Testimonials

"Off we Go! We’re a little sad to leave. Thank you for doing a wonderful job putting this trip together for us!"

~ Ralitza & Ryan
USA 2019

"Chiara, we returned Wednesday from our trip to Italy: It was a wonderful vacation for our family!  Thanks for all your help!"

~ Mary
CO USA 2019

"We had the most fabulous vacation... everything was perfect . We would definitely recommend Hotel Vigna... they were wonderful and our room had a very nice large terrace with a beautiful view of the lake.  Highly recommend!  Thanks to Chiara and Antonella again for the best planned Sister's Vacation.. it honestly could not have been any better!"

~ Janny & Vicky
PA & AZ USA 2019

"We had a great experience working with Allure Italia in planning for our large wedding in Rome. The team was extremely professional, giving advice and recommendations to come to the best outcome for our family and guests. Our wedding organisation was quite complex, with multiple venues and types of transportation required as well as hosts/hostesses. During the week of the wedding, the Allure team was super focused, quick to react and present every step of the way. They are professional, honest and friendly, which is not easy to come by. We recommend them wholeheartedly."

~ Jessica & Maurice
Switzerland 2019

"Chiara, it was a wonderful trip, so love Italy….Thanks again for all your wonderful help and advice".

~ Michael
CO USA 2019

"Thanks for all you did to make sure we had a wonderful trip.  Italy certainly is a beautiful and special place!"

~ Patricia
SC USA 2019

“Eugenio was a marvelous tour guide!  He was right there at 8:45 waiting for us.  Got us through all of the lines quickly and efficiently, and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about the tours.  I learned more than I would have ever thought.  My daughter was a history major in her undergraduate studies so this information was very interesting and exciting to her as well.  After spending about 3 hours at the Colosseum, Forums, Palatine Hill, Eugenio walked us back to the Pantheon area and gave us a tour of the Pantheon.  The passion in his tours is so obvious as he seems to really love the history of Rome!  Then he directed us to Travestere (sorry about spelling) for lunch and joined us also.  The tour of the Vatican was very good as well, but we had to rush through it somewhat.  My daughter had a Skype interview later that afternoon so we had to make sure we were back at our Airbnb in time.  Still, Eugenio took us through the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and parts of the museum.  

The tour was wonderful!  Weather was very warm, but it is summer in Italy! Thank you for matching us up with Eugenio.  I would highly recommend him as a tour guide.  

Also, Chiara, thank you for all of your help (Antonella’s also on the Italy side!). The communication was great, and I appreciate all of the helpful tips you provided along the way.”

~ Patty
NJ USA 2019

“Antonella and Chiara at Allure Italia are top notch! I took my kids to Italy for two weeks this summer (Ischia, Rome and Naples) and they helped with every aspect of the trip. They totally exceeded my expectations, and as a result we had the most amazing trip ever!! They recommended and booked hotels in Rome and Naples; both were well-located with lots to do and see right outside the door. They suggested and booked fantastic tours with top-notch guides; our favorites being the Vespa tour in Rome and the walking tour in Naples! They found a wonderful beach villa in Ischia and suggested and secured a private boat to take us to Capri! They arranged every aspect of our transportation, whether it was airport pick-up and drop-off, transport from Rome to Naples, a driver to accompany us on the ferry to Ischia and then on to our villa once we landed at Ischia; they covered all of it! And the drivers were great; we especially liked Andrea, our driver in Ischia! They recommended and booked restaurants, the food was authentic and excellent! Antonella and Chiara are incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of traveling, they were wonderful to work with and I look forward to having them plan our next vacation! “

~ Terren
IL USA 2019

Looking forward to our next adventure

"First and foremost, both you and Antonella are the absolute best. We could not have had such a wonderful experience without your help....My wife & I both feel that this was THE trip of our lifetime. We could not have accomplished this without the help of both you and Antonella, Thank you so much....now for our next adventure! We need to decide on a return to Sicily west coast), or Italy! We know that you and Antonella will help us plan another exciting adventure."

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."

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."

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."

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

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!"

Fortuitous Introduction

"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!"

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%."

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!

Insider’s way to see Italy

"The insider’s way to see Italy!"

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!"

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!

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."

LOVE, LOVE, LOVED Miram, our driver

"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."

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