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Thank you for helping make our time in Cortona so wonderful. It was an amazing and special trip for our family and we have come away with so many great memories!!
I wanted you both to know how much we all enjoyed the tour guides you set up for us. Janet, who lead us on the wine tours in Montepulciano, was so much fun and so knowledgeable. We loved the little town and our lunch that day was delicious!
Marco, who took us through Florence, was also lots of fun and taught us so much about the city. We loved his accent and will always remember how he lead us through the crowds - loved using the microphones! Again, lunch and wine were outstanding!
Pete and Hayley and I had the most wonderful day in Rome with Giuliano. Certainly well worth the cost of the tour - amazing!! We feel like we made a friend in him - I would certainly give him five stars for his tour!
And, of course, Enzo and his son, made our touring and getting around so easy. We all felt very special being chauffeured around by them! We will all remember our cooking class with Ivan as being an amazing evening with so much delicious food - thank you, too, Denyse for being there that night as well!
Always happy to be home but we will never forget Cortona and staying in such a special spot. Casa San Marco was a little piece of heaven!
There were 12 of us Americans arriving together from Florence and renting two houses (different owners) in Cortona. For months ahead we pestered the ladies with questions about the houses, Cortona, trains, cars, tours, etc., which they promptly answered. They dealt with car problems which left four of us stranded in the countryside one evening, and the unexpected departure of a couple due to a family emergency. Arrangements for our different departure times and trains were perfect. This is an outfit that is the definition of service - a combination travel agency, tour guides, rental managers, super-concierges, and emergency rescuers.
Our week in Tuscany was our first visit to the region and it did not disappoint. Denyse, Giula and Chiara did everything and more to make our visit a success. Travel directions were explicit, checking in was well-organized as was the checkout process. Cortona is a charming town with lots of shops and restaurants, plus a convent and a fortress! It was amazing to be in a town built on 2000 year old Estruscan ruins.
Our villa was perfect for access around Tuscany and Umbria. I do wish that we had more guidance about Florence. I would have loved to spend more time there. There was a glich in our plans for cooking at a winery, but Denise and Julia managed to make emergency accommodations and we had a wonderful time at our cooking class. Good job ladies.