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Matthew Altieri

New York, New York Travel Agent
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Matthew Altieri

Matthew Altieri

New York, New York Travel Agent
A Full-Service Travel Leaders Associate Agency
13 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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Italy & France Travel Specialist

I have been involved in the travel industry for several years in Italy and France. Having lived, studied & worked in Italy and France I’ve been able to build a very extensive knowledge of the culture, people, gastronomy & regions in both countries. And more importantly, how to show them to others! Let me share with you my passion and expert knowledge of these two countries to make your next vacation more customized, fulfilling, and authentic!

My Travel Specialties

Italy & France Vacation Specialist

Best view of Positano!
I am half Italian and half American. Having lived, studied & worked in Italy and France I’ve been able to build a very extensive knowledge of the culture, people, gastronomy & regions in both countries. And more importantly, how to show them ... Read more from my Italy & France Vacation Specialist bio.

Positano and Amalfi Coast specialist

Birds eye view atop the Path of the Gods!
Favorite Destination: One special destination in Italy for me is Positano. Situated along the Amalfi Coast, Positano is the spot, if you're looking for elegance, natural beauty and magical beaches. Having lived there for two years as a tour guide and cooking class ... Read more from my Positano and Amalfi Coast specialist bio.

Tuscany: My first real food experience

My first Olive Harvest in Tuscany
Tuscany was my first real food experience. When I was 22 I lived and worked in a small village in southern Tuscany on a farm that produced wine, olive oil and wheat. I was lucky enough to have participated in all three ... Read more from my Tuscany: My first real food experience bio.

Barolo wine tour expert

Wine tasting in Le Langhe!
My favorite wine region in Italy is the Langhe, located in Piedmont. Know as the Burgundy of Italy. Having studied and completed my M.A. degree here in Food & Wine, I have to say I'm more than familiar with this area. After ... Read more from my Barolo wine tour expert bio.

Expert for your Paris vacation

Walking under the Eiffel Tower
Paris is a special place for me. Having lived in this beautiful city for two years I was able to capture all that the city has to offer. No matter what time of the year you visit you will find something ... Read more from my Expert for your Paris vacation bio.

Italy food and wine expert

Positano walking tour
With a background in food & wine- I obtained my M.A. in Gastronomy: Food culture & communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy- I have a very specific skill & knowledge in helping people incorporate the local food ... Read more from my Italy food and wine expert bio.

My Travel Stories

Pasta making in Piedmont
Coffee & chocolate tasting
White truffles please!!!
Making sauce with Zia Maria
Church Bells on the Amalfi Coast
Fresh Mozzarella
Me trimming chestnut trees in Positano
Young vines of Positano
Making Ricotta
Welcome to Lake Como
Positano traffic jam
Contrades of Siena
Jazz festival in Montalcino
Lunchtime in Pienza
Aperitivo in Siena
Street musicians in Turin

Discovering Pompeii

During my time spent living in the south of Italy I was able to explore Naples and more importantly, Pompeii. 

Pompeii is an impressive place to visit for anyone. The ability to walk through this ancient city and see time paused in front of you, is something you will never forget! 

As a ... Read more from my Discovering Pompeii story.

Venice is always a good idea!

When visiting Italy with a special someone I always advise others to look at Venice.
It's a magical city with a deep history all of its own it will take you on a ride! 
 
I think it's a romantic place that was built to seduce. With it winding and almost maze like streets ... Read more from my Venice is always a good idea! story.

Wine tasting in Paris

While living in Paris I conducted many wine tasting and food pairing tours. The best way to discover Paris today is through activities like this. I say this because many restaurants and wine bars are being run and operated by the new generation.

This group of people are really dedicating their lives ... Read more from my Wine tasting in Paris story.

My Reviews

Rating: 5 13 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Meat and Cheese and Wine! Oh My!

Reviewed By Jboying1 - Augusta, Ga. | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Matthew is an AWESOME person! He knew the area very well and was very knowledgeable about food and wine pairings!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Matt made it POP!

