The Italian Specialist For All Things Antique, Vintage, Industrial and Modernariato

Octopus Tours is a purveyor and creator of tailor made, bespoke buying trips in and around Italy.

Catering mainly but not only to the antique trade, we can also arrange private tours for individuals with a passion for everything old who may wish to combine an independent holiday with an accent on antiques and fine art.

The perfect solution for the busy international antique dealer and interior designer, we can take the laborious side of things out of the equation by organizing the finer details like travel, hotel accommodation and day to day schedule, leaving you free to concentrate on what really matters, buying great pieces of art and antiques.

EUROPEAN ANTIQUE FAIR DATES 2020

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16 Jan – 19 Jan 2020 Art Innsbruck Innsbruck Austria
16 Jan – 19 Jan 2020 Outsider Art Fair New York USA
17 Jan – 21 Jan 2020 Maison Et Objet Villepinte Paris France
22 Jan – 26 Jan 2020 London Art Fair London UK
23 Jan – 26 Jan 2020 Naarden Art Fair Naarden Netherlands
24 Jan – 26 Jan 2020 Arte Fiera – Art First Bologna Italy
26 Jan – 2 Feb 2020 BRAFA Brussels Belgium
30 Jan – 2 Feb 2020 Art Geneva Geneva Switzerland
31 Jan – 2 Feb 2020 Art3f Paris Paris France
31 Jan – 3 Feb 2020 Art Palm Beach Palm Beach USA
6 Feb – 9 Feb 2020 Art Rotterdam Rotterdam Netherlands
7 Feb – 9 Feb 2020 Affordable Art Fair Milan Milan Italy
10 Feb 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
11 Feb 2020 Montpellier Fair Montpellier France
12 Feb 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
13 Feb – 16 Feb 2020 Art Karlsruhe  Karlsruhe Germany
13 Feb – 16 Feb 2020 Antikmassan Stockholm Sweden
14 Feb – 17 Feb 2020 Arte Genova Genova Italy
14 Feb – 16 Feb 2020 Frieze LA Los Angeles USA
15 Feb – 23 Feb 2020 Arte Fiera Longarone Italy
26 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 Art Madrid Madrid Spain
26 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 Art und Antik Messe Munster Munster Germany
26 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 ARCO Madrid Madrid Spain
27 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 JUSTMAD Madrid Spain
27 Feb – 28 Feb 2020 Parma Fair / Mercanteinfiera Parma Italy
28 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 Hybrid Contemporary Art Fair Madrid Spain
28 Feb – 1 Mar 2020 Art3f Toulouse Toulouse France
5 Mar – 8 Mar 2020 SCOPE Art New York USA
5 Mar – 8 Mar 2020 Art up Lille France
7 Mar – 15 Mar 2020 TEFAF Maastricht Maastricht Netherlands
8 Mar 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
9 Mar 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
12 Mar – 15 Mar 2020 Affordable Art Fair Battersea London Battersea UK
13 Mar – 15 Mar 2020 Art3f Nantes Nantes France
13 Mar – 15 Mar 2020 HanseArt Lubeck Germany
14 Mar – 15 Mar 2020 Brabant Art Fair Nieuwegein Netherlands
18 Mar – 24 Mar 2020 BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair London UK
19 Mar – 22 Mar 2020 Arte Messe Sindelfingen Germany
19 Mar – 22 Mar 2020 Art Boca Raton Boca Raton USA
19 Mar – 22 Mar 2020 MIA Photo Fair Milan Italy
20 Mar – 22 Mar 2020 Vernice Art Fair Forli Italy
20 Mar – 22 Mar 2020 Affordable Art Fair Brussels Brussels Belgium
24 Mar – 29 Mar 2020 Fine Art Faie Eurantica Brussels Belgium
25 Mar – 29 Mar 2020 Drawing Now Paris Paris France
25 Mar – 30 Mar 2020 Salon du Dessin Paris France
25 Mar – 28 Mar 2020 Art Dubai Dubai UAE
26 Mar – 29 Mar 2020 Contemporary Art Fair Paris Paris France
26 Mar – 29 Mar 2020 Affordable Art Fair New York New York USA
27 Mar – 29 Mar 2020 Art Nordic Copenhagen Denmark
27 Mar – 29 Mar 2020 Art Vienna Vienna Austria
29 Mar – 1 Apr 2020 Bath Art Fair Bath UK
1 Apr – 5 Apr 2020 PAD Paris Paris France
2 Apr – 5 Apr 2020 Art Paris Paris France
4 Apr – 13 Apr 2020 Art & Antique Salzburg Austria
4 Apr – 5 Apr 2020 Pavi Art Milan Italy
6 Apr 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
7 Apr 2020 Montpellier Fair Montpellier France
8 Apr 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
10 Apr – 13 Apr 2020 Unfair Amsterdam Netherlands
14 Apr – 17 Apr 2020 Photo London London UK
16 Apr – 19 Apr 2020 Art Vancouver Vancouver Germany
17 Apr – 19 Apr 2020 MiArt Milan Italy
18 Apr – 19 Apr 2020 Art Eindhoven Eindhoven Germany
23 Apr – 26 Apr 2020 Art Cologne Cologne Germany
23 Apr – 26 Apr 2020 Supermarket Stockholm Sweden
23 Apr – 26 Apr 2020 Art Brussels Brussels Belgium
24 Apr – 26 Apr 2020 Art3f Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
24 Apr – 26 Apr 2020 Discovery Art Fair Cologne Germany
30 Apr – 3 May 2020 Art3f Lausanne Lausanne Switzerland
30 Apr – 3 May 2020 London Original Print Fair London UK
1 May – 3 May 2020 Art Monaco Monte Carlo Monaco
3 May 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
4 May 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
6 May – 10 May 2020 Frieze Art Fair New York USA
14 May – 17 May 2020 Draw Art Fair London UK
15 May – 17 May 2020 Sussex Art Fairs West Sussex UK
15 May – 21 May 2020 Liste Basel Switzerland
21 May – 24 May 2020 This Art Fair Amsterdam Netherlands
4 Jun – 7 Jun 2020 Art Vilnius Vilnius Lithuania
5 Jun – 6 Jun 2020 Tokyo international Art Fair Tokyo Japan
7 Jun – 10 Jun 2020 GZ Basel Basel Switzerland
11 Jun – 14 Jun 2020 SCOPE Art Fair – Basel Basel Switzerland
15 Jun – 20 Jun 2020 VOLTA Basel Basel Switzerland
16 Jun – 21 Jun 2020 Photo Basel Basel Switzerland
18 Jun – 21 Jun 2020 Art Basel Basel Switzerland
28 Jun 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
29 Jun 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
30 Jun 2020 Montpellier Fair Montpellier France
8 Aug – 16 Aug 2020 Art Nocturne Knocke Knokke-Heist Belgium
8 Aug – 16 Aug 2020 Art & Antique Salzburg Austria
6 Sep 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
7 Sep 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
8 Sep 2020 Montpellier Fair Montpellier France
17 Sep – 20 Sep 2020 Beirut Art Fair Beirut Lebanon
1 Oct – 2 Oct 2020 Parma Fair / Mercanteinfiera Parma Italy
4 Oct 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
5 Oct 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
29 Nov 2020 Beziers Fair Beziers France
30 Nov 2020 Avignon Fair Avignon France
1 Dec 2020 Montpellier Fair Montpellier France

