There is an Italian song saying, "Ma come non ti accorgi di quanto il mondo sia meraviglioso?" and it always comes to my mind when I travel. It means: "How come you don't realize how actually amazing this world is?" It is, indeed, but sometimes we forget it. That is why I love traveling, it makes me focus on beauty, it makes me conscious of how other people live, it makes me feel the diversity and that is exactly what makes this world so wonderful.
As a passionate admirer of the Italian language, culture, and lifestyle, after having experienced life in Italy myself, I feel inspired to create your personal Italian episode of life and make sure you have a life-changing experience that is not only going to be unforgettable but also will certainly make you fall in love with life again.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Italy from the bottom to the top, for families, couples, or individuals who want to get the authentic experience, enjoy local food and wine, enrich their knowledge of Italian culture and taste the living all'italiana. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"As a kid, I spent a lot of time with my grandma who is a geography teacher, so I was surrounded by maps and books about all the countries of the world and that is how I began to wonder how it would be to see all that beauty in person. Later, when I started to study at the university, I heard of European Union Youth Exchanges and that's when I started to discover Europe in a very active and educational way, surrounded by young people from different countries, discussing certain problems of our society and finding the solutions by exchanging ideas. After that, I just wanted to spread my horizons more and more. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"South American adventures through Chile, Argentina, and Brazil at the beginning of 2020 with my best friend. Very spontaneous, following our intuition kind of trip. We enjoyed beautiful landscapes, totally forgot about a modern world, swam in rivers, camped in the middle of nowhere, volunteered in hostels, and shared experiences with local people. Besides having crossed our path with so many beautiful people there, now we both can dance cumbia and speak Spanish, how amazing is that!"
Featured trips & expertise
Italy is a food haven with some of the world's favorite dishes, like the signature Neapolitan pizza, fresh pesto pasta from the Italian Riviera, lemon-infused delicacies of Sorrento, and various seafood dishes in the south. And no trip to Italy is complete without tasting wine and gelato! Enjoy perusing through local markets, attending culinary workshops, partaking in traditions like evening Apertivos, and exploring the country's famous "Food Valley."
Take your young ones on the experience of a lifetime as you travel through Italy. You'll start in Venice, where you'll explore on a slew of scavenger hunts. Follow it with Florence, where you'll learn to craft your own gelato, before you make your way through the markets and museums of Rome while engaging in interactive activities. The activities throughout this trip are specially designed for families with kids aged 5-12, allowing you to experience many of Italy's highlights while keeping the little ones entertained.
Bring your whole brood abroad to experience Italy's delicious food, ancient history, and glittering coastlines with these week-long itineraries. The country has something for everyone, even your smallest party members. With a week to explore, you can set forth on scavenger hunts through Rome and Venice, take a road trip through the lakes of Northern Italy, adventure along the Amalfi Coast, or stroll with a stroller through Sorrento with these seven-day itineraries.
This week-long trip will take you to some of Rome's most popular spots, then let you unwind on the beaches of Sorrento, while leaving plenty of wiggle room to accommodate the less-predictable petite family members. You'll start by cruising around Romes's highlights on a golf cart tour, then follow guided tours of the main sites that can be customized to your interests while being speedy enough to keep the smaller, fussier members of your party engaged.
Explore the rocky coastlines and welcoming atmosphere of the Mediterranean on this 10-day coastal getaway. Spend two nights each in the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento, where colorful buildings and beaches dot the shores and regional treats like limoncello and spicy olive oil are staples of every meal. Then, catch a flight to the Greek islands, starting with Santorini, home of the quintessential blue-domed architecture, for a catamaran cruise in the caldera. End the trip in Chania on the western edge of Crete for lazy beach days and plenty of sunshine.
If your family loves to travel and explore together, look no further than this kid-friendly 10-day trip to the Mediterranean. With a five-day stay in Italy's capital, you'll have plenty of time to explore the city's highlights: the Pantheon, Vatican, Colosseum, and more, with experiences specially designed to keep the kids entertained. Spend the second half of the trip in Athens, where you'll explore the Acropolis, go back in history to experience the first Olympic Games, and luxuriate in a slower pace of life.
Recent trip reviews for Andrijana
A Trip of a Life Time with my Grandchildren
Jul 2 - Jul 14, 2022
Firstly, I have to give a huge thank you to Andrijana. She not only helped me put this absolutely amazing journey to Venice, Florence, Pisa, Sorrento and Rome with my grandchildren possible but she was able to secure me the best of rooms in all the hotels I had requested. Our tour guides were amazing and I got compliments from them on my grandchildren re how they listened, responded to questions and never once used their cell phones for texting only for taking pictures. Our drivers... read more
AMAZING ESPECIALLY IN A POST COVID TRAVEL RUS...
