Born and raised in Sardinia, I have lived in the UK, Italy and Latin America.
My number one specialty destination is Italy, of course, my eyes light up when I talk about Rome’s insane cultural richness. Spain is my lifelong love, Iceland my huge travel crush, London is my adoptive home and the whole of Europe an exciting ongoing discovery.
On my own trips, I enjoy relaxing and experimenting, diving into authenticity, alternating special treats with experiences totally out of my comfort zone.
You can trust that I will take utter care with every trip I design. It will be customized, unique and unforgettable.
Ask me about snorkelling in the Silfra Lake in Iceland, sunsets in Santorini, Italian treasures and London inspiration.
This was our second trip with Jacada and both have been amazing experiences. The staff was so accommodating especially when Alex had to comb all of Edinburgh to change our restaurant reservations.We were especially thrilled with our guide, Ross. He was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. I would recommend him to anyone traveling to Scotland
We visited Norway on our honeymoon and Jacada Travel organized a phenomenal trip. There were many moving parts (walking tours, hikes, private boat tour of the fjords, ferry connections, etc.) and it went off without a hitch. My wife and I were impressed and would certainly plan another trip with Jacada.
Laurie and I truly enjoyed our recent trip through France, Italy,and Greece. Every detail was well planned and executed perfectly. Your hotel selections were perfect. And, always located in just the right place. Our guides were all fantastic. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to work with. Everything was just perfect. And, FYI , the La Torre restaurant at the Castello de Nero Hotel inTuscany was truly an amazing dining experience. They received a Michelin Star.Thank you so much for planning and executing such an amazing trip planned for our needs perfectly.
Jacada Travel organized an amazing trip to Sicily for my wife and me. The hotels were all perfect (especially the Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Taormina), the guides were both informative and engaging, and the suggested activities were interesting and fun (particularly the horseback riding on a wine tour and cooking class in Syracuse).
"B+"When Jacada is at its best, it is truly a magical experience.I don't see that they have 100% control over all their partners and misc. personnel. Most of their guides are top notch pros, but not all. Most of the time their pickup and driver coordination is perfect but not always.Overall, I will give them a "B+". I will probably use them again.
Jacada put together a wonderful vacation for me. Melania and Heather went above and beyond in answering all of my questions and making sure my trip was perfect. I will definitely be using them again for my next getaway.
Our trip was perfectly planned for our family's interests and requirements. The scheduling was seamless, never rushed and always relaxed. The guides were very personable, knowledgeable and fluid with our schedule. We will definitely use Jacada Travel again.
We had a true 5 star experience with Jacada. Every aspect of our trip was perfectly planned and timed. Any questions we had were immediately answered. Couldn’t have had a better time!
Excellent customer service: email and phone responses prompt and enthusiastic. Gets to know who you are, what you’d like to do and tailors holiday plans accordingly. They use top quality guides an drivers services locally. Have recommended them to friends.
Thank you Jacada Travel for an unforgettable experience to Italy. Melania our Travel Designer made the whole process so easy! She developed a personal relationship with my wife and I, taking the time to get to know us and making the trip specific for what we were looking for. Everything was done so first class. Excursions and transfers were all privately done. Most enjoyable vacation we have ever been on. Would recommend the Jacada experience to anyone.
Jacada helped me plan and execute a fantastic trip to Croatia. Our travel experts, Melanie and Heather, were a wealth of knowledge and answered countless questions from me along the way. I've booked with Jacada several times before and I KNOW that I will book with them again. Exceptional customer service and outstanding trips every single time. I cannot recommend them enough!
We have used Jacada for Iceland, South Africa, South America and Italy.Their travel designers are first rate. In many cases they are from the destination of interest or have been to the location(s) and have stayed in the hotels that they are recommending. The continuity that Jacada creates between the various service providers i.e. hotels, excursions, transport is superb. Personal note, the big bus tours are "ok", but after you have experienced a Jacada arranged private driver/tour and conversation that flows from such an immersive experience there will be no going back!
