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Cathy Huillier

As I was born in France in a family of travel lovers, I started travelling all around the world with my parents at a very young age.

It was during a first trip to the USA, by myself, that I discovered a passion for travelling and customized trips.

In 2013, in the course of my studies, I had the opportunity to complete an internship in Turin, which was my first time in this beautiful country. Since then, I have been in love with Italy. After Turin, Aoste then Venice, I'm living now in Milan.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Sicily, Amalfi Coast, Naples, Venice, Dolomites, Lakes, Cinque Terre.
Itinerant and active experiences, self driving tours, highlights "

How did you get involved in travel?

"My first job experience consisted in working as a basic travel agent for a travel agency in Venice.
After 6 months I had the opportunity to become a travel designer and I started creating tailor made itineraries (as a couturier sew the perfect dress).
Planning a trip is more than just finding transports and hotels: it means understanding the client needs and creating a unique experience. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The first time I saw a sunset on a boat in Venice, in the laguna next to Torcello.
It was a peaceful, magical and mystical atmosphere far away from tourists, the crowd and classic chaos of Venice. I felt so grateful to be there at this very moment, the nature is so powerful"

Cathy is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents
Houses on the Salento Peninsula
South of Puglia and Matera Self-Drive Tour - 8 Days

Discover the best spots in southern Puglia and explore Matera's unique cave dwellings on this self-drive tour. Your trip begins in Bari, the regional capital. You'll wander the streets of Alberobello, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its famous trulli—cone-shaped, whitewashed houses that are unique to this part of Italy. From there, you'll travel to Matera, famed for its sassi, or cave dwellings, and explore the Lucanian Dolomites. You'll continue on to the Salento Peninsula, stopping at Lecce, the provincial capital, and using Otranto as a base for your explorations of the tip of the peninsula and the area's crystal-clear beaches. Along the way, you can hike, swim, or simply relax and enjoy views of some of southern Italy's most iconic towns and landscapes.

The Quaint, Seaside Village of Atrani
Hiking in Naples and the Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

Stretch your legs around the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in this 7-day tour, starting in the vibrant city of Naples. Explore the monuments and sites of your city hub and explore the nearby island of Capri and the ruins of Pompeii, plus hike around the crater of Mt. Vesuvius. Then move on to the scenic Amalfi coast where Agerola will be your hub, allowing you easy access to breathtaking hikes leading to the villages of Ravello, Positano and Antrani.

The Colorful Building of Cinque Terre
Hiking the Villages of Cinque Terre - 6 Days

On this colorful, seaside tour, you'll hike the routes along Cinque Terre's famous coastlines, visiting villages like Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, and Portovenere. You'll hike through scenic vineyards and along steep trails to score the best views of the Ligurian Sea, stopping at sanctuaries, churches, castles, and seaside abbeys. At the end of your trip, enjoy a boat cruise along the entirety of Cinque Terre, from Portovenere to Levanto.

Evening in downtown
Explore Northern Italy from Milan - 5 Days

Explore Northern Italy's cities and landscapes in this packed 5-day trip. Start in Milan, the fashion, culture, and business capital of Italy, to see the 16th-century Royal Palace-turned-art-museum and enjoy buzzing nightlife at the Navigli canals. Continue to Lake Como to enjoy a day on the lake and a trip on the funicular to see views of the snow-capped Alps. End in Bologna and Turin to explore medieval churches, the National Cinema Museum, and endless cafes and aperitivo bars.