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Romena Brugnerotto

After my graduation in Cultural Heritage, I started working with a USA Travel Agency and specialized in Italy. I discovered that I love to share my experience in travel and welcoming people during their visit. After some years in Rome, working in the Cultural Industry, I was back in Venice for a new experience with the Venice Hotel Association. For some years, I have been working with satisfaction as a tour leader (for Italian, English, and Spanish speaking guests). Since 2014 I'm a sommelier. I'm very active in social media since I love to share experiences and ideas with people, and I'm a sort of guru for the new event in town for my friends.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Venice and the Veneto Region. Rome. Food and wine tours (I'm a sommelier). Family travel. Honeymoon. Luxury travel. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I studied the history of Art during my University, and at the end of my course of study, I discovered I love to share the beauty of my country. It is excellent when you see the happiness of the people when they arrived in a place they dreamed of for years. The smile of the people is the motivation for which I wake up every morning. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I lived almost all my life in Venice, but only a few years ago, I started cruising the Venice Lagoon by boat. A new world has opened up to me: days start with a bath even when at sea it is too cold, traditional restaurants serving typical dishes and excellent "prosecco", sunsets to remember. A real journey just a few minutes from home."

Romena is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents
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Explore the Amalfi Coast and Sicily - 18 Days

This tour starts along the Amalfi Coast, exploring picturesque hillside villages, the famous Path of the Gods hiking trail, the lively city of Naples, and the islands of Ischia and Capri. You'll then fly to the island of Sicily, where you'll discover the famous Sicilian-Baroque architecture in towns like Ragusa, Syracuse, Noto, and more, plus ancient ruins in Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples. End the trip on the top of Mount Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, and along the historic streets of Taormina and Catania.

Ancient City of Florence, Italy
Nature in Italy: Lake Como, Cinque, Terre Florence - 6 Days

This 6-day tour is perfect for those wanting to relax on the peaceful shores of Lake Como while still tackling Italy's impressive history. You'll hike the villages of Cinque Terre and enjoy the ancient cities of Parma and Florence, where you'll discover endless monuments, art galleries, and museums, including the Accadmia Gallery to see the David. After reveling in the scenic vistas of Levanto on the Ligurian Sea, explore vibrant neighborhoods in Florence, where you'll eat late into the night in buzzy neighborhoods.

Views across the Marche countryside to the Renaissance hill town of Urbino.
Undiscovered Central Italy: Marche & Umbria - 6 Days

Skip the crowds on this packed 6-day jaunt through Italy’s lesser-known central regions. Hidden between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Marche boasts the rolling hills and rustic hill towns of Tuscany with far fewer tourists. Visit its beautiful fortified villages of Ascoli Piceno and Urbino, then sample its rich winemaking traditions on a tour of surrounding vineyards. Cross the mountains into Umbria to end your trip in the regional capital of Perugia, where you’ll explore ancient ruins, browse Renaissance art, and spend your final day learning to cook the local cuisine.

How Many Days Should You Spend in Venice?

Spend 2-3 days in Venice, and you'll be able to experience the city's many highlights and visit a few of the surrounding islands, like Burano and Morano. With up to six days, you can add more local experiences—try a cooking class in a Venetian palace or rowing lessons from a professional gondolier. If you only have 24 hours here, you can still cover the basics: stroll St. Mark's Square, hit the art museums and blown glass galleries, and toast an Aperol spritz as the sun sets over the canals.

Watch Stromboli's routine eruption on an evening tour of the volcano
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour with Aeolian Islands - 16 Days

Experience the highlights of Sicily on this in-depth tour. Beginning and ending in Catania, you'll cover the Italian island as well as spend some time exploring the impressive Aeolian Islands. You'll visit ancient Greek, Roman, and Norman ruins, medieval fortressed towns dotted with ornate baroque buildings and stunning beaches. Discover remote island settlements on Stromboli, meander and climb the narrow laneways and staircases in Modica, Ragusa Ibla, and Scicli,  and dine on fresh seafood in sophisticated Taormina.

Sightseeing in Rome
11 Days in Italy - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With 11 days in Italy, you could focus your time on a single region, like Sicily or Tuscany. Or you could take advantage of the country's high-speed train network and visit several destinations. See the art and architecture of Florence, cruise around Lake Como, climb to the top of Mount Etna, take a pizza-making class in Rome, or sample locally produced cheeses and wines on a food-focused tour of Italy: find out how with these five unique itineraries.