Privilege Italia is a DCM that specializes in Concierge Services that deliver the most exclusive Italian experiences to visitors who are looking for a unique tailor-made journey in the “Bel Paese”…
The Mission of Privilege Italia is to establish the company as a national brand leader in the Incoming Market. Our ultimate goal is to offer our clientele a diverse selection of exclusive and bespoke experiences that will create the most unique and authentic memories that an Italian vacation could deliver.
About the founders: Mario and Francesco Staiano, two cousins who have spent their life in the travel industry. The family business, has spanned over 50 years and three generations, it is easy to say that tourism is in their blood. Privilege Italia was born from the idea of making tourism in Italy not only a way to visit this amazing country but above all to give our guests an unforgettable experience. To let them fully identify themselves with this experience.
Divisions of Privilege Italia
Personalized transfer services are designed to meet the demands of discerning guests for any of our luxury Italian services. Privilege Italia provides discreet, attentive and efficient transfers to all major Italian cities, airports, train stations or seaports. Our 24-hour services eliminate any concerns, as you will reach your destination in plenty of time with a seamless transfer.
A friendly and experienced multilingual driver or hostess will meet our valued clients at their desired location. They will take care of the luggage and provide any necessary assistance, so you can travel comfortably, safe and efficiently, on your own schedule with our private concierge services.
All our Vehicles, motorboats and helicopters are equipped with Wi-Fi on board.
Hotels & Villas
Utilizing our extensive contacts with property owners at luxury hotels, guesthouses, and villas throughout Italy, we can guarantee our guests the best rates and availability, room upgrades, early check-in, late check-out, and all other premium services. Our collection of hotels and villas are chosen based on our philosophy
In addition, our collection of hotels and villas are chosen because how they reflect our philosophy, and how maintains the unique Italian style.
Italy is not just to be visited, Italy is to be lived!
Through our wide range of excursions we give our guests the opportunity to live out these unique experiences, and make sure that you will never forget your time in this country, the “Bel Paese”. All of this is possible thanks to the professionalism and expert knowledge of our drivers and tourist guides. Included in your excursion are:
- Soft drinks and complimentary Wi-Fi will be provided on all the means of transportation, whether by land and sea.
- All our drivers are fluent in English or at your request, we provide a driver who speaks either Portuguese, Spanish or French.
- All our tourist guides are certified in a dedicated region (the tourist guide service is only upon request except for special excursions where the service is mandatory).
I booked a variety of tours and transfers with Mario Staiano for clients who were first time travelers to Italy and Europe. Many changes were made throughout the weeks of planning and it proved to be quite a challenge for everyone! My clients returned home with many accolades about their trip which pleased me very much.Terry Youngelson, Ovation
I cannot express my thanks to you for introducing me to Mario. He handled every aspect of this trip in the most professional and thoroughly efficient manor.
There was not a glitch - he was on point every aspect of the way. Its hard to move this amount of people- and many were asking for different excursions outside of the planned ones! There was never a disappointment. The transfers- private boats and excursions all went as smooth and seamless as possible.Lisa O'Gara, Number 1 Travel
“We reached out to Mario at Privilege Italia at 11pm on a Friday for help with a last-minute request during a major fashion event in Naples. He not only responded, but managed to confirm our requests for the following morning and sent us a polished itinerary within two hours. Having never utilized Privilege Italia before, we took a chance on Mario and were rewarded with excellent service by a true professional who eased our concerns and delivered a fantastic client experience. We have worked with Passages of Distinction for many years and are delighted they continue to enhance their portfolio of vendors with qualified and experienced DMCs like Privilege Italia.”Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal, Fischer Travel
Must See Experiences
Travelling along the Amalfi Coast past the charming hillside town of Positano. The pastel-colored houses that dot the hillside are the subject of many postcards and photo albums. Continue a few more miles along the coast to the city of Amalfi. The guests will have free time to explore the village and shop for souvenirs. At some point the guests will find themselves gazing upward at the awe-inspiring Amalfi Cathedral with its 62 steps leading to an impressive entryway. Its striking facade is Arabic-influenced Romanesque with a bold mix of stripes, arches, mosaics and textures. The Bell Tower and the Cupola are decorated with green and yellow tiles. The heavenly Cloister of Paradise is home to the tombs of Amalfi’s wealthy merchants and features Moorish styling in white marble. Take a stroll around the courtyard and see its lovely Mediterranean garden as well as the ancient artworks that grace the walkways. The cloister leads into the Basilica of the Crucifix where the guests can see some amazing frescoe. Re-board and drive along Ravello. This small town is situated in the heart of the Amalfi coast and it is a famous destination for tourists and couples who fancy a romantic break. The amazing sea views as well as beautiful gardens and greenery have inspiredmany artists over the years. A must see Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo whose gardens inspired the German composer Wagner in 1880 when he stated that “The magical garden of Klingsor has been found”.
