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Here You can find all the appreciative message for my Company and it makes me so glad to realize that the hard work we put in makes such a good impression. We do our best and its nice to hear it is worth while.

Thank you again and hope to see you soon!

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giu 5 2016

Ciao Mariano just looking through some holiday photos and came across these from September 2014 , brings back many happy memories Thankyou so much for the 3 days we spent with you we hope to get back one day and will certainly look you up, hope you and your family are doing well, bye for now . Buano Fortuna! Ciao Ciao!!!!!!

Gleen Murphy

mag 30 2016

Hello Mariano hope to find you well. Just wanted to thank you so much for making our trip to the Amalfi coast spectacular! We have shared this wonderful experience with all our friends and family. I will defenitly will refer you and I hope to be back soon. :) Josie

Josie Greco

mag 25 2016

Hi Mariano ~

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the wonderful tour of the Amalfi Coast when we were visiting Italy last week. It was everything you said it would be and more and we can’t wait to take another trip to your beautiful country. I’m not sure we will ever meet anyone who knows as much about Italy as you do and your passion for what you do is evident by the memories that we will have for a lifetime as a result of your detailed and informative tour. I know I speak for my husband and my sister and brother in law when I say we would highly recommend pleasant travel to anyone travelling to Italy and look forward to our next trip when we can continue our journey through unexplored parts of Italy with your expert guidance.

With sincere thanks and regards,

Mary Ann

Mary Ann

mag 18 2016

Hi Mariano,
I had given my clients, Josie, Christine & Anne your email to arrange some transfers in April and they are now back in Canada and I must tell you they were extremely happy with your services.

Lucilia Gomes

apr 21 2016

Thank you for taking such wonderful care of us in Italy. Thank u to your sister in law for the assist in Naples. We are still talking about the Gnochi at Marinos. We loved the entire visit. Paolo in Rome made sure we saw all on our list and Paolo in Florence ended our touring with the perfect mix of history, culture, eating and shopping!

We will fill out raving reviews on tripadvisor when we return to the US. Also feel free to use us as a reference.


Kimberly, Chandler, Suzzi, Marty, Sabrina and Samantha!

Kimberly Paris

apr 7 2016

What a wonderful time we had with you Fantactic!
Your attention to customers needs is marvelous, and most appreciated.
We all had a great time, we will miss the sfortzatella and granita.
But, we'll just have to come back another time for more!
Thanks for a GREAT a holiday.

Bill Dugan

Bill Dugan

mar 29 2016


You and Marco made our limited time in Italy a memorable experience for my family for many years to come. I would like to Thank You and Marco for your vast local knowledge of Naples (area) and Rome. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to my family and friends.

Best Regards,

Simon Loo

Simon Loo

mar 16 2016

Mariano and his adult son accompanied us on our day tour of the Amalfi Coast; starting with pickup at our hotel in Sorrento. From the very first email.. Mariano was great. Attention to detail and asking for input on our desires. Despite the rainy day--- we had a fabulous time. Mariano is passionate about his country and amazing with his knowlege of history and interesting facts/info. You won't be disappointed!! I wish I could bring my parents to spend a day or two with him in Italy!

Patricia Rolfes

mar 8 2016

Thank you for your hospitality and care when you drove all of us from Rome to Amalfi Coast. You were at our disposal and very flexible with our schedule. We felt very comfortable with you and appreicated your professionalism and warm personality. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who need a private driver in Italy. You are the best!

Sue Robinson

feb 25 2016

Ciao Mariano! We are back home with fond memories of our trip to Italy. Thank you for very much for being a gracious host to your beautiful country. We really enjoyed our trip to the Amalfi Coast and definitely had one of our best meals at family Restaurant in the Couryside. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you again soon.

Butch Buan

gen 19 2016

'Ciao Mariano. Been a long time since we last exchanged emails. Hope everything is well with you. I wanted to give you a heads up regarding an email you will receive. We were talking to some friends that are planning a honeymoon in Sicily and making a trip to the Amalfi coast. We mentioned our wonderful guide that we had on our trip to Amalfi in June of 2009 and they wanted your name. We also encouraged them to do the side trip to Pompeii and request Franco as their guide there.

Cathy and Mary Sannes

gen 14 2016

I hope all is well with you and your family. We still talk about our amazing experience in Naples and the Amalfi Coast with you. . We hopefully will be back one day and we will certainly make contact. We wish you and your family happy safe and prosperous new year.


nov 24 2015

Hi Mariano, I just wanted to tell you how wonderful our day (oct 26th) with you was. The pictures are so beautiful, but nothing is like seeing it live. Thank you for a great memory that I will treasure. It was the favorite day of my vacation.


nov 20 2015

Thank you so very much for the excursion today. It was truly the best part of this vacation, and any vacation, we have ever had. You made it entertaining, educational, and fun! I hope I remember even a third of what you told us. You are very kind to us, and very patient -which is appreciated!! You showed us a part of Italy that we never would have been able to see, or understand, without you. We will post a very positive review on, and will tell all of our friends who travel this way to contact you.
Take care. It was truly a pleasure to meet you.

