Frequently Asked Questions
How much advance time do I need to plan for my trip?
We suggest 6 months or more if your trip is during the busy season (May- September). 3 months or less is possible if it’s the quieter off season.
How much do you charge?
Because every trip is unique to each family/person, we charge based on several factors. Our price does increase for groups of 4 or more. You tell us what your budget is and we will work within that budget. We will discuss pricing with you after your 30-minute consultation and in your itinerary proposal sent shortly thereafter.
We have never been overseas and not sure we want to be “independent travelers.”
Italy with Bella’s itinerary will give you the confidence needed.. We pre-book and double-check all details. You will know where to go, when and how to get there with assistance if needed. Money, language and custom issues will be discussed fully as part of your preparation..
What is the difference between a travel consultant and travel agent?
Travel agents don’t have the depth and knowledge that we can offer for a particular region and receive commissions for booking flights, hotels, cruises, etc. They also don’t work exclusively with one destination. As travel consultants, Italy with Bella utilizes unique time and expertise in saving you time and stress to book your Italian vacation, custom planned to meet your wants.
Why should I choose Italy with Bella?
We love this question. As Italian citizens who love our country and have fallen head over feels in love with our culture, we want you to love it as much as we do. When we bought our home in Umbria, we fell in love with the people, the landscape and what we call “real Italy” that people should experience outside of the tourist spots.
How do I start in planning my experience?
Begin by filling out our contact form to help us to know a bit more about you and your vacation desires. From there, you’ll be taken to an online calendar to pick a time for your free 30-minute phone consultation chat. We want to guide you properly and the first step is to listen to you. You’ll learn more about your next steps on our call.
Can you help me book airline reservations?
Yes, we prefer to since it will affect your overall budget and itinerary flow. One of our strengths is knowing when & how to book the flight and where to fly in and out of.
What if we need you or have a problem while we are in Italy?
We provide you with an extremely convenient app on your phone. This not only gives you real time access to us through instant messaging, it is an itinerary guide to every location that you will love! A day by day, functional layout with the convenience of confirmations, google map locations, names/numbers of reservations, suggestions, etc. It is of huge value to every travel guest we send!
Does Italy With Bella provide a personal tour in Italy?
No, we do not. What we do is equip you in every possible way (culturally & logistically) to adventure with the people you love. We can connect you with trusted guides who will intersect your Italy experience by personally providing excellent tour services here and there as needed (museums, wineries, olive groves, lemon groves, etc). But just as we pay special attention to the comfort of guests in our home, we consider every travel guest similarly, checking in on your comfort and happiness as you travel.
What Our Customers Have to Say
“Working with Anthony & Denise made it possible for us (my granddaughter and myself) to have the freedom that we wanted on our vacation. It was a life-changing trip!”
Vera & Amanda
Newlyweds, Crystal & Brian
Italy Awaits You!
Let’s discover your Italian dreams and we’ll plan that ultimate experience for you! Contact us today!