Italiaplus - Your specialist for travel and events in Italy

We, Barbara Stadlmann from Austria and Christine Rhodovi from Germany, met each other in the North Italian town of Sestri Levante in 2005. We both lost our hearts in this beautiful town and found our second home in Liguria. We shared not only our love of Italy, Italian cuisine and "dolce vita", but also our professional roots as tour operators and event managers. Over the years, we decided to raise our shared passion to another levelby making our passion our business.

In the year 2009, we finally founded our first own company "Liguriaplus". In the following years we convinced more and more of our clients of our services as tour-operators, event agents and DMC for Liguria. The demand for our tailor-made tours and events increased steadily. With passion and drive we created new products, innovative event ideas, tailor-made journeys and authentic experiences. With growing demand, we expanded the range of our products. Over the years, we built up a network of hotels and specialized providers from the family-run pizzeria to the expert for outdoor teambuilding. Thanks to the high standard of our products, authentic experiences and our personal on-site service, we were able to convince our clients to stick with us and to book new journeys and events every year. At the request of our clients, we added further Italian regions, such as Piedmont, the Marches, Umbria and Apulia to our portfolio.  

At the beginning of 2015, we founded the "Italiaplus Travel & Events GmbH". The „plus“ in Italiaplus stands, just as in Liguriaplus, for the added value we give our clients with each journey.

The Company

Italiaplus Travel & Events is a German incoming agency and DMC located in Wiesbaden. 

As tour-operators, we create and organize tailor-made journeys for groups and individuals. The most popular types of journeys in Italy are hiking & walking tours through the beautiful landscapes, art and cultural trips with sightseeing and culinary tours including many tasting experiences of the renowned Italian cuisine.

As event agency we create innovative tailor-made team, corporate and private events in Italy, such as:

  • Team events with interactive challenges on the beach, at sea, in small fishing villages, medieval villages or popular Italian cities
  • Performance incentives with funny and active team challenges for your employees
  • Teambuilding journeys to support particular goals and skills of your employees  
  • Meetings and seminars in locations with a special atmosphere and sea view
  • Conferences at the sea for up to 1,000 guests
  • Stag or hen nights with joint activities and beach parties
  • Weddings - Ceremony, Party, Program and hotel booking for the guests
  • Honeymoon in Italy
  • Birthday parties in Italy as a perfect surprise for the birthday boy or girl!

When you plan your journey or event with Italiaplus, you will profit from custom made concepts and comprising knowledge of the language and the destination. With us you will experience the pure Italy just as you imagined it. You will discover art and culture get to know the Italian way of life and enjoy regional dishes and typical home grown products.

Our goal is to create unforgettable experiences  for our clients with various individually developed concepts.. We are looking forward to showing you the authentic Italy and  convincing you of our service!

Italiaplus Travel & Events GmbH – Your specialist for travel and events in Italy! 

Barbara Stadlmann

I, in fact, came to Italy for business reasons. Since 1990, my work for an international corporate lawyer brought me to the north Italian Region of Liguria. Italy was love at first sight and soon I also began travelling there on vacation.

The laid-back nature of the Italian people as well as the multifaceted landscapes are what caught me. I´m a passionate hiker and loved to walk along the beautiful hiking trails on the steep cliff lines and the hilly hinterland with stunning views of  nature and the sea.

While making excursions to the Cinque Terre, Genoa, Levanto, Moneglia or Varese Ligure I discovered the beautiful region of Liguria piece by piece. So I decided - together with Christine - to combine passion with profession and to create journeys as tour-operators and DMC for Italy.

My vision was to use my experience in the organization of journeys, private events, meetings and conferences to show other people this beautiful destination and to make their time in Italy unforgettable. The feedback from my clients tells me anew that I made the right decision.

When will we meet in Italy?

Yours, Barbara Stadlmann.

mobile: +49 (0)162 2032846


Barbara Stadlmann

Christine Rhodovi

In 2004, I came to Sestri Levante in Liguria the first time. I spent my holidays here and - just like Barbara - I fell in love with this charming coastal town in Italy. From the first day on, I liked the typical manner of the Italian people and it is still a very important aspect. Anyway, not only did I fall in love with the country, I also met my husband there and so Italy became my second home.

When I met Barbara, who shared my idea to start a new business, I decided to dedicate my experience as an event manager to Liguria and it wasn’t long before we founded "Liguriaplus". Since 2009, we have organized journeys, group tours, performance incentives, teambuilding journeys, team events, company outings, conferences and further private and corporate events.

We focus our tailor-made products and offers on genuineness, variety and creativity. As a special service we handle the requests of our clients personally. With our complete support from A to Z - on request also on-site at your destination - we provide our clients with unique travel experiences, professional corporate events and funny team exercises in Italy

Over the years, I was able to expand my knowledge of the destination as well as my connections to local providers and event locations. If requested, I can assist you personally at your destination during your event and coordinate all providers in the Italian language. So I will guarantee a successful event in Italy for you and your guests! I´m looking forward to planning and organizing your event in Italy and to welcoming you to "bella Italia"!

Yours, Christine Rhodovi


mobile: +49 (0)162 2187797


Christine Rhodovi