Testimonials

Toni

Hi Kelly/Filomena!
Yes trip was wonderful and yes there are some hidden gems that you should share with potential clients visiting the areas. We had the most amazing time and would recommend that trip for future clients.
Filomena and Kelly you did an amazing job and if you are on trip advisor we would be happy to make a glowing review. Please let me know
Thank you
Best regards

Pat Cirullo

Filomena and Kelly,
We had a wonderful trip, thanks to you. As usual, the planning was meticulous and perfect. Our tour guides and drivers were all terrific and the connections were all perfect.
Of course, Giuseppe was the star of the show and we truly felt like we were with family with him. You gave us some great suggestions with the food tour of Trastevere and the cooking class with Cristina.They were both big hits with all of us. I was particularly impressed with Cristina, who took us shoping at the market, took us into her beautiful home, took us on a walking tour of her neighborhood in Aventino and spent the day cooking and eating with us. She was pleasant, charming and an outstanding chef and she made this an awesome experience.Amalfi was incredible and the hotel was absolutely gorgeous - great suggestion. We really spent a lot of time exploring Trastevere and that was another side of Rome that we really loved. The hotel in Rome was incredible - beautiful, elegant and comfortable, the breakfasts were amazing and the WiFi worked.
The vacation was a resounding success. We look forward to doing this again next year.
Great job guys

Nancy

It’s really difficult to pick one thing. Everything about the trip was curated perfectly for the group. Unique experiences all the way though. The cooking class experience to snorkeling. It was all fantastic.

Lauren

Hello Filomena & Kelly,
The trip to Torino/Cinque Terre/Portofino with Ciao Amici was phenomenal! What beautiful regions and cultures you introduced and shared.
The trip was well organized and the perfect balance of tours, free time, shared meals, and rest. I enjoyed residing in Torino for the first half of the trip, and then Santa Margherita. The hotels were outstanding and the variation between city and coast felt like we were on two trips in one.
Torino was a special city. I enjoyed the history, architecture, food, and specialties of the region. Our guide was terrific! The trips outside the heart of the city to the wonderful wineries were amazing as well. I particularly loved the rolling hills, hike, and wine at "Vigna dei Pastelli". It was a special day to be accompanied by the mayor! I can't say enough about the food we enjoyed. Lunches at Osteria Campamac and the Cantine Marchesi di Barolo were delectable.
I tend to hold paces near the water closest to my heart. The second half of our trip to the Cinque Terre region along the Ligurian Sea was a gem. I soaked up the breathtaking beauty of the landscape and fishing villages, It is hard to say there was a highlight, as each day was filled with such abundant beauty and adventure. But I suppose snorkeling to find the underwater "Christ of the Abyss" followed by the 4x4 eco tour to the pesto making class would be icing on the cake!
This trip was so special. Thank you so much for all the work you do to make it so.
Much Gratitude,

ps. I must say I also had such a wonderful time with the incredible group of people we traveled with, including your family Filomena! Such kind, friendly, intelligent, loving hearts among everyone

Gina

In July we went with A small tour group hosted by Filomena of Ciao Amici. This is our fourth trip with Filomena to Italy. I can’t say enough about how wonderful these trips are. The most recent one was to Cinque Terre and Torino. It was one of the most breathtaking trips we took. A great balance with great people, great food, great wine, wonderful tours and beautiful scenery. 
I especially loved the private boat tour to the fishing villages along the coast and diving off the boat to snorkel in the crystal clear water. We also learned to make pesto and I have to say when I made it at home it was really delicious. If you want to experience Italy,this is the way to do it.

Vincent

On behalf of the entire family (all 10 of us!) we want to thank you for helping make our trip to Italy a spectacular and wonderful journey.
Your guidance , guides , drivers , accommodations and most of all
your knowledge and keen understanding of our needs and wants made it our most memorable adventure.

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