Palermo is a master of personalized adventures in Croatia, Portugal and Spain, and he particularly loves creating culinary moments. A recent example from Portugal: a wine lover’s dream trip, including a special tasting at Quinta do Crasto in the Douro Valley and a visit to the richest cellars in Port.
In Croatia, he can set up a food and wine pairing with a chef and sommelier on the slopes of Mount Kozjak in Croatia, but he can also arrange a private tour with cotton and silk artisans, or a rental of yacht along the Pakleni Islands with a Stop at a seafood restaurant.
In Spain, he always wants to organize a tasting in his favorite cellar “Le Clos de l’Obac has some of the most prestigious wines of the Priorat appellation”, he shares. “We have sent many clients to this bucolic area, a beautiful drive from Barcelona, and their hospitality, estate and award-winning wines are divine. The owner personally leads the tasting.”
Like many councillors, Palermo has seen strong demand for villa rentals in all three countries. “We find that families want to cook together and explore the countryside, islands or mountain valleys. Spain, Portugal and Croatia have all of these things in abundance and make it easy to get to these places.”
Additional specialties: Italy
Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish
Minimum daily expenses: $750
Trip planning fees: $1,000
“Marco Palermo organized excursions for our extended family throughout Italy. His intimate and personal knowledge of the country is evident in the detailed itineraries, knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides and incredible experiences he provided. The hotels, restaurant recommendations and suggested stops were spot on Highlights included a salumi tour and tasting in Parma, a truffle hunt in Umbria and a Piedmont wine tasting tour with a truffle expert/sommelier Always educational and fun, we look forward to planning many more adventures with Marco.”-Jill K.