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Valentina Boscoscuro

I like to organize trips as if I were travelling myself. I would never recommend something I would not do myself or suggest a place where I would not send a family member or friend.

We offer stress-free travel experiences that allow customers to experience less of the hassle of travel and more of the beauty of Italy.

We offer exclusive tours as well as customized itineraries in Rome and beyond, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Florence and Tuscany, and Venice, making all your wishes for the perfect holiday.

My aim is to become "YourItalianFriend" suggesting you unique places to see, right things to do, right restaurants to go and be the one to turn to in case of need.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We do cover all Italy and are specialized in tours by train as we really care about the environment, this is why we primary use train for our travel packages; the train is by far the most spacious and comfortable long-distance means of transportation and the most eco-friendly in terms of CO2 emissions, energy consumption, use of space, or noise levels. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have spent my childhood flipping through travel brochures in my mother's travel agency and traveling with my family for site inspections and searching for new destinations, as my father has been one of the most important tour operators in Italy. When in the late 90s the family business was sold, I moved from Milan to Genova, my husband's city, where I rised three girls, worked part time for wonderful charity and never stopped organizing holidays for family and friends.

As soon as the girls grew up and I had more time, my desire to come back to tourism brought me to follow my father in his project to set up a luxury tented camp in the Egyptian desert and then join my brother in this fantastic project. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have been lucky enough to travel since I was a child and then to experience the same sense of belonging to a unique and wonderful world with my girls since they were infants. I have so many memories that would be difficult to choose one, but for sure I will never forget the trip in Myanmar in 1994, when my husband asked me to marry him!"

Valentina is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents
Sunset over Venice
10 Days in Italy & Greece: 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Ten days may seem like a short time to see both Italy and Greece, but you'll still get to experience all the main destinations, with enough time for a beach day or two. Focus your trip on a particular theme — like history, wine, or family — to fully immerse yourself in your favorite day-to-day adventures. Regardless of which itinerary you choose, it's easy to modify any of these trips to give you a bit more time in your favorite places.

View of the Amalfi Coast
Florence, Rome, & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days

This whirlwind 8-day tour through Italy's highlights fits it all in. Start off in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to the incredible Duomo and Ponte Vecchio bridge. Continue your travels in Rome, where ancient monuments and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel await. Finish off your travels on the Amalfi Coast, relaxing in the sunshine and admiring the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea. 

View of the Amalfi Coast
Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 10 Days

Discover the incomparable culture of Southern Italy with a trip exploring the delectable food scene in Naples and the vibrant colors of the Amalfi Coast. Zip around like a local on a Vespa tour, explore the ruins of Pompeii and breathtaking Mt. Vesuvius, and finish off your trip soaking in the sunshine on the Amalfi Coast.

Beaches in Cinque Terre
Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, & Venice - 7 Days

Start your trip in Rome, admiring the Sistine Chapel on a tour of the Vatican and strolling through the streets to experience its buzzing nightlife. See Michelangelo's 'David' sculpture in Florence, meander through piazzas and across the famed Ponte Vecchio bridge before exploring the colorful, seaside villages of Cinque Terre. Finish off in Venice, shopping for carnival masks and handblown art.

Orvieto, in the Umbria Region
Rome, Orvieto, Florence, & Verona - 14 Days

This route takes you through the highlights of Italy while exploring more of each region. Start in Rome, visiting the Vatican and Colosseum before making your way up to the lesser-known Umbria region for a stopover in Orvieto. Enjoy your time away from the big city and delight in the local life. Continue up to the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence. This city's incredible plazas and cathedrals never disappoint. Finish off your trip in the Veneto region, staying in the lovely and romantic Verona and visiting its neighboring city, Venice.

Skyline of Rome
Explore Rome - 7 Days

Discover historic and modern highlights of the Eternal City in this 7-day tour. Hear stories of gladiators in Rome's ancient Colosseum, tour the iconic Pantheon and visit the Vatican Museum to see the world-famous Sistine Chapel. Explore the Galleria Borghese to see works by Rafaello and Caravaggio, then stroll around the peaceful gardens of Villa Borghese. Enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in the Piazza Navona and unwind at night with a homemade Italian pizza and a glass of wine.

Recent trip reviews for Valentina

Italy Trip Review 2019
Italy | Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2019

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Johnny H.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Valentina has been extremely accommodating throughout the entire process — from proposing an itinerary, to making late changes in our plans due to weather, to ensuring that our trip was going well. Our trip to Italy would not have been the same without her. I would definitely work with her again should I travel back to Italy in the future.

Local specialist: Valentina Boscoscuro
Valentina
Valentina Boscoscuro
Local specialist in Genova | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Ciao Johnny!
Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you appreciated our service you enjoyed your time in Italy!
I wish you a all the best in this new year and we hope to have the chance to welcome you again in the future.

Best,
Valentina and all the Meet&Greet Staff

We had the most amazing time in Italy!
Italy | Oct 5 - Oct 13, 2019

Narayani
Narayani D.
San Ramon, CA | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Had the most amazing time in Italy. My daughter and I enjoyed our trip to the hilt. The Kimkim team planned it all out very meticulously down to the very last details. The hotels chosen were perfect and so were the tours. Valentina went out of her way to stay in touch and ensure a great vacation. She was forever suggesting places to eat and things to go. A spl. Shout out to her!

You guys are great and I have already recommended you to my friends. I will definitely go with you folks again!

Thanks, Narayani

Local specialist: Valentina Boscoscuro
Valentina
Valentina Boscoscuro
Local specialist in Genova | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dear Narayani,
it was a pleasure to assist you while planning your trip to Italy and I am more than happy that you spent a great time with you daughter in our country! You have been a perfect traveller and It was good working with you!
I hope that one day you'll get the chance to return, I have already some ideas for you:-)
I wish you all the best! Valentina

Family Trip to Italy
Italy | Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2019

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Michael M.
Irvington, NY | Reviewed on Sep 02, 2019

Our trip was amazing and it was thanks to Valentina that we all had a fantastic time. From the start of this process I knew that I would need help planning this vacation. I've planned European trips myself before, but I didn't have the time to do it for this vacation. I knew I needed someone's help and expertise. I described how we like to travel and Valentina really understood our preferences and planned a trip that fit them. A perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxation. Our pizza-making... read more

Our trip was amazing and it was thanks to Valentina that we all had a fantastic time. From the start of this process I knew that I would need help planning this vacation. I've planned European trips myself before, but I didn't have the time to do it for this vacation. I knew I needed someone's help and expertise. I described how we like to travel and Valentina really understood our preferences and planned a trip that fit them. A perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxation. Our pizza-making class was a particular highlight, something we never would have done if Valentina didn't suggest it. And our other guides worked really well with us, especially Benedetta who took us around Verona.

And while on our trip, Valentina was there with helpful tips and suggestions and for any troubleshooting that we needed (there really wasn't much of any). This whole experience was great and exactly what I needed. I would recommend Valentina (and KimKim) to anyone and would gladly work with her again when it comes time to plan my next trip to Italy.

Local specialist: Valentina Boscoscuro
Valentina
Valentina Boscoscuro
Local specialist in Genova | Reviewed on Sep 02, 2019

Hello Michael,
It is indeed our pleasure to host your beautiful family in Italy! I'm very happy to know that you had a wonderful time and that our service reach your expectations! Is it easy when you deal with perfect travellers :-)
Of course myself and all M&G staff will be glad to work again together in the future for another amazing trip in Italy, I already have some ideas for you!

Best wishes,
Valentina