Touring in Italy seemed easy with PFI Travel June 2023
We have engaged Passion for Italy Travel for two vacations previously in Italy. In May and June this year 2023 Gemma delivered an exciting itinerary for Northern Italy involving places we hadn’t visited previously.
We recommend PFI Travel because of their sophisticated approach to travel in ITALY. Touring in Italy seemed easy because of PFI Travel’s organisation of hotel bookings, transport, special events and the knowledge and love they have for Italy and all things Italian. Our gratitude to you for our fabulous itinerary hasn’t waned.
Our Italy Trip was so wonderful July 2023
The trip was absolutely AMAZING! Thank you so much for everything you did to make our trip fun, convenient, safe, and unforgettable. The itinerary was really great. Also, your recommendations for restaurants and various locations were fantastic, and we’re very grateful to have had them. Sincerely, Joanie.
Gemma, the trip was so wonderful!! We enjoyed every moment. Thank you so much for all your help!
The apartments were wonderfully located! And all the restaurant recommendations were absolutely incredible – we wished there were more!
The biggest difficulty was regarding money – you might know this, but almost no one there takes Discover. Thankfully a few of us had Visa cards as well. I think in the end, I wish we would’ve had more cash on hand. I didn’t realize how many Italians expect cash and give a hard time when paying with a credit card. America has definitely reached a point of being almost completely cashless, so it was just unexpected. Sincerely Emily.
Stunning Accommodation May 2023
We have just completed a one month trip around central Italy. Our travels were organised by Sabrina Barro of Passion for Italy. Sabrina is so talented and caring. She organised simply stunning accommodation and ground transport. Her support to us before travel and while we were in Italy was wonderful.
It seemed that any time of the day or night, if we had a concern, or needed to clarify pick up or meet points, Sabrina would respond so promptly. Everything just worked. My wife and I commend you to engage with Passion for Italy and in particular Sabrina. Having such a talented expert operating in the same time zone, just makes everything work so well.
Thanks so much Sabrina.
Good access to sites and very knowledgeable guides
Good morning Sabrina, We had a brilliant time in Italy, and many thanks for the excellent work you did in organising all the travel, tours and accommodation for us.
The accommodation in Venice, Florence and Rome was well located, the small group tours were on time with good access to sites and very knowledgeable guides, and all train tickets and transfers worked well.
We had hard copies of all vouchers and forms, however the online access through Sync was an added help. I have attached a photo – the night time shot of St Peters Basilica was taken from the balcony of the accommodation you arranged – well done!
We are thinking about another trip to Italy perhaps next year – once we sort out destinations and timing, we will get back to you. Once again, we had a great time in Italy, thanks to your great work.
Regards, Greg Jones
I appreciate all your knowledge, advice and recommendations.
Now that Ben and I have gotten back to reality from our Italy travels, I just wanted to reach out and thank you for helping us plan a fabulous trip. We had such a good time and loved everything about Italy. For the most part the trip went very smoothly (just a couple hiccups) and was everything we could have hoped for.
I appreciate all your knowledge, advice and recommendations. In particular, the private tour guides we had were fantastic and worth every penny. I only wish we had stuck with your original suggestion of having the private tour in Rome instead of going cheaper and picking the Night Tour (which was probably our least favorite tour and not a great experience).
In hindsight there were a couple things I would have changed, like taking an extra day in Matera, but for the most part we loved the choices we made. Every city was beautiful and special in its own way and interestingly very unique from one another. Its amazing how each place we visited had a completely different vibe and we loved each place for different reasons.
I can’t say enough good things about our trip and am already planning our next trip in my mind. Thanks again for everything, it definitely was a trip of a lifetime and will forever be in our memories.
PFI travel, did for our family in Italy
I just wanted to share with all of you the great work that Allison Spiegel, at PFI travel, did for our family in Italy. She planned every detail for us, from a private car in Tuscany, train travel from Venice to Florence, personal tours that interested all three of my girls, private cooking class and more. She is beyond knowledgeable and organized and I can’t say enough about her services.
All of your recommendations were outstanding and right on.
Allison – We had the best honeymoon ever thanks to you! You made everything so easy for us, especially the transportation. Everything was absolutely perfect, and we really appreciate all of the hard work you put into our Honeymoon! All of our tour guides were so personable, amazing, and very easy to talk too and really knew their stuff. There wasn’t one tour we didn’t like.
The hotels were outstanding also. Our favorite parts of the honeymoon were the Five star hotel you organised in Sorrento (we felt like movie stars), the cooking class by far in Positano, and the boat ride to Capri, which we were able to do the blue grotto! All of your recommendations were outstanding and right on.
The guidance you gave us with trains, where to meet our tour guides or boats, and shopping helped tremendously. Thank you again Allison.
You did such a great job
Hi Lindsay, We wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for helping us with our Italy trip. Saying it was amazing doesn’t even encompass how great our experience was! You did such a great job of helping us organize and plan one of the best vacations we’ve taken.
