Now we are back in Scandinavia and living high on the fantastic memories of our days in Rome!… Thank you so very much for the time and energy you spent on arranging a super itinerary. It was a fine combination of sightseeing and free time!- It was so good with the Swedish speaking guides. As several members of our group said, they didn’t have to concentrate as much but could just take the information in. All 3 were great and filled with amazing details….- The picnic worked well…and totally done in detail that made it that much more special: olive tree twig attached to the top of each bag, food prepared beautifully and wrapped nicely. Perfect! Good with the blankets. We know that was not easy to find a company that could make what we hoped for and this couldn’t have been better!- And lastly, our day at the winery was unforgettable from the wine tasting to making pasta and cookies with the “flour-throwing Mama” and ending in a meal that had many of us taking a siesta before boarding the bus!
We would highly recommend your services and will contact you again when the chance arises to visit Italy again.
(Speciality group tour for Doctors and other medical professionals from Scandinavia)
The trip to Italy was one of our best ever! And I don’t know how you did it, but the weather was picture perfect every day. Bravo!!!…Don’t have a lot of time to elaborate on our trip other than to say it was for the most part – perfect! We were very pleased with the trip itinerary.
The drivers were excellent. The tour guides were terrific. The accommodations were perfectly located and nice sized rooms. The view in Sorrento was perfect….Our driver for two days from Rome to the Amalfi coast, was a joy. Thanks for everything!
Our trip to Italy was amazing for sure and a dream come true for our family. We enjoyed everything so much it is hard to put into words.
Denise, do forgive me: it is on my agenda to give you a full and grateful account of our idyllic trip in Italy… THANKS TO YOU!! Please know that I was thanking you in my heart on every day of this trip!
Everything you did for us was FABULOUS!! Every place we stayed in Italy was wonderful. I miss it badly and can’t wait to go back.
Spoleto: picturesque, charming place with good/friendly service.
Bolzano: VERY comfortable rooms, EXCELLENT food, and extremely friendly and helpful proprietors.
Firenze: GORGEOUS accommodation with SUPER NICE proprietors!!
Todi, where I enjoyed seeing the friends I had made when you sent me there 2 years ago. Those connections have resulted in some strong relationships…
Thank you so much for everything!
Denise, I just wanted to thank you once again for all your help in planning some fun things to do while we were in Umbria and especially my last minute need for a hotel in Rome…You also made renting a car a BREEZE!! THANK YOU!!…It was one of the best trips I have taken to Italy and this was my 7th time there! THANK YOU AGAIN!!! As I said before, you have been so helpful and I would use your services again AND would definitely recommend you to others.
Thank you for following up with me….Rome tour: The driver was very funny and brought us in some very nice places. So we enjoyed our day. Firenze tour: The tour guide was great! He was knowledgeable and very pleasant. He brought us to Pisa, Florence, the winery and San Gimignano. He chose a good restaurant for us in Florence and the food was simply amazing. We really felt we had the best day! I want to thank you for organizing this for us. You did a very good job.
Have a pleasant day.
We had a wonderful trip to Italy though very busy. Everything went extremely well with all of the tours…The accommodation in Rome worked well and a very helpful staff who really went out of their way to ensure our stay went well. Perugia again was very nice accommodations and again the staff very friendly. We really liked the apartment in Florence, it was a great location. The cooking class and wine tasting were my favourite…The accommodations in Venice for the first three days were definitely our favourite the rooms were beautiful and the two brothers that own it were extremely friendly
and made you feel at home and were there to help with whenever they could — sorry we could not have stayed one more night. GREAT PLACE!!
We were very pleased with the trip overall and would like to thank you for making all of the arrangements and recommendations!
Thanks again Denise for all your help.
Our trip to Italy was absolutely wonderful! We were very pleased with all of your arrangements, from hotels to tours. Hotels were clean and comfortable, just as we had wanted. All tour guides were remarkable – we hadn’t expected such knowledgeable and passionate people to lead us through their city’s sites. History and archeology professors can provide real educational excursions! Italy has so much history and culture to offer; I know we could have “crammed” more activities into our stay, but we really liked the balance of planned activities and free time. Our unscheduled days through Tuscany & Umbria were most enjoyable – great food, local people always willing to help interpret our English and their Italian languages, and no hotel complications at all…Thank you again for helping to make our special anniversary trip most enjoyable and memorable!
I will certainly keep you in mind when and if I should have the opportunity to return to Italy. I have fondly referenced your services when asked about my trip planning, etc. and will certainly recommend you when applicable to friends and family members planning travel to Italy….I appreciate all of your assistance and know that we were a bit pressed for time, so that made it all the more helpful and appreciated! Grazie!
Our trip was VERY GOOD THANKS….all the hotels were wonderful…loved Perugia and Assisi,,,and really enjoyed mass conducted by the Pope while in Rome….you were wonderful thanks again.
