|Abercrombie & Kent
||020 7730 9600
||Upmarket tailormade holidays
||01865 315 678
||The Alternative Travel Group have been working their home town, Oxford, into their brand name recently and now with the re-launch of their website, they've become simply 'ATG Oxford'. What they do has remained the same as when they started back in 1979: walking tours, cycling tours and special interest tours, for independent travellers or escorted groups. Italy is the cornerstone of their programme with a huge range of cycle tours and guided & independent walks throughout the country with many of them focused on historical or cultural themes.
|Back-Roads Touring Co
||020 8566 5312
||Fully-escorted, small group, scheduled and customised tours by mini-coach.
||BellaSardinia offer small group special interest holidays on Sardinia, including painting holidays, cooking holidays, and culture tours.
||020 7437 8553
||A specialist Italy travel portal/agency selling components & advice. They also have an 'arts & heritage' brand, Fine Art Travel.
||Horticultural holidays visiting private & historic gardens in Italy.
||0161 787 8587
||Villas, farmhouses, castles, hotels & apartments mainly in Tuscany
||0871 200 2004
||Citalia have been around a bit - 83 years actually (2010)- and Italy is their patch! They have a huge programme of hotels, s/c villas and tours throughout Italy.
||Glamorous 5/4-star hotels in Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast.
||Luxury tailor-made holidays and short breaks based on a selection of beautiful hotels. Also cookery courses, weddings, golf holidays, etc.
|Colletts Mountain Holidays
||Summertime (and winter) mountain activities in the Italian Dolomites.
|Cottages to Castles
||Cottages to castles in Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Sicily and the Neapolitan Riviera
||0871 895 0075
||Short breaks specialists staying in hotels in cities and towns all over Itay. Part of the Thomas Cook group.
||0871 231 5661
||Holidays focused on Italy's lakes - Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como - the cultural cities of northern italy: Florence, Verona and Venice.
||020 8744 0474
||Villas, apartments and country hotels in Umbria & Sicily. They also have properties on Sicily's neighbouring islands (Ustica & Pantelleria) and offer scuba diving opportunities. (Crusader are also dive specialist operators in the Red Sea).
||020 7581 0851
||Mainly villas, mainly Umbria & Tuscany
||0870 727 3755
||Holidays in resort hotels and villas on Sardinia.
||A range of s/c properties from farmhouses to cottages in Puglia, Abruzzo, Le Marche, Umbria and Tuscany. Also Italian language and culture courses in the historic town of Spello.
||A small villa agency run by a brother & sister team offering hand-picked villas, apartments and hotels in Tuscany, Umbria, Sardinia, Puglia, Sicily and the Amalfi regions of Italy, with an emphasis on customer service before, during and after a holiday.
|Expert to Italy
||Tailor made holidays all over Italy. Much coverage in national newspapers. Part of Lai Travel.
||020 7292 5050
||Luxury tailormade holidays in top hotels in Sicily, Venice, Florence and the Amalfi Coast.
||0808 234 6830
||Ferrari Tours design and operate exclusive, tailor-made supercar tours for individuals and private groups to Italy.
||0844 232 2323
||A small specialist villa company, offering a good selection of villas with pools in mostly Tuscany and Umbria. All villas and their owners are known personally to the company.
||Cycling, walking and cookery holidays in Tuscany & Umbria.
||Owner-operated company offering fully-inclusive gourmet walking holidays and tailor made tours in Italy. Boutique accommodation with a focus on delicious food and fine wines. Australia based but with a marketing presence in the UK.
||Cottages, castles, studios in country settings.
|Home in Italy
||020 7404 4911
||A selection of exlusive elegant private villas, cottages, farmhouses, apartments and other properties in regions all over Italy. Also cooking holidays and weddings.
||0845 675 2601
||Villas and farmhouses with private pools in rural locations in Umbria, Tuscany, Le Marche, Lazio and Abruzzo. Sardinia, the Islands and Sicily, as well as some exclusive country house hotels and city apartments.
|Invitation to Tuscany
||0121 429 5016
||Property rental in Tuscany
||020 8660 0082
||Apartments and some villas all over Italy
|Italian Connection, The
||Tailor-made holiday specialists.
||020 7435 2525
||Short breaks and longer holidays in a range of grand hotels, boutique hotels, castles & country-house hotels throughout Italy.
||0113 281 8811
||Villas in Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria & Lazio
|Italian Rentals 4U
||Italian villas and apartments particularly Sicily.
||Cookery weeks run by Anna Venturi at her villa on the north coast of Sicily.
|Italy Hotels Direct
||0141 561 3639
||Discount hotel booking in Milan Florence & Rome
||01244 355 340
||ITC specialise in luxury holidays in luxury hotels & resorts. In Italy that means classic hotels in a wide range of locations including Rome, Capri, Florence, the Italian Lakes, Venice, Milan, the Almalfi Coast, Sardinia, Tuscany and Portofino.
||Independent company launched in 2000, specialising in tailor-made and package holidays to Sardinia, based on a selection of hotels, villas, apartments and farm accommodation. They claim in-depth local knowledge of Sardinia, not least because the directors have lived and worked there since 1982.
