” Dear Carlo,
I am writing to thank you for the great vacation you implemented for us while we were in Italy. I
knew that using the services of Eco-Italia, our family had a guarantee that our time in Italy would
be well spent since you, as a native of the land of the Etruscans and Romans, were our guide.
The actual experience exceeded all of our expectations. The selections of hotels were superb,
which achieved a balance between great places and value. An example, amongst others, was the
Hotel in Bagno Vignoni with its Etruscan hot springs, and the great breakfasts
[yes, I still remember the delicious morning coffee, yogurt & plums, and tasty pastries].
The excellence of your service was over and above the call of duty and I am grateful that you
organized –in a very timely manner I may add- all of the Internet connections that I had
requested of you so my “connectivity” was never lost, even in the more remote locations such as
Cinque Terra. Your involvement as a native of Italy added a friendly dimension simply not
possible under the environment of an impersonal larger tour, and it gave us the knowledge of the
important details that we would have missed, had we made the tour by ourselves alone.
Our daughter’s 16th birthday in Siena will be well remembered by all of us as we celebrated and
received the special hospitality thanks to your presence at the restaurant; finally, the theatre
evening & 7 course dinner for my wife and I at the Enoteca was indeed a superb experience.
Without hesitation, I recommend the use of your services to anyone who is considering a
vacation in Italy; not only will they get a native to guide them through this beautiful and
interesting land, but in addition, they will be well cared for since your attention to detail will give
them the extra value that converts a mere vacation in Italy into a “Living an Italian Experience”.
The sad part was the realization that our “Italian Experience” had to come to an end.
Customized trip to Italy March, 2001
Custom travel and tour planning to Italy by Eco Italia