Welcome to

Escape Artists was founded in 2009 by Elizabeth Condelli. Passionate about her ancestral heritage, she blogged about her experiences up and down the boot, meeting the local merchants, and learning about their history. In 2015 her daughter Blaine Brown, opened their office in Rome, turning their blogging passion into a lifestyle travel business. Having the advantageous opportunity to personally see and experience all that Italy has to offer, we are able to make unimaginable magic happen.

Our success comes from cultivating personal relationships with suppliers across Italy, as well as our commitment to designing unique vacations, going beyond your expectations.  It is our delight to share our ancestral homeland with travelers from across the United States in the most authentic and stress-free journey with the Italian people.  Our Rome office provides 24/7 hour service and is able to adjust and make changes to your itinerary according to your wishes, solving any problems before you even knew they were there.

We invite you to contact us for a free consultation and stay up-to-date on all things Italy with us on Instagram. Keep Dreaming Italy!

About Us

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Condelli

Elizabeth Condelli originally created Escape Artists in 2009 as a blog on Italian Travel. After visiting many beautiful regions and unique provinces in Italy, she had to share her knowledge with others who share her passion. She dreams the big picture and brings your ideas to life.

“Everything is possible!”

Director of Italian
Operations

Blaine Brown

Blaine Brown joined Escape Artists in 2012 and now operates the Italian office in Rome. She obsessively galavants through the Italian country and seasides, searching for the next big adventure. She keeps the ship sailing smoothly and makes sure each day of your escape stays a vacation day.

“Dolce far Niente!”

Public Relations
Designer

Nani Bush

Nani Bush entered onto the Escape Artists’ scene in 2015, bringing her extensive background of experience as the USC School of Medicine’s event planner as well as her deep rooting in her spiritual faith. She nurtures all groups and events, and keeps everyone fabulous!

“La Dolce Vita!”

About Us

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Condelli

Elizabeth Condelli originally created Escape Artists in 2009 as a blog on Italian Travel. After visiting many beautiful regions and unique provinces in Italy, she had to share her knowledge with others who share her passion. She dreams the big picture and brings your ideas to life.

“Everything is possible!”

Director of Italian Operations

Blaine Brown

Blaine Brown joined Escape Artists in 2012 and now operates the Italian office in Rome. She obsessively galavants through the Italian country and seasides, searching for the next big adventure. She keeps the ship sailing smoothly and makes sure each day of your escape stays a vacation day.

“Dolce far Niente!”

Public Relations Designer

Nani Bush

Nani Bush entered onto the Escape Artists’ scene in 2015, bringing her extensive background of experience as the USC School of Medicine’s event planner as well as her deep rooting in her spiritual faith. She nurtures all groups and events, and keeps everyone fabulous!

“La Dolce Vita!”

Our Experiences

Our aim for authentic, cultural tours promotes the extensive and world famous art, architecture, and history of some of the oldest cities on earth. We strive to show you why the Roman empire still receives endless acclaim to this day, along with the ancient influences of the Byzantine, Etruscan, and Greek cultures that once occupied Italy.  Many forget Italy only unified about 150 years ago, let us show you the unique identity that each region has to offer!

Sample Tour: Your Tuscan Fantasy

Travel into the world famous Renaissance hub of Florence, known for its exquisite architecture and fabulous museums.  But don’t let your familiarity end there!  The region of Tuscany is completely full of UNESCO art cities, decadent chapels, and mysterious wonders from pre-Roman fables to current myths.  See the foundation of the Twilight books in the macabre town of Volterra, after which Stephenie Meyer named her blood-thirsty vampires the Volturi. Then, traverse through the marble quarries of Carrara and sculpt your own masterpiece like Michelangelo.  We will curate your every desire..

Our Enogastronomic tours showcase the wide range of authentic, delicious delights that hail from Bella Italia. From wine tasting in Sicily’s Mount Etna to vegan cooking classes in the Tuscan countryside, there is nothing we cannot create to satisfy your every craving.

Sample Tour: Delicious Delights of the Langhe

Taste and live in the joy of one of Italy’s most famous, but less well known, regions of the Langhe in Piedmont. From family owned Barolo and Barbaresco producers, to white truffle hunting in the forest, to personalized visits to hazelnut orchards and the Nutella factory, we will introduce you to the flavors and scents you’ve only imagined while watching Top Chef.

