Italy with Pleasure - small group tours of Italy
ITALY WITH PLEASURE is a specialist provider of small group tours to Italy. We are a New Zealand based company, but our heart is in Italy where we now live. I am Italian (from Puglia), and along with my New Zealand husband, we would like to take you “with pleasure” to some of our favourite destinations and unveil to you some of Italy's best kept gems.
At Italy with Pleasure we enjoy every moment of taking our guests to the places that we know well and love. We've travelled extensively throughout Italy, and the itineraries that we've put together allow you to maximise your experience of the best that Italy has to offer. Our tours visit all the sights, but with a relaxed pace. Being in small groups allows for a more personal touch and enables you to see the things that others miss. Many of our clients say they are not ‘tour people’, but have loved their time with us on our tours.
I am from Puglia and I have spent the last 15 years in the travel industry. I am a food lover and I like sharing with my guests my first hand knowledge of the local culture, people, food, habits and traditions. My family has passed on to me the Puglia way of living and I proudly preserve these precious values – making our wine, extra virgin olive oil and growing much of our food.
I first came to Italy about 15 years ago while working as a winemaker. With a passion for the gastronomy and the history of Italy, leading tours around regional areas allows me to share the best of Italy. Having lived in Sicily, Puglia, Rome and Milan, I have a good understanding of Italy and Italian culture from the north to the south. And I even have an Italian wife – Antonella!
Here at Italy With Pleasure we're passionate about Italy! We are a specialised company taking small group tours to special places... and we'd love to share them with you!
We live in Italy, which makes a real difference in arranging genuine experiences in contact with local people. This is what memories are made of.
We take you to the places that we like visiting ourselves and that we have carefully selected in person.
Our small group tours offer a more personal touch in relation to the cultural experience that we offer and flexibility where needed.
As well as organised excursions, we leave some time each day for you to explore at your own pace so you can get a sense of how it is to live like a local. If you wish, you can then venture on your own and practice your Italian!
See you in Italy! A presto!
Antonella and Malcolm
Italy With Pleasure is an allied supplier member of the Travel Agents’ Association of New Zealand Incorporated.
We are a New Zealand registered company; our incorporation details can be found on the official Government (Ministry of Business) website.