SPECIAL INTEREST AND EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES

Special Interest

Massari Travel will help you design a personalized and exclusive itinerary in Italy. We are committed to providing the highest service standard, and taking the time to listen and understand exactly what your clients expect.

Italy is a land of world-famous and beautiful historical heritage, culture, tradition and cuisine. Our professionalism and experienced staff members will help you create itineraries as unique as your clients request them and help them to bond with our wonderful country.

We are experts in conceiving special-interest tours. Whether your clients want to explore archeological sites, taste Italy’s delightful cuisine or admire our country’s breathtaking landscapes, we can create an itinerary that will guarantee their hunger to learn to be fulfilled.

 

 

Exclusive Experiences

We provide VIP concierge services to the most sophisticated and demanding clients. Whether it’s a Ferrari tour, charting a yacht to cruise to the Aeolian Islands or providing a chef, for cooking classes in a villa; we can arrange it all and fulfill your clients’ ultimate dreams.

Our expertise and dedication goes above and beyond the extra mile, and we have the contacts and knowledge necessary to create that “out of the ordinary” experience that will leave your clients speechless.

TELL US YOUR EXPERIENCES

  • “My husband and I recently took this trip. We just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had. The accommodations, food and tours were all terrific. There was a nice balance of group time and alone time. It was great not having to deal with luggage too.  We would definitely recommend Perillo and Massari Travel to anyone considering a trip to Italy. In fact, we're talking about doing another ourselves. I also have to tell you that our tour guide, Anna Scrocca, is a gem.  She not only imparted information on all we saw but she also made us feel at home. We look forward to traveling with you again.”  

    Mrs. B. R., Newark, NJ

  • “I just am home from our tour.  Our guide was Antonella and she was exceptional! She was knowledgeable, entertaining and made sure every accommodation was met.  Our hotels were excellent.   We stayed an extra day and our car to the airport was waiting for us when we came down with our bags.  As a New Yorker that was impressive.  We had a wonderful time.”

    Mr. & Mrs. M.B, New York, NY

  • “My wife and I just returned from our North Continental 14 Day tour of Italy and wanted to let you know it was fabulous. We cannot think of a better way to see so much great art and history and culture in such a short time. Giovanni was our tour leader and he did an especially wonderful job looking after all of us, keeping us informed, on time, together, and having a comfortable and fun time. Overall, Giovanni was knowledgeable, professional, personable, and patient dealing with a gaggle of eager and easily confused Americans. Thanks again for offering such a great tour.”

    Mr. & Mrs. M. E., Boston, MA

  • “ We just got back from our "Italy North Classic tour". We had a great time!! I cannot tell you what an awesome tour guide we had in Lorenza! She was like a mother hen watching over her 37 chicks and keeping us all happy and care free!! She is by far the best tour guide we have ever had anywhere. She was above excellent.”

    Mr. & Mrs. W.K., Pheonix, AZ

  • “My husband and I just got back from the 14 day North Classic tour to Italy. Nadia greeted us at the airport in Rome with a great smile.  From the beginning of the tour, she took charge, explained everything we needed to know, was extremely organized and kept us all on schedule.  She did a great job of scheduling all of the optional tours with the buses, water taxis, other tour guides, making restaurant reservations, etc.  Wherever we went, we never had to wait for anything. We would definitely take another one of your tours again, maybe Greece next time.”

    Mr. & Mrs. C.N., Norwalk, CT

  • “Aside from the hot weather, everything was perfect. Hotels were beautiful, locations were great, guides were excellent. Mirna was a superb tour leader – the best I’ve had on multiple trips and tours worldwide!. Not only was she super organized and knowledgeable, she was extremely patient! Mirna handled all the guests professionally, tactfully and effectively.”

    Mr. & Mrs. J. A., Houston, TX

  • “A big thank you to our tour leader, Antonio Barulli, our driver, Giorgio Giovannini, Perillo Tours and Massari Travel for once again exceeding expectations. It just keeps getting better and better.”

    Mrs. L.F., Springfield, MO

  • “Having never been to Italy before, I was a little nervous. Once I arrived, Dante settled my nerves and made me feel like I was a part of his family. What a wonderful guide! Italy itself is a dream…the fountains, museums, statues and of course, the FOOD! I loved all of the hotels, my favorite was the Grand Hotel Minerva in Florence. Thank you for making my dream of seeing Italy come true! I can’t wait to go back!” 

