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Whether it's a customized itinerary, vacation package, group tour or tickets to Italy's famous museums and musical venues, we strive to deliver the highest quality and service. Here's a listing of just some of the enthusiastic testimonials we've received:

You did an outstanding job! You learned what we wanted and you arranged each and every detail. I never worried that someone wouldn't show up, or our tickets would be missing... everything was done perfectly.

Traverse City, MI (03/23/2019)

Hello, Marlem! Thank you for the follow up email! We had an excellent time!! The trip went very smoothly and I attribute that to Matteo and your team! We had a wonderful driver/guide at all the right times and the hotel accommodations were excellent! We especially LOVED the hotel in Lyon- it and the staff were exceptional! The Macaron making class in Paris was absolutely perfect! In Nice, it was incredible to drive the French Riviera one day and the Italian the next! All the guides went above and beyond and we were so very thankful to have them teach us about the amazing country of France! We have nothing but wonderful things to say, thank you so much!! Warmly, Carrine

Hello, Marlem! Thank you for the follow up email! We had an excellent time!! The trip went very smoothly and I attribute that to Matteo and your team! We had a wonderful driver/guide at all the right times and the hotel accommodations were excellent! We especially LOVED the hotel in Lyon- it and the staff were exceptional! The Macaron making class in Paris was absolutely perfect! In Nice, it was incredible to drive the French Riviera one day and the Italian the next! All the guides went above and beyond and we were so very thankful to have them teach us about the amazing country of France! We have nothing but wonderful things to say, thank you so much!! Warmly, Carrine

Ashland, MA (03/18/2019)

Hello Domenic, Thank you so much for coordinating an amazing trip to Italy. I can't say enough about all of the guides we had, especially Alvisi in Rome. Every one of them was knowledgeable, passionate and proud about the city they were sharing with us. The guides made the trip. We begged out of the 2nd Florence tour. We had been on the go for so much and had the amazing private wine tasting which was enough for us. The transfers were seamless and eliminated stress as we traveled around Italy. We absolutely loved the Forum Hotel and the Brunelleschi's location and luxury were amazing. The only complaint we had was the hotel in Venice. The staff were not friendly or particularly helpful and the breakfast was terrible. The quality of the food was sub-par and the service was bad. They had one waiter for a very small cramped dining area. If you can find a place that has a restaurant and more friendly staff, I would recommend that. However, the location was amazing so we didn't spend hardly any time in our room. Thank you again for an amazing trip!

Hello Domenic, Thank you so much for coordinating an amazing trip to Italy. I can't say enough about all of the guides we had, especially Alvisi in Rome. Every one of them was knowledgeable, passionate and proud about the city they were sharing with us. The guides made the trip. We begged out of the 2nd Florence tour. We had been on the go for so much and had the amazing private wine tasting which was enough for us. The transfers were seamless and eliminated stress as we traveled around Italy. We absolutely loved the Forum Hotel and the Brunelleschi's location and luxury were amazing. The only complaint we had was the hotel in Venice. The staff were not friendly or particularly helpful and the breakfast was terrible. The quality of the food was sub-par and the service was bad. They had one waiter for a very small cramped dining area. If you can find a place that has a restaurant and more friendly staff, I would recommend that. However, the location was amazing so we didn't spend hardly any time in our room. Thank you again for an amazing trip!

