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CIU Travel Reviews

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Trusted Travel Expert for Italy since 2014

Top Travel Specialist for Italy since 2006

Trip Reviews

Our trip was amazing!

I fell in love with Rome. Lake Como was enchanting and The Belvedere was a gem. We so enjoyed our time with Claudio and Anna on our venture to Switzerland. Amalfi by Sea was my favorite excursion with swimming, amazing views and fun crew. The drivers and guides were so

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Thank you for such great memories of Italy!

We had a fabulous time in Italy and this was one of the best trips we have taken with one of Wendy’s WOW listers and that is saying a lot. All the guides and drivers spoke so highly of you, Brian and Cristina. It was a joy to be with

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We loved every minute

I wanted to thank you for an amazing trip.  It truly was a trip of a lifetime! Everyone had a blast. It was so nice that you handled every detail and we could just “vacation”.  We loved every minute.  The Santa Caterina was beautiful and such a special hotel.  And

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We always felt very special (if not regal)…

Maria Gabriella Landers certainly warrants a very high place on the WOW List ! In a word, in addition to WOW!, our trip was perfect. We were in Italy for the month of October, extending into the first week of November, Maria and her team worked out a great itinerary

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Put together an amazing trip for us to Northern Italy…

Maria Gabriella Landers and Maria Cristina Till put together an amazing trip for us to Northern Italy (Lake Como, Venice, Bologna, Florence and Milan, with side trips to Padua, Parma and Lucca). They listened carefully to what we wanted and packed it into two amazing weeks. The logistics for everything,

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From our cooking class in Roddi to the various wine tours…

Our experience with Maria Gabriella Landers can be summed up in one word – Outstanding! Maria and her team designed an incredible experience for our eight-day trip to Piedmont. Her attention to detail was great. From the beautiful hotels she selected for us in Mombaruzzo, Stresa, and Turin, to the

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Rome was everything we hoped for and more.

The trip that Maria planned for us was wonderful. The hotels that we stayed in were in great locations, had lovely staff and were clean and beyond comfortable. Everything went off as planned, and there was always a person waiting for us at the specific time identified and when needed,

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Maria is simply the best.

First, the important stuff: Maria Gabriella Landers is the best travel agent we’ve ever worked with. Period. She is deeply knowledgeable, thorough, and attentive. And she carefully vets all the hotels, guides, drivers and special service providers who work with her. Importantly, anytime we’ve had questions or issues arise in

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The farm hotel she arranged in Umbria was terrific…

Maria Landers did an OUTSTANDING job in helping me create a wonderful trip for my friends and family to Italy to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Her pretrip planning advice was excellent- clearly trying to understand our needs and desires. The farm hotel she arranged in Umbria was terrific, centrally

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A perfect combination of Alpine scenery, easy hiking…

Maria Landers helped us design a fabulous 10 night Switzerland and Italian Lakes holiday. Starting in beautiful Lucerne, our trip was a perfect combination of Alpine scenery, easy hiking with postcard views, scenic and efficient train travel, and cultural diversity. So much to enjoy, but we especially loved the Jungfraujoch

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