"With all the many tour operators in Italy and Tuscany, one has many, many choices of whom to choose to work with. This is probably one of the most important decisions I had to make when I started my business. Located in the US, I have to depend upon the talent, reliability, knowledge, quality of service and product, flexibility, problem solving and overall competence of any company I choose to represent our company for our travelers.
I like to think I knew all this at the beginning, but the truth is I was very lucky to have started my collaboration almost twenty years ago with Essence of Italy. They have been the mainstay of my business in Italy, a wonderful partnership that has never failed and continues to grow every year. The people at Essence of Italy are not only my business partners, they are my dear friends with whom I am very fortunate to have found ”

K. Herbst – President & Founder The International Kitchen, USA

"Our relationship and overall professional partnership with Essence of Italy is one that is built on loyalty and trust. Essence of Italy provides us with travel products and services in Italy, that we’ve experienced to be good quality with consistency. We’ve experienced first-hand their flexibility and willingness to ensure that our mutual clients visiting Italy leave with the most memorable experience, to last a lifetime. Elisa Pozzoli, Co-Owner & Product & Marketing Director for Essence of Italy is a wonderful person who is passionate about her clients and her company. She is thoroughly engaged in our account and provides us with hand selected travel products and services, that ensure we are offering the very best that Italy has to offer our mutual Canadian clients. We’ve selected Essence of Italy because they care about clients and provide great customer service!”

G. Bragagnolo - Vice President, Europe & A.Stoduto - European Product Manager

Thomas Cook Canada/Sunquest, ALBATours, CANADA

"I have had the distinct pleasure and honor of working with Essence of Italy for nearly 8 years. I attribute a great deal of my success and growth to their professionalism , genuine care and highly personalized attention that they provide to each and everyone of my clients in crafting an extraordinary and memorable experience of Italy from the day of arrival until they depart. I am truly blessed to have known them and look forward to our continued business relationship for many years to come. They are truly a very special one-of-a kind travel company!”

P. D’Attoma – President & Founder Da Vinci Custom Travel & Tours, USA

"Since 1995, Leonardo Balli has been my primary supplier and coordinator for Tuscany. Over the years, he and his staff have organized hundreds of lodgings, private tours and self-guided itineraries for me. I can honestly say that they have always been the most reliable partners my company has encountered. I have never regretted placing my full trust in them, and I would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone seeking the most impeccable and discreet partners in Italy, be it for off-the-beaten-track destinations, unique experiences, or luxurious once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.”

K. Jarratt – President & Founder In Italy Online, USA

"Tempo Holidays has enjoying a long term co-operation with Essence of Italy, during this time there has never been a task too difficult for Leonardo and his team of knowledgeable, courteous and helpful staff. Essence of Italy is always able to provide assistance on any request in a prompt and professional manner going above and beyond for Tempo Holidays. It has been a pleasure working with Essence of Italy and we will continue to do so for many years”.

A. Frino – Product Manager for Tempo Holidays, AUSTRALIA