- Italy Tour: Victor Sawicki
Italy Tour: Victor Sawicki
We did indeed have a wonderful trip, and greatly appreciate your role in arranging it. Our goal was not just to “see sights”, but to start to get to know Italy and its people and I think we were successful. It seems clear that your company does extensive research on the accommodations, so I will give you our impressions of them.
The hotel in Rome was clean quiet and very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Had good suggestions on places to eat and made reservations for us, also arranged a driver for our early morning flight out of Rome. Will stay there again when we return to Rome.
The villa in Cetona was a delight. Our hosts were extremely hospitable and made us feel completely at ease. Also very helpful about the region. A detailed map of the area was very helpful. The dinners were wonderful with good food and delightful conversations that often lasted late into the night. The other guests were also a great pleasure. For us, we will go out of our way to spend a few days there again.
The farm near San Gimignano was beautiful, the room magnificent, however the staff did not seem particularly cordial and did not offer too much information about the area. They did however recommend the Osteria Pizzeria La Montagnola which was superb.
The country B&B in San Casciano was in a wonderful setting, a beautiful pool, dining area overlooking a valley and wonderful sunsets. Fairly easy drive into Florence. Staff very helpful. In addition to the included breakfast we found that lunch and dinner were available. Dinner was much appreciated after full days in Florence. Food was excellent and our waitress Klara was very helpful and expert regarding the wines. Two hours having dinner enjoying the wine and watching the sunset, priceless.
We did not find the directions provided very useful, the GPS was essential for us, though Avis was not very helpful in showing us how to program it. Giving the GPS coordinates was very helpful and got us right where we needed to go. The Fiat Punto was a fine car for us.
The tour guides were wonderful, Laura Palato in Rome and Juliane Krummacher in Florence, we highly recommend them both, and plan to use them again when we explore more of the two cities.
Your arrangements for our tour were exceptional especially considering our short notice, many thanks. We appreciated your quick responses to our e-mails. I'm sure we will be using your agency again and have already recommended it to our friends. Thanks again for a most memorable adventure.
Regards, Wendy and Vic.