Frequently asked questions
Retreats & Tours
What is included in the price?
Each retreat has different activities included. For more details, click below:
What is NOT included in the price?
Should I arrive early to explore Italy?
If this is your first time visiting Italy then I say YES. There are many places we can recommend where to visit that aren't too far from our destination. You can always travel after the retreat, maybe meet up with a friend and make it a longer trip. Just an idea.
What if I don’t speak Italian?
What activities will we be doing for the week?
Do I have to participate in all activities? (i.e. yoga, meditation, excursions, hiking.)
No, you don’t. Also, note that we will be walking A LOT on these retreats. If you are not physically able to walk for long periods of time, this isn’t a travel experience for you.
Can I come alone? Do I need to book with someone? Are men allowed to come?
Yes, Yes, and Yes. Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, couples, anyone who is interested in traveling through Italy with an insider is welcome to come.
Where should I fly?
Do you offer payment plans?
OF COURSE! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options for payment plans.
Is my deposit refundable?
No, the deposit is $500 for all travel retreats and non-refundable.
Do I have to complete the forms before having a call with you?
Yes, this is the best way to receive an accurate understanding of what you are looking for while traveling in Italy. It's worth the few extra minutes to complete the forms before our one complimentary 15-minute call.
Do you book flights?
No, I do not book flights.
How is my Italian trip consultation priced?
Pricing depends on many factors, including but not limited to your accommodation, private drivers, tour guides, cooking classes, and how many guests. Once you complete an inquiry form, I’ll be able to give you an idea of how much it will cost. Please note I do not offer a breakdown of prices on the trip consultations.
Can Americans fly to Italy right now?
How is Italy travel affected by Covid-19? Can you provide details on future travel?
I’m staying up to date with the COVID-19 travel restrictions and also the restrictions in Italy. Check out my Covid Free Flight video here, from my trip in July 2021. We’re able to provide these important details to you as a client. If you are interested in future travel I encourage you to visit my Trip Consulting Page or feel free to email me at email@example.com
Can you get us special discounts and deals?
There won’t be any special discounts given. You will always be provided with excellent services such as some of the best guides, drivers, accommodations, tours and experiences. Since I have many contacts and friends in Italy and how much time I spend researching places and experiences for my clients, each experience will be memorable and unique for you. I believe in quality. This means our prices and accommodations are priced accordingly.
I am not sure where to visit in Italy - where can I get some ideas?
So, you won't be booking any of our travel experiences?
What kind of accomodations do you recommend?
I have a collection of family owned agriturismo & villas, B&Bs. We have contacts with private apartments in Chianti and Florence as well. This all depends on your budget.
How does payment work?
Once we decide on working together, a non-refundable, one-time flat planning fee is paid up front to cover my time organizing your trip. The final amount is paid in full when your activities and experiences are approved. No work is done by Truly Italy until the planning fee is paid.
Do you help plan/organize for groups or special events?
Yes! I work with small groups for events and special occasions. I work with solo travelers too!