Hear what our past travellers have to say about their experiences with us!
“Matteo, We can’t say enough wonderful things about our recent trip to Italy. We totally loved every aspect and we appreciated your quick turnaround and responding to our inquiries. Let’s step through the major aspects of the trip. Rome – the Hotel Lunetta was a perfect location. It was an easy to walk to so […]Read More
“Hi Matteo: Rema and I very much enjoyed every day and every aspect of our visit to Italy. What a beautiful country and wonderful friendly people! We can’t say enough about the great arrangements you have made. We couldn’t ask any thing more. When we asked you to accommodate the trip to Pisa you did […]Read More
“Hi Matteo, Thank you very much for reaching out to us. We had the most wonderful trip, and we want to thank you for all of your efforts in making that possible. All of the transportation was timely and smooth, and we truly enjoyed our guides and hosts. Each was knowledgable and very enjoyable to […]Read More
“Hi Matteo, Finally made it through our 2,000 plus photos. I’m attaching pdfs of just of few for you, but I have many more if there is anything specific you’d like – or let me know if you’d like any jpegs. Where to start?!? The Dolomites were literally breathtaking. As you’ll recall, I was kind […]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