What We Do

At Gourmet Getaways, we take pride in planning unique and personalized travel experiences for every taste and every pace. We offer lovers of travel, food, wine, history and culture the opportunity to see the Italy of THEIR dreams. Whether you’re planning a family celebration, romantic getaway or just want a taste of la dolce vita, we’ll make sure you travel with confidence for the trip of a lifetime.

How We Do It

The travel experiences we offer are a result of passion, experience, research and the very best relationships, here in America and in Italy. Gourmet Getaways works with a network of Italian travel agents, on site and at your service, as well as distinguished affiliate partners and expert local guides, to ensure your holiday is authentic, comfortable and most importantly, unforgettable.

Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.
— Anna Akhamatova

Meet Marlene Iaciofano

Founder and president of Gourmet Getaways, Marlene believes that the best type of travel is personal. An expert on all things Italian with access to the country’s most excellent destinations, she carefully selects travel experiences fit for each of her clients. Whether working with a group of 2 or 20, Marlene pours through her personal experiences to create a one-of-a-kind itinerary. From the hills of Tuscany to the Roman countryside to the Amalfi Coast, it’s reassuring to know that before you go, Marlene has been there first.