You did an outstanding job! You learned what we wanted and you arranged each and every detail. I never worried that someone wouldn't show up, or our tickets would be missing... everything was done perfectly.
Lancaster, PA (2016-08-10)
Hi Maria, We are sadly back from Italy. We really enjoyed our trip! Thanks again for all your help. The tour guides were all phenomenal! We especially liked Stephanie in Rome (Vatican and colosseum). Our driver/guide for Siena - Christian. Ilaria who came with us to Lucca and Pisa was so fun to be with all day. The people who met us at the airports, trains etc. were all great and nice and helpful. The hotel in Rome was very nice. The staff were really friendly and attentive. They served us champagne on our arrival! Great breakfast! Apartment the girls were in was very spacious and secure. My only complaint was the noise at night. I definitely would get a room not facing the piazza next time. I loved the Florence hotel family suite. The owner, his son and the staff were wonderful. Again a great breakfast and very quiet at night. The Venice hotel was lovely. Rooms were really nice. Breakfast was more elaborate then the other hotels and beautiful outside area to eat in. Staff again very pleasant. I would say they were all in great locations! All very clean and well kept. Both the Vespa tour and cooking class were a lot of fun. I'm so glad we waited until the kids were older. We had a really good time on the different food excursions and partaking in the wine!
Atlanta, GA (2016-06-06)
Hello Beth! We returned from Italy on Saturday evening and I just wanted to send you an email to let you know what an amazing experience we had. Every single aspect of our trip was perfect. All of our drivers and tour guides were exceptional, and I can not compliment you and the Select Italy team enough. As I told you eight months ago when we started this venture, I just didn't know where to begin and the process was overwhelming. Your services helped simplify everything as we embarked on our first, most definitely not our last, trip to Italy. I look forward to working with you in the future! Thanks again for all your assistance.
Milford, CT (2016-06-02)
Dear Beth: I just wanted you to know how wonderful our trip to Northern Italy was and cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you did to make this trip truly a “once in a lifetime experience.” The hotels were exquisite, the service was impeccable, and the guides and drivers were amazing. We truly enjoyed the culture, people, and of course the food and wine to its fullest. We would love to plan our next trip to Italy as soon as things calm down in our life. Again, thank you and your team so much for everything you did for us make this trip happen.
My family and I have been on many tours, worldwide. I must say Beth and her team put together one of the best experiences I’ve ever had, bar none. Each stop was met with well versed professionals who never missed a beat. Each excursion was well planned and customized to our specifications. It was so impressive, I got engaged ;) Thanks Select Italy!
Newtown Square, PA (2015-10-14)
Maria: I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the incredible job you and Select Italy did in arranging and managing our recent trip to Venice and Croatia. While our trip had many moving parts, you managed each aspect flawlessly! We were picked up and delivered on time and you communicated changes to our itinerary immediately. All of your recommendations were spot on and the hotels were fabulous. The side trips embellished the trip with a richness we could never have achieved on our own. I only wish you handled other countries as well! Thanks for all your help. When we think of our vacation, we will think of Select Italy and you!
Our trip through Italy was amazing and exceeded our expectations. This was our first custom trip and Select Italy. Maria Meyer, worked closely with us to tailor this trip to our specifications. We felt valued and treated extremely well through the entire planning process and the result was outstanding. We were met promptly at all appropriate locations and traveled comfortably throughout the stay. Our hotels were comfortable, well located and charming. The concierge service at all the hotels was excellent but most especially at the Residenza di Ripetta in Rome. Our itinerary was ambitious, but gave us a wonderful taste of three cities we look forward to visiting again. The guides arranged for our private tours made our experience so much more vibrant. We would like to mention Karim at Pompeii and Anna at the Vatican for greatly enriching our enjoyment of these amazing historical location. The travel information provided for us before the trip helped us to travel confidently through a country we'd never visited before. We even became seasoned train travelers. The level of detail was excellent. Each place we visited was unique: Florence was an awe inspiring experience! There was so much to see and do and its beauty was truly breathtaking. We sat on the terrace atop the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni with our wine and marveled at the panorama before us. Rome was a different experience and I really fell in love with the vibrancy of the people all around us as we took in such iconic historical locations. Sorrento was a good final stop on our trip - we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Vesuvius and the boats and the hills of Amalfi. Capri was a fun last stop - just pure enjoyment. We hope to travel to Italy again some day to see the areas we missed this trip.
