SIT Italy was founded in 1999 by Giuseppe Aloi, a native Italian entrepreneur from the southern region of Calabria, with a background in the hotel business and a vision for the future.
Giuseppe, with his Ph.D. in Business, had already traveled extensively when he joined his uncle to operate several Sicilian hotels in the early 90s. His financial knowledge helped boost the business and Giuseppe’s many American friends and acquaintances, from his visits to California, populated the hotels on a regular basis.
As the end of the millennium approached, Americans were flocking to Italy for the superior value, cultural experiences, and magnificent historical sites that the country offered. The trend continued into the 21st century and Giuseppe soon found himself arranging special vacations for travelers who wanted more than a seat in a coach, a more authentic travel experience in his fascinating homeland. Giuseppe’s passion for Italy, combined with a unique understanding of this new tourist, led him to devote all of his time to creating customized programs for the savvy traveler.
Since its inception in the late 1990s, SIT Italy takes pride in its customer care. Each traveler’s itinerary is carefully crafted based on the individual’s tastes and requirements. From the chosen destination to the accommodations and included activities, travelers are provided with the opportunities to experience Italy in style and in their own unique way.
Giuseppe’s handpicked staff expertly creates personalized programs that exceed expectations and provide visitors with the most unforgettable impression of Italy. Their goal is to provide more than a trip of a lifetime, as they strive to inspire clients to return to Italy again and again.
Highlights of SIT Italy include:
- Excellent Customer Service
- A SIT Italy toll-free telephone number accessible anywhere within Italy, 24/7, for travel request or assistance
- Private villas and a unique collection of boutique hotels
- Shore Excursions for cruise lines – including pre- and post-cruise tours
- Private car transfers with English speaking guides/driver, airport meet and greet
- Specialty Classes, i.e. cooking, art and language classes
SIT Italy creates customized FIT and group journeys covering destinations throughout Italy, from Sicily in the South to the Italian Lakes in the North. Itineraries may be themed around Weddings, Honeymoons, Spas, Food & Wine, Faith & Heritage, and more. The choices are wide and opportunities abundant for some of the most innovative and awe-inspiring journeys in the industry.
Travel agents are extremely important to SIT Italy, rest assured you will receive outstanding service from offices in Italy and the U.S. They bill in U.S. dollars and accept most major credit cards. Customer support and quality are key elements; travel agents can rely on SIT Italy to take care of the details, leaving your clients to enjoy a fabulous and worry-free experience in Italy.