My Bella Vita Travel, LLC was created by Cherrye Moore, a native Texan who has spent the last 20+ years traveling to and living in central Calabria.
The company’s heart and soul are in Calabria, Italy where they create bespoke small group tours and private heritage tours. My Bella Vita Travel’s blog was the first English-language website dedicated to Calabria and they were the first company to specialize in heritage tours in Calabria.
Since 2007, they have hosted hundreds of families and groups and helped them rediscover their Calabrian roots. Over the years, the company has added other southern Italian regions to their portfolio and they now create custom vacations for travelers in Italy.
You can join Cherrye and her team multiple times a year for their their Best of Calabria and Malta Tour, their Food and Wine Tour of Calabria or their one-of-a-kind Small Group Heritage Tour of Calabria, an exploration of Calabria’s diverse landscape, food, and culture that combines small group tour experiences with a private visit to your family’s ancestral village.
My Bella Vita Travel is registered as an LLC in the state of Texas and all business, banking, and legal processing is conducted in the US.
My Bella Vita started as a blog circa 2006 when Cherrye relocated from southeast Texas to central Calabria. In the days before Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Instagram, it served as a way to keep connected to home while sharing the details of her new day-to-day life with her Calabrese husband, Peppe.
With few English-language websites accurately depicting modern-day Calabria, Cherrye soon found herself advising, consulting and planning trips for readers. Meanwhile, the B&B she’d opened with her husband was busy assisting travelers with ancestral research, translations and heritage tours.
The business quickly grew and expanded to cover all regions “south of Rome” and it wasn’t long before the pair realized they needed more hands on deck. Their team grew and Cherrye and Peppe were finally able to realize their dream of splitting their personal time between her native Texas and his Catanzaro. In 2015 they bought a home outside of Beaumont, Texas and currently divide their time between the US and Italy.
We know you have an ever-growing number of choices when it comes to choosing a travel planner/tour provider. To help you decide, here are a few things to consider about My Bella Vita Travel.