I apologize that it took me so long to write to you. We have been very busy and I wanted to wait until I had the time to give my message some thought. There were so many things we loved that I didn’t want to forget any. Please feel free to share my review on your website. I’ve been recommending you to everyone who talks to me about the trip.
We were very happy with everything about the trip, starting with the first contact with Eco Italia. I sent the same request for a custom trip to several places and you were the only ones who actually responded with a proposed itinerary. Everyone else wanted me to provide details about all of the places we wanted to go and what we wanted to see. I felt that if I had that much knowledge of Italy, I wouldn’t need a travel agency to plan the trip. I didn’t want to miss any “must see” sites just because I didn’t know about them. Although you responded with a great itinerary, we didn’t make it to every city as planned. We enjoyed Gubbio so much that we decided to spend a second day there and skipped Cortona. The nice thing was that your planning allowed us the flexibility to make changes even during the trip. You were very responsive to our questions both before and during the trip and were always available to answer our questions. The first time we went to Italy, we did so with a typical travel agency itinerary. We saw a lot of things but it was not at all flexible and it was exhausting. We felt like we didn’t have time to really experience the places we went and wanted to do it differently this time. I felt like this trip provided a much more authentic Italian experience.
My brother commented on how well planned the trip was and my husband said that the villa was the nicest place he’s ever stayed. My mother could only say that everything was perfect. The accommodations were in a perfect location and were exactly what we had in mind. The food there was outstanding. It was very convenient to have breakfasts and dinners there. They even surprised us with some snacks on the days we got back early enough to enjoy their beautiful patio. The only thing I would recommend for future travelers who stay there is to get a room on the side of the building that faces the restaurant if possible. The internet connection was not good on the other side and the peacock, who woke up very early in the morning, was also much louder on that side. We had three rooms, all of which were very large and would have comfortably slept 3-4 people.
We hope to return to Italy to tour another region in the future and will definitely contact you to plan our next trip. Thank you for providing our family with such a wonderful trip.
Customized trip to Italy – May 2014