Italy Travel Agents

Kimkim has selected the best Italy travel agents so you'll have a worry-free trip.
With kimkim you will connect directly to a local specialist in Italy who will personalize your trip to your specific tastes. Once we have a sense of who you are and what you're looking for, you'll be matched with the right local travel agent for you. Not everyone wants to get completely off the grid—but even if you want to hit the most popular sites and cities, kimkim ensures a customized experience, including lodging, guides, and transportation.
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Tasos Mylonas

(87 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens, Greece
Tasos specializes in: cultural trips, food & wine, nature appreciation, mild adventure, road trips, city discovery, profile-based custom-made trips
Recent traveler reviews for Tasos:
"In all the shuffling and change requests, Tasos and his team did not miss a beat nor did they steer me wrong." - by Diana, Jul 29, 2022 · see review
"Tasos and team made everything so easy and really did a great job with the itinerary." - by Kevin, Jul 24, 2022 · see review
"I would highly recommend Tasos and the Kimkim team!" - by Douglas, Jul 20, 2022 · see review

Harris Bitsounis

(66 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens
Harris specializes in: Travel Specialist
Recent traveler reviews for Harris:
"Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip!" - by Leah, Sep 23, 2022 · see review
"Harris is an amazing local Specialist!" - by Nicole, Sep 20, 2022 · see review
"Harris and the rest of the team were amazing to work with." - by Judy, Aug 27, 2022 · see review

Andrea Gambino

(28 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Turin, Italy
Andrea specializes in: Local Experiences, Custom Made Tours, Luxury, Couples
Recent traveler reviews for Andrea:
"Thank goodness for Andrea!" - by Kristie, Sep 20, 2022 · see review
"Thanks to Andrea's help, it was flawless." - by Veronica, Aug 13, 2022 · see review
"We had a wonderful time on our Italian vacation and we would like to thank Andrea for all his help to organize this trip." - by George, Jul 27, 2022 · see review

Chris Gravas

(18 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens, Greece
Chris specializes in: Families, couples, honeymoons, gastronomy & wine, active adventures, cultural discoveries, nature explorations
Recent traveler reviews for Chris:
"Chris was excellent." - by William, Sep 21, 2022 · see review
"Although he was not our original planner, Chris hopped right in and did a wonderful job of creating our Italian adventure." - by Suzanne, Sep 3, 2022 · see review
"Chris did such an amazing job planning our trip to Greece." - by Ryan, Aug 16, 2022 · see review

Jessica Proietti

(16 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Jessica specializes in: Food & Wine, Culture & Art, Discovering Hidden Gems, Gastronomic trips, Custom made trips, Cultural trips, Local experience trips, Awe-inspiring trips, LGBTQ+
Recent traveler reviews for Jessica:
"Jessica helped us book a sensible itinerary, with stays at boutique hotels (often recently renovated) that we would not have easily found ourselves." - by Eileen, Aug 31, 2022 · see review
"Jessica created an incredibly memorable trip to Italy." - by Michael, Aug 29, 2022 · see review
"This was our first time using kimkim and Jessica from Storywalking." - by sangita, Aug 10, 2022 · see review

Eleni Fotiou

(16 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens
Eleni specializes in: Family & kids
Recent traveler reviews for Eleni:
"Eleni understood our requirements perfectly and arrange the stays, travel and other arrangements to perfection." - by Shyam, Aug 13, 2022 · see review
"Eleni did a wonderful job providing great lodging, locations, and experiences during our trip to Greece." - by Joanna, Aug 2, 2022 · see review
"Kim Kim and our guide Eleni handled all the details big and small from transportation, tours, and hotels." - by Kiara, Jul 24, 2022 · see review

Fabio Fasone

(14 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Venice, Italy
Fabio specializes in: Leisure, families , art and culture, hiking, luxury travel, honeymoon
Recent traveler reviews for Fabio:
"A final thanks to our trip planners Fabio, Lisa and Daniella, you thought of everything and we enjoyed all of it!" - by Judith, Jul 19, 2022 · see review
"Fabio designed a perfect travel plan and chose top notch hotels and tours." - by Jennifer, May 29, 2022 · see review
"From the start Fabio was responsive, informative, and easy to work with." - by Dave, May 27, 2022 · see review

