About Us

the founders | anthony & Denise campopiano

Husband and wife, Anthony and Denise Campopiano are Italian citizens, both with ancestors from the province of Caserta, Italy but currently reside in Nashville, TN with their three adult sons: Gian, Dante, and Derek, daughter-in-love Laura and three grandsons, Nolan, Julian, and Roman. When they’re not caring for Anthony’s parents, Nonni and Papa, or playing with Molly, their adorable Goldendoodle, their true passion for the culture and experience of Italy leads them back there several times a year, even venturing to buy a home in a medieval village of Umbria.

the local | brian Alex

Brian has been traveling to Italy for over 30 years. First in the military, then to visit his Italian family, and now as our on-site Concierge, he continues to imbibe and embody Italian culture. Living in Sicily since 2013, Brian travels extensively all over the country and speaks the Bella Lingua fluently. He’s our go-to guy on the ground, and he’ll be glad to show you around. He also does mission work with non-profits for his local Sicilian community and refugees.

the connector | Patti franklin nelson

Patti is a new team member at Italy With Bella but is not new to Italy nor to travel consulting. She lived in Italy for over 20 years and returned to the States to become an international travel specialist. Patti began teaching the Italian language at her school called “Italian For Fun!” several years ago, and today classes take place on Zoom teaching all levels of Italian. She is a widow and lives just outside of Murfreesboro, TN. Her expertise and contacts mixed with knowledge of unexplored parts of Italy bring our clients to “live like a local” in small towns, pristine beaches, and hidden treasures.

Italy is a favorite European travel destination for Americans, but few people know how to really navigate the “bel paese”, which means “beautiful country” in Italian. And while Italian food, culture, and language can seem familiar, they can also be obstacles to really relaxing while you’re there.

That’s where we come in. Our Italy with Bella team has over 30 years of experience traveling to Italy, living in Italy, and helping others to experience the bel paese like the locals do. As dual-citizens of America and Italy, we love and value Italian culture, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Our goal is simple..

Most people are too busy and overwhelmed to plan a real travel experience so let us tailor an Italian venture inspired by you giving you rich memories that you can rave about for a lifetime!

What Our Customers Have to Say

Anthony was so fun to work with and was like a “walking Google” as it related to being able to successfully help us navigate the logistics of our trip to Italy and the Italian culture.

He also supplied us with information about proper and improper etiquette while vacationing in Italy, tourist traps to steer clear of…he gave us the “inside scoop” per se while visiting this cultural treasure.

It was a dream vacation!!! 

Bernie & RhondA (30th anniversary)

“The Italy trip Anthony and Denise customized for us was absolutely amazing. Restaurants, hotels, exclusive private tours, cooking classes, detailed travel advice, and more! If you really want to see and experience everything Italy has to offer, then take advantage of their world class service.”

Ian Morgan Cron

author, speaker, podcast host
“I highly recommend using Bella if you’re planning a trip. They were fantastic and extremely helpful. Our trip would not have been as incredible as it was without their help. Great people, great company, great all around.”

Ben & Dezirae


“Bella is the real deal. They guided our plans on our honeymoon and I will never forget it. We could have never figured it all out on our own. They are super personable and 100% knowledgeable.”

Newlyweds, Kyle & Lisa


Italy Awaits You!

Let’s discover your Italian dreams and we’ll plan that ultimate experience for you! Contact us today!