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Mario Fortini

New York, New York Travel Agent
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Mario Fortini

New York, New York Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
16 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Italian Lakes Region Specialist

The magnificent scenery of Como Lake has enchanted artists and travellers over centuries! Set in the picturesque Rhaetian alps, shaped like an upside down Y, Como Lake is a fantastic hidden gem, sprinkled by suggestive villages and splendid historical villas.

Experience a romantic cruise on the lake and discover the fairy-tale garden of Villa Melzi in Bellagio, the unrivalled artistic heritage of Villa del Balbianello in Tremezzo and enjoy an amazing picturesque sunset on the Lakeshore in Varenna while sipping a glass of the fabulous Sforzato local wine…

If you are an adrenaline lover you can’t miss one of the most breath taking experiences the lake can offer you: paragliding! The landscape you will admire will be an ever lasting memory that you will secretly treasure until your next journey to this fabulous lake!With its natural and artistic beauties,

Lake Maggiore boats a magnificent long hospitality tradition with excellent venues and unrivalled facilities. The Borromean Gulf is the Lake Maggiore's most beautiful corner, sheltering the Borromean Islands and their spectacular luxury Villas. Lovely little towns as Stresa, Verbania, Cannobio shine around the lakeshore and the Swiss pick design the perfect idyllic backdrop for your romantic getaway!

Lake Garda is very big (180km long) and the North villages (Bardolino, Riva, Malcesine, Gardone, Limone) are usually smaller but more scenic due to the proximity of the mountains so they are more romantic; the South villages (Sirmione, Desenzano) are bigger, more vibrant and buzzy with plenty of bars and restaurants and hotels are usually bigger and have pools, good for families and friends 

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My Reviews

Rating: 5 16 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Unbelievable Trip

Reviewed By Jperry - Nashville, TN | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Our experience with Mario was exceptional from beginning to end! He was our contact with Bellarome and he went out of his way to communicate with me and answer all my questions and concerns. I spoke with him by phone on at least three occasions and he was easy to reach and prompt with his response. . I can't tell you what that meant to my husband and myself. When we realized our flight was connecting to Rome by way of London. Mario arranged pickup to and from the airport and booked our room. I requested more of a "boutique" type hotel for our trip and his choices were perfect. I loved all of our hotels! We had drivers arranged by Mario for the entirety of the trip, including the overnight trip to the area of my husband's ancestors. All vehicles were Mercedes and we had wonderful drivers! Our tours that were scheduled by Bellarome were interesting, informative and exactly what I would have chosen.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Trip to Greece and Rome

Reviewed By Allen Davis - NC, USA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mario customized our trip to Greece and Italy, by listening to the places we wanted to see, and the things that we wanted to do. A custom itinerary was drawn up based on our conversations. The itinerary we were given was set up day by day, with all necessary directions, tickets, times, and everything else we needed to carry out our vacation. Mario has a very high standard in the guides that he uses, they were all on time and provided exactly the tours we were signed up for in an easy to understand manner. I would not hesitate to use any guide that Mario approves.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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The Perfect Italian Experience!

Reviewed By AMCOY - Woodstock, CT USA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We have now used Mario's expertise for four consecutive Italian trips to all parts of Italy. The fact that we return to his expertise speaks for itself. Mario's service is topnotch. The tours, accommodations and suggestions never disappoint! He is ALWAYS available for consultation and direction before, during and after opur trips. We would highly recommend Mario for anyone that desires a perfect Italian experience.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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Amazing vacation thanks to Mario

Reviewed By Bob F - Long Valley NJ | Traveled to Sicily ~ Italy ~ Europe
My trip could not have been better had I written the script for it myself. Mario Fortini, from Bellarome Italian Vacations, was a pleasure to work with and was extremely attentive to all of our concerns. The hotels he selected for us were all beautiful and conveniently located to area attractions. The drivers were friendly and prompt and the guides for our excursions could not have been nicer and more professional. During the trip I was required to contact his emergency number once due to a mess up in the scheduling of a tour that was out of his control. He answered my call immediately and quickly resolved the problem to our utmost satisfaction. Mario also availed himself via "WhatsApp" should we have a question for him during our trip. This was a dream vacation and I credit Mario for making it go as well as it did.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Great multi-country trip: Planning was a breeze!

Reviewed By JennyO - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Very helpful, responsive, and knowledgeable.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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Italy - First Class!

