Laney Sachs 

Stamford, CT United States
Ortensia Blu Italian Adventures, an independent affiliate of Gifted Travel Network
Travel Specialties
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Independent Tours
  • Escorted Tours
  • Family Travel

  • Italy
  • France
  • Portugal
Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Italian

My Background

It all started with a backpack, a sleeping bag, a Eurail pass and a well read copy of Let's Go Europe.

From that very first college trip, I was hooked on travel. So many incredible countries to see, each with its own unique culture, food, wine and people. Over the years, I've returned to visit Europe many times. (But this time with a rolling suitcase and hotel reservations.) Israel and the islands of the Caribbean are waiting for repeat trips. And every year, I try to add another country, city or state to my list that I've visited. There are so many more cities, countries and islands to explore!

But for me, Italy was truly magical and a place that would change my life forever. I started Ortensia Blu in 2011 importing non perishable food products to the U.S, including extra virgin olive oil from Lake Garda. Hand painted ceramics from Umbria and table linens from Tuscany followed.

Traveling to Italy on buying and exploring trips became a regular and normal part of my life. I went off the beaten path, seeking out special experiences. Along the way I'd include a visit someplace else - Germany, France, Austria, Portugal, England and a few other countries. Friends and family wanted to travel with me and share the experience. And friends of friends and family asked for recommendations and advice on what they should see and do, especially in Italy.

Nothing makes me happier than arranging awesome trips for people and sharing my expertise with them.

Places I Have Traveled

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Our trip to Morocco


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

It was so easy to work with Laney. Extremely thorough and leaves no question unanswered. Our trip was wonderful and stress less. We can’t wait to use Laney to plan our next trip!

Laney Sachs

By: mark

Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2019

Friendly and professional.

60th birthday Prosecco tour

By: Kris

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2019

Laney was amazing to work with for our Prosecco tour!! She attended to every detail beyond what I could have imagined or dreamed of myself. The variety of experiences during our time together created so many remarkable memories. Both Laney & Monica worked tirelessly to accommodate our every need and challenge during our time together. Our accommodations in Asolo and during our travels were first class. I cannot imagine traveling to Italy without the guidance of these 2 women. I will remember this trip and these adventures for the rest of my life. Thank you Laney & Monica!!

Awesome Italian Prosecco Region Experience

By: AnnetteA

Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2019

Laney was an amazing tour advisor who put together an outstanding trip. This experience was outside the typical "touristy" experience. We were really immersed locally and behind the scenes. Every detail was managed beautifully. If you want so experience Italy from a completely different experience and the road less Laney.

it really was a business trip

By: PS

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

Reservations for our group were all complete, confirmations were checked and our trip was hassle free.

France 2019 Trip

By: Ian

Reviewed on: 06 Oct 2019

Laney was great. She tailored our France trip to be interesting and unique. Guided foot tour and gourmet tour of Paris. Bike riding and cooking class in Provence and boat ride on the Mediterranean all interesting and fun. This is the value add from Laney and Ortensia, because even if I had the time and effort to research the trip I would not have the knowledge and experience to make it so fun and easy. Unique, easy and enjoyable.

5-Star experience!!!

By: Scooter One

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2019

Awesome- she is a great pro. Great trip.

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