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"GINA HAS MY STRONGEST RECOMMENDATION!"
Gina Ruggiero is definitely the professional you want to help you make important choices. She is extremely knowledgeable and accessible, so you will get the information you need as quickly as possible, clearly presented. Beyond these essential skills, Gina is passionate about helping you find what is right for you, and she has the asset of listening carefully to you so she can do just that. Because of her personal touch, you’re likely to find that at the end of a professional relationship, you also have a friend. Gina has my strongest recommendation!
"WORKED TOGETHER SINCE 2008"
I have known and worked with Gina since 2008. I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly. She is a great communicator, knowledgeable, as well as a skilled and level headed business-person. As her client, Gina has always placed priority on my needs and goals while treating everyone involved with honesty and fairness. I look forward to working with her again.
"GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!"
Gina provides great customer service; she is thoughtful, professional and very helpful through the entire process. Her personal attention to all the details makes everything flow easily. I would recommend Gina to anyone for her dedication to satisfying results.
"THANK YOU SO MUCH!"
We wanted to let you know we greatly appreciated how you redoubled efforts to market Monroe, kept showing it, and brought back the two offers, then got us through the negotiation process. We appreciated your efforts, responsiveness, and the open line of communication. Everything has gone so smoothly. Thank you so much. It is wonderful to close the sale.
Neil and Alice H.
"AS USUAL YOU PUT TOGETHER A PHENOMENAL TRIP FOR US."
The trip was great, we lucked out and it only really rained one day. We probably tried to see too much, so we did spend a lot of time driving. The two guides, George Brand — Scotland and Tony Dempsey — Ireland, were both great and funny. As usual the accommodations were great and we had plenty of Pub food and drink-haha.
Ron and Friends, Minnesota
"GRAZIE GRAZIE GRAZIE!!"
LOVED loved loved STRESA (Lake Maggiore). It was the perfect end to the trip and what we needed. Il Borgo (TUSCANY) is just lovely and Marta was very gracious and helped us with reservations etc. The cooking class she arranged was GREAT!. What a dinner we had. I would highly recommend Il Borgo to anyone. What spacious apartments! Really appreciated your restaurant recommendations.
We all REALLY enjoyed Sorrento and HIGH MARKS for MIRAMARE HOTEL. Would absolutely stay there again and HIGHLY recommend it. Spacious, modern, with fantastic views and walkable to town. POMPEII. Also a highlight. Tour leader was fantastic. My family ALL loved it so I am glad we decided on stopping on the way to Sorrento. And you were right – so convenient with a driver to stop there on the way. Great decision.
Amalfi Hotel in ROME. Accommodations were ok but really the hotel desk staff were the most unhelpful I have ever encountered. Not sure why. We prob would not go back there. COLISEUM TOUR was also a HIGHLIGHT. Awesome guide! VATICAN – too too crowded and although tour guides are generally great they gave her poor marks. Hard to hear, etc. Cars were great to drive. Picking up and returning was easy. Glad we got what we had as we had just enough room. Thank you for working with us again. Enjoyed it immensely and have lots of great memories.
Pam and Family, Virginia
"WE REALLY ENJOYED THE ADVENTURE."
We liked the places we stayed, we had excellent guides, all of our transportation was great (after the initial flight). We thoroughly enjoyed our trip & all the places we visited. We want to thank you for taking such good care of us by planning an excursion that was enjoyed by all. Thanks again, for all your hard work, your efforts are sincerely appreciated!
Mike and Cheryl, Arizona
"OUR TRIP EXCEEDED ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS!"
The tours you arranged were so great, can’t imagine trying to tour these magnificent spots without! Manuela at the Vatican was so informative and lovely. Serena at Cinque Terra quickly became a friend, loved her and our tour. Marta is a doll! She put up with our antics and provided us with extraordinary hospitality ❤️ Il Borgo is such a wonderful spot to enjoy the magic of Tuscany. Not only did we have many laughs, we have wonderful memories to last our lifetimes! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coordinating our fabulous Italian vacation!
Bill and Melodie, Montana
"OUR TRIP, FROM BEGINNING TO END, WAS JUST WONDERFUL."
