Founded in 1997, Select Italy has been successfully working in the travel industry and has been recognized as a vibrant, reliable, trustworthy and fast-growing company. Today, Select Italy is a thriving full service company with an innovative website that offers the industry's widest selection of vacation options for the Italy traveler, like you.
No matter what your trip entails, we strive to deliver the highest quality and service, and we have the feedback to prove it!
Select Italy's team is made up of highly qualified travel experts and specialists that will help you design your dream trip to Italy and turn your holidays into an unforgettable experience that will exceed your expectations.
Andrea Sertoli (1957-2013)
Select Italy Founder
Andrea Sertoli founded Select Italy in 1997 with a vision to deliver the finest, Italian guided services, accommodations and cultural events to Americans. Today, Select Italy realizes the fairytale trips of travelers worldwide with offices in Chicago, New York, Italy and Shanghai. Select Italy has led the industry for exclusive travel to Italy since its inception – and we're just getting started.
Many of our specialists call Italy home, others call Italy their oasis, all consider it paradise; our bilingual staff of Italian art historians, academics and economists channel their respective specialties through Select Italy with fervor to deliver a unique combination of services to travelers and travel agents. Through a vast network of suppliers and cultural contacts, almost anything in the way of Italian and –most recently– Croatian travel is possible right here, at Select Italy.
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Since 2002 Travel+Leisure Magazine® has included Select Italy in its "A-List" of top travel agents and has worked closely with the world's leading travel organizations, including the Travel Channel's Trip of a Lifetime show. Select Italy is a Preferred Vendor member of MAST (Midwest Agents Selling Travel), and a Travel Supplier Allied Member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents). Furthermore, Select Italy is an accredited member of IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network) the premier international travel agent association. In 2005 the company received the Better Business Bureau's Online Reliability Seal.
" Here at Select Italy, we are proud of the press coverage we've received as the industry's most complete resource on travel to Italy.
– Andrea Sertoli, Select Italy President
Select Italy has graced such major publications as the New York Times, Travel and Leisure and the Washington Post, to name a few, and has also been featured on the Travel Channel and Travel Scope.
Over 175,000 travelers have benefited from Select Italy's services since we began in 1997.
Whether it's a customized itinerary, vacation package, group tour or tickets to Italy's famous museums and musical venues, we strive to deliver the highest quality and service. Here's a listing of just some of the enthusiastic testimonials we've received...
" I ordered our tickets through Select Italy because (originally) on the Accademia Gallery, their website said NO tickets were available. Got tickets right awaySylvia Day
" Dear Lisa The trip was amazing. Everything you planned was wonderful, and everything went off without a hitch. The trip was truly memorable.Fredericka G.
" Michaelanne, I appreciate everything that you did for Tiffany and I. The trip was absolutely amazing and one of the best I have ever had.Justin
Fun in Tuscany
" I can't express just how much fun my husband and I along with our three friends had in Tuscany.Kathy Maddalone
Making it Happen
" I have talked to many people who traveled to Milan, but were never able to get in to see The Last Supper. Luckily for us, even though we started out on the waiting list, Select Italy was able to make it happen.
A Wise Investment
" Our tour purchase was a very wise investment. In 3-hours, we saw the highlights of the city within close walking distance. Our guide was not only delightful but also very educated - an archeologist by trade.
" I booked my Last Supper tickets through Select Italy and I was very pleased with the service and constant update that Select Italy provided. It is a prompt and reputable company.
Totally Worth It
" We were told before we went to Venice "don't miss a gondola ride!" Not knowing what to expect when we got there, booking in advance is the only way to go and for this I would trust only Select Italy.