Press trips

Press trip availability: ArtTrav accepts invitations to press trips and events when the content produced can be closely linked to the topics of this blog – art and travel, or the culture of a place (including active holidays), in Italy and Europe. As I work full time (in Florence), I am mostly available for weekend or long-weekend trips. I travel with my husband, Tommaso. When possible, I prefer independent visits and tend not to attend group trips since this allows me to focus on aspects of a place that interest me the most, and thus I am able to create original and top quality content.

I am a regular contributor to the website Perfect Boutique Hotel, so offers of stays at luxury / boutique hotels may be combined with publication on this site. American visits may be written up on the blog I am also a contributor to Travel+Leisure (online – see for example How to Travel to Cinque Terre).

The following is a list of press trips / comped stays received, with links to relative posts.


The rose-lined road to the pond
The rose-lined road to the pond at Borgo Santo Pietro 5*

May 2018 / Tuscany – Follonico #luxury

October 2017 / Umbria

April 2017 / Iceland

October 2016 / Borgo Pignano, Volterra (Tuscany) #authentic

October 2016 / Castello di Spaltenna 5* & Ristorante il Pievano 1* Michelin #luxury

July 2016 / BigBerry Lifestyle Resort, Slovenia #authentic

June 2016 / Stanglwirt 5*, Austria #luxury #tennis

March 2016 / Rocco Forte Hotel de Russie 5*, Rome #luxury

August 2015 / Castello di Brolio, Tuscany (Chianti) #winery

September 2014 / Argentario Golf Resort & Spa 5*, Tuscany (Argentario) #luxury #golf

June 2014 / Borgo Santo Pietro 5*, Tuscany (Maremma) #luxury

February 2014 / Villa Ferraia, Tuscany

September 2013 / Castelfalfi, Tuscany

June 2013 / Tenuta Lupinari, Tuscany

March 2013 / Hotel Armentarola 4*s, Alto Adige #luxury

May 2011 / Eric Vokel, Barcelona + Barcelona Card

Consortia / DMO / OTA

The floating museum
The floating museum

July 2015 – Ongoing / Context Travel
Selected for an ongoing collaboration with boutique, high quality guided walks company Context Travel as one of their Deep Travel ambassadors.

June 2015 / Expedia
Colllaboration as specialist in the field of Art & Travel

2014-15 / FlipKey by Tripadvisor
Ongoing collaboration with one of the world’s largest travel brands

  • Destination expert for Tuscany
  • Co-hosted Twitter chat
  • Accommodation sponsorship in Spain (article)

June 2013 / Cesenatico Bella Vita

September 2012 / Berlin with Wimdu, Skyscanner & Visit Berlin


Vespa 946 test drive
Vespa 946 test drive

March 2018 / BMW (Munich)

June 2014 / Conquibus

April 2014 / Italian Eye #Kaleidotour (promoting wedding planning services with UK-based influencers)

Just some of about 50 Instagram photos posted on @arttrav for #kaleidotour
Just some of about 50 Instagram photos posted on @arttrav for #kaleidotour

December 2014 / Roberta’s Clay Tennis Hideaway, Big Island, Hawaii

Fall 2014 / Sansepolcro Palio (correspondent Cristina Craver)

July 2014 / Chianti Sculpture Park (Contemporary art park in Tuscany)

June 2014 / Cucina LdM, Florence

March 2014 / Fiat 500 Touring Club, Florence

July 2013 / Food for friends, Florence

November 2013 / Piaggio Vespa 946 pre-release test drive
(the scooter costs €8000 and was not released to the public yet when Piaggio selected me to promote it on social media)

Products and Promotions

I have participated in uncountable events, meals and other forms of collaboration from restaurants, bars, e-commerces, brands and more. Amongst the highlights were lunch at Gucci, and dinner at Hotel Savoy Florence’s new restaurant managed by a starred chef. The results of these collaborations can be found on my Instagram account and occasionally on the blog.