Pros: Coach was very comfortable and driver (Carmello) extremely capable and friendly .
Cons: Pompeii at 1PM in 40 degree+ heat was a challange.
Cost of Optional Extras
We were two couples doing the Italian Mosiac Tour which we thought would give us a good overall taste of Italy and we weren't dissappointed. We saw so much it was hard to take it all in - the history, the buildings, the churches/cathedrals the places one has only heard of or read about suddenly materialise before your eyes and it is just indescribable , you have to see it to really appreciate it.
As for the accommodation, well we were in a very old part of the world so didn't expect too much - we were just grateful to hit a (clean)pillow at the end of a long and exciting day and rejuvinate ready for tomorrow. Some hotels were better than others but that was part of the adventure as far as we were concerned. Just loved Assissi and the old monestry we stayed in with it's tiny single beds and bathroom my 6' husband had to go in sideways - hilarious and all part of the journey.
When asked about a favourite part of Italy I would start off raving about one place and before I knew it I had just about named the whole trip. To say we had a good time is an understatement. I think I speak for our whole group when I say we would go back in a heartbeat!! But with one big proviso - we would have to have the amazing Lino as our guide again :) He was so professional, so personable, so incredibly knowledgable and passionate about what he does. He actually MADE our trip. We had a small but great group of fellow travellers from all parts of the world - everyone got on and enjoyed each others company.