Lovely Venice Vacation

Review for Venice

Emily worked with us for the perfect trip. Our pre-vacation planning session was helpful to lessen any anxiety of what to expect when arriving in Venice.
The water taxi transport from the airport to our hotel was seamless. The accommodations in Venice were lovely and in a great location. The wine and Cicchetti walking tour was a lot of fun. The water taxi from the hotel to the cruise ship went as planned exactly on time. When the cruise ship docked in Civitavecchia, Italy, Emily had arranged a private tour guide for our day in Rome. Stephano was accommodating and a lot of fun.
It was so nice to have him drive us right up to whatever we wanted to see which lessened needless walking for us.
This is the second time we have used Trips2Italy for our Italian vacation.
They are the best!

Beloved Rome

Review for Wonderful Tour of Rome

Thank you for a wonderful planned precruise tour of your beloved Rome. We were able to walk or take the Hop On Hop Off everywhere we wanted to go.
The tours you planned fully educated us about the ancient Roma sights. We also really enjoyed media presentations at the Forums of Augustus and Julius Caesar.
Of course, the Travestere Food Walking tour was a highlight before embarking on the Koningsdam.
Ciao,
Amelia and Jim Strickland

Italy Better!

Review for Lake Como

"Tommaso and Giulia, Italy is a way better than Germany!We are in our way to Venice for our last stop on the best trip of our life! Varenna was our favourite stop. We almost sent you a postcard saying "we are staying here. Sell all our stuff and send us the money!" We plan on returning to Lake Como as soon as life allows! Thanks for all of your help. You're the best!"

Patrizia and Michael R.

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"Both Michael and I had a really terrific time in Italy. I would like to thank Trips2Italy for the wonderful Bottle of champagne that was sent to us. Rome was terrific and we stayed at a really nice place. It was really close to the old Rome, really close to the Spanish Steps Mr T. was a really nice man who greeted us and even bought me some flowers for our Honeymoon. Pompeii was terrific and so were the Guided tours, really nice people. I loved the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel was terrific, and the tour of the Colosseum and ancient roman buildings to include the Fountain of Trevi. Florence was terrific The PHL was really nice, The view from our window was terrific. From there we could walk anywhere in Florence. The Tour to Pisa was great.. going up on the tower was a great experience. The whole place was wonderful. Going to the Accademia Gallery Museum was one of my Husbands and mine greatest part seeing the original statue of David. The train travel was great.. once in Milano we toured the city the first day The Last Supper and il Duomo di Milano were really terrific After returning to Rome it was really nice to have been picked up at the train station and taken to the Airport.. that made the ending of the trip much nicer. The H. was a really nice choice for hotel for our last night.I have nothing but great things to say Thank you for all of your help it was a trip of a lifetime and especially thank you Maria, you were very nice and professional..."

Richard Marzella’s Family – Amalfi Coast Capri Rome Birthday and Family Vacation

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Tommaso,
So sorry for the delay in reaching out to you, but being away for 10 days has put me way behind.
First of all our family trip to Italy could not of turned out any more spectacular than it did, from the drivers such as Tony and Cloudio?? to the private tour guides Simona, Irene and Damiano we couldnt have been set up any better.
Your itinerary worked perfectly and we got a small taste of Italy (especially Lucios cooking) that will last us a lifetime or until Jennie and I decide to go back.
Your attention to detail was magnificent and afforded us such a great opportunity to see the Amalfi coast and Rome in the short time that we had.

Again a big Thank You from the entire Marzella family, we added one in Capri on August the 7th when my son proposed to his girlfriend, what a perfect spot.
Ciao
Rich

Ralph D.

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It was wonderful. Definitely one of the best vacations we have ever taken. We spent 5 days in Rome, 5 days in Positano, 8 days in Sicily and 3 days in Venice. Everything was great and each location was different. We were very impressed with the amount of history and the number of ruins in Sicily. There was so much to see with a great variety. The weather was also outstanding.

Robin M. – Amalfi Coast & Rome Family Vacation

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Buongiorno Emily!

We had a great time in Italy and overall were very happy with all the tours, etc. As far as logistics, all the drivers were on time and we got from place to place as expected.

As far as the guides, all were excellent, with no exceptions - knowledgeable as well as personable. Marco was the driver/guide for Amalfi coast, The Boat crew for the Capri boat trip, Simona in Pompeii, and tour group in Rome. We had the same guide, Serena, for both the Colosseum/Roman Forum and Catacombs tour, and she was excellent. The Vatican tour was good as well - could've used another hour on the tour, but then again time is limited and there's too much there anyway. You have good connections with these tour providers.

As far as hotels, the one in Sorrento was lovely - the place is clean (and had nice towels and plenty of soap and shampoo), the people are nice and the breakfast is excellent. It was also in a good location.

