Discovering Brunello in Tuscany

Discovering Brunello wines with your own Sommelier may just be best decision you make on your trip to Italy!

Staying in exquisite Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany means waking up to fresh air and the lingering scent of bread in the oven.  Delicious aromas wafting up and views for miles just beg for a glass […]

The Vatican City: A Fascinating Tour

The Vatican City is without question a highlight of Rome.  For Catholics and non, it is a mesmerizing maze of art, architecture, and the Catholic Faith.

Here, a guide is essential, but there are so many, and all tours are not created equal.

At PFI Travel, we recommend an Early Morning VIP Tour so that you […]

Encouragement from Amalfi

We all need a bit of Encouragement sometimes… I found this beautiful poem in the gift shop of the paper museum in Amalfi, and fell in love with it immediately.  Anyone who has faced and overcome challenges can relate to this, so I wanted to translate it and share.

To me this line is just […]

Friendly Service, Sea Views, & Under the Tuscan Sun Charm in Positano

Friendly Service, Sea Views, and Under the Tuscan Sun Charm in Positano; this is one of our favorite hotels in the Amalfi Coast, and it’s more affordable than you might expect!

No doubt many Americans’ dreams of Positano were born, like mine, in the movie theater watching Under the Tuscan Sun.

Remember the scene where Frances […]

Idyllic Guesthouse Near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna

Discover one of our favorite places to stay in the Eternal City, an Idyllic Guesthouse Near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna.

Isn’t it a dream, to turn the key and walk inside your historic home just steps from Piazza di Spagna?

We can help that dream come true when we book for you this elegant guesthouse, a […]

Bringing Ancient Rome to Life

Think of Ancient Rome and one monument immediately comes to mind conjuring images of gladiators and exotic creatures, emperors and a roaring crowd.

The Colosseum is a place everyone should see in Rome, but to really grasp all that happened there and in the Roman Forum, you need the expertise and enthusiasm of an excellent […]

Welcome to Rome: Orientation to Rome Tour

A Private Orientation to Rome Tour.  Rome is a city that immediately captivates its visitors.  History is everywhere you look, but the way it effortlessly mingles with life today makes the city so very special.

To really feel the personality of Rome, we recommend an orientation tour with a private guide.

While it is perfectly possible […]

The Best Florence Tour

Discovering Florence with a private guide: The Best Florence Tour.  Full of museums, churches, and art, Florence is almost overwhelmingly beautiful.

Without a guide, tourists stand for hours waiting for entrance to the Accademia, and by the time they get inside they’re so exhausted that the effect of the art is muted by their already […]

Castello di Sammezzano Tuscany

Castello di Sammezzano in Tuscany. Unbelievable beauty – an amazing private castle and park outside Reggello, Province of Florence. Simply amazing – such architecture and incredible work done in the 19th C by Fernando Paciatichi Ximenes d’Aragona 1813-1897.

There are guided tours 5/6 times a year and it is used as a photo and movie […]

Where Location Meets Charm in Florence

Where Location meets Charm in Florence:  Florence, the city of art, fashion, and Dante Alighieri, never ceases to enamor her visitors.  Stay in a centrally located medieval tower for the best introduction to the city’s charms.

Most visitors to Florence arrive by train, and from the station in about 10 minutes a taxi will deliver […]

Italy Travel – Away from the Crowds

Italy is now very popular as a travel destination throughout the whole world. If you dislike crowds I suggest you travel in Autumn and winter as the summers are also very hot as well as very crowded in the summer holidays.

Passion for Italy has some great suggestions for you where to go to escape […]

A Welcoming Retreat in the Heart of Tuscany

A Welcoming Retreat in the Heart of Tuscany:

Driving up the little road to reach the Borgo, one can already feel the stress of life melting away into ancient landscapes framed in cypress trees.  Peace begins to saturate your soul.

The moment you arrive, the smiling faces of Doriana and Ditmira welcome you home in this […]