We have no complaints…We had a wonderful time in Italy and you did a great job! We will certainly recommend you in the future….We had a wonderful trip and you did a great job steering us in the right direction. Florence Tour Guide was super. The castle was absolutely fantastic. I would certainly recommend apartments to others. …We love San G and Sienna. Scenery was fabulous…All in all we had a wonderful stay. Italy is a beautiful country and we will certainly return some day.
We found Denise’s work on our behalf entirely satisfactory and worthwhile. We had a WONDERFUL (!!!) trip. The four hotels (Rome, Florence, Venice and Perugia) that Denise booked in on our behalf were very nice and reasonably priced (we believe better than we would have found on our own). The three Bed and Breakfast arrangements that Denise made for us in Tuscany and the surrounding hilltowns, were also enjoyable….super friendly to us and well worth the cost.
Denise arranged four tours for us (an evening walking tour of ancient Rome with a PHD archaeologist that knocked my socks off, a Vatican tour that was wonderful, a very personalized Uffizi museum tour in Florence that was magnificent, and a Venice Grand Canal tour that was interesting and informative). We found that Denise has very good relationships with her suppliers (each spoke highly of her). We found Denise to be honorable in her dealings with us and well worth the cost. Her counsel re our itinerary was also extremely valuable.
Personally, I loved the visits Denise recommended to Vinci (I’m a Leonardo fan)…. the drive from Florence down through Chianti to Siena is beautiful….. the “hill towns” are right out of the story books, we loved them……if you plan to drive, be sure to use Denise’s recommendation re GPS (for us, it would not have been even enjoyable without it). If you are in Venice, have Denise arrange “Vivaldi” tickets for you (we were moved to tears). Net net….. we have and do recommend Denise and her company’s services to our friends.
Our trip to Italy was everything we dreamed it would be!!! All the accommodations were great, but we especially loved the relais you booked for us in Tuscany. Thank you SO MUCH for that recommendation. All the private transfers were right on time, and the tour guides were excellent. As for highlights, I could go on forever. The food, the art, the people, the history — we loved it all!
Thank you, again, for your patience, your helpful advice, and attention to detail. We will recommend you to anyone we know planning a trip to Italy!
Had a great time in Italy. Only wish I had had you organize our visit to Venice too (the other person said she took care of everything, but it just wasn’t the same.) Rome was great. The hotel you booked for us is very very nice. The staff is very cordial & helpful. The room was great, the small garden was very nice, and the breakfast was much better than any continental breakfast I ever had at other hotels…The neighborhood the hotel is in is so pleasant & felt very safe to walk around in. The driver who took me to Tivoli was great! He made sure I knew where I was going, took me to the ticket booth, etc. etc. He also told stories of the venues. In other words, he was knowledgeable & helpful. I had a wonderful time at Villa Adriana & Villa d’Este. I could have stayed all day! If someone likes ruins & frescoes & gardens, I would recommend they take an entire day to enjoy these sites. If I ever get back there, I’m taking a book & my lunch & spending the afternoon in the gardens. They are truly amazing.
Thank you for helping create the vacation of my dreams. I really appreciate all your help & recommendations.
Our trip to Italy was FABULOUS! We loved all three cities, probably preferring Florence over Rome because it is smaller, but we were so glad to see everything we did in Rome. All three hotels were great (elegant, wonderful locations and staff, great breakfast). The tours were good and helpful…So many fabulous restaurants too! Thanks again for helping us!
The trip was great. Our private driver was fabulous and I would recommend him highly. We also really enjoyed our visit to Montalcino with him. He is very knowledgeable and personable.
Thank you for your help, and all the best for 2010!!
Our trip was a wonderful time for our family…Highlights – Tuscany Area! Loved it all. The country side was beautiful ! The Castle …..amazing!…I think that hiring you was worth the money. In the end, you worked to provide us with very wonderful clean, safe, convenient accommodations. You provided us with a wealth of information. You booked things for us that I am not sure would have been so easy to do. You spent hours answering my many many many questions. You were an advocate for us and much more. I am sure we were not the easiest clients to work with. I will recommend you and your company to others who are traveling to Italy for the 1st time. I loved Italy and will forever hold the good memories in my heart! Thank you and may you be blessed.
Denise ..thank you for a very helpful guide to Lake Como who spoke quite well enough English for what we needed – please thank him.
The honeymoon was great, overall we had a blast. Thanks for all of your help.The hotel you recommended in Sorrento was Phenomenal!!! The tour group you hooked us up with in Florence was Excellent. They were great. (we also did the Sienna / San Gimignano tour as well on Saturday). The biking Tour was GREAT as well. We did not have a single bad tour. The Hotel in Rome was very good. Great little Neighborhood…- In sorrento, the tour we had in the mountains was good. We went back for dinner & was hands down the best money we spent in Italy on Food. That place was Incredible, & we had so much fun there… Overall, we had an excellent experience, Thank you for all of your help, you were pretty much spot on with all the recommendations & work you did.
Thanks so Much.