Family trip to Rome and Sorrento/Amalfi Coast/Naples
Italy | Mar 23 - Mar 31, 2024

Tom L.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Apr 01, 2024

Melanie was super helpful in helping us plan out our first trip to Italy on relatively short notice; most book nearly a year out but we booked a couple months prior to our trip. In particular, she helped organize a hotel in Sorrento, tours, and transportation from arrival to departure. She was also kind enough to recommend and book certain restaurants for dinner. The tour guides were good but Rich, an American living in Rome, was extremely knowledgeable for guiding us through the walking tour of Rome hitting all the major sites as well as a tour of the Vatican on a second day. All drivers were very procession and special shout out to primary driver Andrea who covered us for several days. I couldn’t get a precise breakdown of the service costs and was willing to pay the slight premium for the attention and safety of having a team help us navigate during our first trip and Melanie did a very nice job in making for a wonderful and memorable Italy vacation for our family. I would highly recommend her and am sure others can get more out of their spend with a bit more time to plan out the hotels in particular.

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Le Meridien Visconti - Marriott

I stayed at Hotel Le Meridien Visconti in Rome for four nights. The front desk experience was great, and the room was comfortable. The breakfast was the best, and the staff were friendly and professional.

Grand Hotel De La Ville

During my three-night stay at Grand Hotel De La Ville in Sorrento, I found the rooms to be okay, but the front desk staff were not particularly friendly as I expected. The food was decent, but I may explore other options if I visit Sorrento again.

Activity Reviews
Historical Rome walking tour and Colosseum guided Tour
Historical Rome walking tour and Colosseum guided Tour

The walking tour in Rome with Rich was excellent. His knowledge was impressive, although more suited for older kids and adults rather than younger children. I enjoyed the experience!

Ravello, Amalfi & Positano
Ravello, Amalfi & Positano

Exploring Ravello, Amalfi, and Positano in a private group tour was a fantastic experience. The views were breathtaking, and the lunch near Sorrento was delightful. I highly recommend this tour.

Local specialist: Melanie Rapuano
Melanie Rapuano
Local specialist in Italy | Replied on Apr 02, 2024

Hi Tom,
thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review! Helping you and your family plan this trip was a pleasure. I'm so pleased you had a lovely time and the weather was nice for you too (apart from the odd sand storm!!!).
I'm really happy you enjoyed the guides and the drivers, they all spoke very fondly of you all too.
If you come to Italy again, you know where I am!

Thanks again, it really does mean a lot!