We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for the wealth of help, warmth, knowledge, hospitality and friendliness you have both imparted on us. Travelling with you both along with our group was like being in the company of well-loved, long-known family and friends. The Grand Tour has been our dream come true and we both have loved and enjoyed every single minute of it!
— V & R Tregidgo (NSW)
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Being guided around the country in a small group by Mario and Gianni was like being part of a family. They know how Australians want to travel and each day was full of laid back humour - Mario and Gianni could make a walk to the bus stop interesting! We would highly recommend Vita Italian Tours to anyone who wants an unforgettable visit to this fascinating country
— D & R Fletcher (ACT)
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Wow what an “incredible, amazing” tour. Mario, Gianni & Viny made us feel so comfortable and welcome. The accommodation, meals, wine and destinations were wonderful, especially Pesaro. Their knowledge and feelings of Italy were 'absolutely amazing'. Keep up the good work and hopefully you will give love and knowledge of your country to many more people
— M Agnew (VIC)
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The whole trip has been absolutely amazing from Rome through to the Amalfi Coast, Pesaro and up to Florence. Mario and Gianni, you both have a wealth of knowledge of the history of all the places we visited. I have learned so much about the Italian way of life, their culture, food and wine. I would definitely recommend your tour.
— C McGay (WA)
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Mario & Gianni have been the perfect hosts. Their knowledge and organisational skills were amazing. They gave their all every day to ensure that we would enjoy the sights and culture. We have loved every minute of The Grand Tour which was amazing and will certainly recommend your tour to friends and family. Best trip ever. Thank you for sharing your family with us.
— N & P Kerwin (VIC)
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It was like going on holidays with a group of friends. It just happened that two of them had a knack of picking great restaurants, great places to visit and the ability to jump queues when required. The sharing of information by both Mario and Gianni throughout the tour enriched our experience. It was well balanced and with easy going tolerance for those who wondered off to take photos.
— J & L Laidsaar (ACT)
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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, especially Rome and the glorious scenery of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Pesaro was a delight with its calmness and spaciousness with the beautiful seaside. We thank you sincerely for your kindness, thoughtfulness together with your superior knowledge of the many places and fantastic research and organisation.
— B Sheehan & P Arnold (VIC)
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You have treated me to a very special and unforgettable experience. I have enjoyed the complete tour starting with Rome and ending with the taste of Tuscany. The winery lunch was lovely. I think you are a great team. I liked the group very much. I think we bonded well, Thank you! It was a pleasure to travel with you again.
— S Hall (VIC)
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Thank you for the attention to detail of this tour. I was anxious and hesitant about doing the tour, my fears proved to be unfounded. I was made very welcome by everyone, Mario and Gianni made sure I was comfortable at all times. Their knowledge and expertise were very interesting. I will recommend this tour company to my family and friends.
— M Fay (VIC)
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We, I have had the most wonderful experience of seeing Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Pesaro, Venice and Florence. Mario and Gianni are the best tour guides, so caring, funny, informative on history food and wine, the amazing driving, showing us on our walking tours, all the streets and special places of interest in each destination.
— K Lukey (VIC)
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The Italian scenery, architecture, artworks, food, wine and of course shopping, that I experienced in places we went to in the tour was great. I have to say that for a first time traveller and for one travelling on their own, I would heartily recommend your tours. The ease of travel that Vita Italian Tours provides for clients, the small groups, the standard of accommodation, the dining experiences, the choice of destinations and the comprehensive knowledge you are able to share, are exactly what I was seeking.
— M O'Halloran (WA)
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The tour was exemplary in so many facets it is so hard to focus on single things. We loved the expert, knowledgeable information about the history of each Region/place and the art we saw. The food and wine also a great highlight, showcasing each Region's flavours being outstanding in this regard. The laughter and repartee we all established as a group and with you Mario and Gianni will be treasured.