Reviewed By DonnaB - Dayton Ohio | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
From the beginning, Mario was very attentive. He wanted our trip to Italy to be the best trip of our lives! He was available 24/7. He was able to make last minute changes to our itinerary to accommodate our needs. The hotels were the best, the food was phenomenal and the sites were spectacular! Our guides in Italy all spoke English and were all happy to show us their beautiful country. Wish we could have stayed longer to discover more of Italy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Our second fabulous trip with Mario

Reviewed By Peter - Amsterdam, Netherlands | Traveled to Tuscany ~ Italy ~ Europe
Mario plans terrific trips. He listens carefully to us and then puts together a wonderful holiday. He has planned two trips for us and both were great.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Beautiful Italy

Reviewed By Todd - Kalamazoo, Mi | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mario helped us exceed our expectations for our trip to Italy. He tailored our vacation from our flights arriving in Italy all the way back home. Everything was spot on with transfers, guides and amazing hotels. He also recommended restaurants and made reservations for any location we would want to dine at that night. I highly recommend using Mario and Bellaroma for your vacation to Italy. You will not be disappointed!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Trip of lifetime to Italy

Reviewed By Pam - Tampa, Florida | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Exceeded expectations! Mario is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and patient. We will refer him to all of our friends.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Perfect Honeymoon!

Reviewed By Rachel Q - Brooklyn, NY | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mario put together a perfect honeymoon for us! He listened to our requests and put together a truly memorable trip that included excellent accommodation, seamless transfers, and a great balance or organized activities and leisure days. The trip planner was communicative and available when we had questions. It was a great experience and I would recommend Mario to my friends!

I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Love Love Love Our Tour Guides!

Reviewed By Shhammer - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Siena ~ Italy ~ Europe
Absolutely fantastic—— everything was scheduled and proceeded like clockwork. Our agent's suggestions were perfect and my wife and I had a wonderful experience in Italy—- thanks to our agent and everyone he lined up to take care of us!!

Our tour guides were the best!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Wonderful Family Tour and Vacation to Italy!

Reviewed By CaliTraveler! - Aptos, CA | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mario was fantastic from start to finish, trip was well planned for an Italy tour and family vacation. Mario was available for any changes or advice during travel by a simple text. Mario has a very deep knowledge of Italy and selects only the most experienced guides and he has complete trust in their abilities. Mario is the best pick for Italy!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Amazing Trip to Italy

Reviewed By Ryan C. - Washington | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
It was a great experience working with Mario. He did a fantastic job planning our trip, was quick to answer our emails leading up to it, and was very responsive if we needed him during our trip. It was flawlessly planned and executed by Mario. Will definitely recommend his services.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
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Italy ??

Reviewed By Anita&Stew - Adelaide South Australia | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Recently we booked an Italian trip through Mario and Bellarome and to say it exceeded our expectations is an understatement.
The trip went faultlessly with all pick ups and drop offs excellent. All drivers were professional yet friendly and engaging.
We had private tours throughout the main cities and attractions, the guides were amazing!! The depth of knowledge enhanced our trip and we also enjoyed being taken to some lesser know spots that other tourists may have missed. We developed a lovely connection as they were all very likeable people.
The accommodation were all well located and very true to Italian style that we were expecting, full of charm and character.
We would definitely use Bellarome in the future and recommend to others to take the stress out of booking this type of trip. Mario thank you for a wonderful and memorable trip...
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Surpassed our expectations!

Reviewed By Wannabe Italian - Tampa, FL | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We just returned from a two week stay in Italy using Bellarome Ltd. We could not have asked for a better experience. Mario's advice and recommendations created a travel experience that far surpassed the expectations of everyone in our group of 6 travelers. Our drivers were punctual, knowledgeable and accommodating. Our hotels were fabulously appointed and perfectly located in the heart of each of our destinations. Our tour guides were incredible resources of knowledge into the culture and history of each area we stayed. The excursions Mario recommended were marvelous introductions to Italy and it's delightful people. Mario and his staff were attentive throughout our stay with any need that arose or any question we had. We would highly recommend Bellarome Ltd. when planning to travel to Italy. We will certainly plan to connect with them again should we be so fortunate as to ever have another opportunity to return to Italy. Thank you so much Mario!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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A First-Class Honeymoon Experience

Reviewed By Michael B. & Sarah B. - Athens, Georgia | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Mario was easy to communicate with. We connected with the WhatsApp while in Italy, and he was great with recommendations, and prompt with any inquiries we had. Very friendly, and accommodating before, during, and after the trip.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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