Category Archives: Italy

“Meet the DMC” Webinar – Italy

For anyone undertaking an international meeting or incentive to Italy, please take a look at our recent webinar with our DMC partner in Italy, Studio ITER.

For more information on some of our great partners from Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Morocco, Italy, Germany, Austria, UAE & Oman – go to our website 


MICEport – “Meet the DMC” Series

Meet the DMC StampsAs part of MICEport’s continuing expansion, we have started a webinar series called “Meet the DMC“.

The goals of the webinars are:

  1. Create a personal touch –  So often, it is difficult to physically meet with the respected DMCs such as those within MICEport DMC due to the fact that they are in the 10 destinations throughout the world – this is a way to combat that;
  2. Quick – A quick 30 minute webinar presentation on the DMC and the overall possibilities of that particular destination;
  3. Convenient – MICEport has added these webinars to our website for “on-demand” convenience;
  4. Informative & Innovative – Our DMCs give great information about the destination while at the same time introducing buyers to new program ideas.

These webinars are an ideal way to Meet the DMCs and get to know your potential partner in Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Italy, Germany, Austria, UAE, Oman and Morocco.  MICEport DMCs have on average 26 years in business and are all owner operated. We are proud to be their partner in North America and we know that their experience and creativity will be a winning combination for any incentive or meeting program.

All of the webinars will be posted on under the events and webinar section and also on this Blog.

You can contact MICEport in North America, either via phone (215-253-8924) email: or on the web at


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ITALY: A Unique Restaurant Experience for Groups

Italy is all about history, exquisite, unique and authentic experiences, love and food! Well experience all this and more with MICEport DMC partner in Italy, Studio ITER. As an example of this, North American groups can visit a very special and unique Roman restaurant in the stunning 1 star Michelin restaurant, AROMA.

AROMA is located within the premises of the enchanting Manfredi Palace (Palazzo Manfredi) where Chef Giuseppe Di Iorio brings his modern cuisine, choosing the freshest ingredients while keeping an eye on tradition.

AROMA has a contemporary dining room overlooking the Colosseum and Emperor Nero’s Gardens and is quite simply a magical rooftop garden restaurant.  Before dinner, guests can enjoy a cocktail on the lounge bar terrace overlooking the Colle Oppio (Emperor Nero’s gardens).  The stylish decor is welcoming and relaxing, whilst the glass observatory offers an all-year round dining experience, perfect for North American incentives and meetings.

Contact MICEport DMC for your next incentive or meeting to Italy with our DMC partner, Studio ITER at or go to our website at

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About MICEport

MICEport is a strategic sales and marketing firm partnering with Destination Management Companies in Ireland, Scotland, France, Monaco, Germany, Austria, Italy, UAE, Oman and Morocco. Our DMC Partners can ensure that that your program not only works within your budget but more importantly fits in with your goals and objectives of your program while offering a truly unique and authentic experience. Our DMCs throughout Europe and the Middle East have an average of 27 years in business and are all owner managed companies  Learn more about our DMCs at


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Rome – A Time To Reflect…

I was in Rome and Umbria just before the holidays, meeting MICEport’s great DMC in Italy, Studio ITER.  It was great to see Roberto and Lorella and to stay in Assisi.


The fascinating thing to me was, what a trip like this does for you personally and for our business.  There is nothing like having a face to face meeting as myself, Lorella and Roberto had in Italy. We were able to get through so much information and create some great ideas and plans for 2014. Not only that but I was inspired by the amount of program possibilities for North American clients who may want to be based in Rome as well as having a completely different experience in Umbria (about an hour and a half away).

In the evening Lorella and Roberto opened up their home to myself and my Dad, who joined me in Italy for a great Father/Son bonding time – we hadn’t spent this much time together in years and it was wonderful. It was so nice to sit around the family table in Lorella and Roberto’s house with their beautiful children while enjoying an amazing traditional dinner that Lorella had prepared.

While sitting at the table, I said to myself – this is what we are lucky to do in our meeting and incentive business with our international partners – bring people together – learn different cultures – create unique experiences  – surround ourselves with good people.

For more unique experiences and to request a proposal from Studio ITER, email MICEport in North America at

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Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Airports, Italy, Studio ITER


Italy: The Italian Job

“The Italian Job” car rally in vintage Fiat 500’s in the Roman hills, could you think of anything better?  MICEport’s DMC in Italy, Studio ITER, has put together this fantastic afternoon experience for clients.

Italy BlogA two hour car rally, with appropriate check in points and clues to solve, so the experience is fun and competitive.  The route takes you past Castello Gandolfo (Pope’s summer residence), with coffee on the lake and then return to base. Guests drive one car each, all the cars will be lined up in the car park facing Rome and directly at St. Peters Basilica (perfect group photo opportunity). As participants return, helicopters will take 4 people at a time for a 15 minute flight following the ring to get as close as possible to Rome itself and then flying over Villa Adriana at Tivoli (famous ancient ruins) before returning to the stadium.

