In the past few years alone, Falcone has hiked her way across Elba, skied the Dolomites, sailed from Sicily to Naples, rented villas in Lake Como and Tuscany, and bathed in the natural hot springs on the “secret” Italian island of Panatelleria. She knows the best boutique hotels and hideaways throughout the country from researching small properties and new openings every time she visits. Her deep connections allow her to customize itineraries to include stops at the silk-weaving mills of Florence or the Michelin-starred Dal Pescatore, one of Italy’s top tables. All of her trips include unique culinary components, whether it’s a cooking class in Chianti or a visit to a vinegar producer in Modena. Those looking for more physical activities can opt for walking tours in the Cinque Terre, cycling through Tuscany, and skiing in the Italian Alps. For travelers who want to explore beyond Italy, Falcone recommends a joint trip to Sicily and the Mediterranean archipelago of Malta.
"She gets it right in every detail, even the small ones. Best hotels, drivers, tour guides and restaurants. Our trip to Italy involved five cities — a lot of travel, a lot to see and do, and we wanted to do it all first class, without any problems. Joyce is fantastic to work with, gets everything handled, and makes sure you know exactly when and where you will be. She is by far the best travel expert we have ever worked with, and our trip with three older kids was magical for all of us! Joyce understands what a person (or, in our case, family) wants to see and do — and creates the perfect combination to get it right" - Mike Ruggio