Journey: Glamour and History of Northern Italy (14 nights)

- Erik Haugen, Erik Haugen, CEO of Kiwi Collection, has a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding merger and acquisition specialists, a leader and a premier long-range business development strategist. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics magna cum laude from Cornell University he has a Master’s degree in both Marketing and Finance from one of the most celebrated academic institutions in America – the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As an Executive in a handful of high-powered consulting firms, Erik has developed long-range strategic plans for several Fortune 100 clients. He has also found success as a Senior Sales and Marketing Executive in the pharmaceutical and resources industries of Europe and the United States. His extensive professional experience has led Erik all over the globe and he has been a guest at many of the world’s finest hotels. And, while traveling with his beloved wife, Erik has developed a passion for fine cuisine, fine hotels, and exotic locations. His success in the world of high-finance has allowed Erik to fuse his passion and professionalism into his current role at the helm of Kiwi Collection.


Kiwi Collection CEO Erik Haugen offers journey suggestions to travellers based upon his own personal experiences travelling around the globe. The journey below is meant to provide and idea of what is possible based on our experience and does not represent an endorsement of the particular properties chosen. All the properties in the Kiwi Collection have been chosen based on their ability to provide an outstanding guest experience and are recommended by Kiwi Collection.

Fly to Rome, hire car

Stay for 2 nights at the Posta Vecchia just outside of Rome

Stay for 2 nights in Rome at the Portrait Suites, situated by the beautiful Spanish Steps and close to great shopping and the historic splendour of the coliseum and Roman Forum

Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Brufani Palace, in the historic Tuscan town of Perugia:

Stay for 2 nights in romantic Florence, staying at the Hotel Savoy, close to the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio:

Stay for 2 nights in Grossetto a town in Tuscany and only 12 miles from the sea at the Terme di Saturnia Resort and Spa

Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Splendido in Portofino, stunningly perched on a cliff overlooking the sea:

Stay for 2 nights in Milan at the Hotel Principe di Savoia, a landmark building overlooking the central Piazza and next to the famous shops of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele:

Fly out of Milan

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