June 22, 2021, Ann Arbor, MI — “Italy is open and once again welcoming leisure travelers from the U.S. with open arms; so put a trip to Italy back on your summer bucket list. In Italy, you encounter God through a beauty that makes you feel like you’re walking in a Michelangelo or Raphael painting,” explains Teresa Tomeo, an Italy travel expert, Catholic award-winning author and speaker, journalist and talk show host. Tomeo is among the first travel consultants to return to Italy after its reopening to Americans after a 14-month hiatus.
“I wanted to know firsthand what travel from the States, and touring within Italy, was like before sending any of my clients there. There is now good reason for travelers to do more than just dream about that long awaited Italian holiday. Many travelers may want to start the planning stages, as Italy is now open, through ‘COVID-free flights,’” Tomeo said. “They just have to allow a little more time for their rapid tests at the airports.”
Tomeo, who has made over fifty trips to Italy, launched “T’s Italy,” TravelItalyExpert.com, in July 2019 offering clients her personal advice on where to eat, stay, shop, play and pray—to help make the most out of the Italy travel experience. Tomeo has teamed up with Corporate Travel, and its President, John Hale, who is a 30-year Italy travel veteran who has organized thousands of groups, pilgrimages and Exceptional Journeys luxury travel trips to Italy. He has been an effective force of evangelization for the 60-year family travel business. Hale coordinated Tomeo’s week of unique experiences to meet with key local experts in Rome such as Dr. Barbara Jatta, Director of Vatican Museums; Fr. Kevin Lixey, International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums; and Art Historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev.
Tomeo and Hale also visited and spoke with local business owners of shops such as Annibale, a famous 7th generation butcher; and a gelatiere from Giolitti Gelato to get the insider tips of how travelers can best enjoy Italy again.
Corporate Travel serves Christian speakers and leaders from around the globe, and other groups such as the Order of Malta, Legatus, countless parishes, dioceses and archdioceses, and is the travel agent for the Pope’s Sistine Chapel Choir. Hale describes Tomeo as “uniquely equipped to provide the very best advice on travel in Italy, especially from a Catholic perspective.” Teresa’s advice will help transform your experience in Italy into a life-changing encounter,” Hale said. They have four pilgrimages already planned to Italy within the next year.
Tomeo aired her daily radio show live from Italy last week, and shared her experiences on EWTN News Nightly, in order to help instill more confidence back to the Italy-bound traveler.
Hale shared, “We hope this week’s experience will not only show people that Italy is open again for business, but it will help to lessen people’s fear of traveling overseas to Italy. We hope people will find, ‘if Teresa can travel there, so can I.'”
Both Tomeo and Hale are available for Interviews.
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