Carrie Riley

JULY 2017

Buongiorno Manuela,

This was our second time using Cultural Italy and in my opinion there is no other way to see Italy, as we would have been lost without your guidance and expertise.  You helped us build the best itinerary imaginable. With a wedding in Ravello, your insights were invaluable as to how much time we should spend and where it should be spent. You are simply brilliant!  The itinerary seamlessly took us through Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri and Ravello.  It was truly like something out of a dream and so rich with memories that will sustain us until we can return again.

Thanks to you, we felt that our tours were perfectly balanced with leisure time.  It was such a luxury knowing that all of the details were well taken care of, as it allowed us to really immerse ourselves in the beauty and the experience of each moment without giving a thought to the logistics.

Throughout Italy, our guides and drivers were so kind, knowledgeable and engaging.  A special thank you from the bottom of my heart for arranging to have Sonia take us through Rome once again for The Best of Rome, Ancient Rome and the Vatican tours. Her passion brought Rome to life for me 5 years ago when I visited with my Mom, and she did the same again this year.  She has a gift of conveying the rich and immense history of that city, and will always be the face of Rome to me.

The accommodations in each destination were on target. The apartment that you found for us in Rome was absolutely charming and the location was perfect – to be steps from Campo de’ Fiori, with the fresh food market and local restaurants and coffee shops was fantastic.  The hotel in Sorrento had beautiful views and was positioned well for our trip to Capri and local shopping and restaurants. Our final hotel in Ravello in Maramorata on the water was the perfect place to swim and relax surrounding the wedding festivities and had other guests wishing they had done the same.

Everything you suggested and everything you planned for us was beyond our expectations. We had the time of our lives and an extremely fulfilling vacation. We are so grateful to have connected with you as we could not have imagined a better travel experience, and were so kind to check in during our travels as well to make sure that all was well. You were simply amazing.  We are already looking forward to returning to Italy and to working with you again in the future.

Carrie Riley