    Mrs. A.P., Edison, NJ

  • “Recently we traveled to Italy on the Northern Continental Tour. Our tour guide, Raffaele Darino, was also exceptional. His knowledge, mixed with his delightful sense of humor made our bus rides from city to city a pleasure. He knew exactly how much information to feed us without boring us with a history lesson. He prepped us  well in order to help us navigate the country safely and smoothly.

    By the end of the trip his "family" as he referred to us tourists were reciting (not with the same lovely accent of course) what we affectionately called "Raphaelism's". Additionally our bus driver Stefano was exceptional. A wonderful trip thanks to wonderful people.”

    Mr. & Mrs. R.D., Chicago, IL

  • My clients Rich and Ellen just returned from their fabulous Eat Pray Love tour and they wanted me to tell you their guide Dante Roversi was amazing.  He took care of everyone in the group as if they were the only ones on the tour.  He was very informative and knowledgeable and a delight to spend the tour with.  They also enjoyed the in-depth tours they took during their post tour extension that you arranged for them. Thank you for all your help.  Love it when the client comes home happy!

    Mrs. J.S. Colorado Springs, CO

  • “Four years ago, my husband and I took two Perillo trips back to back (Rome and the Amalfi Coast and Splendid Sicily).   We really liked the idea of escorted travel, and I was a little fearful of a trip that was not escorted.   I had nothing to fear at all.   It worked flawlessly! 

     

    Thank you for all your effort and the assistance also of your agency in Italy.   Everything was well planned in all of our four cities and the itineraries in Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Siena and Florence encompassed all of the highlights of each place.  The guides were top notch as was the transportation and meals.   We are 10 well-traveled individuals who have used many different travel companies over the years.   Tom and I were the only individuals who have previously used Perillo and none of us would hesitate to do this again.

     

    Again, please accept our gratitude for a job well done!

     

    Again, thank you for an amazing journey!!”

    Kathy Greco Group

  • “I am writing to thank you for the 5-star vacation experience that the Holt family enjoyed over the New Year Holiday  season.

    Our hotels and their staff were excellent. Motor transfers and drivers were on time and courteous. Our guides were amazing. I felt like I was in one of those few college classes that I will remember forever because the professor made the subject matter "come to life." Train service was "on time". Wish the US had those kind of trains. We had a unexpected treat with our visit to the Tuscan farm ( Tenuta Casanova ). Wow! What a meal! Stefano was a true delight. Did I say the wines were fabulous? I ordered a case. To sum up: I wouldn't have changed a thing. I will be contacting Massari Travel the next time we travel.”

    Balzer Group

  • “If you had a rating scale for us to use like, 0 to 10 regarding our experience using Perillo and especially you Irene, we would have to give our trip a 25.

    There was nothing that fell short of perfect. The hotels, the excursion drivers, the tour guides were all to our liking. Every day was better than the one before it. The drivers were always on time. The tour guides were entertaining and extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter they were describing.

    The dinner in Rome with the Italian side of my family went very well. It was great to see them and catch up. The trip to Bisaccia was the best and my family really got a lot out of the town where my father was born. So did I. We met my brother there and took a picture on the street where he lived.

    Great food, great wine, delicious gellato. My grandson Will rated the pizza's he ate, 1 through 17. Number 1 was near St Marks in Venice. Lastly, I was even impressed with Swiss Air. I have never flown with them before and will consider them in the future. Too bad they don't have domestic flights.

    Molto bene.

    Thank you for making our special celebration a most memorable one.”

    Calandra Group

  • “ We had a wonderful time on our vacation.  The connections with all the transportation and guides went smoothly and all the guides were extraordinary.  The hotel and their desks and employees were exemplary.  We all had such a wonderful time that be assured we will connect with you again.  We are already planning a trip to the Emilia-Romagna area in the fall of 2016.  Thank you for your expertise and advice.”

    Cervasio Group

  • “I want to thank you for helping us to create an incredible family memory by visiting Italy for our recent vacation. 

