First-Hand Travel Advice & Helpful Tips

These Italy tour tips are designed with you in mind, to help you plan and enjoy your vacation.

1) Book well in advance. It will help us to help you.

2) Protect your travel investment. Travel insurance is one of the most complex and confusing aspects of trip planning. We highly recommend travel insurance. Between missed connections, lost or delayed luggage, or medical emergencies, you want the peace of mind that your vacation investment is well protected. No matter who you buy from – please consider vacation insurance before you travel.

3) Trust us on this one. When first arriving, spend the extra money and get an official taxi or a licensed private driver to transfer direct to your hotel. Italy public transport system is not kind to the newly arrived visitor from overseas so avoid unnecessary stress at the start of your trip.

4) Less is more. Do not overload your trip trying to pack everything in. You will end up seeing nothing at all. Try to select two attractions maximum to get the best value from your day.

5) Schedule your private Vatican tour later in the day to avoid the morning crowds.

6) Variety is the spice of life. If you are planning a day tour for a family or group, try to select an itinerary with some balance, i.e. one museum, one church, one landmark, etc.

7) The early bird. The earlier you start, the more you will get out of your day. Nancy Aiello Tours recommends a start between 8.30am and 9am for most tours. It will help you beat the lines too. Except for the Vatican for which we recommend to visit in the afternoon, as opposed to first thing in the morning. Usually the Vatican is less crowded later in the day than in the morning.

8) Plan a light lunch, perhaps a pizza slice. It will give you more time to enjoy the rest of your tour. A heavy lunch may leave you feeling sluggish in the afternoon, and thus diminish the value of your tour.

9) Dress comfortably. Light, loose-fitting clothing that provides comfort when exploring the sights is essential for your tour. A sun hat, sunglasses and a sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for sightseeing. It is always a good idea to be prepared for any eventuality, a lightweight sports jacket and emergency rainwear are advised. Remember that bare legs and shoulders are officially not allowed in churches or other religious sites. Entrance may be denied on this basis.

10) We all have our day to day stresses and strains. Taking a break with a private tour is a great way to unwind. We try to encourage a friendly, informal and comfortable atmosphere between our team and you.

For travel tips and advice on what else you should do in Italy, where you should eat and what sites to visit, check out our Italytravelista blog. So relax… you are with Nancy Aiello Tours.

Experts in Inspired Luxury Travel to Italy

Why Travel with Us

Travel Guided By Local Experts

From our personal trip planners who design our luxury journeys to our inspiring guides and friendly drivers the entire Nancy Aiello team aims to provide the finest travel experiences.

Italian Travel Experiences

Our luxury journeys are engaging experiences for travelers of all ages. We cater to the growing desire for educational and authentic travel experiences.

One-on-One Trip Planning

Our comprehensive trip planning services include handcrafted travel itineraries designed to fit your unique travel style, family-friendly activities, logistic arrangements, first-hand family travel advice and helpful tips.

Personalized Itineraries

Your trip will be custom tailored to be the perfect fit for you to fulfill your dreams. Everything will be based on YOUR interests, time frame, preferences, and budget. The result will be the trip of a lifetime.

Hotels and Accommodation Recommendations

Our travel specialists make your trip planning stress and worry free. Choosing the right accommodation for your upcoming vacation may seem like a complicated process, but it does not have to be. We provide insider info and helpful advice on the best places to stay that welcome families and couples.

Family Friendly Activities

We specialize in family travel. We inspire and assist busy parents in the trip planning process providing you with comfortable, stress-free travel. We offer personalized tours and programs designed with children in mind enhanced by our kid-focused private guides who provide education, entertainment, and personalized attention.

Featured in the Media

Our luxury journeys are recognized as innovative, precious and fun by the media. USA Today, FOX NEWS, The Sun UK and more have featured us as experts in what we do. Our family adventures are featured in family vacation resources including CiaoBambino, TravelingMom, MommyTravels, TravelMamas and Kids can Travel. Most important to us, our guests recommend us to their relatives and friends.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Custom Italy Family Trip Package

    Your guides were always on time and are of the highest quality! The service was exceptional! Ann was Great! The itinerary she put together for us was perfect! She was always kind and polite through her communication with us. Thank You for the Fantastic Italy Trip.

    Joe Arevalo
    Fontana, CA, USA
  • Vatican Children Tour

    Hidden Rome Family Tour

    Pompeii Fun Family Tour

    We cannot recommend Nancy Aiello Tours highly enough. In fact we’ve been telling all our friends about you since returning home!
    We went to Rome and Pompeii with our children to learn as much as possible about some of the most famous sites, and gain a greater understanding of the history surrounding them. With a very curious and interested 10 year old boy, I was most concerned about our daughter aged 8. Would she keep up? Would she get bored? Would a 4 hour tour be too long? Was it going to be a waste of money? Absolutely not! Katia in Rome (4hrs Vatican and St Peter’s tour and 4hrs Colosseum and St Clement’s tour) and Stefania (3hrs in Pompeii) were amazing. The tours began with them both engaging with the children and making them feel like VIPs throughout. They valued the children’s opinions and frequently asked them questions to help them remain focussed. After 4hrs in the Vatican my daughter even said she wanted more! These guides are amazing as my husband and I were also learning all the time too. If you’re concerned about children being tired please don’t be. The guides pace the tour so that there are periods of time when you all have a rest too. For example before entering the Sistine Chapel we sat for about 40mins looking at a picture of Michelangelo’s paintings and hearing some of the funniest stories ever about how they came to be. The children especially liked the one about the Pope’s secretary being painted in hell with a snake and the other artist’s dog appearing in rather random places!
    Thank you once again, for making our holiday so special. We’re already thinking about returning to other parts of Italy and would definitely use your tours again.
    PS We found you by Googling ‘Family friendly tours Rome’