Hillsborough, NC (01/12/2019)

Dear Alessandra, Sincere apologies for my delay in responding; the headline is that we loved everything and everyone; all went perfectly according to plan (either a posto or in ordnung, depending on whether you call it the Alto Adige or Sudtirol) and your organization was flawless. In Venice, Francesca and Alessandro were both kind, knowledgeable, and interesting. As you might imagine, there was a tiny bit of overlap in information, but I imagine most people don’t do both private tours in one day. The Duodo Palace was in a terrific location, central yet beautiful and quiet (astonishingly so, given the proximity of San Marco), and the concierge was helpful. No crowds anywhere and good weather (I love January). Alice and Valentina, who greeted us and bid us farewell, were friendly and so helpful. Venice, as ever, was magical, but it pained me to see how tourism has destroyed normal life for Venetians, robbed them of basic goods and services in favor of junk, and forced them out to cheaper areas. (I want to make it clear that no one we worked with made us feel this way; you just can’t help but notice it.) I think this was my last visit there as I don’t want to be part of the problem. But I was so grateful to have this final memory (particularly for a short stay, which made me feel less guilty) and that Colleen got to experience it once. Onto the mountains. The Garage San Marco that Matteo recommended was indeed secure and convenient, so we picked up our SUV and ski baggage and headed north to Avelengo. We stopped in Bolzano for lunch (I love Bolzano and may need to spend more time there, hint hint) and arrived at the Chalet Mirabell, which exceeded all expectations. Fantastic service, food, decor, comfort, cute hotel pets

Dear Alessandra, Sincere apologies for my delay in responding; the headline is that we loved everything and everyone; all went perfectly according to plan (either a posto or in ordnung, depending on whether you call it the Alto Adige or Sudtirol) and your organization was flawless. In Venice, Francesca and Alessandro were both kind, knowledgeable, and interesting. As you might imagine, there was a tiny bit of overlap in information, but I imagine most people don’t do both private tours in one day. The Duodo Palace was in a terrific location, central yet beautiful and quiet (astonishingly so, given the proximity of San Marco), and the concierge was helpful. No crowds anywhere and good weather (I love January). Alice and Valentina, who greeted us and bid us farewell, were friendly and so helpful. Venice, as ever, was magical, but it pained me to see how tourism has destroyed normal life for Venetians, robbed them of basic goods and services in favor of junk, and forced them out to cheaper areas. (I want to make it clear that no one we worked with made us feel this way; you just can’t help but notice it.) I think this was my last visit there as I don’t want to be part of the problem. But I was so grateful to have this final memory (particularly for a short stay, which made me feel less guilty) and that Colleen got to experience it once. Onto the mountains. The Garage San Marco that Matteo recommended was indeed secure and convenient, so we picked up our SUV and ski baggage and headed north to Avelengo. We stopped in Bolzano for lunch (I love Bolzano and may need to spend more time there, hint hint) and arrived at the Chalet Mirabell, which exceeded all expectations. Fantastic service, food, decor, comfort, cute hotel pets

Dallas (12/27/2018)

Thank you for once again making Cowboy Way Travel look like rock stars. This is what the Leslie family wrote on my business Facebook page: "We have LOVED our Italy trip all planned and taken care of by you! Everything was seamless from beginning to end. Private transfers to each destination, day trips to allow us to see as much as we possibly could, simply wonderful trip! Rome, Pompeii, Florence and towns thru Tuscany. Thanks so much for the champagne to celebrate our 21st anniversary. Highly recommend your travel services." I love working with Select Italy. Thank you again. Dedra S.

Thank you for once again making Cowboy Way Travel look like rock stars. This is what the Leslie family wrote on my business Facebook page: "We have LOVED our Italy trip all planned and taken care of by you! Everything was seamless from beginning to end. Private transfers to each destination, day trips to allow us to see as much as we possibly could, simply wonderful trip! Rome, Pompeii, Florence and towns thru Tuscany. Thanks so much for the champagne to celebrate our 21st anniversary. Highly recommend your travel services." I love working with Select Italy. Thank you again. Dedra S.