We were also so thankful that you could help the groom’s family (Lisa’s aunt and uncle) with their last minute tour in Rome. They were very appreciative, as well.
Lisa and I will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family going forward. We’ll be in touch when we start planning our next trip to Italy, maybe Sicily! ” Mindy Cleaveland
Thank you for helping us plan such a special trip.
We highly recommend Allison Spiegel at PFI Travel. She planned our memorable vacation to Rome/Amalfi Coast and managed everything from soup to nuts – hotels, tours, transfers and restaurant recommendations. Allison is a travel agent who only books Italy so she knows the in’s and out’s. Thank you for helping us plan such a special trip.
Expert advice and assistance
Buongiorno Sabrina, We arrived home yesterday after a wonderful month away. I just wanted to say thank you again for your expert advice and assistance with the southern Italy part our trip, particularly as we were booking so late as well. We loved all the recommendations and the transfers were all reliable and went very smoothly.
I know that you were a bit worried about the Positano hotel but we actually loved it too and found the family that ran it charming and helpful. The Puglia Masseria was a fabulous experience which we all enjoyed, we did one of the cooking classes there which was fun. The Capri boat trip was another highlight.
Thanks again for your efficiency. Kind regards, Lucy
We had a fantastic time in Italy
I just wanted to say, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. We had a fantastic time in Italy. A whirlwind. It wouldn’t have been as enriching or enjoyable without your help! (You can quote me on that). The experiences made the difference. The cooking class and wine tasting in Florence were great. We may be making homemade pasta tomorrow with the recipe they taught us.
The boat tour around Capri was amazing. We probably went for 8.5 hours rather than the 7 (and we tipped our captain high for that). Pompei and Rome tours were excellent, especially our tour guide in Rome (such experience). If there was anything maybe that I was neutral on it was the lunch and wine tasting in Pompei (I think we got spoiled in Tuscany with the first one). Thank you again Lindsay. Trip of a lifetime.”Rick Sullivan
It saved us so much time
We can wholeheartedly recommend Lindsay and PFI for any Italian trip. On our recent trip Lindsay’s experience ensured that we got the most out of every day. She listened to all our preferences and made perfect accommodation bookings, tour arrangements and amazing recommendations which there is no way we would have found on our own.
It saved us so much time and her amazing attention to detail meant we didn’t have to worry and could just look forward to our holiday. The next time we are lucky enough to be heading to Italy we will definitely be using PFI’s services. We are so lucky that Lindsay was a part of our trip.
You are the best
Lindsey, Thank you so much for your hard work. It really paid off. We had an amazing trip that we will talk about for many years to come. It is just what we needed. It’s been a rough year for me. We all needed lots of beauty, good food and good wine as well as time with the friendliest people in the world to put a smile back on our faces.
You were so helpful even when we were traveling. It really made a difference. Thanks for all your help and support while we were there and before we went. I have answered your questions below in italics.
You are the best, it’s been great just getting to know you. When is our trip to Sardinia?
I highly recommend both PFI Travel
I first contacted Lindsay Sinko at Passion for Italy Travel in November of 2018, discussing our possible trip to Italy in May of 2019.
Right from the start, Lindsay was informative, knowledgeable, and easy to work with as we discussed a potential itinerary. Lindsay’s experience with travel situations, and her knowledge of all things Italian, allowed me to rely on her expertise as we solidified our plans and turned our ideas into an actual itinerary.
Our trip was possibly different from others who travel to Italy, as we import Italian foods and products and we were building our itinerary around seeing various producers in several cities throughout Italy. Lindsay secured transportation from and to the Milan airport, booked all of our train travel, made our hotel arrangements, and provided us with wonderful information on sites to see, restaurants, and even churches where we could attend mass.
The hotels chosen were well-placed and staffed with great people. We even stayed at a hotel that was formerly a Monastery in Siena. Quite beautiful!
I feel that Lindsay truly showed her commitment to PFI Travel and to our family as I had to reach out to her in the middle of the night (her time) because we had accidentally got off at the wrong train station during one of our first stops. It was comforting to know that she was only a text/call away and that we had someone who was able to assist us no matter what circumstance we encountered.
I highly recommend both PFI Travel and Lindsay Sinko if you are considering utilizing not just a “travel agent”, but a partner in your trip to Italy, helping to make it an experience of a lifetime!
Thanks for giving such a lovely time.
We had four days to spend in Italy and Sabrina was able to organise a trip that covered everything on our wish list and make it happen in a short time and within our budget, something we had been unable to organise with local travel agents here or by ourselves.
She organised our stay in authentic Italian hotels, arranged the wonderful guide in Naples for a walking tour, and the fabulous driver for the trip to the Amalfi coast. Nothing was too much trouble and we can’t recommend her highly enough. Thanks for giving such a lovely time.