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

(116 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Syros, Cyclades islands, 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:
"Hi Tasos was very helpful and listened well to my needs." - by Julienne, Mar 22, 2024 · see review
"The trip was extraordinary thanks to Tasos and his team really listening to what we wanted (and making recommendations for things we wouldn't even know about)." - by Amy, Dec 6, 2023 · see review
"As recommended by Tasos we went at the beginning of October." - by Lisa, Oct 12, 2023 · see review

Beatriz De Pablo Rocha

(89 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Madrid
Recent traveler reviews for Beatriz:
"Beatriz was just as amazing as she was in Portugal last year." - by Tom, Jun 2, 2024 · see review
"Our travel specialist, Beatriz, did a fantastic job helping us with all phases of the trip planning and organization process for our recent trip to Spain and Morocco." - by Karen, Apr 14, 2024 · see review
"The entire experience - from planning the trip with Beatriz to having every last detail loaded into the Trip Plans app to immediate availability for support via the messaging feature in the app, to the selection of hotels and guides was incredible." - by Natasha, Nov 2, 2023 · see review

Marina Courtaut

(86 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Madrid
Recent traveler reviews for Marina:
"Marina put together a wonderful itinerary for our vacation in Spain." - by Richard, Jun 6, 2024 · see review
"Marina PUT TOGETHER A FABULOUS ITINERARY FULL OF TOURS AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES." - by Marianna, May 15, 2024 · see review
"Travelling as a solo 63 year old woman was at first daunting, but with having Marina (or Maria on weekends) at my finger tips for advice/recommendations or help, made the trip a wonderful experience." - by Narelle, Apr 1, 2024 · see review

Chris Gravas

(66 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens, Greece
Chris specializes in: Families' & friends' trips (up to 10 people), memorable honeymoons, adventurous road trips to Mainland Greece & Peloponnese, activities in nature, history/culture/gastronomy & wine in Greece and Italy, and all kinds of tailor-made travel
Recent traveler reviews for Chris:
"Everything about our trip to Greece was exceptional, thanks to Chris." - by Meredith, May 31, 2024 · see review
"I began working with Chris who worked with me for weeks to come up with the perfect trip, the perfect tours and the perfect accommodations." - by Sara, Apr 30, 2024 · see review
"Both Chris and Maria went above and beyond to make sure that all of the details of the trip were perfect." - by Paul, Mar 31, 2024 · see review

Andrea Gambino

(59 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Turin, Italy
Andrea specializes in: Local Experiences, Custom Made Tours, Luxury, Couples
Recent traveler reviews for Andrea:
"Andrea and Guiliana arranged an amazing 9 day trip of Italy." - by John, Jun 17, 2024 · see review
"Andrea's attentiveness to all the details in planning and willingness to make changes before and during our trip was the reason it was such a wonderful experience." - by Susan, Jun 7, 2024 · see review
"Planning our mother/daughter trip to Italy was a breeze with Andrea." - by Jill, May 25, 2024 · see review

Irene Lappa

(44 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens, Greece
Irene specializes in: road trips, cultural travel, wine & food travel, ecotourism, agritourism, tailor-made trips
Recent traveler reviews for Irene:
"Irene was my advisor." - by Patrice, Jun 18, 2024 · see review
"We just returned from a 9 night adventure in Italy and Greece and I couldn't wait to write a review to dote on our travel specialist, Irene." - by Leslie, May 25, 2024 · see review
"Every step from the planning stages with Irene our main contact to the drivers, hotels and tour guides throughout our trip, was seamless and perfectly thought out." - by Ashley, May 18, 2024 · see review

Maria Grazia Rubino

(44 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Maria Grazia specializes in: Fully personalized trip plans. Cultural trips, rural tourism, romantic getaways, roots tourism. Family or couples trips.
Recent traveler reviews for Maria Grazia:
"The experience organising the trip with Maria Grazia was excellent from start to finish." - by Mark, Nov 10, 2023 · see review
"I do plan on returning to Italy in a near future and I will not hesitate to hire the services of arguably the best travel planner in the entire hemisphere, Maria Grazia Rubimo, and her talented team." - by Kidianga, Jul 19, 2023 · see review
"We had a fantastic two week trip to Souther Italy which we arranged with Maria Grazia." - by Fran, Jul 13, 2023 · see review

