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Discover Authentic Italy

Stop wasting your weekends— get your authentic trip to Italy planned in one fell swoop!



Meet Locals &
Experience Meaningful

Picturing yourself with Italian friends lingering over a homemade meal for hours? Learn how to approach locals and quickly forge connections that last a lifetime!

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Italy immersions

the way you travel
says a lot about you

You're a Self-Planner,
because you think that’s the only way to guarantee the trip is authentic and unique.

You're an Immersion-Seeker,
because authentic experiences in far-flung places are the most meaningful.

You're a Nature Lover,
because the countryside is where the real culture happens.

You're a "I'm Not a Tourist" Tourist


We get you. You want to travel deeper, and we can help.

Wish you could step into Italy as if you're a local?

Are you frustrated because you know you’re missing out on the most authentic experiences right under your nose?

Have you looked at joining group trips but they’re too crowded and too commercial?

Are you tired of wasting your weekends trying to figure it all out on your own?

Imagine if you could STEP RIGHT INTO your Italian daydreams, without the weeks of researching, learning Italian, or stumbling through logistics.

We've got the hook up with authentic Italy!

Small Group or Custom Trips   •  Off-the-beaten-Path Italy  •  Meaningful Connection with Locals  •  Stress-free Travel

Small Group Travel for Independent People


Forget “tours”- travel with a friend who introduces you to her favorite places and people.


Let yourself be surprised by unexpected beauty in places that haven’t changed for tourists.


Forget the rush, reconnect with yourself, and let your surroundings inspire you.


Get hands-on and experience the culture in a way most tourists don’t have access to.


Feel part of the family and learn about the history through those who’ve lived it.


Enjoy your independence and make discoveries of your own.

All of our trips are designed to give you a deeper understanding of the true Italian culture outside of tourist areas with free time to make your own discoveries.


Check out our Upcoming Trips now. And please note, there are only 7 spots per trip on a first come, first serve basis. Our TWO-WEEK Refund Guarantee gives you the peace of mind you need to pay your deposit without worry!


Travel With HEart

With Creative Edge...

Your Carbon Footprint is automatically offset through green projects that bring renewable energy to low-income communities.

Your dollars go to locals wherever possible.

You'll have guidance on where to buy authentic, quality products so that you're supporting tradition, not tourist traps.

You'll lessen the strain on over-touristed destinations.

You'll spread economic opportunity to smaller communities.

You'll eat the best quality, local, seasonal, slow food.

You'll learn about the political and geographical factors impacting the culture and communities.

From Our Customers


I cannot say enough about our memorable vacation planned by Creative Edge Travel! We were immersed into the beautiful world of Italian culture, including breakfast with a local artist, dinner at an ancient olive grove, cooking homemade pasta with a new friend at a gorgeous farmhouse and, best of all, making new friends in a foreign country. We could never in a million years planned something like this on our own. Her wealth of connections to locals in Italy is truly remarkable. Creative Edge is the hidden secret to plan an Italian trip full of hidden treasures. We can't wait for Sierra to plan our next trip!

-Erin & Matthew, NYC

"We don't just plan trips, we design special moments around people."

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We’ve already planned the perfect trip you’re looking for and you can book it today! Eat with locals, learn their traditions, be welcomed by our friends and artisans, all with time to wander on your own and zero logistics to think about. 
Without a local expert to help you access the meaningful travel experiences you crave, you’re wasting valuable time and investing in disappointment. 
Don't waste another weekend trying to figure it out on your own!

Close your tabs. Pour yourself a glass of wine.

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