Travel Planning / Destinations

Beyond Doorways Travel creates private travel experiences for friends, families, and small groups. Whether your interests run to food, wine, music, art, hiking, history, sailing, or family travel, we find the best guides, ideally-located accommodations — a city hotel, a countryside villa, a medieval village, a seaside resort — and curated experiences that will leave lasting memories.

Our niche — our passion — is Italy and the Mediterranean. We've designed travel throughout Italy and in Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, France, and Spain, as well as Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Below are a few examples of private itineraries we've designed.

photo above: The Parthenon at sunset, Athens


The Italian Riviera,



Southern Italy — Puglia, Basilicata, and Campagnia, private


Croatia and the

Dalmatian Coast, private


About us

We're based in Santa Fe and Rome. We spend most of the year in Rome, developing relationships with local travel experts in the Mediterranean and scouting new destinations and experiences.

Founder Melissa Cicci has traveled widely throughout Europe, the Persian Gulf, Asia, and Latin America. She is a private travel specialist, as well as a tour director for affinity groups such as university alumni associations and cultural societies. Melissa has had the privilege to lead tours with National Geographic Expeditions, Stanford University Alumni Travel, Penn Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard Alumni Travels, Smithsonian Journeys, and Yale Educational Travel, among others.
photo: Wahiba sands, Oman


Get in touch

We're always happy to chat on the phone or via email. But travel is visual, so be sure to follow us on social media. We love to post pictures from the road.

Santa Fe, New Mexico       Rome, Italy

1.505.204.8334 (Santa Fe)

+39 338 146 1184 (Rome)

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photo: Villa Borghese, Rome

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