Eleni Fotiou

(40 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Athens
Eleni specializes in: Family & kids
Recent traveler reviews for Eleni:
"Our local specialist, Eleni, was very knowledgeable about Italy and Greece and directed us to places we might not otherwise think to visit." - by Nici, Jun 10, 2024 · see review
"Eleni and her team were incredible!" - by jennifer, Apr 15, 2024 · see review
"I don't know how Eleni coordinated all of this to make it a reality, but we had so much fun and felt so taken care of, and it was the most incredible week!" - by Sonal, Apr 2, 2024 · see review

Tomaz Martinek

(40 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Slovenia
Tomaz specializes in: Multi-country tours, unique experiences, customised trips
Recent traveler reviews for Tomaz:
"Our travel agents, Tomaz and Zala, did an amazing job helping us to identify different sightseeing options and how to make it all happen." - by Deirdre, Jan 20, 2024 · see review
"Tomaz and his colleague Zala did a wonderful job helping us plan our trip to Switzerland." - by Graham, Oct 4, 2023 · see review
"This was my first time using KimKim and Tomaz, and only my second time using a European based travel agent." - by Tom, Aug 22, 2023 · see review

Jessica Proietti

(36 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+, roots tourism
Recent traveler reviews for Jessica:
"Jessica's planning and hard work assured that we would have a great trip." - by Mark, Oct 27, 2023 · see review
"We were delighted with the trip that Jessica and her team planned for us." - by Michelle, Oct 17, 2023 · see review
"Jessica delivered my dream!" - by Laurie, Sep 29, 2023 · see review

Fabio Ilardi

(34 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Como, Italy
Fabio specializes in: Culinary Expeditions, Wine Tours and Tastings, Cultural Encounters, Luxury Retreats, Custom Tailoring
Recent traveler reviews for Fabio:
"Fabio took such wonderful care of us." - by Cynthia, May 29, 2024 · see review
"Every stop we took was planned specifically by Fabio for our needs and our pleasure based on communication with him of what we were looking for in our travels." - by Pam, Apr 13, 2024 · see review
"Fabio did such a fantastic job for us." - by Jennifer, Mar 31, 2024 · see review

Karin Eckhard

(31 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Madrid, Spain and USA
Karin specializes in: Tailor-made, culture, art, history, culture, architecture, gastronomy, outdoor activities, nature-based, small groups, off the beaten track
Recent traveler reviews for Karin:
"Karin was extremely responsive and took the time to explain everything thoroughly." - by Jonathan, Oct 27, 2022 · see review
"Karin’s direct experience and knowledge of Spain provided invaluable information in making decisions about the itinerary of the trip." - by Herbert, Sep 5, 2022 · see review
"Our local specialist, Karin, was incredibly thoughtful and attentive a long the way - including through the planning process and logistics on the ground." - by Brooke, Jul 21, 2022 · see review

Rita Pagano

(31 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Madrid
Rita specializes in: Tailor-made, art, culture, gastronomy, nature-based and outdoor activities.
Recent traveler reviews for Rita:
"Thank you Rita and the KimKim team for taking what could have been a very time-consuming process to organize and made it easy to enjoy." - by Michelle, Jun 3, 2024 · see review
"Rita made the process easy for us." - by Mark, May 25, 2024 · see review
"Thanks to Rita and Karin for helping us get the documents we need to get reimbursed for hotel and tour expenses." - by Kay, May 16, 2024 · see review

Valeria Arcangeli

(28 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
Recent traveler reviews for Valeria:
"Starting from Sonia, who penciled in our itinerary, to Valeria, who firmed up all the details, to Deborah, who painstakingly booked every detail and of course Francesca, who was absolutely invaluable to the success of our trip as a concierge." - by Mikhail, Jun 1, 2024 · see review
"Valeria was extremely helpful and flexible." - by Sheri, May 10, 2024 · see review
"Everything recommended by Valeria was better than what we expected." - by Sonya, Dec 21, 2023 · see review

Sonia Vanzin

(26 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Venice
Sonia specializes in: Luxury trips, Honeymooners and young travelers
Recent traveler reviews for Sonia:
"Sonia, John and I want to Thank You for putting such an Amazing trip together for us!" - by John, May 13, 2024 · see review
"From the initial planning stage, we enjoyed working with Sonia and collaborating together to get the perfect month long trip to Italy." - by Mary Jane, Nov 7, 2023 · see review
"Sonia listened to our requests as first time Italy visitors and filled our days with great experiences." - by Kristin, Jul 8, 2023 · see review

