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Maria Bonanno

"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up!"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

About Maria

Worrying about the “what ifs” or “should haves” isn’t a way to go through life. One must adjust, go with the flow, have faith! ...and Travel!

A 30-something year veteran to the travel industry, Maria has a lot of experience planning “once-in-a-lifetime” vacations for families and groups.  Her favorite romantic destination is Barcelona, Spain because the “architecture speaks to you and the culture, food and history is a bonus.”  Maria takes travel to heart, she takes pride in the service and guidance she provides to her clients. She is known for providing wonderful recommendations to her clients in destination - anything from architectural wonders you must see to her favorite restaurants off-the-beaten path.   

Maria is married and has three children. In her free time, Maria likes to read. She often reads cookbooks and tries new recipes. Like in most Italian families, food seems to be a theme!  Let Maria cook up the romantic getaway of your dreams.


  • Globus Specialist
  • Avalon Specialist
  • Italy Master Agent

Top Three Travel Experiences


My trip to Spain was fantastic! The history, culture and of course the food was absolutely excellent! Barcelona was my absolute favorite and definite stop that I recommend to all of my travelers!


Hawaii was beautiful! I had never gone snorkeling and loved every minute! The reefs were awesome and the weather and atmosphere was just perfect! Definitely one of America's hidden gems on the pacific.


I was fortunate to travel with the O'LaMacchia's Trip to the Emerald Isle! The people of Ireland are so inviting and the scenery was just beautiful. My favorite part of the trip was our days in Belfast, the Titanic Museum was amazing. So much history!


Thank you so much for the time and energy you spent with us in planning our honeymoon. It was a simply amazing experience and we couldn’t imagine a more beautiful place to spend our honeymoon. The El Dorado Seaside Suites were the perfect place for us in our first days of marriage. Thanks again for your top-notch service. We will definitely contact LaMacchia Travel in the future with any other travel needs. Thanks again!

Joe & Sara Sosa

Thank you Maria and LaMacchia Travel for putting together an amazing get away for us in Costa Rica. Your recommendations were perfect. Can't wait to plan the next one!

John and Kim Humphreys

Thank you Maria for making our Mexico family vacation FABULOUS!!! Everything about our trip was amazing and coordinated so that all we had to do was show up, relax and have a great time! Maria also managed to arrange perfect weather!!

Betsy and Bill Stoebig and Helen and Wayne Cease

We would like to thank Maria Bonanno and LaMacchia Travel for helping us plan our trip to Italy. We were gone the last week of September and the first week of October. Everything went off without a hitch. All the cities we visited were incredible, also the additional recommended excursioins were worth much more than the expense. The Hotels were terriffic and the ground transportation superb. We will recommend LaMacchia Travel Agency to any and all who inquire about our trip. Thanks again for all the help! We will be back soon! 

Jerry and Barb Grevenow

Maria, Thanks for arranging our trip.  We all had the greatest time and it was a terrific family adventure!

Ladousa Family

We booked our first trip to Italy with Maria at Lamacchia Travel and could not have been happier.  We’ve been using Lamacchia every year for 10 years because of their expertise, professionalism, and the great service and value we always receive.  The first 10 days were with Trafalgar and we visited and saw so many different cities and sites – it was unbelievable!  Then we went to Calabria for 4 days and visited our Italian family who we never met.  Maria did a fantastic job and the entire trip could not have been better, she can customize anything for you.  If you are thinking about going to Italy – no matter how great you think it will be – it will be even better than that – so go now!

Scott & Lynette Haraty

A HUGE shoutout to Maria, at LaMacchia Travel, for planning an amazing Italian adventure for us! It was a fabulous experience! Thank you!

Amy Adamson & Todd Berner

Every city we visited offered something unique and interesting.  It helped that we had, for the most part, excellent weather with the exception of the first full day on the ship, it was rainy and chilly, but that was just one day.  We did have some interesting storms in Lucerne during our post-cruise stay, but that didn’t stop us from sitting at a restaurant on the street with a bottle of wine while people-watching. I highly recommend this cruise….the food was fantastic and small amount of entertainment was sufficient…we loved it.

Jamie Schmidt & Frank Sartor