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La dolce vita for me! And for you! Travel consultant, blogger, writer, tour leader & published author, I love sharing no-nonsense travel tips, advice and insights. Let's plan your next great trip, perhaps to Italy with me?!
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“You, Victoria, made the experience special, your enthusiasm and sense of adventure, and your thoughtfulness and attention to detail….also your concern for each of us…..making sure we were OK and taking care of our needs (whatever they may have been)… I have and will continue to recommend the trip to others.”
Joan D., Spring 2014
“I travel solo a lot and avoid organized tours. But this was much more than a tour and the small group made it feel more like family..It is a great value and was much more than I had expected.
“Grazie mille, Victoria. You did a great job putting this all together!”
Margie M., Spring 2015
“Experiencing Italy with Victoria is like winning the lottery. Her meticulous planning, and partnerships with Italian experts indigenous to the regions visited, makes her small group tours so rewarding.”
Paula J-H, Fall 2015 & 2016
“This was my first trip out of the country alone. Victoria provided a trip filled with excitement, organization, fun and safety. Every detail was well thought out and provided for a trip I will never forget and hope to do again.
“Every meal, excursion, cooking class and those with whom Victoria partners with in Italy were glorious. Eccellente e Grazie!”
Linda J., Fall 2016
“It was beyond my wildest expectations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Jan O., Fall 2017
“If you are interested in a high-quality, and very small group travel experience, take a look. Victoria De Maio and her ‘boots on the ground’ in Italy provide a very entertaining, educational, professional and delicious experience.”
Patricia F., Fall 2017
“I really want to thank you with all my heart for such a wonderful Puglia experience.
“You are an amazing and talented tour leader and I appreciate all the time and effort you put into making sure that everything is just right.You truly put your heart into every detail.
“I will keep Salento/Puglia and the fantastic people in my heart. I hope we have the opportunity to travel together soon.”
Jan P., Fall 2017
“Dearest Victoria…My Italy experience was priceless!
Your leadership made it feel like I was traveling with a dear kind friend who truly cares about all of us individually and enhances our travels with the very best ingredients, laughter, delicious food, beautiful informative touring and lots, oh yes, lots of wine!”
Cathleen J., Fall 2017
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Tag Archives: Victoria’s Italy
The Duomo di Orvieto almost defies description! It is truly stunning and spectacular!
The quintessential medieval town of Orvieto, built on a tufa outcropping–a volcanic “plug”–sits like the a jewel on a crown in the Umbrian countryside. Orvieto, with its panoramic views of the lush green surrounding hillsides and valleys, is the personification … Continue reading
You may have never heard of Martina Franca, another charming picturesque town in Puglia, Italy. That’s okay, I had never heard of it either until I went to Puglia last spring (2014). I loved my visit last spring and even … Continue reading
Dear Followers and Subscribers, First of all, my sincerest grazie for all of your support in the past – I really don’t know how to thank you! Some of you may have already received an email from me but, just … Continue reading
I LOVE Good News! And I LOVE Sharing Good News! Thanks to many of YOU, 50 copies (1/2 Kindle & 1/2 Paperback) were ordered online the very first week of publication! Plus a dozen of you requested signed copies… I’m … Continue reading
Today my first interview as a published author will be posted by my friend and fellow writer/blogger, Margie Miklas, on her site, Margie in Italy. It’s a privilege as well as a bit nerve-wracking to “expose” ones self and I … Continue reading
Wow! Last Monday I announced that my first book: Victoria’s Travel Tipz Italian Style Simple Ways to Enjoy Italian Ways on Your Next Trip to Italy would be published on November 13th… Well, after the final proof was proofed, approved, … Continue reading
I’m thrilled (and proud) to announce that… In just 10 days, my very first book: Victoria’s Travel Tipz Italian Style Simple Ways to Enjoy Italian Ways on Your Next Trip to Italy will be published and available on Amazon in … Continue reading
I was in Rome in spring and feel very fortunate (and very excited) to be returning again this fall. If you read my previous post, you know that I’ll be in Puglia again…then I hope you will follow along as … Continue reading