Tomaz Martinek

(12 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Slovenia
Tomaz specializes in: Multi-country tours, unique experiences, customised trips
Recent traveler reviews for Tomaz:
"Tomaz and Zala did a fantastic job planning our trip to Switzerland." - by Megan, Sep 20, 2022 · see review
"Thank you to Tomaz and the team for all the planning." - by Jamie, Jul 24, 2022 · see review
"In Hallstatt, Tomaz connected us with Brigitta, a guide with 20 years of experience leading tours." - by Jack, Jun 2, 2022 · see review

Sonia Vanzin

(10 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Venice
Sonia specializes in: Luxury trips, Honeymooners and young travelers
Recent traveler reviews for Sonia:
"Sonia helped with last part." - by BARSHA, Sep 20, 2022 · see review
"Sonia, our travel agent, attended to our every request, and Daniela, our personal concierge, made sure that all of our transfers went seamlessly." - by Heather, Aug 31, 2022 · see review
"Sonia, our trip planner, was diligent in putting together an itinerary that suited what we were looking for and diligently tweaked the plan until it was perfect." - by Seth, Aug 1, 2022 · see review

Ina Gaydarova

(9 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens, Greece
Ina specializes in: nature and outdoor activities, ecotourism, road trips, healthy and active lifestyle.
Recent traveler reviews for Ina:
"We are so grateful for finding Ina, our local travel expert, and the KimKim Travel Management team for our amazing road trip around Central and North Greece." - by Ronit, Sep 20, 2022 · see review
"Ina and her team were prompt and very knowledgeable and helpful in the planning and the actual execution of our trip." - by Tel, Sep 5, 2022 · see review
"Ina, our travel agent who coordinated the trip, offered to give us a tour of Athens." - by steve, Aug 9, 2022 · see review

Monica Pellizzari

(6 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Florence and Venice
Monica specializes in: Leisure, family , art and cultural travel, food and wine tours, hiking, luxury and romantic travel.
Recent traveler reviews for Monica:
"Monica and Sonia were very responsive and helped us pick the best itinerary for us." - by Carol, Sep 12, 2022 · see review
"When I booked this trip, with the help of Monica and Sonia, I expected to have to spend it with small groups with the usual confusion and mishaps." - by Diane, Jun 18, 2022 · see review
"Our local specialist, Monica took our ideas and provided us an itinerary that was specific to us." - by Martha, May 6, 2022 · see review

Valeria Arcangeli

(4 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Rome
Valeria specializes in: Leisure, Art, History, Local Culture, Food and Wine, Nature, Hiking, Family tours, Luxury Travel, Honeymooners
Hi, my name is Valeria Arcangeli and I am a travel designer at Your Custom Journey. I am an art historian and a restorer of fine arts (frescos and paintings). Arts and history are in my DNA! I was born and raised in the amazing eternal city of Rome. Every morning, going to work, I have the... read more
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Alessandro specializes in: FIT's, private tours
Recent traveler reviews for Alessandro:
"Alessandro was fantastic at both his plan for us and his willingness to work with us as the trip played out." - by Michael, Aug 2, 2022 · see review
" They delivered, specifically Alessandro delivered for us." - by Richard, May 17, 2022 · see review
"Alessandro was amazing!" - by Jake, Apr 14, 2022 · see review

Maria Grazia Rubino

(3 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Maria Grazia specializes in: Fully personalized trip plans. Cultural trips, rural tourism, romantic getaways. Family or couples trips.
Born and raised in the southern Italy, I had the privilege to travel a lot, both in Italy and abroad. As a matter of fact, for me, travel is an all-consuming passion that started during my first trip in London. Since then, it grew more and more, especially when I had the chance to travel abroad... read more

Irene Lappa

(3 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens, Greece
Irene specializes in: road trips, cultural travel, wine & food travel, ecotourism, agritourism, tailor-made trips
Growing up as an only child, my main concern was to socialize, find the best way to communicate with other kids and thus never feel the lack of sibling(s). Luckily, my parents loved traveling and they chose road trips to introduce the world to me. Most of my childhood memories are related to... read more
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Emi Carletti

(3 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Rome
Emi specializes in: Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, Sorrentine & Amalfi Coast
I am originally half from Venice and Half from Apulia so I take part to both the Northern and the Southern souls of Italy. Since I was a little girl I've always been curious about world, different cultures, and all the amazing differences of the Nature. I've studied foreign languages because I... read more

