Caleigh & Mario
Luxury Italian Tours did an amazing job planning our vacation to Italy!! We traveled to Venice, Florence, Rome, and Positano. Every detail was taken care of for us! This was the most relaxing, stress free vacation we've ever taken. Kimberly and Laura were a pleasure to work with! It was worth every penny!
Lisa and Steven
Historically, my wife and I have always planned our trips, but new jobs with very long hours precluded us from planning our 20th anniversary trip to Italy. Throughout the entire process - from the planning stages, their behind the scenes activities while we were in Italy (the guardian angels checking everything in real time), to the debriefing after we returned home, Kimberly and Maria were amazing. No detail was left uncovered and they have amazing resources in Italy. Our biggest regret in writing this review is that we can't give them a rating higher than a five.
Zaahira & Rohit
My fiance and I wanted to experience a 2 week vacation and see as much of Italy as we could. We knew that we wanted something created just for us and that accommodated our interests. We have never been to Italy before and we didn't want to go on those large group bus tours. I feel so extremely lucky that I found a review on Trip Advisor on Luxury Italian Tours and specifically naming Kimberly as the one who organized their amazing adventure. I sent Kimberly an email. She asked us a few questions about what we would like to do and then asked us what our budget was. Kimberly and her team at LIT are absolutely the BEST! She organized a booklet of our train tickets and everything that was planned for each day on our trip. Besides the usual sights like the Colosseum etc.
We went on a walking tour in Rome where the locals hang out! She also chose the perfect mix of hotels for each of our destinations! We had an amazing experience with vineyard tours and dinners in Tuscany and in Venice as well! We stayed in Rome, experienced the ruins of Pompeii, then had the delicious famous pizza in Naples on our way to our hotel on the beautiful Island of Ischia. From Ischia we visited the Island of Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast! Our walking tour in Sienna was wonderful!
In Venice we went to the Bennial Art Show which only happens every 2 years. It was an experience of a lifetime! Art like you wouldn't imagine! Not just paintings but sooo much creativity... wow!
All I can tell you is that Kimberly is extremely caring, organized, always in touch on Whatsapp during our trip if we needed her, and she's an easy person to talk to. She suggests the most amazing experiences for anyone wanting to experience Italy at it's finest!
Denise & Richard
To begin, Richard and I could never have experienced all of Italy the way we did without you! We truly wanted the trip of a lifetime, and we got it! 18 days of magic! Whether we were at a luxury hotel in Amalfi, a 2 room B&B with a wonderful chef in Florence, or at a rustic farmhouse on a vineyard in Tuscany, we were welcomed like family because of you and your team! Red carpet treatment at every turn. You knew exactly where we should splurge and where a quaint B&B would enhance our stay.
The neighborhood you chose for us in Rome near the Campo di Fiori was an ideal area for us to explore and eat and become part of the place. Of course we did the highlights, a small group tour of the Vatican, as well as the Coliseum and Forum. But we also got some yummy fruits and cheese at the weekly farmers market. We even became friends with one of the pizza makers, Ali, at the Roscioli bakery, (one of your recommendations of course :)
Our tour of Pompeii was fascinating. Our guide was not only informative but also warm and funny!
Amalfi was stunning. And our day on the private boat with Leo was amazing! Swimming in the grottos, followed by Sunday lunch at a local seafood restaurant on the water. Perfect!
On to Tuscany. How wonderful to experience one of the most beautiful wine countries in the world firsthand. Sipping a glass of local Sangiovese on our private balcony at sunset overlooking cypress trees and a private garden, really?! Yes, that did happen!!
You listened to everything we said, & tailored our trip exactly for us! Our memories of Italy will stay with us forever!! We are already thinking of planning our next trip back, this time with our parents! Looking forward to working with you again!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Chris & Andrea
San Francisco, CA
Luxury Italian Tours planned the most amazing Italian Honeymoon anyone could ever imagine. Every day was an adventure, especially our day in Pompeii. We took a train from Rome to Naples then had a fabulous driver take us to meet Lello in Pompeii. Lello, the tour guide, gave my husband and I the best tour we've ever had. We felt so lucky to walk the ancient city's streets with such an informed and entertaining guide. If you are considering LIT for your next trip, go for it! I promise you will be happy you did!
