Rhett and Bernadette McLaren
Rhett: The trip went great! We had no complications and everything you scheduled went smoothly and was very enjoyable. The activities were exactly a good fit for us. We are planning on going back sooner than later. We'll call you when we're ready to make plans.
I wanted to express my gratitude for the excellent week in Italy you planned out for us.
The rooms were first-rate! Starting in Monterosso, Cinque Terre, with a view of the Mediterranean and our own balcony-terrace, a friendly hotel staff, and a lovely breakfast each morning. The guided hike was amazing, with an extremely knowledgable and friendly local guide- Andrea, who tailored the hike just perfectly for us.
Radda in Chianti was probably my favorite. I could not get over the view from our hotel window - breath-taking! The medieval village was just my style, quiet and quaint with so many local artists hard at work in their shops. The winery tours and meals were so enjoyable. The Castello Vicchiomaggio was so interesting, and Simon, our tour guide was so informative. We took a hike around the countryside, and the views of the vineyards and olive groves with the rolling hills made for so many gorgeous views.
We didn't have enough time in Florence to get to see all the wonderful art that is there- we will have to come again! The tour we took with Elena was very nice, and gave us an overall layout of the historic areas. Our Florence hotel- again amazing! What a lovely view of the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. We really enjoyed our dinner with Manuela and her husband and brother-in-law. She is a fabulous cook, and we enjoyed a wonderful meal. We hope to see them again on our next trip to Italy!
Thank you again, and we will be sure to ask for your help in planning our next trip!!