Chicago, IL (2015-01-12)
Beth, The trip was SO great. Everything you planned was flawless. We loved all of our hotels and the guides in Rome and Florence were the best! Thanks again for everything!
Canning Vale, Australia (2014-11-17)
Hi Maria, Sorry - have been meaning to email you to thank you for a wonderful holiday - the whole trip was amazing and the itinerary was very good. We were also blessed with wonderful weather. The accommodation was very good and if I had any critical comment it would only be that the accommodation in Tuscany was a little remote. However the rest of our accommodations were in great locations and close to everything we wanted to visit. Our tour guides were exceptional with special mention of Mauro in Rome who loves history and was very informative as well as entertaining. George in Tuscany and Emanuela in Florence were also excellent guides. All our transport was waiting for us at train stations or airports and the mini vans were clean and modern. We never had to wait for any of our transport. Danieli Wine Suite was excellent and we also enjoyed the cooking class in Tuscany and the pizza making in Rome although we made Tiramisu at both lessons. Given the speed of having to put this holiday together any criticisms are of a minor nature. Thank you so much Maria for an awesome holiday and for wonderful memories.
Perth, Australia (2014-11-16)
Hello Maria, We had an absolutely wonderful holiday thank you!! Every transfer was on time (if not 10 mins early), and the drivers were all very helpful, courteous and friendly. The cars were all beautiful. We enjoyed every hotel that we stayed in, and the locations were all wonderful. The hotel staff were all very professional and friendly, and the services couldn't be better. The only time we felt a bit isolated was in Tuscany when we didn't have transport for a day, but we managed. Everything flowed perfectly from beginning to end, and we didn't have to worry about anything. Thank you so much for your attention to detail, and all the helpful hints and personal touches that you provided. We also had 3 weeks of beautiful weather, with not a drop of rain, which was also lovely. It was definitely a trip of a lifetime, which renewed our love for Italy, and one that was extra special for us all. We will definitely be recommending you and your company to anyone who asks. Once again, grazie!!
Edina, MN (2014-11-03)
Beth, We had a fantastic trip to Italy! It was a home run! Thank you so much for your services. You really did a great job. We loved our driver. La Sirenuse was unbelievable. It might be my favorite hotel in the world! Positano was a great home base. The tour of Amalfi Coast was fantastic. Our boat ride to Capri was both of our favorite part of the trip. Leo was fantastic and the boat was perfect! We loved meeting your colleague. She was adorable. The hotel, Ceasar Agustus, in Capri was gorgeous. The high speed train to Rome, was just plain fun. We had lunch and drinks at Hotel Russie. It was fabulous. Our personal shopper was slightly crazy, but super fun. We really enjoyed her. I plan to call her and have her send me things. Thank you very much. It was really a special trip. We are already trying to think of when we can go back! Thank you!
Fort Meyers, FL (2014-10-21)
Dear Beth We can't say enough about this wonderful trip - It was great - the private tour guides wonderful - the places visited the best - from Florence to Positano to Sicily. The amount of time in each place was just right - finally Rome was great - loved the hotel and location - were able to walk everywhere and we did - you did a wonderful job. On our own we made it to the bourgeses gallery - we walked from there thru the park to the hotel - we walked from the Vatican across the Castle bridge - and along a tree covered road back to the hotel. Everything was special - we couldn't ask for more! Thanks.
Chicago, IL (2014-09-21)
Hi Beth - Hope you are doing well! I wanted to write a quick thank you to let you know how wonderful our honeymoon was! Everything was just perfect and ran so smoothly!! From the wineries to the sea at Amalfi -- It really was our dream trip and we couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out. Our biggest thanks for all your help and hopefully we'll be able to work with you again on a future trip to Italy!! Thank you again - it truly was more than we could have hoped for.
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