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Get a vaccine? Easy. Get a US passport in the pandemic? Not so much.

Get a vaccine? Easy. Get a US passport in the pandemic? Not so much.

April 29, 2021

When things shut down over a year ago, we were all waiting for the vaccines. Now, it’s not hard to get a vaccine but to get a US passport in the pandemic? Good luck. I have spent many hours trying…

An Italy travel update from Madeline

An Italy travel update from Madeline

November 24, 2020

As I write this, the US is about to head into the Thanksgiving holidays. The virus continues to spread quickly both here in North America and in Europe. News of a couple vaccines was recently announced, causing Zoom stock to…

A Note Regarding the Coronavirus in Italy

A Note Regarding the Coronavirus in Italy

March 29, 2020

This has been a challenging few weeks, and I thought I’d take a minute to share an update. There’s a lot of information out there about COVID-19, aka the coronavirus in Italy. I don’t want to add to the noise,…

Jet Lag tips

Jet Lag tips

November 06, 2019

The majority of our Italy travel planning clients are based in North America, which is a 6 – 9 hour time difference from Italy, depending on where you travel from. So it makes sense that they request jet lag tips…

Italy trip costs: Planning Fees vs the Travel Agent Model

Italy trip costs: Planning Fees vs the Travel Agent Model

October 03, 2019

“How much should I expect my Italy trip to cost?” is a question we get from most of our clients. My answer (as with most Italy questions) is that it depends. But also: our trips are completely custom, so we…

What to do in Matera Italy

What to do in Matera Italy

December 13, 2018

The first time I went to Matera, I was absolutely blown away. I’d seen photos, but it is impossible to get the true sense of an entire town of cave dwellings from photos and descriptions. Read below for my recommendations…

Puglia’s underground oil mills

Puglia’s underground oil mills

November 05, 2018

We arrived in the small Puglian town of Presicce on a wet October morning to meet our guide for a tour of the town’s underground olive oil mills. Puglia’s underground oil mills are easy to visit because many towns have…

The best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum

The best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum

May 17, 2018

When we create Italy itineraries that include Rome, our travelers always ask: “what’s the best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum?” As with all of Italy’s attractions, the best way to visit Rome’s Colosseum depends on the travelers and personal preferences….

Amalfi Coast Towns: where to stay

Amalfi Coast Towns: where to stay

February 14, 2018

If you drove along Italy’s Amalfi Coast from the city of Sorrento to the city of Salerno, it would take at least a couple of hours, one-way, with no traffic. During that drive, you’d pass the iconic Amalfi Coast towns…

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