Testimonials from 2013
Linda and I just got back last night from Paris. I did not want to wait another day to send you a note of thanks for truly
the TRIP OF A LIFETIME. This trip exceeded EVERY FACET of what we wanted and more! Right from the start the
hotel you put us in, the Grand Hotel Tritone, was like something out of a storybook! The view from the balcony of our
room was simply breath taking! To quote Linda, “This is so beautiful it can’t be real, I am waiting for someone to draw
back the curtain!” My room only provided a small SAMPLE OF THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS that you got from every corner
of that Hotel! Staying at that hotel alone was worth the trip!
The daily trips you took us on by boat were truly amazing! Linda and I felt like Royalty on that beautiful Boat that we
had to ourselves each and every day. Those special Places you took us to could never be found by ANY OTHER WAY
THAN BY BOAT and to see that beautiful Amalfi Coast from a boat versus trying to “catch a quick look” from a tour bus
was priceless. The places you took us for Lunch were fabulous. I don’t know what was better the food or the views. We
cannot wait to hang up our beautiful Ceramic Dish from the great store you took us to as a reminder of our trip.
Faith the real difference that made this trip so special was you. From the first day we met you, Linda and I have never
meant a more caring “tour guide and owner” than you. You constantly worried about our happiness and your concern
was very sincere. Most important, if the weather was bad you HAD A BACK-UP plan to ensure your people got the
most out of their vacation. We would have loved to spend a day at that beautiful beach but the back-up plan to
POMPEI due to bad weather was great. Linda and I really enjoyed that. Maybe it is because you are the OWNER but
believe us , Linda and I have traveled the world and NEVER have we been treated the way you treated us!
I told you when we left I would be “selling for you”. Since we left you I have already discussed the trip with four couples
including another couple from Australia.
We are really looking forward to seeing you around the holidays. Please give our thanks to your extended family in
Italy especially that great husband of yours. Your in-laws are super people and we can see as PARENTS that they
support you and their son 100% on this business venture.
Please feel free to use us AS A REFERENCE ANYTIME!"
Linda and Kevin LoPresti
The four of us just wanted to send you a MUCH OVERDUE thank you for an absolutely amazing trip. Words really can’t describe the experience we had, and
excursion that you guided us on was planned out perfectly and we didn’t have to worry about anything except for being at the dock on time! We we’re able to
just sit back and enjoy the beautiful sites and attractions. You took us to so many different places that we would have never seen on our own, and we never
felt rushed. It was also great learning so much from you about the history and culture on the Amalfi Coast. After seeing pictures from your tours, our family
members decided they want to go back with us next year. Your tours are first class, and we’re advertising them to everyone! There is absolutely no better
way to experience the Amalfi coast than with your company.
One of our favorite parts of the tour was being able to see the Amalfi coast from a private boat every morning and not having to worry about driving, getting
lost or wasting time. We we’re able to see so many hidden coves, beaches and grottos that you can’t get to by car and that only the locals know of. We
honestly don't know what we would've done without you! We originally planned our trip on our own and had no idea what to do or how to get anywhere. Then
we found you months later and you had everything booked for us. You took us to all the finest restaurants, attractions, shops, and hidden gems that we
would never have found without your guidance. We're always thinking back to all those amazing memories… eating and drinking wine in Ravello, shopping in
Positano, jumping of the boat into the Mediterranean, and sailing around Capri while drinking Champaign. It was truly a once in a lifetime trip, and we owe it
all to you and Amalfi Vacations. We can't thank you enough for everything you did for us, and especially for being so accommodating to our different needs
and trip schedule.
We do have to say that our favorite part of the trip was meeting you. We never expected to be treated with such attention and care. You always went out of
your way to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. We are so happy to have a new friend in our lives and definitely hope to see you back in New Jersey! We
can go on and on… but just have to say again that we had no idea the trip was going to be as great as it was, so thank you again for sharing your passion
and knowledge of the Amalfi Coast with us J
Love, Andy, Bill, Paul and Chris
Clients from New Jersey and Calfiornia join Amalfi Vacations for a week of fun!
