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AN INTRODUCTION

Welcome to a new era of travel adventures! As the creator of Unusual Italy, I'd like to introduce myself.

My original homeland is Florence, Italy, where I resided for 25 years before coming to the US with my husband and son in 1993. In Florence, after completing a degree in Tourism I owned a restaurant, "Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco" for 5 years. After that I worked in the travel industry as a Professional Congress and Special Events Organizer for over 10 years.

Upon moving to the States from Italy, I was very much enchanted with finding a way to share my knowledge and passion for Italy. Throughout my career and studies I have become an expert in the "total travel experience". I have created Unusual Italy to allow you to take a trip to Italy that you've never taken before! Whether it is your first or your tenth time to Italy, Unusual Italy gives you the method to experience a vacation in Italy that has been customized and personalized with your interests and preferences in mind. Let us start planning your holiday today.

I look forward to helping you with your travel plans.

Sincerely,
Cecilia Gazzo Durantini

WHAT IS UNUSUAL ITALY

Unusual Italy is a travel consulting company that specializes in designing exclusive personalized itineraries. Your "viaggio" or trip will be custom tailored to your desires by native Italian professionals.

Art lover, food and wine enthusiast, collector, shop-till-you-drop specialist, "hiker-biker-golfer", peace-seeker... Whatever your interest, you can be assured of personal attention from our very first conversation.

WHAT DOES UNUSUAL ITALY OFFER

Unusual Italy will customize your destinations: the art, culture and antiquities of cities such as Florence, Rome, Venice, or untouched locations off-the-beaten path in the countryside such as the spas in Saturnia or the classic simplicity of Volpaia.

Unusual Italy will arrange accommodations in a variety of unusual settings such as unique high quality hotels or an original renaissance villa, or a former medieval convent or a castle. All settings are checked in person by the agency's personnel to ensure the highest quality standards.

Unusual Italy will welcome you at the airport, and can also provide you with: - transfer service - English speaking drivers - English speaking guides - guided tours - shopping tours - wine tasting tours - cooking classes ... and much, much more.

Unusual Italy will also help you plan special celebrations: anniversaries, family reunions or incentive and award trips.

WHY UNUSUAL ITALY

Unusual Italy's professional travel consultants will help you experience the luxury of falling in love - whether for the first time or the second or third time - with one of the great countries and cultures of the world. Our consultants are bilingual and have been working in the travel industry in Italy for many years. Whatever your dream, we can help make it come true.

It is our commitment to make your stay in Italy exceed your highest expectations.

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