Uncover timeless Italian treasures on iconic pathways

Embark on a journey through Italy's iconic destinations, each offering a glimpse into the country's rich history and legacy. From the romantic canals of Venice to the ancient ruins of Pompeii, these Classic Gems will never cease to amaze and to promise an experience like no other.

Afterhours at St. Mark’s Basilica - Venice

Bypass the crowds in the piazza and enjoy an exclusive visit of St. Mark’s Basilica. When night falls, Venice becomes more magical, mysterious and captivating and the iconic basilica will not disappoint. Enter into the silence of a sacred place that has witnessed the grandeur of Venice for almost a thousand years. Illuminated golden mosaics and precious marbles will transport you to a time of doges and saints. Take your time to fully examine the extraordinary Pala d’Oro, a masterpiece of Byzantine goldsmithing, embellished with hundreds of pearls and precious stones before descending into the Crypt, an ancient and fascinating place, where the body of the city's patron saint was kept for many centuries. Truly a night to remember!

Celebrated Venetian Craftmanship - Venice

Venice is, first and foremost, the homeland of respected and talented artisans. With this exclusive experience, you will have the chance to discover the secrets of their craft. Start with a costume designer’s atelier, learning about this ancient art, admiring significant pieces from its centuries-old collection. Then proceed to a mask atelier, where artisans will teach you all about the most beautiful form of disguise popular during the epic Venice carnivals. Let your creativity run free as you decorate your own mask and give life to your personal vision. Finally, turn up the heat and visit a glass workshop to witness the magical transformation of sand by fire by a Maestro who will unveil the secrets of this centuries-old tradition.

Milan’s most prestigious Rooftop - Milan

This experience grants you a unique access to the Duomo di Milano, a marvel of Gothic architecture and one of most recognized symbols of the city. As you enter the church, your personal guide unveils the stories behind this magnificent cathedral: the stained-glass windows, the intricate sculptures and the impressive nave that seems to rise towards the heavens. The highlight of your tour awaits after ascending a narrow spiral staircase (or a short the elevator ride) to reach the Terrazze. Emerging onto the rooftop, the city of Milan unfolds before you, with iconic landmarks, modern skyscrapers and historic streets forming a mosaic of urban beauty. From this privileged point, admire the intricate spires, delicate flying buttresses and imposing gargoyles that protect the city.

In Leonardo’s Footsteps - Milan

Leonardo Da Vinci: a genius who combined art, creativity, technology and imagination in a single brilliant mind. This private experience weaves together his artistic brilliance of "The Last Supper" with the intellectual wonders of the Science Museum. Your journey begins at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where, with an expert guide, you will explore Leonardo's fragile masterpiece "The Last Supper". Then proceed to the Science Museum, a tribute to both scientific progress and the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, that celebrates his contributions to various fields. Marvel at the ingenuity of his anatomical studies, mechanical devices, and visionary ideas that were ahead of his time. The synergy between art and science becomes evident as you explore the exhibits, drawing connections between Leonardo's artistic and scientific pursuits.

Florence through the Ages - Florence

The Italian Renaissance was centered in Florence, but did you know the city also has a rich medieval history? Accompanied by a talented tutor, delve into this perfectly preserved town where every cobblestone tells a story, and every view is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered. A standout for its wealth and power during the Middle Ages, begin your excursion with a stroll along the Ponte Vecchio which dates back to 1345 and spans the river Arno. Then proceed to the Duomo, Florence's magnificent cathedral with its intricate marble facade and its shades of pink and green that stand out against the azure sky; this pinnacle of Renaissance architecture and Catholic power competes in beauty and charm with another symbol of Florence, Palazzo Vecchio, celebrating the power of political institutions and influential families, the Medici above all.

Enchanting Uffizi Museum - Florence

Contained within the Uffizi Museum is one of the most incredible art collections in the entire world and millions of visitors agree. With exclusively arranged access, you will have the privilege of an uninterrupted connection with the art and an intimate dialogue with the cultural legacy of Florence. Proceed at your own pace led by a knowledgeable art historian who will share valuable insights into masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and countless others. In the Hall of Botticelli, "The Birth of Venus" and "Primavera" come to life as your guide unveils the narratives behind these iconic works. Along the way, leisurely pause at a window overlooking the Arno River, the same view that inspired Leonardo da Vinci, whose mix of rational genius and artistic creativity is well expressed in masterpieces such as the “Annunciazione”.