Chicago IL (12/26/2018)

Dear Matteo, Thank you for checking in. I have not yet spoken in depth with Mrs. Kauffman, but we have traded texts and she loved the trip. She would dense photos and updates and they had a lovely time. If I hear any more, I will let you know! Thank you for your excellent service, Stacey

Dear Matteo, Thank you for checking in. I have not yet spoken in depth with Mrs. Kauffman, but we have traded texts and she loved the trip. She would dense photos and updates and they had a lovely time. If I hear any more, I will let you know! Thank you for your excellent service, Stacey

Fayetteville, AR (12/25/2018)

Domenic - I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip we all had. Your country is magnificent! Rome, with all its history and the people - I couldn’t get enough. Our guide for the Colosseum and Vatican City, Silvio was just remarkable with his knowledge of history and theology. Absolute treasure. The drivers you set up were great - on time and very polite. Such a treat to have the travel you set up for us. We didn’t have to worry. My husband and I also loved Florence. The Uffizi museum and just exploring the streets of the city. We also met the Johnson’s from Nebraska and enjoyed meeting them and spending time with them on NYE. Very nice family. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our trip memorable and comfortable!!!! We will be going back to Italy - Florence for sure and will contact you! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday! Buon Anno!

Domenic - I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful trip we all had. Your country is magnificent! Rome, with all its history and the people - I couldn’t get enough. Our guide for the Colosseum and Vatican City, Silvio was just remarkable with his knowledge of history and theology. Absolute treasure. The drivers you set up were great - on time and very polite. Such a treat to have the travel you set up for us. We didn’t have to worry. My husband and I also loved Florence. The Uffizi museum and just exploring the streets of the city. We also met the Johnson’s from Nebraska and enjoyed meeting them and spending time with them on NYE. Very nice family. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our trip memorable and comfortable!!!! We will be going back to Italy - Florence for sure and will contact you! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday! Buon Anno!

Omaha, Nebraska (12/12/2018)

My family used Select Italy for a 2-week vacation to Italy over Christmas and New Year’s holidays. From the very start, we found the company very easy to work with, including the staff listening and noting the items we wanted in a custom holiday trip. The trip itself was fantastic; the entire itinerary was provided in advance and essentially all we had to do was show up on time!

My family used Select Italy for a 2-week vacation to Italy over Christmas and New Year’s holidays. From the very start, we found the company very easy to work with, including the staff listening and noting the items we wanted in a custom holiday trip. The trip itself was fantastic; the entire itinerary was provided in advance and essentially all we had to do was show up on time!

West Hartford, CT (10/13/2018)

Hello Domenic, Where to begin? Our vacation in Italy was perfection from beginning to end. We have always loved visiting Italy, but we have not previously traveled in such grand style! The itinerary was wonderful; our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed longer to explore even more. The drivers and tour guides were excellent, considerate and very knowledgeable. We felt quite indulged. Our accommodations were spectacular. The locations of the hotels were ideal and the rooms were extremely comfortable, spacious and luxurious. Some words about our drivers and tour guides (I hope I have the correct names, but you will know who they are): Our first greeter was Edoardo, (sadly, I am forgetting his last name), who transported us from the Milan Airport to Bellaggio. We had the pleasure of his very efficient services several times and he is a charming and very thoughtful man. We enjoyed being with him. He is a wonderful representative for you. Melissa, our private Lake Como tour guide, was lovely and she afforded us a delightful overview of the towns along the Lake. Additionally, she graciously pour Prosecco for us on the boat. Squisito! Our brief visit in Vicenza was quite interesting. The Teatro Olimpico is incredibly impressive. In Venezia, Alessandro guided us through the Doge Palace and more. And, although we had visited before, his knowledge added so much to our appreciation of the history/art/architecture. He was very gracious and informative. In Milano, Emmanuella (hope this is correct) was superb. We first met for the evening tour, which was a lovely gesture from Select Italy, and we enjoyed the tour immensely. The next day, we met again for a fantastic three hour tour. We were especially thrilled to visit the marvelous La Scala Museum. Attending an opera at La Scala was a thrilling experience which we shall never forget. If we neglected to mention other individuals, we apologize. All of your representatives were excellent. Our itinerary was ideal and it was a marvelous balance of some guided tours and a majority of independent time. The Hotels: Simply wonderful in every way. Domenic Petrino: It has been a thoroughly delightful experience collaborating with you to plan our trip. Your warmth, consideration, expertise and superb listening skills created a most enjoyable process from our very first phone call. You truly understood what we were hoping for and you facilitated everything perfectly. In the past, with rare exception we have always planned our trips ourselves. Happily, you did it for us this time! There is nothing we would have changed, except perhaps spending a full year in Italy! Thank you so very much for your efforts in planning and coordinating everything so wonderfully.

