Franca & Fiorella,
Thank you both so much for customizing such a wonderful trip around Italy for Brandon and me. We had an amazing time and had a great mix of pre-scheduled things vs leisure time. We really felt that you understood what we were looking for. You were always there to answer my many questions leading up to the trip. And we had everything we needed in case of problems, of which there was really only a small one, and it was taken care of immediately with a 1 minute phone call. Some of the many highlights:
-The biggest highlight for both of us was the 10-hour food and wine safari in Chianti. The region is so beautiful and the delicious food, wine, and wonderful people within it just can’t be beat. Our tour guide and bus driver were excellent. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
-Brandon is more of a city guy so he really loved Florence the most, especially the tour around the city. Though he loved all the tours we did in every place.
-A highlight for me was just Cinque Terre in general as I like a little less hustle and bustle and you just can’t beat being near the ocean for me. Everything from our incredible B&B in Monterosso to the views of Manarola and the guided walking tour we did was just wonderful. Everywhere we went was more beautiful than the last place we were.
There is no way we could have planned a trip like this on our own especially within the budget we had. It would have been way too overwhelming. So we can’t thank you enough. Our only complaint is that we had to leave it all and go back to our regularly scheduled lives. We hope to return to Italy someday and if/when we do, we’ll be calling on you both again.
Ciao and Grazie for everything!
Brandon and Joyce