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25/07/2007

"Hi Monia,

How nice to hear from you.

I arrived home safely on July 2nd and then left for a week in Maine on July 7 returning yesterday the 14th.

The service was great and so was your driver. I wasn't able to walk around Florence after visiting David and I didn't want my daughter and son-in-law to miss anything and I had been there 2 other times previously so I stayed with the driver and he took me to little shops

and waited for me and also took me to the leather factory and went in with me.

Hopefully I can come back next year and use your service for the Amalfi Pass, I think that you go there.

I highly reccomend your service. In fact a friend of mine is over there right now and I referred you to her. Her name is Marilyn Hart from Colonie or it could say Albany, New York. I'm not sure if she is using the service pre or post cruise. I'm always talking about the fact that you take a personal US check. It's almost unbelievable and I have told several people. I used a limo service in Venice to get from the port to the airport and

the driver was 1/2 hour late. It was awful. By the time we checked in they were boarding the plane. I don't believe that you service Venice. If I ever get there again I won't know who to use. I'm spoiled by your great service.

Best Regards

Fran
post Published by: Fran (USA) Email - 26 Jul 2008, 3:04:07 PM
25/07/2007

We were a family of 5 on the celebrity Millenium cruise which suffered damage in our first port. Our next and turned out to be our final docking location was Civitavecchia Italy (outside of rome). Prior to leaving we had booked tours with Daniele from DRIVER IN ROME. We contacted him as soon as we were told that we would NOT be stopping in our next port of Florence or Sorrento. He arranged for us to have a driver for a Rome tour. Patrick and Antonella (who was along for training) were FANTASTIC. We had a wonderful tour and Antonella took my son to her favorite Gelato place and ordered for him a "

post Published by: Cara Breslow (USA) - 26 Jul 2008, 2:55:21 PM
"Daniele,

We just arrived home in NJ. I wanted to THANK YOU for all your assistance during our troubled vacation. Guieseppe was wonderful. He handled all the transfers etc, at the dock in Venice. Called us to be sure that all was OK while we were on the water taxi. We stopped en route at a restaurant in Bologna for authentic bolognese sauce. As we discussed can you please email or fax me bills for the canceled tours. My fax # is 201-712-9111. Also bill me for the Citavecchia to Venice trip. I will send you a check as soon as I receive that bill. The other bills I will be submitting to Celebrity. I am not sure if they will reimburse us for anything, but will be happy to spilt with you any monies we receive in response to those bills submitted. I will be sure to post on Cruise Critic only wonderful things about you and all your wonderful staff!

Again, Many thanks!

Cara Breslow"
post Published by: Cara Breslow Email - 26 Jul 2008, 2:49:38 PM
25/07/2007

"Dear Monia,

First I would like to say, you are the only one who bothered to ask if we liked our tour and if we got home o.k.I will be sure to write about you on the cruise critic.

We had a wonderful time.Silvano was on time, polite, spoke wonderful English and was very informative.We toured Cefalu and went to lunch there.Our restaurant was just o.k. People were not very friendly.

The rest of our time was great.We walked the streets with Silvano -my husband ate so much Gelato he had to go on a diet when we got home.We really wanted to see the towns and get a feel for how the people live - not the touristy areas.Silvano did that and more.One of our many highlights was when he took us to the very top of one of the churches and we had a full view of the city and the mountains.

We would not hesitate to use your company again and will be sure to tell everyone what a wonderful time we had.

Thank you for running a first class operation. It's really scary when you plan something months in advance and have very high expectations, but, you and Silvano exceeded all ours and made our day in your country truly a memorable one.

Thank you again and say hi to Silvano for us.

Debbie Bobbins"
post Published by: Debbie Bobbins (USA) Email - 26 Jul 2008, 2:17:42 PM
25/07/2007

Dear Monia,

It is so nice to hear from you. We had a wonderful trip to Italy and I must “thank you” for helping to make it so special. Our driver Paulo was excellent. He was professional, courteous, friendly and very knowledgeable. He took us to Florence, Siena and SanGimigiano. We absolutely enjoyed the day. If I return to Italy, which I hope I will, I will definitely call upon Driver In Rome again and I would also recommend you to my friends.

Again thank you for making our trip a memorable one and please say hello and thank you to Paulo.

Sincerely,

Deborah Rutigliano
post Published by: Deborah Rutigliano - 26 Jul 2008, 1:15:17 PM
25/07/2007

"Hello Monia,

Thank you for your email. We had a wonderful time in Italy - thanks to DRIVERINROME.We have no complaints - only praise.We had a great time with Gianmaria during our tour of Florence. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Florence and the surrounding area - and he even picked out the perfect place for lunch.He was a delight! We also enjoyed Antonella in Rome - his knowledge of Rome was incredible.It is impossible to see Rome in one day, but Antonella showed us all of the major sites - while avoiding all of the lines.We got back on the ship and talked to other passengers and they only saw a fraction of what we were able to see. I own a travel agency in North Carolina and I will not let any of my clients go to Italy without booking your services.You guys were exceptional!I look forward to working with you again in the future.Thanks for making our familY's trip so perfect!

