Some frequently answers and questions


Italy offers many diverse and unique pleasures to suit all ages, budgets and preferences. Once we understand your personal interests and requirements, we suggest places that you can visit and stay.

Italy is usually regarded as a sunny, mild weather country. However, the climate varies from very cold winters and cool summers in the North to milder weather as you travel further south. Rome has an average July and August temperature in the mid-20s (Celsius). The islands of Sicily and Sardinia have a more Mediterranean climate.

Our immediate response is ‘any time’. Italy offers a wide range of things to do and see throughout the year.  April to June is mostly sunny and the countryside bursts with spring flowers. In the mountains, the ski season starts with the first snow fall around November and you can enjoy a dip in the sea along the coast throughout the year. 

Italy also offers numerous local and national festivals, along with cultural events during the year.

A travel insurance policy to cover theft, loss and medical problems is a good idea. It may also cover you for cancellation or delays to your travel arrangements.

Renting a car with or without a driver works out well, especially if you are traveling around the countryside and want a flexible schedule.  However, whether you should hire a car or not, depends on your itinerary and plan. You can do without a car in Rome, Florence and Venice.

Italian law requires drivers that don’t have an EU driving license to show their home country license as well as an International Driving Permit, which is obtainable for a small fee.

Yes, we can and we also recommend the best places that will suit your particular requirements.

We can do the bookings for you or provide links to the appropriate websites if you prefer to do them yourself online.

The Euro is Italy’s currency. You can change money in banks, at the post office or in a cambio (exchange office).

Most ATM’s will accept international cards such as VISA, MasterCard and Amex. 

No, we do not offer visa and flight booking services. However, we take care of every aspect of your trip for the duration of your stay in Italy. This includes accommodation, excursions, dining, children’s camps, opera and cultural tours, and transport options.

You can choose from the many international carriers that operate to and from Italy, depending on your budget, your location and flight availability.

English is widely spoken at varied levels of proficiency in most parts except some remote areas. Shopkeepers, tourist operators and most young people can often understand and speak English

Italian food is characterized by the attention to quality ingredients and fresh, seasonal produce. Italy offers a wide variety of food options to suit different palates. From the simplest snack of a pizza or fritto misto (fried seafood), to more elaborate meals, there will be a lot to tempt your taste buds.

No, unfortunately we cannot provide halal meals. However, there are plenty of vegetarian options at meal times.

All cancellations must be made in writing and will not be valid until acknowledged by Spot on Toscana.

A forfeit policy applies to the deposit and shall be applied if the cancellation letter was received within 8 weeks prior to the commencement date. 

  • 50% forfeit of the total fee amount if the cancellation letter was received between 4 and 8 weeks prior to the commencement date herein. 
  • 75% forfeit of the total fee amount if the cancellation letter was received between 1 and 4 weeks prior to the commencement date herein. 
  • 100% forfeit of the total fee amount if the cancellation letter was received 1 week prior to the commencement date herein

No, I will not. However, you can contact me at any time before or during your trip, in case you require any assistance.

Have a great trip! Buon viaggio