I am travel travel specialist for JayWay Travel and my region of specialty is Italy. I have lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and believe the best way to experience Europe is by getting immersed in the food, culture and romance of each location. Getting a local perspective of the destinations you are visiting broadens your horizons and allows you take a little piece of that city or town with you in great memories and joy. Join me creating life long memories and collecting your own bits and pieces of the world.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize on travel to Central Europe, Italy and the Adriatic Coast. Specifically in Italy: Venice, the Northern Italian lakes region, Milan, Cinque Terre, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Puglia, and Sicily. In Croatia: Dalmatian Coast, Istria, and neighboring Montenegro and Mostar. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I got into travel at a very young age, my parents were avid travelers and took me on my first intercontinental flight by the age of 2. After high school I focused on traveling and getting to know the world and would explore for months at a time as soon as my colleague semester was over and financed my travels working in high end restaurants selling wine and great food. My fascination with food turned into a fascination to visit the roots of dishes in their originary lands, and through food I traveled and explored most of Europe enjoying some of the best tasting dishes and wines I encountered. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"One of my most precious travel experiences I will never forget was traveling to the Piedmont region of Italy and taking part of a wine and 'nocciola' harvest at a small winery on the hills of Lange and Barolo. This trip was a real eye opener as how through travel and taking chances on new experience, you come back home with a whole new appreciation and admiration for things you consume or have on a daily basis from a far away land, and the satisfaction of knowing what their origins and traditions are thanks to spending time away from home exploring new lands and customs. "
Nico's favorite itineraries and travel advice
Top itineraries and travel advice
Cover the highlights of Croatia in this one-week itinerary. Starting in Zagreb, the capital, you'll make your way south to Dubrovnik, stopping at Plitvice National Park and the...
From Dubrovnik's city walls and limestone-paved streets to the ancient Roman city of Split, this 7-day itinerary features the highlights of Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast....
Planning a two-week family vacation in Croatia may seem daunting, but with plenty of activities for the family, the choices are endless. This itinerary is chock-full of cultural...
Recent trip reviews for Nico
We could not have done this trip through Croa...
May 26 - Jun 9, 2022
We could not have done this trip through Croatia and Slovenia without Nico or our local contact, Lucija! Lucija was very detailed in her directions, instructions, and was always very quick to respond if we needed assistance. Everything was pretty seamless and we had an amazing trip. The guides in each city were knowledgeable and personable. I would recommend Kimkim to everyone!
Nature and Park Oriented Vacation
Aug 30 - Sep 8, 2019
Everyone was so accommodating in terms of what my family and I required! Our on-site planner greeted us with nothing but recommendations and the trip could not have gone better!
Highlights of Croatia: Zagreb to Dubrovnik - 8 Days
Jul 16 - Jul 24, 2019
Everything about working with kimkim and Nico and the team was top notch.. I am in the travel and customer service industry, and I was incredibly impressed with the thoroughness and service we received - 5 stars!
Jun 19 - Jun 28, 2019
I appreciate Nico asking what my interests are, because he was able to tailor our trip exactly to that. Lidja met us at our hotel, bought us a drink and talked to us a long time about the itinerary. We really appreciated the phone and outlet converters. She was very watchful and responsive the entire trip. Our walking tour of Ljubljana helped us get our bearings of the town, which is the most beautiful capital city I've seen. We enjoyed the trip to and from Idrija because our driver was... read more