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Our small but mighty team is united by our passion for creating exceptional Italian travel experiences. We are storytellers and dreamers, movers and shakers, excited to share our knowledge and insight with curious travelers. We are major food lovers, prone to obsessing over our preferred pasta shape, the best pizza dough recipe, or our favorite bottle of Lambrusco.

We love a lot of things about our job, but top of the list is the personal connections we develop with everyone we work with. From understanding what foods you love, to the types of views you've been dreaming about, we dig deep and get personal, going the extra mile to create your perfect trip. 

Debra Levinson,
CEO & Founder

For over two decades, Debra has been a distinguished industry spokesperson. She has a deep knowledge of the most-known cities, and yet knows the wild beauty of places off the typical tourist path. Her network features the best-of-the-best in Italian hospitality, and she knows how to create unforgettable experiences from the Aosta valley to Salentine peninsula. Her excellent taste in food, wine, and hotels, and her unrelenting search for great quality, means she shows travelers the best places to eat, sleep, and drink throughout Italy.

➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Anything truffle

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Claudia Camerino,
Logistics Director

Claudia has been enchanted by Italy’s beauty from a young age. At first, trips were about family time, visiting her Venetian nonni at their home on the Lido, swimming in the Adriatic, and exploring the mountains with her family. At the age of six, she declared her favorite foods to be artichokes and spaghetti alle vongole. A lover of mountains, local cuisine, and great company, Claudia is a skier, biker, hiker, and never fails to point travelers to the some of Italy’s most irresistible areas.

➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Kilos of Parmiggiano

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Silvia Orione,
Italy Ground Manager

Silvia is a Piedmont Travel Guide for the area around Asti and Cuneo (Alba and Langhe) for English, German and French-speaking tourists. She studied foreign languages and lived in Germany to deepen her knowledge of the  language. In the last years, Silvia dedicated her time to organize Barolo and Barbaresco Wine and Truffle Tour in the beautiful Piedmont area and worked for a winery, located in Barolo, overseeing reception.


She lives in Alba (a unique territory and the city of the wine and truffle), married with two beautiful boys, two cats, and one dog!

➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Occhiali scuri, un libro e tanto cioccolato! (Sunglasses, a book and lots of chocolate!)

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Tamela Cocke,
Itinerary Development

Tamela developed a love for travel as a college student when a 3-month internship to Sydney turned into a 4-year Australian adventure. Not long after arriving in Sydney, the opportunity to stay on to work in a more permanent position became available, and she jumped at the chance. This small town girl spread her wings, as she explored Australia, while working abroad. Tamela knows firsthand how impactful travel is and loves to help others experience the world and make lifelong memories. Tamela enjoys traveling with her husband and twin boys as often as possible.

➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Chocolate, always chocolate.

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Emily DeMarco,
Reservations Coordinator


Emily fell in love with Italy during her college semester abroad in Rome. As a history buff and foodie, Italy was the perfect place for her! It was during her semester in Italy that she met her husband, making the beautiful country an extra special place for the two of them. They have been lucky enough to return together multiple times since. 


Every time Emily travels, she loves to learn about the history and culture of the region. She finds that the best way to do this is to live as the locals do...finding the hidden gem restaurants and strolling through off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods. 


Emily is a strong believer that travel is good for the soul. Experiencing new places and cultures is what makes her happiest. While she began her career as a teacher, she chose to pursue her passion by transitioning to the travel industry. Emily lives in London with her husband and son, and the three of them love spending their free time exploring new neighborhoods and trying new restaurants with family and friends.


➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Ceramics, wine, and cannoli

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Valerie Mendelsohn,
Communications Coordinator

Growing up, Valerie's Calabrian roots have always been close to her heart. Through exploring the country and savoring its beautiful flavors, Valerie has merged her love for the Italian culture with her passion for travel and tourism. With a background in Hospitality Management, she is excited to be your direct point of contact in preparation for your amazing journey through Italy.

Valerie lives in South Carolina and can usually be found trying a new restaurant, attending a festival, or most excitedly, planning her next trip...

➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Bread, pesto, and cheese

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Lorenzo Santamaria,

Reservations Coordinator

Lorenzo was born and raised in the Sicilian city of Messina. He studied in both Venice and Bologna before venturing further north to Copenhagen. After a decade spent living in both Denmark and Sweden, the call of the Southern sunshine brought him home, and he returned to Sicily, where he now lives with his wife and young son.

Lorenzo has spent the last ten years working in the luxury travel industry in Italy and takes great pleasure in sharing his knowledge of the culture, history, and food of his beloved homeland. Lorenzo's adventures continue to be motivated by a thirst for new discoveries, a love of people, and a desire to share his passions with the world.


➢  Leaves Room in Suitcase For: Red wine, loafers, and linen shirts

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