“We had an absolutely wonderful time in Italy, made perfect by your excellent planning for us. We will be getting a raving review onto your web page. In the meantime, we have told all our friends, especially our hiking friends, what a wonderful trip we had.

“The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast” self-guided walking tour – Oct 2014

Pat & Robert R. – Wisconsis, US

“Ciao Anna and Marcello,
We have been back home for almost a week now, and I have been going through my pictures (~2000!), reliving a wonderful trip. I am again struck not only by your very good directions, but also the overall itinerary, which very nicely combined food, scenery and walking. All were excellent, and we will add a very positive review to Trip Advisor and wish you another busy season next year! […] We had many wonderful meals, and really enjoyed the small restaurants where the chefs take great pride in their cooking.  Otherwise, everything was excellent: the transfers all worked well…. The accommodations were all very pleasant. That was another special experience.
Best regards and thanks again to both of you, Tom”

“Highlights & backroads of the Amalfi Coast” – self-guided walking & gourmet tour – Sept 2014

Tom & Sue Stephens – ON – Canada

“Ciao Anna and Marcello,
We are a group of 5 couples (10 people), all in our 60’s, who spent 2 full days and 3 nights hiking and enjoying Cinque Terre. We stayed at the Hotel Carla in Levanto, which was very comfortable and fit our needs perfectly. On our first day of hiking we were guided by Guglielmo (William), who walked with us from Manarola to Corniglia to Vernazza, a total of about 11 miles up and down the hills, moderately strenuous. We then caught the train to Monterosso for wine tasting, and then back to Levanto. Guglielmo was a good judge of our fitness and capabilities, and we were tired, but not too tired by the end of the day. On the second day of hiking we were guided by Andreas (Andrew), first going by train to La Spezia, by bus to Portovenere, and ferry to the Island of Palmera. We hiked up and down Palmera, a total of about 8 miles, moderately strenuous. We then caught a ferry back to Levanto, affording us a spectacular view of all the villages of Cinque Terre. The hiking between villages on the first day, and the ferry trip on the second day were the highlights.
I have to mention that ICNOS arranged dinner reservations for us all 3 nights at different restaurants, and all were wonderful. The only “problem” we encountered was too much food for us to eat at one of the restaurants! It was all delicious. I am convinced that Italian food is the best in the world.
In summary, ICNOS anticipated our needs and made all the appropriate arrangements so that our brief trip to Cinque Terre was an enjoyable and memorable experience.
I highly recommend you to anyone else considering a similar trip!

“Walking the Cinque Terre” privately guided walking tour – Sept 2014

Peter Senechal – Niceville, Florida

“Anna, thanks!
we did receive the packet of support materials in Amalfi–thanks, it was all very detailed and thorough.
and thanks for all your assistance with hotel reservations, in Amalfi as well as Florence, Siena, and Rome. everything worked out very well.
We would use your services again, and will recommend you to our friends! Susan”

“The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast” self-guided walking tour – Sept 2014

Susan Maclean – CO, USA

“Hi Marcello and Anna
We are back in N.Z after our overseas trip to Europe. We had a wonderful time and the highlight was our Amalfi walking tour. We thank you for looking after us in putting together a well thought out itinerary, excellent walking notes, great accommodation and dining/ restaurant recommendations. Everything went very smoothly, was fun and exceeded our expectations. This is a result of your excellent local knowledge and planning.
We will come back to Italy again in 2016 and will do another walking tour with you. Sandy is determined to go to Lake Como so if you decide to branch out further into that area then please let us know.
Regards, Jeremy Coates”

“Amalfi Coast & Sorrento Peninsula ” – tailor made  self-guided walking tour – August 2014

Jeremy & Sandy Coates – Auckland, New Zealand

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“Ciao Anna and Marcello,
ICNOS Adventures’ The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast package was more than what I imagined. Pre-trip emails were responded to quickly and thoroughly. The customer service prior and during our trip exceeded my expectations.
Anna was more than helpful, offering and providing aid for our trip that was not related to ICNOS’ hiking package. Her above and beyond assistance was invaluable to myself and husband in making our trip a success. The hiking instructions were very good. At the end of the first day of hiking, I recommended ICNOS to another hiker who was not happy with his company’s hiking directions. Marcello telephoned me twice during the trip to confirm that everything was going well. The customer service is superb. I would not hesitate to recommend or use ICNOS again.
Well done Anna and Marcello and all who work at ICNOS Adventures!
A grateful client, Jan Gentry”

“The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast” self-guided walking tour – June 2014

