Villa Vita International came into existence out of pure affection for this beautiful place, warm, friendly people and enchanting culture. Our wish is to share this beauty as we focus on many of the traditions that preserve living la dolce vita.

Finding the perfect setting and including the ideal activities is a treat I just love to share.

Founder Gina Ruggiero has been in the travel industry since 1994 specializing in vacations to Italy. Unable to always find the “perfect holiday experience” for many of her clients, she set out to create it. With a family background rich in Italian culture, hosting Villa Vita International holidays became a natural transition.

And she loves to keep things simple! Years of being in a large corporation for leisure travel have left her with a strong desire to embrace flexibility and get back to the basics. We at Villa Vita focus on a true passion for sending people to Italy while offering an independent holiday specific to unique interests and authentic experiences. We avoid the larger groups but do not leave you to find your way on your own either. Along with our friends and colleagues in Italy, we join together to provide you with a unique and memorable experience savoring the wonderful pleasures of Italy.

See Gina’s Blog about how it all started in a Siena Piazza