Italian Expert Advice

From the North to the South

About Italian territory

Italy is not just one destination but a lot of special and different destinations all in one: each region of our amazing country has an incredible variety of experiences to offer to your next group.

Experience dinner at the Vatican, F1 driving in Monza Race track, cooking classes with Michelin chefs in Milan or a gala dinner on the cliffs of Sardinia. No matter where you want to go, what you want to see, or what experience you want to do, we have the ability to execute to perfection.

Advice by: +39 Italy. In the picture:Lorenzo Pignatti, President.

Italy’s uniqueness relies on its ability to satisfy every type of stay, whether it is for cultural, enogastronomic or relaxing purposes. You can discover its richness immersed in the enchanting Tuscan landscapes, enjoying a vacation dedicated to your well-being, or spoiling yourself with a tasting session of typical dishes. You can either relish la dolce vita of some Italy’s most exceptional destinations: in the frenetic and fashionable Milan, in the coastal idylls of Sicily, or in the cities.

Advice by: Gruppo Una. In the picture: Nicola Accurso, Head of Sales & Marketing.

When the street lamps light up and the city traffic slowly dies down, a different side of Rome comes to life – one made up of silences and small noises, of sparkling lights and suggestive shadows, of romance and entertainment. Not only a city, but also an opportunity, where every hour can be filled up with art, history, culture and food.

Naples is disarming and charming. The city of contradictions, where colors, sea, sun, architecture and tradition put up a show of life with personal rules.

Advice by: Hotel Invest Italiana. In the picture: Guendalina Scavia, Director of Sales & Marketing.

We have everyting you need for your unforgettable events:

Nature, history, natural spas and the most authentic Italian passion for hospitality.

 

Advice by: Italian Hospitality Collection. In the picture: Carla Cantarella, Director of Conference & Events.

We open unexpected doors”: come and discover Italy with King DMC, we’ll take you behind the scenes and show you the Italian excellences from our side!

Italy has a lot to offer off the beaten tracks: we are passionate about pristine and charming destinations!You will get new glimpses of Italian art and culture, discover small producers and taste their genuine products, travel through history in a funny way and get to know the people and their habits: in a few words we will make you feel Italian!

Advice by: King DMC. In the picture:  Mariapia Mancini, Business Development Manager.

Thanks to its network of 600+ home cooks, Le Cesarine are available in 120+ Italian cities.

Animated by an authentic passion for traditional Italian cuisine, every Cesarina has been carefully selected by experts to host gastronomic events in their own homes with local produce and refined menus, the result of authentic local recipes, handed down from generation to generation. We create a genuine connection between travellers and locals, celebrating the finest local and seasonal produce and family recipes handed down through the generations.

 

Advice by: Le Cesarine. In the picture: Davide Maggi,  CEO.

Milan is fashion, design, finance and also art thanks to its precious heritage sites, famous architecture and esteemed masterpieces. Capital of the Western Roman Empire, Milan has developed and expanded its horizons, becoming an economic centre with international allure. Rome is not only represented by its masterpieces of art and breathtaking architecture, monuments and museums but by its typical streets and alleyways where one can discover traits of Italian lifestyle, tradition and culture.

Advice by: Milan Marriott Hotel & Rome Marriott Park Hotel. In the picture: Gabriella Di Ubaldo, Sales Executive.

Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice are the prime city destinations both for business and leisure and guarantee guests the most comfortable stay where the personality of each city transpires from the style of the hotel, the flavors of its cuisine and the Spa inside each property.

The Resort properties: Parma, Perugia, Viareggio, Romano Canavese and Capri. 

Advice by: Sina Hotels. In the picture:  Sofia Calabresi, Sales Manager.

Welcome to the world of Starhotels, where hospitality goes hand-in-hand with the culture and style of beautiful Italy. From the uniqueness of its natural heritage to the splendor of its art treasures, from the grandeur of its music to the ever surprising ingeniousness expressed in the most diverse fields. Starhotels interprets these values with passion to offer its guests an exclusive experience in which excellence and the originality of Italian style are harmonious.

Advice by: STARHOTELS In the picture:Laura Baroncelli Regional Director of Sales – EMEA/APA/ CSI.

About Lake Garda Area

The Grand Resort lies at the northern shore of Lake Garda in the picturesque town of Riva del Garda. The natural majesty of Lake Garda is mirrored by its historical and cultural diversity. Nearby you can visit the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Science Museum.

You can also enjoy a wide variety of sporting and outdoor activities like windsurfing, sailing, climbing and canyoning courses or organise a team-building activity or wine tasting and treatments at our Armonia Spa.

Advice by: Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort. In the picture: Gabriele Galieni, General Manager.

