(87 Reviews)
98% Recommended

Ann Castagna Morin

Southampton, MA
An Independent Agent with Nexion, LLC in Irving, TX, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency.
Luxury River Cruise & European travel specialist

I have had a sense of wanderlust since I was a child, always yearning to go off and explore the world.

I will take my own personal passion for travel and use it to craft an extraordinary luxury experience for you.

Europe is my specia...
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Italy and Sicily Travel Specialist

The Val d'Orcia Jewel of Tuscany Italy
The Val d'Orcia Jewel of Tuscany Italy

There are many travel advisers who have the geographic knowledge and ability to sell Italy, then there are others who have a true passion for the country.


I fall into the second group. 


For several decades now I have spent two to three weeks a year visiting different regions of Italy, finding the best restaurants, and hidden gems. The moment my plane touches down all stress goes away and an instant smile pops on my face, I feel like I am “home”.


My father’s family is from a small mountain top hamlet in Sicily. I will never forget the first time I was able to locate the streets that each of my grandparents were born on.  Like most people who have had the privilege to return to ancestral towns I felt a sense of “completeness” and gratitude for their sacrifice. I also felt a need to make sure to return as often as possible and to work on my dual citizenship.


Italy is not a very large country but it is dramatically different from the north to the south, even going to pay for your lunch in Milan is accomplished via a different procedure than in Positano.  A traveler is best served by an adviser that is tuned into these nuances and can inform them in advance so as to avoid embarrassing mistakes.


Many people feel that they can cross Italy off their “list” after they have visited the “big three” Rome, Florence and Venice. Those three cities are a great start but there is so much more to Italy than just that! There are the alps with the lake district to the north and Amalfi coast to the south and don’t forget the incredible Cinque Terre! 


I pride myself on being able to ask the right questions to match clients up with a cruise or tour that will highlight their interests, show them the “standard fare”, plus give them some bonus items that their friends may not have seen when in Italy. I am also able to build itineraries completely from scratch, if you would like I will teach you a few phrases in Italian as well.


Nothing gives me more pleasure than sharing my love of Italy with clients, especially if they wish to visit beautiful Sicily. For an island the size of the state of Vermont it packs a big punch!


Some of the best preserved ruins on the planet stand tall in Sicily, there are amazing wines that can’t be duplicated anywhere else in the world due to the micro climates and volcanic soil. You can visit two very different sides of lady Etna and for a certain fireworks show head over to the Aeolian Island of Stromboli on a night cruise.


Unspoiled beaches, a blue grotto, churches with golden mosaics, salt flats that are still harvested by hand and medieval towns all can be found here. Arab, Roman, Spanish, Greek and Norman influences affect everything from cuisine to architecture.


Europe is my passion, Italy my love, and Sicily where my heart belongs!


I would be delighted to share my insider tips to create your dream vacation!

My Travel Albums

Sicily, Italy
Sicily has amazing ruins!
Italy-, Umbria, Tuscany, Venice and more!
The Golden Val d'Orcia Italy
Italy- Rome
Trevi fountain Rome Italy
Southern Italy- Amalfi Coast and Islands
Maronti Beach Ischia Italy

My Reviews

5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Best Honeymoon Ever
Ann was truly outstanding. She booked one of the best honeymoons a new bride can ask for. Her attention to detail, and her relentlessness in finding us the best deal was so wonderful and appreciated. Playa del Carmen was truly spectacular. Thank you for helping me obtain my first passport stamp. Looking forward to planning many more trips with you.
By  Lissie  from  Manchester, CT
Traveled to  Playa Del Carmen ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Our first trip to Europe!
My wife and I have been working with Ann for our 10th year this year. She has booked us everything from large cruise ships in the Caribbean, to land motorcoach tours and this year she has booked us a river cruise down the Danube for our 10th wedding anniversary. All I have to do is tell her where we are thinking of going on vacation(holiday) and she does the rest. She never stops working to get us the best deals and the most bang for our buck. Even after we book a trip, she is constantly looking for better flights, nicer rooms and even excursions that we may want to take. I have total trust in Ann as our agent, knowing we will have the best experience we could have ever asked for. Ann is always just an email or call away. I have never felt neglected or as if my littlest of questions is an inconvenience to her. She makes us feel as if we are her only clients, when she is dealing with hundreds of emails and calls from her many customers.
By  jmorin514  from  Meriden, CT
Traveled to  Ireland ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Fabulous experience!
Ann has been extremely attentive and thorough. Very knowledgeable.
By  Suzanne  from  Naples
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
My daughter and I loved all our trips
Amazing-Marvelous-Simply the BEST - Always supportive with excellent insight on all travel points!!!
By  Mo LIZZY   from  Yorktown, NY
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful
A no worries fantastic trip!
Ann is fantastic! From the very beginning, she took care of everything... and even things I didn't know needed taken care of. We took a globus tour and Ann made sure we got the best deals on airfare, airport transfers and even gave us advice on some of the optional tours. Ann goes over and beyond. She helped us plan our pretrip excursions and gave us maps and directions for suggestions and places we could visit on our free days during the tour. I cannot say enough and would definitely recommend Ann to anyone. I would not hesitate to use her again and again.
By  mochi 808  from  Honolulu, Hawaii
Traveled to  Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Positano
  • Taormina
  • Europe

Travel Specialist:

  • Escorted Tours
  • Cruises
  • Luxury Cruises
  • Independent Travel
  • River Cruises

Top Travel Partners:

  • Globus
  • Viking Ocean Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Insight Vacations
  • Seabourn Cruise Line

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • Certified Travel Counselor
  • Certified Luxury Travel Specialist
  • Certified River Cruise Specialist

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