In the late 90s, Citalia became a public company with shareholders when it was sold to Italian industrialists, the Gandolfi family from Varese. Then in 2001, the company was sold to First Choice Group which later merged with Thompson, to be part of TUI UK. Citalia relocated to Origin One in Crawley, where you can still find us hard at work to bring authentic Italy to our many customers, living up to our Travel with Confidence
commitment to each customer.
As part of the amazing collection of other travel brands known as Travelopia, Citalia remains the Italy expert.
Our Italian heritage
We are lucky enough to have a fantastic team of Italian experts, not just because they know the ins and outs, but because they have lived and breathed Italy. Getting to know some of the untouched gems by heart allows us to recommend the very best Italy has to offer, even the little places.
For example, our very own Romina Locci has worked for Citalia for over ten years. Born in Sardinia, she knows Liguria, the Amalfi Coast, and Sardinia like the back of her hand. The enchanting landscape is something that stays with a person long after they leave, something which Romina knows all about. As one of our Italy experts, Romina Locci is on hand to give you the best places to see and things to do across Italy.
Stefano Nirta is another Italian-born member of our team and is the Regional Destination Manager of Citalia. He has worked here for 13 years and grew up in Rome. As a leading Italian expert, Stefano knows pretty much everything there is to know about Italy and more. His insights and love of Italy are what help us remain the leading Italian experts.