Are you planning a trip to Milan & Lake Como?

Save time searching for answers about traveling to Italy by asking a travel advisor who lives here! You can have a live conversation (with a real person), ask questions, and put your mind at ease by talking with me, an expat living here for over 20 years with local insights and knowledge. There is so much information out there, and so little time to search for it! You can cut that time in half by asking someone who lives in the area. I’d be happy to be your travel advisor in Italy.

About me

I’m Celia Abernethy, a travel writer, editor, professional mystery shopper, and travel advisor for Italy with Viahero. I split my time between Milan and Lake Como, and I am always discovering new and exciting things to do and see. Although I am specializing in northern Italy, my knowledge, experience, and personal contacts span all of Italy. Whether it’s Milan, a Tuscan retreat, or a cultural adventure in one of the beautiful regions in Italy , I am always on the look out for the best places and experiences. As an editor and travel writer, it’s my job to be in the know! Let me help you plan your trip to Milan, Lake Como, and other areas of Italy!

I am not a travel agent or tour guide, but you will have a local contact and the resources necessary to make bookings, informed decisions, and arrangements for transportation. If you need a personal assistant or translator during your stay to help you with shopping, restaurant reservations, and more, contact me for further information.

Go beyond the ordinary and discover Italy with a custom travel itinerary

How it works

1. Connect with me on

2. Send me your trip details, and we will discuss your travel plans in a private Q&A session.

3. I will send you a personalized itinerary and guidebook.

Start now – Request your custom travel itinerary

Prices start at $50 USD per day planned.

Secret gardens, hidden bistros, pop-up shops , private guided tours are updated to my digital rolodex daily! Travel news and current events are constantly changing. As an editor and travel writer, it’s my job to be in the know! Let me help you plan your trip to Milan & Lake Como!

I think you’ll love the insightful tips of a personalized Q&A or a custom itinerary, but you are free to just browse around the site or send me quick question.

Let’s work together to make your trip to Milan & Lake Como magical!

Custom Travel Itinerary Reviews

Start now – Request an itinerary on Viahero.

travel advisor in italyCiao, I’m Celia, your travel advisor in Italy! Need help planning your trip to Italy? Learn about what to do and see, and where to eat and sleep. Ask me a question or request a custom travel plan. Book a consultation.