It was the Trip of a Lifetime. We spent 30 days in Italy, half of the time included our children and grandchildren. We stayed in Rome, Montalcino, Radda, Florence, a villa in Monsummano Terme, Orvieto and Fiumicino. Our travel agency understood exactly the type of trip we envisioned. Our agent made suggestions on our itinerary and booked lodging and guides and drivers to complete our trip. The hotels were perfect for us, and the villa was gorgeous. Many of her recommendations for restaurants and sights to see were very helpful. She stayed in contact with us along the way, ready to answer our questions and make any additional arrangements we might need. All of us were very pleased with our accommodations and activities.
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We found out about Zicasso in 2013 through the website. At that time we were planning a trip to New Zealand. Zicasso recommended a travel agent, who did an outstanding job helping us plan that trip. We had such a good experience that we contacted Zicasso again when planning our trip to Italy. The service is superb - just keep doing what you do now.
The whole trip was exactly what we hoped for.
A special highlight was a weeklong stay at the villa in Tuscany. The property was well located and maintained. The house was beautifully decorated and comfortable. We enjoyed the vistas of the nearby hills and the vineyard and olive orchard adjacent to the house. We relaxed in the large swimming pool, and our grandchildren loved meeting the nearby farm animals. This was a perfect place to stay with three generations of our family. We had a wonderful day trip to Pisa and Lucca with a great driver, and a tour of a gelato factory all arranged through our travel agent.
Florence was our focal point and we thoroughly enjoyed the tours arranged for us. The guides were very knowledgeable and spoke English well. We visited many museums and historic sites, ate delicious Italian food and had a great time.
We also enjoyed the winery tours. We had a full-day tour in Montalcino and Montepulciano with a driver. Our travel agency also arranged for tastings at Antinori in Tuscany and Decugnano dei Barbi in Umbria.
If we took this trip again I would focus on a few of the Tuscan hill towns, trying to find the balance between quality and quantity. We wanted to see many hill towns and didn’t allow enough time for the driving and parking outside the historic centers and to also fully explore each medieval town. I think we should have chosen just a few so we could spend more time visiting each one.
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