Jun 28 - Jul 13, 2022
AMAZING ESPECIALLY IN A POST COVID TRAVEL RUSH! THEY DID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE IT WAS A SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE. MAGICAL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS AND OVERALL FANTASTIC SERVICE!
Jun 6 - Jun 21, 2022
We had such a wonderful trip. Thank you so much for your help. The trip you designed for us checked all of our boxes. Additionally, the service you provided was excellent. When there was an issue (i.e., train delay), you informed us immediately and made sure all impacted plans were rescheduled. You were easily accessible whenever we had questions.
All of our guides and drivers were very kind and helpful. We did have one driver (the one that received us in Rome the first time) that was not... read more
We hadn't used an online travel agency before...
May 27 - Jun 6, 2022
We hadn't used an online travel agency before and were nervous about doing so, but our experience was great! Our specialist worked with us to plan a very customized trip and was very patient as we changed our mind on attendees and activities a couple times. That specialist left kimkim about a month before our trip, but kimkim quickly assigned another specialist who took great care of us.
With regard to our actual trip, it went very smoothly. We toured Venice, Florence, the Amalfi coast,... read more
Italy trip success
May 13 - May 23, 2022
We were pleased with the accommodations and tours suggested for our trip. The hotel locations were great, and the tour guides professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and fun. Our specialist was a wonderful lifeline as we navigated our international travel, available 24/7 and responsive whenever we encountered a challenge. It was wonderful peace of mind to know Andrijana was there for us. read more
KimKim did a fabulous job for my sister and m...
May 13 - May 23, 2022
KimKim did a fabulous job for my sister and me on our Italian Lake Country trip. They arranged everything within the price range we gave them and were with us every step of the way including when we missed our train exit!!! Any time we had a question or issue along the way we received an immediate response and help - I felt we were in very safe and knowledgeble hands.
Highlights were our fashion tour in Milan, our stay in Sirmione which included a fabulous bike trip with Fabio. ... read more
Trip of a Lifetime
Apr 24 - May 4, 2022
All of our transfers and meet up with drivers and guides went quite smoothly. Wine tour (Danny), walking tour(Joseph), and boat tour of Amalfi and Capri(Luigi?), All guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. Each presented options to personalize our tours to our wants and needs and all were quite attentive. The seafood dinner after our tour of Naples was good, but could have been enhanced by better attention by wait staff and possibly a explanation of what we were going to... read more
Kimkim planned a very special trip itinerary ...
Apr 5 - Apr 14, 2022
Kimkim planned a very special trip itinerary for us to Italy complete with lodging, tours, transfers, transportation (excluding air), insider tips, etc. It was all made very easy! Very organized and thoughtful. read more
Memorable anniversary trip to Italy
Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2022
Andrijana made this trip as memorable as possible with careful planning. She was very responsive each time from the beginning of our contact to the end of the trip. The transfers were so easy; the hotels in great locations, the recommendations for dining were exceptional.
Andrijana is the best, and Mariana stepped when needed.
Nice group of people and highly recommended.
Oct 3 - Oct 16, 2021
Andrijana planned us an unforgettable honeymoon in Italy. Our week in Rome and week in Tuscany were absolutely fantastic. The private tour guides were some of the best I've ever experienced, and we learned a lot of insider knowledge directly from locals. Our accommodations were perfectly located in each location, and the drivers they hired for us were reliable and professional. Every detail was worked out ahead of time, and they were there to support us when we had questions.
She even... read more
Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2021
Putting together a trip to Europe is stressful, when you're planning on proposing there... it's even harder. Andrijana stepped in to help and we had the entire trip wrapped up in a few weeks. Any worries or concerns I had before we boarded the flight should have been left at home: this was an amazing experience and everything went off without a hitch.
We had 4 planned stops on our trip: Cinque Terre, Chianti, Venice and Como. Andrijana suggested I abandon my initial idea of renting a car in... read more
Better Than Ever! BFFs head to the Amalfi Coast - Sept 2021
Sep 19 - Sep 26, 2021
My lifelong BFF and I decided to spontaneously get away in late August, with trip dates for Sept 2021. I work long hours and don't have the time nor desire to look for deals and reviews, especially so close to our trip date. I found KimKim online and it was the very best thing we've ever done! Our specialist, Andrijana, was better than we could've ever wished for in a travel partner. We only had 7 nights and no idea of where to go, do or stay; Andrijana curated the most perfect vacation for... read more
Amazing Amalfi Coast Vacation!
Aug 6 - Aug 13, 2021
My husband and I just got back from an amazing trip to the Amalfi Coast of Italy, including Positano, Sorrento, and Naples. The process of planning and booking the trip was easy, organized , and our specialist Andrijana was very responsive and attentive to our preferences for the trip. She was able to put together an itinerary that had everything we love about vacation. The detailed plan for the trip was great and the transportation from the airport and between the cities we visited was... read more