Cecilia Ventura

(2 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Rome
Cecilia specializes in: Culture, Photography, Food, Hiking
I am passionate about travel since I was little and I used to dream of working in the Travel field once I would get big, planning trips to let people discover beauty. I have been "that friend you need to call when you wish to plan a trip" for a long time, I have always organized my journeys by... read more

Chiara Donati

(1 review)
Italy Travel Agent
Chiara specializes in: Food & Wine, Culture & Art, Discovering Hidden Gems, Gastronomic trips, Custom made trips, Cultural trips, Local experience trips
I was lucky enough to be born in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Rome! But I grew up in Tuscia, an area of the Lazio region, that allowed me to discover enchanting and unusual places near my hometown. I have always loved traveling and organising my itineraries both in Italy and... read more

Moreno Moretti

(1 review)
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Moreno specializes in: Culinary Tour - Private Tour- Small Group -Outdoor - Architecture and Design - Heritage trip
I m a Culinary Story Telling Tour specialist, For the last decade, he has been at the forefront of the gastronomic scene in Italy, always with a great desire to promote the le Marche region and the rest of Italy through its many unique fragrances and flavors which stay with you forever. I take... read more

Stephania Abatis

(1 review)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens
Stephania specializes in: Adventure, outdoorsy, everything food, getting a real taste for local life
Hi! My name is Steph, I am from Athens, Greece, however I consider myself to have been nurtured by many places and cultures as I have lived in a few different cities around the world including Rome, Florence, London, and New York! I am a friendly, easy going person who loves exchanging stories... read more

Francesca Cichella

(1 review)
Italy Travel Agent based in Abruzzo, Italy
Francesca specializes in: Custom-made tours, classic tours, off-the-beathen path destinations, authentic travel experiences, food&wine tours, cooking classes, ancestry tours, slow & mindful travel
Ciao! My name is Francesca and I'm a professional Travel Advisor at Igo Travel Network. Before being a Travel Advisor, I am a curious traveler with a passion for traveling off-the-beaten-path, in search of the real soul of the place I am visiting. I am always looking for new destinations and new... read more
Italy Travel Agent based in Torino
Elena specializes in: South Italy, North-est of Italy
My name is Elena and I have been living in Torino for 30 years, a splendid location, situated at the foot of the Alps in north-west Italy. Traveling is my greatest passion – especially travels that respect the local culture and show the authentic side of a destination. I've got more than 10... read more
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Lori specializes in: Solo travel, FITs, small grops, medium groups, large groups and religious itineraries.
I have been working in the tourism field for over 20 years. I collaborated with several tour operators in Italy before happily joining the Storywalking team which allowed me to bring out all my whimsy. The love for my work and my great curiosity give me always the chance to look for little-known... read more
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens
I am a certified and experienced project management expert. I've been involved in travel my entire life and I view project management as the art of getting things done right. Having always perceived my own trips as projects, I think there is nothing more exciting than planning a trip! My... read more
Italy Travel Agent based in Lima, Peru
Getting to help others have unforgettable, unique travel experiences is my main goal. I'm thrilled to be able to encourage people to visit this beautiful world of ours! read more
Italy Travel Agent based in Venice (Italy)
Gloria specializes in: Leisure, families , art and culture, horseback riding
I am a senior Travel Designer at Your Custom Journey and I have 10 years of experience. I have a bachelor's degree in Tourism and one of my biggest passion is traveling. I am also passionate about sports, especially outdoor activities like horseback riding, hiking, and biking with my friends. read more

Trip Reviews for Italy

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim
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Based on 223 ratings

We could not have asked for a better trip. K...
Italy | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

Ashley
Ashley C.
Chesterfield, MO | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

We could not have asked for a better trip. Kimkim organized the perfect accommodations, sight visits and it was a breeze getting between each location. Our concierge, Alessia, was beyond amazing and helpful. We all got spoiled by the check ins, the reminders of our next steps, and the organized drivers. We will certainly be booking with KimKim again. read more

We could not have asked for a better trip. Kimkim organized the perfect accommodations, sight visits and it was a breeze getting between each location. Our concierge, Alessia, was beyond amazing and helpful. We all got spoiled by the check ins, the reminders of our next steps, and the organized drivers. We will certainly be booking with KimKim again.