Sincerely,

Susie Reed"
post Published by: Susie Reed Email - 26 Jul 2008, 1:03:06 PM
25/07/2007

"We had a wonderful tour and loved our guide--please e-mail me her full name When you get a chance.Our ship is still stuck near Rome undergoing repairs.It has been four days now!!!!!Your boss was wonderful to me when I had to cancel Florence when we never got there.When I get back home, I intend to write something about your company on your website and on cruise critic to let everyone know how wonderful you were. Thank you so much.

Diana Simon
post Published by: Diana Simon (USA) Email - 26 Jul 2008, 12:57:18 PM
25/07/2007

"Hello Monia,

We all arrived home safely and were sad that our beautiful trip ended so quickly.We loved all of our tours with Driverinrome. Our guides were awesome and provided so much information that we would have never learned by doing the tours on our own. I did write a note in your guest book if you’d like to read it.Our time with Ramona was fabulous-she was humorous, adorable and so well versed in the history of Lucca and Pisa. We loved her stories and jokes.

Daniele was a superb guide who knew all the short cuts and back ways in to the city. We saw every single sight that we wanted to see in Rome and a few extra surprises too.His knowledge of Rome and the sites is tremendous.He was also very accommodating when we unexpectedly had an extra nephew take a couple of tours with us and requested a stop at Villa San Pio to pick up an item my daughter left behind in the hotel room the week before.Thank him for being so flexible.

Our trip with Nello was awesome-he was so incredibly knowledgeable about Pompeii that we wished the tour was longer.The teens loved this tour the best due to Nello’s exuberance about the history of Pompeii. Sorrento was such a beautiful town-we loved the shopping and the Lemoncello.The drive to the Amalfi coast was breathtakingly beautiful.Positano was beautiful and we plan to revisit the area soon when we can spend more time there.Our favorite tour of all was the one to Palermo. Our guide Angela was thrown off guard when we asked if we could find the village of Filaga where my Grandfather was born and raised.After Angela conferred with the driver we were off for the 1 ˝ hour ride to the village. We were so lucky to meet a cousin who has the same name as our Grandmother Antonina Dino.There were many tears of joy and this by far was the most memorable part of the trip.

Special thanks to Angela who never really got the chance to show us all the lovely sites of Palermo but for catering to our wishes to find Filaga/Prizzi. We hope to revisit Sicily and Palermo and learn more about their rich history and traditions.We have to say that all the restaurants that were recommended by the guides were never a disappointment. The food was delicious in every one and we thank all of them for taking such good care of us all.

We sadly did use another company in Monaco our first port of call on our cruise.I have to say that they did not even come close to the excellent service you provided.The guide told us very little of the history, traditions or people of the area.This was a disappointing tour and we probably would have been better off booking a tour from the ship instead of with this company.Thank you all for your expert service and for the guides who were all so wonderfully knowledgeable about all the areas that we visited. I have already recommended you to my in laws and a colleague who will be traveling to Italy in September and I will continue to highly recommend your services to all my friends and family who may be traveling to Italy in the future.

Thank you all again and please send our best regards to Remo as he recovers from his accident.

Caio,

Felicia LoCascio Whitney and family
post Published by: Felicia Locascio (USA) Email - 26 Jul 2008, 12:33:13 PM
25/07/2007

"Hi Monia,

We had a fabulous experience in Rome and our driver, Roberto, was a truly professional, warm and gracious gentleman! I will surely advise friends and family about your company if they ever travel to Europe.

It was a memorable journey!

Thank you.

Karen Bruckbauer"
post Published by: Karen Bruckbauer (USA) Email - 26 Jul 2008, 12:22:40 PM
25/07/2007

"Hi Monia: Thank you for your follow-up note regarding our excursion in Rome. We were all very happy and pleased with the tour and especially enjoyed spending the day with Roberto.He was an excellent guide, driver and a perfect gentleman.

We would not hesitate to recommend your company to our family and friends. As a matter of fact, we did recommend you to friends of ours, Robert & Tina Brunetti. So if you hear from them, I'm sure you will treat them the same way you treated us!!! They are coming to Italy next week.

We did have a safe trip home but will need a rest from our vacation!!! It was very hectic. Thanks again for taking the time to write to us!!

Sincerely,

Arlene Murray and Friends"
post Published by: Arlene Murray (USA) Email - 26 Jul 2008, 12:11:38 PM