I first met Carlo on the streets of Roma in 1999. Actually our small group escorted trip had been prearranged and impeccably planned for months ahead of our arrival, but I had personally never met Carlo until I arrived in Bella Roma. Several of us arrived ahead of the tour to take in a few extra days in Milano & Firenze before meeting up with the rest of the group in Roma. Carlo graciously arranged our separate hotel accommodations and gave us information and help in museum/gallery bookings, as well as arranging our rail transport to Roma. It was so nice to not have to worry about anything! Carlo adds his personal touch as a native Italian and is conscientious about your “travel happiness”. He even changed our hotel in Roma just before we arrived as he felt the original selection wasn’t quite up to his standards. I was truly impressed by his service.
Carlo is knowledgeable on all areas of Italia and let us be flexible and customized our small group tour to fit our desires. Our trip covered Roma, the Apulia (Puglia) region and the Amalfi Coast/Pompeii. Every part of the trip had a different flavor, and because we were a small group we were able to explore Italia more like natives instead of tourists. Carlo was a marvelous guide and we had a wonderful experience, making new friends and sharing memories we all treasured.
I can whole-heartedly recommend using Eco-Italia to plan all your trips to Italia, because once you go you’ll long to go back again as I did! For my second trip (in October 2001) I traveled with just my Mom on an independent tour. The two of us felt completely safe and once more our trip arrangements and accommodations set up by Carlo worked out great. For this trip I opted to take in an encore and savor the Eternal City and then go north to also take in Assisi, Orvieto, Lucca & Pisa. Our trip ended much too soon along the beautiful Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera towns. It was absolutely fabulous! Another trip I won’t forget. Thanks, Carlo, for all your help in making my Italian dreams come true!
Customized trip to Italia September 1999 & October 2001
Custom travel and tour planning to Italy by Eco Italia