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Experience the Best of Italy

Select from our Special Event Ticket packages for Italy, featuring the Palio in Siena, Venice Carnival, Sicily/Greek Theater and Italian Opera. In addition, our selection of Food & Wine Tours focus on regional menu specialties and the best local wines. Other options include our selection of excursions and Day Tours, plus a collection of Tuscan Villa and Siena Apartment rentals, all exclusively for one destination – Italia!

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Italian Opera

Our Opera programs provide a selection of hotel / ticket packages with performances in Italy’s premier cities for opera: Milan, Verona, Palermo and Parma (Verdi Festival), plus  the Puccini Festival and the greek theater in Taormina.

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Venice Carnival

Our custom packages include your choice of hotels and historical costumes, plus a lunch reception, gondola tour, dinner parties with historical dancing and gala balls in grand palazzo – Join us for the best in Special Event travel!

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Palio di Siena

Join us for THE most exciting horse race in the world!  With our 20 years of experience, no one provides more options. Select from our Siena Hotel or Siena Apartment Ticket Packages or our special 5 night Days of the PALIO TOUR!

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Food & Wine Tours

We present our custom series of Food & Wine tours. Each tour offers the special regions of Italy – Piemonte, Cinque Terre, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Sicily, Puglia and the Veneto – experience each for the Best of Italy Food & Wine.

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In the Spotlight – Venice Carnival

Our custom packages include your choice of hotels, historical costume, as well providing a lunch reception in a private palazzo; followed by a gondola tour and costume parade in San Marco; plus dinner parties with historical dancing and a finale gala ball.

Join us for the best in Special Event travel!

Prime Dates for 2018: Thursday February 8 – Sunday February 11

Customer Comments

Thank you for the most amazing experience EVER! I had such a wonderful time from the moment I arrived in Venice. Everything was so well organized and the information was very useful. The hotel was by far the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff were absolutely lovely. The only bad thing was having to leave, which is why I have told everyone that I am going to do it again… I hope to bring some of my friends with me.”

Rae-Anne W. (AU) – Venice Carnival 2017


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” … We had a truly magical experience. The costumes were fantastic… we were transformed to different persons and we certainly enjoyed all the attention that we got while parading through the streets of Venice. The lunch… gondola ride, Mascheranda Ball – they were all memorable and unforgettable experiences and so well organized.

Maciej C. (AU) – Venice Carnival 2016

… We attended our second CARNEVALE in Venice with Palio Tours. This year friends from Florida and Australia joined us … Our Grand Canal rooms at Ponte Antico, costume fitting and all the events and parties went perfectly. What a great way to experience Venice!.

J. Nichols (USA) – Venice Carnival 2015

… we have come back to Japan safely. We enjoyed the tour very much. The hotel (Locanda Orseolo) and people there were also really nice and friendly!

Makiki O. (JAP) – Venice Carnival 2015

…. Thanks for making everything so easy!! You guys were definitely the right choice!!

Angela M. (USA) – Venice Carnival 2014

…. A special thanks for making Carnival in Venice memorable. The gala costume party at the Palazzo Nano Bernardo definitely the highlight!

Patrizia P. (CA) – Venice Carnival 2013

……one of the best moments of my life… trying to walk to Piazza San Marco to Ca’ Pisani… took us over an hour…… crowds of ten people deep were stopping to take our picture and pose with us…. I felt like it was our movie premiere with all the paparazzi!!

L. Zampini (IT) – Venice Carnival 2012

….. Dear Team Palio – Just a quick note to say thanks so much for all your supportive organization… we had a great time, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Best wishes for future trips and keep us in touch with any future events or offers that you are organizing. Thanks again!.”

J. Lupton (UK) – Venice Carnival 2011