    The tour package you created for us worked out perfectly, and the trip was a huge success in large part to the attention to details that you provided.  For example – upon arrival in Rome, it was terrific to be greeted by someone who escorted us to a bus which dropped us off at our hotel – making the first impression one of ease, convenience and personal care.   The first night’s dinner that you arranged was a welcomed delight to the 10 weary travelers!   The pre-arranged tours provided the right mix of scheduled and free time, and the tour guides were informative and entertaining for the group!   The paperwork was all in order, and the instructions you provided were spot-on.   Having breakfast included at each of the hotels was a nice way to start each morning.

    Mille Grazie!”

    Chico Group

  • “I just want to tell you how well everything went for my family vacation in Italy. Everyone was thrilled with the accommodations, restaurants, guides, and transportation.  Thank you so much for all you did to help make the trip go smoothly.  It was a huge success and a once in a lifetime opportunity for much of my family. Thank you!!”

    Collins Group

  • “We’ll our Italian holiday has now come and gone, and I wanted to thank you for a job well done.

    We arrived back last evening.  All the arrangements went very well, and all the pieces fell together nicely.

    From being warmly greeted in Rome, until we were dropped off at the hotel in Florence, everything went like clockwork.

    We enjoyed the Vatican immensely.

    Some small issues with restaurants, but the food overall was very good.

    Thanks again, and if our future plans once again include Italy, I will certainly think of you.

    Deagan Group

  • “Boun Giorno!

    Our family stayed in the I Due Golfi villa (April 19 – 26, 2014) and we wanted to express our thanks.  Francesca met us and walked us through the property, (which is amazing).  She also went above and beyond, taking us to the village, showing us where to shop and waiting while we made small purchases before returning us to the villa.

    I wanted you to know the property far exceeded our expectations.  Maria was courteous and helpful!  The town of SAgata is gem!  We cannot wait to return!  I will happily recommend your services for accommodations when traveling to Italy.”

    Dickey Group

  • “Our trip in Rome was amazing, as well.  The hotel was a sheer delight!

    All of our transportation and tour guides were incredible.  Everyone was timely and informative and excited to share their knowledge.  We would certainly utilize Massari Travel again for a custom tour!!!

    The wine tours were incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Loved the beautiful scenery in Tuscany.

     

    Also, our tour guide brought us to the front of the barrier at the Papal Audience so we were withing a few feet of Pope Francis as he drove by us!  One of the highlights of my trip!  There were SO many.

    Everything was 100% amazing!!!  Accomodations got better with each city.  Only one regret and that was not having one extra day at our Sorrento hotel just to relax and enjoy their beautiful facility/pool/beach.

    Thank you, for everything!!!”

    Fick Group

  • My wife and I just returned from a vacation that took us to Italy from 19 Oct thru 31 Oct, 2016. Our air travel, ground travel and hotel accommodations were arranged for us by you.
    We had the distinct pleasure of having your company provide the ground transportation for our stay. We wanted to send you this "Thank You" note for the outstanding service your contracted staff provided.
    Every driver was exactly on time, was very professional, while at the same time being very informative and attentive to us. Quite frankly, we were very surprised and very appreciative of the high standard your company has set for its services.
    Please do not hesitate to use us as a reference, as we wish to do what ever we can to contribute to your ongoing success. It would also be great if you might have a way to let the individuals would provided us the transportation know how appreciative we are of them for the wonderful personalities they are. We will not hesitate to tell all of our foreign travel acquaintances of what a wonderful, safe, comfortable and "value-added" service you provide.

    Vernon and Suzanne, Trinidad, CO

  •  “Where do we begin? We will always remember our "Trip of a Lifetime". This was the greatest time we have ever had traveling and you made our 50th Anniversary something we will remember for the rest of our lives. We must mention our guide, Raffaele D'Arino. .He was more than outstanding. His charm, his knowledge, and his concern for all of our needs was way beyond our expectations.” 

    Mr. & Mrs. D.S., Trumball, CT

  • The entire tour was a great success and I believe all 30 pilgrims thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Since I left them all in the last day I have received numerous thanks and appreciation for a spiritually uplift

    Priest Group

  • The wine tours were incredible!!!!!!!!! Loved the beautiful scenery in Tuscany

    Fick Group

  • A big thank you to our tour leader, Antonio B., our driver, Giorgio G., Perillo Tours and Sabrina Massari Incoming Service for once again exceeding expectations. It just keeps getting better and better

    Mrs. L.F., Springfield, MO