Testimonials

“Marco made my first trip shopping for antiques in Italy a huge success! With a thoughtfully laid out itinerary and helpful professionals in every city, the trip was worry-free. His extensive experience handling the logistics of shipping antiques from Italy is invaluable. It might have been my first trip with Octopus Tours but certainly won’t be the last.”
Trish, USA
“Marco has been invaluable in helping me with my last 7 buying trips to Europe with and without clients. I would not be able to navigate the markets and fairs of Europe without him! He is a pleasure to work with and goes above and beyond to handle all details in a professional manner.”
Ann, Dallas, USA
“I had the good fortune to discover Octopus Tours a year ago and since then Marco has guided me through France and Italy twice. The buying tours have been well planned and thought through, Marco left no stone unturned in my quest for my particular style of antiques and collectables. His knowledge of the Fairs and various dealers is comprehensive; he is well respected in the trade. Marco is a pleasure to travel with, I highly recommend him.”
Anne, New Zealand
“Should you and/or your clients be interested in a tour around Parma fair or anywhere in Italy or the UK (and possibly points beyond) Marco is your man.  He can arrange airport transfers, hotels, meals, etc.  I’ve worked with him for at least ten years and he’s been a great help to my business.  And he’s no stick in the mud.”
Shane, Atlanta, USA
“When it comes to antiques and fine art, Octopus Tours has taken the shopping experience in Italy (and beyond) to a whole new level. His attention to customer requirements is detailed and he has a good understanding of each person’s own preferences. Marco, I truly think you are the best and I hope to see you with a Negroni in hand sometime soon! Thanks again to you and your team.”
Ben@CarolineFaisonAntiques, Greensboro, USA
” I have been an antique dealer for over thirty-five years and have had many tours to Europe. The best person that I have ever travelled or toured with on my buying trips is Octopus Tours. Marco knows everything there is to know about the antique trade and took us in many private homes to buy as well. It was one of the best trips we have ever done. Starting in Italy and then to France, we bought wonderful things. I cannot wait to travel with Marco again. He is truly the best there is in this business.”
Kim, USA