— B & K Mulvogue (VIC)
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We had a wonderful stress-free time visiting out of the way places and enjoying the delicious local cuisine. We will take home many memories of this trip. Mario and Gianni's knowledge of the historical sites was very informative. Their sense of humour kept us all entertained throughout the tour and made travelling as a group for over two weeks a delight.
— P & P Chan
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Mario and Gianni were great guides and wonderful people. Mario has a wide range of knowledge, have learnt heaps on this tour. Having a small group has been good. Overall Mario, Gianni and family are very warm and welcoming people, have enjoyed our tour tremendously.
— R & D Cannalonga (VIC)
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Each day we have been led by an enthusiastic, animated and learned guides who gave us a balanced history of Italy as they know and love it! However, we learnt not only the history of each region we visited but also their love of its food and culture. We think having extended time in each region improved this experience. Our days of roaming the Le Marche Region are some of our most memorable and we will always remember. So many wonderful memories, which we shared with a great group of new friends.
— M & R Macdermid (VIC)
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We really enjoyed the foods of the different regions and the happy and relaxed style of dining which has made for a friendly group. Loved San Marino & San Leo and the beautiful drives through the Tuscan countryside to Siena. The highlight, and there were many, was Sorrento… the view from the hotel balcony was magical. Well done and thank you we have great memories of Italy to treasure.
— P & E Richardson (TAS)
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The tour has been all I had hoped it would be. Accommodation was very good as a single supplement traveller. Transport excellent, made me feel like I was holidaying with a group of friends. Mario and Gianni, you are so informative and humourous! Gave us free range to pursue our own experiences but guided us in our free time choices as well. Great value for money!
— H Stuart-Jamieson (VIC)
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Dear Mario and Gianni. I love Italy! I love the countryside and Cinque Terre. Our special lunches – what can I say – unbelievable. It has gone so quickly. Thank you both for your kindness, patience and help. For my first experience in Europe you have made it memorable. Mario the churches – I have not imagined anything like these and your knowledge is like a story and makes them real. Grazie. Arrivederci!
— V Moyes (VIC)
Cinque Terre & Portofino

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What a wonderful way to see Cinque Terre - your personal style together with a passionate love for Italy provided the value-added experience for the group. Loved the combination of train and ferry ride to see the 5 towns and plenty of opportunity to walk through at our pace. Excellent accommodation and a highlight was the cooking demonstration. Thanks again. Keep doing what you’re doing.
— J Bellofiore & J Turrisi (VIC)
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Exceptional service. Personal and very enjoyable tour. Looking forward to the next one. Thank you very much for a wonderful few days and the memories.
— R & R Jeffery (NSW)
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Thank you for looking after me so well. The tour was everything I wanted it to be and more! You are wonderful company… Accommodation and meals first class and the whole experience enchanting!
— D Worsnop (VIC)
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We really enjoyed our Cinque Terre Tour, beginning and ending with a spectacular drive through dramatic hills and coastal villages. We were enthralled with the small towns perched on the coastline and hills, which we visited by train and viewed from the ferry. It was great to stay in Monterosso, where we ate so well. The hotel was so special. Thankyou for giving us the confidence to wander, get lost and chat with the locals!!
— M & R Macdermid (VIC)
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The Cinque Terre Tour was everything we expected and more. Mario and Gianni were the perfect guides. Their knowledge on history, culture and lifestyle was never ending. But above all we were made to feel that we were their 'travel companions' and not just 'clients on a tour'.
— A & C Aquino (VIC)
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Every day and place were amazingly more beautiful each day. Driving and vehicles very comfortable. Food and wines outstanding. All information on the tour was very entertaining and interesting. See you next year, 10/10.
— J & K Lukey (VIC)
Northern Lakes & Dolomites

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Thank you, Mario and Gianni for another wonderful trip around your beloved Italy. We enjoyed absolutely everything - the accommodation, the food, the countryside and the very friendly people. Thank you again for a wonderful sojourn.
