Organising a private event is like producing an opera – attention to detail and impeccable timing are essential – which is where The Unusual Tourist comes in
When a UK wine club recently chose Tuscany for their annual trip, they needed a destination manager – enter The Unusual Tourist. After consultations, a five-day itinerary was tailored for a group of 28. Private transfers, handpicked hotels, exclusive dinners paired with the finest wines were curated at local restaurants serving delicious, regional specialities. Visits were arranged to an award-winning olive oil farm and a renowned wine estate. Guided tours and activities were organised, a cooking class, a picnic on the hills of Fiesole, a sunset boat ride on the River Arno. Their final treat was a mouth-watering seafood, beachside meal. Great food, wine, sea, and sun rounded off with a cooling dip in the Med.
Wedding and events planners
A couple were undecided on where to exchange vows, Paris, Lake Como or Florence. Their wedding planner in Florida sought The Unusual Tourist for on-site assistance. As it turned out, their insight was crucial. Paris was going through a tumultuous period, so safety and possible strikes were an issue. Although the beautiful lakeside villas of Lake Como are accessible by car, the wish was for guests to approach from the water. With everyone having to arrive by boat, the budget became a concern. Guests of different age groups were also taken into consideration as the livelier nightlife of neighbouring Milan might be more appealing to the younger generation. Florence was just the right size and location. Guests would have more choices with accommodation and activities whilst staying in a more contained environment. The couple chose Florence.
The Unusual Tourist organised a retreat in Naples for a major international organisation. And the feedback was glowing: ‘The activities were of an exceptional standard. The visit to Pompeii and the treasure hunt based on communication, team-building and recognition created a professional collaborated environment. We certainly appreciated your time and effort in responding to our various needs and would recommend using your services.’ When planning your long-awaited trip or event in Italy, let The Unusual Tourist take the reins. Their creative team are unrivalled in their expertise, and their input will make all the difference.