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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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Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! New 2017 Dates! May 26 – June 4 September 22 – October 1 Next spring & fall we will be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the second … Continue reading
Puglia PostZ #9 – Andiamo! Let’s Go to Puglia! Next spring & fall we will be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the 9th in a series of Puglia PostZ which I … Continue reading
I love a good cup of coffee! I’ve been a coffee drinker one ever since I can remember. Yes that long! In fact, since grade school, breakfast was a cup of half coffee and half milk (and once in a … Continue reading
We’re kicking up our heelz and enjoying la dolce vita Salento-style In Puglia! Wish YOU were here! Every time I return to Puglia with a new group, I find that I am enchanted and inspired anew. I also love renewing … Continue reading
We’re enjoying this fabulous and unique region and… la dolce vita Salento-style! Wish YOU Were Here! So much to share with you! Here are more snapshotZ from our fabulous days together…
We kicked up our heelz and enjoyed la dolce vita Salento-style in Puglia! Wish YOU had been here with us…maybe next year?! Our last days were also full of new experiences. Fully immersing in the Salento lifestyle we visited it’s … Continue reading
Shaped by Sun, Sea & Wind! We’ve been taking quite a few walks and strolls visiting some of the towns and neighborhoods of Italy. Today, let’s slow our pace even more and partake in a pleasant stroll, Salento style… “There … 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