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.
Wishing all of you a successful week!!
On behalf of my husband, and our three friends, I want to take the time to “Thank you” for your assistance, in creating a trip of a “lifetime”!!!
The hotel selections were fabulous!!! We always found ourselves enjoying a great view, in a great location that allowed us to walk out, and enjoy Italy!!!
The organized tours, “Mamma Mia”!!! There are no words to describe our gratitude, as our tour guides went to great lengths to be sure that we observed the best spots, obtained the smallest detail on all historical sites, and got us front row seats to be able to take it all in!!! “Mama Bear” was our favorite guide!!
Lindsay, you managed to find the right fit, on all of our Bed & Breakfast stays. We met wonderful people, and they gladly helped us enjoy the true “Italy”!!! They all went above and beyond, and made us feel as a part of their family.
Even the car rental had been wonderfully orchestrated. Our car was delivered on schedule, and they spent a long time, demonstrating all benefits/functions of the car, and even backed it onto the street – you know that was appreciated!!! How we made it to Salerno without an accident – I will never know, as my eyes were closed, and I was not breathing!!! Once we got to Salerno, all was good. Countless U-turns, and “re-calculating” along the way….lol!!!
One of the very first surprises that we experienced in Naples, was our surprise meeting with Gemma. How marvelous to meet her, and enjoy the tour of the famous cisterns together!!! Lindsay, we were always certain that you put us in the right hands, as it was a piece of cake maneuvering through Italy with all of the written material you emailed us. Although it is different for all, our group discovered so much more about Italy, thanks to that rental car. I am sure we drove through 1000 tunnels, and 11000 round-a-bouts.
It is often said – “……travel is an education…”
You made it possible for us to live that.
We have taken with us more memorable sites than a mind can hold, more historical data that can be read about on “Google”, and an experience that was second to none.
I hope that my friends will also reach out to you, and thank you for your hard work, and endless responses to “help-me” text messages….at alll hours of day or night!!!
We are so glad we had the nerve to venture out to discover Italy, and so glad that we had you by our side every step of the way.
I raise a glass of wine to you, and your company!!! Saluti!!!!
May our paths cross again in the very near future!!!
Wishing all of you a successful week!!
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and your services to anyone travelling to Italy.
Dear Sabrina, Mark and I wanted to express our appreciation for the wonderful trip you planned for us. Everything was seamless and we loved all of your recommendations for the locations, accommodation and tours etc. The bespoke planning with so many different experiences of our passion for great food, wine and soaking up the culture made for an unforgettable time.
Every aspect of the trip exceeded our expectations but Positano, Ravello and the Cooking Course, the Wine Tour – Brunello Wine and our time in Rome at the Relais were a particular highlight – including the foodie tour in Rome.
Thanks again Sabrina. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and your services to anyone travelling to Italy.
We can’t wait for another trip!
We could not have done this without you
Dear Lindsay, We can’t thank you enough for working with us to prepare for such a wonderful trip to Italy. We had an extraordinary time. Much of that is because you took the time to really get to know us and listen. You took the time to understand what motivated our own passion to go to Italy and transformed a trip into a deeply memorable experience. Art and music, our passion and especially the passion of our children, resonated throughout our trip.
We could not have done this without you. Travel websites just don’t compare to the value of experience and human interaction that you, especially, bring.
As I’m sure you saw from my Facebook posts, this was an important trip for our family, especially as my children begin their adult lives (and for Sarah and I with tuitions now finished!). There was some tragedy as with Jordan, our daughter’s fiancé who needed to leave immediately to be with a serious family emergency. (On a positive note, it appears that there is a road to recovery.)
But, it was also joyful with Thomas having taken the opportunity to be at Bobboli gardens in Florence, to propose to our now future daughter in law, Sarah. Such is the arc of the life of a family. We are so glad that we could experience that arc together, supporting one another in a place that allowed us to create wonderful memories. Thank you!