Bespoke Italy with Gigi

Bespoke Italian Trips

Experience La Dolce Vita like a local. #inclusivetravel #responsibletravel

Chi sono? I’m Gigi, a retired sociologist, historian, traveler, thinker, dreamer. 

Through Bespoke Italy Trips, I provide custom, elegant, boutique experiences in the Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, and Lombardy. Not a “tour group” traveller? Neither am I. Let me show you the places I discovered over the past 10 years of solo Italian travel to historical sites both on and off the beaten path. I’ve done the work. All you have to do is book your plane ticket, pack, and arrive!

I’ve fallen slowly and completely in love with Italy, especially the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. Let me help you experience “il dolce far niente” (the sweetness of doing nothing) in Italy.

Open my heart and you will see, Graved inside of it, “Italy”.

Robert Browning
My past Italy trip vlogs!

How it Works

I work closely with private groups (minimum 3 guests). Contact me via this guest registration form to let me know when you want to travel and which trip idea interests you the most. I will respond and set up a time to zoom and discuss finding a trip in the planning process to join, or begin crafting your own small group journey. The next steps are (in recommended order): 

  • Choose your cities and main activities
  • Choose your dates
  • Put down your deposit, accept Terms & Conditions
  • Receive your custom itinerary from Gigi
  • Pay your balance for the approved itinerary
  • Buy your plane ticket (on your own)
  • Fill out emergency info form
  • Pack, arrive, and have a grand vacation with Gigi guiding you!


Thanks for visiting my site to learn about the custom travel experiences I offer. Upcoming trips are listed below.

June 2023

We will see the red roofs of Bologna, the mosaics of Ravenna, the palazzos of Ferrara, and end the trip with a 2-day soak in the thermal waters of the Colli Euganei. (Trip registration closed – fully booked).

Feb 2024

Doges, Este, & Medici! 9 days touring the splendor and grandeur of Venice, Ferrara, Mantua and Florence. (Trip registration closed – fully booked).

Feb 2025

6 days touring the splendor and grandeur of Venice and 2 days sojourning in thermal waters of the Colli Euganei. Tentative Venice itinerary here.

Mar 2025

8 days touring the splendor of Tuscany (including a tour regarding the first – and Black) Duke of Florence, Alessandro de Medici. Tentative Florence itinerary here.


Let’s cross over and plan an amazing trip together