4 independent reviews for Family holiday in Italy

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review 2 Aug 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Who can not be amazed by the historical sites? So great to see the sites you have read about and seen pictures of. Not enough time spent there but I guess with younger kids 2 hours is the most they can do in Pompeii. (Get your kids to read the roman mystery series if they say they are not interested in history!)

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Book a few days extra at a hotel so that you can go back and look again at Pompeii now you know where it is and how to get around.Travel sick? Take anti-sickness pills as the roads are not straight!Mosquitos can be an issue. July is HOT and it does affect what you can do. I know it is the school holidays but you may want to go another time.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, local cars and hotels were used and you did not just feel like a number on a large trip. Small group means that you can really get local knowledge from your guide.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. Never been on a led holiday before and it was amazing - no stress as everything taken care of but still room for some choices. Where next?

review 27 Oct 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Climbing Vesuvius and the Capri boat trip.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

You will be doing quite a bit of walking but nothing too hard and there are a lot of Mosquitos too so have repellent with you.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We went to a small restaurant a few times which was nice to support and the hotel in sorrento was smaller than many and a lovely place too - it wasn't one of the huge ones - I can't say the holiday supported conservation particularly but yes I think our money went to local businesses.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great.

review 23 Sep 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The most exciting for me was being in places of unforgettable beauty and rich in history and sharing the experience with my granddaughter. The last three days spent at the farm together with other participants was very enjoyable for all, kids and adults and left us with good memories and we gained new friends.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Travel light! You are going to carry your own luggage at all occasions.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I supposed it did, especially at the farm in Anacapri, but not more than other tourists who spent their money on food and souvenirs. On the other hand, our guide made sure we did not leave any traces behind us in the nature.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The holiday in Italy was the 2nd organized by Responsibletravel and I am recommending your company to all my friends and family members. Looking forward for the next adventure!

review 7 Aug 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The whole trip was memorable for the camaraderie, the knowledge of the guide and the food at the agroturismo farm.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to be flexible and have good walking trainers as some of the walking is on uneven shingle, not suitable for hiking sandals

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We were very concerned that the guide had not been pad for previous trips by the tour company and this was very embarrassing for us to find this out by accident. The use of local trains and buses as good and the stay on the farm was really enjoyable.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The holiday was a great family holiday. The hotel in Naples was poor and its location was not the best and made one feel very uneasy. It would have been better to stay on the edge of Naples in a better location and travel in by bus or train. The rooms in Naples were poor, with very poor showers and air conditioning. It didn't give a great start to the holiday and didn't feel like value for money. On the other hand the farm was superb. Rustic but with excellent food, very hospitable and friendly staff who made you feel as if you were a guest in their home, not just a tourist.

Read the operator's response here:

We were pleased to see you enjoyed the family holiday, especially the agriturismo. It truly is a great, homely place. All properties on this trip have been personally vetted by our Italian Product Manager and so we know them to be of a good standard for our holidays. The hotel in Naples was chosen for its location close to the train station and bus stops, which means it is easy for families to get to the hotel when they arrive and it saves time on getting to sights and enables more time to enjoy them. This tour uses lots of local transport as it's the best way of experiencing a country and so we thought that this hotel would make the best choice in Naples, given its close proximity to the stations. Following this season, however, we will be reviewing our choice of hotels, we will closely analyse our choice in Naples and, if we can find a more suitable family option, we will of course consider this to make a good holiday even better!

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