Experience a fascinating look at the ancient ruins of Pompei, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be amazed by the remains of a lost city buried deep beneath the ash when Mt. Vesuvius violently erupted in 79 AD and by the beautiful architecture and frescos that have been brought to life again. Explore the grounds on this guided tour of the excavated city. Our guide will point out the remarkably preserved remains that hint at daily Roman life. Known as a vacation community for high society, Pompeii had a forum, amphitheater, gymnasium, shops and an aqueduct that delivered water for irrigation, fountains and private baths. Some of the ruins are remarkably preserved with elaborately detailed mosaics and colorful frescoes decorating the interiors of wealthy homeowners villas. The dining room was the most highly decorated room of the house. As the guests walk the dining rooms they can imagine guests reclining on large couches covered with pillows while servants brought platter after platter of food. More elaborate houses could have several courtyards with fish ponds or
baths. Pompei had a lively commercial life. Most of the shops and storefronts along the Via dell’Abbondanza were open to the street, sometimes with serving windows or counters holding bins or built-in storage jars, and their business owners had living quarters behind or above their stores. While walking around the ruins, the guests will need to watch their step as many roads in Pompeii are lined with sidewalks a foot or more above the street level. The eruption of Vesuvius was a monumental natural disaster that killed thousands and entombed the city, yet preserved a moment in time more than 2,000 years ago.
The Blue Grotto (Grotta Azzurra) gets its name from sunlight passing through an underwater cavity and shining through the seawater to create a stunning blue reflection. You will take a 20-minute boat ride to the Grotto’s entrance where you board a small rowboat to enter the cavern. Then take another 20-minute cruise to Marina Grande where a minibus awaits your arrival. During the ascent to Anacapri you’ll discover expansive views over the bay of Naples and Sorrento. In Anacapri you may choose to visit the Villa San Michele, or ascend further up to Monte Solaro. Monte Solaro offers a breathtaking 360°panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples framed by Mount Vesuvius in the background. Combined with views of the Gulf of Saler no, Anacapri Plain, the Sorrentine Peninsula, Ischia Island, the offshore faraglioni (limestone rocks), and the deep blue of the sea to provide you will have memories to last a lifetime. Following leisure time to stroll the narrow streets, you will taste the local Limoncello. Your guide will explain all the secrets about this famous drink.
Our tour starts in Piazza del Duomo to admire the marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white of Saint Mary of the Flower Cathedral crowned by the famous Brunelleschi’s Dome. In the same square we will observe Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery of St. John which beauty is increased by the famous Gate of Paradise. The wonderful colours of the marbles that cover the buildings in the religious centre of Florence beautifully contrast with the buildings that we discover while walking through the oldest part of the city. On the way our knowledgeable guide will show you the very old city centre, Piazza della Repubblica, and the Orsanmichele Church. Then we reach Piazza della Signoria, the political center of Florence, where towers Palazzo Vecchio, the town hall of the city. We will pass the courtyard of the illustrious Gallery of the Uffizi to reach the lungarno, the road that runs along the river Arno, where we will have one the most splendid views of Ponte Vecchio, here our tour ends
- Florence: Amerigo Vespucci International Airport
- Milan: Milan-Malpensa International Airport
- Rome: Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport
- Naples: Naples International Airport