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.

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.

Paula,Alisa and Stacey

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"Tommaso, we are having a wonderful time on our trip. We just left Sicily and are enjoying our day in Sorrento."

Bessie & Andrew G. – Sicily Private Group Tour

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Tommaso,
Andrew and I sincerely thank you for all the work you did to customize an amazing trip to Sicily and for being with us every step of the way to make sure that each of us was being taken care. The customized itinerary far exceeded my personal expectations, and I loved every moment of this trip. I especially want to thank you for being sure that I was given ample time for photos and for always guiding me to the right spots to capture the great memories.
Our trip home went very smoothly with every flight being right on time. I am unpacked and third load of laundry is running right now, but my eyes are about to close so I am off to bed.
Ciao,
Bessie

Delinda S.

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What a trip! We hated to come home but were so tired that we needed to! We absolutely love Sicily, it's beautiful Thank you so much for the planning You are the best!!!!!"

Robert and Monica N.

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"Buonasera!Grazie for a fabulous Italian Vacation! Your program and organization are masterful and you are to be commended!The two weeks were completely different so let's deal with them separately.1. Sicily. Of course it was amazing and beautiful. The highlights, for us were Palermo and the BDF The tour guide for the custom escorted trip, Marco, was lovely We thought you showed us a wonderful taste of Sicily with regard to scenery, history and food.2. Milan and Torino. We loved it!!!! The staff at the were amazing. Very helpful. We also had one of the most spectacular meals of our life at Emilia and Carlo... The agenda, tours, guides and hotels were fabulous. Our biggest problem was how to get all the cheese, vinegar and chocolate home.Grazie per una vacanza indimenticabile!!!"

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.

Terry & Bill S. – 50th Wedding Anniversary Sicily Trip – Bright Travel Agency’s Clients

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Dear Natalie,
We are writing to you regarding a recent trip to Sicily that you arranged for us. Before booking our trip, we were told by friends who had already been to the island that it was a good place to visit. Now that we have been there, we agree.

All of the arrangements that you made for us turned out to be excellent and without any problems. We were booked into hotels that had good locations and that were of high quality. The view of the shoreline and Mount Etna from the balcony of the Hotel Diodoro was magnificent. The food and all of the services provided at the two hotels were very good..

We were also well satisfied with our English-speaking private drivers. All of them were punctual and courteous. We appreciated their advice regarding good local restaurants and information that they gave to us as they drove us to our various destinations.

All of the guides at our destination points were also very good. They were well-schooled regarding the sites that we visited, considerate of the amount of time that we wanted to spend at various sites within each destination, answered all of our questions and allowed us to move at a reasonable pace.

We found the information given to us by Tomasso in our private pre-trip phone conversation with him to be very helpful. He was patient and thorough in giving us valuable detailed information on all major aspects of our trip. Any questions that we had were answered to our satisfaction. Our conversation with him (and you in a three-party conference call) was certainly valuable.

Through the literature that you sent to us and through our phone conversations with you, nothing was left uncovered. We benefitted from your good information regarding terminals and gates at airports, foreign currency conversions, taxes, tipping practices and other advice that made our trip easier. You covered everythingeven including a present in honor of our 50th wedding anniversary.

Sicily is an interesting place to visit. We highly recommend booking a trip there through Bright Travel Agency and Trips2Italy.

Thank you,
Terry and Bill S. - Clients of Bright Travel Agency, California

Amelia and James S.

