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A wonderful seven week opera trip in Italy, organised and orchestrated by the knowledgeable and ever helpful Gemma!
Ifor and Catherine, Brisbane, Australia
Gemma’s suggested itinerary and careful planning resulted in a wonderful, month long holiday in Italy with no hassles. There were many highlights. One of the best was the week we spent in Umbria. We loved the history and the art and met some very interesting people.
John and Chris, Newcastle, Australia
Our trip went without a hitch, no dramas at any point. The accommodation Gemma booked, was exactly as she had described and each place we stayed in was clean and friendly.
Karen and Sarah Hislop, Ipswich, Australia
Our accommodation was wonderful. The connection with the apartment contact in each situation was easy and smooth. The apartments were in great locations and clean. Passion for Italy did a great job for us!
Chris and Family, Sydney
It was GREAT! It was MARVELOUS!! It was a BLAST!!! Thank you sooo much for your time and effort that made our vacation a memorable experience. With endless requests coming from our big family and you tried to accommodate all of them, definitely it was everyone dream-come-true holiday.  Everything was so neatly and carefully organized, and all fit our needs and requirements and standards. I can not thank you enough and I always feel blessed remembering when I decided to choosing you as our organizer for the trip. Truthfully, you have made our vacation beautiful and memorable.
Amelia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Meet Our Travel Team
We offer a beautiful selection of Italian villas and apartments for you to book online with us. Booking in Italy is not easy to DYO as many Italian owners do not speak English. The internet is also full of deception. We inspect our properties and know where they are and what their beds are like!! Nothing like a hard pillow to ruin your day!
We will ring you anywhere in the world on skype or facetime to discuss your trip. Just insert your contact details and a time zone – so easy to do! We service clients all over the world in English or Italian. (Sorry about the other languages – we are working on those)
Use a travel agent, travel secure that all is organised and prevent hours of internet surfing; Allow us to do the work for you. Italy is not the place to DYO Travel. Our prices are the same as the Italian hotels. We have been to the beautiful places in Italy. Do a consultation with us. Our private catalogue of boutique beautiful hotels are viewed online by our clients only. We choose to work only with the best Italian hotels in each category that we consider to the best. We personally inspect, have stayed there and work with the accommodation managers. We know exactly what we are booking for you and the location. We do not add on to hotel prices.
Gemma Green Close
Gemma Green CloseOwner
Gemma Green Close is the founding director and owner of Passion for Italy Travel. Gemma is Australian, has two tertiary degrees and has travelled extensively throughout Italy every for twenty five years, speaks Italian and is passionate about Italy, the Italian people and culture as well as beautiful accommodation in Italy.
Edward Close
Edward CloseConsultant
Edward is Australian, speaks fluent Italian and  has a Business degree majoring in Tourism and a postgraduate diploma in international trade . His interests are science, languages, Film and TV actor, music, travelling and caring for the environment.
Sabrina Barro
Sabrina BarroEuropean Consultant
Sabrina is Italian, has a degree in international trade and speaks four languages, lives in Italy near Treviso, north of Venice, in the prosecco wine area of the Veneto region. Sabrina manages our European and British clients.
Mara Figliolia
Mara FiglioliaSales & Marketing
Mara is Italian and works under the towering giant of Vesuvius on the Bay of Naples and is our sales and marketing expert. She has a Masters degree in International marketing management and economics and looks after all our wonderful hotels and accommodation. She speaks Italian, English and French
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