A trip of a lifetime
Chiara helped us plan a trip of a lifetime with our adult children. She designed and helped us plan our trip based on our needs, interests and budget. She was available to us while we were in Italy which caused us to feel a sense of support. We recommended Chiara and Allure Italia to our friends. They, too, had a fabulous trip!
Our fantastic six-week trip to Italy
Allure Italia helped us plan and execute a fantastic six-week trip to Italy. Working remotely with Chiara and Antonella, they listened to our travel objectives and developed a detailed itinerary, made restaurant and hotel recommendations, and booked hotels, villas, a car, and tours for our seven stops throughout Italy. Chiara and Antonella are highly professional, deeply knowledgeable about every aspect of Italy, flexible, responsive, and a delight to work with. As an added plus, it was reassuring to know that Antonella (who lives in Italy) was only a text or call away. Their guidance and insights helped create an experience we will always remember and cherish. We recommend Allure Italia highly and without reservation.
Absolutely our best investment
Chiara was absolutely our best investment when planning our trip to Italy. Her knowledge of the area coupled with her friendly expertise gave us many options to choose the perfect fit for our vacation. There was peace of mind knowing that her personal recommendations for accommodations, restaurants and sights were tried, tested and true! Every detail was as expected with no unwanted surprises! We highly recommend the services of Chiara’s company to tailor your unforgettable experience to Italy!
We swam in a grotto by ourselves, in July!
I was planning my trip in Italy already, when I discovered Allure Italia. We were going to 3 different cities, and it was a lot of work. Antonella helped me finish planning the trip. She made sure to have all the details before proceeding with suggestions; we were travelling with our 12 year old, so that already was a challenge. Even with the 6 hour time difference with Canada, Antonella always managed to get back to me promptly; pretty impressive. Then the suggestions started flowing…unlike most travel companies I have used, who just send a generic list of restaurants and places to go, everything was finely tailored to us. And thanks to Antonella we saw Cinque Terre by boat, swam in a grotto (with nobody else, in July!), and in a natural hot spring!!! If it’s not on your bucket list, it should be! The guides were all top-notch, and spoke at least 3 languages. Antonella is currently helping me plan a trip for my parents.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Miram, our driver
I so meant to send a personal “thank you” for the amazing itinerary. We loved all of it! My favorite was the villa in Tuscany. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Miram, our driver. She was such a pleasure to travel with and so much appreciate her care and concern for us. Thank goodness we had you to plan our trips to Vatican, Academia, Florence, etc., or we would have been totally lost and waiting in very LONG lines.
Grazie, grazie, grazie!
We all had a fabulous time and want to thank you for all your help arranging this beautiful experience in Italy…. Overall, it was a dream vacation…..The kids took advantage of every possible opportunity to explore…. We all voted the boat trip to Capri #1 in a cascade of wonderful experiences. You have a breathtaking country.Warmest regards and Grazie, Grazie, Grazie.
It was fortuitous that a friend introduced me to Chiara who was able to take over and arrange ALL museum passes, train tickets, and of course the audience with the Pope. She was wonderful and relieved me of that task. It made the trip even more enjoyable knowing that everything had been taken care of. On a first trip, I would most definitely encourage all to contact Chiara!! You won’t be disappointed and you will experience more of Italy than you expect!
Extremely helpful coordinating my family’s trip to Italy
Chiara has been extremely helpful coordinating my family’s trip to Italy. She is detail oriented, full of amazing suggestions, and is a delightful person to work with. She provides superb service, is incredibly knowledgeable about Italy, and we would be lost without her. Thank you Chiara for your recommendations and prompt responses. You truly have made our experience thus far a memorable one!
A group of friends celebrated life, love and friendship
In September of 2012, a group of friends celebrated life, love and friendship, and the joys of turning 60 in the most romantic spot on earth: Tuscany. Long dreamed of, this trip would not have been possible, nor nearly as joyous or fabulous without the invaluable help of Chiara Underwood. She was able to smooth the logistics of people traveling to Tuscany from Philadelphia, London, and Brussels. Her guidance in the selection of a marvelous villa was spot-on. Recommendations for sights to visit, access purchased in advance, arranged ground transportation, restaurant suggestions and cultural tips – all perfect. Chiara was available to us by phone throughout our trip for questions and advice, and even made sure a delicious birthday cake was delivered to the villa as the surprise centerpiece for the celebratory dinner. All 8 travelers could not say enough about her warm, gracious, patient service in making this trip a memory no one will ever forget. Thank you Chiara!
Insider’s way to see Italy
The insider’s way to see Italy.