Launched in 2009, ItalyVacations.com is the sister company of America's oldest and largest travel company to Italy - Perillo Tours.
Perillo Tours was founded by Joseph Perillo in 1945. It was a time when well-heeled Americans set aside a month to visit Italy, and Joseph would arrange for his client's trans-Atlantic crossing, a private guide to greet them in Naples, hotel reservations, museum tours and letters of introduction. With all arrangements done by telex and mail, a trip could take six months to prepare!
In 1975, Joseph's son Mario Perillo streamlined the operations and made arranging trips easier by combining chartered aircraft and motor coach sightseeing. By the summer of 1978, he was filling three 747s a week with first-time visitors to Italy. The price, including airfare, hotels, meals and sightseeing for 2 weeks, was $699 per person! Perillo Tours quickly became a household name and Mario was dubbed "Mr. Italy."
When Mario Perillo passed away in 2003, his son Steve Perillo felt the a mission was clear: to combine the expertise of Joseph's customized services with the mass buying power of Mario's group tours. Now, Steve proudly presents ItalyVacations.com.
Perillo has a long history of escorting travelers to Italy, so with ItalyVacations.com, you can be sure that this is not just another assortment of travel booking links. With 65 years of experience creating exciting itineraries, filling Italian hotels, hiring services and accommodating the most "interesting" customer requests - ItalyVacations.com is the ultimate one-stop-shop for creating your custom itinerary to Italy.
ItalyVacations.com is designed to be easy to use and is backed by our vast experience in creating quality packages that are exciting, well-paced and fun. So you can be assured that everything we offer meets our standards of quality. We are happy to help you make arrangements, but for many of you, we know that's the fun part! So ItalyVacations.com allows you to build your own Italy Vacation and we're always here to help by phone, e-mail or chat.
Here, anything is possible. Take a guided tour of Venice and Rome followed by a wine tasting in Tuscany, or try a cooking class in Sorrento with a rental car to Puglia and 3 nights in Taormina - and book it all in just one click. And just in case you are interested in something you don't see on our site, just ask - we will do our best to make your trip as spectacular as you dream it to be.
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