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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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

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Significantly exceeded our expectations in so many different ways

Hello Marcello,

We’re just so very pleased with all that you, Cristina and Barbara have done for us! It made our Italian dream trip come true. So perhaps reading our attached comments, they may provide you as a businessman with some ideas about what really worked well for us, as well as some areas that could be even better.

Overall, all that you have done for us has significantly exceeded our expectations in so many different ways. You not only did a great job, but you made it personal and that counts huge with us. So we are very happy to be a reference for any future clients that you think may benefit from hearing a first-hand glowing testimonial. It would be our honor to do so.

Two very happy Vitor tourists... Ciao!

Kathy & Russ


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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.



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Lulu finished reading her Pinocchio book on the flight!

Hi, Marcello,

Just hope to let you know that we finally got home safe and sound! It was a good trip and Lulu finished reading her Pinocchio book on the flight! Sinati fell into sleep when we got home but Lulu is still very excited and she is working on paining the masks now :-)

Thanks again for a wonderful trip!

Will send you some pictures once we get organized tomorrow!


Si & Haijin


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All of your personnel were great

Mr. Cordovani,

Thank you for putting together a wonderful tour for us.

All of your personnel were great. Our driver, Alessandra, was always on time or early, pleasant and professional, and a good driver. He was not very talkative, but that was OK, as we soon had our guides. Stefania was a delight – outgoing, informative, attentive to our moods and preferences, and helpful in all things, big and small. My wife got along especially well with her. Manuela was also an excellent guide in Verona, with not only the usual tour information, but also lots of local knowledge, and she was well versed in her Shakespeare knowledge.


The hotels were all very good. Before the tour, when I received the booking confirmations, I looked each one up on the internet and was not very impressed. But, when we arrived at each one, I quickly changed my opinion. I found them all to be lovely – well located, clean, comfortable, and well run. (I decided that the hotels need to hire better photographers and website managers, as their websites do not do them justice.)

We liked Lake Maggiore a lot. The Borromeo islands were wonderful.

Lake Como is very beautiful, but we actually liked Maggiore better, as there was more to see and do. Usually, we would go out for dinner in the evening, rather than eat at the hotel. But, that was more complicated at Como because there was nothing within walking distance. However, we were a little tired at that point, so we decided to eat at the hotel restaurant. We had the most wonderful romantic dinner on the outside terrace, overlooking the lake. It was a bit expensive, but well worth it.

We enjoyed the Brunelli winery tour, and I bought some wine to be shipped home. I would have enjoyed the winery tour more if it had been in the afternoon, rather than at 11 AM, but I understand that the timing of the travel to Verona dictated that. My only “complaint” is that the winery was so modern it could have been one of the wineries here in California, rather than a centuries old operation. But, we liked the wines, and the owner’s niece Vittoria was a good guide, even taking us into the cellar to show us wine bottled and hand labelled by her grandmother.

We also enjoyed Verona a lot. It is a charming city, and very walkable. We are both big fans of Shakespeare, so it was special for us, even though the Julia balcony seems tacky and not authentic. We enjoyed the dinner that you arranged for us at the local restaurant. It was a bit hard to find, due to the small twisting streets that change name every block, but it was well worth the effort. I think we were the only non-locals there.

On our extra day in Verona, we got to see Carmen at L’Arena! That was a treat. The production used the large stage to good effect, with about 100 people on stage in the village scenes. Three men on horseback rode around the stage in one scene. Quite a spectacle. We only saw the first act. The start was delayed to about 9:30 due to rain, and by the intermission it was after 11 PM (late for us) and we were wet, so we left. But, we found a cool wine bar a block away, to wrap up a fun evening.

We are very happy that we booked our tour with you and your company. It made that part of our trip to Italy easy and fun. Thank you for everything.

You have my permission to use any part of this review in any way you like, and to use our names.

Heidi & Charles

Oakland, California

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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!!




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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 - USA

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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


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Our hotel was right on the water with the most interesting host!

My first trip to Italy was handled with such care and insight.

Cristina's recommendations were spot on! The hotels she chose were outstanding and at exactly the price range we had budgeted.

We took the vineyard tour she suggested and were blown away by the tour and wine! The time in Tuscany was beyond our expectations, complete with hiking, a cheese making tour and delicious restaurants!


Oh and Cinque Terre!!! Our hotel was right on the water with the most interesting host!

We will return to Italy and with Cristina's help and expertise, it will be as amazing as our 2018 trip!

Ann & Sten


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It was fantastic

Hi Marcello.

Thanks again for organizing the tour with Deborah. It was fantastic. I got to see a lot and still had some time to shop and wander around Milan. What a beautiful city.



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Thank you so much for making our trip enjoyable and comfortable

Hello Marcello,
Thank you so much for making our trip enjoyable and comfortable. My mom and I really enjoy the time in Puglia. I loved the wine tasting and olive oil factory the most. Our driver, Francesco was very flexible to adjust our trip based on our wishes. Christina was always calling and checking on us to make sure we are safe and having good time. Thank you also for the beautiful scarf and my mom really loved it.

Thank you very much,



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Exceeded our expectations

Dear Marcello,

Thank you for arranging a wonderful tour experience for me and my family.

As spoken when we met, we chose your company because it was the only choice that came up with the google search for private tours in Italy.

The dedication and expertise of the tour guides, and the choice of accommodation, were areas that exceeded our expectations.

Thank you.




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Opening time

As we are based in Italy, we are available from 08.00 to 19.00. Pls check your local time