Amy misczak

ott 23 2015

Hi Mariano. We would like to thank you so very much for being our tour guide on Wednesday. It was most definitely one of the highlights of our two week vacation. The combination of your professionalism , knowledge and skilled driving made for a perfect day. We can't imagine how wonderful it would have been on a sunny day! Lunch was great , likely the best meal we had while in Italy. The surprise stop to see the olives being pressed into oil was also great.
Thank you so much,
Rick & Sharon Rosnak

Rick & Sharon Rosnak

ott 22 2015

We LOVED everything about our 2 stops with Pleasant Travel! We had a tour on our cruise stop in Pisa/Florence, Italy and Naples,Italy. Mariano and his team are amazing and went above and beyond to make our honeymoon special. Their prices are amazing as well! Thank you!

Emily Lewis

ott 5 2015

Thanks to my friend Michele we had the pleasure of meeting and using Mariano on our recent trip to The Amalfi Coast. Mariano's service was absolutely perfect. Not only was he punctual and convenient but his passion for the country was overflowing! His knowledge of the areas history and hidden gems added so much more to our trip. I highly recommend using Mariano, you will not be disappointed.

Jen Braz

set 13 2015

Hello Mariano,

I am not sure if you remember us, but we were a group of 8 from Celebrity Reflection in Naples on August 30th.

I wanted to write to you and thank you again for creating such an incredible day for us during our port stop in Naples. We greatly appreciated your intimate knowledge of the area. We are thrilled that you arranged for us to eat at your friend's farm. The hospitality, ambiance, food and wine were one of the top highlights of our entire vacation! My husband and I felt that time spent with you felt like having a friend in town to show us around. We sat up from with you for the first half of our day and were glad that we did so we could get the most of the view along with your information and hospitality!

Traci wright

ago 27 2015

I had the privilege of meeting Mariano on my first trip to Amalfi coast. (early June) It was the best thing I could have done. His friendly and knowledgeable presence made one of the best highlights of our vacation. We spent a long day with him traveling some Amalfi towns, Paestum and a buffalo farm. Molte grazie mio amico

Joseph Berdetta

lug 5 2015

My friend Mariano,
Thank you so much for making our holiday in Italy Such a memorable time for my family. Every time we see you it is like being with family. The insight you have make every tour an unforgettable and unique experience.My granddaughters can't stop talking about the lunch at your nephews farmhouse.We all had a great time. Thank you again and God bless.

Bob Rosa

giu 3 2015

Mariano I just want to say thank you for the wonderful tour during my recent cruise on the Celebrity Constellation.
Even though it rained part of the day we saw and experienced so much.
The lunch was one I will never forget.
Once again, many thanks.
Bernetta Guilhot
Cumming, GA

Bernetta Guilhot

mag 17 2015

12, 13 May 2015
Arranged through Mariano 1) Airport Transfer from Rome Airport to the Boscola Exedra hotel and the follow day Giovanni hosted us on an all day tour of Rome.

Let me start with the punch line and fill in he details. Giovanni was phenomenal. He was prompt, courteous and best of all passionate and enthusiastic about showing us around Rome. Not to mention the history he shared with us about Rome. I was impressed that he is so proud to be a Roman.


Day #1: We arrive on time in Rome and sure enough, there is Giovanni waiting at the main airport entrance with a sign and our name on it …. All I can say is RELIEF !!! He whisked us off to his Mercedes Benz van and in a lickity split second we were on our way to the Hotel as others were craning their necks to figure what to do. We heard first hand stories of people being charged $130 for transfer from Airport to Hotel in middle of Rome. Giovanni was not only prompt, he offered a mini tour and historical perspective on the way to the Hotel. We Passed saw both US Embassy’s, saw the Prime Minister’s residence (at least what any one can see from the road) and we saw the president residence from a distance the significance of the flags. The gardens we passed were beautiful and impressive. Giovanni makes it easy to understand the periods of time; there are four:
1- Ancient (several thousand years old,
2- Medieval 2,000 year old;
3- Old – 200-300 years old
4- Modern last 40-60 years
Note: any mistakes understanding the time eras are mine as Giovanni knew his history.

