly perfect trip. Highly recommended!
Ros H Hola! A Women's Tour to Spain, Melbourne
Spain and Annette met all my expectations - from Gaudi in Barcelona, The Alhambra in Granada and the beautiful Andalucian Horses, not forgetting the wonderful food, wine and the new friends that I made. This was my third tour with Annette and will not be my last - thank you.

(This was Cheryl's 3rd Tour with Italian Indulgence, next year it will be 4)
Cheryl E Hola! A Women's Tour to Spain, Sydney
A note to thank you for arranging our memorable personalized trip to Italy. Your hotel selection was great as they were all very well located , a perfect example being the hotel in Rome being only a couple of hundred metres from the Pantheon! All the guides were English speaking, prompt, friendly and professional.... the restaurant recommendations were very helpful as it meant being able to eat "off the tourist strip" at places we would not have found ourselves. All this along with "little tips" made for an enjoyable trouble free experience.
Annette I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone wishing to have a more intimate and personalized experience of Italy. We benefited from your depth of experience and obvious love of Italy....Bellissimo

Mark. R Customised Tour to Italy for 2, Brisbane
What an amazing Italian Indulgence holiday.
Everything was perfectly planned, from the witty, knowledgeable local guides and drivers to the memorable dining experiences that really gave us the chance to enjoy Italian cuisine from all regions.
Annette's knowledge, humour and passion for Italy certainly made this a trip one I will never forget, nor will I forget the fabulous ladies I met, what fun we all had, eating, shopping, sightseeing, eating, shopping....
Thank you Annette.
Lynne. L. Ciao Bella Tour to Italy, Perth
We had a great time on the Ciao Bella tour it was a wonderful mix of culture, sights and free time to shop! Italy certainly has it all. The girls in the group all got on so well and Michela our guide was wonderful
K Andersen. Ciao Bella Tour to Italy, Perth
I also had a great time in Greece and wish I was looking forward to it instead of remembering it.
Bev G, South Australia - Women's Greek Indulgence Tour
It was such a lovely holiday, great company, meticulously organized , a comfortable mix of tour and leisure time, beautiful location and selection of tour stops...I have recalled my holiday to lots of people and some can hardly believe the great fortune I had in meeting lovely people to travel with and how well we all got along and as well, having a great tour leader (Annette) to travel with for the duration. Apparently it's quite rare!!!
Thank you for the recipes. I am going to try the bougasta soon... Will let you know how it turns out.
Thank you all once again for sharing your company , your lives and laughs.
Janice. M , Sydney - Women's Tour to Greece
Firstly I can't say enough how much I enjoyed that trip. It was fantastic, we laughed a lot, shopped a lot and had a fantastic time as we all got along so well. Michela is a dear soul and looked after us like a mother hen. I will never forget her.
Ann M, Sydney - Ciao Bella Tour to Italy
Ciao Annette,
The tour was EVERTHING I had hoped, and I will recommend it highly to everyone.
Michela is such a gem, so thoughtful and caring and so passionate about her wonderful country.
The hotels were fabulous and restaurants also.
And to be cared for so thoroughly, this tour was without a doubt value for money.
I loved Italy.
Rhonda B. , New South Wales - Ciao Bella Tour to Italy
I thoroughly enjoyed myself on the tour. It was more than I ever expected. I tell my friends and family that each day was better than the last. I am so glad I signed up with your tour group.
Tina N, Texas US - Ciao Bella Tour to Italy
All the activities were really enjoyable and I think that it was also very good that you ensured that the really famous and important sights were part of the tour and that we were escorted by really professional and knowledgeable local guides.

Your choice of restaurants was also spot on - I loved the rustic and authentic venues that you took us to - with the hams hanging down of the ceiling and an abundance of food and wine.
Loved the cooking class and have already experimented with some of the things we learnt since I go home. I had a little luncheon with family and friends and it was Italian based - they love the aniti pasto etc
Sandra O, Sydney - Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy
I really can't say enough how much I enjoyed the tour, your choice of Hotels was, for me, excellent.

The whole experience was for me just wonderful, the hotels you chose were so conveniently located and comfortable, the tour guides were wonderful ( I know 2 wonderfuls in the same sentence) Angelo was fabulous. After The Vatican I think the tour just kept getting better and better,I loved Radda in Chianti, Florence, could have spent an extra day there, and then Venice, such an amazing place, such a fabulous tour without any hiccups and wonderful ladies to share it with. A fabulous way for ladies to see Italy with a great bunch of new friends and super tour leader.