Hello Domenic, Where to begin? Our vacation in Italy was perfection from beginning to end. We have always loved visiting Italy, but we have not previously traveled in such grand style! The itinerary was wonderful; our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed longer to explore even more. The drivers and tour guides were excellent, considerate and very knowledgeable. We felt quite indulged. Our accommodations were spectacular. The locations of the hotels were ideal and the rooms were extremely comfortable, spacious and luxurious. Some words about our drivers and tour guides (I hope I have the correct names, but you will know who they are): Our first greeter was Edoardo, (sadly, I am forgetting his last name), who transported us from the Milan Airport to Bellaggio. We had the pleasure of his very efficient services several times and he is a charming and very thoughtful man. We enjoyed being with him. He is a wonderful representative for you. Melissa, our private Lake Como tour guide, was lovely and she afforded us a delightful overview of the towns along the Lake. Additionally, she graciously pour Prosecco for us on the boat. Squisito! Our brief visit in Vicenza was quite interesting. The Teatro Olimpico is incredibly impressive. In Venezia, Alessandro guided us through the Doge Palace and more. And, although we had visited before, his knowledge added so much to our appreciation of the history/art/architecture. He was very gracious and informative. In Milano, Emmanuella (hope this is correct) was superb. We first met for the evening tour, which was a lovely gesture from Select Italy, and we enjoyed the tour immensely. The next day, we met again for a fantastic three hour tour. We were especially thrilled to visit the marvelous La Scala Museum. Attending an opera at La Scala was a thrilling experience which we shall never forget. If we neglected to mention other individuals, we apologize. All of your representatives were excellent. Our itinerary was ideal and it was a marvelous balance of some guided tours and a majority of independent time. The Hotels: Simply wonderful in every way. Domenic Petrino: It has been a thoroughly delightful experience collaborating with you to plan our trip. Your warmth, consideration, expertise and superb listening skills created a most enjoyable process from our very first phone call. You truly understood what we were hoping for and you facilitated everything perfectly. In the past, with rare exception we have always planned our trips ourselves. Happily, you did it for us this time! There is nothing we would have changed, except perhaps spending a full year in Italy! Thank you so very much for your efforts in planning and coordinating everything so wonderfully.

Ocala, FL (10/08/2018)

Domenic, We had such a wonderful trip, thanks to your expert planning and your Italian colleagues! All the drivers were punctual and totally professional, and quite informative along the way. Being picked up at the Venice airport for a water taxi ride to our apartment was such a unique experience! Venice is certainly a special city!! The island boat tour was fantastic, and Murano and Burano were both fascinating! Monica could not have been a better guide for the St. Marks' Square tour, and even helped with adjusting our gondola ride time. The next morning, we were promptly met for transfer to the train station, where we were assisted onto the train and into our seats! Our driver from Naples to Positano was very understanding of our anxiety on the winding, narrow mountain roads (we're from Florida-- used to flat!!), and his skillful driving quickly put us at ease. The next morning we were met by our charming boat captain, who showed us the whole Capri experience, including so many beautiful grottos. What a treat that day was!! Our tour of the Amalfi Coast the following day could not have been any better, and our driver/guide showed us that beautiful area from every angle, stopping wherever we wanted, and then some! What a memorable experience!! After our free day in Positano, which we thoroughly enjoyed, we were driven to incredible Pompeii by another fantastically professional and helpful driver. Our guide at the ruins, Andrew, was SO knowledgable and interesting, and we took away so much about the event, the culture of the time, and the area. The accommodations in Rome were very comfortable and perfectly located. We found some good restaurants nearby, and enjoyed strolling around the area to see the sites and ruins. Our Vatican tour was another highlight, and Valentina was superb! We had been there before, but with her expert guidance, we saw it in a whole different light, and with so much more appreciation for the history and majesty of the entire place! For us, this was the trip of a lifetime, and Select Italy made it effortless and totally enjoyable! Every single person you arranged to assist us could not have been more helpful or courteous, and made it such a wonderful trip. Thank you so much, and we will continue to sing your praises to our traveling friends. We're happy to know you serve other countries, and we plan on using you again for future travels.

