• A remarkable dream-come-true in Rome

    Dear friends:

    Let me tell you a short story about a remarkable dream-come-true in Rome:
    It starts with a little girl of European immigrants, orphaned at age 3 in Erie, Pa. Little Theresa was taken in by her older sister, of meager means who was the mother of three children of her own. Unfortunately, Theresa was separated from her other siblings and had to learned to fend for herself at this early age. As a young girl, she developed a strong faith in God and she had the desire to become a nun. But due to intense financial issues in the home, she had to quit middle school and go to work. As time passed, she soon found herself a single mother of three children of her own and abandoned by her husband. Although she was only able to complete the eighth grade, her oldest son became an engineer, the second son, a physician and her daughter, a nurse. She became a matriarch to her family and a motivator to her grandchildren. She instilled faith, hope, and forgiveness through God into her children and grandchildren. This is especially noteworthy because prayer and faith were rapidly becoming unfashionable.


    Finally, at 93, Theresa voiced a life-long, unfulfilled wish that she could have seen the Pope and visited the Vatican in her life time. And, that mission became our challenge ! Of course, this took discovery, investigation, participation by all her children, and a bit of faith to make it happen. Let’s face it, traveling across the Atlantic and all through Rome with a 93 year old is a bit like walking out on a limb. Plus, trying to keep it all at a reasonable cost.

    Then we discovered Vitor Tours and Marcello ! He and his assistant, Christina, helped us develop an itinerary that was exciting yet restful, complete yet do-able, plus they scheduled a driver and guide to get it all done. Did I mention the restaurants and food, pasta, artichokes, vino, limoncello ?! The driver and guide coordinated between themselves so that the car was readily available when and where we needed it. Have you seen the traffic in Rome ? Or the parking in Amalfi ?

    At the Papal Audience in St Peters Square, we were in awe as we watched our guide, Martina literally run to get us a seat in the first row. This put Theresa within arm’s reach of the Pope: her first wish comes true !!

    Theresa walked the entire Vatican, marveled at the Sistine Chapel, and touched the worn feet of St Peter at St Peter’s Basilica. She was able to take it all in at her own pace with Martina’s guidance. Second wish completed !

    As an added bonus, Theresa stayed in the Santa Brigida Convent while in Rome, which enabled her to worship with the nuns every morning before breakfast. How is three for three on the wishes !

    Of course, we shopped the open markets of Camp de Fiori, visited the Trastevere and Jewish districts, the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, over looked the Roman Forum and stood on the floor of the Colosseum right where the gladiators fought for their lives, all while listening intently to Martina.

    From their we traveled to Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast. Although the Blue Grotto was not on the itinerary, our guide made that happen for me.

    At the risk of sounding like an ad for Vitor Tours, please excuse me. This is, instead, a heart-felt THANK YOU to Marcello, Christina, Martina and all the staff. The key here is to appreciate that the Vitor Staff made it their priority to understand our mission and to thank them for their attention to detail to make it happen. No stress.

    CIAO .....for now, we threw coins into the Trevi, so we’ll be back !! ☺️

    Dr Kathleen T, Dr Tom T & Momma Theresa - United States

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  • The BEST travel decision I've made in a long time!

    Dear friends:

    Finding Vitor and booking my vacation through them was the BEST travel decision I've made in a long time! All of the tour guides, hotels, and activities exceeded my expectations! I loved leaning the history and seeing the art in Rome, Florence, and Venice. The cooking class Chianti, the walking in Siena, and photo opportunities in Pisa were also amazing! I was really looking forward to the tour of Venice and the days spent there did not disappoint. If I get the "itch" to travel back to Italy, I would definitely book with Vitor again!

    La Toya G

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  • Vitor made our trip to Italy a dream come true

    The greatest decision my husband and I made was having Vitor plan our 6 week trip to Italy. We are merchants and comfortable on our own; however Vitor made our trip to Italy " tailor made" for what we like and do it our way without all the work.

    Their choice of location for all hotels perfect, our transportation of train and private drivers done to perfection, the itinerary Vitor planned much better than the one we originally planned ourselves.

    Vitor made our trip to Italy a dream come true. We will continue to use Vitor for all future trips to Italy, they are our Italian Guardian Angels allowing us to have a true vacation without doing all the work.

    We recommend Vitor to anyone seeking a perfect vacation.

    Barbara - United States

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  • You are wonderful!!

    Vitor team, a quick note to say thank you! Pietra and each of our daily tour guides were outstanding. On short notice you planned an amazing experience for my family. Thank you so much. We will definitely call you sooner before we return to Italy. You are wonderful!!


    Kevin - United States

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  • WOW!! What an amazing experience it was to explore your country!


    First off, WOW!! What an amazing experience it was to explore your country! I truly enjoyed ever but of it. And this goes without saying but, You are great at what you do. Every day worked out wonderfully and you the itinerary you created for me could not have been more perfect. Thank you for all your hard work!

    Also I would like to thank you and your beautiful family once again for inviting me to your home, it was the highlight of Italy!

    I have indeed made it home safe and sound. I look forward to visiting Italy sometime in the future, perhaps with my whole family!


    Dallas - United States

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  • Your guides are full of knowledge, passion and information

    Hi Guys;

    We made it home safely on Saturday without any glitches! Sorry it’s taken so long to respond but so many things to catch up on at home.

    Vitor made it possible for us to have a safe and enjoyable adventure in Italy with all your experts at each location. Your guides are full of knowledge, passion and information and are willing to help with any detail. As you know the most memorable event for me was making contact with my family that we would never have known or made possible without your Company and colleagues and expertise. It was above anything we expected!


    This trip was a once in a lifetime and will hold many memories for the years to come! I commend you and your staff in catering to all our needs, your hospitality and the stress free environment of no worries while in Italy.

    Please keep in touch,

    Best Regards


    Cynthia and Gary - Canada

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