Take Me Home Italy

Committed to delivering Un’avventura dell’anima
an adventure of the soul, for each of our travelers.

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Un’avventura dell’anima

We at Take Me Home Italy are committed to delivering un avventura dell’anima, an adventure of the soul, for each of our travelers.  You can expect to learn more about yourself, your family traits and your Italian heritage as you experience la dolce vita, the sweet life, in Italy.  With our help, you will set the agenda of your journey and we will deliver a vacation beyond your expectations.

Our sincere hope is for you to enjoy your Italian experience as much as we do every time we visit the land of our ancestors. Buona fortuna a tutti!

Travel Adventures

Testimonials

I'm writing to thank you for planning the "trip of a lifetime" for my family.  When I thought about taking my family of 15 to Italy, I could not imagine where to start or how I could possibly plan a 2-week trip for that many people.  I believe it was divine intervention that day we met at the Festa Italiana in St. Paul MN.  If I hadn't stopped at your booth, our trip would still be an unfulfilled dream, waiting to happen.

From the bus, waiting at the airport to take us to our first lodging, to the flight home from Venice, the arrangements were fantastic.  You did an excellent job of planning all the transportation and lodging, down to the smallest detail.  With our family of 15, ranging in age from 73 to 10, you gave importance to every consideration .

Everything went like clockwork (except for our own little mistakes) in the lodging and traveling within Italy.  Our apartments were in great locations, and the accommodations were clean and easily accessible for us.  The proprietors were cordial and welcoming, too.  The tours in Rome and Florence that you arranged were perfect for our group.  Everyone, old and young, found them informative and enjoyable.

Marilyn, we are so grateful to you for handling all the planning and details for this trip.  It gave us the freedom to enjoy it immensely, without worrying about anything.  If anyone had a question, we could easily refer to the clear information in the well-written itinerary you provided.

Grazie mille for the trip of a lifetime!

Kathy Whitney

St. Paul, MN

Chuck and I would like to thank you for the wonderful trip you provided for us with to Italy last May to meet with our distant cousins from John Ricci’s family.

You did a great job connecting with our relatives via email and Facebook and lining up dates when we could all meet etc. and you kept all in our party informed of what we would be doing, when we would meet the relatives and what tours we could do our own if we wanted to.

The hotels you selected were excellent – priced very well and very comfortable and all had wonderful locations for walking around town, restaurants, sightseeing etc.

It was so fun to meet the Italian relatives – who fed us for two days - they were very enjoyable and it brought tears to my eyes to see where my grandfather lived so many years ago … and that we all walked the same little streets in town – Fragneto Le’ Abate – that he did. It was a most memorable and will never be forgotten!

Thank you again for all your excellent work and organization – we really had a great time!

Marie and Chuck J.

Brainerd, MN

Florence has been great! Our tour day was great and we enjoyed having the time in between to get some food around our piazza. We have found the market and did quite a bit of shopping, especially the girls. The wine tour was so nice, beautiful views and the peaceful country side. The picture of Dave and Claudette with some champagne they bought, it was their 26th Anniversary. Only thing that you need to prepare yourself for is the weather here! Super hot and advise sunscreen and water.

Thank you so much for helping my grandma Kathy plan this trip for us, it has been such a great trip and so many memories have been made! We are excited for our last stop in Venice and for the train ride there

Brittany V

Going to Italy but want to do your own thing? Take Me Home Italy will do all the planning so you can stay independent!

Susan Nelson

www.timelessitaly.me

I want to thank you so much for arranging our trip to Italy.    I will have wonderful memories forever. The hotels that we stayed at in Naples, Benevento, Rome, Florence and Venice were wonderful.  They were all so close to everything. We easily walked to most sights.

It was nice to have the freedom to do what we wanted to do, not just a group tour.  Your suggestions on what sights we could see were fabulous!   Sometimes we wanted to do things as a group and that was great too.

Your suggestion to travel with just one small suitcase and a carry on was liberating.  In the past, I always traveled with too big bags and too many suitcases.   One small suitcase is the way I will travel now.  It was so easy with my small suitcase to catch the fast trains and to travel on the airplane.

I highly recommend your services as a travel organizer.   Thanks again for arranging my fantastic trip to Italy.

Kathy D.

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for assisting us in creating a very memorable experience in Italy. At the beginning, I was excited that you were involved in our trip planning, as I had the confidence in your knowledge and experience, which put me at ease.  All I had to do was make the necessary deposits when they were due.

Of course the highlight of our trip was meeting our Italian relatives. They were all so very nice, and made us all feel so much welcomed in their homes.  And the food they provided was so delicious. I think now that we have made this connection, it is important to keep the lines of communication going. I definitely look forward to returning.

Once again, thank you so much Marilyn for all of your time and hard work in putting together such a great and memorable experience. I would not hesitate to recommend your service to anyone. You get a 10 from me.

Patrick D.

The trip to Italy was fabulous!  The hotels that you picked out for the entire trip were very comfortable and modern.  In addition, the hotels were located in close proximity to the sites, buses, taxis which made getting everywhere very efficient.

The trip to the family in Fragneto L’Abate was unforgettable!  It was so nice to relax knowing you knew where we were going and had set up the times and transportation for the entire weekend!

I really appreciated that you were able to make reservations to several major sites ahead of our trip.  Having tickets to get in early to the Vatican was awesome; to be able to enjoy the splendor of the Sistine Chapel before the multitudes arrived was great.  You also had reserved tickets for several other museums, like the Uffizzi and Academia. That ensured we would not be wasting precious times waiting in line.

Thank you so much for the memorable trip!  Very well thought out, great accommodations, transportation and access to the best attractions!

Lori

Champlin, MN

I have been remiss in expressing my deep appreciation to you for giving life to my journey, assisting me in finding my ancestors. I wanted to tell you how thrilled I am to have not only the names and specifics on my paternal grandparents, but also my great grandparents...G is continuing to search for records on my paternal side; they may be more difficult.  But  I now have names, some important dates, etc.  Waiting for the actual docs; I cannot wait to see these.  I am blessed to have found you.

Testimonials

Florence has been great! Our tour day was great and we enjoyed having the time in between to get some food around our piazza. We have found the market and did quite a bit of shopping, especially the girls. The wine tour was so nice, beautiful views and the peaceful country side. The picture of Dave and Claudette with some champagne they bought, it was their 26th Anniversary. Only thing that you need to prepare yourself for is the weather here! Super hot and advise sunscreen and water.

Thank you so much for helping my grandma Kathy plan this trip for us, it has been such a great trip and so many memories have been made! We are excited for our last stop in Venice and for the train ride there

Brittany V

Going to Italy but want to do your own thing? Take Me Home Italy will do all the planning so you can stay independent!

Susan Nelson

www.timelessitaly.me

I have been remiss in expressing my deep appreciation to you for giving life to my journey, assisting me in finding my ancestors. I wanted to tell you how thrilled I am to have not only the names and specifics on my paternal grandparents, but also my great grandparents...G is continuing to search for records on my paternal side; they may be more difficult.  But  I now have names, some important dates, etc.  Waiting for the actual docs; I cannot wait to see these.  I am blessed to have found you.