First thank you so much for sending the pictures from our borrowed phone. They will add to our wonderful collection!
Our visit to your country was amazing! The Sorrento leg which you provided was excellent! From being picked up at Pompei to arriving at the airport Hilton was Perfect. The Hotel De La Ville with our view of the Bay was lovely. All the staff were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Breakfasts were delicious and we did have our first night dinner there which was also good.
Our day touring the Amalfi coast with Salvatore was great. He is a perfect guide and took care of all our needs, let us help decide on the stops recommended a lovely place for lunch and taught us so much about the area’s history. Highly recommend him for future visitors! ( the day was cloudy but we still enjoyed great views and fewer crowds!) Think Ravello and Praiano were my favorite stops.
Our small boat ride to Capri was also wonderful. Captain Aso gave us the choice to change days or get a refund as the weather was rainy. Very nice gesture! All 8 of us chose to go! Our group was quite friendly. We did get much rain the first hour, then light rain on and off during the rest of tour around the island. However Captain Alfonzo and Roberto made the rain seem like fun and were delightful and FUN! THEN the sun came out for our whole 4+ hours on Capri. We loved the island and also enjoyed Anacapri. The view from the museum was great. Can’t say enough good things about the day or the providers including our shuttle drivers to and from hotel.
Our last day in Sorrento was relaxingly lovely. Just lay back and enjoy the pool area and do some last minute shopping in town was perfect. This night we had dinner at the restaurant Parrocchiano where the pictures were taken. Beautiful gardens, great waiter and food.
Our driver to Pompei was Franco. I so wanted to give him an extra tip but only had a few euros left. Please send the word that he was an excellent driver and guide to Pompeii and later to the Naples train station. He was in contact with our Pompeii guide Louisa who was also incredible so our transition to and from the ruins was easy! He then brought us to a nice garden restaurant for lunch (even got us some delicious ricotta) and then delivered us to the train station and helped us get our bearings there! Highly recommend Franco also!
Our train ride was easy and our driver to the Hilton was at the bottom of the coach stairs to greet us! Traffic was very, very heavy so he did well to make it to the hotel at all!
The Hilton accommodations were good and an easy walk to the airport.
All in all you provided us with an outstanding trip and I thank you very much. I will always give your name to people traveling in Italy. It was nice to speak with you for a few minutes!
We did get to see much of your country before Sorrento. Rome, Venice, Murano, Burano, Florence, Monte San Savino, Lucca, Sienna, Chianti country, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, Castigion Fiorentino (our friends have a bike maker friend there Mark Crisp), and Perugia. It was all wonderful and each place had its own personality! Some day We will have to return!
Thank you again Daniela!!!!!!!!
Sonja Davis (Belgrade – MO) – May 2018