“Our Il Borgo (Tuscany) trip remains at the top of my list for best trips ever!”

Mary Jo and Family

“The entire trip was absolutely perfect.  The contrast of staying in the quiet countryside of Il Borgo  with the busy cities of Santa Margherita and Stresa added to the superb adventure.  Every person we interacted with was delightful, especially Marta at Il Borgo.  The places we visited were charming and memorable.  The countryside spectacular.  Who could have guessed that the six of us would have so much fun cooking our own 5 course dinner!”

Karen H. and Friends, 2016
“We just wanted to let you know, what a fabulous trip you lined up for us. Everything was flawless and everyone agreed it was the best vacation any of us have ever been on! Tuscany and Il Borgo were absolutely beautiful and Marta goes way beyond any host we have ever had. The guides and drivers were most accommodating and very knowledgeable. “
Ron, 2016
“. . . thank you for helping my family enjoy the trip of a lifetime to Tuscany!  Fernando, Marta and all of the drivers and guides provided us with an amazing, beautiful, informative and exciting trip. It was truly everything I hoped it would be and so much more! My husband and I both agree that we really wished it didn’t have to end!”
Mel, 2016
“We had a fabulous time!”
Miller Family, 2016
“We had a wonderful time and didn’t want to come back! We wanted to thank you and your company for all your time and planning. The whole trip was seamless and everyone was very friendly… We felt so at home in Italy!”
Luis and Camille 2016
“We can’t thank you enough for the amazing itinerary and accommodations in Italy. You were absolutely so helpful and made each new thing we did so easy. You will definitely be hearing from us again!”
Bill and Sharon May 2016
“I continue to ‘bask in the glow’ of our amazing vacation in Italy! Thanks again to all of you for making it so memorable!!”
Teresa Sept 2015
“We are having a great time. Scenery is magnificent and the accommodations are terrific. We toast you every night with a delicious glass of Wine!”
Laura Pat and Terry 2015
“We absolutely loved our stay at Il Borgo. Marta’s attention to detail was superb. The arrangements she made with the local restaurants to accommodate Rhonda’s diet were outstanding. She even provided a separate breakfast basket for her each morning. The accommodations were magnificent and we thoroughly enjoyed the drivers and tour guides. It is impossible to say which place we liked most. They each offered something special and spectacular.“
Nancy and Leon 2015
“We really had a fabulous time! We can’t thank you enough for your patience, guidance and wonderful suggestions. The scenery, food and experiences will be a lifetime memory. Our hotels in Rome and Florence couldn’t have been better. First class, in great locations and lovely hotel staff. The villa was exceptional. The views were breathtaking and the attention to detail was much appreciated. Marta did a great job, as did the housekeepers and drivers. The day trips were a true experience. We can see why Lori recommended you.”
Laura Pat and Terry 2015
“I am very grateful for the trip you presented. Florence and the Tuscan countryside were just a dream–and that’s from someone who has been to Italy 6 or 7 times! Everyone we dealt with was warm, hospitable, and efficient, with special kudos to Giulia at the Il Guelfo Bianco, who was so kind on my arrival there, the very gracious and terrifically well-informed Patrizia guiding us through the Uffizi, the drivers for Il Borgo, and especially all the very kind and warm people at the Il Borgo. They were so eager to help us with anything, and made this a relaxing and very fun experience. I’m telling all that the Il Borgo is just a piece of Eden–sitting on the terrace of around the pool looking over the hills is guaranteed to lower one’s blood pressure at least 20 points.”
Liz 2015
“We had a fabulous trip to Italy thanks to you. Our guides were wonderful, very informative, very friendly, and we loved having a personal guide to see so many wonderful places. The drivers were on time and very competent, although I admit I am happy not to be driving in Italy. They are crazy. Both Lake Maggiore and St. Margherita are beautiful places, with much to see and do. The hotels you chose were wonderful, also. We were very happy with the whole experience we had and appreciate all of your help in setting it up as well as the few minor problems we experienced. Again, thank you so much.”
Don and Marji 2015
“The charter services offered by Kostas & our skipper Manos (in Greece) both were over the top… Diane & our nieces are considering a repeat to Crete with Moorings in 2017 – you are awesome – Thanks!”
Fred and Diane 2015
“The trip was fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone and especially recommend you to arrange everything. Great service!”
Paul and Fran 2014
“The last night, our group went to dinner at a castle owned by the same people who owned the condos. Little did we know that part of this dinner was to honor us for the 50th anniversary. Special sparkling wine, special dessert and a huge hand painted platter with our names and the dates of our anniversary. Quite a night!”
Paul and Fran 2014
“All things are amazing when we are discovering cultures and worlds beyond on own, aren’t they? We thank you everyday for helping us create this experience, and also for the learning opportunities. We had no idea the history and culture of Sicily would be so deep and fascinating, or that the different provinces would be so different from each other. It is not only Italy and Greece that we are learning about, but also life experiences and the world experiences of people who are all trying to make their living and take care of their families in these times of world change, isn’t it true, when you are in other countries. Bravo Gina!!!”
Don and Nancy 2014
“The trip was a dream come true! Each place more beautiful than the last yet so different! Corsignano was great and the location was perfect. Thank you for all you did to help us Gina!”
Stephanie and James 2014
““We had the most wonderful time in Italy! Every hotel was more beautiful than the next and our tour guides were excellent! Everything went so smoothly and the Venice train mixup was resolved so well and so quickly. We cannot say enough of how pleased we were with every part of the itinerary you put together for us!! Gina and VILLA VITA are wonderful!

