Hellllooooo from rainy northern California! It’s been just over 2 weeks since our return and we’re just starting to get back in the swing of things. A month is a long time to be gone!Overall, our trip was absolutely AMAZING!
Because we’ve never been to Italy or Europe before experiencing all the history through art, food, architecture, and ruins was just mind blowing. “Oh wow!” and “Oh my God!” became a mantra everywhere we went. Italy has definitely stolen our hearts and although we were exhausted from the pace of our itinerary (our choice) neither one of us wanted to come home once we reached the end.
One the things that helped to make our trip so memorable were all the professional guides we encountered along the way. They were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and personal. They really brought the country to life and were worth their weight in gold experientially! They were generous with sharing their personal stories, as well as the historical ones, and they often acted as anchors for us when arriving in a new location. They are absolutely worth their weight in gold!!!
The tours/activities you set up for us we actually really enjoyed each and every one of them.
The accommodations overall were pretty good…
We really had a wonderful time and thank you for all your efforts to make it the amazing adventure it was! Also, it was such an extra treat to meet you and Daniela, walk to streets of your hometown, and share TWO wonderful meals with you! Ha!…ok 1 1/2 meals!! And thank you so much for the Baci and dessert wine. It was so thoughtful of you. We have eaten the chocolate and recently sipped on the dessert wine you gave us (excellent by the way) and reminisced about all the wonderful things we saw and did there. While we are somewhat relieved to be off the “travel treadmill” and back to regular life, we both really miss Italy and can’t wait to come back! Oh, and we would ABSOLUTELY recommend you to friends and family traveling to Italy—> as long as you promise NOT to recommend driving anywhere but the countryside with GPS and a hard MAP!
Thanks a million!”
Shanna DeWitt and John Mora (El Sobrante, CA), OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2012