Wings Over Italy & Its Islands
Savour the delights as you travel by private plane
About this unique luxury experience
Journey seamlessly between some of Italy’s most beguiling destinations, with an ease only made possible by private charter air.
Indulge in fettucine alfredo at the Roman restaurant where the recipe was created. Enjoy a full day exploring Sardinia’s rugged countryside, with lunch in a traditional farmhouse overlooking the scenic coast. Partake of the culinary pleasures of Sicily — wine, chocolate and gastronomy — and visit the famous markets of Catania before savouring three days of exploration in Puglia, including an eclectic choice of Design Your Day experiences.
Experience the height of luxury on a private jet
Enjoy flying as it is meant to be – not merely as a means of travelling from A to B, but as an essential part of what makes your escape luxurious.
When you travel with us by chartered jet, you gain access to exotic destinations out of reach for most major airlines. As a result, these private jet itineraries are full of awe-inspiring visits to the world’s most remote corners. Enjoy a truly personalised onboard service, avoid long queues for customs, and travel according to a schedule that is designed to elevate your experience – rather than one dictated by an airline’s convenience.
11 Nights from £30,610pp
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- Private chartered flights
- English-speaking resident tour director and local guides
- Hand-selected luxury accommodation
- Design Your Day®, on one select day
- Travelling Bell Boy® luggage handling
- Traveller’s Valet® laundry service
- Internet access (where available)
- Airport meet and greet with private transfers
- Full breakfast daily; select lunches and dinners
- Entrance fees and taxes
- 24/7 on-call support
- A relaxed journey that joins Rome to three fascinating Italian regions, in a way that just wouldn’t be possible without the charter air will appeal to clients who have already visited Rome/Florence/Venice, it is more suited to a repeat Italy traveler
- Being Italy, we have loaded up on food and wine experiences, including original fettucine Alfredo, Sardinian farmhouse lunch, foodie tour in Catania with the markets and cannoli, a chocolate workshop, ancient olive oil and a winery tour/lunch in Avola.
- Walking tours in key locations, but the programme is focused more on culture, culinary and relaxation.
- Some light activity like e-bikes and countryside walking.
Arrive in Rome, the Eternal City, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. Tonight, join your Resident Tour Director and fellow guests for a welcome reception and dinner.
Immerse yourself in Rome’s mesmeric history, exploring some of the city’s most iconic sights, including the magnificent Ara Pacis of Augustus with its intricate stone friezes depicting ancient Roman life. Lunch features an indulgent classic, fettucine alfredo, served at Alfredo alla Scrofa, the establishment where it was originally created. Then, an A&K-exclusive experience, private entry to the Villa Farnesina, a 16th-century suburban estate boasting sumptuous Renaissance frescoes. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, free to explore the city your own way.
Board your private charter aircraft this morning and fly over the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean to the captivating island of Sardinia. Enjoy lunch before stepping back in time at the prehistoric site of Nuraghe La Prisgiona. Continue to your hotel for a leisurely check in, gathering again later for dinner at a local restaurant.
Venture deep into rural Sardinia on a full-day 4×4 jeep safari. Passing through quaint villages and meandering pastoral landscapes, you’ll pause often to absorb breath-taking views over the ocean and rugged countryside. Stop for a traditional lunch of local specialities at a rustic farmhouse perched picturesquely above the scenic coastline.
Fly by private chartered aircraft to Catania, Sicily. Set out on a foodie tour of the city, exploring its bustling markets and admiring its beautiful Baroque architecture. Lunch can be enjoyed at your leisure before heading to Noto, where your spectacular hotel awaits. Check in and refresh yourself with a ‘Scenic Sundowner’ before a sumptuous dinner.
Journey to Regusa, a town rebuilt after a great earthquake in 1693 in an archetypal example of the Sicilian Baroque style, where you will stroll the magnificent streets of what is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Modica, also a UNESCO-listed site, where you’ll enjoy a delicious introduction to the town’s chocolate crafting skills with a molto dulce Chef’s Table experience that includes a demonstration and tasting workshop. This evening, enjoy time at leisure at your hotel.
This morning, set out into the Sicilian countryside as you ‘Ride Like a Local’ by e-bike. Traverse rural trails to reach a local winery where you’ll taste wine produced with the famous Nero d’Avola grape, one of Sicily’s most important indigenous varieties. Then, take advantage of some time at leisure to stroll through the charming coastal town of Avola. Back at the hotel, after relaxing and enjoying your surroundings, join the traditional passegiatto (pre-dinner stroll) through Noto and dinner at a local restaurant.
Delve into antiquity, travelling to Syracuse, an early and powerful colony of Ancient Greece. Guided by a local expert, uncover the many layers of rich history, both Greek and Roman, in this age-old city before having lunch at leisure. Transfer to Catania’s airport and board your private charter flight to Puglia, Italy’s enchanting southern region, where you’ll check in to your hotel.
Wander around Locorotondo, a village considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. Lunch will be at your leisure. Proceed to fascinating Alberobello, a town famous for its traditional, fairytale-like trulli houses. Built entirely from stone without the use of mortar, their construction is a dying art with only a few people remaining who know how to create these distinctive structures. Discover the town with a local expert before returning to your hotel.
This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:
Take a cooking class with lunch at a local masseria, where you’ll craft pasta and focaccia
Hike the scenic Alto Salento with a guide, stopping en route for a picnic lunch
Embark on an e-bike tour that includes lunch in Ostuni
Later, drive to Ostuni, passing the age-old olive trees for which the region is famous, to visit an olive oil producer with an ancient mill to learn about the fascinating evolution of oil production. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.
After breakfast, soak up some final Italian charms before transferring to the airport for your departing flight.
Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer authentic hospitality. These include the classic luxury of Sina Bernina Bristol, CPH Pevero Hotel, II San Corrado di Noto and II Melograno.
You will also have at your disposal the Travelling Bell Boy® service to ensure luggage is waiting in your room at each hotel. You may also take advantage of complimentary laundry service, Traveller’s Valet®, midway through the journey. Prior to departure, guests can save time and hassle with White Glove Visa and Passport Handling, a concierge service that expedites visa and passport applications.
Luxury in the Air
Travelling by private jet makes it possible to experience far more than on a conventional itinerary, with greater space and privacy. Whether you’re journeying between cities, countries or continents, doing so by private jet guarantees a superior travel experience.
Here are the key benefits of choosing a private jet holiday with A&K:
- Private charter flights worldwide – long-haul, short-haul and anywhere in between
- 24-hour dispatch means we are always available should you need last-minute support
- A network of 55 offices around the world allows us to support you both in the air and on the ground, arranging everything from your chauffeur transfers and accommodation to your expert guides and tailor-made experiences.