Travel advice

Italy Travel Consultant
Yes, that’s me, on San Miniato terrace, which enjoys the best Florence view – did you know it?

Why would you need an Italy Travel Consultant?

Well, if you don’t have an answer yet to questions such as: “Which places to visit in Italy in just 10 days?”, “Which are the nicest and truly Italian hotels to stay?”, “How to travel from Venice to Cinque Terre without renting a car?”, “How to reserve an Italian train?,” How to visit Vatican museum and skip the queue?”, then getting help from an Italy  expert could save you a lot of time and headaches.

The questions above (and many more!) are the ones I usually receive from Delightfully Italy users, So I decided to create a new service: the Italy Travel Consultant.

How does it work?

Easy! You use the form below to tell me the size of your party, your arrival and departing dates, which places you would like to visit (if you already know!), your daily hotel budget and any additional information relevant to shape your Italian experience. That will be the starting point of your unique Italian adventure.

So what will you get?

Based on these information you will receive:

  • A detailed itinerary, with optimized logistics, and links to the train operators web sites
  • What to see in the different destinations, including maps and walking tours – note that I will often refer to my posts, because they are good!
  • Links to the hotels I recommend for each location, after checking availability in the dates relevant for you – I’m a affiliate
  • Links to recommended museums, attactions and guided tours, so that you can pre-book, skip the queue and save time – I’m a Ticketbar affiliate
  • Tips, ideas and suggestions based on my personal experience, plus answers to any question you may have about your trip

Here is an example of what you will get: Travel itinerary_Michelle_2017-07-08

I am not a travel agent, so I can’t book hotel and services for you.

How much does it cost?

As you can imagine, it’s a lot of work. After a pilot phase during which I offered this service for free, I received so many inquiries that I was forced to ask for a small fee. This is what I charge for your own tailored Italian Itinerary:

  • 1 week itinerary: 79 €
  • 2 weeks itinerary: 139 €
  • 3 weeks or more: 219 €
  • Dedicated Skype calls (45 minutes): 60 €

I use Paypal to handle the payments, and I will ask for a 50 € down payment before I start working on your trip planning.

So what are you waiting for? Fill the form below and subscribe to the Italy Travel Consultant service! I will answer to you by mail with my initial thoughts and the link to my Paypal account.

In case you don’t know yet which places you would like to visit in Italy, have a look at my Italy in 3 weeks itinerary, it covers most of the unmissable Italian destinations.


Click here to fill the free Italy Travel Consultant form!


8 Replies to “Travel advice”

  1. One word “amazing”! We will be traveling with my family to Italy in a few weeks. Jean-Pierre responded within a day and gave me a great itinerary that was family friendly. Thank you so much! Would highly recommend!

  2. Jean-Pierre, and his Delightfully Italy website, has fantastic information about Italy. His information was very helpful in planning our vacation to Rome. I asked him specifically about the catacombs and his recommendation was perfect. We took the hop-on hop-off bus out to the catacombs, took the tour of the catacombs, and even had time to have an ice cream while we waited for the bus to return. John-Pierre’s knowledge of Italy is wonderful. I would certainly recommend him as a travel consultant.

  3. Jean-Pierre helped us plan a last minute trip last year, for our 25th wedding anniversary, and what an amazing trip it was. He responded right away with recommendations and favorites and adjusted his recommendations based on our comments. We certainly could not have found all the spots without Jean-Pierre’s help. Our trip included a stop at Venice, Opera at Verona, bicycling trip beside a river, boating in Lago di garda, a stop in Florence and a trip in Tuscany, I would recommend Jean-Pierre without hesitation and wish I can find a Jean-Pierre for every trip we plan.

  4. JP was incredibly responsive to my queries before our trip to Italy in September 2017. He provided lots of options for our trip in terms of accomodation, transport and towns to stay. Thanks so much!!

  5. Jean-Pierre helped me draft a perfect 10 day itinerary for Tuscany in Sep 2017. I got in touch with him via his website and after filling in a form with the requisite travel details, he sent me a detailed powerpoint with links to suggested hotels, tourist attractions and recommendations for things to do, restaurants, etc.
    He also suggested alternative itineraries so that I had all the information at hand while making an informed choice.
    Because of his generous help, I was able to thoroughly enjoy my Tuscan holiday without any of the customary stress which is present in detailed planning.
    I highly recommend Jean-Pierre’s service and would take it up again for my next Italian adventure. Grazie mille!

  6. Anyone travelling to Italy should use his services. We received tailored a day to day itinerary based on the request we sent to him by email. Included were suggested hotels by town (with the links to reserve them), for each city there was a detailed list of the main things to do and see, Jean-Pierre’s personal recommendation for restaurants (ones he’s actually tried), plus the very important “Insider’s tips” the special touch that makes your trip even better. He doesn’t just take your suggested itinerary and run with it, he actually makes great suggestions on how to improve it, by highlighting what really should be seen to truly experience Italy.

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