Arianna Zampieri

(23 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Arianna specializes in: Gastronomic tours, Food culture, Authentic experiences, Local producers, Visits & Tastings, Custom-made Trips, Roots Tourism
Recent traveler reviews for Arianna:
"Good morning Arianna, This is Alfredo Vichot writing to you about the fabulous trip that you tailored for us." - by Dagmar, May 27, 2024 · see review
"Could not be happier with the service and really enjoyed working with Arianna!" - by Eric, Apr 25, 2024 · see review
"Arianna took care us through out the whole trip by making sure that our connections with our transportations and tour guides were on point during the entire trip." - by Hector, Dec 18, 2023 · see review

Elena Del Vecchio

(14 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Torino
Elena specializes in: South Italy, North-est of Italy
Recent traveler reviews for Elena:
"Elena, our guide, did a fantastic itinerary for us that was not super touristy but also got us to see the special parts of each city." - by Manjusha, Jun 12, 2024 · see review
"Elena did an amazing job of communicating with us throughout the entire process of itinerary creation, booking, and execution." - by Eugene, Apr 29, 2024 · see review
"Elena did a wonderful job from car rentals, food tour, Pompei visit, restaurant recommendations, things to see in each respective place and booking the hotels in Naples and Sorrento." - by Michelle, Mar 15, 2024 · see review

Giulia Bonati

(14 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Padova, Italy
Giulia specializes in: tailor-made travels and unique day tours
Recent traveler reviews for Giulia:
"Giulia was so incredibly informative, responsive, and helpful every step of the way." - by Becky, Jun 11, 2024 · see review
"The communication with Giulia our specialist has been great from day one." - by Loni, Jun 1, 2024 · see review
"Giulia was responsive while setting it all up and the agency was responsive the few times I needed help during the trip." - by Rachelle, May 26, 2024 · see review

Eirini Daouka

(11 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Greece
Eirini specializes in: Wine tastings, Gastronomy, Food, Local producers, Rural tourism, Roots tourism
Recent traveler reviews for Eirini:
"The process of using KimKim to find Eirini at Storywalking agency was incredibly easy and seamless." - by patrick, Apr 25, 2024 · see review
"Our Kim Kim travel advisor Eirini customized and planned the best vacation we’ve ever had!" - by Christie, Mar 28, 2024 · see review
"Eirini planned a wonderful trip that was interactive and she was always quick to respond." - by Kim, Nov 25, 2023 · see review

Vincenzo Granato

(10 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Milan
Vincenzo specializes in: Local cuisine, wine tasting experiences, outdoor activities, boat tours, off the beaten paths, highlights. Authentic and local experiences.
Recent traveler reviews for Vincenzo:
"We worked with Vincenzo for 6 months planning our dream vacation and it was better than anything I could have imagined." - by Michael, Jun 13, 2024 · see review
"Vincenzo suggested a boat trip to Murano and Burano which added to the magic of Venice." - by Dawn, Apr 13, 2024 · see review
"It was a pleasure dealing with Vincenzo in planning our honeymoon." - by Khaled, Mar 14, 2024 · see review

Melanie Rapuano

(9 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Italy
Melanie specializes in: Local experiences, food tours, storytelling, family trips
Recent traveler reviews for Melanie:
"I had the best trip of my life thanks to Melanie." - by Cynthia, Jun 5, 2024 · see review
"It was good to have WhatsApp, as we were easily able to communicate with Melanie, drivers, and lots of restaurants." - by Patrick, May 18, 2024 · see review
"There was a misunderstanding about how long the tour was and we didn't get to see the original David, but our Kimkim representative Melanie was able to get us booked for the next day." - by Martin, May 16, 2024 · see review

Lorenza Cannarsa

(7 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Città della Pieve
Lorenza specializes in: Tuscany, Umbria, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Luxury Trip, Food Experiences
Recent traveler reviews for Lorenza:
"I cannot recommend Lorenza and my experience with kimkim enough!" - by Kasey, May 30, 2024 · see review
"Lorenza did an amazing and wonderful job with the planning, hotel and dinner reservations, tour guides and drivers!" - by John, Mar 21, 2024 · see review
"Lorenza was awesome!" - by Linda, Jun 7, 2023 · see review

