Weekends with Style

"When life gives you twists and turns, chique yourself up in Italy"

Many unique cities are here to be discovered!
If you have just a week or even a weekend you can contact Your Travel Diary and ask for a tailor made itinerary based on your short time and wishes.


As one of Europe's top shopping destinations, Milan offers stylish boutiques and designer studios selling clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, housewares, and jewelry. Our favorite shopping spots include Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga, Via Sant' Andrea, the Brera district.


Contact us and ask for your Private Personal Shopper who will escort you on an in-depth, personalized tour of Italian designers' private showrooms and Milan's most exquisite boutiques.
We can organize for you a personal shopper for some hours of exclusive shopping... or an image consultant to renew your look... or more, an expert to reorganize your wardrobe... a shopping lover be able to purchase in a short time what you need.

Recommended luxury hotels in Milan: Four Seasons Hotel Milan, Park Hyatt Milan, and Bulgari Hotel Milano.

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Take a private motorboat and cruise on the blue waters of the lake, then enjoy a meal on Isola Comacina, stroll through the landscaped gardens of Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello. Explore Bellagio and Cernobbio, visit Como's Silk Museum and shop for luxurious fabrics.


Special occasions and gala dinners in magnificent Lake Como, popular destination since Roman times, is a top romantic travel destination and a great spot for photography. The lake is surrounded by beautiful villas and resort villages. If you want to admire the beauty of Lake Como, its unspoilt landscapes, its banks filled with luxuriant vegetation, sumptuous villas and small villages of rare beauty where history, art and nature combine harmoniously, the ideal solution is to do it directly from the water. Ask your travel consultant more information.

In Lake Como we recommend staying at Casta Diva resort, Villa D'Este or Villa Serbelloni.

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In Venice our favorite spots include the neighborhoods of Cannaregio, San Marco, San Paulo, Castello, Dorsoduro, the island of Giudecca, the Lido and the great shopping area known as Mercerie.


Private boat tours to the islands of the lagoon - Murano, Burano and Torcello. A Gondola tour along the Grand Canal with a glass of Prosecco in your hand, the Rialto bridge over your head…and a special dinner in an historical palace. See the highlights of this legendary city with your own private guide. Bask in the magnificence of Venice with a marvelous introduction to St Mark's with your own private Venice tour guide. Plus experience the power and the glory, where splendor meets terror at the Doge's Palace.

Recommended luxury Venice hotels include the incomparable Hotel Cipriani on Giudecca Island, Hotel Gritti Palace and Il Palazzo at the Bauer, both on the Grand Canal.


In Florence visit the historical center with the Duomo and its majestic cupola, Giotto's Campanile, the Baptistery with Ghiberti 's bronze doors. Visit amazing museums and art galleries such as the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, the beautiful Opificio delle Pietre Dure


Your private driver and guide will escort you to the hill towns of San Gimignano and Siena, to charming Lucca e the chich resort town of Forte dei Marmi, Pisa with its leaning Tower and the magic of the Chianti Region with its wineries, castles and hill towns such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino. Gala Dinners in historical castles with medieval entertainment, private receptions in elegant villas or historical palaces, private lyrical concerts in churches and cloisters.

In Florence our preferred hotels are the Four Seasons Florence, Hotel Lungarno, Westin Excelsior or Villa San Michele.


Rome is absolutely beautiful with its Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. Your Guide will escort off the beaten path sights. The gorgeous Aventine Hill, the Baths of Caracalla, Pantheon and the Vatican State with the Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.


Visit more hidden masterpieces: the Borghese Gallery(intimate Renaissance and Baroque collection) in the gorgeous Borghese gardens, Capitoline Museums (Roman sculpture, and Renaissance and Baroque art) Galleria Doria Pamphilj (painting collection in a patrician palace that brings the Renaissance lifestyle alive) Scuderie Papali al Quirinale, and Palazzo Barberini. Visit the markets such as Campo dei Fiori- at night it is transformed into a popular spot for Rome's young and beautiful - buzzing with locals loudly haggling over produce.

Recommended luxury hotels in Rome include the elegant, perfectly situated Hotel de Russie, the classic Hotel Hassler on the Spanish Steps, and the intimate Hotel Eden.


The Amalfi Coast are immersed in the romantic atmosphere of this magical stretch of coast, dotted with Moorish-style hillside villages perched on rocky cliffs on the Mediterranean Sea. Lxurious resorts, a traditional boat to cruise to Capri and Ischia, and your driver will escort along the Amalfi Drive to discover little towns set among fragrant lemon, chestnut and olive groves, and enjoy the mouthwatering local cuisine. In Ravello, visit Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo; in chic Positano, enjoy the beach and nightlife and shop for colorful handmade sandals, bikinis and summer clothing; in Sorrento, stroll around cobblestone streets and look for cameos hand-carved from seashells and coral, lace, and skillfully embroidered table linens and Amalfi, with its small square lined with pastry and gelato shops and excellent restaurants.


Music lovers cannot miss a night at Classical Music Festival in Ravello, music and art in the homeland of Caruso with live performances of talented artists. Exclusive visit to a typical farm while preparing yourself Mozzarella cheese; tasting and learning how to make Limoncello, the traditional liqueur of Sorrento's peninsula. Visit Capri, the Faraglioni Rock, the gardens of Augustus and take a ride on the boat to the Blue Grotto or take a tour of the most famous excavated ancient city in the world with our excellent guides and visit the volcano Vesuvius.

Recommended luxury resorts on the Amalfi Coast include Hotel Caruso (Ravello), Il San Pietro di Positano, Le Sirenuse (Positano), Palazzo Sasso (Ravello), Capri Palace Hotel and Spa and the Caesar Augustus.

In Italy, we design special interest tours, including exclusive honeymoon tours, art and architecture tours, food and wine tours of Italy, Jewish tours, and family tours. Also, we are happy to arrange private guides and drivers in more off the beaten track destinations, such as Puglia.

We invite you to contact us by phone, email, or post with your ideas. One of our expert consultants will be at your disposal to take care of your travel logistics (hotel reservations, first class train tickets, airport transfers, restaurant reservations, and wine degustation), or someone seeking an in-depth travel experience by booking half day or full day tours with our expert local guides and drivers, our travel consultants will offer you a special and exclusive tour whenever and wherever you like to be.

Contact us to design your own itinerary!

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