October 5, 2018

The journey of life - places that changed me!


I cried the first time we drove into Rome and saw the Colosseum and the grandeur of Rome.  I remember feeling that if humans could do such amazing things such as this without modern day technology, that really anything i...

August 27, 2018

I am not sure when the term ‘agriturismo’ popped up but I remember hearing it about 8 or 9 years ago when some friends of ours talked about their stay in Tuscany.  I do remember thinking when my husband said he wanted to go to Tuscany and do some ‘agriturismo’ on our n...

July 8, 2018

Caltagirone is a small ‘citta’ (city, town) almost dead centre in the middle of Sicily sitting on the top of a rugged hilltop as so many historical towns in Sicily and Italy do.  This was originally to protect themselves in the past from the many conquerors over the ce...

January 16, 2018

When people discover that Nino and I take people around Sicily on tour they often ask ‘What are the main things we should see and do if we go there?’  Or ‘What has Sicily got that Italy hasn’t’? 

So…..here are my top 6 must see places if you go there: 

1. Taormina


December 29, 2017

People often ask us what are the main attractions or the 5 best things to do in Sicily and near the top of the list is Mount Etna, just behind visiting the town of Taormina, my husband’s home town and world famous tourist destination.

Reasons why you should see Etna:

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September 14, 2017

I have this wonderful friend, Deb, who taught me about grateful moments in life. Years ago we travelled to Vietnam together and it was my first big overseas trip after years of not travelling very far due to raising three children, being a working mother and trying to...

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Our company is owner operated by Nino and Catherine Santoro who both have their own successful careers involving travel and people-centered work.  Nino and Catherine love to travel and love their countries of residence, Australia and Italy.  Their travel experience and adventures over the years led to many people saying ‘Take us with you next year please!’......so they did! 


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