We had a wonderful trip to Italy and the terrific tours you arranged made our trip particularly memorable. All of the guides were wonderful with our kids! My daughters learned a lot but also managed to impress the guides with their knowledge and wonderful questions! Our day in Pompeii with Stefano was probably their favorite. They really loved Pompeii and Stefano is delightful. It's a very long day but he made it so special. Valentina took us on both tours in Florence and we really loved her too. My kids got so much out of her tour of the Uffizi. Some of the guides mentioned that they now offer "Angels and Demons" tours of the sites from the book, so some of your clients would enjoy that. Roberto did our Vatican tour and Peter took us around Rome-both were superb. We were delighted with everything and would happily recommend you without hesitation!
We had such a great experience with Stefano. We were very impressed with his knowledge of Ostia Antica as well as the general information he provided about Rome and Italy. Ostia Antica was more than we had imagined. What a wonderful site. Hard to imagine why it isn't better known. Our only regret is we didn't have time to schedule another tour to Tivoli...we will next time. We recommended your company to our Travel Company here in Beaverton, Oregon. Really appreciate your follow through. Your company is on our list of recommended contacts.
Linda & Joe R.
Dear Jessica Scheible and all at In Italy,
I just have to take the time to write you a quick note letting you know just how much my daughter and I enjoyed our trips to Ostia Antica and Pompeii. My daughter, having minored in Ancient Civilization in college several years ago, was hoping that the information she would get would be specific to her level of knowledge. When we met Stefano (who guided us for both excursions) we knew right away that we were in for a wonderful experience.
Who could say that Pompeii or Ostia Antica could be disappointing? But it is the guide that takes you to these places that really enhances the experience. Stefano was knowledgeable, of course with a Masters Degree in Archaeology, but better yet, he was able to convey his love and respect for the history of each area so poetically. His friendly demeanor and great sense of humor endeared him to us right away.
What more can I say......we will certainly take more tours with In Italy the next time we return to Italy. As we gain understanding of the culture and the people, thanks in part to all of you, we can hardly wait to return.
Thank you again for all your assistance,
Mary J N.
We just returned from a week in Rome and used In Italy for most of our trip. We had two children (11 and 14) which required some thought to make the trip successful. We were thoroughly satisfied with all of the services that you provided.
Our tour guide Stefano C. is a relatively young archaeologist who clearly loves his field. His relaxed manner was great for the kids and he was always making sure that everything was taken care of (train tickets, lunch, etc.) and that we were happy. We couldn't imagine a better guide for tromping around the acres and acres of Pompeii.
Thanks for the great service. We will recommend In Italy to others.
Keith and Laurie T.