Are your private tours open?
No, when you book a private tour with us, it will be tailor-made
exclusively for you and with the itinerary you choose, that’s why
we won’t allow other clients to join, unless it’s your specific
Is Calabria safe?
This is one of the questions our clients often make, particularly
those who want to connect to their family roots and village! The
answer is YES, Calabria is 100% safe, organized crime,
unfortunately, only affects local businesses, but it does not
affect tourists at all who, on the contrary, are really welcome.
What is the best time to visit?
Calabria enjoys a relatively mild weather all year round, yet, best time to visit would be from April/ May to October/Mid-November.
Are your Custom Tours just for independent travelers or can I have a Guide/Driver with me during my trip?
We specialize in custom tours with Private Guide/Driver, if you’d like a bilingual Guide or Driver, just let us know. We’ll be happy to plan your custom vacation accordingly.
Will you plan our trip if we don’t know the area?
Yes! We will help you plan your trip so that you can choose what you think works best for you and we will be constantly in touch with you to help you with tour planning and arrangements and you want to include other areas in your tour, we can help with that, too.
What should I pack for the trip?
- Camera and memory card
If you’ve never traveled to Southern Italy, you will be surprised by the rocky landscape, green mountains and blue and green emerald seas …Make sure your camera is fully charged and ensure you have plenty of memory, because you will really want to take many pictures, guaranteed!
- Walking shoes
Medieval villages in Italy are full of steep hills and winding streets, so be prepared to wear a v pair of very comfortable shoes.
- Travel clothesline
A traveling clothesline is super thin, it can easily fit into your luggage and can be easily placed to dry in your hotel’s shower or bathtub, so that you can have it ready on the following day.
What is included in a private group tour?
All our private tours are fully customized so we will work
together to choose the itinerary and include activities such
cooking classes, wine tours, sailing excursions, mountain hikes
or archaeological visits and more.
How much can we expect to spend per person on a private group tour?
many days you choose, when and where you want to go, the
activities you want to include and how many people are in your
group. If you have a budget in mind, just send us a message and
let us know. It’s way easier for us to create your ideal tour for
you when we know how much your group members are expecting to
Do I need to hire a car?
You will really need to hire a car or minivan to get around in
Calabria and South Italy. There are many reasons for that some of
which it would be too complex to explain: Picturesque medieval
villages, castles and other highlights are often located on the
hills or mountains, more or less away from the coast. Public
transportation is often unreliable and oftentimes does not serve
internal areas of Southern Italy, you might very easily end up
waiting for hours for a train or a bus and your vacation would
really turn into something different… a real nightmare! It’s a
lot more easier to hire a private car and, best option possible,
a Private Guide/Driver. You can go where you want, when you want
and not be tied to a timetable and if you don’t feel like driving
on winding mountain roads and villages which are often, among the
other things in very bad conditions, particularly in mountainous
areas, we really suggest you hire a car with Driver, who is
expert on the area and this is really the best advice we can give
you, just avoid venturing out by yourself if you want to really
enjoy the tour in total relax and without any kind of
Why should I hire a Private Guide?
There are many reasons why a Private Guide is the best solution
for your tour, following some of the most relevant:
- You can fully relax and enjoy the landscape and highlights
instead of having to drive.
- A good Private Guide can get the most out of your tour by
optimizing your time so that based on the time available you can
see the best highlights.
- Particularly in a Country like Italy full of culture, history
and archaelogical sites, really an open-air museum, a good local
Guide can be a precious source of information, stories, legends
and anedoctes you won’t probably find in any travel guides
which can really enrich your knowledge of the Country.
- Our Private Guides will meet you at your hotel or place and
drop you off at the end of the day, so that you can relax with
your family in total privacy.
- All transfers and daily excursion will be done by a 9 seats
van or car with air conditioning and English speaking Driver/Tour
Guide . The van or car have an NCC plate (it is a license close
to the one of a taxi); the driver has a “K” driving license, the
“K” allows driving cars with NCC plate. So clients are fully
- Our Private Guides will assist you during the entire tour for
anything you may need and they will help you with any last minute
changes you may need for your tour, to make it fully
- Our Private Guides are extremely professional and discretion
is very important for them and they will not touch on any issues
which are normally considered as sensitive.
These and many other reasons for hiring a Private Guide and we
are committed to make your vacation a lifetime experience.
Genealogy: What should I do first?
Collect as much information as possible names, dates, places, old
pictures(they were decisive in more than one occasion!) relating
to your family and we’ll do the rest.Doing this before any
genealogy research or Ancestry tour can save a lotof time. If you
have very little information about your ancestors, we will help
Genealogy: Do I have to book an ancestry tour with my genealogy research?
No, you don’t have to.But if you already have a family tree and
want to take an Ancestry Tour, we are here to help.
Genealogy:Are your services available in Southern Italy only?
No,we conduct genealogy researches and ancestry tours all over
Italy. The price may vary according to the distance from the
Genealogy:How much does an ancestry tour cost?
Well,we can’t have fixed prices for our tours, because they vary
based on our customers’ needs and interests, that’s why we will
be able to give you a price only when we know the services you
How do I know that your genealogy research is reliable?
The research we conduct is based exclusively on certified documents from the local registry office, church, etc…
Genealogy:I don’t know if I still have living family members relatives in italy, what can I do?
Normally, our research is mostly based on living relatives, so if
necessary, we can put you in contact with them and arrange a
meeting for when you visit in Italy.
Are your Guides fully licensed?
Yes, we work EXCLUSIVELY with fully Licensed Guides and Drivers, according to the current Italian legislation.
Can’t find an answer to your question?Please, email us or schedule a free-toll phone call, if needed.