I hope I have the opportunity to do the Greek tour next year, can't imagine a better way to go.
Coralie. H , Sydney - Ciao Bella Women's Tour to italy
Thank you for such an amazing tour. If I never get to do another tour I will always remember this one & the memories will last a lifetime.
Firstly, thank you for a wonderful trip. I really enjoyed the companionship of the fellow travellers & it was so easy to just enjoy everything knowing it had been so wonderfully organised. The organised pickup from Rome airport & the dropoff at Florence made travelling by myself such an easy experience which I would recommend to other women . The highlight that I tell everyone about was the boat trip to Isle of Capri & swimming in the beautiful clear blue waters of the Mediterranean .
Glenis. M, NZ - Ciao Bella Women's Tour
Well I have returned to Sydney after my amazing holiday in Italy. My first tour with Michela was so much fun and I have made several new friends and we have all been in touch almost daily!!
Michela was a great guide, very patient and always ready to answer and help in all ways.
The hotels were all very good, and the staff at Positano were the friendliest of all. I loved being in the little village in Castellini in Chianti, we all did. I will certainly recommend this tour to all my friends. I am waiting to hear of a woman's tour to Milan?? Ciao
Maxene P, Sydney Australia - Ciao Bella Women's Tour
....the highlights for me, well the lot really, but what stands out are three things in particular. Firstly, our dinner at Patrick's home in Mykonos with Antonis who was so very switched on and a great guy with it. The food was so delicious and the ambiance was so special.
Secondly the yacht sailing and swimming in the beautiful clear waters of the Mediterranean, that was pretty special and for me very relaxing. The food was wonderful and our group just got on so well.
Thirdly was the cooking occasion with Koula-really enjoyed her down to earth, relaxed fun way of dealing with the group and the location was incredible.
All the guides were excellent Nick, Antonis and Alki, and Di in Athens made the food tour so very interesting and enjoyable.
I also marvelled at the historical sites, they were amazing. There really is so much I could go on about and you make it very difficult to improve upon the tours as you are so very good at it.
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Jenny G , Brisbane - Greek Indulgence Tour
First of all let me congratulate you on a fantastic tour – I was very happy with everything!

The local guides were very helpful and knowledgeable and I would particularly complement Angelo for his happy personality and manners &  knowledge . The meals that were arranged by Italian Indulgence were all fabulous and it was always a new surprise to see where we would end up for the night. I loved the cellar in Rome and the atmospheric “Latino “ in Florence.

Michela – what can I say – I think she is a fabulous guide and obviously passionate about her country , art and culture. She was also always focussed on the best outcome for us and we really appreciated this.
In short I would not hesitate to recommend these tours to anyone wanting the small group experience.
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Lyndal R, Melbourne - Rome Amalfi Tuscany Tour
Have returned to the office today and Italy is still with us ... thank you for all the care and attention you put in to our itinerary! We had a fabulous holiday and everything went very smoothly.

We enjoyed all the hotels and found being in the city centre so convenient. All our guides were great and we had the right mix of tour time and leisure time.

We will be very pleased to recommend your services and company to any of our friends and colleagues so thank you once again!
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Genieve M , Melbourne - A customised tour of Italy
I have been meaning to write to you to thank you for such a wonderful tour. I chose this tour because of the itinerary and because it was a small group. Having such a wonderful guide as Michela was a bonus.

 All of the hotels were fantastic. I loved that they were all in the centre of town with major attractions just at the doorstep. They were all good quality rooms and breakfasts.

I thought the itinerary was perfect and liked staying in one spot for 3-5 days and using that as a base to sightsee. It’s much less disruptive than going to a new hotel every second day.

The dinner experiences were wonderful too. Michela went to great lengths to find us interesting, out of the way restaurants that would provide us with a unique experience that was typical of the region. I know everyone appreciated this generous gesture.

Michela was a wonderful guide. Not only was she very knowledgeable and professional she was just such a lovely, caring person and became more than a guide but a friend to us all. We all really appreciated everything she did to take care of us and really enjoyed her company and the knowledge of local sights that  she shared with us.

It was great that it was such a small group of really nice people who got on well together too.
The itinerary suited me very well in terms of organised time and free time.
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Linda L , Melbourne - Rome Amalfi Tuscany Tour
My husband and I recently took the Rome to Amalfi Coast Tour (part of the Rome, Amalfi Tuscany Tour).

We chose not to complete the entire tour because we wanted to stay in Capri 4 days and then return to Rome since my husband had to return home to NY for business. Italian Indulgence understood that at the beginning and changed the standard itinerary for us. How wonderful!

