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Jeff Rasley

Via Papera LLC is the parent company of three unique family and specialty travel-related businesses including, an online travel and lifestyle resource for families in Italy; Arte al Sole, an arts and cultural day camp program in Italy; and Elaia Travel, a specialty travel concierge company.  The Via Papera businesses are designed to further cultural economic development by offering value and authenticity to our international clientele and contributing to the common good by supporting conscientious travel initiatives and arts and cultural education programs as vehicles for global understanding. was established in 2008 as an online reference publication that centralizes resources and information for international families abroad, assisting international parents traveling to Italy with finding just precisely the information they are looking for. In addition to 6 years of premium content on a range of topics in family travel and lifestyle throughout Italy, the site also provides indexed informational listings by city and region, including events, childcare, English-speaking medical practitioners, family-friendly hotels and restaurants, parks and playgrounds, extracurricular activities, and family events among many others. As the global community increasingly expands, we grow with our readership to continue to produce a carefully-edited online hub of information that serves as an essential resource for delivering reliable and trustworthy content that promotes family travel as well as supporting the expat community or families traveling for extended stays in Europe.


 Arte al Sole is a summer day camp for international children offering week-long sessions based on the art, culture, and natural science of Italy with locations in Panicale, Umbria; Lucca, Montepulciano, and Florence in Tuscany; Rome; and Amalfi Coast. Children ages 6-12 explore the artistic and natural wonders of these inspiring environments through exciting and engaging activities in art history, fine arts principles, nature walks, sketching and painting, collage, architecture, sculpture, craftsmanship, and science. Each session includes a cooking lesson preparing regional dishes and a fieldtrip to local museums and architectural sites. The program is entirely in English, offering an optimal language immersion experience for children of all ages and languages. A teen leadership program is also offered for students ages 13-17. We are proud to collaborate with other international organizations in promoting the arts and travel as vehicles for global understanding. Additionally, we create custom Arte al Sole programs for student travel and individual families or family groups.


Elaia Travel is a boutique trip planning service providing expertly designed travel experiences in Italy and beyond. We use our expertise from decades of travel to Italy to help our clients navigate to just the very places they have always dreamed of, because we have been there ourselves.  Our journey of discovery continues as we explore Italy’s treasures seeking the perfect destinations for our clients and collaborating with cherished colleagues abroad. Whether for individuals or groups and budgets big or small, we put our own knowledge to work for you to create an ideal trip.


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