Upon his return to Canada, he took the time to share some feedback with Aleksandra, a member of our expert Italy travel sales team.
We couldn’t be more grateful to him for his time and kind sentiments, and are thrilled that he so enjoyed his time with us. (It is, after all, our unwavering mission to provide visitors with the very best Italy vacation experiences.) As such, we’ve decided to share (with Eric’s permission) this passage he wrote about his Italy trip. Thanks Eric!
“Our vacation was fantastic! The hotels, the transfers, and the guided tours were all first class…The tour guides [Avventure Bellissime] uses are some of the best in the business.
“We were especially impressed with the Ancient Rome tour on (sic) April, hosted by Francesca. Her knowledge of and presentation of the subject were fantastic. Also, her recommendation for a quick lunch near the Vatican was very much appreciated.
“Luca was also a very good guide for our tour of the Vatican. As with Francesca, he recommended a nice little place for wine and snacks after the tour. Again, very much appreciated.
“For both of the tours we took in Florence on May 2nd (walking tour of Florence and the Uffizi), Antonia was our guide. She has a very engaging personality and her enthusiasm for the history of Florence is infectious. Vincenzo was also a very good guide for our private tour of Pompeii. Very nice gentleman.
“For the transfers, Alexander in Rome stands out for his attention to detail. He went above and beyond on each of the 3 occasions we met. We very much appreciated his assistance. Without being asked, he walked us through the train station on our first train transfer of this vacation, instructing us how to read the schedules and when to check for our platform number. He then walked us into the waiting lounge.
“On our last transfer to the airport for our trip home, he walked us right to our airline’s check-in counter. A real gentleman at all times, always making sure to carry my wife’s luggage, and also offering to take mine as well.
“Also deserving mention is Vincenzo, who provided our private car transfer to Sienna with a stop in Montalcino on April 28th. He provided some interesting historical information on the areas we passed through. His lunch recommendation in Montalcino was very good and he also directed us to a choir group holding practice after lunch. As luck would have it, one of the songs the choir performed was also the song we danced our first dance to at our wedding 25 years ago. It moved my wife to tears and was a very special moment for both of us. Thank you Vincenzo.
“We are so happy you recommended we spend a couple of nights in Sienna. It was one of our favorite places and is certain to be one that we will visit again.
“The hotels were all very nice and very good value. We liked the Palazzo Ravizza in Sienna for its garden and overall atmosphere. Our room at the Hotel Minerva in Sorrento had a stunning view of the bay of Naples and Sorrento. The Hotel L’Orologio in Florence was in an excellent location, as was the Hotel Saturnia in Venice. We had one of our most enjoyable meals in La Caravella restaurant at the Saturnia. From start to finish, there is nothing I could think of to improve the whole meal – preparation, presentation, taste, and service were superb.