The part of the trip that we did do was fabulous! The hotels were perfectly situated and breakfast buffets terrific. Our guide Michela from Naples was wonderful. She spoke English very well and was knowledgeable about all we saw.

The food in the restaurants was plentiful and delicious and the wine flowed. It was a great combination of being with the group and being on our own. Exactly the way we want to travel. We certainly would do another tour again.

Thank you Annette from Italian Indulgence for putting together a wonderful tour for us.
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Camille G , New York - Rome Amalfi Tuscany Tour
A wonderful holiday! Have enjoyed Italy so much more this time around.
Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy.
Leonie W, Toowoomba
Thank you for making my first solo holiday so much fun and carefree! I will hold such fond memories of you and all the wonderful ladies of the Ciao Bella Tour.
Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy
Leanne R, Brisbane - Ciao Bella Women's Tour
I would not change one thing of this fantastic experience. It has given me memories I will treasure for the rest of my life. Many, many thanks.
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Fiona W, Perth
My first solo trip and I was a little nervous but from the arrival in Rome and being picked up by a friendly driver my Italian trip was more than I ever expected. The Ciao Bella Tour has the best guides and drivers and is very professionally organized but not over organized. Everywhere we went was fantastic as well as the company, food wine and even the weather,I thoroughly recommend  the Italian Indulgence.
Ann P, Brisbane - Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy
Having just completed the Ciao Bella  women's tour of Italy, I can honestly say it was my dream holiday.  

My husband doesn't like travelling so my sister and I joined a fantastic group of 9 other ladies and led by the gorgeous Annette, we had an amazing time.  It's hard to pick a favourite destination as every city/region were equally beautiful.  

Our hotels, food and wine were excellent.  Our guides were all exceptional- knowledgable and passionate about their wonderful country.  Being a small group there was flexibility in our itinerary and Annette was a great organiser.  

I would recommend this tour very highly and am already saving up to join another of Annette's tours!
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Angela B , Queensland - Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy
"To all the single ladies out there - Ciao Bella is the tour for you! I had the most amazing time of my life and did not want it to end. It was such a unique opportunity to be able to travel with other amazing women and to do all of the things that women love to do!
Annette is an absolute delight and is a fountain of knowledge on all things Italiano.This tour gives you a very personal experience of Italy and I loved every moment- the food, the culture, our private boat in Positano, shopping with the girls, spritz at sunset and most of all loads of fun and laughter and memories that will last forever.
Cried when I had to leave".
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Kathy. C, Sydney - Ciao Bella Women's Tour
Upon arrival in Rome, we were met by Adriano.  We cannot say enough about how much fun we had with him.  He was so friendly, extremely entertaining and provided us with so much information about the sites and Italian culture.  He immediately made us feel comfortable and had us laughing the entire time. 
A Customised Tour of Rome and Amalfi
Robin. L, US
Everything about the trip was truly enjoyable. Travelling under Annette’s outstanding guidance meant that the entire Italian experience was relaxing as well as superbly organised; tours, meals, transport, accommodation, with plenty of free time built into our schedule to branch out on our own and explore the sites if we wished. The tour guides in Rome, Pompeii and Florence were wonderful and provided that extra knowledge of historic sites that made each of the tours more interesting. The stay in Positano on the Amalfi Coast was a special treat as the trip into the town is fantastic and the views are breathtaking.
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Beryl M., Melbourne - Ciao Bella Women's trip to Italy
Travelling with our wonderful Tour Director on the Italian Indulgence tour is like travelling with your best friend! But a friend who is not only fun, thoughtful and organised but someone who makes sure that you have a good time. My husband and I are in our late 40’s and whilst we had travelled overseas before we had not used a tour before. My husband in particular was hesitant that he would be ‘over’ organised and was worried about the group. Well we loved it and there were no worries!

The balance of seeing the major sites of each city and giving you lots of personal time to do your own thing was what we both loved. Our group was fantastic with a range of ages and we all got on so well. Thanks Annette for making our holiday to Italy memorable!
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Cath and Russ , Canberra
Italy was an exciting,memorable adventure with all the extras of beautiful hotels, fabulous positions, superb meals and lots of laughs with Annette and the expertise of our guides especially Angelo.
My fondest memories will remain with a little Tuscan village in Chianti immersed in history called Castellina. The beauty of the countryside,the serenity it bestowed was surpisingly more
than I could have ever imagined and welcomed. Our group was fantastic fun, truly a girls' dream, shopping galore, great hotels, wonderful characters and of course superb Italian meals.I know it may sound cliche but this was amazing, thanks to Annette's knowledge and experience of Bella Italy.''
Louise. M. , Melbourne
Many, many, thanks to you for planning a fabulous trip for us.  I have used several travel agents to help with family trips that I have taken to France and Spain.  I feel that the work you did in planning our trip was exceptional.