We didn’t have any issues at all & everything went as planned. Flights/connections were excellent. We loved our Cornwall/Cotswold tour and highly recommend it. The (Viking British Isles) cruise was no disappointment. Everything was exceptional from the food, choices of food venues, entertainment, excursion choices, staff, etc. Everything you would expect from Viking. We just loved seeing all the green pastures, rolling hills, farmland, grazing animals, wild ponies, etc. Our last stop was Bergen, Norway which we LOVED.
We met a lot of people on the ship and several who had problems with Viking & had difficulties getting responses from Viking about their concerns. In talking to them, we learned they had booked their own trips. We told them about you & told them how you always took care of us & we gave them your information. Gina, you’re the best & we really appreciate everything & your patience with us. We may not make many more trips, but if we do you will be making our plans.
Joel and Bonna, Alabama
"THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING TRIP."
Your suggestions were spot on and we had the time of our lives. Liz said it was the best week of her life and I feel the same way. I am glad we did only one Island because there is SO much to do in Maui and we did a lot of it. The hotel was amazing, the breakfast was awesome and great gym. The jeep rental was spot on. The tours were amazing. Can’t thank you enough for everything, it was so hard to leave!
Bob and Liz, Phoenix AZ
"THE TRIP LEADERS WERE GREAT!"
Thanks so much for the immediate responses and key info you sent (when we lost our passports in Morocco). It made all the difference in untangling this mess into something we could deal with. You are AMAZING!
Jody and Roger, Arizona
"FUN IN COLORADO!"
Gina has been our Travel Expert for the last 10 years. Attention to detail and arrangement mastery are two of her many skills.
HB and Family
"IT WAS FANTASTIC!"
We feel we learned so much. We each threw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, so we’ll be going back to Rome, we just don’t know when. Thank you so much – we couldn’t have accomplished what we did without your help!
Scott and Mary (standing on the Appian Way)
"TRIP WAS AMAZING!"
Thanks again for all the help. We really had a great time (golfing in Scotland)!
Rich and David, NY and AZ
"WE HAD A SPECTACULAR TIME"
There is nothing that was in any way below our highest expectations. Thank You!
Irwin and Alice - 2017
We love Milan! The Riviera is spectacular! Stresa is so impressive! Thank You for putting together such a great anniversary trip for us!
John and Michelle – 2017
"WE LOVED OUR STAY!"
Thanks for all your assistance. Everything worked out well with the car. The GPS on my phone worked perfectly so that makes life easy.
We loved our stay! I will recommend this location to all!
Julia – 2017 (Castello Santa Maria Novella)
"BEST TRIP EVER"
Our Il Borgo (Tuscany) trip remains at the top of my list of best trips ever!
Mary Jo and Family
The entire trip was absolutely perfect. The contrast of staying in the quiet countryside of Il Borgo with the busy cities of Santa Margherita and Stresa added to the superb adventure. Every person we interacted with was delightful, especially Marta at Il Borgo. The places we visited were charming and memorable. The countryside spectacular. Who could have guessed that the six of us would have so much fun cooking our own 5 course dinner!
Karen H. and Friends - 2016
We just wanted to let you know, what a fabulous trip you lined up for us. Everything was flawless and everyone agreed it was the best vacation any of us have ever been on! Tuscany and Il Borgo were absolutely beautiful and Marta goes way beyond any host we have ever had. The guides and drivers were most accommodating and very knowledgeable.
Ron - 2016
"TRIP OF A LIFETIME"
Thank you for helping my family enjoy the trip of a lifetime to Tuscany! Fernando, Marta and all of the drivers and guides provided us with an amazing, beautiful, informative and exciting trip. It was truly everything I hoped it would be and so much more! My husband and I both agree that we really wished it didn’t have to end!
Mel - 2016
We had a fabulous time!
Miller Family - 2016
"DIDN’T WANT TO COME BACK"
We had a wonderful time and didn’t want to come back! We wanted to thank you and your company for all your time and planning. The whole trip was seamless and everyone was very friendly… We felt so at home in Italy!
Luis and Camille - 2016
We can’t thank you enough for the amazing itinerary and accommodations in Italy. You were absolutely so helpful and made each new thing we did so easy. You will definitely be hearing from us again!
Bill and Sharon - 2016
I continue to ‘bask in the glow’ of our amazing vacation in Italy! Thanks again to all of you for making it so memorable!!
Teresa - 2015
"HAVING A GREAT TIME"
We are having a great time. Scenery is magnificent and the accommodations are terrific. We toast you every night with a delicious glass of Wine!
