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Emi Carletti

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 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. "

Emi is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents
Amalfi
Best Time of Year to Visit the Amalfi Coast: Seasons, Travel Tips, & More

In southern Italy lies the Amalfi Coast, a 31-mile (50 km) stretch of coastline that's the very definition of Mediterannean beauty. Known for its sunkissed lemon groves, pebble beaches, and romantic islands, everyone from rich socialites to budget-conscious tourists holiday here during spring and summer. But despite fluctuations in weather throughout the seasons, the Amalfi Coast offers a great getaway any time of year. You just have to know what to expect.

Cinque Terre, Italy
Taste of Italy: Florence, Pisa, Venice, Cinque Terre - 12 days

From Tuscany to Veneto to the Italian Riviera, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for indulgent travelers who want to see and taste the best of Italy. You'll start in Northern Italy, with a  tour of Verona and then see romantic Venice. You'll visit the birthplace of the Renaissance in Florence, then tourTuscan vineyards, and visit Pisa's 'leaning tower.' Your adventure will end with the former fishing villages of the Cinque Terre where you'll sample the foods of Liguria — the Italian Riviera — including seafood, pesto, and focaccia.

All aboard
Luxury Italian & Swiss Lakes by Train - 15 Days

Enjoy the famously punctual trains of Italy and Switzerland on this 15-day itinerary that will take you through the beautiful Alpine lakes via a relaxed scenic route. In addition to the many lakes themselves, you'll experience historic castles, Alpine peaks and passes, and culinary creations on your journey.

Along Portofino
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 7 Days

Take a full week to treat yourself on this trip. Stroll the seaside streets of Portofino and trails of Cinque Terre, taste the slow food scene in the Langhe region (where the movement began), and explore the historic highlights of Turin, including a trip to a mountaintop monastery that sits alongside a popular pilgrimage route.

Portofino coastline
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 5 Days

Catch a glimpse of luxuries of Northwest Italy with this five-day itinerary. You'll spin through seaside towns of Portofino and Cinque Terre, then go inland to hunt for truffles in the Langhe region. End in the city of Turin with an insider tour of its most historic spots.

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How Many Days Should You Spend in Rome?

If you're heading to Italy, your first stop will likely be Rome. With its position halfway down Italy’s western coast, it’s a convenient travel hub, and one of Italy's most appealing destinations in its own right. Spend at least a couple of days exploring, starting with Rome's most famous icons—the Colosseum and the Vatican—and stay for the fun neighborhoods, food, and excellent day trip opportunities. See our recommendations below for one night, five days, and everything in between.

Recent trip reviews for Emi

Go to Italy! · Italy - Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2020

Traveler: Shey C. - Local specialist: Emi Carletti

Just back from an amazing family vacation! Emi’s recommendations and planning allowed us to see and experience parts of Rome, Milan, Turin and Florence - both through relaxed self exploration within the cities and small group tours for daylong excursions in smaller towns nearby. The hotels, and train travel she organized made it easy to relax and enjoy the trip. Questions arose while we were traveling, and she was quick to reply - so nice to have a friendly local resource! Would definitely recommend and use this service again for future trips. Thank you Emi!

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Emi Carletti, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Shey,
it's been a pleasure taking care of your trip and being your "Italian friend"! I usually feel like a guardian angel for our travelers and I am happy you appreciate our assistance service. :)
The most beautiful thing for me is to create not only a peace-of-mind vacation where everything goes smoothly, but also make our travelers feel they are not alone, that they really welcomed, relaxed and assisted. I'm really glad you had a great Italian experience with your family, and that I... read more

Dear Shey,
it's been a pleasure taking care of your trip and being your "Italian friend"! I usually feel like a guardian angel for our travelers and I am happy you appreciate our assistance service. :)
The most beautiful thing for me is to create not only a peace-of-mind vacation where everything goes smoothly, but also make our travelers feel they are not alone, that they really welcomed, relaxed and assisted. I'm really glad you had a great Italian experience with your family, and that I have been a little part of you happiness!
Thank you very much again, waiting for your next trip to Italy! :)
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.
In... read more

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.