Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. ...
Italy | Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2022

Carol
Carol P.
Charlottesville, VA | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. Monica and Sonia were very responsive and helped us pick the best itinerary for us. We also added a 5th traveler fairly late into the planning, a development that they were able to accommodate without any fuss. We had great tour guides in Como (Silvia), Cinque Terre (Laura), and Pisa (Chiara). Because of illness, our sunset tour of Cinque Terre was canceled. Laura was able to book us on a daytime cruise so that we could see the villages from the... read more

Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. Monica and Sonia were very responsive and helped us pick the best itinerary for us. We also added a 5th traveler fairly late into the planning, a development that they were able to accommodate without any fuss. We had great tour guides in Como (Silvia), Cinque Terre (Laura), and Pisa (Chiara). Because of illness, our sunset tour of Cinque Terre was canceled. Laura was able to book us on a daytime cruise so that we could see the villages from the water. It was just perfect! Our drivers were all fantastic and the vehicles comfortable. When there was a miscommunication about visiting one site, the driver added stop so that we could see as much of the Piemonte countryside as possible. It was fantastic! The vineyards chosen for us in Alba were great because they were quite different - one small, family operated and the other large and historic. We had such a perfect, personal experience at Ca' del Baio (including the very best lunch recommendation!). We stays in four great hotels and had the most amazing breakfasts. Thank you, Monica and Sonia for planning such a great itinerary! (And thanks for Barbara for serving as concierge while we were there!)

Hotel Reviews
Grand Hotel Cavour Florence
Florence

What a great location and charming rooms. The view from the rooftop bar was worth checking out. And breakfasts were amazing! Everyone we interacted with was helpful and attentive.

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Hotel Villa Flori
Como

Beautiful, picturesque location. The best breakfasts we had in Italy. Fabulous rooms and balconies to enjoy the view (we had adjoining rooms, a double and a triple). Very attentive and friendly staff for breakfast and in reception.

Authenticity & Character
An authentic former villa! Beautiful decor and grounds.
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A bit of a walk to Como but the views are great. A ferry stop is nearby.
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Local specialist: Monica Pellizzari
Monica
Monica Pellizzari
Local specialist in Florence and Venice | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Ciao Carol,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your excellent feedback.
It was great to plan your family trip to Italy, discovering not only the Lake Como area, the Cinque Terre, and Tuscany but also the "less known" Langhe area in the Piedmont region.
I am glad we've been able to create unforgettable memories of your first trip to my beloved country.
I am looking forward to welcoming you again.
I wish you all the best!
Ciao!!