Day #2: is our Rome Tour. Giovanni is waiting for us at the hotel promptly at 10:00am. He has a full day planned, but he asked if there is anything special we would to see or do. We mentioned a few sited and he smiled and assured us those sites will be included. Here is a brief summary:
• Many ancient ruins which Giovanni explained the history and significance
• The Crypt of the Capuchins – interesting artifacts of how an artist arranged skull and bones to honor the deceased.
• Pantheon: Explore the Eternal city. Amazing … 2,000 year old floor, how did they get the “sky Light” in there?
• Navona square – beautiful square, great place for lunch or Gelato or “people watching”. Interesting art is displayed throughout the square and most is for sale
• Lunch – Baccanate at Piazza Campo. Giovanni took us down small street into an area where people lived as they did 300 years ago, but live there today. It was off the busy Piazzo Campo, but the courtyard of the villas was very quiet and peaceful. Bathrooms were built on the balconies because 300 years ago, that’s where one put the bathroom without the modern facilities we know today.
• The Spanish Steps and Spanish Square – great place to window shop or purchase that unique item you just have to have.
• The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore famous for is superb mosaics,
• San Pietro in Vincoli to visit the Moses of Michelangelo,
• The Forum, the Forum remained the ceremonial Centre of the City under the Empere, with emperors renovating old buildings and erecting new temples and monuments.
• The Colosseum, Rome's Greatest Amphitheatre was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian. We spent 40 minutes here and saw all we needed to see for several more ours and cost of another ticket you could have went inside to see the underground tunnels and etc.
• Then the Capitoline Hill, the Capital Citadel was designed by Michelangelo in the 16th, century. This is, I think, the most beautiful structure in the city, it’s a glowing white and is perfectly symmetrical. The statues are icing on the cake.
• Catacombe de San Sebastian: Burial grounds of St. Peter as well as much history about St. Sebastian, St. Peter and St. Paul as this was a large burial grounds for Christians and Catholics from the Vatican. Visited church above the Catacomb after tour.

Pre-Dinner Drink in a little village North of Castel Ganolfo, Nemi. Nemi is know for wild strawberry’s and prosecco. So Giovanni drops us off at a covered table directly overlooking the lake while he arranged for 2 presecos with strawberry’s and one dish of wild strawberries mixed with whipped cream … Do you know how to say DELICOUS !!! After walking the cobble stone streets for a few minutes, Giovanni was ready to take us to dinner …. Wow did he know how to put icing on the cake, but hold on, Giovanni’s not done yet …. Dinner is next…..
Dinner: Ristorante Pagnanelli , Castel Ganolfo
Fourth Generation Family owned. The owner greeted is when we arrived.
Giovanni had arranged a table on the terrace overlooking a beautiful lake. Before dinner, Giovanni took us on personal tour of the owner’s private cellar, which was 3-4 levels below built into the hill side. A collection of antique cork screws, coffee presses, grinders and makers. Especially neat was when you entered the Grappa section and the LED lights came on automatically and back lit the display … WOW … BTW … automatic doors and sensor lights were impressive. I would highly recommend Mariano's service to anyone looking for a very personalized tour.

Jeff & Kelli Whisler

apr 24 2015

Probably the best tour host we have ever had. Totally honest, reliable, genuinely a lovely guy. My wife and myself and our son found this trip on the Amalfi coast brilliant. Thank you again Mariano.

Andrew Morley

apr 24 2015

Mariano was referred to us by our cousin who used him before. He and his extended family team made our trip so much memorable, efficient and stress free.

Mariano planned and arranged all our Rome & Sorrento transfers, guided tours of Naples, Pozzouli, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Paestum, vineyard and farm visits. As an 18 generation Sorrentino family, Mariano and his team of guides and drivers, know all the local off-the-beaten-path points of interest and hard to find local down to earth restaurants. His team's recommendations are customized according to personal preferrences and schedules, with providing value and local authenticity, attention to safety and security, and avoiding traffic and tourist traps as priority. There were even some astounding Roman and Greek era historical sites that were not mentioned in guidebooks which Priscilla, our guide for 3 days & Mariano's English sister-in-law, took us to. A highlight of our tour was a local family farm visit where we enjoyed a sumptous lunch of the best home made delicious cheeses, meats and wines. We even visited a lemon orchard, two vineyard wine tasting tours, and had lunch at an out-of-the-way great family restaurant only locals knew about, or know where to find it. Mariano and his team shared a lot of interesting commentaries along the way. He related a tour he led for a big group of WWII US veterans to retrace their battle campaign through Italy, and shared with us a lot of their personal stories as we passed through some of these places. A great experience for us, and we will definitely use Mariano again for all our Italy vacations.

Book and plan your itinerary and budget with Mariano well ahead of your trip, especially during the peak travel season.

Angela LU

apr 17 2015

Our Day tour of the Sorrentine peninsula and the Amalfi coast was the highlight of our visit to Naples thanks to Mariano's great service. He picked us up at our hotel on time and drove us out of town. His knowledge of the city and the peninsula and Amalfi coast was very entertaining. He offered us the opportunity to stop wherever we wanted to including arranging a 1 hr boat tour in Amalfi so we could see the coast from the water. Being boaters, we really enjoyed the ride, especially the ride into a giant cave along the coast. He never rushed us and was just the best host anyone could ask for. I would highly recommend his service to anyone looking for a very personalized tour.

Richard Henke


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