July 31, 2013

A Romantic Getaway - July 2013

Hey Kathy,

Our trip to Italy was truly unforgettable thanks to you! We cannot thank you enough for the fabulous itinerary you put together for us. You really listened and understood the kind of vacation we were looking for, and delivered beyond our expectations. 

When traveling from city to city in a foreign country, it can be very overwhelming, but you made everything so easy for us! From Florence, to Chianti, to the Cinque Terre, each leg of our trip was well planned out with perfect detail. Every hotel and Bed and Breakfast you setup for us was in the best locations and the accommodations were perfect! 

You really know the Tuscany area inside and out, and we felt very taken care of and  in good hands. You were always there for us if we needed help and pointed us in the right direction every time! Each restaurant you suggested was incredibly delicious and the insider events you told us about were amazing! It all really made the trip a very special experience and made us feel like locals!


Alex & Annie - New York, NY

Kayaking to Vernazza
In Chianti

July 12, 2013

A Romantic Getaway - July 2013

Hi Kathy,
We had such an incredible trip. The place was fantastic - we loved it - very tranquil, clean, unpretentious and the location was just perfect. The organic lunch was also one of our favorite activities  - so thank you again for that recommendation and set up. We also ate at the restaurant next door which was divine - probably one of the best meals we had.
Thanks again, we had the most memorable time!
Serene B. – San Francisco, CA

July 8, 2013

A Grand Family Reunion

I can't tell you how happy I am that this family's vacation turned out to be everything they had hoped for! What a great group! All of us enjoyed them... and hope to see them again (soon)! 

 Dear Kathy,

Well, your web page rings true...a Tuscan Vacation "tailored to the needs of your unique group that offers the trip of a lifetime."  You delivered for this family of 14 (complete with a 9, 7 & 4 year old) and then some.

As we began this adventure more than a year ago, my confidence in you grew with each detailed and informative email. So many options for villa choices made our final decision of the gorgeous villa, that housed all of us comfortably, an easy one. The itinerary you suggested was a perfect mix of visiting the surrounding cities and allowing time for our large family to unwind at the end of the day. Swimming in our beautiful pool and kickball games until dark with the kids was the bonus round.

Our drivers who picked us up at the airport in Rome and transported us each day could not have been more accommodating. They were helpful, enthusiastic and informative. A stop for groceries...no problem. Buying a new pair of shorts for one of the kids, we can do it. One more town on the way home...sure!

San Gimignano, SienaFlorencePisa were made more wonderful by our tour guides Susanna and Sara who made history come alive even for the kids. Tenuta Casanova offered all of us the wonderful experience of making pasta, focaccia and tiramisu on the organic farm owned by Rita and Silvano. Restaurant recommendations in each town were all enjoyed, even if in one of them our Italian wasn't good enough to stop the food from coming!

As reluctant as we all were to leave our Villa on Saturday, our drivers accommodated us one more time on our way back to Rome with an unscheduled stop in Orvieto which proved to be one of our favorite towns.
At no time on this whole trip did I ever worry about transfers or reservations.  And I don't know how you pulled off the perfect weather, but you did.  

We all can't thank you enough for providing us with a beautiful vacation and memories that will last a lifetime.  We will sing your praises to anyone interested in experiencing the beauty that is Tuscany.

All my best,
Elaine G. – New OrleansLA