Reviewed By Samuel - Philadelphia, PA | Traveled to Positano ~ Italy ~ Europe
The Amalfi Coast is amazing destination, but Matthew made it 10 times more enjoyable. Matthew knew all of the secret spots that locals frequent and we had an amazing time. Drinking fresh natural wine in Positano is one of my top ten experiences abroad! Matt truly made it POP on all levels! Would go every summer!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Exceptional Trip

Reviewed By ED - Fort Myers, FL. 33913 | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
We worked with Matthew last year for our family trip to Italy. He went above and beyond to meet all our needs. We visited the region of Piedmont because we are wine lovers. What a magical experience and breathtaking scenery. The trip was a well-balanced mix of country life and city life. So happy Matthew exposed us to this region that we didn't know existed. He was patient with the many questions we had and truly listened to what we wanted to experience on our trip. Our hotels, guides, wine tastings and restaurant choices couldn't have been better and every excursion was just what we asked for! It was nice to know that someone was available if there was a problem, but we didn't have any. We could not be more pleased with our vacation and give Matthew all the credit for helping us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Such a great experience!

Reviewed By FoodforFoster - Charlotte, NC | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Matthew hosted a great wine tasting at a cute little wine bar in Paris. The wine was amazing and the food pairings were incredible! His knowledge of wine was quite impressive and he was super personable and just really fun to talk to. Would definitely recommend his services!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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The Best Food and Wine Tour Ever

Reviewed By Michele - New York | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Working with Matt was a pleasure. His passion translated into each venue he shared with us. In the time we were in Italy we got to experience the best food, wine, and farms with little effort due to his pre-planning. We would never have gotten to all the areas and special little spots if it wasn't for Matts knowledge of the area and the relationships he had with each store and shop owner. I recommend anything Matt is involved in and would 100% use him again.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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Memorable Europe

Reviewed By GB - Verplanck, New York | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Matthew is a great listener and asked the right questions to understand the experience we wanted to have. He thought of everything thereby making our trip so memorable. We didn't have to think about a thing leaving us to simply enjoy the well curated experience. I would happily book another trip with Matt as the value received was well worth it.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Best Family Vacation Ever!

Reviewed By WM - Grand Rapids, Michigan | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
I traveled to Italy last year with my family. It was a trip of a lifetime! We were lost when it came to planning and fitting everything in that we wanted to see. We contacted a few places and ended up working with Matthew. He more than exceeded our expectations! He really listened to the things we were interested in seeing and planned the best possible family vacation for us! Our trip was unforgettable from the amazing hotels he arranged for us, down to the tours, cooking classes and amazing private transfers. We will definitely be reaching out to Matthew again to help plan our next adventure!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best food tour!

Reviewed By sarchin20 - Trinidad & Tobago | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Mathew is very knowledgeable about the food culture in Europe. He is easy going and gets along well with diverse groups. He is willing to share information and gives great advice about the local culture and customs.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Vacation of our dreams!

Reviewed By Vincenzo - New York, New York | Traveled to Rome ~ Italy ~ Europe
We had the pleasure to have Matthew as our tour guide in Rome. The trip itself was outstanding. We were guided to small restaurants and trattorie that we would have never been able to find on our own. Matthew was the perfect guide. He was always there to answer questions and he provided expert knowledge on all aspects of Roman life. It helps to have a native English speaker that can explain things with ease. We highly recommend Mr. Altieri as a guide.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Memorable trip of a lifetime

Reviewed By Meg - Minnesota | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Excellent planner, from start to finish! Any questions/concerns, he was there for us the entire way
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Very knowledgeable and friendly travel leader!

Reviewed By Scott L - Long Island, NY | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Matthew is very knowledgeable in all things relating to food and wine in Paris.
Matthew was part of our group for Under 30 Experience's last day in Paris France in August 2018 as part of the France food and wine tour. I highly recommend hiring him as a travel leader for your overseas trip!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Best wine tour!!!

Reviewed By Raven - Birmingham, AL | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Matthew was an excellent guide!! He made it feel more like you were seeing the city with a friend! He had a very extensive knowledge of Paris and wine! I highly recommend him!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Awesome food tour!

Reviewed By JS - Hartford, Connecticut | Traveled to Paris ~ France ~ Europe
Matthew was a great food guide. He was very friendly, laid back, and knowledgeable about local culture. It was a very positive experience and I'd recommend him to anyone!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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My Travel Experience

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Customer Testimonials

Fantastic family vacation with lots of wine!

"Matthew was so attentive to our every need. He was always accommodating, cheerful and engaged in making each days activities exceed our expectations. His knowledge is immense and enthusiasm to create an authentic experience for us was evident. We went off the beaten path and explored the best local restaurants, wineries and villages."

Provided by Michele P. White Plains, New York

Amazing time in Piedmont

"Perfect for people interested in learning about a culture through its food production. The personal approach to our experience was fabulous--we had a great balance of activities and free time. We didn't have to think about anything as were treated so well by Matthew. I look forward to other travel experiences he can help build for me."

Provided by Gilda B.- NYC, New York