"Buongiorno Tomasso!... The trip, as always, was perfect. There was not one single glitch the entire time. Our tour guides in both Italy and Rome were perfect as well. The walking tour in Florence started the trip off just right for Lori & Christine. It gave us all an idea of things to do later during our stay, gave them a better idea of the importance Florence played in modern history, and thanks to our guide we had the absolute BEST pizza and gelato of the trip We absolutely loved Allen, our driver for the Chianti day trip. He went out of his way to make sure we got to do everything we wanted to do, including a little stop at the American Military Cemetery outside of Florence, to finding a good vendor for me to pick up my much anticipated wheel of pecorino romano to bring home The winery lunch and tour was perfect. Very relaxing, excellent wines and food I think we kept Allen quite entertained and he will probably be talking for a long time about the three crazy American women he drove around--but he will smile when he says it!! Our chef and cooking class in Rome? SOOO much fun! I absolutely LOVED being in the market in the early morning to see all the fresh produce and the people and the colors and smells! We had a blast making the pasta and the rest of the meal Our Colosseum, Forum and Vatican tour guides were both top notch. We had Valerie for the Colosseum and Forum tours and then a gentleman co-worker of Valerie's for the Vatican. It was still 100% interesting for me even though I had been to all of these places before because our tour guides were so knowledgeable and fun and obviously enjoy what they do.As always, your recommendations for places to eat in each city were spot ON! Osteria was easily the best meal and the most fun meal of the entire trip. I woke up the next morning still thinking about that food! The schedule you created for us, everything from the flights (enough time to change planes w/out a rush) to the train from Florence to Rome went off without a hitch. It was probably, by far, the easiest travel schedule of all of my tripsGrazie mille for planning such a perfect trip. The girls now see why I am constantly talking about going back! We are already looking at calendars for the future so all of the COUPLES can go the next time! Ciao and happy Friday!"