Domenic, We had such a wonderful trip, thanks to your expert planning and your Italian colleagues! All the drivers were punctual and totally professional, and quite informative along the way. Being picked up at the Venice airport for a water taxi ride to our apartment was such a unique experience! Venice is certainly a special city!! The island boat tour was fantastic, and Murano and Burano were both fascinating! Monica could not have been a better guide for the St. Marks' Square tour, and even helped with adjusting our gondola ride time. The next morning, we were promptly met for transfer to the train station, where we were assisted onto the train and into our seats! Our driver from Naples to Positano was very understanding of our anxiety on the winding, narrow mountain roads (we're from Florida-- used to flat!!), and his skillful driving quickly put us at ease. The next morning we were met by our charming boat captain, who showed us the whole Capri experience, including so many beautiful grottos. What a treat that day was!! Our tour of the Amalfi Coast the following day could not have been any better, and our driver/guide showed us that beautiful area from every angle, stopping wherever we wanted, and then some! What a memorable experience!! After our free day in Positano, which we thoroughly enjoyed, we were driven to incredible Pompeii by another fantastically professional and helpful driver. Our guide at the ruins, Andrew, was SO knowledgable and interesting, and we took away so much about the event, the culture of the time, and the area. The accommodations in Rome were very comfortable and perfectly located. We found some good restaurants nearby, and enjoyed strolling around the area to see the sites and ruins. Our Vatican tour was another highlight, and Valentina was superb! We had been there before, but with her expert guidance, we saw it in a whole different light, and with so much more appreciation for the history and majesty of the entire place! For us, this was the trip of a lifetime, and Select Italy made it effortless and totally enjoyable! Every single person you arranged to assist us could not have been more helpful or courteous, and made it such a wonderful trip. Thank you so much, and we will continue to sing your praises to our traveling friends. We're happy to know you serve other countries, and we plan on using you again for future travels.

Ocala, FL (10/08/2018)

Domenic, We had such a wonderful trip, thanks to your expert planning and your Italian colleagues! All the drivers were punctual and totally professional, and quite informative along the way. Being picked up at the Venice airport for a water taxi ride to our apartment was such a unique experience! Venice is certainly a special city!! The island boat tour was fantastic, and Murano and Burano were both fascinating! Monica could not have been a better guide for the St. Marks' Square tour, and even helped with adjusting our gondola ride time. The next morning, we were promptly met for transfer to the train station, where we were assisted onto the train and into our seats! Our driver from Naples to Positano was very understanding of our anxiety on the winding, narrow mountain roads (we're from Florida-- used to flat!!), and his skillful driving quickly put us at ease. The next morning, we were met by our charming boat captain, who showed us the whole Capri experience, including so many beautiful grottos. What a treat that day was!! Our tour of the Amalfi Coast the following day could not have been any better, and our driver/guide showed us that beautiful area from every angle, stopping wherever we wanted, and then some! What a memorable experience!! After our free day in Positano, which we thoroughly enjoyed, we were driven to incredible Pompeii by another fantastically professional and helpful driver. Our guide at the ruins, Andrew, was SO knowledgeable and interesting, and we took away so much about the event, the culture of the time, and the area. The accommodations in Rome were very comfortable and perfectly located. We found some good restaurants nearby, and enjoyed strolling around the area to see the sites and ruins. Our Vatican tour was another highlight, and Valentina was superb! We had been there before, but with her expert guidance, we saw it in a whole different light, and with so much more appreciation for the history and majesty of the entire place! For us, this was the trip of a lifetime, and Select Italy made it effortless and totally enjoyable! Every single person you arranged to assist us could not have been more helpful or courteous, and made it such a wonderful trip. Thank you so much, and we will continue to sing your praises to our traveling friends. We're happy to know you serve other countries, and we plan on using you again for future travels.

