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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
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Italy
Rome, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 10 Days

In just 10 days you can craft an unforgettable Italian vacation that includes many highlights. This, of course, includes the historic locales in Rome, but you'll also travel south to the ruggedly beautiful Amalfi Coast and Capri, a pure postcard region if ever there was one. You'll then immerse yourself in the rich culture of Sicily on an adventurous jaunt that will take you from Palermo to Cefalú to ancient Greek ruins. 

Visit the hilltop city of Agrigento
Sicily Highlights Self-Drive Tour - 10 Days

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Radda in Chianti Countryside
Getaway to Tuscany & Rome - 6 Days

Spend six days visiting historical sites, eating delicious food, and relaxing in Italy. Start in Tuscany for a wine tour of the Chianti region and admire the beautiful villages of the Italian countryside. Catch a high-speed train to Rome and explore the Eternal City with visits to the Vatican City and Colosseum, then round out your trip with a food tour of the city's famous markets and gelaterias.

Portofino hillside & port
Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera - 6 Days

This packed getaway itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to see a different side of Italy but are short on time. Spend 6 days on the UNESCO-designated Cinque Terre coastline, where you'll stay in small fishing towns, eat fresh seafood, and sunbathe on rocky beaches. Explore the historic area on foot (no cars allowed in the old villages!) then end your trip in Pisa to climb the famous leaning tower.

Recent trip reviews for Valentina

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

Traveler: Johnny H. - Local specialist: Valentina Boscoscuro

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.

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Valentina Boscoscuro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Narayani

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

Traveler: Narayani D. - Local specialist: Valentina Boscoscuro

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

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Valentina Boscoscuro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Traveler: Michael M. - Local specialist: Valentina Boscoscuro

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.

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Valentina Boscoscuro, local specialist, responded to this review:

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