The hotel in Rome, however, was a bit lacking. The location was ok, the rooms were larger than in Sorrento, and the staff was friendly enough. However, they really skimp on services. Our individual complaints seem minor but taken together they show a hotel management that doesn't care about guests, only about saving money. The rooms aren't too clean - ants come into the rooms through the small terrace outside (so no proper bug spraying); the bathrooms were not thoroughly cleaned each day; the towels were thin; the shower curtains were terrycloth (I've never seen that in any other hotel) so they were always damp and musty-smelling; the plastic shower curtain liner in my daughters' bathtub wasn't long enough so the first time they showered water leaked out of the bathroom and into the foyer (then we had to put the terrycloth shower curtain into the tub to prevent the water from getting out); and we had to ask for additional soap bars. They had liquid bath gel/shampoo combination, which isn't good for either a shower or a shampoo. The breakfast room was noticeably understaffed, given the number of guests staying at the hotel.
Overall, it didn't detract from our enjoyment of Rome, but for your future bookings you may want to check further on this particular hotel. It needs to be managed by people who aren't looking to cut corners.

We enjoyed everything on the trip so it's hard to pick a favorite thing, but the highlights for my daughters were the Blue Grotto/boat ride and the Colosseum/Roman Forum tour. The food was excellent and they had gelato every day. We also tried a few of the restaurants suggested in your tour materials.

Thanks again for arranging this tour. We were pleased with your service and would use your company again in the future.

Best, Robin

Kate & Andrew S. – Lake Como Tuscany Rome Amalfi Honeymoon

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Tommaso!

First of all, THANK YOU for the most incredible trip we have ever taken! I cant say enough great things about the locations you picked out, the hotel rooms, and even the fine details of what kinds of views our rooms had. We also really appreciated the small touches like the Champagne and treats at each of our hotel spots. No small detail was gone un-noticed. It truly made the world of a difference in our experience!

We absolutely loved Italy!!

Lake Como is hands-down our favorite. We hope to return there again someday. Possibly for an Anniversary trip? 🙂 We hope to spend more time in Como, but also explore some of the other sides of the lake when we return.

We loved the Itinerary. For never going to Italy before, it's hard to know what we would like/dislike, but I think Andrew and I are on mutual agreement that we could have done without Milan. While we appreciate the history, I think we could have stuck to just Florence and Rome for the "city" vibe of our trip. We absolutely loved Lake Como (Like I said) and all of our experiences in Tuscany. I wish we would have done more food tours, similar to the ones we did in Rome, but again, thats not something we could have known without going through the experience. It was cool to eat like a local, and go off the beaten path of tourist spots. We could have also skipped the Vatican. Although it's a one-in-a-lifetime thing to see, we aren't particularly religious people, so the significance of it was sort of lost on us. It was great to see the sistine chapel while we were there though. That, I would recommend.

We stuck to your planned itinerary for the entire trip, which was exceptional. We do not feel like we "missed out" on anything in Italy. With that being said, the schedule was so jam packed that we really didn't have a lot of leisure time to wander the streets, with the exception of 1 day in Como, 1 day in Siena, and our last day in Sorrento. While we feel like we got the most "bang for the buck" with our itinerary, I think we both under-estimated how jam-packed our schedules would be and I think we both agreed that we would have toned down the tours a bit if we were to do it all over again. Again, with that being said, we learned a lot in each place we went and having a guided tour did help us make the most of the time we had in each city, because it showed us what to spend our time on and what to skip. So, I suppose its a catch-22. We certainly feel like we had an incredible experience and each day we learned something more and more valuable to take back and share with our friends and family.

We have a few more friends getting married soon and considering planning their honeymoon. I have already recommended you to one of our couple friends. I cant imagine NOT going through a planner like you for such a trip, and we wished you did trips like this for other countries too!

Thank you again for all of the time, effort, details and special touches you put to making our Honeymoon simply incredible. Your Italy is certainly beautiful, and we feel that you helped us experience it in the best way possible.

Thank you again!!

Kate & Andrew S.

Shannon, Tara and Shea

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"Dear Tommaso, we are all having an amazing time! Sicily was beautiful and exciting to see all the ruins and sights. We are enjoing Rome now such an amazing trip for all!Grazie!Thank you!"

Adrian and Betty C.

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Overall we had a great time. All the Guides were great and we really enjoyed all the places that we visited. The first Hotel, in Sorrento although nice and comfortable with a nice view we found a few things that could be improved upon Our favorites of the vacation were the Amalfi Coast Drive, the Cooking Class in Sorrento, the Market in Palermo , the drive to and time spent in Erice, Sicily and the various spots in Rome e.g. Sistine Chapel, The Pantheon, The Trevi Fountain etc One final comment, Trips2Italy provided a great itinerary and excellent details of each location to further our enjoyment, I would, and already have, recommended using your Travel Company if traveling to Italy.