Following this, the guests are transported up the hill to Villa Tuscolana by helicopter.  While waiting for everyone to return from the helicopter flights clients enjoy a last great emotion: a spin in the legendary red Italian Ferrari and aperitifs on the terrace.

For more information or to request a proposal, contact MICEport or look at our website Studio ITER is part of MICEport’s DMC Passport “MICEport – your passport to international MICE destinations”

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Posted by on September 6, 2013 in Incentives, Italy, Studio ITER


Italy – Cooking Roman Style!

There are so many things that one thinks of when thinking of Rome – architecture, history, culture, fashion, beauty…but one experience that offers a very memorable moment for groups or incentives is learning how to make real Italian food in a Roman home! Well that  is exactly what MICEport’s DMC in Italy, Studio ITER offers your clients when in Rome – uniqueexciting and authentic Italian experiences.

I had the pleasure to meet Chef Fabio Bongianni earlier this year with one of Studio ITER’s owners, Lorella FabioFilippucci and they offer North American clients a unique experience. First of all, the group explores the city of Rome through the local markets. The group then learns how to make five star Italian food and eat with friends in Fabio’s Rome apartment – truly an unforgettable and unique experience.

If larger groups are interested in this experience, there are many options with 2 locations throughout the city – Fabio’s apartment and “That’s Amore” Restaurant located just meters away from the Trevi Fountain. He combined both of his passions, cooking and teaching into one unforgettable experience. As we can not go to Italy right now, I would like to transport you with thanks Chef Fabio and MICEport’s fantastic Italian DMC, Studio ITER, for a “Fabiolous Cooking Day in Rome” video for groups.

For more information or to request an RFP for your next Italian program, contact MICEport in North America and take a look at our website


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Posted by on August 15, 2013 in DMC, Italy, Studio ITER


FREE WEBINAR – MICEport’s Italy August 16, 2013


Lorella and Roberto from Studio ITER (MICEport’s DMC in Italy) and Matthew from MICEport

MICEport is hosting a Free Webinar on Italy on Friday 16th August between 11am-12pm EST.  There are a few spaces left so if you would like to register, please click the link

In the webinar we will be speaking about the air access, group, meeting and incentive program ideas. MICEport’s DMC partner in Italy, Studio ITER, have been operating in Italy as a DMC since 1987. One of Italy’s leading DMCs, with highly creative MICE programs throughout Italy for clients from around the world. Studio ITER’s head office is located in Perugia and they are also based in Rome, Florence, Naples, Venice, Milan and Catania (Sicily). Studio ITER is part of MICEport’s DMC Passport

There are a few spaces left for MICEport’s Webinar so please register before Friday

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Posted by on August 12, 2013 in DMC, Italy, Studio ITER


AIBTM Chicago…Let’s Meet on Stand 763!

Team SeefriedMICEport will be exhibiting at AIBTM next week in Chicago with their great DMC from Austria and Germany, Team Seefried, on Stand 763.

Come by and meet us on the MICEport stand.  We have a MICEport buyers incentive* in place; if you book and confirm a meeting, incentive or group with one of MICEport’s partners for 2013, 2014 or 2015, we will give you an ipad mini, ipad or a donation to the charity that MICEport is working with in the country you book the meeting, incentive or group.

MICEport’s DMC Partners are from Ireland (Wallace Travel Group), Scotland (Hello Scotland), Austria and Germany (Team Seefried), Italy (Studio ITER) and Spain (DMC Protocol). MICEport’s hotel partner in Ireland is Druids Glen Resort.

*This incentive is in place from June 2013 to December 2013 on booked and confirmed business through MICEport LLC.

Meet MICEport Partners at IMEX Frankfurt

IMEX_LOGO_2013_D_SL_BMeet Scotland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Ireland & London

MICEport’s Partners will be at IMEX Frankfurt next week. Please make sure you drop by MICEport’s Partner stands or make an appointment, they will all be more than happy to see you.  

In the meantime we have attached a quick video on 

If you would like to discuss your meeting or incentive needs from North America, MICEport’s President, Matthew, will be attending IMEX, email  


No it’s not a spelling mistake! “FABIOLOUS COOKING DAY” refers to Chef Fabio Bongianni, who I was fortunate to meet while in Italy with MICEport’s fantastic DMC – Studio ITER earlier this year.

This is really a great opportunity for groups from North America while on an Italian Incentive or Meeting Program. What a wonderful experience for a group to explore the city of Rome, go to the local market, learn how to make five star Italian food and eat with friends in Fabio’s Rome apartment – truly unforgettable and unique.  If larger groups are interested in this experience, there are many options with 2 locations throughout the city – Fabio’s apartment and That’s Amore Restaurant located just meters away from the Trevi Fountain. He combined both of his passions, cooking and teaching into one unforgettable experience. Thank you to MICEport’s wonderful DMC – Studio ITER’s owner Lorella for introducing such a great program idea.

For more information or to request an RFP for your next Italian program, contact MICEport in North America, but for now have a look at “Fabiolous Cooking Day in Rome” video for groups.

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Posted by on May 18, 2013 in DMC, Italy

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