Daniel & Jan Gentry – Sacramento, US

“Ciao Anna and Marcello,
Apologies for sending this in so late! William may respond separately but I wanted to send you my feedback while the impressions are still relatively fresh in my mind.
We were both so happy that we chose to have ICNOS plan our trip. We had a wonderful time and so enjoyed hiking along the coast and connecting with the land and the people in a way that I don’t think would have been possible in such a short time had we just travelled to each place via car or bus. Walking down from Ravello to Amalfi through the lemon groves and hiking on Capri were some of my favorite moments – and I loved the poetic, beautifully written plaques along the trail on Capri describing the local flora and fauna.
I was really quite impressed with the level of detail that went into the daily itineraries, maps, restaurant recommendations and descriptions of the highlights of the different places on our trip. I liked the historical background as well – really very comprehensive – thank you.
You were so kind when William suddenly had some health issues – very quick to respond, you had great information, you were caring and gave us both comfort that everything would be okay, which thankfully it was. We had a great laugh afterwards at the humor of the situation, with the doctor, 2 ambulance drivers and the hotel manager all gathered in our hotel room, and everyone trying to communicate via sign language!
We enjoyed all of the hotel choices. Gracious, attentive and helpful hotel staff everywhere we traveled.
I will have very special memories of this trip always, and hope to visit your beautiful corner of the world again soon!
With much appreciation,Laura”

“The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast” self-guided walking tour – June 2014

Laura & William Fisher – USA

“Ciao Icnos,
We enjoyed our trip to Italy very much. Italy is a beautiful country with incredible natural beauty, amazing art and architecture, and delicious food and wine!
On the Amalfi group walking tour, our guide was very good. She is a native to the coast, and loves and knows the areas very well. Some of the hikes were hikes she had done since childhood. She is a naturalist who cares about preserving the natural habitats, while sharing their beauty with people from around the world.
The Hotel in Amalfi could not have been better. It was super well-located, with a lovely rooftop terrace, comfortable rooms with handpainted tile floors, and delicious and expansive breakfasts. [….] The winery visit with lunch and tasting was lovely – I will remember the lemon risotto – definitely a trip highlight.
We appreciate all the help from Icnos in planning our trip. It definitely made our planning easier to have a contact in the country. Next time we want to visit the Cinque Terre and the northern mountains!
Thanks, Icnos! Cindy “

“Hikes, food & wine on the Amalfi Coast” guided walking tour and “Rome, Florence & Venice” – self-guided cultural tour – June 2014

Cindy G. – VA, USA

“Hello Marcello, we are still in Italy enjoying our second week but want to send you a big thank you for all the work you and your team obviously put into your tours. I know once I get back home to Canada I will be very busy with everyday life so now is best. When we met you on our arrival the first night in Cava di Tirenni, you spoke with such passion about the experience you and your company are trying to provide- the real Italy not the touristy Italy. You never stopped smiling and we felt your passion. every single day we were amazed at the special attention we received- from the hosts of the beautiful places we stayed ; from  the chefs at the restaurants you booked for us. And of course our wine tasting! I hope our two cases of wine arrive in Canada safely!!); from the chauffeurs some of whom we got to know… In short we felt like honored guests each and every day. We hiked hard each day, but liked that there were some easier options to consider, including bus options which we sometimes took. The directions were very detailed and there was only one day where we lost our way, but it quite likely was our fault. We often experienced that- where locals were happy to help even when they couldn’t speak more than a word of English, and my limited Italian, but they would go out of their way to help. My memories of this trip will last a lifetime. If I get a chance to come back to Italy, your company will be my first choice, absolutely and maybe even we can convince our husbands to join us next time!! Please feel free to give our email to anyone who would like to ask us questions.
It was an experience of a lifetime and grazie Mille. Debbie and Heather “

“Highlights & backroads of the Amalfi Coast” self-guided walking & gourmet tour – June 2014

Debbie Morettin and Heather Whitney – Canada

“Hello Anna, Marcello, and everyone else
We are just back in Houston (well, three days now), and as I sort through my pictures and settle my accounts, I was planning to send you some further thoughts about the trip and our experience. I will do so shortly.
But first, I do want to say that everyone had a wonderful time. This trip ranks among the very best that I have taken, and this is due in no small part to the pre-organization Icnos provided. The trip instructions were excellent, the hotels were delightful, the trails were a pleasure, and the sights and scenery were gorgeous. I really enjoyed that each day’s hike was a bit different, with new challenges, new views, new towns. Even the stairs were fun (at least most of the time). And your recommendation to stay  in Naples was perfect!
I will follow up with more information, and some pictures – we must have thousands in our possession now :-). And I hope to get back to that area very soon – and to spend more time in Naples next time!
Until later, Juli”

“The Jewels of the Amalfi Coast” self-guided walking tour – 12 participants – June 2014

Julia Morgan – Houston, TX – US