Committed to delivering Un’avventura dell’anima,
an adventure of the soul, for each of our travelers.
An Adventure of the soul
For most people, traveling to Italy is a once in a lifetime experience.
My goal is to make sure that experience is a memory that lasts a lifetime.
Let's plan your custom Italian travel adventure, completely unique to your travel wants and needs.
I have experienced more travel adventures in Italy than most people.
This allows me find the best of Italy for your personal adventure.
I have resided in Italy since January of 2016.
That means I have everyday experiences to help you make your travel go smoothly.
Because I have lived in both the United states and Italy, I know how La Dolce Vita, the sweet life of slow living, in Italy differs from how we Americans typically live.
That will make your transition to Italian time and lifestyle easier.
The experiences I have gathered help you choose the best options for your travel.
Explore Italy beyond typical tourist offerings.
Italy is full of unusual, unique options for you to enjoy.
Because of the friends I have made across Italy, you choose from multiple partners guaranteed to provide the best Italian experience.
I only refer my travelers to hotels and businesses I can be certain will provide you with adventures you will treasure.
There you can discover different, unique experiences, festivals and travel ideas to help you hone in on what you truly want to experience.
We have been thinking fondly of our time in Chianti since we have been back home. We are so thankful to you Marilyn for hooking us up with Arianna and Alessio. Marilyn, you did a wonderful job in inquiring about our needs and wishes and then finding the perfect person, accommodations and tours to carry them out.
You all contributed so much to our memories in Italy. The tours you chose, the people you knew, Alessio’s promptness, efficiency and driving in getting us to and fro in beautiful Chianti, all of it was magical.
We all had so much fun and really, I could not pick which was a favorite. Each visit was so special and so unique. All of the “farmers” were so friendly, the meals they made us were so fresh and delicious, and their special attention to my gluten needs, thanks to you, were so thoughtful. We loved being in the heart of life in Chianti with them and you!
Arianna and Alessio, we wish you all the best in your special place in Italy. You are very fortunate to be able to call the Chianti region your home. We will be back and we will be in touch.
My Minnesota, USA teammates and I had an unforgettable, intimate experience in Italy thanks in large part to Marilyn’s knowledge of the culture and her personal connections to people that live there. We didn’t get lost in the crowds so to speak, amongst the tourists who partook in the 2018 International Dragon Boat Paddling race in Florence. From guidance in setting up train reservations, arranging authentic field trips within the local community and booking our accommodations, Marilyn put together a memorable, heartfelt experience in the land of Amore.
Cory Reilly Graham
Member of the Dragon Divas Dragon Boat team
Working with Marilyn Ricci was fantastic! We found Marilyn though a Facebook group and hired her to help us with travel arrangements and tour suggestions. She connected us with tour guides that really fit our personalities, needs and budget. She was also able to help us better understand train travel in Italy and assisted us with identifying the best routes and booking tickets. She was a great communicator, very responsive, and her services were fairly priced. Everything Marilyn touched on our trip itinerary worked out beautifully and we would definitely recommend hiring her.
Steve & Ann Teget | Postcard Jar Travel Blog
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