Italy Travel Planning

Plan the perfect trip with an Italy expert

A respected journalist and destination expert, The Italy Edit’s founder Livia Hengel has spent the past decade traveling far and wide to bring you the best travel intel about restaurants, hotels and local experiences in Italy. Whether this is your first trip to Italy or your fifth, Livia will help you plan a perfect itinerary and make sure you don’t miss anything special on your trip.

Need help navigating the infinity of Italy? Fill out the form below and we’ll follow up to coordinate time zones and availability!

What is it: a 30-minute travel consultation via voice or video call to discuss your itinerary, travel style, local recommendations and answer any questions you have. Each session includes a follow-up email with more specifics and details, including a personalized Google map and contact information for preferred guides. Please note that this service does not include booking hotel stays or making reservations.

The fee: $195 payable via Paypal before our call

Italy Travel Planning Questionnaire

Livia is based in Rome on CET time - she'll follow up to coordinate with you.

Kind feedback from happy travelers

“My husband and I decided on a 2-week trip to Italy this summer, but we were having a difficult time narrowing down where to visit and how much time to spend in each place. I had followed The Italy Edit on Instagram and decided to reach out and I am so glad I did! I am typically the travel planner for all of our trips, but was looking for a travel consultant that I could bounce ideas off of and get more local recommendations — Livia to the rescue. She is so sweet and I truly felt like she knew exactly what type of trip we were looking for from one conversation. Her follow up was amazing and I love how she creates a Google map of pinned recommended places. It makes it so easy. She was also unbelievably responsive and willing to help answer a few additional questions. Every single spot that Livia recommended, from restaurants, bars, beaches and tours, we absolutely loved. If you are someone that likes to plan the logistics of your trip, but want to make sure you are going to the best spots, Livia is the perfect person to work with. We are already looking forward to working with Livia on our next trip to Italy!”

Elizabeth & Eric

“My wife and I never use travel agents except on a few occasions when traveling via business conventions. Since we are going to Italy on our own we decided to dive into the research ourselves but found it overwhelming. By pure luck and searching on Instagram we found Livia. She is communicative, gracious, and extraordinarily knowledgeable. She took the time to find out exactly what we wanted to do on our trip to Naples and Sorrento. She made it happen with a thorough and easy-to-follow list & agenda that included hotels, restaurants, and our own personal twist. We can’t recommend her enough. Grazie Livia.”

Victor & Meredith

“I can’t thank you enough for all of your help and for putting your time and thought into organizing this wonderful list of suggestions for my trip. It’s made me even more excited for my month in Tuscany.”


“I found Livia through Instagram as my wife and I adore all things Italy and try to travel there every year. I have to say it is so refreshing in these challenging times to meet someone so kind (first and foremost) but also a wealth of travel knowledge and valuable information. Her smile & optimism and enthusiasm shines through with every interaction.”


“If you are traveling to Italy…look no further!! We found Livia on Instagram and knew immediately that she was the right fit for helping us plan our trip. Her IG stories highlighted so many beautiful places and it made the process of selecting where we wanted to travel to so effortless. We scheduled a zoom call with her to map out our weeks in the different regions. Livia followed up with the most detailed travel email we’ve ever seen!! It was full of links, specific recommendations, an interactive map with pins/links/photos/etc. We had some extra questions after our zoom meeting and she was so responsive and generous with her time. Livia is a true wealth of Italian knowledge. We owe the success of our trip to her. Grazie mille!”

Madeline & Allyssa

“Our honeymoon to Italy was nothing short of a dream thanks to Livia. We had never been to the south of the country and she helped us plan the perfect trip – places to visit, excursions, where to stay, and where to find the best food and wine. Thank you, Livia, for helping us plan our amazing vacation!”

Nina & Ron

“I reached out to Livia because it was my first time in Italy and I wanted to visit six cities. She made sure I spent the right amount of time in each place and shared off-the-beaten path tips on what to see and do in each city. I loved the little wine bars I would have missed on my own. I can honestly say Livia made the trip easy and made it feel like I could relax and enjoy the vacation.”