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an adventure of the soul, for each of our travelers.

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Un’avventura dell’anima

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 been traveling to Italy since 1971.

I have experienced more travel adventures in Italy than most people.

This allows me find the best of Italy for your personal adventure.

I am a Dual Citizen of both the USA and Italy.

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.

I personally explore Italy, small towns, festivals, and artisanal experiences across the country.

The experiences I have gathered help you choose the best options for your travel.

Explore Italy beyond typical tourist offerings.

Travel with the best of Italy

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.

I blog for the Take Me Home Italy, Ciao for Now Blog.

There you can discover different, unique experiences, festivals and travel ideas to help you hone in on what you truly want to experience.

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

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

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.
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