We had such a wonderful experience.  Every bit of information and every arrangement you  made was PERFECT.
'A Customised Tour for a 50th celebration'
Maureen B. Albuquerque, US
My first solo trip and my first trip to Europe, so I was way out of my comfort zone when I went on the recent Ciao Bella Women’s Tour.
It was absolutely perfect. A dream on my vision board come true.
Annette had organized everything- great tours and expert guides, comfortable hotels in the best locations, amazing restaurants and wines, breathtaking views, gelato crawls. There were many “wow” factor moments. The two things that were out of Annette’s control, the weather and the dynamics of the group, were perfect too. Hence the name “The Golden Group”.
Our small group of “girls” clicked immediately and we spent many hours laughing, wining, dining and getting lost “exploring” the beautiful Italian cities.
Thanks Annette and all the “girls” for making my first trip to Europe so unforgettable.
Just one question for Annette- Where are we going next? I have got the travel bug.
Italy was just so beautiful. I can’t believe I have finally been there.
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Sue. L , Queensland
Best of the best!
How many best experiences can a girl have?? At least two a day if you’re on a trip with Annette in Tuscany and the Amalfi coast.
We had the best aperitivos, the best meals, the best wine, the best guide, the best driver, the best gelato, the best picnic, the best accommodation .... the list goes on and on. I couldn’t believe that one day’s top experiences could be matched the next day.
The two week trip was a mix of culture (excellent guides in the Uffizzi, Sienna, Pompeii), fine dining, fine wining, shopping, walking if desired, swimming in the Tyrrhenian sea if desired, a boat trip to Capri .... I felt I’d died and woken in a book or a movie. It was an absolute delight from start to finish. And so wonderful to have everything taken care of - the only decisions that had to be made were - what to choose on the menu! All the hassles of transport, selecting restaurants, working out tips etc were taken away and ably dealt with by Annette.
I can’t speak highly enough of the whole experience.
Baci a tutti!
Jenny, Sydney - Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy
I thoroughly enjoyed my Italian Indulgence tour and that’s exactly what it was.. an Italian indulgence. We stayed at lovely hotels, the food was the best I have ever eaten and we went from one beautiful location to another. Annette was a fantastic, dynamic leader. She always had heaps of ideas and somehow was able to accommodate everyone’s desires. It was great fun going with a group of women. I haven’t laughed so much in years. It was such an easy way to travel with every detail organized and teaching us the Italian way of doing things. The guides were always so knowledgeable which meant not only did we have fun but we learnt lots about the history and culture too. The only negative I can think of is that I’ve put on a couple of kilos so no more dolce for me!
Joanna, Brisbane
Thank you for a memorable eleven days in Italy. Your Italian Indulgence Tour was a dream come true for me. I so enjoyed the informative tours, dinners and your expert advice..... You were always prepared with umbrellas, sweaters and extra sunscreen. I always felt safe every step of the journey
Sandy, Canada
Thanks again for a marvelous trip this year, we are still dreaming about Italy and want to go back again soon. It was just so special and as you know we really didn’t want the worry of driving and trying to tackle the roads, and the Italian drivers. With our sister and brother in law we were nervous of how we would fit into another group but it worked brilliantly. We felt completely relaxed and safe every step of the way and this was all due to your wonderful planning. The guides were so informative and we feel as though we learned so much but it was not over the top. The little restaurant in Siena for lunch was one of the highlights for me with that great view and the wonderful food. I have told my friends what a great tour it was in fact, it is the tour you have when you are traveling with friends, not strangers. Thank you so much.
Jeannie W, Bath, UK
Of course we loved the cooking course, the farm tour and the winery at the castle. These are things you would not normally be aware of and were just a very memorable part. The tour guides were all very good, especially Paola, who was exceptional. We were kept busy but had adequate time to explore on our own. ...Mike and I had never been to Europe and we can’t imagine anything better that the one you planned for us. We really had a wonderful time and would do it all again.
Mike and Linda, Albuquerque, US
This is a tour of a lifetime. The group size makes the tour very personal. Every detail is taken care of for you so all you have to do is enjoy - and believe me you will!
Joanne C, North Carolina
Have to say all of the above made us appreciate your tour even more - having a driver to deal with parking and traffic, guides and all their knowledge and you to co-ordinate everything. We really did enjoy your tour AND your company and thank you once again for making it one of our highlights!
Geoff and Lesley, Sydney
What a fabulous holiday. It was such a pleasant change from the other tours we had done in the past. Having such a small group really allowed us to experience things in a more personal way and it was great knowing that nothing was ’set in concrete’ and we still had time to wander and discover on our own. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Thank you so much. I will definitely tell others.
Sharon and Dan, Adelaide
Just wanted to let you know that the trip you organised for us went wonderfully well. Having your knowledge to choose the right hotels for the family and our own personal itinerary was terrific. We would never have found that fantastic ’agriturismo’ farm without your help - the children had a ball and the farming family were so welcoming. You were right, driving around was not as scary as we thought. Thanks again.
Julie F., London
Tuscany a fantastic experience. The area is steeped with charm, history, delectible scenery, cuisine and culinary delights. Thank you Annette for organising such a wonderful adventure, all that was required was for us to relax and enjoy what was on offer.
Helen and Trevor, South Australia
Our week in Tuscany was an experience of a lifetime. The beautiful countryside and people certainly make it a fantastic destination. We found that we still had plenty of time to relax, even though our days were very busy and informative. Thanks so much for organising such a memorable holiday.
Alan and Carmel, Melbourne
It was such a great experience travelling to Italy with your company. Everything was organised down to the last detail. The food was truly wonderful and I am still reminiscing about the fantastic characters we met.
Libby, Brisbane
I was lucky enough to attend the Ciao Bella tour of Italy in 2010 - I say lucky, as it truly was an Italian Indulgence from beginning to end, and has inspired a love of Italy which will continue for many more trips to come. From the initial enquiries through to the follow up after the trip, Annette was welcoming and allayed my concerns about travelling alone, and sure enough from the very first day in Italy, the small group was like an extended family. The guides were all incredibly knowledgeable and so friendly and the drivers and cars were all safe and stylish with an air of confidence only found in Italy. From the gelato shops everywhere to the cooking class in Florence, the shopping, the winery in Tuscany to the great dining in Positano, Annette knew the best spots to be, and absolutely nothing was too much trouble, making sure all of our needs were attended to in a very quiet and unassuming way to ensure we all got the most out of every single day. I am not sure there is an easier or more enjoyable way to see Italy for the first time.
Andria, Melbourne
Just thought I would express thanks for your input into our holiday, your ideas and knowledge on everything Tuscan made our holiday that much more enjoyable. Looking back on our tour of the Tuscan countryside was an adventure I will always think of fondly. Visiting the villages and wineries during the wine festival season whilst tasting local cuisine and fabulous wines I am now hooked on everything Italian.