Hotel Reviews
Bonvecchiati Palace
Venice

Very nice and clean!

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Grand Hotel Cavour Florence
Florence

This was a beautiful property and the location was perfect!

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Hotel Corallo
Sorrento

What a view we had! We felt like we were in a movie with the views and accommodations. The staff was very kind and helpful every day.

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47 Boutique Hotel
Rome

Perfect location for sight seeing all over Rome! Room was very nice and clean.

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Activity Reviews
Explore the Chianti Wine region
Florence

This was a picture perfect day. Michaela took us the back way through the region and we got to see the most beautiful sights. The wineries she selected were perfect and we enjoyed our day to the fullest.

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We wanted to take Michaela with us every where else we went! She was amazing!
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Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour - max 12-14 people-free time in Capri
Italy

It was beyond magical to swim in the sea not once but twice. Transportation on the island was a bit annoying at the end of the day, but this excursion will live in my memory forever.

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Private Pizza-making class
Rome

Wow! What else can I say! We learned so much from Tony and Julia. They were so welcoming, kind, and fun to work with. We learned that we make pizza all wrong in America. Everyone who goes to Rome, should experience this fun class.

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Local specialist: Sonia Vanzin

Thank you Harris
Italy | Sep 6 - Sep 16, 2022

Leah
Leah P.
Novi, MI | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip! All of our guides were amazing during the trips as well - I wish I could remember all of their names. Every driver was nice and punctual, though Toni with iCareLimo was exceptional. We enjoyed every single city and accommodations, though Naples was a place that we would have rather traded for an extra night in Sorrento or Rome. The pizza was spectacular, but the city itself was not... read more

Harris was wonderful to plan with, and he and Evyenia were there anytime we needed them during the trip! All of our guides were amazing during the trips as well - I wish I could remember all of their names. Every driver was nice and punctual, though Toni with iCareLimo was exceptional. We enjoyed every single city and accommodations, though Naples was a place that we would have rather traded for an extra night in Sorrento or Rome. The pizza was spectacular, but the city itself was not particularly tourist or honeymoon friendly. We absolutely LOVED and enjoyed every second of our trip and thank Harris for coordinating everything for us so we could just follow the plans and enjoy our honeymoon

Hotel Reviews
Aenea Superior Inn
Rome

The rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, bathrooms are great, and the service was absolutely wonderful. Great location.

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Hotel Villa di Sorrento
Sorrento

We loved it here. The most perfect location, wonderful staff, clean, modern, and comfortable rooms.

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Il Moro di Positano
Positano

Helpful staff, spacious and clean room, beautiful city.

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Residenza Borbonica
Naples
Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Spectacular. Our guide, Josie, was so great. Can’t say enough good things about her character and knowledge - we loved the experience.

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Quick walk from our hotel.
Vatican Semi Private Tour
Rome

We loved this experience. Our guide was wonderful, though we unfortunately cannot remember her name. So knowledgeable, kind, and she made the tour very enjoyable.

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Hiking the Path of Gods
Amalfi Coast

Our hiking guide Elizabeth was spectacular. So knowledgeable, friendly, and made our hike even more enjoyable. We love hiking and the views were amazing, though the 1500 steps back down to Positano really did our legs in! So so happy we had this experience.

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Private Pompeii Tour
Pompeii

Could have stayed in Pompeii for hours and hours. Our guide, Danilo was fabulous. I could go on and on. One of our favorite experiences.

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Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hello Leah,

Thank you very much for taking some time to write a review!

We really appreciate your feedback about this trip and we will try as a team to be better and better every day. I hope that you had a great time in Italy and you enjoyed your trip. We trying our best for your best services so you could take the best memories with you. I will be glad to build together an other trip to Italy or Greece in the future!

