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

  • Tour Florence in 1 Day

    Thank-you!! We really enjoyed our tours. In fact, it was the best part of our trip. We had a terrible experience in Florence with our accommodations and our tours really saved the trip!! We would have liked to have had Marco for both our Florence tour and the day trip. We really enjoyed him and it would have been nice to have the same guide for 2 days, but we were very happy with everything. Marco was a wonderful guide. We had a great day out with him. He was great with the kids and very informative for us. was the best guide we had. Highly recommend him.

    Lisa Bokor
  • Vatican Children Tour

    Tour consultant/booking: excellent
    Tour arrangements: excellent
    Office communication – promptness:   excellent
    Tour guide:   EXCELLENT!!
    Value for money: Seemed rather expensive but the tour was very good
    Overall experience rating: excellent
    We really enjoyed our Vatican tour with Lucia. She was an outstanding guide and kept it interesting for all of us.
    We would recommend Nancy Aiello tours to friends. I found it through a web search for good tours of Vatican for families.
    Thanks!

  • Venice Discovery Family Tour

    Rome Vatican Tour

    Kids loved the involvement and the tour guides tailored it nicely to their age level. Lots of great knowledge shared relevant to the age level and family needs without being overwhelming.