Domenic, We had such a wonderful trip, thanks to your expert planning and your Italian colleagues! All the drivers were punctual and totally professional, and quite informative along the way. Being picked up at the Venice airport for a water taxi ride to our apartment was such a unique experience! Venice is certainly a special city!! The island boat tour was fantastic, and Murano and Burano were both fascinating! Monica could not have been a better guide for the St. Marks' Square tour, and even helped with adjusting our gondola ride time. The next morning, we were promptly met for transfer to the train station, where we were assisted onto the train and into our seats! Our driver from Naples to Positano was very understanding of our anxiety on the winding, narrow mountain roads (we're from Florida-- used to flat!!), and his skillful driving quickly put us at ease. The next morning, we were met by our charming boat captain, who showed us the whole Capri experience, including so many beautiful grottos. What a treat that day was!! Our tour of the Amalfi Coast the following day could not have been any better, and our driver/guide showed us that beautiful area from every angle, stopping wherever we wanted, and then some! What a memorable experience!! After our free day in Positano, which we thoroughly enjoyed, we were driven to incredible Pompeii by another fantastically professional and helpful driver. Our guide at the ruins, Andrew, was SO knowledgeable and interesting, and we took away so much about the event, the culture of the time, and the area. The accommodations in Rome were very comfortable and perfectly located. We found some good restaurants nearby, and enjoyed strolling around the area to see the sites and ruins. Our Vatican tour was another highlight, and Valentina was superb! We had been there before, but with her expert guidance, we saw it in a whole different light, and with so much more appreciation for the history and majesty of the entire place! For us, this was the trip of a lifetime, and Select Italy made it effortless and totally enjoyable! Every single person you arranged to assist us could not have been more helpful or courteous, and made it such a wonderful trip. Thank you so much, and we will continue to sing your praises to our traveling friends. We're happy to know you serve other countries, and we plan on using you again for future travels.

Bloomingdale, IL (09/07/2018)

Hi Matteo, Sorry for delayed response. We have been swamped since our return. Wanted to let you know that our trip was wonderful. We had great guides and drivers. All of the tours you put together for us were informative and fun. Denny particularly enjoyed the foodie tour in the neighborhoods in Rome. We did that the first night and it really set the tone. The cooking school in Ravello was awesome. Highly recommend that and if we had had extra time we would have stayed a night or two in Ravello. Such a beautiful town with fabulous view. Our hotels were good. The last hotel in Naples was the best-Grand Hotel Vesuvio. However they all were very lovely and very comfortable. We really enjoyed being on the water and staying at Capri.I highly recommend people do that as well. Much more relaxing than a day trip. The only restaurant we didn't enjoy as much as the other places we went for dinner was the one in Ravello-Confalone. I wouldn't recommend that one. The servers were not at the level they should have been and it was just kindof boring. No atmosphere. However outside of that all of our other experiences were great. Thanks again for all of your input and the team's hard work. You really made our trip memorable with your suggestions and guidance.