Best wishes,
Harris

Mother and 2 daughter trip to Italy 2022
Italy | Sep 9 - Sep 18, 2022

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BARSHA C.
Preston, MO | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Monica helped me begin planning the trip over a year ago. Sonia helped with last part. So organized and outstanding communication. I had never used a company like this. I was so pleased with how everything worked. Alessia was our Concierge assistant that met us at airport in Venice and escorted us to beautiful hotel. She also took us out for food tour on the evening. She checked in with us daily .
around 5 by Whats App to assure we had plan for the next day. Communication was... read more

Monica helped me begin planning the trip over a year ago. Sonia helped with last part. So organized and outstanding communication. I had never used a company like this. I was so pleased with how everything worked. Alessia was our Concierge assistant that met us at airport in Venice and escorted us to beautiful hotel. She also took us out for food tour on the evening. She checked in with us daily .
around 5 by Whats App to assure we had plan for the next day. Communication was outstanding. It was such a stress reliever. Our drivers were great. Michela came to hotel in Florence to pick us up and also our guide for Tuscany. So fun having lady private driver. Boat ride to Capri was beautiful . Peppe and Luca did a wonderful job explaining sites. Serving drinks, and snacks. It was such a great day.
We enjoyed each city. Venice, Florence, Sorrento, Rome. All so different. In Rome we had Apertivo tour with Valeria to Jewish Ghetto area and Pizza making class arranged by Kim Kim at Grotinno's. In business 35 years.Both so fun and educational. Train transfers went smoothly with help of drivers and Lucia. Marino, Deborah and Daniela to meet us and or get on. Next train. I can not imagine planning a trip like this without Kim Kim. It allowed three women to feel safe and have less stress. A mothers dream come true and Kim Kim and others above helped make it happen. We will be using Kim Kim again to plan a trip. Thank you.

Hotel Reviews
Bonvecchiati Palace
Venice
Authenticity & Character
Vaporetto pulled up to door of our hotel to take us to train station
Location
Easy walk to all sites. Central location
Staff
Polite
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Grand Hotel Cavour Florence
Florence
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful entry and restaurant breakfast area.
Location
Loved the view from roof bar. Also central location for enter city
Staff
Answered many questions. Patient and kind
Cleanliness & Comfort
We had extra Bed in room. Some of slats fell out when I turned overr in the night.
Hotel Corallo
Sorrento
Authenticity & Character
Beautiful views
Location
Had shuttle since not in easy walking gdistance of town
Staff
Spoke English well bit did not understand and try to meet me on concern I had on bill. Marianna very helpful to get shuttle to lemon farm for us.
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47 Boutique Hotel
Rome
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Close to Jewish Ghetto, Collesium
Staff
Kind of stuffy. Didn't go the extra mile to help with questions re walk and restaurants. Good view from roof top bar. Service and bill very slow
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Activity Reviews
"Bacari" local street food tour
Italy
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Alessia was fun, shared good info.
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Explore the Chianti Wine region
Florence
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Wine tasting and food at each location
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Michala was excellent. Took us back wY into Tuscany. Beautiful scenery. Fun to be with. Dropped us for walk through of small village about e Greve .
Transport
Mercedes van very comfortable. Easy to see out
Sorrento coast and Capri boat tour - max 12-14 people-free time in Capri
Italy

Beautiful boat ride with Peppi and Luca and app 10 others to Capri. Tour of shoreline and explanations of sites. Swam in water before and after Capri. Was not aware of15$ bus to Anicapri. Very organized. It was not part of KimKim. Drinks and snacks and sandwich provided along the boat ride. Day was a dream.

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Evening Aperitivo Tour
Rome

Valeria was our tour guide. Very informative. Since I follow WW II history, I liked the tour of Jewish Ghetto.

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Valeria was very knowlegabke
Food
Liked trying artichokes and stuffed zucchini blooms
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Private Pizza-making class
Rome

Tony made our experience so authentic. He had owned business 35 years. He and sister are partners. His business is in a Residential area with large market outside door. He was so patient with us. Explained details of Ingredients and temp, time and chemistry. We made 10 pizza between my two daughters and I. His assistant was so nice to make the experience move along by assuring supplies available . She took pics for us. His wife daughter and grandbaby dropped by.

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Local specialist: Sonia Vanzin
Sonia
Sonia Vanzin
Local specialist in Agordo | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2022

Ciao girls! It was lovely having you in Italy.
A big thanks to you from both Monica and I: you have been very cooperative and really nice people to work with both during the planning phase of the trip and while travelling as well.
Hope to have you back in Italy soon!

