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Review of Balla in Style

Balla in Style
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nello and Ruth were absolutely wonderful in helping me with our 30th anniversary trip with our adult children. Nello arranged for a private transfer for 5 of us, door to door, from our hotel in Rome to our hotel in Sorrento and met us upon arrival to introduce himself. Once there, he arranged a boat trip for us along the Amalfi coast. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate but Nello saved the day. He was able to change our ferry tickets on the next day so that we could leave later AND he rebooked us with another boat so we could spend our last day in Sorrento in style - 8 hours on a 38' boat with a captain and hostess who provided Prosecco, beer, water, limoncello, snacks and fresh fruit from their own gardens. Upon docking, Nello met us again with our changed ferry tickets and our luggage and we hopped off one boat and right onto the ferry to take us to Naples. He seems to be friends with everyone in town and he'll be your friend before you leave. I highly recommend Nello and Balla in Style!

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had an enchanting day organized by Nello and Ruth. It was fantastic. A driver picked up our group of 10 at our hotel in Sorrento, took my in-laws to the home towns of their parents and then had a great tour of Pompei.

Nello was our guide and was absolutely terrific. He was a great story teller, and helped pace a perfect tour of the site. He even made sure we had a nice air conditioned room to have lunch in when our very hot day was over.

I would use them again -- for an excursion around Sorrento or a trip anywhere in Italy. They were professional, responsive, patient with a big group with a number needs and very flexible. Absolutely first rate!

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We recently visited Italy for an 8 day stay with some friends. We had been referred to Nello and Ruth to help us coordinate an intinerary for our stay. We wanted to be sure to see all the major sites while we were in Rome and be sure our stay in Sorrento was relaxing! Hello & Ruth did just that for us! From the moment we landed in Rome our trip was seamless - airport and hotel transfers , private tours and Nello only a phone call away with any questions or concerns we had. While in Rome we had private tours of The Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, The Colosseum and Roman Forum. Our tour guides were all incredible. They all spoke great English and had wonderful personalities! We were provided all the important information we needed to understand and appreciate the sites, all while moving along at our own pace. We stopped at Pompeii, which was amazing, on our drive to Sorrento where we had another fantastic private tour. Upon arriving in Sorrento, Nello met us at our hotel - The Grand Sorrento Hotel. He made suggestions for us during our stay for great restaurants for lunch/dinner which were all incredible! We had a private car drive us to Positano and along the coast - simply beautiful! Nello was our private tour guide for our day trip to Capri organizing our boat tour around the island, the Blue Grotto trip, the chairlift to the top of Ana Capri (the views were breathtaking!) and even made reservations for us for lunch. We didn't need to think about anything - simply enjoy our time there! Which is what were able to do because of Nello & Ruth. They made our stay so memorable - a trip of a lifetime without an ounce of stress trying to plan what to do/where to go. I would highly recommend getting in touch with Balla In Style if you are planning a trip to Italy! I know we will be reaching out to them again when we return.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

We visited Italy for an 8 day trip in May 2016. Our entire trip was planned and coordinated by Nello. We had an AMAZING time! Nello made our trip absolutely seamless - from the easy airport and hotel transfers, to the private tours at all the great sites! His guidance maximized our time by eliminating any delays or confusion. We visited Rome and had private tours of the Colosseum and Roman Forum, The Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica. We were able to ask questions and tailor our visit exactly to our interests and pace. We then headed to Pompeii for an amazing private tour! We moved to Sorrento next and stayed at a great Hotel - Grand Hotel Sorrento - recommended by Nello. Perfect location on the Mediterranean Sea with stunning views! From there we visited Positano and Capri. Nello was our private guide on the island of Capri and organized our trip into the Blue Grotto, up the chairlift and even made our lunch reservations! Our trip was incredible down to each detail! Nello truly planned an amazing vacation for us and took care of everything! We would HIGHLY recommend contacting Balla in Style!!! We can't wait to return and see more of Italy!!!!!!!

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

A friend had recommended Balla in Style for a private tour of Rome. Nello and Ruth made all the arrangements that were flawless! My wife and I signed up for a full day tour that included the Coliseum, Forum, Pantheon and The Vatican. We had Panem as our guide and she was fantastic! Wonderful personality, spoke great English and knew her history! Would highly recommend that you have Panem as your guide.

Date of experience: April 2016
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