— D & W Clarke (WA)
Northern Lakes & Dolomites

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The trip was all that was promised - and more. The hotels were of high standard and the driving was exceptional - I don’t know how you do it. We especially appreciated the personal touch-guide-driver-tour-leader. The trip was carefully organised to provide so much of interest, a good overall picture of the region and provided plenty of leisure time as well. Congratulations Mario & Gianni - it was brilliant!
— M & I Barker (NZ)
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What can I say? I’ve used up all my superlatives. It’s been a fantastic tour, better that I could have ever imagined! Breathtaking scenery, congenial travelling companions, well-informed, caring guides. I’d do it all over again tomorrow. Mario and Gianni were fantastic! Safe drivers, full of information and eternally patient. All in all, 10/10. Love you guys!
— M Taylor (QLD)
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The tour was more than we expected; as in scenery. There was a good mixture of culture and history. Local guides were excellent; informative and good local knowledge. We felt at ease with your guidance, knowledge and was in awe visiting churches of all sizes and centuries; something he didn’t think he would have enjoyed before we left Australia. Enjoyed your professionalism and wonderful company. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of your tours. Ciao!
— J & G Meyer (VIC)
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Not being one for saying much, however I would like to say you have taken me to places I never knew existed and am a happy camper for it. Stick to the way you are doing things, it works a treat and intimate, out of the way places are the way to go. You will see me again.
— J Brindal (WA)
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The trip was excellent. We saw places of magnificent beauty. The whole itinerary was extremely well balanced. We loved the local character of the trip. Mario, your professional preparation of our total itinerary was greatly appreciated.
— K Hardefelt & A Iles (VIC)
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Mario & Gianni, thank you greatly for sharing your knowledge, enthusiasm and experience on showing us this beautiful part of Italy. The Dolomites was more than I had ever anticipated!!!
— G & J Mackrell (NSW)
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Firstly, thanks for a wonderful tour. I enjoyed Milan, however Riva del Garda was so captivating! I'll never forget my stay there, enjoyed every minute. Bellagio was beautiful, but Riva great! The whole of the Dolomites from start to finish showed us a different and very beautiful part of the world. Presented to us in your special way. Our last day visiting lovely San Candido, leaving us plenty of time to explore. Then to Lake Misurina, such a beautiful spot, never hurried. Mario and Gianni, you have a unique talent, taking thirteen people from different backgrounds and turning us into a group of friends.
— H Stuart-Jamieson (VIC)
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This tour has been absolutely delightful, with so many different experiences. Mario and Gianni make an excellent team transporting us around safely. This has been the third tour I have experienced with Vita Italian Tours and nothing has gone wrong with bookings, transfers and if a curve ball is thrown at you both have a wonderful knack of rectifying it and usually for the better! A huge thank you to you both for yet another wonderful experience.
— M & Z Agnew (SA)
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Highlights included cruising majestic Lake Como, staying in picturesque Bellagio and the other surrounding villages. Oh, and the trip on the funicular. Riva was relaxing and easy to get about. However, the supreme highlight was the Dolomites with such spectacular scenery quaint villages and chair lifts. Again, thank you Mario and Gianni
— P & B Arnold (VIC)
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The tour was everything described in the brochure and more. I particularly enjoyed the pre-dinner aperitivi giving the group time to socialise and swap stories and enjoy Mario's and Gianni's wonderful warm personalities - What a great team! I enjoyed all the tour from start to finish. Thank you for a marvellous time.
— B Kennedy (SA)
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I have very much enjoyed this wonderful experience, seeing so much of the Italian lakes and mountains. It is a truly magnificent place and it is hard to find the words to describe all the features we saw over the last eleven days. Our second trip with you has been just as enjoyable as our first!
— J & K O’Reilly (VIC)
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The north of Italy I have always wanted to visit, especially the Dolomites. The weather has been beautiful and the scenery stunning. The absolute highlight of the was the cable up to the summit - once in a lifetime experience. Well worth crossing the world for! If I ever come back to Italy again, I would like to be accompanied by the same kindly people. Grazie mille!