The Garnett's Italian Vacation
Italy | Sep 3 - Sep 14, 2022

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Kristie G.
Midland, TX | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

We enjoyed touring Rome with Maria. She was very knowledgeable and interesting as she explained the history and pertinent details of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vittoriano Monument, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Vatican. The Hotel Raffaello was a beautiful and quiet hotel that was centrally located in a safe neighborhood. We enjoyed the breakfasts at the hotel and were treated well by the hotel staff. Our rooms were clean, spacious, and comfortable. The small shower was the only... read more

We enjoyed touring Rome with Maria. She was very knowledgeable and interesting as she explained the history and pertinent details of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vittoriano Monument, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Vatican. The Hotel Raffaello was a beautiful and quiet hotel that was centrally located in a safe neighborhood. We enjoyed the breakfasts at the hotel and were treated well by the hotel staff. Our rooms were clean, spacious, and comfortable. The small shower was the only challenge we encountered.
We loved our trip to the Amalfi Coast. Luigi picked us up at the Naples Train Station to drive us to Amalfi, and he is a safe driver who is kind and easy to talk to. On the way, we stopped at Pompeii for a tour with Antonio. We enjoyed him very much. He explained everything so well, but was also hilarious in doing so with lots of laughs and jokes throughout.
We arrived at La Bussola hotel in Amalfi and loved our stay here with a beautiful view of the coastline and harbor. We loved our boat trip to the island of Capri and had a wonderful captain who informed us of the various landmarks along the coast and would drive the boat up into caves and grottos so we could get a better look. The island of Capri is beautiful and our only complaint is the lines were so long with people waiting on cabs, buses, or tram tickets to get to the city center. It seemed like everyone had arrived at the island at the same time, and the accommodations for transportation were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of people. We ended up just renting some beach chairs and enjoying the sea because it was such a hot day, instead of traveling to the city center. If we come back and it's possible, we'd like to have our tickets to the tram ahead of time so we don't spend hours waiting in line on the island.
Our free day on the Amalfi coast was spent enjoying the beach. We rented chairs with umbrellas and enjoyed cooling off in the water and skipping rocks.
Thank goodness for Andrea! There was a train strike on the day we were supposed to travel from Naples to Rome, and then Florence. Andrea arranged for our driver, Fabio, to pick us up at our hotel and then drive us to Rome to drop off our sons, who were flying home the next day. Fabio then drove us to Florence. He was a safe driver who did so well managing the steep and curving road leaving Amalfi, even though the roads were slippery and wet. We were really grateful that he drove us all that way, knowing he had had a long day starting from and returning to Naples.
Florence was beautiful, and we were grateful our guide, Lucia, was able to get us in to see the David sculpture at the Academia Gallery. There was some question that this might not be possible due to the strike. We walked around Florence, and she did a great job of detailing the history and landmarks of this marvelous city. The next day we rented a car and drove to Pisa and throughout the Tuscan region to see the beautiful countryside. Driving outside of Florence was easy, but it was a little nerve wracking trying to leave Florence and avoid the no-auto zones. We hope we did it right, and dont' receive a surprise ticket sometime in the future.
We took the train to Venice the next day and met our guide Natasha for our behind-the-scenes Venice tour and Cinchetti. We enjoyed this walking tour so much and Natasha was a fantastic guide teaching us about the history and interesting landmarks of Venice. We, especially loved St. Mark's Square and the view from the bell tower. The next day we cooked with Gioia in her private apartment, and made homemade Tiramisu and pasta with tomato/bell pepper sauce. It was delicious, and we enjoyed talking with Gioia and learning more about Venice and Italian culture. We took a gondola ride later in the day, and then rode the water ferry to tour Venice.
We returned to Rome by train the next day, and took a walking tour to see the famous sites once again. This time, we took the lift on the Vittoriano Monument to see the city from above. Well worth it, even though we climbed many, many steps.
Our driver picked us up the next day and took us to the airport, and we headed back to Texas.
Andrea did a wonderful job in planning our trip. He picked wonderful hotels and we really enjoyed our personal guides. We were so grateful for his personal attention before and during our trip, letting us know when schedules were altered, and arranging a car with driver for us when we couldn't use the train. Italy is a beautiful country with so much to see and do. We look forward to returning soon!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Raffaello
Roma

We enjoyed our stay at this lovely and conveniently located hotel. Our only criticism is the very small shower. The ladies that served and worked the breakfast buffet were so exceptional. They kept everything neat, tidy, and well-supplied, and were so kind and helpful each morning.

