(26 Reviews)
92% Recommended

Rosemary Mondo

Skaneateles, NY

Italy Expert ~Wellness Specialist ~Custom PKG Guru

Planning made easy.
Planning made easy.

I love to create, plan, and execute travel vacations that are unique and transformative. As a Sicilian American, I have been traveling to Italy my entire life. The travel bug started at age one! Via Mondo Travel combines a balanced, healthy life while feeding your adventurous spirit to explore the world. Via Mondo Travel is a full travel agency able to accommodate all your travel needs. Contact me about the Club Mondo features and inclusive amenities. I cater to a variety of guests. I arrange travel for company events, destination weddings, honeymoons, and multi-generational family trips, weekend retreats, and those looking to travel solo. My specialty is tailor-designed packages to Italy and Australia, but I also offer wellness travel to those looking for a bit of R&R sprinkled into their trip overseas or who want to fully immerse themselves in wellness.  As a certified wellness specialist and yoga instructor, I broadened my reach to destination spas and luxury brands, which include destinations to the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean. Via Mondo is a boutique agency in Skaneateles, New York under Travel Leaders, a consortium with supplier and vendor connections from around the world. With over 20 years of industry skills and know-how, two higher-educational degrees one in International Studies and the other in Italian Studies, then add in one of the largest and oldest consortia in the industry, it turns this boutique, local agency into a travel powerhouse. This local Skaneateles company has international reaches spanning continents. I am able to offer guests quality as well as memorable experiences. Call me today to discuss your next adventure. It’s just a quick call or an email to schedule your FREE consultation session.

Read about Rosemary’s story here: Healthy Travels: By Riley Bunch –  featured in Syracuse Women’s Magazine December issue. http://www.syracusewomanmag.com/2017/12/01/rosemary-mondo/

Via Mondo Travel & Wellness Vacations are designed to magnify a travelers’ experience. Over the years, I have sailed on cruise ships, taken bus tours, active adventure outings, volunteer trips, and solo vacations. While every one of them was unique and different, I was looking for a deeper experience. Via Mondo sets out to deepen these experiences on each trip, cruise, or custom vacation. I discovered through research, studies, and my own travels, that vacationers were looking for personal, hands-on experience, flexibility, and guidance like myself. The words, “wander, peruse, return” are the essence of tailor-designed packages with Via Mondo partners. Via Mondo would like guests to have the chance to wander an area on their own, peruse sites and material with scheduled visits and activities, and return with fond memories and cherished friendships.

While thinking about the concept, I wanted to create a name to have a significant meaning, which encompasses the entire idea of world travel. It so happens that Mondo means ‘world’ and ‘via’ means path or avenue in Italian. With these two words together, the name was perfect. Via Mondo takes you around the world along the path of discovery.

The consultation session allows me to get to know you and your travel style. With global connections, I can create a unique package just for you. These tailor-designed trips put you in the driver's seat. My vast experience, knowledge, & connections put all these opportunities together. Via Mondo partners you with an active adventure, bus, culinary, women-only, singles, luxury, and any other type of company.  It's imperative to mirror your travel style.  

Via Mondo Wellness Vacations enhance your connection with the place you visit. There is no other word to describe such a unique and personalized trip other than “Perfection”. I am focused on and dedicated to providing you with a unique experience. Traveling has never been this awesome! I plan to change your perception of wellness vacations and help you come to love it, the Via Mondo way.

The turtle symbolizes longevity, prosperity, and good fortune. The turtle churns up words like sure and steady, wisdom, guide, mentor, persistence, and the continuation of life. On every trip with Via Mondo Travel, you will have guidance, a mentor to show you and execute a beautiful vacation.  

The design of the turtle was a discussion I had over the phone with my brother, who had sketched the concept a few years back. I wanted to tie in the meaning of mondo with the meaning of turtle. 

Mark Twain’s view on travel struck a chord with me. I truly believe travel makes us better citizens and better human beings. Travel is my life mission for a better world.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime." by Mark Twain 

Happy Trails! 

Travel well. Travel safely. Travel often. #TravelwithViaMondo 

My Reviews

12 of 19 people found this review helpful
Father - daughter Italy trip
Excellent planning and support during the trip
By  ,  from  Canastota NY
Traveled to  Siena ~ Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Rosemary Mondo responded:
Benvenuto! Thank you, Dr. Picciano. I look forward to working with you in the future. It was a pleasure planning your father, daughter trip. Ciao for now! Rosemary

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9 of 15 people found this review helpful
Perfect Honeymoon!
Rosemary was wonderful to work with! She is very friendly and knowledgeable about traveling! After talking to her about what we were looking for on our honeymoon, Rosemary was able to give us options and she helped us find an incredible spot to visit!
By  Missy and Sam   from  Auburn, New York
Traveled to  St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Rosemary Mondo responded:
I am so glad everything worked out so beautifully for you two! It was a pleasure working on the honeymoon with you. I look forward to assisting you with other travels. Welcome back home as Mr. & Mrs. P.

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13 of 23 people found this review helpful
Great time, beautiful island, beautiful resort!
Great working with Rosemary! Made the whole process super easy!
By  sara  from  East Syracuse NY
Traveled to  Bahamas ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Rosemary Mondo responded:
It's super easy to work with great clients! I'm so grateful! Look forward to helping with your next travel destination. Happy Holidays!

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Fantastic service, doesn’t disappoint
Amazing! She’s the real deal. I needed an agent to help me with a last minute trip during a pandemic and she exceeded my expectations. My mother in law had an accident right before our trip and couldn’t go—she was on the phone with American Airlines for a long time and managed to get my sister in law subbed in without forfeiting the ticket.

She advised me on covid travel requirements, where I could get tested quickly and jumped through hoops to answer my random questions about requirements about wearing a mask on the beach, etc.

She confirmed all my reservations, book an incredible private charter for snorkeling, and made an excellent hotel recommendation, all within my budget.

She has an excellent response time and was always available and ready to help with anything I needed. Our trip was amazing and I will be using her again in the

She is also super bubbly and very pleasant to talk to. I’m so glad I used her for this trip.
By  Michelle  from  North Syracuse, NY
Traveled to  St. Croix ~ Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Rosemary Mondo responded:
Oh, thank you, Michelle! It was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to your next adventure. I can't wait to chat and plan another trip just so we can share some laughs. I'm glad we connected!

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15 of 28 people found this review helpful
The best (and easiest!) trip to Florence
Rosemary did it all - found a great airfare to Florence, a fabulous B&B in the heart of downtown Florence within a stone's throw of the Duomo, and all the excursions we wanted, thoughtfully planned to make a great trip for our family. She made itinerary suggestions and really listened to what we wanted. She helped us have a far better experience than we would have had if we tried to book it on our own. Thank you, Rosemary! We'll be working with you again soon.
By  Ginny  from  Morristown NJ
Traveled to  Florence ~ Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Rosemary Mondo responded:
Ginny - It's been a pleasure!! After living in Florence for over a year and spending my childhood summer's in Italy, I love to send people to Italy and really soak up the culture and come to love Italy as much as I do. It truly makes me happy to hear! Thank you and I can't wait to plan your next adventure. Ciao for now! Rosemary

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Europe
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • USA
  • Caribbean

Travel Specialist:

  • Spa & Fitness
  • European Culture
  • Adventure
  • Luxury
  • Family Vacations

Top Travel Partners:

  • Auto Europe
  • Rail Europe
  • Ponant
  • AmaWaterways
  • Viking River Cruises


  • Wellness Certified Program
  • Yoga Certification
  • MA Italian Studies
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Italian
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