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From: Cassandra
Sent: November 5, 2019 11:35 AM
To: terri@vacanzadestinations.com
Subject: Italy

Hi Terri

Just wanted to let you know we have returned from our trip and it couldn’t have been more perfect! All of your suggestions and bookings were fantastic and it truly was the trip of a lifetime. Don’t know what we would have done without you!
Thanks again for everything 🙏


From: Shona
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:03 AM
To: terri@vacanzadestinations.com
Cc: Debbie@vacanzadestinations.com
Subject: Italy Trip Fall 2018

Hi Terri & Debbie,

We want to thank you for arranging the most amazing holiday in Italy.  The weather was beautiful, the sites were beautiful and the food and wine were delicious!  You planned every detail for us which made the trip so enjoyable… from the hotels to the private transfers to the car rental to the arranging of tours.  It was fascinating to see all of the structures and history of Rome.  It was also our favourite place for fresh pasta!  We also found a quaint roof top patio overlooking the Trevi Fountain and away from the crowds…a hidden gem we think!  And the Isle of Capri has got to be one of the most beautiful places on earth!  Our accommodations there were also prime.  The pool and front desk services were exceptional. You encouraged us to go the Cinque Terre and we are so happy we listened. We had gorgeous weather for hiking, relaxing on the beach, and for kayaking on the Mediterranean! Loved our accommodations there as well.  We managed to make it to the Tower of Pisa and have our photo taken just before we picked up the car.   The “barn” cottage at the Torre Cona Winery Estate we stayed at in Tuscany was just wonderful and Marianna was so helpful and welcoming. We completely understand why its your “go to” spot in Tuscany! The cooking class we did with Paolo in Tuscany was so much fun!  He’s a real character! We had a great group of people – in fact there was another couple from Kelowna in our class!  Florence was also beautiful to see and a nice place to end our trip.  Again the accommodations and hotel staff were excellent – we loved the rooftop patio/restaurant.  So nice to have breakfast there and late night drinks with the panoramic view of Florence.

All of the advice you gave us ahead of time was very helpful as well.

Thank you again!

Shona & Brent


—–Original Message—–
From: Annette]
Sent: October 7, 2018 10:07 AM
To: terri@vacanzadestinations.com

Subject: Thank you!

Hi Terri,

We have been home now for a few days and getting over the jet lag!
Pat and I would like to thank you for all the planning and organization that went into our trip.  We had a wonderful time, loved all the accommodations, breakfasts, and most of the tours.  We especially enjoyed the All day Tuscany Tour!  The guides are very well educated and informative.  Our train travel and taxis also went incredibly well with directions to and from very clear.  We would recommend your company to anyone!

Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving!

Annette and Patrick

Sent from my iPad



On May 24, 2018, at 6:32 PM, Linda  wrote:

Hi Terri,

Thank you for arranging an amazing trip for us.! I had no idea how great it was going to be. You had everything so organized for us. We love private transfers now. Lol
I am hooked, I want to go again.



From: Casey
Sent: May 21, 2018 5:10 AM
To: terri@vacanzadestinations.com
Cc: Cindy
Subject: Thank you for Italy!!

Hi Terri, we wanted to thank you for all efforts, coaching and coordination making our trip to Italy such an awesome lifetime experience!!  Everything went smoothly and we had such a great time.  Travel was seamless with all the transfers.  So thank you for making it such a special time!!


Sent: May 3, 2018 11:11 AM
To: Terri Calligaro (Vacanza Italy)
Subject: Hello from Sorrento

Thought we would check in to let you know we are having a fabulous trip. Loved the location of Hotel Genio. Everything was right outside our door. Now in Hotel Cristina. Fantastic views and beautiful rooms. Thank you so much, Linda and Wayne, Darcy and Michele.


From: Tom (From Massachusetts)
Sent: July 28, 2017 9:40 AM
To: terri@vacanzaitaly.com
Subject: Re: Testimonials

Hi Terri.  I am writing to let you know that our Italy trip was fantastic. Both Hotels were great, and both served excellent breakfast. The hotel Melini is in a great location, we walked everywhere, including to the Colosseum.Our room at the carnival palace was on the third floor overlooking the canal, which was really nice.The Vatican Museum was of course mobbed , but our tour guide was excellent. Thanks for your help and I hope to schedule a longer trip with you sometime soon. And I would add that the staff at both hotels was top notch, and that the extra money spent for the upgraded train ticket was well worth it.




From: Sally
Sent: July 18, 2017 3:37 PM
To: terri@vacanzaitaly.com
Subject: Re: Feed Back

HI Terri,

We have plans to do a GREAT review for you on Trip Advisor – just getting on top of work and the home renos ;o)

We truly loved our trip and REALLY recognize the value of all the leg work you did for us – will refer you often and confidently!