We will absolutely refer you to any lucky travelers in the future! Ciao!”

Harry, Sue and Nicole March 2015
“We had an absolutely wonderful trip. Everything went as planned and the weather was beautiful! The hotels were just what we had in mind and locations were perfect. We were able to walk just about everywhere we wanted to go. Italy is such a beautiful country – I have a feeling we will be going back someday ?

Thank you so much for all your help putting it together!”

Janet and Scott Sept 2014
“Thanks to Gina’s excellent planning and knowledge of Tuscany from restaurants to vineyards, ‘We had an amazing time.’”
Erana 2014
“We are back and we had a wonderful time! We stuffed ourselves with good food, wine and daily gelato. We walked all over all day long every day. We did everything — Pompeii, Positano, two towns of the Cinque Terre, a Tuscan wine tour and all of the important sites of Rome and Venice. My favorite town was Sorrento. It was so relaxing there. Italy is a beautiful, fun, gracious country with more history than we could possibly absorb in a mere two weeks. It was so special being able to enjoy this trip as a family and having all this time and these wonderful experiences together. I couldn’t have put this together without you, Gina.”
Marsha and Family, Cedar Rapids, IA 2014
“Our (Greece) trip was AMAZING! Everything was perfect. By far our favorite was Santorini. The accommodations, people, and setting was unreal. We rented an ATV for the two days we were there and just went to explore on our own. We thank you so much and we will definitely be getting in touch for our next trip :).”
Kate and Stronz, Phoenix, AZ 2014
“We had a wonderful time! The Villa was beautiful, the country amazing and the food fantastic! I can’t imagine a better experience. Everything at Il Borgo was great. They could not have taken better care of us. Absolutely loved the horse-drawn carriage ride. It was so beautiful going through the countryside and then up to the castle for a tour of the winery. Probably one of our favorite things of the trip. What a great idea. Thank you for everything.”
Jeanne and Bart, Derry NH Il Borgo 2014
“I just wanted to let you know that we are back in Phoenix, and that our trip to Italy was awesome! We can’t tell you how fortunate we feel to have worked with you!”
Mel and Judy, Phoenix, AZ Tuscany and Umbria 2014
“I’ve been meaning to write and tell you what a great time we had. The place was in such a serene, relaxing setting. I loved our space. The staff was wonderful, as was our driver for our tours. Each day Marta or Tracy made sure we were equipped with all the information we needed to see the sites, even when we had a guide. Dinner was wonderful every night and we especially enjoyed the cooking class. I would highly recommend this place and appreciate all that you did to make our stay wonderful. Thanks.”
Barb and Friends, Tempe, AZ Il Borgo 2014
“Everything Gina had control over — every recommendation, every hotel, every tour — went flawlessly. We couldn’t have asked for more.”
Jeff and Laurel, Sedalia, CO
“We had an absolutely wonderful time. The weather was great. The accommodations were all terrific. Taormina was the best. What a beautiful place. Oh the views. Mike was very impressed by the Roman Forum tour and Pompeii (we were there for 6 hours!) So many pictures and wonderful memories for us both. Thank you again for arranging the tours, transportation and hotels and for all the help with my questions. I know that we never could have put this trip together on our own. You made it seem easy.”
Paula and Mike, Pembroke MA
“My trip to Italy was truly a remarkable journey that allowed me to experience the wonderful culture, people, history, art, food, fashion, and industry of this magnificent country. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to finally visit my now favorite European country – Bella Italia. Many blessings to you and your travel agency. Aloha Gina, thank you so much for everything.”
Sabrina, Maui HI
“Ivonne and I had a great time in Europe and we really owe it to all the planning and time you put in. The tours were great and we still had some free time to explore a little on our own.”
“Hi Gina! Again we want to thank you so much for the great plan you had for us in these beautiful places. I cannot believe how beautiful views I saw, great food in Italy and wonderful people. Along with all the memories of our fantastic European vacation this past summer, we also brought something else back (although we had to wait nine months)!!! We are very proud to announce that Ivonne gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on March 18th. He weighed in at 6 lbs, 8 ozs and is doing just fine!”
Ivonne and Todd, Bayside NY
“I returned from Italy recently, WOW, what an amazing country. Two weeks and while we saw and experienced so much… I am sure we barely scratched the surface. Is it time to go back yet?! After the first week you start to daydream about buying a villa, thinking about a slower pace and how great that feels, and what can we do to make a living there! Everywhere we went was just stunning.”

Lucy Dickens, an accomplished artist, will be painting many of her visions of Italy. For more info, please visit her Facebook Page and her website

Lucy, Peoria, AZ, Lucy Dickens Fine Art
“We are certain of one thing – we can not express our feelings better than Muffy (Martha) and Dave in their response (above) about the week at II Borgo. We had close to a perfect week. The villa was a perfect setting with panoramas that caused an involuntary intake of breath. The service from morning (breakfast) through the evening was impeccable. We felt cared for in a special way.”
Robert D.
“Just a note to let you know we had a wonderful time in Italy. We hit perfect weather, everyone was friendly, made every plane and train connection, and just enjoyed our time there.”
Larry and Rhonda
“I hope you enjoy the latest paintings from my mother, Sarah Howard, inspired by our fantastic Italy trip! Thank you again for all of your efforts—it really did make the trip memorable.”
Please visit www.SarahKHoward.com for more of Sarah’s beautiful paintings in Italy and Hawaii.
Sarah and Courtney