Gourmet Emilia-Romagna and Veneto
The trip overall was amazing and the logistics were executed flawlessly which allowed for a level of relaxation and unpretentious luxury that resulted in a truly memorable vacation.
Regions & Areas Visited:
• Veneto: Lake Garda, Venice.
“I found Countrybred online and at first was hesitant to use them since I was not familiar with the company. I was concerned since this would be a 50th wedding anniversary trip for me, my wife, our daughter and son in law and their two teen-age daughters. We asked Countrybred to design a trip for us to Italy to Milan, the Lakes (Maggiore, Como, Orta, and Garda), and to Venice. I was totally and completely pleased with every detail of the trip that Countrybred put together for us. The transportation furnished was very comfortable for the 6 of us and our luggage, and the van was always on time and the driver was friendly and professional. Water taxis in the Lakes area and in Venice were pre-arranged and again on time and fun. All guides were very knowledgable and professional and friendly and had the ability to relate to our teenage granddaughters as well as to us older folk. The cities selected for us to stay at in the Lakes were the best selection in that they had sufficient activity in the area but were not in the busiest tourist section of the area. All hotels were excellent quality and extremely well located everywhere that we stayed. Countrybred’s choice of restaurants were pre-arranged and the food and wine was really great. I gained 6 pounds in 9 days. The restaurants they chose were invariably interesting in their decor as well as the taste of the food. One lunch in particular was probably one of the best meals from standpoint of presentation, flavors, atmosphere, and service that I have ever experienced (Casa deli Spiriti overlooking Lake Garda). If you want a customized tour for yourself and your friends or family, this company is the one to use in my opinion. I have already recommended it to several of my friends. They rate an A+++.”
– Edgar & Nancy W., Kerrville, Texas