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"Dear Amber,I am forwarding the e-mail that I sent to friends upon our return from our wonderful trip to answer your question: What did you see and do while you were there? Then I will give you feedback about the Rome experience that you planned in such details. Jim and I just returned home from our Rome Adventure. What a coincidence that the movie To Rome with Love by Woody Allen was available on the flight to Rome. Trips-2-Italy, a tour company based in Houston planned our tour of Rome which met my expectations. We took in all the sights that I had learned about in Latin I and II---the catacombs, the Appian Way, Roman Aqueduct. Michelangelos Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica was overwhelming. I can hardly fathom that Michelangelo sculpted the Pieta with Mary and Jesus when he was only 24 years old. And according to some critics he believed that the tomb of Pope Julius, which he never completed, was his best work. The focus is Moses. The structure of the Pantheon, the best preserved Roman building, was fascinating. Seeing the Trevi Fountain illuminated at night was mesmermizing. In Miss Morrisons English II class, I remember memorizing Shakespearean lines such as And you, too, Brutus? quoted by Julius Caesar and I was walking over the Roman Forum where this took placeWOW! Finally we wandered thru the Colosseum and it is just thatcolossal!We headed to the port to embark the Viking Star, one of cruisings most beautiful small ships. I now understand what the Viking brand is and I liked it! We discovered the heritage(It was mindboggling how many countries had ruled each of the islands), culture, history and tasted typical foods of Pompeii, Sicily, Sardinia, Mallorca, Spain, and Valencia, Spain. We learned so much history and marveled at such scenic beauty. We truly experienced Mediterranean Splendors! Ciao. . . AmeliaReview of the Rome experience by Trips2Italy::From the time that your driver met us at the airport and transported us to the Hotel Columbia and picked us up again to take us to the port, your Rome plan did meet our expectations and more as I stated in the e-mail. It was very comforting and secure feeling to have the same driver for all of the transfers. He was very professional, friendly, and desiring of us to have the best experience possible. He was so excited about the big cricket match taking place on Sunday, Feb. 14. That way we learned firsthand how important cricket is in the six countries that were participating in the big match.We were very pleased with our accommodations and service that were so graciously provided by the full staff at Hotel in Rome. They even wrote us a nice note wishing us a nice stay. They would patiently give us directions and answer any questions. We loved going upstairs to the patio for cappuccinos and a snack in the afternoon before heading out to another sight.We loved the walking/eating tour that Thursday night in Trastevere . We learned the history of Rome at the Tiber River. It was a great way to sample many restaurants and the specialty foods that we otherwise would not have had the time to take in. We liked going to the small homegrown restaurants that are still run by the same local families for generations that the Romans choose to eat at. A highlight was Spirito di Vino, which was formerly a Jewish synagogue before the Jewish were sent to live in the Jewish ghetto. Another was Innocenti which had so many mouthwatering biscotti to choose froman impossible task . Not as many visitors go on the Appian Way, Catacombs, Aqueduct excursion . But I am glad that we did, just for reasons I stated in my e-mail. But I learned so much that made me understand the history of Romes commerce and the Christians in Rome. I liked seeing the frescoes, stucco work and graffiti engraved by the Christian worshippers even before the edict given by ConstantineTo see the mighty aqueduct system built by the Romans was amazing. Then to learn that the barbarians destroyed parts of the system to destroy Rome was very informative and mind-boggling.Friday afternoon we visited Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and St. Peter-in-Chains church. To see what Michelangelo considered his greatest work, the tomb of Pope Julius II including the famous statue of Moses was absolutely breathtaking!The highlight for us was the Vatican City Tour City tour. Not having to wait in line, getting started very early, and missing the crowds made for a wonderful experience. The very competent guide who sees educating tourists about The Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica as her passion made this excursion exceptional!Our last tour, Ancient and Old Rome, on Sunday morning before we were to be trasnsfered to the Viking Star, was very informative. We just did not have as much time as we thought we would at The Colosseum and the Roman Forum. It was rushed. Since the security line to get into the Colosseum was so long, we did not have time to actually do the Roman Forum part of the tour.As you can see, we were very pleased with all of the excellent services that Enjoy Rome provided. The guides are well educated, skilled in tour guiding, and passionate about the subject matter. We liked the small bus and walking tours that were more intimate__ as if they were designed just for us. I do not remember the names of our tour guides and driver, but if it is anyway possible, I would like for you to relay our very positive evaluations to their administrative directors for it is the tour guide that really makes a tour successful.Trips2Italy was highly recommended to me and I am highly doing the same to others. I hope to write up this same email as an article and submit it to International Travel News so many more interested travellers will learn about you. Ciao & Grazie,Amelia S. "