Dear Friends at In Italy Online,
My boyfriend and I loved your website and ended up booking four places through you this summer. They looked amazing on the website, but when we got there, they were even more wonderful!! We were blown away by the places we stayed through initaly.com and will most certainly book any lodgings through you on our next trip to Italy. Thank you for making it such a memorable experience!
Deirdre and Michael
What a great trip. Both apartments were wonderful and what great locations. Don't judge a restaurant by it's "face". Some seemed so small on the outside but it was amazing that most of them when we walked through the door had "an upstairs" that seemed to go on forever. (room after room to sit). Both our hosts (in Rome and Venice) were great, answering any questions and giving help. It was a great adventure.
Thank you for all your help in making this a great trip for myself and family.
I just want to tell you what a wonderful trip we had in Italy and thank you for all your help in planning it. Everything went smoothly. The accommodations were wonderful, especially the apartments in Rome (Campo de' Fiori). Plus the Castello B&B was beautiful in Venice. Your web site was so easy to work with and your links proved so helpful in finding a car, train tickets and museum reservations. Plus all of you were so helpful in answering my many questions, promptly. I will definitely pass on to any of my friends who may be planning a trip to Italy in the near future.
Again, thank you and Happy 4th!
What can I say?...You made this the trip of a lifetime for my family and I...with your input we travelled Italy the way I always envisioned travelling in Italy.
First, the Car was incredible. Getting the car and dropping it off was incredibly easy, plus having the car gave us the freedom to get away from the 'herd' as they say, and really experiencing Italy as an Italian would. Being able to travel to our next destination in our own vehicle was a tremendous asset as well, we literally had door to door service...No shlepping luggage too and from a train station.
Who would think that we arranged this trip without meeting face to face, and over the Internet?? People thought I was crazy trusting an internet site for recommendations and for making reservations for me... But I went with the feel of your emails; warm, friendly and quick to respond.
Thank You, Thank You...or actually….
PS..expect to hear from me in about 6 months to plan phase 2 of the family's attacking Italy :) We plan on doing the NW portion next!
All our accommodations were excellent, as good as portrayed on the website if not better. All the bathrooms were new and pretty and the staff was very friendly. The villa outside of Siena was a little hard to find. We should have bought one of your maps. I have already recommended In Italy to several people and will definitely use it again myself.
We absolutely LOVED our stay at Palazzo Bandino - the place was really gorgeous! We were delighted with our separate cabin, La Noce, just off the main house - the accommodations were perfect! We loved waking up each morning to a gorgeous sunrise and the cock-a-doodle-doo of the roosters!
We stayed at Palazzo Bandino while another couple was taking Bandino's week-long cooking class and we had the opportunity to dine with them, tasting their delicious Tuscan creations along with food made by Bandino's chef. The meals were always delicious and the food was ample - all for only 20 Euros, including wine - we didn't find a better deal anywhere in Italy! The pool was so peaceful and beautiful and we loved the fact that it was available to us any time of the day or night. We had some beautiful midnight swims to work off some of those delicious meals. Barbara and Enrica were such wonderful hosts - they helped us with anything we needed, even booking a wonderful massage for us in Chianciano and directing us to a near-by olive oil mill where we learned how olive oil is made!
We came home with bottles of wine and olive oil from Palazzo Bandino (and olive oil from the local mill!) and memories that will last forever! We are so glad we found Palazzo Bandino on InItaly.com - our stay there was incredible - it made our stay in Tuscany even better than we imagined!
Karen and Mark K.
We just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy. I want to thank Antonella, our contact from In Italy Online. When we arrived in Rome, our room, booked at the Pace Helvezia, had been flooded. The hotel manager apologized and placed us at a sister hotel, but it was very far out of the city. We had booked the Pace Helvezia based on its location...I called Antonella and she very quickly made arrangements for us to be transferred to Hotel Ponte Sisto in a beautiful deluxe room. The room and hotel were out of this world!!! Thank you so much. It was wonderful having the backing of your company-the customer service was outstanding.
We had a wonderful time in Italy. The Venice apartments were very comfortable and in a very nice location. They met our expectations for accommodations. Everything seems to have been refinished rather recently. The owner Nicola was most gracious and very helpful when we asked about anything. He offered suggestions for things to do and see in the area. It was also within easy walking distance of so many things. We absolutely love Venice. Would go back on a moments notice. For only 4 of us in a group of 11 people having been there before, it was great being able to show others the wonders of Venice. Certainly when we go back we will contact you for lodging information. On both trips that my sister and I have had to Italy you have given us excellent recommendation on our lodging needs. We enjoy planning trips on our own and you have been a great help.
Our fall trip to Italy was absolutely wonderful and given that we gave you the parameters to work with regarding type of accommodation, location and budget, your recommendations were excellent as far as we were concerned.
We wish to thank you for your excellent referrals, prompt e-mails and would recommend IN ITALY ONLINE to everyone wishing to visit this wonderful and charming country.
Kathleen & Peter M.