Dearest Antonella

Dearest Antonella,

I have just uploaded our photos from our trip and they remind us what a wonderful experience we have just enjoyed.
It was as you promised a ‘unique travel experience’, everything was perfect, made so by your pre planning and professionalism. This ensured that all the activities proposed for “The Two Festivals Tour” were undertaken seamlessly.

Every one of our co travelers were great companions and added so positively to our experience. They were all enthusiastic, supportive and charming, all getting into the spirit of our various activities. We all sang, laughed and cried together.

You introduced us to some very delightful people and that was for us the special ingredient in making the trip so unique. Our teachers Roberta, Laura and Elisa. Our guide Daniela. Our accommodation hosts the Bianconi family in Norcia, Elisa in Citta’ di Castello and Alessandra and Filippo in Poreta. Then there were all the charming people associated with our extra activities, artist’s studio, lace shop, printing shop, shoe and clothes shops, wine tasting, vineyard touring, winery touring, trekking, donkey riding, pig farming, cheese making, bread making and our special cooking classes with Flavio and the nonnas.

And as if that was not enough, our three highlights; meeting with Rodney, riding and dining with the Vespa and vintage car clubs and finally our special pool- side dinner with Massimo, Ceciila and their family and friends in Casigliano.

Additionally you presented us every day with beautiful foods and wines in delightful restaurants and some delightful outdoor picnics.

There was also the jazz and the ballet.

It was all a treat and you even arranged for Ron and me to have a game of golf at the most scenic Antognolla Golf Course with its lovely pool.

Our everlasting memories of Umbria will be of friendly, welcoming and charming people. Breathtakingly beautiful ancient towns and scenery. Beautiful balmy weather. Angela of course loved the many and varied opportunities to converse and to translate Italian, with charming competent teachers and many local friendly people.

That’s all, other than to say again a very big thank you for taking us on such a delightful experience in beautiful Umbria.

Thank you for being you, we loved all your shoes and clothes and your very genuine enthusiasm, humor and care for us.


Michael and Angela

Dearest Antonella