Pam & Stan Ford
Just wanted to follow up with my impressions of our trip to Italy. We had an amazing adventure which will be a memory of a life time. We appreciate your efforts in making it a very successful trip. My motivation for the trip was the bike race which went well as I won the bronze medal at the World Championships which exceeded my expectations. This was my first trip to Europe and up until now my wife who had made several trips really wanted me to go even though I was not interested. I've raced all over the USA and in Canada but Vermiglio and Val di Sole were by far the most beautiful places I've ever raced at. I would like to highly recommend the hotel Albergo Milano Vermigilo. It's not luxury but very nice. Having two meals a day was a great idea as Vermiglio is not very big and eating out didn't have a lot of options. Monica's (the owner) daughter, Nicol, spoke English and adopted us. She took care of our every need. She helped us rent a local car which allowed us to see much of the Val di Sole, Verona and other interesting sites. The food at the resturant was great. Again, I don't know if you'll ever have a request for this area again but if you do you can't go wrong with hotel Milano.
Pam was a little concerned that I wouldn't enjoy Venice after our day trip to Verona as other than the Coliseum I wasn't that crazy about it. However, I found Venice just amazing. Our hotel was great. The employees were super helpful. They came across as really enjoying helping tourist as opposed to just doing their job. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic and we really learned a lot about Venice in a short time. I was very proud of myself as two Italian tourists asked me for directions and on both occasions I knew where they wanted to go. Even though I didn't know any Italian I used simple words in Spanish and they were able to understand my directions. The only thing that I would suggest was that it appeared we had two gondola rides scheduled. One as part of the guided tour and one separate one. I think one was enough. We didn't take advantage of the second one.
The company that provided the transfers from the airport to Vermiglio, Vermiglio to Venice and from Venice to the airport was very professional. We were very satisfied with their service. I think taking the train would have been very difficult. Thanks for suggesting the transfers.
I can highly recommend your service. I felt you set up a great trip and that we got great value for the price. We had explored a couple of other options prior to contacting you including AAA and all they wanted to do was give us a booklet of prepackaged trips that were over our budget and didn't meet our specific needs as it related to the bike race. Your personalized service was really appreciated. We wouldn't have taken the trip if we hadn't found you.
Pam and Stan Ford