Laura, Pat and Terry - 2015
"ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT"
We absolutely loved our stay at Il Borgo. Marta’s attention to detail was superb. The arrangements she made with the local restaurants to accommodate Rhonda’s diet were outstanding. She even provided a separate breakfast basket for her each morning. The accommodations were magnificent and we thoroughly enjoyed the drivers and tour guides. It is impossible to say which place we liked most. They each offered something special and spectacular.
Nancy and Leon - 2015
"A FABULOUS TIME"
We really had a fabulous time! We can’t thank you enough for your patience, guidance and wonderful suggestions. The scenery, food and experiences will be a lifetime memory. Our hotels in Rome and Florence couldn’t have been better. First class, in great locations and lovely hotel staff. The villa was exceptional. The views were breathtaking and the attention to detail was much appreciated. Marta did a great job, as did the housekeepers and drivers. The day trips were a true experience. We can see why Lori recommended you.
Laura, Pat and Terry - 2015
I am very grateful for the trip you presented. Florence and the Tuscan countryside were just a dream–and that’s from someone who has been to Italy 6 or 7 times! Everyone we dealt with was warm, hospitable, and efficient, with special kudos to Giulia at the Il Guelfo Bianco, who was so kind on my arrival there, the very gracious and terrifically well-informed Patrizia guiding us through the Uffizi, the drivers for Il Borgo, and especially all the very kind and warm people at the Il Borgo. They were so eager to help us with anything, and made this a relaxing and very fun experience. I’m telling all that the Il Borgo is just a piece of Eden–sitting on the terrace of around the pool looking over the hills is guaranteed to lower one’s blood pressure at least 20 points.
Liz - 2015
We had a fabulous trip to Italy thanks to you. Our guides were wonderful, very informative, very friendly, and we loved having a personal guide to see so many wonderful places. The drivers were on time and very competent, although I admit I am happy not to be driving in Italy. They are crazy. Both Lake Maggiore and St. Margherita are beautiful places, with much to see and do. The hotels you chose were wonderful, also. We were very happy with the whole experience we had and appreciate all of your help in setting it up as well as the few minor problems we experienced. Again, thank you so much.
Don and Marji - 2015
"YOU ARE AWESOME"
The charter services offered by Kostas & our skipper Manos (in Greece) both were over the top… Diane & our nieces are considering a repeat to Crete with Moorings in 2017 – you are awesome – Thanks!
Fred and Diane - 2015
The trip was fantastic! I would recommend it to anyone and especially recommend you to arrange everything. Great service!
Paul and Fran - 2014
"QUITE A NIGHT"
The last night, our group went to dinner at a castle owned by the same people who owned the condos. Little did we know that part of this dinner was to honor us for the 50th anniversary. Special sparkling wine, special dessert and a huge hand painted platter with our names and the dates of our anniversary. Quite a night!
Paul and Fran - 2014
All things are amazing when we are discovering cultures and worlds beyond on own, aren’t they? We thank you everyday for helping us create this experience, and also for the learning opportunities. We had no idea the history and culture of Sicily would be so deep and fascinating, or that the different provinces would be so different from each other. It is not only Italy and Greece that we are learning about, but also life experiences and the world experiences of people who are all trying to make their living and take care of their families in these times of world change, isn’t it true, when you are in other countries. Bravo Gina!!!
Don and Nancy - 2014
"DREAM COME TRUE"
The trip was a dream come true! Each place more beautiful than the last yet so different! Corsignano was great and the location was perfect. Thank you for all you did to help us Gina!
Stephanie and James - 2014
"THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME"
We had the most wonderful time in Italy! Every hotel was more beautiful than the next and our tour guides were excellent! Everything went so smoothly and the Venice train mixup was resolved so well and so quickly. We cannot say enough of how pleased we were with every part of the itinerary you put together for us!! Gina and VILLA VITA are wonderful! We will absolutely refer you to any lucky travelers in the future! Ciao!
Harry, Sue and Nicole - 2015
We had an absolutely wonderful trip. Everything went as planned and the weather was beautiful! The hotels were just what we had in mind and locations were perfect. We were able to walk just about everywhere we wanted to go. Italy is such a beautiful country – I have a feeling we will be going back someday? Thank you so much for all your help putting it together!
Janet and Scott - 2014