Teresa & Dexter
Buona sera Manuela,
I just can't express what a wonderful trip we had. Phenomenal beyond expectations.
I would love to list each stop of the trip and tell you the highlights (though Many)!
Venice was amazing. Our ride was waiting, efficient and very professional. The hotel and it's location was great and the boat taxi was able to pull right up to the door. Excellent. We enjoyed our organized excursions, but I would have to say that the highlight of Venice (beside food, shopping and surroundings) was the after hours tour of St. Mark's (which I booked). Please make sure anyone going to Venice seriously consider this tour. Again our transport to the train station was spot on.
Florence-we Loved it! Loved the hotel and it was amazing to look out the window directly onto the Duomo. The bike tour was SO amazing. Pleas send me the name of the tour company (it's not on my itinerary & I forgot). I want to write a review for this tour operator, she was wonderful and we were the only booked clients that day, so it was a personal tour. Loved, Loved, Loved this activity.
The cooking class was so much fun. We had a great group of fellow chefs and the class setting and instructors were informative, personal and fun.
Assisi was a nice day with a prompt and professional driver.
We climbed the Duomo before leaving Florence and truly a highlight for my husband.
Montepulciano! What can I say-so beautiful and I absolutely LOVED Villa Cicolina. Peaceful, beautiful and a wonderful staff. I had requested a private wine tasting in the cellar with dinner the first evening and it was fabulous. Also, you may or may not be aware that beneath the Villa's wine cellar an Atrican crypt with artifacts have been unearthed. Very interesting.
Our private driving tour in Val D'Orcia was perfect. The only complaint for the entire trip was that the second vineyard that we stopped at for lunch (I can't remember the name) was disappointing. The lunch was mediocre and we felt that it was just a sales pitch. I'm sure that you would want to know this :(
The Villa Le Barone in Panzano was equally beautiful and very accommodating. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and all of Cultural Italy for our lovely Anniversary Dinner. We received very special treatment, very nice of you. We also had the pleasure of meeting and having a night cap with the Baron & Baroness of the Villa. They were very friendly and delightful to converse with.
The crowning touch of the trip was our concluding organized Wine tasting and lunch. The Tenuta Torciano Vineyard was an amazing experience. Great wine, great food, great service. Highly recommend this to any of your future clients.
Highly recommend you and your company!
Thank you again and please let me know the name of the e-bike tour company.
Teresa & Dexter