Riva del Garda, with its lush Mediterranean vegetation, enjoys a year-round mild climate, thanks to the stunning mountains that shelter it from the northern winds. The town and the surrounding area are characterised by castles, museums, historical buildings and natural landscapes of unforgettable beauty.

The culture traditions are diverse, due to the wide variety of different influences, especially foreign, over the years: this makes the area a welcoming and international destination.

Advice by: Riva del Garda Congress Centre. In the picture: Stefania Rosa, Congress Sales Manager.

Europlan: a reference point for the biggest European Tour Operators (DMC). It focuses on the organisation and the planning of incentive, business group travels and it guarantees a reliable and professional service for every destination and for every option that has been chosen by the participants.

Accommodations, business travel, cultural, sports and food&wine itineraries, tickets for the plays in the Arena di Verona, tours and tastings in wineries, tickets for the amusement parks of Lake Garda.

Advice by: Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa. In the picture: Astrid Stocker, Owner.

About Milan

Milan offers the best in terms of food and entertainment. With its 1200 restaurants, its many museums and galleries the city provides an exceptional experience to each visitor. The Da Vinci’s Last Supper, the iconic Duomo Cathedral, the majestic Sforza Castle are just some of the landmarks of the capital of fashion and design. The shopping opportunities from the flagship stores to the vintage flea markets are best way to spend an afternoon after a meeting in one of the many venues of the city.

Advice by: Eventing Milan – Milano Convention Bureau. In the picture: Elena Balestriero, Destination Manager.

It’s from the Cathedral that the city’s main streets branch off, but to discover the city’s hidden treasures, you need to get lost. You can’t really say you’ve experienced Italy’s capital of finance, design and fashion.

Milan is a city thriving with attractions and architectural works of great artistic interest that have become emblems of the noble and prestigious city, such as the spectacular St. Mary of Grace housing Da Vinci’s Last Supper.

Advice by: Palazzo Matteotti, The Dedica Anthology.  In the picture:  Valentina di Bari, M.I.C.E. Sales Manager.

Milan, not only fashion and shopping but a modern city with an historical soul, ideal for big events and congresses. 3 airports, wide railway lines for reaching all italian beauties, 4 subway lines, make Milan a modern and efficient city.

Ramada Plaza Milano has just a Milanese  and metropolitan soul: flexible and versatile thanks to its wide spaces, a private garden of 3000 sqm, 5 meeting rooms, the hotel is ready for business travellers, meeting attendees giving a high quality service.

Advice by: Ramada Plaza Milano. In the picture: Marco Giovidelli, Director of Sales.

About Padua

Padua  is famous worldwide for its artistic and cultural heritage: it is the city of “affrescos”, the city of Giotto and Galileo and it has the second oldest University in Italy.  It is also a modern city, young and dynamic, perfect for travelers looking for new experiences, art, culture, good food and wines.

Padua is a sustainable destination: the Botanical Garden recently opened the Biodiversity garden with a special space for meetings and events and Prato della Valle is the largest “green” square in Europe.

Advice by: Padova Convention Bureau. In the picture:  Laura Favaretti, Director.

About Turin

Torino is like an “open air museum” with squares and palaces that witness over 20 centuries of history. It has a wide cultural offer with over 40 museums (the most important one is the Museo Egizio, the world’s the oldest museum devoted entirely to ancient Egyptian culture) and the Royal Residences, inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

Torino and Piedmont region have also an extraordinary food and beverage tradition famous for white truffle, Barolo wine and gianduja chocolate.

Advice by: Turismo Torino e Provincia Convention Bureau. In the picture: Marcella Gaspardone, Marketing and PR Manager

About Genoa

The city of Genova, known as “La Superba” and also known as “the gateway to Europe on the Mediterranean” always excites at first sight with its appealing contrasts: from its geographical position between the sea and the mountains. With its abundance of churches, museums, theatres, palaces, archives and libraries, it is truly a city of art: so much that from July 2006 the “Strade Nuove and the System of the Palazzi dei Rolli” entered the World Heritage List of the UNESCO.

Advice by: Convention Bureau Genova. In the picture: Carla Sibilla, President.

A few steps away from the historical downtown area, and the heart of the new Genoa is Porto Antico, a spectacular “square” on the Mediterranean Sea.

A city inside the city, where you can have fun, work, meet people. It is an extraordinary location, a spectacular backdrop enhancing every experience, a unique urban setting venue for events.

Advice by: Porto Antico di Genova. In the picture: Alberto Cappato, General Manager.

About Emilia - Romagna Region

Besides offering travel experiences focused on the art and culture we have become experts at creating unforgettable food & wine experiences discovering unique typical products.  

Our flexibility is our strength: we are able to personalize every request and rapidly answer even “last minute” requests from individual travellers, groups or companies. Since the beginning the main goal has been to develop the territories in which we operate through a conscious, innovative and high quality tourism.

