Rita and Anna
Our trip was fantastic! Each B&B was more perfect than the last. The one in Monterosso was heaven. The hosts were so wonderful, the food so great, the garden was beyond anything we dreamt of and the bathroom was beautiful!! We like it!! The hosts in Rome were so sweet and very helpful. Our breakfasts were great, the beds comfy and all in all you made wonderful choices for us. Grazie. But the cooking classes were the highlight of the trip. The one outside Florence was the perfect Italian setting, warm people, wonderful food, perfection. I want to stay in their B&B!! The cooking class in LaSpezia was so different but equally wonderful. Having owned a restaurant 25 years ago, it was so nice to be in a modern restaurant kitchen. Sylvia was great. Went to the market and purchased all the food; we prepped the seafood and cooked the entire meal. Stuffed mussels were heavenly. Lunch there was fantastic and the couple with us were very nice. Altogether wonderful. Rome was hard on me, all the uneven walking and the heat slowed me down to a crawl. The Vatican was wonderful but so hot I was overheated. But we survived and conquered. The guide there was okay, but the Colosseum guide was wonderful. The day trip to Sienna and San Gimignano and wine tour was great. The guide and the driver were both informative and helpful and very considerate of us. Loved the day completely.
The trains were great, met really fun people on them. Every bite of food we had was the best ever. Tasted at least 20 flavors of gelato, so you can't help but have fun. The drivers to and from the airport were great. We used taxis a few times and then switched to Uber which was easier. Thank you for the best planning ever! We will recommend you to everyone who will listen!!
Rita and Anna