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FAMILY HERITAGE REUNIONS  
Dates selected by client

Starts in the town of your ancestry

Have you wanted to explore the medieval village from which your ancestors came?

 

This is how Philitaly found its origins in 1996, when Phil organized a trip to Chiaromonte (town), Potenza (province), Basilicata (region) with his cousin to bring their respective fathers (brothers) to their parents’ hometowns.  Sixteen people participated from America and discovered the land which provided sustenance to their parents/grandparents, and then didn’t, forcing many to emigrate.  Today these locations enjoy the bounty of the Italian Republic which did not exist in the mass emigration period.  This Itinerary is customized to the traveling famiglia so the start/finish would be Milan, Bologna or Venice for the top half of the peninsula; Palermo or Messina for Sicily; and Olbia or Cagliari for Sardegna.  So have a trip of a lifetime discovering your roots!

You will be guided by an Italian insider, Phil of Philítaly.  He will leverage his Italian language, access to family and friends to show you the real Italian “day in the life”, and take you to places off the beaten path.

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2024 Celebrates Roots' Tourism ▾

For those of you with Italian heritage, Philítaly will guide you on an emotional journey tracing your origins.  Roots Tourism 2024 is an Italian State Department/Foreign Affairs (Ministero degli Affari Esteri) funded initiative promoting the search for one's roots in Italy.  It encourages you and members of your party to explore your Italian cultural origins.  Philítaly brings you on a customized travel experience bridging you to the past, exploring life traditions and stories, enjoying authentic food and wine, and retracing the footsteps of your ancestors, through a guided and curated cultural journey.  Find the already prepared viaggio that's right for you or create one of your own with Philítaly.

8 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
Dates and Location(s) TBD based on spokesperson preferences

Price for Full Land Package All Inclusive $ TBD Per Person

 

Purchase your flight on your own to have more control over possible changes.  Choose a flight from the closest airport with non-stop flights to the Italian hub city where the group meets.  If you are not close to a city with non-stop service to the hub in Italy, we suggest you take a domestic flight to the US city that offers non-stop service to Italy hub or fly to a European city with layover to the hub city in Italy where the group meets. ​

 

Consider travel insurance for peace of mind to protect land, air and trip cancellation as well as medical service and evacuation insurance.  Click here to view options for comprehensive insurance, not just for flight cost, like most airlines sell. 

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Travel overnight from US or early morning from a European city

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ITALY IN AFRICA
April 26-May 4, 2024 and Spring 2025
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Starts in Asmara Eritria

and also visit Massawa and Dahlak.

A private group exploring the influence of Italy in Eritrea, Africa and vice versa.

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DRAWING IN UMBRIA
May 26-June 2, 2o24

Starts in Rome and also
visit Fabro Scala, Citta della Pieve, Orvieto, Montegabbione, Civita di Bagnoregio, Perugia, Scarzuola and Bomarzo.

Experience Drawing in a small group.

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ITALY IN ARGENTINA
October 17-25, 2024
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Starts in Buenos Aires and

also visit Tigre, San Isidro, Mendoza and Iguaza Falls.

Open to the public for those who want to see how Italy influences the culture of Argentina, and vice versa.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
November 7-18, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in places off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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HEALTHCARE, WELL-BEING & HR EXECUTIVES IN ITALY
April 2025

Starts in Berchidda (Olbia),

Sardinia and also visit San Teodoro, Berchidda, La Maddalena, Barbagia and Cagliari.

Open to the public, a group of professionals in healthcare management and human resource management exploring the very healthy Blue Zone of Sardinia.

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UnDISCOVERED SARDINIA (THE BLUE ISLAND)
April 2025

Starts in Berchidda (Olbia),

Sardinia and also visit La Maddalena, Tempio Pausania, San Pantaleo, Azarchena, Golfo Aranci and Alghero.

Open to the public, and ready for you to join.

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TRULLI OF PUGLIA AND MATERA OF BASILICATA
April 24-May 2, 2025

Starts in Brindisi and also

visit Lecce, Oria, Cisternino, Ostuni, Matera, Martina Franca, Foggia, San Vito, Mesagne, Gillipolo and Taranto.

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ITALY IN MONTREAL
Summer 2025

Starts in Montreal and also

visit New York, Quebec City and Toronto.

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ENERGY INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
September 2025

Starts in Rome

Open to the public, a group of professionals working in the Energy sector.

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LGBTQIA+ AND FRIENDS IN ITALY
Fall 2025

Starts in

Opera
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THEATER, FILM AND VISUAL ARTISTS
Fall 2025

Starts in Rome, Cinecittà

Open to the public, creative and administrative professionals in performing arts.

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DISCOVERING GREECE
Early
Spring 2026

Starts in Athens and also

visiSounion, Epidauros, Nauplion, Nemea and Delphi.

Open to the public, a group of curious travelers who want to discover the strong connection between the two nations.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS IN ITALY
Dates selected by client

Town of your choice

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CLUB AND CLASS REUNIONS
Dates selected by client

Starts in town of your choice

Customized experience for a private group.

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FAMILY HERITAGE REUNIONS
Dates selected by client

Starts in your ancestry town

Customized experience for a private group.

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O SOLO MIO - For solo or small group traveler(s)
Dates selected by client

Open to the public, an experience you define for yourself or a small group of travelers.

PAST TRIPS

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CLE ITALY (SOLD OUT)
March 14-22, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Campobasso, Agnone, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Vico Equense and Battipaglia.

A private Ohio-based group of friends exploring Italy.

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CLE SICILY (SOLD OUT)
March 22-27, 2024