Advice by: Food Valley Travel. In the picture: Elena Darchieva, Incoming key account manager.

Parma, centre of Northern, land of Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini, production area of unique typical food products, custodian of the masterpieces of Antelami, Correggio and Parmigianino, is the small Italian capital of music, food, art and culture: Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Parma ham, Zibello culatello, Felino salame.

The historical city centre, intimate and elegant, hosts unique museums and monuments; beyond the city, the land is dotted with castles and fortified mansions.

Advice by: Parma Incoming. In the picture: Claudio Franchini, Managing Director.

Modena is home to a wealth of valuable treasures that are a joy to discover without haste, surprising visitors with a magic tapestry of art, gastronomy and cars.
Some keywords and themes of our offers: Modena, Bologna, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Ravenna, Ferrara, Unesco, Pavarotti, Verdi, Opera, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ducati, Pagani, test drives, circuits, Balsamic vinegar, Parmesan Cheese, Prosciutto, cooking classes, opera singing team buildings

Advice by: Modenatur Incoming Tour Operator & DMC. In the picture: Francesca Stradi, Representative.

Bologna is the prestigious seat of knowledge, boasting the oldest University in Europe, top quality cultural institutions and world-renowned motor production companies such as Ducati, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini.

Ranked as one of the top EU cities in terms of quality of life, with its unique culinary passion and one of the best preserved medieval centers Bologna provides the right atmosphere for the events that want to experience the real essence of Made in Italy brand: culture, food, music and motors.

Advice by: Bologna Convention Bureau. In the picture: Anna Bettelli, Bureau Manager.

According to the last New York Times’s selection, Rimini is to be discovered absolutely!

Easy to reach and move around, it’s a vibrant and hospitable city on the Adriatic coast, steeped in over 2,000 years of history and culture. Proud of its traditions but also real laboratory of new trends, Rimini is today a winning congress destination. It boasts an unexpected city centre, feeling Federico Fellini’s memories; offers an authentic inland area, praised for its excellent gastronomy.

Advice by: Rimini Riviera Convention Bureau. In the picture: Stefania Agostini, Event & Conference Director.

About Tuscany

Tuscany is the cradle of Renaissance and it is famous all over the world for its huge artistic and cultural UNESCO heritage.  However, Tuscany is not only an historical heritage but it also offers unique landscapes and excellent typical food.

Florence is in the heart of Tuscany Region, centrally located and very easy to reach. For all these reasons, the city usually attracts 20% participants more than other destinations during international events.

Advice by: Firenze Convention Bureau – Tuscany MICE. In the picture: Ilenia Pasi, Sales and International Events.

Florence is famous as being one of the most beautiful and visited art cities in the world, an open-air museum, placed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The city is easy to reach and the International airport is only 5 km from the city centre.

Florence has become more popular than ever with an increase in both leisure and business tourism. Today Florence is also living a new life as an inspiration for movie directors because its vibrant historic centre is the perfect set for any type of event.

Advice by: Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center. In the picture: Annarita Buracchi, Business Development & Marketing.

Florence, as we know, is the Cradle of the Renaissance. But Florence is also Fashion, because it is considered Home by some of the most important maisons in the world. Florence is also Sport, because it is Home to the Italian National Soccer Team and the seat of the most prestigious games of the Italian national Volley and Rugby. Florence is Craftmanship, because in Florence tradition resists to time. Florence is Wine, Oil and Food, because it is located in the center of the highest quality production areas.

Advice by: Grand Hotel Cavour Florence. In the picture: Mario Morello, Sales & Events Manager.

Welcoming, transparency, natural beauty, modernity, sustainability, wellbeing: these are the assets of Il Castelfalfi, the new five-star hotel inaugurated in March 2017. This new structure offers 120 rooms: 67 Classic Room, 30 Deluxe Room, 15 Executive Room and 8 Suites, all enriched by warm furniture and natural colors to convey the true essence of Tuscany.

Il Castelfalfi, beside La Via del Sale offers two elegant bars: the Pool Bar, Il Giglio Blu and Ecrù, the Lobby Bar, perfect to relax tasting classic drinks or special recipes.

Advice by: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi. In the picture: Ilaria Socci, Groups & Events Sales Supervisor.

About Umbria

Why choose Assisi and Umbria for your event?Location: In the hearth of Italy. Landascapes: the call of the earth. Culture: autentic venue with tradition. Discovering:  amazing landscape, art cities and cutlure. Food: Products of the land. Feel  good:  sense of wellness and life quality. Close to Rome, Florence and Bologna. Why choose Hotel Cenacolo Assisi as your event venue?Because we are:  passionate, hospitable, prepared, professional, reliable.

