Our trip was everything we could have hoped for and more! Everything was very well planned out, and the detailed itinerary was easy to follow. We absolutely loved every city, but Venice and Florence were probably our favorites. We found the length of our stay you recommended for each location to be perfect for our group. We also loved the accommodations in each location for various reasons. The hotel in Venice and villa in Siena were lovely, the hotels in Florence and Rome were great locations, and the staff and view at the hotel in Sorrento were hard to beat. Our only complaints were with the hotel in Florence, where the staff was not the friendliest, and the room could have used some improvements, but again, the location made up for any issues.
We absolutely loved the cooking class in the noble villa. It was so much more than we expected - samples at the market, a very friendly and informative chef, and of course, the beautiful setting of the villa. Not to mention, the food we made was delicious! We would highly recommend that to anyone. We were also very pleased with the private tours. We liked each of our guides and the personalized touches they added. They were informative and we were able to ask them plenty of questions - both related to the tour and not. Each time we saw a large group of 30+ following a single guide with headphones in, we were so happy we decided to pay a little extra for the private tours. The only issue we had was with the boat tour - our driver was about 45 minutes late to pick us up, and when we called, it seemed as if they had forgotten about us. It ended up being no problem - they made it right by taking our group out on a private boat. In all honesty, it worked out better for us in the end, as we enjoyed not having to share the boat.
Thank you once again for planning such an amazing trip and for accommodating our many changes. This was truly our best vacation ever and we cannot wait to return. Grazie mille :) :)
I will of course leave a positive review on Zicasso as well!