Electricity in Italy runs at 220V, 50Hz instead of the 110V common in North America. Nowadays, most small appliances (e.g. hair dryers) sold in North America are automatically built to handle both 110V and 220V. Check the instructions or call the manufacturer to verify that this is the case with what you wish to bring along for your trip. For all other appliances you may need a transformer. You may also need an adapter, since plugs in Italy have two round pins instead of the prongs usual in the US. Adaptors are very easy to find either before you leave (e.g. on-line, at the airport) or in Italy at an electrical supply store (look for a “Ferramenta”).
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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, …
A group of friends celebrated life, love and friendshipThe Vasoli travel party, PA/NJ
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 …
Absolutely our best investmentJanny , PA
Our trip was amazing-brilliant!
My husband and I are world travelers and have traveled extensively throughout Italy. For years we made our own arrangements but last year we met Chiara and spoke to her about what she does at Allure Italia and decided to try her services. We are so glad we did; our trip was amazing! Chiara had ideas that we would have never thought of saving us a lot of time and making our multi-leg 3 week trip much more relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you Chiara-brilliant!
Our trip was amazing-brilliant!Santa and Thomas, PA
Simply stated…………….thank you!
Simply stated…………….thank you! The trip was wonderful and thanks to you the events, dinners, tours worked out beautifully. I loved the city and every experience was delightful! I can’t thank you enough for your help in making it happen! A pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with you and perhaps in the future!” E. – New Jersey
Simply stated…………….thank you!
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 flowi…
We swam in a grotto by ourselves, in July!Tasha, Canada
Absolute best agent ever
Dear Chiara, you are the absolute best agent ever. Your planning is picture perfect and your follow up is outstanding. I am very happy for you and your success. You deserve it.
Absolute best agent everAZ
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!
Fortuitous IntroductionDonna, PA
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.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Miram, our driverTina, NJ
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!
Extremely helpful coordinating my family’s trip to ItalyJessica and Eric, Singapore
Perfect two-week vacation
Chiara is the consummate professional and understands everything that Italy has to offer. She helped my family to create the perfect two-week vacation and was available while we were in Italy to answer any questions we had. I recommend Allure Italia 100%
Perfect two-week vacationGina, PA