Travel adventures designed by locals

Our “Locals-First Campaign” is for people-to-people travelers. These out-of-the ordinary adventures put local residents’ quality of life first. Focus on the people. Focus on their stories. Focus on “their Italy.”

Local residents are the precious gatekeepers of tradition and artisan secrets. Divertimento Group programs foster respect for them. This LOCALS-FIRST orientation lets travelers eat the food (and throw away their garbage!), touch the history, and hear the stories of local residents.

La Dolce Via Travel

La Dolce Via Travel (LDVT) is a +10-year-old “Italy-only” boutique travel company located in Hinsdale, Illinois. Owner Rosanne Zammuto Cofoid is a highly specialized, advisor-designer of Italian travel. She explores clients’ tastes and travel styles and designs one-of-a-kind, personalized itineraries. She credits nonna Veila (her grandmother) and several “discovery missions” each year to her intimate knowledge of the country.


Our Alternative Cultural
allow travelers to meet the people, eat the food, touch the history, and hear the stories of local residents, who are the precious gatekeepers of tradition and artisan secrets.

Alternative Cultural Adventures for LGBTQ Travelers

LDVT’s Alternative Cultural Adventures for LGBTQ travelers are designed by Italian service providers who welcome LGBTQ clients and who have been working with LGBTQ travelers for many years. To ensure that her clients will always find themselves in a warm and friendly community, LDVT is a member in the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). We only work with a suppliers that welcome diverse clientele and hope you will contact us and share ideas about what Italian adventure you have in mind.


The Italy You Haven’t Met Yet!®

LDVT is the USA Travel Partner for Divertimento Group’s Alternative Cultural Adventures – unique offerings designed with local residents who have been born and raised in the area that they want to proudly promote. As part of a STOP Overtourism campaign to combat the negative impact of mass tourism, these adventures highlight lesser-known towns and remote islands that are as spectacular, enriching and stimulating as overcrowded famous hot-spots. For first-time travelers to Italy who can’t wait to see Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, the Cinque Terre and other popular cities, special off-hours and off-season options can be explored.

Feel Free to Call:

La Dolce Via Travel
Office phone number: 1.630.887.8983.
Toll free number: 1.844.4.GOITALY (1.844.446.4825)
Send us a message: Rosanne[at]


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What is Overtourism?

Hot-spot favorite cities and popular remote areas are suffering social and
environmental consequences of out-of-control, mass tourism. More details.