Martina Venturi

(7 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Milan
Martina specializes in: Culture, Local Cuisine, Wine Tastings, Outdoor Experiences, Off the Beaten Path Destinations
Recent traveler reviews for Martina:
"Martina planned the perfect trip for us!" - by Briana, Jun 16, 2024 · see review
"All of the above was only possible thanks to the hard work & dedication of our tour organiser, Martina." - by Albert, May 31, 2024 · see review
"Martina helped us plan out the trip and gave us options and advice as we finalized our plans." - by John, May 25, 2024 · see review

Anita Matijasevic

(6 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Madrid
Anita specializes in: Couples romantic getaways, Family&Friends Trips, Hiking, Wine Tasting Experiences, Exploring the Lakes and nature...
Recent traveler reviews for Anita:
"Anita, and the entire KimKim team, did a masterful job of organizing and executing our two week visit to Portugal." - by Ken, Jun 13, 2024 · see review
"We weren't familiar with Portugal, so we relied on the advice of Katerina, Karin, and Anita to guide us with customizing the itinerary." - by Hillary, Jun 13, 2024 · see review
"Anita was excellent to work with and very responsive whenever we needed her." - by Toni, Jun 11, 2024 · see review

Deborah Boarolo

(5 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Venice
Recent traveler reviews for Deborah:
"Deborah was a delight to work with, very quick to understand what we were looking for on our trip and super responsive to many changes along the way, even last minute ones." - by Ian, Nov 15, 2023 · see review
"We were fortunate to have Deborah as our trip planner to northern Italy." - by Lisa, Sep 27, 2023 · see review
"Deborah planned a perfect trip for my sister and I to visit Italy together." - by Lori, Aug 2, 2023 · see review

Caterina Belvedere

(4 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Arsoli (Rome)
Caterina specializes in: Luxury travels, food and wine tours, art and culture tours.
Recent traveler reviews for Caterina:
"Caterina created a “Masterpiece” of an Italy trip plan for us." - by Troy, May 17, 2024 · see review
"The process of tailoring our trip was seamless with our specialist Caterina." - by Ishani Lauren, Apr 21, 2024 · see review
"Caterina and her team were beyond amazing in helping make our trip to Italy amazing." - by Debbie, Jan 15, 2024 · see review

Clemens Sengwein

(2 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Vienna
Clemens specializes in: making the impossible possible, flexibility, creativity, high-end service, culinary experience, cultural trips, sporty activities, wine & beer tasting, off the beaten tracks, FUN, relaxation, spas
As a travel agent with 12 years of experience in the business, I have always believed that travel is not just about visiting new places, but also about experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, and creating unforgettable memories. My approach to travel is to provide personalized... read more

Elisa Sciabica

(2 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Milan
Elisa specializes in: Custom itinerary planning, accommodation and experiences reservations, transportation arrangements
I'm Elisa, and I come from Palermo, Sicily. I'm a lover of travels in every aspects. I consider myself a citizen of the world, but I have a deep love for my land and everything it has to offer. I love the idea of sharing this great passion with others, helping them discover the same beauty that... read more

Alessia Dubini

(2 reviews)
Italy Travel Agent based in Milan, Italy
I am a proud Milanese and I graduated in Cultural Heritage. My travels to awe-inspiring destinations around the world have fueled my passion for photography, allowing me to capture the beauty of these journeys. I have visited 20 countries so far and can't wait to explore the rest of the world! read more
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Eleonora Arrigoni

(1 review)
Italy Travel Agent based in Milan
Eleonora specializes in: Destinations off the beaten path, nature, hiking, local cuisine and cultural heritage
Born and raised in Milan, I graduated in Tourism Sciences and Local Community. Passionate about the travel industry from a young age, I explored the world of luxury hospitality between Dubai and Milan, working as a guest relations and concierge agent in 5-star hotels. After obtaining a Master... read more

Giorgia Torre

(1 review)
Italy Travel Agent based in Madrid
Giorgia specializes in: Tailor-made, outdoor activities, culture, history and art, gastronomy
Born and raised in the heart of Puglia (the Boot Heel of Italy), surrounded by its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and delicious cuisine, I started developing a burning passion for exploration and cultural immersion. I believe that each travel is an authentic and unique experience, that... read more

