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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.

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

The memories of Italy I share with my children are priceless. Thank you Marilyn for helping us make it happen.

As my three children and I planned for a two week adventure in Italy, Marilyn met with us, giving us the inside track on best locations to stay in Rome as well as “must do” activities to include. She helped me get tickets in advance for tours that often sell out, arrange train tickets, find apartments and plan for the hot summer weather. Our unanimous choice for “Best Day in Italy” came from Mars suggestion - tour of the beautiful Chianti region with Arianna and Alessio. The day culminated with a guided tour of a family owned organic winery where we were treated to a homemade meal that no restaurant could ever touch! It reminded me of my grandmother’s and mother’s cooking. Unbelievable!

Thank you so much Marilyn for helping us make our trip one filled with wonderful experiences and memories.

Maureen R.

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

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