As quiet country first-timers to Europe it was brilliant to begin by soaking up Italian rustic villages with time to wander and explore for ourselves the intrinsic characteristics you had expertly described. We delighted in our visits to see artisans at work, and to taste the quintessential meals from simple locally grown dishes to spectacular famous chef’s creations. You prepared our visits to the awe-inspiring cities so comprehensively that we did not feel daunted or overwhelmed. The partying and Jousting in Arezzo, the individually of selected Basilicas, and the highlighted master works in the Uffizi Gallery are imprinted in our memories. To this day we especially remember how you made us feel it was your pleasure to enrich our lives so personally.