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Trip Reviews for Italy

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4.9
Based on 677 ratings

Standout trip to Northwest Italy
Italy | May 16 - May 30, 2024

Patrice
Patrice P.
Hilton Head, SC | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2024
This is my second trip with kimkim in 2 years. I just recommended them to my sister who booked her first trip. That should give insight into how I feel about their services. Irene was my advisor. She planned a 14 day trip for destinations surrounding Milan that included Genoa, Camogli, Bologna, Verona and Lake Como. The only place I specifically requested was Lake Como; the others she selected for me. ALL were worthwhile & some I never would have thought of on my own. So glad I got the... Read more

This is my second trip with kimkim in 2 years. I just recommended them to my sister who booked her first trip. That should give insight into how I feel about their services.

Irene was my advisor. She planned a 14 day trip for destinations surrounding Milan that included Genoa, Camogli, Bologna, Verona and Lake Como. The only place I specifically requested was Lake Como; the others she selected for me. ALL were worthwhile & some I never would have thought of on my own. So glad I got the chance to experience them.

The time was compressed to get the itinerary in order. Irene worked quickly and efficiently and proactively communicated when it was imperative that I make a decision in order not to foreclose an opportunity. Much appreciated.

She was a good listener to my reactions to suggestions and happily modified plans based on such input. She went out of her way to ensure I had help with my overpacked luggage.

The accommodations were clean, safe & well-located with helpful staff. Standouts were Hotel Palazzo Grillo in Genoa, Sublimis Boutique Hotel in Camogli and Palace Hotel Lake Como in Como. These 3 were just gorgeous and authentic to the location.

Excursions were all to my liking: either private or small group, led by engaging and knowledgeable guides, entertaining and educational. I could not have selected better.

And the during trip travel team - always available by WhatsApp - deserve special recognition. They were always responsive, resourceful and patient.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Palazzo Grillo
Genova
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Hotel Porta San Mamolo
Bologna

Location a bit out of the way. Staff at front desk upon arrival not particularly welcoming or informative. Room was dusty - particularly AC when turned on & vent opened.

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Escalus Luxury Suites Verona
Verona

Fabulous location. Amazing space in room. Just a bit sterile and lacking in charm or character.

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Palace Hotel Lake Como
Como
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Sublimis Boutique Hotel Camogli - Adults Only
Camogli
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Activity Reviews
Genoa Highlights Private Tour
Genoa Highlights Private Tour
Italy

Loved my guide and content of tour.

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Transport
Private Tasting Tour in Santa Margherita & Camogli
Private Tasting Tour in Santa Margherita & Camogli
Italy

My favorite guide of the trip. Would book any tour she was leading.

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Transport
Classic Bologna Food Tour
Classic Bologna Food Tour
Bologna

Thoughtful and highly knowledgeable guide.

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Sirmione & Lake Garda Tour from Verona
Sirmione & Lake Garda Tour from Verona
Verona
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Valpolicella Wine tour
Valpolicella Wine tour
Italy

Wonderful activity. 2 wineries were great selections and very interesting juxtaposition. Onsite guides outstanding.

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Verona Walking Tour
Verona Walking Tour
Italy

So much more to see than I realized.

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Local transfer in Milan
Italy
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Slow Travel In Como, Brunate & Torno
Slow Travel In Como, Brunate & Torno
Lake Como

I signed up for this without properly reading what it was! Nonetheless, it turned out great. Fabia was excellent. At this point, I am in moderate fitness shape, and I found several points of relatively flat hike a bit strenuous. Had lunch at hike-in only restaurant that was charming.

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Local specialist: Irene Lappa

Andrea and Guiliana arranged an amazing 9 day...
Italy | May 26 - Jun 4, 2024

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John M.
Windsor, CA | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024
Andrea and Guiliana arranged an amazing 9 day trip of Italy. We have two Adult sons (19 & 23) and we wanted to take them to Europe as a family before out oldest started full time work. After deciding on Italy we were happily assigned to Andrea & Guiliana (they work as a team, it's really quite seamless between the two of them) It seems like Guiliana did most of the specific planning for us (and she was the one we did the video chat with) so I'll refer to her mostly for the rest of this... Read more

Andrea and Guiliana arranged an amazing 9 day trip of Italy.

