From our expertise as a tour operator in Florence and Tuscany, we decided to extend our model nationwide, embracing all the major Italian destinations in our offer and we do it as Towns of Italy, starting from 2022!
As all activities are designed and produced by us, they are under constant evaluation and evolution and nowadays we offer a wide range of experiences departing from Florence, Milan, Venice, Rome, Palermo and Catania. Specialized in creating and managing regularly scheduled small-group and private tours and hands-on activities. Daily departure is guaranteed regardless of the number of participants. All experiences are skilfully managed by our booking office which is our main meeting point in Florence and is open all year round and 7/7. We also manage our locations all over Italy, from Milan to Sicily, including four cooking schools in Florence, Chianti, Milan and Palermo in 2023. We provide a full range of products focusing on special interests, such as our Vespa and bike tours, visits to exclusive art collections, amazing day trips, cooking classes, wine experiences and classic Historical City tours, just to mention a few. Florencetown /Towns of Italy offers a genuine insider’s view of Italy and unfailingly delivers seamless logistics, five-star service, meticulous undivided attention to each and every guest and trustworthiness, at all times.
Florencetown/Towns of Italy is an asset of To Italy Group – The Italian Experience, the first group of experiential travel in Italy, formed of a set of well-established companies based in all major Italian destinations with local long-standing expertise in the firsthand production of experiences and the highest level of innovation on processes, services and technology development. To Italy Group includes ItalyXp, Italian marketplace of experiences and:
Once upon a time… Florencetown was founded by Luca Perfetto and Urbano Brini— college friends and travel enthusiasts—with the desire to offer unique experiences in Florence and Tuscany. After a warm Spanish winter studying the evolution of the tourism industry (and drinking quite a few sangria), Urbano and Luca dreamt up their own project. Together they developed innovative ideas to explore Italian culture in a brand new way, introducing exclusive itineraries and a different approach to tourist services with a focus on quality.
It would take a few years to make this happen as both were successfully pursuing their own careers in hospitality. In summer 2006, Luca and Urbano met again, this time more mature and even more convinced of their ability to start a great company. Quitting their jobs, they moved into an apartment with a tiny office (that used to serve as laundry and ironing station) and got to work on their dreams. Florencetown was created. And it was a quick success. To be continued… All over Italy!
The Florencetown team makes the difference. We strongly believe in Human Resources and growing together. Our staff often participates in educational seminars to visit the most important 5 star hotels of the country as well as training sessions with Michelin-star chefs or wine tasting at the world known cellars in Italy. The heart of our company is made up of the best professionals we can hire and we cooperate with only official tour guides and fully licensed tour drivers.