— M Clarke (QLD)
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Each day’s engagements embraced the history, culture and lifestyle of the Italian people which they shared with us in an extraordinary way, facilitated seamlessly by Viny & Gianni. Highlights, too many to mention, a fabulous trip with wonderful people exploring amazing places with access to cultural and community experiences in a manner that only the Vitellone’s can. An experience of a Lifetime!
— M & D Pincott (ACT)
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We loved every minute of the tour. Thank you for showing us 'your' Italy and sharing your passion for the arts, architecture, food, wine and people. It was everything we wanted in a tour - structured without being over the top. It all felt so comfortable, like we were travelling with friends who just happened to know the lingo, the country and great places to eat! Thanks for your great company and sense of humour and of course your excellent driving skills!!
— S & A Schorer (WA)
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You took us to places we would never have visited or known about. Really enjoyed tasting the local foods and wine. The info Mario & Gianni gave us about the history of the people, art, history and background really made the trip unique. You've spoilt us! I really enjoyed the travel through the countryside and small towns. I would highly recommend this tour to anybody. well done on a great tour.
— J & B Hetherington (VIC)
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What can I say? Cosa posso dire! The whole experience has been truly "meravigliosa e buonissima". You have been very organised, kind to me, attentive to my needs and very passionate in your work and your transfer to us of your love of this beautiful country. "Grazie mille" for making my holiday so enjoyable (and educational!!). Thank you again.
— V Taranto (NSW)
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Touring the Le Marche region of Italy with the Vitellone family was most enjoyable. Their personal touch and intimate knowledge of the area provided an unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the opportunity to explore places less visited by the general tourist. Mario, Viny and Gianni’s knowledge of the historical and cultural background of the individual sites added a significant dimension to the tour. The chance to sample the array of Le Marche cuisine was a delight - and fun.
— D & D Pearce (ACT)
Discovering Le Marche Region

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We were very happy with all aspects of the tour. The hotels were excellent, of high quality and in perfect positions. The car travel was comfortable, and we always felt safe. We appreciated the chance to try different foods and wines from the places we travelled to. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you.
— G Lyons & J Inifer (VIC)
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I had a fantastic time on our tour of Le Marche Region with Gianni. Lots of memorable trattorie in out-of-the-way places, lots of regional specialties in food & wine. Many interesting places visited, lots of history learnt. As guides Gianni & Libby were always patient and caring.
— M Taylor (QLD)
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The tour provided a great opportunity to discover and experience traditional methods of producing cheese, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto and tortellini. The tastings and restaurant meals were fantastic! A tour highlight! The positive, friendly environment you create on your small group tours makes the experience so enjoyable.
— T Dunn (VIC)
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A foodie tour around Tuscany & Bologna sounded right up our alley and it didn’t disappoint!! Thank you Gianni and Mario for your wonderful company and sharing your love of Italy with us. This has been an unforgettable holiday and we cannot wait to travel with you again next year.
— S & A Schorer (WA)
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Once again in this my third tour with Vita Italian Tours I had seen some of the most beautiful villages and towns. Our guides Viny and Riccardo were amazing, nothing was too much effort. Food, scenery, our accommodation suited the two of us perfectly. Vita and Pronto have done exceptional job in all our arrangements. I wouldn’t use any other travel company. I highly recommend them for travelling to Italy or anywhere.
— K Lukey (VIC)
Le Marche In Autumn

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Thank you for squeezing me in at the last minute. Le Marche was a place on my bucket-list, and I was not disappointed. I was extremely impressed with the content of the tour. Our guides were very knowledgeable, patient and welcoming. It was a region I knew little about but Viny made it an unforgettable experience for me. The food served in the many restaurants on our journey was delicious and very traditional. The pace was perfect. You conveyed a passion for this region and I am now a convert.
— C Neville (VIC)
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A fabulous tour with the most spectacular scenery, loving every minute! Riccardo, our guide, was excellent, a great communicator (and a good driver!). Very personalised, nothing is too much trouble, above and beyond the norm. Well done Viny, Mario & Gianni, your tours are spot on!!
— J Fasham (VIC)
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