We have two Adult sons (19 & 23) and we wanted to take them to Europe as a family before out oldest started full time work. After deciding on Italy we were happily assigned to Andrea & Guiliana (they work as a team, it's really quite seamless between the two of them)

It seems like Guiliana did most of the specific planning for us (and she was the one we did the video chat with) so I'll refer to her mostly for the rest of this review (even though I know Andrea was working on it also)

After an initial back and forth she put together a initial itinerary - it's tough because we have two parents who would be happy sipping wine in a terrace, or who don't mind strolling through a church or museum and learning the history and two boys who want to 'do things'.

Anyway after we were sort of back and forth on the initial itinerary she set up a video conference -- this worked REALLY well, I think she was better able to understand our situation and she did a great job explaining what she was thinking. After another few weeks of back and forth we had settled on a plan.

You put a lot of faith in a travel agent like this -- You can read the descriptions of where you are staying and what you are doing but it's really hard to know how special it will be. Suffice to say it was incredibly special. The guides they arranged were extremely knowledgeable and super accommodating, the hotels were much nicer than we were expecting and the arrangements were perfect (the timing of trains, pickups, etc)

we mostly did private tours (a few small groups) and the folks they arranged for us were a delight (I get the sense that they have some good deep connections with really good guides who take on smaller groups)

The only little hiccup was weather related (which obviously no one can control) and our trip to Capris was cancelled due Andrea was in contact with me throughout the morning (we weren't certain until the last moment if it would happen or not) and he promptly issued a refund for that activity.

One little tip -- make sure you have whatsapp installed and linked to your number -- it's the best way to get ahold of them while traveling.

Hotel Reviews
Ca' Pozzo Inn
Venice

cool little hidden hotel that is pretty central and easy walking to everything in Venice

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Navona Essence Hotel
Roma

Very nice small hotel that is centrally located with a nice breakfast and staff

Antica Residenza Amalfitana - Rooms
Amalfi

Fun place in almafi Almafi is a small city and this little hotel is for old school. It's impossible to find so the manager meets you in the town square and walks you up to the room, the rooms are cute and quiet.

Activity Reviews
Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel skip the line ticket
Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel skip the line ticket
Rome

Our guide (Mariapaola) has an archeology background (but probably also an art history!?1) -- she is incredibly knowledgeable and has amazing energy. The Vatican is huge, what I really appreciated was her ability to point out a few small things to focus on (either a small collection or some small part of a statue or picture) and how she can put it in a greater context.

Sunset E-bike tour of Florence and Piazzale Michelangelo with gelato in a small group
Sunset E-bike tour of Florence and Piazzale Michelangelo with gelato in a small group
Florence

This is a must do -- you get out of the city and ride bikes in the hills around Florence. The day we went the weather was amazing.

Hidden Venice and cicchetti experience
Hidden Venice and cicchetti experience
Italy

Super fun local guide shows you around Venice and let's you sample food... what's not to like?

Local specialist: Andrea Gambino
Andrea
Andrea Gambino
Local specialist in Turin, Italy | Replied on Jun 18, 2024
Dear John, what a pleasure to read your review!
Don't worry, the back and forth at the beginning is really normal, the very important thing is that at the end we manage to undestand what would make you really happy with your trip...and organize it in order to give you an unforgettable experience !
It was a real pleasure to craft the itinerary with you and Jodie, and I couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the trip so much (what a pity for the Capri trip, though!)! I hope you will keep all...
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Dear John,

what a pleasure to read your review!
Don't worry, the back and forth at the beginning is really normal, the very important thing is that at the end we manage to undestand what would make you really happy with your trip...and organize it in order to give you an unforgettable experience !
It was a real pleasure to craft the itinerary with you and Jodie, and I couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the trip so much (what a pity for the Capri trip, though!)! I hope you will keep all these beautiful memories with your for a long time!

Thank you again and if ever you decided to come back to see some other parts of Italy, you know you have friends here who would be very happy to help you again!
A big hug from Italy!
Giulia

Perfect trip to Rome, Amalfi and Tuscany.
Italy | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2024

Briana
Briana R.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Jun 16, 2024
Martina planned the perfect trip for us! Our hotel accommodations were almost perfect. Our only issue was one hotel that we were late to checking in to. Other than that, they were in the perfect location with great amenities. Our sightseeing tours were timed perfectly with breaks for things in between. Our tours in Rome gave us enough history and knowledge without exhausting us. Our boat tour of the island of Capri in the Amalfi coast was the highlight of the trip for me. Martina also... Read more

