Susan Van Allen’s love for Italy stems from her maternal grandparents, who emigrated from Southern Italy. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up on the Jersey shore amidst wonderful food and drama. When she first stepped off the train into Roma Termini in 1976, she got hooked on Italian travel. Since then she’s explored the country up and down the boot–visiting relatives, immersing herself in the country’s masterpieces and culture, taking language and cooking classes, and going on boating, biking, and hiking adventures. She’s written about Italian travel for many media outlets, including National Public Radio, Town & Country, AFAR, Tastes of Italia, Chicago Daily Herald, several Travelers Tales anthologies (including Best Travel Writing), and CNN.com. Van Allen also writes for television, and was on staff of the Emmy winning sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. When she’s not in Italy, she is based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her husband and makes scrumptious lasagnas.


There’s la dolce vita in all Susan Van Allen’s books and the latest, “50 Places in Rome, Florence, and Venice Every Woman Should Go” is no exception.” – Rudy Maxa


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For Women Only
Women Only Tour to Italy with Susan Van Allen
Tours for Women to Italy, photo credit: Johanna Jacobson Ambientimage

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Susan Van Allen tour Golden Week in Italy for Women Only

Small group tours, custom-designed and led by author Susan Van Allen, giving female travelers the chance to experience Italian pleasures to the max.

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Raves for Golden Weeks…

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A marvelous trip from start to finish.”– Carole V, New York

Perfection! You gave us what you promised and then some. I think the biggest compliment was that I didn’t want to leave” — Diana V, Oregon

Fantastic! A great combination of busy and relaxing.”– Lisa, Illinois

After spending several days with Susan I came to realize her love for Italy is as deep as the Mediterranean, she is as warm as the sun that sets in Capri…”– Gale O., Vermont

This trip was clearly designed by an artist–everything flowed along beautifully, a delicious transformational experience of La Dolce Vita!”–Helen S., San Francisco, California

Amazing…All my passions were enlightened at each breathtaking stop…I recommend it highly.”–Rita M., Estero, Florida


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