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Beyond Doorways Travel designs private travel for friends, families, and small groups. In the infinite world of travel experiences, we are a full-service travel concierge; finding the best guides, ideally-located accommodations — a city hotel, a countryside villa, a medieval village, a seaside resort — and curated itineraries that will leave lasting memories.

Our niche — our passion — is Italy and the Mediterranean. Our travelers have experienced Italy from the far reaches of the Dolomites, to the archaeological wonders of Sicily, and to the appealing seaside villages of Elba. Beyond Italy, we've designed travel to Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, the U.K., and Switzerland.

Below are a few examples of our private itineraries.

photos above (l to r): Antibes, Côte d'Azur; Syros, Greece; Greve in Chianti, Tuscany; The Parthenon, Athens

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The Italian Riviera,



Southern Italy — Puglia, Basilicata, and Campagnia, private


Croatia and the

Dalmatian Coast, private

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About us

We're based in Rome, Italy and Santa Fe, New Mexico. 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 Arabian 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 talk 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

[email protected]

1.505.204.8334 (Santa Fe)

+39 338 146 1184 (Rome)

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photo: Villa Borghese, Rome

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