||020 7593 2283
||Luxury short breaks specialist offering characterful, privately-owned hotels in Italy. What started in 1986 as a small programme of three cities – Venice, Florence and Rome – now includes some 40 towns and cities and over 90 relaxing rural and coastal hotels.
||Kudu operate a number of guided 'cultural' tours to Italy focusing on the arts, food, wine and chocolate!.
|La Bella Toscana
||Specialise in villas, farmhouses & apartments in medieval San Grimignano and Colle de Val d'Elsa bewteen Florence & Sienna.
||As in the UK, a number of protected historic properties for rent
||Year round programme of cultural tours based in Umbria
||Small specialist operator, set up by Annie Long in 1987, offering tailor-made holidays in personally selected (and rather special) hotels, villas, and farms in southern Italy, Sicily and Sardinia. Long Travel is a member of AITO
||020 8133 1261
||Self-catering cottages, farmhouses, apartments, and villas in Apuglia, Sardinia, Calabria & Campania.
||020 7371 9111
||Momentum are best-known as ski tour operators but they also specialise in tailor-made summer holidays & breaks in Italy, particularly villa holidays and golf/spa breaks.
|Page and Moy
||0800 567 6638
||Wide range of 45 escorted tours, city breaks, rail tours, Christmas shopping visits and cruising. P&M are part of the Kaleidoscope Travel Group which specialises in escorted travel.
|Painting in Italy
||0800 458 9112
||Relaxed painting holidays with expert guidance in Tuscany and Umbria. Sister brand to Cooking in Umbria.
|Peter Sommer Travels
||01600 861 929
|| Specialises in archaeological tours by gulet around the coast of Turkey. In 2010 they expanded their tours to cover ancient sites in Italy and Greece.
||01442 870 055
||Quality villas is a family-run business set up by Margaret Rees in 1986, specialising in luxury villas & farmhouses with private pools, in Tuscany, Umbria & Lazio.
||020 7359 3938
||Real have a "Italian Portfolio" with its own dedicated brochure featuring holidays in a range of properties from 4-star hotels to Agriturismo apartments with pools in Umbria, Marche, Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily.
||020 7242 2455
||Sardinia specialist with some lovely hotels (4/5-star) and apartments all over the island.
||020 7828 9171
||Specialists for Sicily, Ustica and the Aeolian Islands (north of Sicily around Stromboli).
||0870 381 3000
||European villa specialist with a small selection of private villas & country houses in Tuscany.
||020 7193 0158
||Sicilian villa specialist. They also feature boutique hotels and offer weddings, car hire and other services.
||0845 230 2223
||Small independent villa rental specialist for Tuscany and Umbria.
||020 8758 4747
||Fly-drive and tailor-made itineraries throughout Italy, Sicily, Lipari and San Marino. Their 2006 brochure is their first dedicated Italy brochure (until now, Italy and Portugal have appeared together in one brochure). New additions to the programme include elegant hotels and villas in Puglia, Turin, Venice, Lake Garda, Florence, San Gimignano, Positano, Sorrento and Sicily (Taormina, Syracuse and Cefalu).
|Tastes of Italy
||020 8788 2337
||Gourmet breaks in Italy combining luxurious food with Italian culture, plus cookery and wine courses.
||020 8343 2590
||Self-catering properties in the most popular regions of the Italian mainland, and Sardinia & Sicily.
||020 7377 8518
||Specialist operator to Sicily offering spectacular escorted walks, beautiful villas & apartments and sumptuous hotels on Sicily itself and the Aeolian islands.
||020 7193 7782
||Independent villa rental specialist to Tuscany
||0700 488 7226
||Farmhouses, villas & apartments in Tuscany, Umbria and the Marches.
||020 7574 7444
||A number of classic escorted coach tours around Italy.
|Travel à la Carte
||Villas & farmhouses in Tuscany
|Travel Department, The
||020 7099 9665
||Escorted holidays with a planned itinerary and a local guide, bookable online as an "all-in" package, with departures, particularly to the Italian Lakes, from regional airports in the UK.
||020 7251 0045
||Small company operating a programme of pre-scheduled cultural short breaks for escorted groups. There regular tours to the Tuscany, the Aeolian Islands & Sicily, and to see classical performances & events in Venice (Carnival), Verona, Milan, etc.
||0844 318 8132
|| Direct sell operator with air, coach and rail holidays to the lakes and a range of popular cities/destinations in Italy.
||Holiday homes on vinyards in Tuscany
|Tuscany Holiday Link
||01296 488 073
||Italian farmhouses, elegant villas, luxury apartments and flats to rent based in and around Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Iago, Certaldo Alto, Casole d'Elsa, Chianti Hills, Volterra and Montelopio. A small agency run by Liliana Calendino Parise.
||020 7272 5469
||Villas throughout Italy
||07776 250 381
||A small number of apartments and villas in/around the Umbrian village of Panicale.
||0333 700 50 50
||European camping & mobile home holidays with 50 campsites featured in Italy.
||020 8878 0982
||Exclusive upmarket private properties in Venice, Florence, Rome & Verona
||Veronica Tomasso Cotgrove rents handpicked period properties in Tuscany, Umbria, Venice, Rome, Florence & Sienna
||020 7924 4440
||Well-regarded operator offering personally chosen apartments, villas with pools, and small hotels on Sardinia.