Some appearances on Press & Web


Italy Magazine: Talking To Laura Notarbartolo, Founder of Italian Special Occasions DMC

Luxury Travel Magazine: Italian Wedding Couture: Bespoke Experience in Tuscany

Luxury Travel Advisor: Italy’s Valley Of Good Food: Emilia-Romagna

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine: Pick the date (PDF)

Brides Abroad Magazine: flip through on issuu



Some testimonials by our Clients


Corporate Events


Cristina Conforto, Brand Director for Kerastase Brasil

On behalf of Kérastase team and clients, I would like to congratulate and thank you for the wonderful night we had. Everyone was amazed about the different attractions that happened one after another. Also, thank you very much for the surprise I received in my room from St. Maria Novella… I loved it!

Ana Paula Roza, Director of Human Resources for Kerastase Brasil

Dear Laura, I would like to thank you for all your kindness with me and my clients. The night was amazing and we had an incredible event with your team.Thank you for helping us to make an unforgettable moment for Kérastase. Thank you for the present you’ve send us from St. Maria Novella!

LS Retail Corporate Statement on Official Social Media Accounts

Our most heartfelt thanks to all the participants, speakers, sponsors & exhibitors that made conneXion a huge success.

Mari Smith, Marketing Expert at Facebook, after experiencing “conneXion Rome”

What a spectacular tour we had yesterday. […] Thank you LS Retail for your gracious hospitality and a truly wonderful experience this week!


Weddings & Holidays


Maria Graça from Brazil

I had visited Florence other times before but had never experienced it the way I did with the help of Italian Special Occasions DMC. I participated in a fashion-themed experience with a group of friends, we just had so much fun visiting the most hidden shops, learning about the old traditions of tailors and shoe makers – not only in theory but also in practice through workshops. I can only recommend the dedicated ISO team and their services, they really did take us to places and make us do things which we would have never known about without their local knowledge. Saudade!

Lucy Stevens from the USA

My husband and I crossed the pond from America to beautiful Cortona, Tuscany for the wedding of a dear, old school friend.  Wow!  What a magical day!  For us it was a dream vacation, the trip of a lifetime!  Not only did Italian Special Occasions DMC organize the wedding day, but they also arranged really fun activities for many of the out-of-town guests before and after the wedding.  We had a wine tasting and a cooking class – so much fun!  I’d recommend Italian Special Occasions DMC to any bride & groom.  We had such a good time, that they’re helping us plan a family & friends trip to Sicily for next spring. Grazie! Lucy Stevens

Jessica and Charles Hodgson from Australia

“Back in May of 2014 we were fortunate enough to be invited to what we can only describe as the most incredible wedding we’ve ever been to. The girls at Italian Special Occasions DMC really did an amazing job. The location was simply stunning. We stayed at an amazing historic building called ‘Baglio’ near Sulinante, Sicily. It had been converted into luxury apartments with stunning views, and its own fully operational vineyard. Incredible food, wine made from grapes grown a few yards away, a beautiful setting, and fireworks lighting up the Sicilian sky- I felt like I was in a movie! The wine tasting and tour of vineyard the next day, followed by a relaxed lunch in the gardens of the main villa was the perfect ending to a perfect weekend. Jessica and Charles Hodgson”

Sinead Brennan from the UK

My boyfriend’s family and I were staying in a remote village near Pienza and fancied sampling some of the local wine. Italian Special Occassions organised a vineyard tour at a beautiful winery called Cinelli Colombina in Trequanda, where we were welcomed by our fluent English speaking guide. The vineyard is set in beautiful Tuscan countryside lined with cypress trees and, although it was a hot day, the wine cellars provided welcome relief from the baking sun. Our guide was able to give us fascinating insight into the history of the region and the female-lead winery.  We not only sampled the home-grown Brunello wines, we also had an olive oil tasting which was delicious and came away with bottles of both! Thank you Italian Special Occassions! Sinead Brennan








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