From our cooking course in Siena (which none of the males were initially keen on, but soon became completely immersed in - one male commented it was one of his highlights of Siena) to shopping in the trendy Siena boutiques with beautiful Italian shirts, ties, leather goods to the small villages scattered amongst the countryside and lunching with the locals - I really cannot pinpoint which I enjoyed most.

The villa you chose to accommodate our party was everything and more I had hoped for. It was lovely to wake up each morning and view the countryside and feel part of the local surrounds, which was something we would not have experience if not for your expertise. Once again many thanks on an extraordinary holiday.
Vicki, South Australia



Spain was all I could have wished for and more.

Anne M Hola! A Women's Tour to Spain, Perth

It was such a lovely holiday, great company and meticulously organised.

Janice. M , Sydney - Women's Tour to Greece

Michela was a great guide, very patient and always ready to answer and help in all ways.

Maxene P, Sydney Australia - Ciao Bella Women's Tour

We had a great time on our Ciao Bella Tour.

K Andersen. Ciao Bella Tour to Italy, Perth

Thank you for such an amazing tour. If I never get to do another tour I will always remember this one & the memories will last a lifetime.

Glenis. M, NZ - Ciao Bella Women's Tour

Each place was quite different with many special experiences shared with a great group of ladies who quickly because friends.

Lynn. K Hola! A Women's Tour to Spain, Auckland NZ

You were always prepared with umbrellas, sweaters and extra sunscreen.

Sandy, Canada

I couldn’t believe that one day’s top experiences could be matched the next day.

Jenny, Sydney - Ciao Bella Women's Tour to Italy

Every detail is taken care of for you so all you have to do is enjoy - and believe me you will!

Joanne C, North Carolina

We would never have found that fantastic ’agriturismo’ farm without your help

Julie F., London

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From the Vatican and ancient Rome to the stunning hills of Tuscany, this tour is wonderful.

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