Hear what our past travellers have to say about their experiences with us!
“Hi Matteo, Thank you again for an amazing experience in Italy. Your company is first class! We enjoyed every part of the country we visited. Each place was more breathtaking than the last. The tours you set up for us were perfect and the guides were fun and knowledgeable. I thought a tour of the […]Read More
“We are a family of four from Brooklyn, New York. My boys are 11 and 9yrs old. This was our first time to Italy! My plan was to try and see Rome, Amalfi and Tuscany. I was not sure what I wanted other than pack it in but not be too overwhelmed and to enjoy […]Read More
“Bravo Matteo! The trip was an unqualified success, the properties that you put us in were magnificent and all the drivers and guides were excellent. My family thanks you for putting together such an excellent trip. My only suggestion would be that it may have been better for us to stay in a property closer […]Read More
“Matteo, I’ll write more later, but just know we do not want to leave. We have had a fantastic time — everyone and everything has been perfect. It has been the ideal two weeks. We compliment the hosts, manager, chef, maid, transfer drivers, car & van rental company, bikes, etc. Everybody has been so nice […]Read More
“Hi Matteo – We LOVED our trip. My sister, Laura said it all.
I would just add the following:
The tour guides were so helpful. Because of them we could process the highlights of each city and not become overwhelmed. Favorite tour guides were Chiara and our tour guides in Lucca and Siena, whose names I can’t remember (!)
My personal favorite activities were the hike from Volastra to Corniglia with the tagliere lunch, cheesemaking at the Podere il Casale, the balloon ride over the Val di Pesa, and the visit to San Lorenzo market in Florence with the cooking class. Laura Franceschetti was so wonderful – she immediately felt like an old friend!
The itinerary sequence – beginning in the Cinque Terre and ending in Florence – made perfect sense. Hiking the hills of the Cinque Terre was an ideal way to get over jet lag. And by the time we got to Florence we were ready!
Hotels: The Hotel La Torretta was a wonderful choice in Manarola. The Villa Le Barone was beautiful and nice but I didn’t like the way the management was only allowed to make 1 fire a day (it was cold!). The food there was truly delicious. And the Minerva in Florence was an oasis.
I wish we had time for more exploring around the hills outside Firenze. Specifically, I missed the opportunity to get to Fiesole and the convento in San Dominico (?) – but the pace of the trip was just right – I think we needed the down-time we had while in Florence to do some exploring on our own.
I miss the wonderful food and wine and consequently will need to plan another Italy visit in the not too distant future. I am intrigued with the ideas of visiting Southern Italy – Sicily, the Aeolian Islands; more of Northern Italy – Turin and the Piemonte region; as well as Umbria. I would be happy to work again with you and FuoriTinerario on our next visit.
Thank you a million times for a wonderful trip.
Donna Baskin (Chicago, IL) – MAY 2018