1. The food at the daily breakfast buffet at our hotel, the Tritone, was homemade with
the tastiest Italian cuisine, and we enjoyed wonderful meals all week long. We even ate
in a renovated stone fortress!
2. The shops along the narrow, hilly streets were bursting with colorful gifts and
souvenirs for passersby to see and buy.
3. Faith and her husband, Michael, were very knowledgeable about the Amalfi Coast
area, and escorted us on daytrips in a luxury sedan or by a comfortable motorboat
manned with a captain and first mate. They met our needs and provided us with
refreshments. To see the towns and natural beauty of the coastline was a spectacular,
once in a lifetime experience that we will always remember.
4. Faith’s love of the Amalfi Coast come through to her clients by her enthusiasm and
appreciation of its unique beauty. She shared stories and history with us during our
time together. She was flexible, cooperative, punctual, and very personable.
Written by Linda A. Eyre, Southport, NC 28461.
Enjoyed the trip to the Amalfi Coast on May 19 through 25, 2013!
Wow it is almost I month since we were starting to prepare for our trip. Life has been busy since we are home....
Gary and I can't thank you enough for one of the most amazing trips of our life. We have told so many people about you and Praiano. The tour was top class from the moment we arrived until the car
ride back to the airport at 4:15 am! As we rode through the dark streets leaving the Amalfi Coast, my heart actually felt sad. I really feel like we found a place that is almost untouched by time in the
town of Praiano. The people know how to enjoy life. It is simple and beautiful. I miss our morning walk down to meet you at the boat dock. Opening the door of our room at La Costa Diva every morning
and seeing the beautiful sea was truly refreshing. Seeing the Lemmon Trees growing so beautiful everywhere. The fresh home made food, the Seafood, the desserts! The local people that I would
look forward to seeing on our walks....the beauty of the coast.
I have had vivid dreams of Italy since we are home, and I know we will be back! I felt like we were visiting family, not on a tour.
We truly pray many blessings on your business. You have such a sweet spirit and it shines through you to others. Don't change anything about it, because it was perfect.
Thank you for a truly memorable anniversary trip. We are looking forward to seeing you in Florida!
All our love
Lynn & Gary
Port St. Lucie Florida
P.s we saw the movie "only you" w/ Marissa Tomei. It was on TV the week after we got home!
|Clients from Cincinnati, Ohio stay at the Villa Michelina for the week and enjoyed a trip to Conca Dei Marini and Maiori
|must not leave without a lemon
Chris and I arrived back home last Saturday after a few days in London and a long 22 hour flight.
We want to let you know how much we enjoyed the week with you.
The way you utilise boats rather than coaches is the only way to go. I will always remember my first view of Positano, a wonderful view that would simply be
missed if I had been in a coach.
Your service and that of your suppliers (boat Captains, restaurants, hire cars, etc.) is first class. Nothing but the best.
Additionally, your care for each person is "above and beyond" and you make each person feel as if they really matter to you. This is a feeling that is generated
at the first email contact and continues until the last moment of the holiday.
I hope you are having a great week with enjoyable people and Chris and I wish you all the best for your future.
Ciao, arrivederci and grazie mille
BARRY AND CHRIS CUTLER
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I do not even know where to begin to let you know how much Di, Nick and I enjoyed our week with you. I could not ever have imagined our tour would have been as wonderful as it
was!! You are truly a special person and the detail and the personal touch of your tour was truly amazing. I know we will be friends for life. Thank you for every wonderful meal, for
every wonderful town we visited, for every great conversation we shared, but most of all thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave us that we will never forget.
Can't wait to see you in the fall!!
All Our Love,
Phyllis, Diana & Nick xoxo
went to Trip advisors and put in a lot of information on your
tell you that I had the best time of my life in Amalfi. I already
tour. I still cannot get back in the swing of things. Thanks
again for the most memorable vacation I have ever had.
