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Emi Carletti

I am originally half from Venice and Half from Apulia so I feel 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 wanted to work for international charity NGOs, what I've actually done for years. I live in Rome which I consider the most beautiful city in the world, but every now and then to escape from the city into Nature since I do love outdoor activities.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We are specialized in tours all over Italy, covering mostly the main destinations. We are also specialized in traveling by train as we really care about the environment, this is why we primary use train for our travel packages. We believe trains are the best and quickest way to travel along Italy from city to city, also the most eco-friendly in terms of CO2 emissions, energy consumption, use of space, or noise levels."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Well, since I think I am affected by a serious form of Wanderlust, I've been planning trips since I have memories. For me, my family, friends... So after my experience at charities here I am to do what is natural for me and I love that. I love taking care of travelers and I really like the Idea that I help them bringing home unforgettable emotions and memories. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Among many adventures, hiking, climbing, canyoning, if I really had to choose... I will never forget the first time I did a Via Ferrata on the Dolomites. I hadn't slept the night before since I was really scared, but when I did it it was absolutely unbelievable. "

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Recent trip reviews for Emi

Rosanne

Salerno - amalfi coast, Italy - Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2019

Traveler: Rosanne R. - Local specialist: Emi Carletti

I had a nice time in Salerno. My drivers were on time and helpful, my guide Anna in Salerno was excellent - she new her history and showed me the old part which I found interesting and even showed me street art which I love to see. It was nice to try some local fare as well and the host was lovely. Everything went well without a problem. The accommodation in Salerno was great - a small boutique hotel next to the train station and not too far from the ferry was perfect.
Well done Emi you did your job as requested. I'll use you again.

Italy, Italy - Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2019

Traveler: Kailey P. - Local specialist: Emi Carletti

The planning portion with Edmondo and Valentina were great and a huge relief. They worked very hard and efficiently to answer my questions and address my needs. It was nice to have the trains all booked ahead of time. We weren't too excited about our hotel choices, we felt as though they weren't really 4 stars, and the hotel in Florence was out of the way.

During the actual trip, we hit a few snags and we think it may be a miscommunication between KimKim and the tour groups chosen.
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The planning portion with Edmondo and Valentina were great and a huge relief. They worked very hard and efficiently to answer my questions and address my needs. It was nice to have the trains all booked ahead of time. We weren't too excited about our hotel choices, we felt as though they weren't really 4 stars, and the hotel in Florence was out of the way.

During the actual trip, we hit a few snags and we think it may be a miscommunication between KimKim and the tour groups chosen.
In Rome, we went to our meeting spot for the Skip the Line Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum tour at the designated time (15 minutes prior) as directed on the final itinerary. When we arrived there at Romaround, the desk worker told us that we needed to be there 30 minutes earlier and pushed us to the next tour that was 2 hours later. After killing time, we came back and another couple experienced the same issue. When they asked to be put on an earlier tour, their request was granted...meanwhile, my husband and I sat there with no offer of jumping into that tour. After I spoke to the desk worker, he said at first that we couldn't move up, yet another worker was able to make it happen.
For our Vatican Tour the following day, we experienced the same issue. We were given a choice of 10am or 11:30am, the only requirement being that we show up to the tour agency a half hour early. My husband and I showed up an HOUR early for the 11:30am tour and we were immediately told we had to go on the 12:30pm tour because other people had walked in earlier and took our spots. We feel that an easy solution could be put in place at this particular agency; simply hold the spot for visitors who went through a planning agency (like KimKim), tell walk-ins that there are possible spots available but they need to wait, and if they don't show up, then give those spots to walk-ins.
Giving walk-ins priority over people who made weeks in advance was upsetting. This was also frustrating because we knew we were in a time crunch with a later activity.

Again, I greatly appreciate the time my specialists put into my trip, tailoring it to what we wanted. The timing and level of expertise was above and beyond what I expected. However, I was greatly disappointed in the tour agencies chosen in Rome (Florence and Venice tour agencies were awesome) -- hopefully there are other Rome tour guides you can consult with.