RAVES & REVIEWS : See what people are saying… 


★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 STAR GUEST RATING!


“You might be able to find the places that Pamela visits on her Italy trips, but it would be impossible to find the connections. As a group we came together to create a wonderful experience, but without Pamela it wouldn’t have been possible. If you’re thinking about a tour to Italy with Pamela Haack, follow your heart. You won’t be sorry!” —Pam E.  New York, NY

Each Day a New Adventure

“I need to thank YOU for a fabulous trip “off the beaten strada”!  It was a wonderful experience from start to finish!  Each day was a new adventure and an opportunity to learn more about a beautiful country. Thank you again for the trip of a lifetime!  I will never forget it.” —Carolyn A. Orlando, FL

Exceeded My Dreams

“It exceeded all my dreams … Pamela, you are the best! Your knowledge and personal connections with the “locals”, not to mention your ability as a great story teller, made the trip extra special. We could have never had those experiences on our own or with any other tour group. Grazie!! Grazie!!” —Melissa G. Circleville, OH

Beyond Words

“From the beautiful medieval villages to walking in vineyards to fabulous dinners, this off the beaten strada experience in Italy is beyond words. Thank you!”  —Lorna and Jim K.  St. Augustine, FL

The Perfect Journey

“The trip was a very, very special one for all of us … You truly have a special light that touches everyone around you and it was such a pleasure experiencing it! Thank you a million times over for creating the perfect journey for us.” —Jenna J. Gainesville, FL

The Wonders

“There were opulent cathedrals, busy markets & shops, delectable breads, cheeses, meats & wine of all varietals! For me, the best part of my trip was when Pamela Haack shared the wonders of the beautiful Italian countryside & the Italian language – that sounds like music when spoken … Grazie!” —Christine H.  Saratoga Springs, NY

Stress Free

“I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Italy. Thank you for all that you did to make our trip memorable. You two are a great team. Thanks to your careful planning and handholding our trip was virtually stress free.” —John R., Carrboro, NC


“Pamela Haack is an absolute pro. Her enthusiasm for Italy and its history is absolutely unparalleled. Seeing Italy through her eyes was an incredible experience.” —Chrystal R. Charlotte, NC

Amazing Experience

“What an amazing experience! Pam has all the best contacts and obviously loves showing people the very best of Italy, behind the scenes. I can’t wait to come back!”  —Connie S.  Madison, WI

Beyond Expectations

“I have to tell you, the trip exceeded my expectations in every way …You really have it dialed, and it was such a pleasure to just relax and know everything was going to be planned perfectly.” —Melody M. Truckee, CA


“Off the beaten strada is exactly what Pam’s tours are all about! Of course we enjoyed the wine and the food and the sites, but having access to such amazing, welcoming Italians was far more than we expected. Thank you so much, Pam!” —Rebecca and Larry H. – Ann Arbor, MI

Special Journey

“Where do I even begin? Even as I write this email I am tearing up. I will never forget my journey in Italy or you. You are indeed a very special lady.” —Tracey S.  Keswick, ON


“This was the most wonderful trip! Every detail was exquisite! Our villa was stunning, the cuisine was amazing, the excursions and day trips were perfectly planned … The entire trip was the vacation of a lifetime! I can’t wait to go to Italy again!” —Kathryn K.  Simi Valley, CA

So Special

“Pamela Haack … brought the culture and history to life. She has wit, creativity, compassion and intelligence … and an ability to read a group and discern what is needed to help them create connection to one another and to a new culture.” —Susan S.  Chadds Ford, PA

Cared For

“This retreat was amazing! It was well-organized and full of adventure + creativity. I always felt safe and cared for in addition to being well fed. : )” —Lisa H. ~ Orlando, FL

Loved Every Moment

“I loved every moment in Italy and know we could not have experienced what we did without your enthusiasm! Thank you!”—Mary L.  Solon Springs, WI

Intimate Italy

“Pam, you gave us an intimate Italy “experience” that was far beyond a tourist.  We enjoyed being part of Italy from the inside…..spending time with the people, cooking in their kitchens, drinking wine from their cellars, meeting their families and simply just enjoying our new friends. It was an experience we will never forget!” —Diane S. – Seattle, WA

Oh My Gosh

“Oh my gosh, I can’t even put into words how special it was. Thanks to you for all that you did. You are amazing. The trip would not have been so special without you and all the plans that you made. We just can’t thank you enough.” —Denise G. – Orlando, FL


“Pamela Haack is an absolute pro. Her enthusiasm for Italy and its history is absolutely unparalleled. Seeing Italy through her eyes was an incredible experience.” —Chrystal R.