Hope to see you soon.
Staten Island, NY
We want to thank you for giving us such a unique and special perspective of the Amalfi Coast. Being with you was
not like being with a tour guide; it was like having a local friend to show us the best way to travel, the best sights to
see, and the best places to eat. Everywhere we went, we were treated like locals – like friends, even – by the boat
captains, the store owners, the restaurant owners. We were treated to the very best service and the very best local
There is no better way to experience the Amalfi Coast than by boat, and we were so grateful to be on one every day,
relaxing on the sparkling sea, taking in the views of the spectacular landscape before arriving in each port to revel in
the culture, the history, and the cuisine.
Truly, we felt sorry for the tourists on buses, or those just trying to navigate the area on their own. With you, we felt
like we had an “in,” and there was nothing to worry about. It was just such a carefree and delightful trip.
Thank you again for your gracious hospitality, your extensive local knowledge, and your smiling face, which we loved
seeing every morning. We will never forget this trip, and we hope to come back again someday!
All our best,
Ali & Mike Zimmerman-Scottsdale, Arizona
"I think superlatives are overused so
that when something really special
happens "The Best" isn't quite good
enough. This is one of those times.
Every day on Faith's vacation was
better than the day before - the sights,
the food, the ambiance of the Amalfi
Coast enjoyed from a private boat on
crystal clear water. From the
accommodations at the Costa Diva to
our usual boat captain Luigi (Luigi is
the best), it was a week we will always
remember with a smile. Faith has
done the impossible, she has
embellished perfection and done it with
class! Grazie mille per un tempo
Manchester, New Hampshire USA
Faith Manna, President/Owner of Amalfi Vacations, is an extraordinary person. She is warm and thoughtful and detail oriented and professional in
every way, and she created a perfectly magical experience for both of us on our first trip to the Amalfi Coast.
We arrived in Naples only to discover that our luggage did not arrive with us. Faith called us when we were at the airport about to get into the car
she arranged for our pickup. Later at the hotel, she arrived with clothing so that we would have a change of clothes. That level of personal client
service was present every day on our trip. All we had to do was show up each day at the boat dock or car, and enjoy the ride and the magnificent
scenery along the way to our destination. The charm of the towns we visited were enhanced by Faith's knowledge of the area.
Our group was small; there were only 5 of us along with Faith, so the experience was even more special and personal. Each morning we enjoyed
excellent food from the sumptuous breakfast buffet in our hotel. The selection of fresh fruits/vegetables/eggs/cheese/pastries were a great way to
start the day. The views of the water and local towns from the wrap around deck at the hotel and from our hotel room were stunning. Faith took us
for meals in fabulous restaurants in Positano, Ravello, and Minori, and each of her dinner recommendations for our evenings out were excellent
choices as well.
We happened to be in Praiano for the feast of San Gennaro. Faith recommended a restaurant with a deck overlooking the town center so we were
able to enjoy the church's parade, music and fireworks celebrations that evening. Our two full days on boats traveling to Capri and to Minori/Maiori
and back were full of indescribable beauty.
The boat captains were very personable and professional. We visited private coves along the way that we never could have discovered on our
own. On our last day we stopped the boat in a small village and visited a wonderful ceramics shop/factory so we could bring some Amalfi Coast
treasures back home with us.
Faith and her husband Michael took us all to a wonderful Positano restaurant on our last evening. It was hard to say good bye to them and to the
friends we made on the trip, and so we said "until we meet again". Faith created magic for us and we will never forget the splendor of the Amalfi
Coast. We will hope to visit that part of Italy again and again. We absolutely recommend Amalfi Vacations as the very best way to see the Amalfi
Coast! Faith Manna is extraordinary!
Deb and Joel
San Diego, CA
Vacations tour from a client .
Thanks Gere from Montana!