Martina planned the perfect trip for us! Our hotel accommodations were almost perfect. Our only issue was one hotel that we were late to checking in to. Other than that, they were in the perfect location with great amenities. Our sightseeing tours were timed perfectly with breaks for things in between. Our tours in Rome gave us enough history and knowledge without exhausting us. Our boat tour of the island of Capri in the Amalfi coast was the highlight of the trip for me. Martina also organized our transportation so well. We were nervous about having multiple drivers, trains, and ferries to catch. She provided us the best timing to arrive at the train station, and all of the correct information on where to go. I will definitely be recommending Kim Kim and Martina to any friends looking to go to Italy.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Navona Colors
Rome

Great location within the city. Close to a plaza with lots of shops and restaurants. Daily breakfast was great.

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Hotel Floridiana
Amalfi

Great location in the middle of Amalfi. The rooms were clean and spacious with a cute balcony. The rooftop jacuzzi was amazing!

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Boutique Hotel Galatea
Rome

We had a difficult time checking into this hotel. We were late in the evening so no one was at the desk. We called the number listed outside the hotel and it was not working. Since no one was at the desk to greet us, there was a random key to a room that we assumed was ours.

Activity Reviews
Guided Group Tour of the Colosseum
Guided Group Tour of the Colosseum
Rome

Great tour! Perfect timing and we loved our beautiful tour guide, Luana!

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Train service and private transfer from {{start_location}} to {{end_location}} with visit of Pompeii
Italy
Capri Half-Day Boat Tour
Capri Half-Day Boat Tour
Italy

The highlight of the tour for me! Absolutely stunning landscape. Our driver was amazing and showed us a ton of different caves and grottos. We were able to swim in one cave! We also swam in a beautiful area where we did some snorkeling. I would recommend this to anyone!

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Local specialist: Martina Venturi

Beyond Perfect Vacation!
Italy | May 22 - Jun 6, 2024

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Michael B.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024
We worked with Vincenzo for 6 months planning our dream vacation and it was better than anything I could have imagined. Every place we went was perfect! There was no stress involved at all in country, our transfers were all seamless and timely. It was truly a fantastic experience and I will definitely use KimKim again when planning my next trip abroad! Read more

We worked with Vincenzo for 6 months planning our dream vacation and it was better than anything I could have imagined. Every place we went was perfect! There was no stress involved at all in country, our transfers were all seamless and timely. It was truly a fantastic experience and I will definitely use KimKim again when planning my next trip abroad!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Lancelot
Rome

The hotel was in a perfect location for our daily activities. It mainly served as a place to rest our heads but the concierge was extremely helpful when needed. The room was a little warm, but that may be more due to Italian laws on air conditioning than anything else

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Right near the Colosseum but not in a high traffic area during the day
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Relais Vignale & Spa
Radda in Chianti SI

Perfect location! The views are stunning! The restaurant was perfect! Favorite hotel of the whole vacation!

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Hotel Glance
Firenze

Fantastic location! 2 minute walk to Mercato Centrale. 10 minute walk from the Duomo complex. 5 minute walk from the train station makes wheeling luggage a breeze. Great views from the rooftop

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Hotel Mazzanti
Verona
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Hotel Donà Palace
Venice

Fantastic location! Fantastic and friendly staff! Gave great dinner recommendations when asked! 3 minute walk from St. Mark's Square.

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Local specialist: Vincenzo Granato

Highlights of Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice) & Greece
Italy | May 26 - Jun 6, 2024

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Kim R.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024
This was my first experience traveling to Europe & it was made extra special through support from KimKim. They listened to what our interests and goals for the trip were & curated special experiences that we thoroughly enjoyed.
The hotel selections were perfectly situated, included lovely breakfasts, and were , overall, quite nice.
The KimKim staff handled details such as transfers & transportation that relieved us of much stress & afforded us opportunity to explore unique areas that...
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This was my first experience traveling to Europe & it was made extra special through support from KimKim. They listened to what our interests and goals for the trip were & curated special experiences that we thoroughly enjoyed.
The hotel selections were perfectly situated, included lovely breakfasts, and were , overall, quite nice.
The KimKim staff handled details such as transfers & transportation that relieved us of much stress & afforded us opportunity to explore unique areas that we would not have been able to if navigated on our own. Their daily communication with us via their app was very helpful & appreciated.
Overall, we felt it to be a very personalized & thoughtful job by KimKim, which resulted in a trip that exceeded our expectations. I hope to have the opportunity to use their service again in the future!

