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Trusted Travel Expert for Italy since 2014

Top Travel Specialist for Italy since 2006

Trip Reviews

We toured Rome on the back of Vespas and made pasta in Bologna

Our recent trip to Italy was wonderful, interesting and delicious! Maria Gabriella Landers really achieved WOW for us! She asked thoughtful questions up front and created a truly custom itinerary. We toured Rome on the back of Vespas and made pasta in Bologna. We’re just a little nerdy so it

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Our trip was absolutely fabulous

Our trip was absolutely fabulous. We were in Italy for a week and a half this past September/October and everything was excellent. We started our journey in Milan where we stayed at the Hotel Spadari al Duomo for three nights. The hotel was excellent and even provided us with a

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We were very impressed and highly recommend her

Maria Gabriella Landers helped us plan our recent trip to Switzerland. We approached Maria with most general impressions of what we wanted on our trip. She helped us to determine what would be of most interest to us and created a lovely itinerary. The trip was beautiful. We trouble with

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Another incredible and memorable vacation

This is our second vacation using Maria and her amazing team. I did not think she could out-do our last adventure to Northern Italy, but as usual, she planned another incredible and memorable vacation – this time to Rome, Amalfi Coast, and Capri. She is a meticulous planner and she

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A turn-key vacation where we were able to relax

Maria and her team designed a thorough itinerary that allowed for us to get the highlights of Italy in a short, 10-day window. We spent our time in Rome, Florence, and Venice, with day trips into Umbria and Chianti for unique and private food-related events. With her help, our group

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Our dream trip to Italy was everything we imagined

My wife and I just returned from a spectacular, custom-made trip to Italy that was orchestrated and arranged under the guidance of Maria Gabriella. Thanks to Maria’s expertise and attention to detail, every aspect of our trip was as enjoyable and as comfortable as we had hoped it would be.

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A perfect day!

Maria and her staff did an outstanding job for my husband and me. My husband had been to Italy 30 years ago, but I had never been so we stayed in Venice, Cinque Terre, Florence and Rome. Due to weather in the US, we arrived over a day behind schedule.

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All exceeded our expectations

The trip we took was terrific. There were a variety of tours and experiences that were scheduled, and all exceeded our expectations. The tour guides and drivers were all knowledgeable, engaging, and dynamic (for example shifting plans based on inclement weather, etc.). In planning the trip, Maria Landers was very

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Perfect end to every day

We had an amazing vacation in Italy! To have everything planned for us by Maria Landers, was such a treat. And we had the Cranky Concierge monitoring our flights and checking in with us. Everything flowed smoothly for our trip – prior planning and all aspects of the itinerary for

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We could just enjoy without a worry or hiccup

Maria helped plan the details of our Italian trip to Tuscany and Rome May/June 2017. The guides were excellent! One highlight was a behind the scenes visit with a multi-winning jockey from the Palio (Sienna). My kids loved seeing the track where he trains the horses, and he and his

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