We had never spent or considered spending this amount of money for a vacation. We decided that for my 50th Birthday we would plan a vacation filled with my favorite things in life and worry about the cost later. Given the price tag we were concerned/skeptical that the trip would not meet our ever growing expectations. I can say with full confidence that Jacada met and exceeded our expectations. First and foremost, Melania in the London office really listed to what my wife and I wanted out of our vacation, our preferences, our tastes, our allergies, our budget,etc.. This was reflected in exceptional hotels, the personal attention with the tours/guides, the class of restaurants, the pace of the trip (not wanting to pack the days so much that we would need a vacation when we returned back home). During the trip, we were well taken care of by IDI Travel on the ground in Italy. From the moment our entry flight was re-routed to Torino, we had calls from Veronica and Heather (Jacada, London) arranging for new transport back to Milano. Frequent check in calls from the team were considerate and thoughtful. When we both came down with a stomach virus in Lake Como, the IDI team was exceptional. Not something you plan for but it happens. Fortunately, we recovered in Grand Hotel Tremezzo and Gritti Palace. Not bad places to be on the mend. We would entrust our next vacation to Jacada without a second thought. Our trip was across the north of Italy. Overall a little cooler than we expected but only a little rain. The best part was that there were no crowds, the exception being Venice. Itinerary: Milan - Piedmont - Lake Como - Venice - Milan. Highlights to mention: Last Supper, Barroero Hazelnut Farm in Cortemilla, Marchesi Di Gresy Winery in Barbaresco, Boat Ride on Lake Como, Bellagio, Room at Gritti Palace, Camiceria Ambrossiana for bespoke dress shirts. Special thanks to Nadia our driver/guide in Piedmont (Grazie Mille per Tutto!) Just a vacation of a lifetime. Many thanks to Jacada for such a special holiday.
We have used Jacata for our last three (3) trips (Africa, Peru & Croatia) and were extremely pleased with the service and professionalism.
Our trip was simply PERFECT! Truly exceptional. Looking forward to the next one!
First, they make suggestions. Second, they listen carefully to your responses and your wishes. Third, they plan what you have asked for. Fourth, the on-ground teams/guides are excellent. What more do you want?
Jacada planned a wonderful trip to Iceland for two that included private guiding and driving all around the wonderful geologic and geothermic delights. We had a great time even though the Northern Lights did not cooperate. The highlights were two amazing guides from Eskimos who shared lots of knowledge and insight and an Uber Jeep tour into glacial rivers and extremely remote areas. We saw and stood behind waterfalls, tectonic plates and historic sights, had a food tour and swam in hot springs. Go!
Excellent service and our guides in Puglia were top-notch!
We had a spectacular trip to Greece. Melania of Jacada worked with us to customize our trip, resulting in superb private tours, professional engaged drivers, a great pace and fun hotels- all within our budget. We were so delighted that we are planning to return next year with our entire family and Melania is currently helping us plan the trip. This will be our 5th trip with Jacada.
The Jacada staff, Melania and Michele, listened to our hopes and dreams for our vacation to Switzerland and Lake Como and planned a fabulous trip for my husband and myself. Although we needed to communicate from very different time zones, we were able to make our wishes known via phone and email. We were able to choose from several different hotels in each of the cities where we planned to stay and each one was perfect. The tour guides who were organized by Jacada were kind, knowledgeable, timely and helpful. We were also very pleased with their restaurant recommendations. We would recommend Jacada.
Our trip was planned and executed flawlessly! I simply told Jacada what I had envisioned for our vacation, and they made it happen. Every detail was anticipated and covered to make this the smoothest and most carefree vacation ever.
Best vacation ever!! Jacada took care of every detail and all we had to do is pack and go. My family and I had so much fun. Trust this company and have an unforgettable experience.
Decadent from start to finish. Best customer service I have ever experienced.
Tremendous trip - everything was excellent with remarkable attention to detail
I really enjoyed working with Jacada Travel for my family trip to Iceland. Melania's enthusiasm for the location was contagious, and she put together an incredible package for us that included hotels, tours, and restaurant reservations. The folks on the ground in Iceland were also incredible. I would book with Jacada in the future for sure.
Thank you so much to Melania and Michele for making our experience in Iceland so wonderful. Every day was thought out, down to the smallest detail, which made our trip as easy and enjoyable as possible. You guys at Jacada Travel are AMAZING!!!!! Can't wait to plan the next one.
Professional, detailed, thoughtful, worth the price.
Best travel company out there!