Italy

We are 2 good friends who decided on a whim to go to Italy! Dave came highly recommended from friends and he came through with flying colors! From our first conversation, we knew that his sole focus was to plan our trip exactly as we wanted. He listened carefully to us, offered suggestions and recommendations, and stuck with it until we were completely satisfied with our itinerary. From the moment we stepped foot in Rome, until we departed from Venice 2 weeks later, everything was perfect! Our hotels were charming, the tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, personable and funny, and our drivers were professional and always right on time! We had lavish breakfasts every morning at our hotels, which were included. Since we were visiting 4 areas in Italy, we were on a tight schedule, but everything Dave planned couldn’t have worked out better. We could never have put together this trip without his expertise and experience. We visited Rome, Praiano and Capri on the Amalfi Coast, Siena and Florence in Tuscany and Venice. We also took a side trip to Pompeii. We loved every area and each is unique, but Praiano was our favorite, SO relaxing and beautiful! It is such a quaint picturesque town cut into the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with the most amazing sunsets. We were there at a very special time, the Feast of San Gennaro and our hotel was located next to the beautiful St. Gennaro church. The locals had a procession and an evening mass followed by a spectacular fireworks display ending with the sound of the church bells ringing throughout the town. While in Tuscany we spent 2 days exploring the countryside and several wonderful family owned wineries, which of course involved wine tasting, education on the wine making process and a hearty Tuscan lunch or dinner. We can’t wait to receive the shipments of wine we ordered! If you’re ever in St. Louis, Dave, stop by and have a glass, of course you better do it soon, no guarantees how long this wine will last once it arrives!
Thank you Dave for helping to make this a trip of a lifetime! We will let you know when to start planning our next adventure!!
Sallie Spence
Kathy Quick