Authenticity & Character
The decor seemed appropriate for the age and period of the building.
Location
We enjoyed that we were in walking distance to many great restaurants and sites.
Staff
Very helpful at the desk and with the breakfast buffet.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Our rooms were nice and cool with comfortable beds.
Hotel La Bussola
Amalfi

We loved the breakfast buffet with so many wonderful choices. The upstairs bar area was so comfortable and inviting. Our balcony view was spectacular.

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We loved the view of the coastline and harbor and were in easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants.
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Our rooms were clean, comfortable, and spacious.
Hotel Il Guelfo Bianco
Florence
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Ca' Pozzo Inn
Venice

We loved our quiet hotel in a good central location.

Authenticity & Character
Modern and neat room with plenty of space.
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Very kind and helpful staff.
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Activity Reviews
Rome Private Guided Walk
Rome

So much detailed history. Maria was kind, professional, and thorough in her explanations.

Quality of Experience
Loved the history and beautiful architecture.
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Seeing so many sights
Colosseum and Roman Forum - Private guide
Rome

Loved the amazing history of this area!

Quality of Experience
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Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - private guide
Rome

We loved seeing this amazing city and country! What a beautiful and holy area! The amazing artwork and architecture were exceptional.

Quality of Experience
Wonderful tour.
Guides, drivers and staff
Great job Maria on educating us about the Vatican!
Transport
We took a cab, and our driver was aggressive. We arrived safely after a thrilling ride!
Pompeii ruin visit with a private guide
Italy

We loved Pompeii. Amazing archeaological site! Antonio was fun and humorous as he educated us in Pompeii's history, archaeology and culture.

Quality of Experience
So cool to see this amazing city preserved throughout the centuries by volcanic ash.
Guides, drivers and staff
Loved Antonio's sense of humor and instruction method. He does a great job!
Transport
Luigi was a kind and safe driver. Enjoyed talking to him and learning more about Italy!
Day trip to Capri Island from The Amalfi Coast - small group
Italy

This was our favorite day because we loved being on the water and the coastline is so beautiful!

Quality of Experience
Loved the water, coastline, and island. Got to see the coast up close with our captain driving the boat into some caves.
Guides, drivers and staff
He pointed out local landmarks and drove the boat to interesting points along the coast and island.
Transport
Loved the boat ride - safe and relaxing
Florence private guided walk including Accademia Gallery
Florence

Florence is beautiful with so many wonderful sites to see! Most things were in easy walking distance.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Lucia was easy to listen to and so informative! Great job!
Transport
Off the beaten path and cicchetti experience
Venice

Loved seeing areas of Venice that were less familiar.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Natasha was great! Very informative and interesting.
Cooking Class
Italy

Loved getting to see a local's apartment and visiting with Gioia as we cooked.

Quality of Experience
Loved getting to make Tiramisu and homemade pasta!
Food
Delicious!
Guides, drivers and staff
Gioia is very knowledgeable and kind. Her home is lovely, and our lunch was delicious.
Local specialist: Andrea Gambino
Andrea
Andrea Gambino
Local specialist in Turin | Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Hello Veronica,
thank you very much for your detailed review. It is very helpful to us for keep on imporving and offering quality trips.

Everything was seamless. Harris is an amazing...
Italy | Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2022

Nicole
Nicole L.
Canada | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Everything was seamless. Harris is an amazing local
Specialist! Drivers were always on time and courteous. The only struggle was the train from Rome to Naples - but it’s only because the train system is a bit nutty and we’re new.

We loved our tours with LivTours as well. We suggest the Vatican and Colosseum tour with them. Six people max for each tour. So you really get a chance to ask questions and hear what’s going on.

We really liked the location of our hotel in Rome (Campo de... read more

Everything was seamless. Harris is an amazing local
Specialist! Drivers were always on time and courteous. The only struggle was the train from Rome to Naples - but it’s only because the train system is a bit nutty and we’re new.

We loved our tours with LivTours as well. We suggest the Vatican and Colosseum tour with them. Six people max for each tour. So you really get a chance to ask questions and hear what’s going on.

