About Us

Here at Citalia, we’ve got Italy covered with our broad range of Italian destinations and hotels ranging from two to five stars. So, whether you’re looking for a chic city break, a relaxing trip to the lakes, a coastal retreat, or a bespoke multi centre holiday, we have the perfect Italian escape to suit you.

We are renowned for our knowledge and passion for Italy, and because our expert travel advisors have travelled extensively across the country, we are able to offer you great advice and personal recommendations for your next Italy holiday.

You’ll find Ciao Citalia packed full of interesting and informative posts about our favourite destinations, things to see and do, as well as useful tips for travelling to Italy and much, much more. The team will be blogging every week so there will always be something new for you to read about.

And we’d love to hear from you too, so please leave us a comment and get involved with the discussion.

Ciao!

Our bloggers

Alex Sparasci

Alex Sparasci

Alex is Citalia's Content Strategist and a self-confessed Italy obsessive. His heart is split three ways between Lake Garda's Malcesine, where he spent a summer working, Tuscan hill city Siena, where he studied for a year, and the beautiful baroque city of Lecce, where his grandfather grew up.

Posts by Alex Sparasci
Anna Vickers

Anna Vickers

Citalia’s Content Editor, Anna’s favourite Italian city is Florence and her own culinary adventures are inspired by Tuscany’s incredible cusine – and Chianti. The great lakes are next on her bucket list.

Posts by Anna Vickers
Artan Prifti

Artan Prifti

Artan is one of Citalia's Travel Specialists, and lived and worked in Italy for many years. He loves sharing his passion for Italy with others; from the idyllic lakes of the north and the culinary delights of Puglia, to the archaeological gems of Rome and Sicily.

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Christina Oliver

Christina Oliver

Christina is the Content Editor for Citalia and has a passion for all things Italian. When in Italy, she loves just sitting in a cafe and watching the world go by and can't go long without eating spaghetti carbonara.

Posts by Christina Oliver
Darren Foster

Darren Foster

Darren is the SEO Guru for Citalia. Having been to a traditional Sicilian wedding, he has a soft spot for the island – especially after experiencing the friendly local hospitality. He can't get enough of arancini, the ragu variety being his favourite.

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Helen Blundell

Helen Blundell

The Senior Content Manager for Citalia, Helen cites Verona as her favourite Italian city, and admits to a weakness for mint chocolate chip gelato-- but only if in un cono!

Posts by Helen Blundell
Isobel Hollands

Isobel Hollands

Isobel is Citalia's Marketing Manager. Her favourite cities are Verona and Florence, but she also has a soft spot for the Apulian countryside. Wherever she goes, she'll always make time for an Aperol spritz!

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Jessica Dante

Jessica Dante

Jess has a breadth of knowledge about Italy, having lived in Florence. When visiting a new place in Italy, she loves finding (and then devouring) the area's traditional dishes.

Posts by Jessica Dante
Laura Weeden

Laura Weeden

Laura is Citalia’s Content Manager. Rome takes the title of her favourite Italian city, but for a seaside break, she can’t get enough of the Amalfi Coast. Next on her Italy wish-list is a road-trip around Sicily.

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Natalie Herrera

Natalie Herrera

Natalie works across the PR and Content teams for Citalia. Her favourite trip to Italy was a city break to Venice, where she watched orchestras play in St. Mark's Square at night, eating gondola-shaped pizza and plenty of gelato.

Posts by Natalie Herrera
Sophie Major

Sophie Major

Sophie is Citalia's Press Officer. Her last trips to Italy have been a journey along the Amalfi Coast, where she sampled plenty of limoncello (all in the name of research, of course), and a tour of Tuscany's coast and countryside.

Posts by Sophie Major