I traveled to Italy and France for my big 50th birthday. I went to Italy by myself and met up with my best friend in the South of France. All my arrangements were make by my travel agent state side. My travel agent set me up with a private 10 hour tour of Cinque Terre with a private car service that would pick me up in Florence and drive me to Cinque Terre which is about 2.5 hours away from Florence.
Marco was the name of my driver. Let me tell you, what a true gentleman! Marco was easy to speak with, an excellent driver, well mannered, courteous, kind and prompt. His car was immaculate. I truly enjoyed our chats while driving to my destination.
I was only scheduled to go to Cinque Terre with Marco. While driving back to Florence, Marco asked me what i was doing the following day. I replied "i have a cooking class in Florence". We started talking about food and balsamic vinegar. Marco said, "this is near the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. If you know me, I am a true car lover. Driving a Ferrari was on my bucket list.
The long and the short of the story was, i booked another day trip with Marco to Modena to visit the balsamic vinegar factory in Modena and to the Ferrari Museum the following day. I happily cancelled my cooking class. This was truly one of the highlights of my trip. Marco really made my trip memorable.
If you want to experience Florence and parts of Italy, i highly recommend Marco and Private Florence. He is true professional and great at what he does.
Thank you Marco!