Good Day Emily,
Hope you are doing well. Say hi to Ana as well. Please find below our review for the Italian honeymoon.
We found out about Trips2Italy with the help of internet. They had a user friendly website and it outlined their
Expertise in conducting Italian trips. I was immediately impressed. I sent an enquiry to their email address. I received prompt response from Emily Martolini.
Then for about couple of weeks we went back and forth with requirements and suggestions.
Finally I was satisfied with the itinerary. I had some difficulty with booking payment owing to foreign remittance.
Emily was very patient and helpful all the way through the payment process.
Two weeks prior to our departure , Ana contacted us through email with travel vouchers, coupons and train schedules.
Everything was well documented and systematic. All my doubts and concerns were addressed as necessary.
The trip itself was amazing in many ways. The clock work like planning by Emily and her team made the trip even more Memorable. There were no delays or lags. The pick ups were on time, the tour coupons were informative and self explanatory.
The chosen tour guides were well versed with the Italian culture and they shared many facts and inside stories about the various Historical sites. The highlight of our Rome leg was the Colosseum. It was spectacular. Vatican was breath taking as well.
At the Roman forum, crowd was excessive. But our guide was smart enough to sneak us through the rear entrance. It saved us a lot of time and energy.
The train journey from Rome to Venice was pleasant and comfortable. Venice was amazing. It was freezing cold when we reached there, but Emily had advised us in advance to carry winter wear. So we were saved.
We were late for the Doges palace group tour. The ferry was delayed due to rain. I immediately contacted Trips2Italy and they promptly rescheduled the tour to the next day. Highly appreciate such a gesture.
St. Marks basilica and Doges palace were beautiful. The Bridge of Sighs was touchy. The Gondola ride was magical to say the least. Thankfully the weather held up pretty well on Days 2 and 3. The Island tour with Murano, Burano and Torcello was pretty good. The ferry was outstanding.
The train journey from Venice to Rome was comfortable and on time. The next day our pick up arrived on time and dropped us off at Rome airport.
In Rome we stayed at Hotel Columbia twice. Once for 2 nights and once for 1 night before departure. On the first occasion the room allotted was very small. That room will suffice for solo travellers. However for couples I suggest allocate bigger rooms. We had limited space for our luggage. We informed Trips2Italy about this.
They promptly arranged a bigger room for us the next time. Highly appreciate it. The food at the hotel was very good.They helped us with our sight seeing too. Very cordial and friendly staff. Rooms were well maintained and air conditioning was also Good.
In Venice we stated at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal. It was right across the train station. We got a nice room with a beautiful view of the canal. The breakfast was extensive and well prepared. We loved it.
Overall our honeymoon was memorable and we will cherish it for the rest of our lives. We are ever grateful to Trips2Italy for planning and executing such an awesome trip. Kindly find attached pics from our honeymoon. Grazie mille . Sei il migliore.
Thanks and best rgds
Ullas Krishnan and Nivedita