Hi Matteo, Sorry for delayed response. We have been swamped since our return. Wanted to let you know that our trip was wonderful. We had great guides and drivers. All of the tours you put together for us were informative and fun. Denny particularly enjoyed the foodie tour in the neighborhoods in Rome. We did that the first night and it really set the tone. The cooking school in Ravello was awesome. Highly recommend that and if we had had extra time we would have stayed a night or two in Ravello. Such a beautiful town with fabulous view. Our hotels were good. The last hotel in Naples was the best-Grand Hotel Vesuvio. However they all were very lovely and very comfortable. We really enjoyed being on the water and staying at Capri.I highly recommend people do that as well. Much more relaxing than a day trip. The only restaurant we didn't enjoy as much as the other places we went for dinner was the one in Ravello-Confalone. I wouldn't recommend that one. The servers were not at the level they should have been and it was just kindof boring. No atmosphere. However outside of that all of our other experiences were great. Thanks again for all of your input and the team's hard work. You really made our trip memorable with your suggestions and guidance.

Omaha, NE (09/02/2018)

Hello Federica and Domenic- I wanted to let you both know what a wonderful time Chris and I had on the trip. Our favorite hotel by far was the Grand Hotel Imperial in Lake Como. Very classy, amazing view, everyone friendly and helpful. Our private boat tour of Lake Como tour guide was wonderful. He was So apologetic about his English, which was way better than our Italian. The young guy who did our tour of Pompeii and Herculean, could not have been better in his explanations and knowing how much was just enough. We fell in love with him and would have taken him home if we could have. Positano ended up being a wonderful surprise and next time we’ll give Ravello even more time. Our guide did line up a boat tour to lunch which was an added bonus. Capri was amazing and we were so happy we didn’t just do a day trip. The vibe of the island was completely different once dinner time and the day only tourists left (says high brow tourist who stayed two nights) Domenic you were most likely correct in Cinque Terre being not as fabulous as the other areas. If I had a fellow hiker with me, I think it would have been a whole different experience, although we actually needed one day of rest by the beach. Our train transportation got messed up due to weather and the people at the station could not have been more helpful in redirecting us. Lots of unexpected warmth from all of the locals. We weren’t certain what we were going to think about Milan until we met our wonderful tour guide on day 2. She took us on a wonderful walk in areas we would have never thought to venture in. We walked by Armani’s villa and a whole host of areas, that the local people would be more in tuned with. Overall the trip far exceeded our expectations and we really can’t say thank you enough for putting it all together. We’re talking about going back next year and picking out one or two areas to explore more fully. Thank you again for a fabulous trip!!

Hello Federica and Domenic- I wanted to let you both know what a wonderful time Chris and I had on the trip. Our favorite hotel by far was the Grand Hotel Imperial in Lake Como. Very classy, amazing view, everyone friendly and helpful. Our private boat tour of Lake Como tour guide was wonderful. He was So apologetic about his English, which was way better than our Italian. The young guy who did our tour of Pompeii and Herculean, could not have been better in his explanations and knowing how much was just enough. We fell in love with him and would have taken him home if we could have. Positano ended up being a wonderful surprise and next time we’ll give Ravello even more time. Our guide did line up a boat tour to lunch which was an added bonus. Capri was amazing and we were so happy we didn’t just do a day trip. The vibe of the island was completely different once dinner time and the day only tourists left (says high brow tourist who stayed two nights) Domenic you were most likely correct in Cinque Terre being not as fabulous as the other areas. If I had a fellow hiker with me, I think it would have been a whole different experience, although we actually needed one day of rest by the beach. Our train transportation got messed up due to weather and the people at the station could not have been more helpful in redirecting us. Lots of unexpected warmth from all of the locals. We weren’t certain what we were going to think about Milan until we met our wonderful tour guide on day 2. She took us on a wonderful walk in areas we would have never thought to venture in. We walked by Armani’s villa and a whole host of areas, that the local people would be more in tuned with. Overall the trip far exceeded our expectations and we really can’t say thank you enough for putting it all together. We’re talking about going back next year and picking out one or two areas to explore more fully. Thank you again for a fabulous trip!!