We were able to have the trip of a lifetime thanks to the wonderful planning by this Italian travel agency, whom we were referred to by Zicasso. Starting from the hotels, all the way down to the travel arrangements to and from the hotel and between cities, the experience was painless and hassle free.
The tours & activities organised for us were all customized to our needs and interests. Our trip planner took great care to understand what we wanted from our vacation. The tours took us through all the important sites and landmarks in each city - the fast passes were a great idea as it gave us more free time to fully see the cities and all they had to offer. The guides in each in every activity were extremely knowledgeable and personable, adding to the whole experience. The fact that the guides were local also really added to the experience as they were intimately familiar with the history of the locations, good spots to eat, etc.The tips our travel agency provided for what to do with our free time were also very helpful as we didn't have to spend too much time planning, and more time enjoying our time in the cities. The same can be said for the restaurant guides, as we went to many of the recommended restaurants.
This trip was our honeymoon, we needed it to go perfectly, and thanks to our travel agency, it did! To anyone looking to have amazing vacation, we highly recommend both the trip and this company!
There were so many highlights that picking a few is difficult. Below are some of our highlights from each city:
Venice: Amongst all the cities, Venice was our favourite. Our sunset gondola ride was beautiful and simply walking in Venice was amazing. We also went to a Vivaldi concert performed by Interpreti Veneziani at the Chiesa San Vidal, which really added to whole our experience in Venice.
Florence: The bike ride in Florence was particularly noteworthy, as we had a fantastic guide who was extremely personable and knowledgeable. Cooking class in Florence was also something different, and a lot of fun. We had the best steak of our lives in Florence at Antico Ristorante di Cambi as well! The Piazzale Michelangelo offered a spectacular view of Florence from above. The Duomo is a sight we will always remember.
Rome: Food in Rome in general was consistently the best, including the gelato! The tour of the forum and Palatine hill was a highlight, as was simply wandering around Rome and taking in all the sites. The fact that the Largo di Torre Argentina was used as a cat sanctuary came as a pleasant surprise to us cat lovers!
Sorrento: The hotel in Sorrento, Hotel Prestige, had a spectacular view of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius and was another highlight, as it was for our honeymoon. Our guide took us to all the key spots along the Amalfi Coast. He was also responsible for recommending our best meal while in Italy, lunch at Trattoria e Pizzeria Cumpa Cosimo in Ravello. He really added to our experience in Sorrento. A boat ride around Capri (Organized by our hotel), was another highlight. Pompeii was fascinating as well.
If we could do it again, we would research restaurants in advance of our trip, as not every restaurant we went to (recommended or not) was a hit. We were not fully aware that the hotels rooms had afternoon check ins, so after a 10 hour trip to Venice, we could not check into our rooms and freshen up. However, these were minor inconveniences relative to the amazing time we had in Italy.
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