Rick and Karen

JUNE 2018

Thank you Nicoletta for planning our trip.

We knew it was not going to be a restful vacation we had excursions planned each day. This was our first trip to Italy and we wanted to accomplish as mush of the major touristy things as possible in a two-week time frame. Every morning we were up and ready in the lobby of our hotels ready to go.

Our journey began in Venice, by the way I think we have to say Venice was our favorite place. 

It was amazing to see a city that literally floats on water. 

We were greeted with a private water bus and quickly whisked away to our hotel. We enjoyed our guided tours of the city, Rialto’s bridge, gondola ride and walking the streets of Venice.

Our next destination was Florence and Tuscany. Nicoletta arranged a guided tour of the historical museums Accademia and Uffizi Tuscany was breath taking as our private tour guide went over and above with an exceptional wine tasting at a remote vineyard. 

Then it was on to Rome. Nicoletta arranged a 2 day walking tour of “Rome with a Roman”, a very passionate knowledgeable guide.  We toured the Colosseum and the Forums. The Trevi Fountain had just been completely overhauled. It was just like the text book pictures had portrayed it.

After Rome we ventured off to the Amalfi Coast. 

Nicoletta arranged a tour of Pompeii on the way to Positano. The Amalfi Coast and the Island of Capri were also one of our favorites. We had a private boat tour around the island. We saw limestone caves and Blue grottos. And there was lots of prosecco wine.

Thank you, Nicoletta, for all your planning and arranging. We had the best trip!!  

Every hotel we stayed at was clean and comfortable. Your restaurant recommendations were phenomenal. 

There was nothing we would have changed. Even the weather was enjoyable!

We look forward to using the services of Cultural Italy in the future. 


Rick and Karen, Franklin, MA