Anna & Gill

Life is made up of memories and our greatest ambition has always been to be able to create new ones. We like to think about the unforgettable images of our happiness. Moments which we can always draw upon. This is why we love to give ourselves life experiences, like this fantastic journey that Paul and Andrea organized for us, letting us discover the most fascinating and magnificent places in Italy.

Trip Journal

Date: June 2nd - 18th



anna gilll trip

Trip Journal

Date: June 2nd - 18th


June 2nd– 6th


Our journey started in Chile. After a long, but comfortable flight, we landed in Rome and found a private driver waiting for us at the airport. His support allowed the reduction of disembarkment procedures. All customs formalities were carried out quickly and in no time we reached the first destination of our Italian tour: Ravello, a charming village that rises above the Amalfi Coast.

Here, we stayed in a Deluxe Sea View Suite at the Belmond Hotel Caruso. This 11th century building boasts a spa and infinity pool, and graced us with moments of absolute relaxation, which we greatly appreciated. We walked through ancient Pompeii, and saw the villages of Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. In these small villages our guide accompanied us through alleyways characterized by local life and led us to the less crowded, more enchanting beaches.

The richness of the land offers culinary specialties of the highest level. We went to Palazzo Avino, where the Chef’s Table had been reserved for us. We ate fresh fish at the Hotel San Pietro, and best of all, we dined on the seaside at Ristorante Eolo.

June 6th - 10th

Location: CAPRI - NAPOLI

Capri is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Seeing her from afar, aboard our private yacht, made it even more enchanting. The cliffs, the sea stacks and the musicality of people captivated us. For this reason we greatly appreciated the opportunity to stay in a quiet, peaceful hotel, that was still close enough to the center to allow us to take pleasant walks.

Hotel Punta Tragara is a splendid 5-star hotel built inside of a historical villa perched on the sea. Between relaxing baths and the excellent dinners of local specialties, such as the one we had at the Ristorante Monzù, we had a fabulous tour aboard a typical boat that brought us to see beautiful, little known bays.

For the next stop we chose to visit Naples, the city of Vesuvius. After a relaxing cruise we reached the port where we found our private driver waiting, who then accompanied us to the Grand Hotel Vesuvio. Here a guide took us around to discover the most fascinating and unmissable attractions, such as the magnificent works exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum.

Without a doubt, though, the greatest masterpiece in Naples, at least for us, was pizza: we had the honor of trying the original. And it was love at first bite.

June 10th– 17th


We traveled to another pearl of Italy, Venice. This time we took the train, comfortably seated in our first-class lounge. From the station, a private boat escorted us to the beautiful Belmond Hotel Cipriani. I look back with immense pleasure on our private evening tour at the Basilica of San Marco without the hordes of tourists that populate it daily.

We visited the Rialto market with chef Potenza and then doing a cooking class focused on the preparation of typical local dishes.
The meal I liked most was the dinner at the Michelin starred restaurant “Quadri”. Paul and Andrea joined us and they not only suggested the best plates, but also gave us practical tips to face our Italian journey.

In the following days, our travel designers gave us the royal treatment, ending our trip in the best way possible. We arrived at the CastaDiva Resort & Spa, a magnificent place immersed in green. We were lucky enough to see Como with a tour on one of the most beautiful boats I’ve ever seen.

Not far away, is the very cosmopolitan city of Milan. We’ve always wanted to visit the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco and especially the famous Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Luckily we had enough time to also take a walk through the shopping streets of the fashion capital to bring home some stylish souvenirs!

June 17th– 18th

Location: ROMA

During our stay we traveled quite a bit from one city to another, but one of the biggest advantages was that we always had someone at our disposal. From private drivers, all kind and helpful, to English speaking guides. The return to Rome was also very easy.

At the airport we found someone waiting to accompany us to our accommodation, the Grand Hotel De La Minerve, an elegant 5-star hotel directly overlooking the Pantheon, a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountain. Here we also took part in the local custom of throwing a coin into the fountain, hoping to return soon to the eternal city.

The last day, after an abundant breakfast of maritozzi, which are sweet buns with cream, we left our Junior Suite to go to the airport. The driver took a little detour to the Colosseum, so we could take some pictures. A perfect ending before embarking on the flight that would bring us home, ready to plan new memories to be created together. Arrivederci Italy!