A wonderful 7 weeks in Italy, organised and orchestrated by the knowledgeable, and ever helpful Gemma!

One of the cornerstones of our trip was to experience the great opera houses of Italy – La Fenice, La Scala, the Verdi Festival and Teatro Regio in Parma, San Carlo – and we saw great performances in them all!  All of the tickets were pre-arranged – heaven!

The tours and guides that Gemma and her colleagues arranged were outstanding.  I was amazed at the knowledge of the guides and their capacity to communicate and inspire.

We were early at the Vatican (with a surprise visit to a part not normally visited), a small intimate group for the Vasari corridor in Florence, the Doges’ Palace in Venice, the catacombs in Rome, beautiful and surprising Naples, not to mention amazing Pompei….it was all so beautiful and easy.  There is nothing like experience, knowledge and a passion for the country!

The places we stayed at were works of art themselves with beautiful views (Montepulciano, pictured) and wonderful staff.

What memories!  We will have to go back.  We will be in touch, Gemma!

Ifor and Catherine Sept Oct 2012