From: Betty
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:22 AM
To: ‘Daniel@vacanzaitaly.com’
Subject: FW: Italy feedback

Italy was bellissimo! We cannot thank you enough for the trip you planned for us. All the hotels were in locations that allowed us to walk almost everywhere. In Venice, of course, we did enjoy the vaporetto rides and the water taxis. Loved Burano – thanks for the suggestion.
Cinque Terra was everything we were told it would be. Our hotel was a bit further than we thought and since Monterosso is divided into two parts (old & new) we did have to ask for directions. The hotel there was fabulous with our own patio. Managed to walk the trail from Monterosso to Vernazza – would highly recommend it.
We added a day trip to Pisa & Lucca to our stay in Florence and would certainly consider seeing Lucca again.
Loved Siena & the hotel upgraded us to a view – complete with Juliet balcony & complimentary wine. Felt a bit regal for sure.
Although one should see Roma at least once, I think should I return to Italy I will consider it seen & avoid the crowds.
We found the Italians gracious and extremely helpful. Each area we visited was like exploring a different country full of local culture, customs, food and a proud history. All the tours were fabulous – did experience a little information overload on a few days but would not have missed it for the world.
The train travel went off without any delays. Having pre-arranged transportation as well as ‘greeters’ at all but one destination certainly took the pressure & guess work out of travelling.
Have had a lot of people intrigued by our non-tour trip and have given you as a contact should people wish to explore this as an option to a bus trip/cruise/’go it on your own, vacation.
So thanks again for making our Italian Holiday perfect!
Take care


—–Original Message—–
From: djl
Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:16 AM
To: Calligaro <debbie@vacanzadestinations.com>; Calligaro Terri
Subject: Cruise


Just back from the cruise yesterday. FABULOUS! All connections worked well which speaks well of your great service. Such a treat to see the reactions of Diane and Reid to a new world view. I think they caught the travel “bug”.

Thanks so much for the special remembrances. Enjoyed by all.

Will send some pics soon.





From: Michele – Just Pack Travel
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 10:21 AM
To: daniel@vacanzadestinations.com
Subject:  Hotel and guide

Hello Daniel,

Just a quick note letting you know how much our clients enjoyed their tour of Rome…They could not have asked for a more informational and enjoyable guide…spectacular.

The hotel and location and tour…perfecto!

Many Thanks,




From: Susan Sandulak
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:24 AM
To: ‘Terri Calligaro ‘
Subject: Thank you!

Good Morning Terri ,

Just a short note to thank you for making me look like a star! Our Clients enjoyed Levanto very much and all the arrangements you made were Perfection!!


Susan Sandulak
Vacations Consultant
The Travel Group

7th floor, 1455 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6G 2T3
Consumer Protection BC #1673


From: Sandy
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:21 PM
To: Daniel Rae; Debbie Calligaro-Rae
Subject: Italy trip

Hi Daniel –

Just thought I would let you know that Wayne and Linda really enjoyed their Italy trip!  All of the transfers, train trips, hotels and sightseeing went perfectly.  Thanks for your help – and to the lovely Debbie who reissued the vouchers and tickets that required it.  She was a tremendous help.

Best regards,



From: Helen
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 4:21 PM
To: debbie@vacanzadestinations.com
Subject: Alaska cruise

Hi Debbie,

Just want to thank you for the 2 bottles of wine in our rooms.  We enjoyed them very much. We had a fantastic time.  I would go again in a second.  The weather was beautiful.  We all loved it. I can see why people choose to cruise.  Thanks for all your help putting our vacation together, you did a wonderful job.  If we have anything in the future I will call you.

Thanks again Helen and Steve.


From: Consuelo Godt
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:36 AM
To: terri@vacanzadestinations.com
Subject: client feedback

Hi Terri,


I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you:
-for your patience during the times when I muddled.
-for all the hard work and beautiful recommendations
That was a super duper touch for the torre acona  to send  them an email prior to arriving and offering to make that in-house chef cooked meal .  Bravo!

Non vedo l’ora il nostro prossimo progetto insieme …

Consuelo Godt
Travel Consultant
 Vernon, BC Canada


Sent: June-27-15 2:22 AM
To: <debbie@vacanzadestinations.com>
Subject: Re: Trip


I just want to say a huge THANK YOU to Daniel for doing an absolutely fantastic job on our hotels. We are having a fantastic holiday.

See you soon



From: Michelle Dmytryshyn
Sent: February-26-13 10:35 PM
To: Terri Calligaro
Subject: ALOHA

Aloha Terri!

Aaron and I just got back today from Maui and wanted you to know that we absolutely loved the Marriot there in Wailea and had a fabulous time!  So  much so that it was soooo hard to come home!  It was a great resort, we loved the amenities  and location as you said it was quieter than the Kaanapali area and you were right….

We did the trek for Sunrise up to Haleakala and the Road to Hana and Iao Needle and the Kai Kanani sail to Molokini Crater for snorkeling and dolphins and whales!  Oh my good ness the list will go on! We travelled and explored Lahaina and other places.  We actually hit a perfect season for the whales, they gave us spectacular shows every day right in front of the infinity pool it was great!  The weather of course was perfect and beautiful sunsets every day!  We have come back relaxed and feel like we really had a great vacation.

We just wanted to give you a big thank you for helping us to get a great deal at this resort and that we believe it was a great choice for us.  MAHALO!  and talk to you again soon about planning a trip for Italy!

Michelle and Aaron Dmytryshyn.


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