Travel With Riccio

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Ciao! You may know me from my fashion business but I am Belinda Nixon and I have recently begun a travel experience that is a great addition to fashion. Florence is a city near and dear to me. I fell in love with Florence when I was 20 years old and have visited it and gotten to know it ever since. It's enough to say it is the Renaissance jewel but it is so much more. Come with me and discover it as an insider. We will visit private palazzos and gardens, hidden museums and galleries. We will discover the vast selection of local wines and eat fabulous food. We will explore Florence's 4 neighborhoods and the special flavors of each. This is small group travel for women. It is a lovely week for friend groups, mothers and daughters and sisters. And YES, there is shopping too! I arrange private shopping experiences and visits to my favorite artisan shops; it's unique and inspiring!

If you have a group, work associate gathering or a particular experience in mind I can customize the trip for you! Minimum 4 person requirement for all trips.

Next experiences

May 19-26 '23 SPACES LEFT

Naples/Mediterranean September 21-28 

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the form below and I will be in touch.  

Our trip to Italy with Belinda was amazing!  Not only is she a joy to travel with, her inside and in depth knowledge of Florence took us to nooks and crannies of the city that we would have never known about through guidebooks.  She has personal connections with artisans, restaurants and guides who made each experience much more personal and unique.  After a full week of walking the streets, eating, shopping and exploring, I left feeling like we were just beginning to scratch the surface of all that Florence has to offer and an urgency to get back and see more!  I can’t wait to return with Riccio Italy. 

Florence with Belinda is not to be missed!  She curates the best of the best - from shopping to churches to food markets to palaces to ancient burial sites. What fun to be in such a beautiful, historic city with such an amazing group of women!


Wow what a wonderful experience to visit Florence with an expert! I am so grateful to have been a part of one of your trips and would love to go back soon. Thank you making my first time in Italy unforgettable!


Riccio Travel provided a one of a kind unique experience. Her choice of guides and their knowledge cannot be matched. Everything from the daily excursions, the shopping experiences and the meals were distinctive. 



Your knowledge and experience navigating Florence is priceless.  I do not think I could have seen and learned as much in one area without your guidance.  You truly know Florence!  I thought the itinerary was well thought out and every place we toured, shopped, and ate was over the top!  I know we would not have experienced the fine foods and wines that the locals enjoy without your lead.  I can't say enough about the local areas and restaurants we experienced on this trip. 



I had a glorious time in Florence on our Riccio-Italy tour.  What a fabulous way to visit the home of the Renaissance! The mix of culture, shopping and dining was great, and Belinda left plenty of free time to go back to favorite spots or to explore new ones. Belinda’s knowledge of the area is unparalleled, and I’ll never forget the fun we had. Truly a boost to the heart, mind and spirit.  I can’t wait for my next excursion! -RKA


There is truly no better way to experience Florence than with Riccio!  Belinda is the ultimate Italian experience planner, with the perfect blend of fascinating activities, tours and demonstrations, a generous amount of  free time and fabulous restaurants thrown in.  Our group thoroughly enjoyed every single minute! 




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Thank you!