Wow! What a trip. We had a fantastic time on our trip to Italy. Venice was wonderful, Hotel Concordia was in St. Marks Square – the perfect location to dine, shop, walk, and see the sights. Our absolute favorite experience in Venice was our private tour of the Doges Palace by a gentleman named Alessandro. He was engaging, excited, passionate, and experienced.
Our Florence Hotel was also perfect and Florence was our favorite location. We had a wonderful rooftop restaurant and excellent service. Nightly we stepped outside, walked to get some gelato and listen to street performers. It was like being at a private concert on the streets of Florence.
During our private drive in Tuscany we visited wineries, an ancient monastery, and immersed ourselves in the culture of Italy. The Tuscan meal was delightful!
Our guides, both in our private and group tours were really good, and we learnt a lot about the people and the communities we were visiting. But it was the people that made our trip to Italy so memorable. We experienced Italy through the eyes and stories of the locals their story with us. The people, culture and history make Italy special and we fell in love with the culture and people of Italy.
We hope to return one day and spend some more time in Florence and surrounding areas.