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Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours

Via Madonna dei Monti 35, 00184 Rome, Italy
+393935469303
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Ranked #122 of 736 activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours provides private, custom designed tours throughout Italy: *Unparalleled customer service from start to... more » Owner description: Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours provides private, custom designed tours throughout Italy: *Unparalleled customer service from start to finish*Art & history tours*Food & wine tours, tasting tours, market tours*Cooking Classes with home and professional chefs all over Italy (featured in the NY Times) *Food Workshops*Art classes such as mosaic, fresco, drawing or painting lessons, artisan tours*Walking Tours*Chauffeured tours and transfers *Experiences with art experts, archeologists and historians to sommeliers and chefs. *Hotel, restaurant, and train reservations We specialize in the best hidden gems of Italy~ Let us open up the Secret Door to Italy for you! « less
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La Quinta, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family recently returned from a 12 day vacation to Italy. We visited Venice, Florence, and Rome taking 2 tours in each city, and booked our hotels, transfers and train tickets with Ally at Italy Hotline. First off our vacation was amazing! Everything went exactly as planned, transfers were smooth and on time, train tickets were convenient, hotels lovely and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was the first time we contacted Italy hotline Tours and they were amazing and very reliable. We got quick and informative responses from Ally and all the pickups and tours organised by her were on time and amazing. We got Daniella at Pisa , she was very friendly and knowledgeable and at Florence we were greeted by Lisa. Lisa... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Last month, for the first time ever, I rented a villa in Tuscany (villa Il Cerretaccio, outstanding!) for our large family of 15 persons, including 5 children as young as 18 months. In setting up the trip, I used Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours to set up side trips to Rome and to Florence. They did an excellent job... More

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Walterboro, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I first used Italy Hotline Tours in 2011, taking the Full Day Ancient City tour (which they happily allowed me to customize to my wants) as well as taking the Ostia Antica tour. Their guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. On this years trip (May 2014) we did the Stroll Like a Roman Tour with Grazia. She is such a... More

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

we just finished the early Roman christianity tour with Ettore. he was incredibly knowledgeable about the sites, archeology, and early christian history in the city of Rome. I would definitely recommend.

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Eric, We were so happy to have you, your wife, children and mom back with us this year! I’m pleased you enjoyed your customized, off the beaten path 8-hour chauffeured and guided “Rome’s Catacombs & the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls” tour, which you took with Ettore as a cruise ship excursion from Civitavecchia. I had fun... More

NYC
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122 reviews 122 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Can't say enough great things about IHL. First discovered them in 2011, how can it be they keep getting better and better? Wonderful, fabulous private tours each and every time. Starting from the planning process, Marcel in NYC goes to great lengths to plan your trip with you, considering every detail and is very patient and pleasant. He also makes... More

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This review is of the travel planning services provided by Italy Hotline. I have been working with Ally for the past 6 months, planning a trip for myself, my wife and our two college aged children. Nearly every aspect of this trip was arranged with the assistance of Italy Hotline and the experience was so easy and enjoyable I was... More

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed, kind review! Planning complex, multi-day and multi-city itineraries is, by far, the best part of my job, and I am very pleased to see that my enthusiasm was contagious! It has been tremendous fun planning all the different activities for you and your wife and children in Venice, Florence, Tuscany and Rome, as... More

Gloucester, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We rentend an apartment in Florence near the St. Abrosius market and wanted a private tour and cooking class. Ally arranged a market tour and cooking class for 5 that took place in our wonderful chef's home near the market. We had a fabulous day enjoying the insiders view of the market and learning to cook a wonderful meal of... More

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Eileen, Thank you very much for leaving us a review here on TripAdvisor! I was particularly happy that you chose to enjoy two of our more off the beaten path activities in Tuscany – a private cooking class in a historic palazzo in Florence, and a full day chauffeured and walking tour of the stunning Cinque Terre (Liguria). Laura,... More

Huntington, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

From the first contact with Ally to plan this trip to the final departure from Venice we loved every minute of our trip. I wanted to plan a special 10 year anniversary trip to Venice and we didnt have a lot of time to spend there-just 4 days. Ally was amazing-she planned our days with tours and tour guides that... More

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

It was my pleasure to work with you on organizing your special Anniversary Trip to Venice this April. It is one of the most romantic, beautiful cities in the world, and we certainly can’t take credit for that! But we are incredibly pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the services we planned there for you! Francesca and Roberta are... More

Glenwood, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I have been to Italy a few times and always used private guides but have never been as pleased as I was with Italy Hotline. I worked with Ally to develop a plan for six of us including two teenagers. She offered a large range of choices for Venice and Florence that was appropriate for our family. Throughout the process... More

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Italy_Hotline_Tours, General Manager at Italy Hotline Custom and Gourmet Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your trip to Venice and Tuscany with us this April! It was my pleasure to both plan your excursions and suggest our favourite local restaurants. I am very, very pleased that you enjoyed your time in Venice with Nadia - the 4h Private Walking Highlights Tour, the 6h... More

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