About The Italian Specialist

Paul Stratton is the owner and director of The Italian Specialist and has over twenty years experience in Italy within the travel business, mostly at a senior/board level. These days his time is split between the UK and The Italian Specialist's office on Lake Garda in Italy.

Paul has lived and worked in different parts of Italy for over thirty years and hence boasts an unrivalled specialist knowledge of Italy - with relevance to all sectors and businesses within the travel trade operating to Italy.

Paul (right) with Vittorio, one of Sicily's best chef
James Bond Press Conference, Lake Garda, Italy 2009

What our clients say

'We have worked worked with Paul Stratton for 3 years to develop our programme to Italy and have found him to be an excellent source of inspiration. He has introduced us to a very appropriate range of partners showing that he understands our profile and the needs of our clients. His reputation in the Italian Lakes and in Sardinia is second to none.'
John Dixon, Chairman and Managing Director, Prestige Holidays, Ringwood, UK.

'I have had the pleasure of working with Paul for more than 12 years now and his passion and enthusiasm for good business is as infectious today as it ever was. But it is his passion for all things Italian that marks him out from the crowd. Paul's many years of experience living and working in Italy have given him an unparalleled understanding of the country, its people and of course its food and wine and I look forward to many more years working with Paul as a colleague and a friend'.
Steve Hornby, Managing Director, Success Tours /The Albatross Travel Group Board Member/Shareholder.

Prior to starting The Italian Specialist, Paul successfully developed a travel SME (Success Tours) into a thriving business.
Together with his wife Sally, Paul runs a business specialising in villa and apartment rentals on Lake Garda Italy, read more at: http://www.lakegardaapartments.co.uk.

Please contact us or call to discuss your needs on +44(0)7776 251959 or email: paul@theitalianspecialist.com.

We look forward to being of assistance to you!