Matt Balsamo

East Greenwich, Rhode Island Travel Agent

Italy, Europe and Cruise Specialist

Cruise expert in Europe, Alaska, Asia and Caribbean

My Travel Specialties

Quantum of the Seas Inaugural

Cruise Expert

Come sail away! Have you dreamed of cruising around the Greek Islands or maybe seeing the cool blue glaciers of Alaska? If your answer is yes to these questions then a cruise may be in your future! I have sailed on ... Read more from my Cruise Expert bio.

Italy, Europe and Cruise Specialist

"La Dolce Vita " or "The Sweet Life". To me that describes what traveling is all about. My career began right after graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Travel-Tourism Management. After 16 years in this industry my ... Read more from my Italy, Europe and Cruise Specialist bio.

My Travel Experiences

Quantum of the Seas Inaugural Cruise
Prosciutto and Melon
Italy Family Visits
Blue Grotto
Italy Group 2014

Customer Testimonials

Italy Dream Trip !

Matt, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the perfect Italy trip you planned for myself and my sister and cousin. The effort, work, and strategies you put forth to make our trip of a lifetime become a reality was evident in the hotels you chose for us, the locations, and the private tours/ transportation. Each time we arrived at a city or town we were dazzled by the beauty, delighted with our accommodations, and at all times felt safe with your coordinating partner, Arno Travel in Florence. Arno always kept watch over us and made sure we were taken care of. It is evident to me that you are a very competent travel agent with a vast array of knowledge and experience which is vital when planning a specialized trip such as ours was; every desire for a perfect vacation was met, and I will treasure these memories forever. I would highly recommend your services to friends and family alike. With heartfelt than

Provided by Gail D, Port St Lucie FL

My Reviews

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Awesome Anniversary in Italy!!!

Reviewed By Kay - Houston, TX | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
My husband and I had a fantastic experience working with Matt for our trip to Italy (Venice, Florence, Sienna, San Gimignano and Rome). Matt made arrangements for our transportation, accommodations and tours. We were well pleased with our transportation and hotel accommodations. We had an amazing tour with a native of Florence and an outstanding tour of Sienna. We also had a great tasting experience at the Tenuta Torciano winery in San Gimignano. Because we had such a wonderful driver, our time in Tuscany (which included our anniversary) was made much more memorable and special. We were fortunate to work with a very pleasant and thorough tour guide for our two-day tour in Rome and Vatican City. All of our drivers and tour guides were timely, knowledgeable, professional and kind. Matt was extremely adept at understanding our desires. We look forward to working with him again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
2 of 5 people found this review helpful

Exceptional

Reviewed By Larry - Warwick, ri | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
Working with Matt has been a great experience over the years. My wife and I have worked with Matt several times and he has always provided exceptional service and has been both professional and friendly. We always enjoy our meetings with Matt and our vacations have always exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO
1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Marvelous Travel Arrangements

Reviewed By Jim - Richmond, TX | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Dealing with Matt was the absolute best! He was very attentive to our needs and matched our desires for accommodations, transportation, and tours perfectly. Matt was always either available or very responsive to our inquiries pertaining to the travel plans. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him to anyone needing travel arrangements, particularly in Italy. My wife and I look forward to working with Matt again!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
Was this review helpful to you? YES | NO