Join us and experience Italy the way the Italians do. At Santagati Travel, we don't want you to just see Italy, we want you to experience it - the culture, the people and all that the country has to offer. Let us help you create the customized vacation you've been dreaming of. Here are some ideas to help you get started in your planning...
Local Wines and Culinary Experiences (Agriturismi & vini pregiati)
Customized Tour We design and create YOUR PERSONALIZED WINE & CULINARY EXPERIENCE with Professional Local Chefs and Wine Experts all over Italy. We also take you through the Beautiful Scenic Countryside!!
Wellness Vacation (SPA e Benessere)
Customized Tour We Create and Design Wellness Travel & Yoga Retreats Itineraries all over Italy!! We offer opportunities to escape from daily stresses, restore balance into our lives, and rejuvenate the body, mind & spirit. Our tours are open to everyone. People who practice yoga, from beginner to advanced, to people who are just interested in learning more about the spiritual practices and sacred places of the countries we visit. Our skilled teachers and instructors will guide you with patience and knowledge and educate you with their vast wisdom.
Air Balloon Tours (Esperienza in Mongolfiera)
Customized Tour Experience the Most Unforgettable and Breathtaking Vacation of your Life!! Great for Honeymoons, Birthdays and Special Engagements!!!
Customized Tour Opera started in Italy at the end of the 16th century (with Jacopo Peri's lost Dafne, produced in Florence around 1597) and soon spread through the rest of Europe: Schütz in Germany, Lully in France, and Purcell in England all helped to establish their national traditions in the 17th century. In the 18th century, Italian opera continued to dominate most of Europe, except France, attracting foreign composers such as Handel. Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Gluck reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s. Today the most renowned figure of late 18th century opera is Mozart, who began with opera seria but is most famous for his Italian comic operas, especially The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte, as well as The Magic Flute, a landmark in the German tradition. The first third of the 19th century saw the highpoint of the bel canto style, with Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini all creating works that are still performed today. It also saw the advent of Grand Opera typified by the works of Meyerbeer. The mid-to-late 19th century was a "golden age" of opera, led and dominated by Wagner in Germany and Verdi in Italy. The popularity of opera continued through the verismo era in Italy and contemporary French opera through to Puccini and Strauss in the early 20th century. During the 19th century, parallel operatic traditions emerged in central and eastern Europe, particularly in Russia and Bohemia. The 20th century saw many experiments with modern styles, such as atonality and serialism (Schoenberg and Berg), Neoclassicism (Stravinsky), and Minimalism (Philip Glass and John Adams). With the rise of recording technology, singers such as Enrico Caruso became known to audiences beyond the circle of opera fans. Operas were also performed on (and written for) radio and television.
Customized Tour Experience Italy’s art, churches, museums and history personally. Our excellent Tour guides will take you where the Western Civilization was born. You will walk through the most impressive and oldest sites of the Country.
Vespa Experience (Gira l'Italia in Vespa)
Customized Tour Vespa is an Italian brand of scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co. S.p.A. of Pontedera, Italy—to a full line of scooters and one of seven companies today owned by Piaggio—now Europe's largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles and the world's fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer by unit sales.From their inception, Vespa scooters have been known for their painted, pressed steel unibody which combines a complete cowling for the engine (enclosing the engine mechanism and concealing dirt or grease), a flat floorboard (providing foot protection), and a prominent front fairing (providing wind protection) into a structural unit.
Customized Tour Discover the beauty of Italy with our Bike Tours. We create and design unique itineraries where you past castles, villas, vineyards and archeological sites. You are free to ride as much or as little as you wish each day, and there are many opportunities for non-cycling activities such as getting hiking, wine tasting, cooking classes or exploring the Italian towns, shops and cafés.
Ferrari Tours (Gira l'Italia in Ferrari)
Customized Tour Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street-legal vehicles as Ferrari S.p.A. in 1947. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it has had great success.
Carnevale in Venice & Viareggio
Customized Tour Come with us in one of the most spectacular and attractive Carneval in the world... The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. Carnival started as a time for celebration and expression throughout the classes, as wearing masks hid any form of identity between social classes. During the 1970s, the Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of Venice, and sought to use the traditional Carnival as the centerpiece of their efforts. Today, approximately 30,000 visitors come to Venice each day for Carnivals. One of the most important events is the contest for the best mask, placed at the last weekend of the Carnival. A jury of international costume and fashion designers votes for "La Maschera piu bella"..
Customized Tour 5 days/ 4 nights of a Travel through Michelangelo's places with an artistic, historical and religious Tour... Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni(6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer.
Customized Tour The Crete Senesi refers to an area of the Italian region of Tuscany to the south of Siena. It consists of a range of hills and woods among villages and includes the comuni of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d'Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d'Asso, all within the province of Siena. Crete senesi are literally ‘Siennese clays’ and the distinctive grey colouration of the soil gives the landscape an appearance often described as lunar. This characteristic clay, known as mattaione, represents the sediments of the Pliocene sea which covered the area between 2.5 and 4.5 million years ago. In the nearby is also the semi-arid area known as Accona Desert.
Valle D'Aosta & Cortina d'Ampezzo
Customized Tour The Aosta Valley (Italian: Valle d'Aosta (official) or Val d'Aosta (usual), French: Vallée d'Aoste (official) or Val d'Aoste (usual), Arpitan: Val d'Outa) is a mountainous semi-autonomous region in north-western Italy. It is bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the region of Piedmont to the south and east.With an area of 3,263 km2 (1,260 sq mi) and a population of about 130,000, it is the smallest, least populous, and least densely populated region of Italy. It is the only Italian region which has no provinces (the province of Aosta was dissolved in 1945). Provincial administrative functions are provided by the regional government. The region is divided into 74 comuni (communes).The native population speak Valdôtain, a form of Franco-Provençal (Arpitan), as their first language, while in the Lys Valley there is a Walser German speaking minority. The regional capital is Aosta.
Roads of Wine in Chianti, Montepulciano & San Gimignano
Customized Tour A one-week tour through the wine routes to discover every corner of Siena and its territory. During the tour of the city you can also visit Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral and the Civic Museum located inside the palazzo Pubblico The package includes also four trips to know and live the Chianti, Val d'Orcia, Pienza, Montepulciano and San Gimignano through the wine tour.
Cooking Experience with our Italian Chefs
Customized Experience: - Accommodation - Cooking Class with our Chef and food tasting - Wine tastings - Historical and Archaeological Tour - Tour Guide - Private Transportation - Tickets for Museums and Archaeological sites