European Travel Specialist
"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up!"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Born in southern Italy, Maria came to the United States when she was 9 years old. Once in the United States, her family settled in the Chicago area which is where she began her career as an Agent. Maria has been in the travel industry for 34 years and for 25 of those years she has been with LaMacchia Travel. She is fluent in the Italian language and understands both Spanish and French which is a great asset! As you can imagine, Maria specializes in the European and International travel market. She loves the multi-generational aspect of her job. She customizes “dream” and “once in a lifetime” vacations for families and groups. Her favorite European destination is Barcelona, Spain. In her words, “the architecture speaks to you” and the culture, food and history are a bonus. Maria takes travel to heart, she takes pride in the service and guidance she provides to her clients. She is known for providing wonderful recommendations to her clients in destination - anything from venues to visit to restaurant reservations.
Maria is married and has three children. In her free time she likes to read, and often reads cookbooks and tries new recipes. Like in most Italian families, food seems to be a theme. Her husband is the manager of a local Italian deli and her son is a Chef at a Mediterranean restaurant in Southeastern WI.
Testimonial from Jerry and Bard Grevenow
We would like to thank Maria Bonanno and LaMacchia Travel for helping us plan our trip to Italy. We were gone the last week of September and the first week of October. Everything went off without a hitch. All the cities we visited were incredible, also the additional recommended excursions were worth much more than the expense. The Hotels were terrific and the ground transportation superb. We will recommend LaMacchia Travel Agency to any and all who inquire about our trip. Thanks again for all the help! We will be back soon!
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