Special All Around

“We really enjoyed every minute of our time with you and thanks for doing such a great job! We miss both of you and beautiful Tuscany already, in addition to a certain opera singer. It was just really special all around.”—Warren and Karen W. Davenport, FL

Phenomenal Trip

“Pam! I am still in awe that I was able to experience a phenomenal trip! I so appreciate everything that you did for us!! THANK You! I’ve been talking about it nonstop!” —Char C.  Prior Lake, MN

So Many Layers

“The trip was perfect. Pam and Terri, you both did an excellent job of keeping the pace lively – and managing to keep us in line 🙂 One thing about this trip, there were so many different ‘layers’ to it that it’s hard to try to explain what we experienced. No words.” —Ann H.  Naples, FL

Simply Amazing
“Our trip was simply amazing in every way. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your careful planning and organization … You’re the best!” —Karen  Gainesville, FL


“Pam, what a great trip you planned for us!  My last Italy trip, with about 40 people, was strictly sightseeing. It was great but we really didn’t get to meet the people and get an insight into their lives. How much more meaningful and special this trip was! For a brief time we felt that we were a part of their community!”—Wendy M. – Lake Nebagamon, WI

Living Italy

“Pam and Terri, thank you for the endless hours of studying, preparation, and nurturing of friendships, which allowed us to reap the benefit of “Living Italy” —Shawn N. – Duluth, MN

Hands-on Experiences

“I would have to say that my favorite parts of this trip were exploring medieval villages, having amazing hands-on experiences and most importantly, doing all of this with Pamela Haack. Pam is an amazing host, and I can’t say enough good things about this once in a lifetime experience in Italy.” —Mary P.  Salt Lake City, Utah

Absolutely Delivers

“Pamela created the most amazing experience for all of us. Her connections with local Italians, and her love for them, is obvious. I can’t recommend her tours strongly enough. Pamela absolutely delivers what she says she’s going to deliver – and more.” —Mindy T. – Philadelphia, PA


“I come home with new friends, an appreciation for the Italian way of life, and a voracious appetite for the bruschetta. It was all the trip of a life time…but made especially wonderful because of the “authentic experiences”. —Sharon H. – Seattle, WA


“Words cannot describe this experience. It’s hard to pick out what I enjoyed most, because each element of the trip just flowed seamlessly into the next. The whole trip was an uplifting and inspirational experience that I will carry with me forever.”—Yolanda W.  Willow Grove, PA

Perfect Details

“Pam I had been planning our family trip to Italy for nearly 10 years and everything was taken care of so smoothly, down to the perfect details. I have to say, meeting you was like meeting up with a good friend I’d known for years!” —Raquel L.  Seattle, WA

Cannot Say Enough

“I cannot say enough about how wonderful the whole experience was for me! Every experience was so special due to Pamela’s great planning and connections, whether is was hotels, the villa or the fabulous foods that you introduced us all to. Thanks so much, Pamela and everyone for such a wonderful time off the beaten strada.” —Virginia H. – Vancouver, BC

Special Thanks

“Special thanks to you for making this trip such a success. Thanks for sharing your adopted country with all of us. We got to experience and see so much because of you!” —Kathy J. – Superior, WI

Without Words

“I wish I could find the words to effectively describe how amazing it felt to fully embrace the sites, smells and tastes of Italian culture. Without a doubt – Pam has local connections and we benefited from them!” —Maria W. – Seattle, WA

A Thousand Thanks

“A thousand thanks to you too. What a wonderful experience. So much more than I expected! Loved it!” —Kathy D. – Superior, WI

Best Vacation Ever

“I wanted to “Thank You” for providing us with the “BEST ” vacation ever!  Every day was action packed and so delightful.  I think we had just the right group of girls and the best tour guide.  The van drivers were so perfect also … It was the most memorable trip of my life.” —Brenda G. ~ Orlando, FL