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The Big Apple Tours

The Big Apple Tours

We do more than just Italy (though we do mostly Italy). For our European friends, we also do private tours of Washington DC and New York City. Last weekend Doug took some French folks on a sight seeing tour of Manhattan (he was born and raised in New York and got his degrees in art and art history from Pratt in Brooklyn, and is a fun, fun guy to have with you in the city that never sleeps).


ETA:  You don’t have to be from Europe for us to show you around New York!  Feel free to engage us any time from anywhere to see if we can help; our NYC biz is mostly so far word of mouth however, and typically has come from people who’ve used us in Italy who are European and want to come see the US.  But it’s a short jaunt for Doug via the Amtrak to get there, and if you want to see the city he’s your guy.


English: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseu...

I remember my first trip to Italy with Dad.  I was 14.  I’d never been out of the country.  I couldn’t sleep with excitement on the plane, and I landed beat, bleary eyed, and amazed at everything.  We hopped on a shuttle bus to the hotel and even though my mind was racing with “wow, so this is Rome!”..I fell asleep.

I spent the next three weeks amazed at all the things my Dad knew and had my worldview forever changed by seeing an amazing culture up close.

Sassi Italy Tours is all about sharing the amazement that 14 year old boy experienced with the rest of the world.  We’re here to share culture, art, food, wine, history, architecture, and the dolce vita in a private, intimate setting that offers a deep immersion in all that is wonderful about Italy.  I’m biased for obvious reasons, but I really do think people who travel to Italy without Doug Sassi’s perspective are missing out.

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