Kimberley went above and beyond setting up our honeymoon from excellent day tours to fabulous hotels. She knows the best places to go and has great connections with the local guides which created s seamless transition from place to place. Thank you Kimberley for making our trip one we will never forget!
John & Robin
You did a wonderful job our trip to Italy for us. We spent some great times in some great cities including Bellagio on Lake Como. It was wonderful to have everything so well planned out for us but yet we still felt in control of our trip. It was like they knew us and new what we would like in a trip. They arranged the best guide for us to do some village site seeing and a great hike to an old church. Our guide was so knowledgeable in regards to history and had such a great passion for her country. Love everything about our stay here and would love to return.
Courtney & Stephen
"Ciao! I just got back from Rome last night and just wanted to let you know that Rome was everything that I expected and more! The plans that you made for Stephen and I were perfect! We did everything that you suggested and he and I both agree that it was the best vacation of our lives! We walked, explored, ate, and had the time of our lives. Our guide, Rachel, was an absolute doll! She was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. It was the perfect way to start our first night there. The main attractions were fabulous but, the highlight was definitely that food tour! We loved all of the different Italian foods we tasted and the eateries we visited. Our favorite part was the wine cellar we visited on the tour! We definitely got an authentic taste of Rome and we can't wait to go back! Thanks again for all of your hard work I know you put into making our trip magical!"
"My wife and I had an excellent time. The hotels and spots you picked out were very good and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Your behind-the-scenes coordination was also noticed and allowed us to have a fuss-free holiday in Italy. Thanks a lot for your help, and I do sincerely hope we'll be in touch again soon to plan our next trip there; we have yet to see Rome and Venice!"
What a great trip! Where to begin?? In a very long nutshell... It was a fulfilling, inspiring, intoxicating and relaxing; a perfect vacation and celebration of our 10th anniversary together.
Maya & Brian
What a great trip! Where to begin?? In a very long nutshell... It was a fulfilling, inspiring, intoxicating and relaxing; a perfect vacation and celebration of our anniversary together. Our hotel in Rome, was dreamy with its swanky roof deck where we sipped wine every night after walking/touring the city all day. Our hotel in Amalfi was PERFECT. I felt like a queen in a castle on the hill. What a perfect setting. The 14th century cloister in the center of the hotel was amazing. The views breathtaking; the long corridors and vaulted ceilings, white on white decor, breakfast on the terrace every morning and lounging by the eternity pool on the cliff edge was how we spent our time. We literally spent 2 days doing nothing but reading, napping, swimming, drinking and eating.
We loved Pompeii and our guide. It was a perfect fit. The fact that you connected us with someone that is not only an expert on the history of Pompei and an amazing/entertaining story teller, but also a well-connected, knowledgeable leather agent (and direct contact for designers like Michael Kors, Proenza Schuler, Rebecca Minkoff and Alexander Wang was priceless.
The Pompei tour was a 2 1/2 hour whirlwind. He whisked us through giant herds of tourists and cut us to the front of long lines along the way. We felt very important and special and had a fabulous time in the process. Next stop winery lunch. A-m-a-z-i-n-g. It was a truly a divine culinary experience. The pairing of the rose wine with the cheese was heaven. The spaghetti was simple and delish. The tomato bruschetta was to die for. We stuffed our bellies and drank six wines (including prosecco and apricot grappa). Later, we ordered our 24 bottles of assorted wines (white, rose, prosecco, red, red reserve, grappa..and olive oil) to be shipped home and off we went to the tannery tours. Oh the tanneries, I was like a kid in a candy store. Hand selecting italian leather for my next bag collection was a dream come true. What an invaluable connection that you have made for me. Thank you a million times over!!!!!
After the tours, our guide escorted us personally to the train station in Naples with a quick detour to buy buffalo mozzarella for his family dinner. We had some too! Then back to Rome. Our driver, Gianni picked us up right on time and took us to the airport. What a handsome cool cat. 20 hours later. Home sweet home. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For EVERYTHING and all the extra special little perks. It was truly a perfect trip."