Travel in Italy Post Covid
An update on Italian Travel today:
between "Global Warming and Fully Booked"
I have just completed two weeks touring much of Northern Italy ending on Monte Argentario , at A Leading Hotels five star property, named il Pellicano. If you have not heard of it yet, it is worthy of your bucket list.
Dramatic coastline, Exceptional service in a renown and beautiful setting.
I have traveled during these past 14 days from Venezia, Lago d'GArda, Verona, Massimo Bottura's Casa Maria Luigina in Modena, to Versilia, then Firenze, to an Alder spa in bucolic Bagno Vignoni to this Maremma coastline.
It was clear that all hotels, and affiliated vendors, have been operating with “all cylinders”. Every hotel I stayed in was " Fully Booked" .
Staff was often shorthanded, and were diligently working on satisfying present guests and confirming future requests.
Requests for custom vacations arrive daily to us and to Italy, and from a travel planner perspective, hotel inventory is low. In certain room categories and destinations namely Costera Amalfitana and Capri, Lago d ‘Como many area already booked until October. Delux categories are the first choice room category for many travelers and are more reasonable then the pricier suites which in a five star property often start around Eu 2200 a night.
In short prices are high,and inventory low.
We, at The Italian Concierge are unable to satisfy all requests, especially those requesting travel under 2 months. It is not “impossible” to find “something” but certain requests such as multiple rooms, consecutive dates of three, four, five nights, are difficult to find unless one has flexibility in budget, dates or location. Our philosophy is not to just Find Something. We want our clients to be exceptional pleased with their entire vacation and working last minute does not allow us to fulfill our At The Italian Concierge , we are planning primarily for fall and for 2023 where there is inventory to reserve.