We really liked the location of our hotel in Rome (Campo de Fiori) although we would have preferred to stay in the main part of the hotel instead of the apartment. Excellent breakfast in a really beautiful hotel.

Our time in Sorrento was lovely. The hotel was very uniquely located - down on the beach at the Marina - and the view was fantastic.

The hotel was very nice and the staff were excellent! Marina Picolla 73. I wasn’t sure at first, the beach isn’t swimmable out front because it’s a marina - but the beach clubs were a quick walk. And this hotel is in a quiet area compared to the hustle and bustle up top in town. We needed a quieter place to come back to. If you like the busyness of the square, you might prefer a hotel up top.

There’s a lift to get you up there, staff will fill you in on this.

Again, the tours were very good. We took an all day boat tour of the Amalfi Coast (8 hours stopping at Amalfi and Positano and then a swim). It was great, but a bit long. The boat was overcrowded and we were told we needed to lie down on the bow of the boat while in transit so the captain could see. That wasn’t ok with us - so we figured out a way to prop ourselves up. The boat wasn’t comfortable and there were too many of us. That was a miss. But we do suggest a trip down the coast.

Also a few hours on Capri is a must. The ferry is an easy ride. Expect LOTS of people everywhere. We were definitely peopled-out by the end of our time in Italy.

There is a lot of walking to be done in Italy. Bring comfortable shoes.

A home run by Harris. Both Greece and Italy were well organized and everything met and exceeded our hopes and expectations.

Hotel Reviews
Marina Piccola 73
Sorrento

Liked the location and the staff were excellent. Food was quite good. Silly rules about not being able to drink our own wine on the rooftop terrace. Room was quite nice. But the bed was very uncomfortable. Kind of like sleeping on concrete and made for some very long nights. A hotel in this price point should have better beds. We wouldn’t stay here again because of the beds.

Authenticity & Character
A really unique and lovely hotel.
Location
Unique location away from the busyness of the main area of Sorrento.
Staff
Helpful and friendly.
Cleanliness & Comfort
While it was clean, the bed was very uncomfortable. This is a huge miss on the part of the hotel.
Boutique Hotel Campo de' Fiori
Rome

The location of this hotel, right in the market is fantastic. The roof top terrace is wonderful! The main hotel is absolutely stunning with so much character and charm. We didn’t see the rooms in the main hotel because we had booked a suite. Oddly, the suites are in a different beholding across the square. And that building deserves a 3/5. While it was nice to have a bit more space, the suite lacked character and charm. The three flights up to our room were ridiculous and the lighting in the place meant we did the stairs with our phone flashlights. If you have any mobility issues at all this part of the hotel is not for you. Honestly, it was very frustrating. No real view and located in a dirty back alley. Limited hot water was also a problem. The bed was comfortable though, which is important to us. Breakfast was held in the basement of the main hotel and it was excellent. A beautiful building and perfectly located. While we recommend this hotel, we advise against the suites in the other building.

Authenticity & Character
The main building is lovely. The suites lacked character or convenience.
Location
Right in the market. So much to do and see.
Staff
Pleasant. Professional.
Cleanliness & Comfort
The hotel was clean. Access to and from our suite was uncomfortable.
Activity Reviews
Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour
Rome

Excellent. A must do! Our tour guide Juicey was amazing! Wear very comfortable shoes and be prepared for weather.

Quality of Experience
Easy to find out tour guide. Excellent information.
Guides, drivers and staff
Professional and pleasant.
Transport
We walked to and from this tour from our hotel.
Vatican Guided Tour
Rome

Maria was amazing! This tour was amazing.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
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Amalfi Coast Boat Tour From Sorrento
Sorrento

Quite a pretty tour of the coast. Adequate time in each location.. The boat was too small for our group. And it was an uncomfortable 8 hours.

Quality of Experience
Smaller group.
Guides, drivers and staff
Lovely staff.
Transport
Bigger boats or less people per trip.
Local specialist: Harris Bitsounis
Harris
Harris Bitsounis
Local specialist in Athens | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Hello Nicole,

I am really happy that you enjoyed your trip to both beautiful Mediterranean countries of Italy & Greece! Thank you for your kind words and I really appreciated your detailed feedback as it is very helpful for the whole team to be better and better in the future. I hope that you left both countries with unforgettable memories!

I wish you the all the best and safe travels!

King regards,
Harris