Perry Kimple

Hello Alessia, Two weeks since we returned from our Italian adventure.  I just want to say THANK YOU for your planning this trip for us.  It was PERFECT!!  You did an excellent job and I will call on you again if we are fortunate enough to return.  Next time I think we would like to spend time in southern Italy and perhaps Sicily.  This is a couple of years away since we have a few other countries on our list to visit. Everything on our itinerary went according to plan.  Our most favorites were Venice and the Almafi Coast with Pompeii.  All the tours were very good and the private tours in Venice and Pompeii were OUTSTANDING!  Both these guides (Monica and Sabina)  were most knowlegable.  The limo service in Sorrento was the best.  The hotels were as described with the Hotel Prestige and Strozzi Palace the best. The cooking class was most fun.  I highly recommend this to your future travelers. The experience of riding the high speed trains was excellent.  The U.S. has a long way to go to match that form of transportation. A couple of small changes if I was to do this same trip again.  Perhaps a different hotel in Rome.  The location was great, the room was very clean, but there were a lot of steps (one step immediately inside the door and a couple in the hallway were unexpected).  The front desk staff were rather curt.  Staff at the other properties were most pleasant and helpful.  Also, I understand that the Sistine Chapel is always crowded, but only having 5 minutes inside was a bit disappointing.  These were very minor points and did not diminish the pleasure of the entire trip.  We did get to spend an extra night in Rome since our flight was canceled due to engine problems with the airplane. All in all, this was a most memorable trip, thanks to you.