Advice by: Hotel Cenacolo. In the picture: Erminia Casadei, General Manager.

About Rome

Rome is the eternal city… It has been the city of pilgrimages, the Grand Tour, the Colosseum, the Vatican. Think of luxury shopping and food to die for. If you need more reasons, it has the allure of the blend of the very old with the absolutely modern, it has great museums, galleries, bookshops, music and venues.

In Rome you will never be bored. The amazing thing is that it is not only history but it is a modern capital city woven onto ancient fabrics and historical sites.

Advice by: Convention Bureau Roma and Lazio. In the picture: Onorio Rebecchini, President.

Our Group has recently renovated the facades of our Hotels and 31 guestrooms of the Hotel Roma Aurelia Antica thanks to a team of International street artists transforming them into real open air museums.

Our Hotels are located in very strategic positions that will allow our guests to enjoy a relaxing atmosphere without giving up to experience Rome and its beauties. Excellent value for money: tailor made services, great food and a staff always careful and able to satisfy client needs.

Advice by: Reginal Hotels. In the picture: Filippo Musumeci, General Manager.

Rome has always been a dream destination in the World. The Eternal City, capital of the old Roman Empire and actual capital of Italy.  

As one of the biggest centers for Art and History in the World, it is one of the most inspiring and romantic city which should be visited at least once in the life.

Advice by: Sheraton Parco de’ Medici. In the picture: Rossana Corna, Sales Manager.

One of the first hotels to host large, international conferences, it has maintained its prominence since opening over 30 years ago. Renowned for their friendliness and high-end service, the team at Sheraton Roma delivers an exceptional experience, in true Italian fashion.

A favored venue across Italy, the hotel has a versatile 5,000m2  conference facility, consisting of 30 variably sized meeting rooms, including a multifunctional ballroom hosting up to 2,000 guests, and smaller areas where a maximum of 30 people can converge at short notice to meet.

Advice by: Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center. In the picture: Nino Polito, Director of Sales.

About Naples

With a 2,500-year-old eventful history, Napoli is a perfect MICE destination since it boasts one of the worldwide most valuable heritage, breathtaking landscapes and centers of excellence in education, research, art, science and design.

The sunny weather all the year round, the lifestyle, the gastronomy, the qualified hospitality are the main features of this authentic city where you can do any activity … except skiing! The International Airport located 5 km away from the city center.

Advice by: Convention Bureau Napoli. In the picture:  Giovanna Lucherini Managing Director.

About Sardinia

Green oasis, dominates the beaches, the archipelagos and the North coves, from Capo Coda Cavallo up to the Costa Smeralda.

It is also an ideal starting point for exploring the south of northeast coast, from S. Teodoro to the Gulf of Orosei. The hinterland is rich in important archaeological sites – such as the Nuraghic sanctuary of Cabu Abbas, the Pedres castle, the “tombs of giants” in Arzachena territory – and beautiful natural parks.

Advice by: Due Lune Resort Golf & Spa. In the picture: Gian Paolo Fumagalli, General Manager.

Bring your event by the emerald sea. Sardinia: where the emerald seas almost seem to be the work of an artist. An ideal location for conferences, meetings and product launches. Here, cocooned by a mysterious and millennary past, we will organize your important events. Sardinia the ideal location for test drives, for incentives, for events, for theme nights and so much more. And then… enjoy an amazing dinner on the beach, under the enchanting starlit night sky. Charming, Reliable, Nearby, Exciting, Unforgettable: Destination Sardinia and FA Travel D.M.C. are all this and much more.

Advice by:  FA Travel D.M.C. In the picture:  Andrea Atzeri, CEO.

In the charming natural oasis of San Teodoro, on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, the stone architecture of Paradise Resort & Spa is inspired by the brightness and intense colors of the Mediterranean landscape that surrounds it.

The rooms, mainly on the ground floor, in granite stones and coloured ceramics characterize the structures of the Resort, which is extended between the green of the exclusive park and the whitesandy beach with private services.

Advice by: Paradise Resort & SPA – Sardinia. In the picture: Adriana Pintus, Sales Director.

About Sicily

Sicily is a dazzling destination with a fascinating and arguably incomparable past with its Greek, Roman, Norman and Spaniard influences.

Traces of a timeless history and culture are everywhere; in the 7 UNESCO sites, in the monuments, in the architecture of its towns and villages, even in the countryside, in the way of life, in the flavors of the most richly textured culinary heritages anywhere on earth, and the excellent wines.  In this island of contrasts, there is time to rest without depriving oneself of moments of conviviality or frenetic activity.

Advice by: Sicilia Convention & Visitors Bureau. In the picture: Daniela Marino,  Director of Operations.