Casey & Jami Kennedy
Thank you so much! Our trip to Italy was beyond amazing. It was more than we could have asked for! Your question is incredibly difficult to answer because I'm not sure we could call out just "highlights" as it was all fabulous. Venice was such a surprise for us. We never dreamed it would be so relaxing and calming there. Just a beautiful city full of wonderful people and history. Florence's beauty was so overwhelming it almost moved us to tears. We experienced so much there! A full afternoon in the countryside and lots of time exploring the city and sights. The Duomo might be the most beautiful structure we've ever seen. And I have dubbed Tuscany as my new "happy place". We were just in awe of the statue of David as well. Just so magnificent. It is one thing to see these things in pictures but just such a different experience to see them in person. And of course Rome was amazing as well. A different kind of beauty. So much history!!! Saint Peter's was breath taking. And the statue of Jesus and Mary in St Peter's is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It's beauty is overwhelming. (I've used this word a lot!!!) I wanted to express my gratitude to Roberta Albert for planning such an amazing trip for us! It was the perfect balance of tours/excursions and free time. All of the hotels chosen were perfect. The staff at each one was beyond helpful and kind. The rooms were quiet and the locations were perfect for us! Also, the Dark Rome tour guides were beyond impressive. You could see the passion they had for their cities and culture. They were so knowledgeable and shared so much information! They were so professional, kind, and very easy to listen too. I would love to pass along my feedback to the Dark Rome company. We were greeted by Francesca at the airport. We took a cichetto tour with Barbara (whom we realize is an independent tour guide). She was fabulous!!!! I do not remember his name but the gentlemen who escorted us to the vineyard in Tuscany was so amazing. He shared so many great historical facts with us! Francesca in Florence again was amazing. She was so funny! And both Sarah N (Vatican tour) and Maria (Colesseum tour) were quite impressive with their knowledge. All amazing experiences! I felt like we learned so much and saw so many amazing things! I do hope you will share my feedback with Dark Rome and I do plan to send them a letter telling them of our experience. On the plane ride home were already talking about planning our next trip! We can't wait to go back to experience more of Italy!!!! Again, thank you for such a wonderful experience and we can't wait to utilize your services again in the future. Amazing food, people, culture, and experience!