Italy Tour: Dr. Simon Jarvis

Dear Jerry,

We greatly enjoyed the holiday because it enabled us to sample a fabulous variety of everything we like about Italy – culture; history (Paestum was impressive); scenery; gardens; sun and swimming (Porto Pirgos was wonderful) and, of course, food and wine. The distribution of locations was good although we had one bad journey (down to Tropea). It was only the delight of Porto Pirgos that made us think the long drive (diversions on the A3 were a nightmare) was worth it.

Probably the only thing that could be improved was the communication between proprietor and guests at Castel del Monte – it's a beautiful place and the room and atmosphere were excellent, but we were told that dinner was at 8 pm but not that it didn't happen on Mondays -so we and other guests had to get into our cars and go out to eat without planning. It just needs a bit more effort from them eg literature & information in each room on arrangements.

Simon & Elizabeth