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!"
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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.
Venice is justifiably one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, with a charming combination of scenic beauty and cultural treasures. But, with immense popularity comes the problem of overtourism. To have the most enjoyable experience in Venice while minimizing your imprint on the local people and surroundings, it's advisable to visit outside the peak season. Read on to find out when is the best time of year to visit Venice.
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.
Over 10 days you can add some of the most beautiful locales in Italy to your holiday scrapbook. This itinerary begins in the south and Naples and includes tours of both the ruins of Pompeii and an ascent of Mount Vesuvius. Then it's pure postcard beauty as you travel to the Amalfi Coast and Capri before jetting off to Sicily for a road trip around that island's most famous and historic sights.
This 10-day itinerary features a perfect mix of culture, history, adventure, and relaxation. Explore ancient Greek and Roman cities, medieval hilltop towns dotted with ornate baroque buildings, and coastal ramparts. Begin in Sicily's regional capital of Palermo and drive your way around the Italian island to end in Catania. You'll visit stunning landscapes, like Trapani's historic salt pans, sip fortified wine in charming Marsala, and dine on fresh seafood in sophisticated Taormina.
Recent trip reviews for Valentina
Italy Trip Review 2019 · Italy - Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2019
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.
We had the most amazing time in Italy! · Italy - Oct 5 - Oct 13, 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!
Family Trip to Italy · Italy - Aug 20 - Aug 31, 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