Chianti Countryside by Vintage Car - Florence

As you step into your meticulously restored vintage Fiat 500 convertible or a stylish Alfa Romeo Spider, get ready to immerse yourself in the Italian “Dolce Vita”. The narrow, winding roads of Chianti countryside beckon, lined with cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. As you drive through the gentle hills, each curve in the road reveals a postcard-worthy panorama, a patchwork of vineyards, medieval villages and ancient castles. The vintage car effortlessly transports you to an era where the journey was as important as the destination. Pause at a family-run winery, where the owners welcome you with warmth and share the secrets of Chianti's world-renowned wines. Savor a delicious farm-to-table lunch based on local products under the shade of olive trees, accompanied by a selection of exquisite wines.

When in Rome. Cook (and eat!) as the Romans do… - Rome

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta” said the filmmaker, Federico Fellini. Put his quote into practice and learn about the magical world of fettuccine and maltagliati, two of the most typical Italian pasta shapes. Starting from two simple ingredients, eggs and flour, you will spend several hours among the alchemy of a perfect dough, the rhythmic roll of the pin, and the artful cut that create delicate maltagliati ("badly cut" squares), and fettuccine, ribbons of golden pasta. Who will be the best pasta maker in the group? Afterwards, sit at the table and savour the fruit of your work! Amidst laughter and fun, this pasta class in Rome becomes a celebration of tradition, flavour and the timeless joy of a shared meal.

Sunrise or Sunset in the Sistine Chapel - Rome

The Sistine Chapel just for you? With Escapade, this is a dream come true. Embark on an unforgettable journey through art and time, with a private, exclusive guided visit to the Sistine Chapel. As the golden sun rises above, or sets on the Eternal City, the Vatican Museum doors swing open to unveil Michelangelo's magnum opus. The visit includes the Pio Clementino Museum, the Upper Galleries, the magnificent Raphael’s rooms…and of course, the imposing and breathtaking Sistine Chapel. With no crowds to distract, immerse yourself in the exquisite details of "The Creation of Adam" and "The Last Judgment", each brushstroke a testament to Michelangelo's divine genius. In this private enclave, end the visit with a breakfast or aperitif in the Museums’ bistro, prepared for your group exclusively.

Roman Holiday Vespa Tour - Rome

Embark on a Vespa tour through the timeless streets of Rome, echoing the enchantment of the movie "Roman Holidays” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. With the warm Italian sun on your shoulders, indulge in a three-hour experience where shiny Vespas, piloted by an experienced driver zips you around the city's most iconic landmarks. As you traverse cobbled streets and bustling piazzas, see the imposing Colosseum up close and personal or marvel at the huge “typewriter” in Piazza Venezia. Your driver will take you wherever you’d like to go! In classic Italian style, take a break and savour a gelato or an espresso with elegant building as your background. This Vespa experience is not merely a tour but a symphony of Roman magic, where history, culture and the thrill of the ride converge.

Pizzaioli Day - Naples & Amalfi Coast

When in Naples… it’s always pizza time! Here is your chance to roll up your sleeves and take a delicious journey into the heart of the Italian culinary traditions. You will be greeted by the strong aroma of the fresh dough, ready to embark on a practical class run by real Pizzaioli Masters. They are ready to reveal the secrets behind the perfect pizza: is it the water? The flour? The wrist’s movements? The course starts with the preparation of the dough: put your strength to the test! Afterwards, it will be time to transform it into a beautiful pizza margherita, one of the symbols of Naples. The Pizzaioli Masters will guide you in the art of spreading the sauce, cutting and positioning the mozzarella and garnishing with fresh basil. Your hard work pays off when you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Custom Pompeii Discovery - Naples & Amalfi Coast

Pompeii offers the unique experience of a true journey back in time. Its history was frozen on August 28, 79 AD, in the ashes of the Vesuvius eruption. The event was so devastating that a large part of the population perished on the spot. However, this tragedy preserved, in remarkable detail, thousands of utensils, tools, weapons, artwork, residences and even food! You can decide whether to explore on a classic guided tour or choose a more creative way: a treasure hunt! Participants will be divided into teams and have to solve several challenges: the hunt consists of 6 games, each based on anecdotes, daily life and events related to Pompeii’s history.

The Unmistakable Amalfi Lemon - Naples & Amalfi Coast

Picture yourself in Amalfi, where vibrant hues of blue stretch across the Tyrrhenian Sea and cliffside villages cling to the rugged coastline. As you meander through narrow streets adorned with bougainvillea, explore the iconic Amalfi Cathedral, a testament to medieval grandeur. If you feel adventurous, ascend to panoramic heights on the winding Path of the Gods. Then it’s time for an exclusive and tasty adventure, far from the classic and crowded tourist itineraries. You will discover, guided by a local expert, a fascinating nature trail that for centuries has given life to lemons you can’t find anywhere but in Amalfi. The selection of seeds, the care for young plants and ancient grafting techniques are just some of the steps that form this wonderful yellow and green journey in a lemon grove. Lemon-influenced cooking classes or tastings can also be arranged.