Vatican City is home to the Roman Catholic Church, so it’s no surprise that religion plays a key part in the Italian lifestyle. But, spirituality extends much further than the Sistine Chapel. From yoga excursions, to ancient Jewish synagogues, to following the steps of ancient leaders like Saint Francis through the lush National forests, Italy has something for everyone who aims to reconnect with their spirituality.

Sample Tour: Encounter the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the personified soul of the Catholic Church, filling it with zeal, wisdom and love. Encounter the Holy Spirit takes a journey into the lives of Saint Padre Pio, Saint Michael the Archangel, and Saint Francis of Assisi, traveling through the regions of Puglia, Campania, and Umbria. Together, we’ll understand what inspired these saints’ deep devotion to God, as well as witnessing some of their sufferings and hardships.

Wellness comes from the mind, soul and body. On our specialized excursions, we pamper every aspect of your being to create the most pure, most stress free, and most relaxed version of yourself. Spa treatments, thermal resorts, and mud baths are only the beginnings of the offerings we share with you.

Sample Tour: Live, Love, Wellness Retreat

This exclusive retreat has been crafted with Life Coach Christy Calbos and Skinny Jean Activist Jackie Koch for those who wish to be inspired, heighten motivation and productivity, and achieve personal development for success.  Our unique escape is centered in the scenic hills of Padua in the Veneto, where ancient volcanic activity has produced warm and healing thermal springs, which is an ideal location for regenerating your mind and body.  Vineyards and villas surround wooded hills that make Euganean Hills a popular destination for hikers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. Unleash your personal passion and inspire yourself on this stress free experience!

Italy is not only wine, pasta, and Michelangelo. Composed mostly of mountains, hilltop towns, and deep aquamarine waters, we showcase the side of Italy that not many get a chance to see. Sailing and scuba diving off of the Sicilian coast, then skiing and snowboarding down the Alps, we have everything in place for your ultimate adventure.

Sample Tour: Waving Through Emilia Romagna

When most people think of Emilia Romagna, they only get to Prosciutto di Parma or the cheese of Parmigiano Reggiano, if they get that far! We want to showcase a more awesome side of this gorgeous region with our tailor made trekking and kayaking adventure through the Appennine Mountains and the Trebbia River. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of food and wine involved too.

Escape Artist Blog

CappucciNOPE

Religion, politics, and...cappuccino?  You may think one of these is not like the other, but nothing will tear apart an Italian

See all posts
See all posts

How we work

At Escape Artists, all of our itineraries are tailor-made to each and every guest and inspired by your individual desires. We have over 10 years of experience in designing amazing vacations of all budgets and sizes, personalized by our friends in the hotels, transportation, and hospitality of each area of Italy. We take great pride in each of our authentic escapes and want to share our love of Undiscovered Italy with you, in true Escape Artists style.

We believe that the Hotel is the Destination, so we select each city and lodging specifically for your personal lifestyle. If you aren’t comfortable at your home away from home, you can never truly relax.

We remove the stress and timely hassle undertaking of getting around alone, by using our trusted private drivers. If you prefer to drive yourself, we can arrange a luxury vehicle pickup and drop-off service, so your car will be waiting at the hotel upon your arrival. VIP airport service can also be reserved if you wish to be met directly at the plane and never even touch your luggage.

Our local tour guides are storytellers, who plan their time with you as unique explorations of their city based on your passions. From museum visits, to introductory tours, to artisan product shopping, or even wine bar hopping, we find the pathway best suited for you.

We are constantly discovering and tasting our way through new and classic restaurants, which we suggest and reserve for you according to your tastes, food restrictions, and location. It’s easy to eat in Italy, let us ensure that you eat well.

Call us for complimentary consultation, where we can understand exactly what you’re looking for and get to know each other. Afterwards, if you would like to move forward with an Escape Plan, our proposal will include: airport entry and departure points, accommodations, transfers, suggested activities, and budget. All of our fees to prepare your custom escape will be included and are based on the number of people and days. Eliminate the time and stress of planning your vacation and leave it to the experts in Italy, Escape Artists.

Loading...
Loading...

Contact Us