This was the best driver experience we had in Italy. We used the services of seven drivers, and none was as enjoyable as this trip to Sicily with Salvatore. He was an exceptional escort and driver and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
I know this is late in coming but I want to commend my guide and driver for our Rome tour. The day was excellent. The tour was more than we expected. Thank you for making our vacation day in Rome perfect.
We had a wonderful trip around the beautiful island of Sicily. Salvatore made it special for us every day, but especially the day we went to Castrofilippo to see our family.
Thank you for the welcome home email. We had a wonderful time in Italy. Both our day trips were fabulous. Our Florence/Pisa trip was great too! I am sad to report I can't remember our guide's name (he was a young gentleman) and I think our driver's name was David. Anyway our driver was so wonderful, he was very good about telling us some history and pointing different things out on our way to Florence. Once in Florence we met up with our guide. He was waiting promptly for us. He did a wonderful job of making sure we saw everything we wanted to see. I was so impressed with both our drivers and guides. Everything went like clockwork. I was a little nervous at first booking tours over the internet, but I highly recommend your company to anyone who is planning a trip to Italy. I know that I will definitely use your company when we plan our next trip to Italy. Thank you so much for making our vacation a wonderful, exciting trip!
Thank you very much for engaging Salvatore to show us his beautiful Sicily. His services were beyond the call of duty. He definitely has a promising career in tourism ahead of him! Thank you again for everything
Edward and Liz M.
We were so thrilled to have had a 1st rate informative and pleasant tour guide, Johnny in Rome; his knowledge and expertise regarding the Coliseum, various points of interest and last the Vatican, exceeded all of our expectations. The driver Fabio, and the Mercedes offered us the opportunity to visit the ancient city in comfort. We had a chance to fit in some shopping as well thanks to Fabio and Johnny who had timed the routes and stops for us. They chose a lovely restaurant for lunch as well. Visiting Rome via In Italy tours was fantastic. Thanks again. I would highly recommend this excursion and you may quote me accordingly.
Linda C., Marylou R., Lavonne C., Betty Ann B.
Yes, we had a wonderful trip and cruise, and your tour was wonderful. Peter was our guide, and he was extremely good at it. The actual site of Ostia Antica is huge and we were surprised how much there was to see----we only covered about 1/3 of the site---and it was quite tiring to walk it. The walkway is the old Roman stone road and not easy to walk on---plus all the climbing to get up and into the ruined buildings. It was definitely worth seeing, and I suppose it would not be so expensive if there was a group instead of just 2 people. Not many things to criticize, except that we were taken aback when the driver appeared with our name in his window---and he spoke no English whatsoever! We were not sure if he was going to be our guide or what would happen. So we drove in silence all the way until we arrived at Ostia---and we were quite relieved when Peter opened the car door and said "Hi, I'm Peter".
I would definitely tell people to see this wonderful site---but to be prepared for tough walking and some very steep steps. The Etruscan museum which was on the way back to the ship was lovely as well---although we had very little time there. The treasures in there came from a farmer's field (a wealthy farmer) and he built the museum to house the gorgeous pottery he found. It is still owned and run by that family. We had lunch at a lovely restaurant right at the museum, and the whole day was great. Thanks for asking---I hope this answer is not too long for you---but that you find it informative.
It seems to me someone should try to get the cruise line to offer this tour---we met alot of people who love ancient ruins and alot of us took the boat ride to Delos to see that lovely site as well.
Daphne and Jerry F.
My 78-year-old mother, 12-year-old son and I just returned from a Mediterranean cruise, and I want to let you know how much we enjoyed our shore excursions that we booked through initaly.com. Our guides were Katarina with driver Marco in Florence (Florence and Pisa), Martha in Rome (Ancient Rome and the Vatican), Michaela in Naples (Amalfi Coast and Pompeii) and Elena in Venice (Venice by Water Three Hour tour plus St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace). All of the guides were incredibly knowledgeable, entertaining and flexible. They all worked hard to show us and tell us as much as possible in such a short period of time, and they all were instrumental in making our trip truly unforgettable.
Please thank each of them again for us, and let them know how much we appreciate their gracious hospitality. We will use initaly.com's wonderful service when we again visit Italy.