Hotel Reviews
Monti Palace Hotel Rome
Rome

Great location, lovely room & bathroom, nice rooftop bar (open @ night) w/ great views, & lovely breakfast.

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Walkable to many of the “main” sights
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La Residenza Fiorentina
Firenze

Unique “residence” style setting with spacious room in a great location. Large breakfast spread. Water was available in community space which was much appreciated . The shower was “odd” in that 2 different glass doors opened & did not “seal,” causing MUCH water to get on bathroom floor

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Shower, otherwise quite nice
Ca' dei Proverbi Suites
Venice

Lovely, spacious room with high ceilings on a quiet street in a great location (which felt very “local”). Wonderful breakfast included.

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Abelonas Retreat
Santorini

VIEWS!!!! Overall, good location. A spacious room w/ a large balcony (caldera view). We could view the sunrise from either the opposite side of the balcony or from the room entrance. A rooftop access from the room’s loft area. Breakfast served to the room to enjoy on our balcony. The shower was a bit tricky. It was quite small with short glass shower “walls” which resulted in water easily getting all over the bathroom .

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Stella did a great job helping us
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Athens Manor Houses
Athens

A nice, modern room situated amongst a “bustling” area of shopping & dining.

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Activity Reviews
Rome Food Tour
Rome Food Tour
Rome

Roberta was our guide & she was GREAT! We loved the small, local spots she took us for authentic food. She shared info about the history of different spots of Trastevere as we strolled. She shared genuine interest in those of us on the tour & made recommendations for other great food & culture. It was an experience I definitely recommend

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Tuscany day trip: Siena & San Gimignano
Tuscany day trip: Siena & San Gimignano
Florence

WONDERFUL!! Our driver/guide (Francesco) was terrific! The winery was quaint & beautiful w/ one of the owners providing us the information/education. Lunch was lovely w/ perfect parings in a gorgeous setting. We spent time in the small towns of San Gimingnano & Siena which were so picturesque. The only “complaint” was that we wished we had more time. It really was a perfect day

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Private Walking Tour of Florence | City Highlights with David & Duomo
Private Walking Tour of Florence | City Highlights with David & Duomo
Florence

A wonderful guide (Laura) and experience that included just the right amount of historical sights/overview & local culture for our interest. Highlight for me was The David & learning that the store fronts on the Ponte Vecchio bridge look like treasure chests when closed up each night

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It was a walking tour
Private Venice Murano & Burano Islands Excursion
Private Venice Murano & Burano Islands Excursion
Venice

Wow!! This was one of the best excursions overall. Our guide for the day, Sarah, was wonderful! The glassblowing demo w/ Andrea as our “docent” was mesmerizing. We could have watched them all day. The colorful island of Burano was so quaint. It was relaxing to stroll the streets & pop in to small shops for homemade biscuits/cookies, etc

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Luxury Catamaran Cruise around Santorini
Luxury Catamaran Cruise around Santorini
Santorini

This started off rough. Our info re our pick up spot was either incorrect or the transport van was in the incorrect place. Once we arrived to the transport van, the driver was clearly annoyed with us & maintained that attitude. His van was extremely hot & he drove rather “recklessly” (likely in effort to make up lost time). The winding, narrow roads, the heat, & his driving caused much anxiety & motion sickness for all 4 of us. HOWEVER, once on the boat, everything was GREAT! The others on the excursion were such fun to spend the day with & the crew were great. We had a tasty meal of authentic food, good music was played, plenty of opportunity to swim & relax & the sunset was gorgeous. It was special for sure

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Food
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Crew on boat were great. This review for them
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To have an Air conditioned van, a driver who is friendly & drives safely
Local specialist: Arianna Zampieri
Arianna
Arianna Zampieri
Local specialist in Italy | Replied on Jun 14, 2024

Dear Kim and Hope,
Thank you so much for your kind words of enthusiasm. It gives us great joy to know that this was not only a wonderful trip for you, but a smooth and stressless one as well!
I am genuinely delighted to hear that you found the services, guides, experiences, hotels and transfers to be excellent.
Thank you once again for sharing your experience. We look forward to assisting you with your future travel plans and creating more fantastic memories together.
On behalf of all Storywalking team, Arrivederci!