Take a Tour with Diana: An Artisan of Travel to Italy
Diana Maiola Cirino is the owner of two Rocky River based businesses: Italian Tours & Travel by Diana and Anna Mia Jewelry. Both boutiques are located in the Old River shopping district and offer customized experiences based on Maiola’s Italian heritage. Maiola says she feels fortunate to be able to share and represent her deep, longtime passions for both Italian jewelry and travel to Italy.
Starting at a young age, she was involved in designing jewelry and wearing custom pieces. Maiola's love of travel, especially to Italy, evolved into a business 10 years ago, when her jewelry clients asked her to bring them to Italy. The tours are custom crafted, like her jewelry. Maiola says, “We just don’t resell someone else’s tour. It’s like you become a member of our family in Italy, not a tourist.”
Maiola makes many trips to Italy – some personal, some for tours, and some related to business. Groups are small and private. Each includes a private driver and transportation from start to finish, private guides and superior boutique hotels. Restaurants offer travelers a taste of the most authentic regional cuisine and wines. Of course Maiola and staff provide 24/7 personal concierge service or accompaniment allowing travelers the ease of a smooth and seamless journey.
If group tours are not what you are looking for, Maiola and her staff can help you design the custom journey of a lifetime to Italy, Sicily, Malta or France. They are artisans of travel in these specific regions and thrive in sharing their unending love and passion for these corners of Europe. They work with private individuals, small groups, families, businesses and cultural organizations. Maiola and her staff can also offer villa or apartment rentals in these locations as well as shore excursions off Mediterranean cruises in key cities in Italy or France. If you are getting married soon and are looking for a special honeymoon, they can help you design a romantic and exclusive journey for two!
There are still some available spots on the following tours:
La Forchetta Culinary Journey with Chef Dante Boccuzzi, May 18-28: $4,464 per person
La Bella Italia Tour, September 19-28: $3,884 per person
Romantic Sicily and Rome Tour, September 27-October 5: $3,888 per person
Pace e Bene Spiritual Journey, October 8-16: $2,975 per person
Rustic Italy Culinary Tour with Chef Jeff Jarrett, October 18-26: $3,964 per person
Located at 19059 Lake Road in Rocky River, both boutiques are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 440-895- 0011 or visit www.italiantoursbydiana.com or www.annamiajewelry.com or the Facebook page: Italian Tours by Diana.