Hear what our past travellers have to say about their experiences with us!
“Hi Matteo, I wanted to reach out and thank you for planning and coordinating an amazing trip for Brandon and I. It truly was a trip of a lifetime! The trip was a perfect mix of free time and activities. Our favorite parts of the trip were the bacaro tour in Venice, the coffee class […]Read More
“Matteo: I have attached some random pictures – use as desired. We do want to thank you for everything and overall we had a wonderful time. We especially loved the transition between city, county and sea-side. All beautiful and we had many adventures, great wine, food and enough wonderful scenery to last a lifetime! Such […]Read More
“Matteo, We had an amazing time and definitely want to come back! We are recruiting more family members to come with us next time. I have a suggestions for you. When we were there, it was expensive to exchange USD to Euros. We had to pay a commission (9-20%) to exchange USD. If you offered a section in […]Read More
“Matteo Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our trip. Everything was planned by you perfectly. All of our drivers were professional and our guides were always very knowledgeable. Thanks for your help in making our Italian vacation truly special. Again, thanks for all of your help. Please feel free to use […]Read More
So sorry I have not given you feedback on our trip yet. I meant to do it when you sent the email and then got busy and just forgot – apologies! Your email this morning reminded me!!
We had a fantastic trip. We loved Forte dei MarmI. It was exactly what we needed. The Villa Grey there was beautiful – by far our favorite hotel we stayed in. The people there were so nice and helpful. It was funny because everywhere we went and met people, they asked where we had been/are going in Italy and we would tell the FD – always the reaction was “Why Forte dei MarmI?” It was nice because it was not crowded with tourists – never saw an American, we had bikes from the hotel and could ride all around, and the hotel had it’s own beach club where we had our own cabana. It was expensive! But what I would expect from a resort town. The boat trip up to Cinque Terra was very nice and the people on the boat were great. We went over to Lucca (loved)and Pisa one day as well.
On the way up to the beach from Rome airport (a bit long of a trip) we stopped at the Tarot Garden done by Nikki de Saint Phalle. It was spectacular. You should direct anyone to stop by who is headed in that direction – very fun!!
Loved all the wine tastings (all three very different).
Our favorite place was the cheese farm and lunch. Ulysse the owner was fantastic – gave a great tour and demonstration and just very interesting. Such a beautiful setting!! And much was divine. Everything grown and produced there on the farm – including the rosato!
Siena was good – we were probably there about a day too long. The hotel there was nothing to compare to Villa Grey. The only thing that saved it for us was the pretty garden in the back where you could gather. The rooms were very basic and the hotel very outdated. But it was in the neighborhood I used to live in and that was fun to wander around in. Our tour guide in Siena was very nice but very hard to understand …. my kids lost interest very quickly.
One complaint would be that our destinations were a little far away from Siena – especially the cooking class. It was beautiful but we probably could have found something a little closer …. it was fun tho!
Rome was crowded but fun. Hotel was nice and in a good location. We loved the vespa tour. Had a great tour guide for the vatican. If you put guests up in that same hotel again, definitely suggest that they eat a Circo – it is right around the corner and was the best meal we had in Italy. Delicious food – great atmosphere.
I will try and send some photos in a separate email. They are on my phone.
Thanks again for all your help. We had a wonderful trip.
Mary Hahn Fetter (Charlotte, NC) – JUNE 2019