Celebrating 21 years of Art, Photography, Singing, Culture, Food, Wine and Personal Development adventures in Italy! We are Linda Mironti and Michael Mele, both Italian Americans, both with backgrounds in the arts. Linda was a singer, then a chef, then a singer again. Michael a dancer/choreographer turned fiction writer. In the spring of 1995 we took a group of friends to Tuscany for a creative retreat. We immersed ourselves in beauty, food, wine and culture and quickly developed lasting friendships with the local community. Little did we know, that week was the beginning of what we now call the “Il Chiostro Experience”. Those thoughts and memories guided our way to creating Il Chiostro and now 21 years later we remain as inspired and excited as the first time we discovered all that Italy has to offer. We have expanded beyond Tuscany and now offer workshop locations that include Venice and Rome and many places in between.
Collette Vacations has been creating exceptional travel experiences since 1918 and now operates in more than 50 countries. Collette takes pride in designing itineraries that capture the feeling of a particular region, and passengers enjoy centrally located hotels that mirror the architectural style and ambiance of the city. Collette embraces cultural entertainment that's fun and educational and unique dining experiences that turn into memorable events. Collette Vacations operates escorted tours to Alaska, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Europe, Mexico and the United States. Vacations are classified according to the quality of accommodations, the number of included amenities and activities, and the level of service delivered. Collette specializes in first class or deluxe travel, and prices typically range from $100 to $400 per person, per day, plus airfare.
Corporate Travel Service began in 1967 and was incorporated in 1969. It is a privately-owned family business. Today serving six major markets with dedicated resources and departmental oversight including: Educational student tours, Performance tours for choir and orchestra, Theme cruise production, Travel management for corporate clients, Religious pilgrimages,and Personal vacation planning. Our mission is to enhance lives and promote culture by creating customized travel experiences that open the world to our clients. We have a tradition of exemplary service, we are governed by integrity, and we value innovation.