"Our trip was booked six months in advance. The staff at the Italian Institute remained in touch with us, were very conscientious in making sure we had access to help from Europe if needed, which it wasn't. I felt like the Italian Institute staff stayed on top of everything and really wanted our trip to go well. Each time I was scheduled to meet with someone for transport to and from airport, a day excursion, the guide was there waiting for me with a sign. I didn't have to wonder if someone was going to show up. The tour guides we had were outstanding. I learned so much about art, art history, history, current day events and politics. The tour of Rome was outstanding. We saw at least 10 historically important, and some less well known sites. I've been to Rome twice before but learned so much more. I now feel like I "get" the city! "
Here is what people have to say about their experience with Italian Institute tours.
Nicola put together an itinerary that was perfect for us. Even though we only met once he totally understood what we were looking for! We couldn't have been happier. During our trip We had the most beautiful accommodations and activities that Italy had to offer. It was perfect.
Can't wait to go back again !!!
Patricia and Richard
Our trip was incredible, in large part thanks to you. We are so grateful to you for all of your work, guidance, and patience. We hope to go back to Italy again some day, and we will most certainly reach out to you if we do.
Howard and Tiffany
This was an amazing adventure and vacation! With the help of the Italian Institute, we developed a vacation plan that took us through some familiar Italian sites and into many new ones. We had some ideas as to what we wanted to see and areas that we wanted to go to. The additional knowledge of Nicola helped to fill in some gaps and see some sites that we would have probably missed. The arranged tours and transportation intervals really made it easy to see more of Italy than we might have seen if we had arranged it ourselves. We spent two one hour meetings (initial and near-departure follow-up) with Nicola to set and finalize most of the events/plans; the rest was managed on-line or by phone. Very easy, personable, and customer focused.
Carolee and Tom
"We are Very happy with the results and the assistance provided prior to and during our stay. It made our trip very enjoyable. It was comforting to know that the staff was keeping track of where we needed to be and making sure our needs were met. Thank you"
"Just wanted to let you know what a lovely trip we are having. Everything has worked out so well. Thank you so much for lining us up in these unique and wonderful places I think we should go out for lunch when we return and we can share our experiences with you. Grazie!"
Marc and Tavia
"This was an amazing trip, that far exceeded our expectations. The Italian Institute took care of all of the planning, from airplane tickets to hotels, to transfers, to tours of fantastic places. For the one tour that cancelled last minute, Maria made alternative arrangements that worked out perfectly. We wanted a luxurious, interesting, and entertaining vacation without the burden or anxiety of trying to plan details in a country that we were unfamiliar with, and that’s exactly what we got. Thanks again for all of your hard work and attention to our needs and desires."
Adam and Colleen
"Home again and what an amazing trip. I really think you hit all the things we wanted to do and see. The accommodations were perfect all the way through and all the transfers and tours were spot on. Thank you again for all your work in planning a perfect 6 weeks in Italy. What a beautiful country and great people."
Don and Mike
“The Italian Institute team was fantastic to work with and very responsive to our needs. They are a lot of fun to work with and we felt we got good value for our money. When the time comes and we decide to go back to Italy, we will use the Italian Institute”.
Sue & Paul