Testimonials For The Dream of Italy Travel Service

Looking for a trusted Italy travel expert to plan your dream Italian vacation? Look no further than The Dream of Italy Travel ServiceDream of Italy founder Kathy McCabe will personally match you with one of her trusted travel planners to take all of the hassle out of your vacation planning. The recommended planner will help design a magical once-in-a-lifetime trip selecting and booking accommodations (including villa rentals), cooking classes, tour guides, wine tastings and all kinds of special experiences from truffle hunting to wine tasting. Here are some accolades from happy travelers who have used The Dream of Italy Travel Service:

While my wife and I have been to Italy before, when it came time to take our boys (8 & 10), we needed some advice. We were happy to return to some of the same places but we wanted new adventures. So, we turned The Dream of Italy Travel Service. What a great decision that turned out to be. From the get-go, our travel planner made planning the trip very simple and made all the bookings. Only when we got to Italy, though, did we realize just what a great job she had done. During our 11 days, we stayed in terrific places. Our favorite was a castle in Tuscany. It was run by Antonio, his dad Sal, and, of course, Fabio. I knew we were in good hands, when after returning from wine tasting in Montalcino, Antonio asked us where we had acquired such good local knowledge. Our secret was The Dream of Italy Travel Service! So, thank you for connecting us with great guides in Rome (Simona and Susanneta) and Siena (Fede) and Giuseppina & Lucca in Certaldo for cooking school. Our boys now understand why we love Italy so much! — Greg Regan (pictured above with family)



Kathy, I just wanted to thank you for connecting me to your travel planner and to let you know what an amazing time Logan and I had on our trip.  All of the hotels were amazing, the restaurant recommendations were superb, and all of our guides and drivers were on time and extremely helpful.  It truly was a once in a lifetime experience!  — Amanda Jester

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Kathy, I just want to let you know that we really appreciated your referring us to the agent to make our travel arrangements in Rome. She was very helpful and great to work with. Our hotel room and location were terrific, and the two half-day private tours were perfect.  We had a wonderful time and found the best tiramisu we’ve ever had (we tried a lot) at Edy’s, which was just a couple blocks from our hotel. So glad my husband, Jerry, subscribes to Dream of Italy because we would not have been able to orchestrate this trip on our own. Thank you to both of you!  — Becky Rudella


Thank you for referring us to your travel planner and her team for our 2016 trip to Lake Como, Torino and the Piemonte area last fall. The accommodations, guides and drivers were all amazing. The team customized the trip for us based on our interests. They arranged visits with artist’s at their studios, horseback riding, winery visits, museums, gardens, etc. There were no requests they couldn’t fulfill. The rooms your planners booked at the hotels, inns and castles, provided very interesting and unique experiences. The local guides were exceptional. They were very knowledgeable and presented information in an interesting and useful way. The drivers were polite and courteous. As you know, we were so pleased with you referral that we have started planning our 2017 trip to southern Italy with with them. I am so happy that you offer this service. Great job! — Tarie Harris

We are still talking about what a great time we had in Sicily.  In fact, below find a list of the best parts:

1. Vineyard visits, especially your surprise gift day with the delightful young sommelier, thank you again so much!
2.The most spectacular guides were Jean Paul, Francesca, and the one in Taormina with the laugh!
3. Most favorite places: Siracusa, Ragusa, Taormina, the Aeolian Islands ( boat trip was fabulous!)
4. Best dining experience: dinner at the 2-star restaurant in Ragusa, called, I believe, Locanda San Remo…memorably beautiful, elegant, etc
5. Nicest hotels: the ones in Ragusa  and Siracusa and San Domenico in Taormina
6.Unusual and very cool place that probably very few people know about – that villa outside Cefalu
7. While we don’t usually eat or drink all that much at daytime, we really enjoyed the several wonderful lunches, snacks and wine, memorable pastry places, and for sure, Sicilian granita, that you arranged for us…
We agreed we had never seen so much creativity and thoughtfulness, thank you again so much! — Mark Laracy

The family very much enjoyed the trip and thanks to you we packed in a lot without tiring ourselves so as to need a holiday to recover! Appreciate how responsive you were thru the trip as well and of course during the planning stages Some really great memories for the family. We loved the castle–awesome views, great service and atmosphere. Breakfast on the terrace was excellent.  The Florence hotel fantastic location close to everything,  nice people and service and lovely rooftop garden for drinks/aperitif.  In Rome, very nice front desk people –most helpful. Nice breakfast. Appreciate the early check in.  

The were all excellent really superb and frankly hard to choose between. Our Florence guide was fantastic – educated and entertained us and had a clear expertise about his subject but  interactive so it wasn’t a data dump of information. Great with the kids.  Everyone really loved him! In Siena and the Tuscan countryside, our guide was very knowledgeable very interesting and someone time flew with.  Our guide in  Rome, again just an amazing knowledge base with every answer and a great pace and connection with the family.  Probably we spent the least time with our guide in Venice, but  she was fantastic and very funny apart from being a true expert on Venice. 

Again thanks for customizing a great itinerary and travel plan for us.  We really enjoyed Italy thanks to you and have some lasting memories of our last trip together before our daughter goes off to college- and travel in the future is likely to be different! – Chester Twigg

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