Holiday in Amalfi Coast and Capri Island
Ciao Barbara & Antonio!
We hope that you have both been doing great! The girls and I had the most amazing times with you during the trips that we took on your beautiful boat. I’ve been to the Amalfi Coast many times before and have never, ever had such fantastic experiences like we had with you.You took us to places we never knew even existed and that we will never forget. You so generously shared your knowledge and love of your magicalarea with us and we just can’t wait to come back — the sooner the better! Much love and we look forward to seeing you soon!!
Hi Barbara: It has been nearly 2 months since we visited you and your lovely Aprea Mare in Sorrento and we are still talking about what a wonderful evening it was! Thank you so much for providing us with an evening of boating, swimming, and dining we will never forget.
Your hospitality and generosity remain a highlight of our time in Italy and I was definitely a Hero for arranging our evening together.
I can’t thank you enough and look forward to my next opportunity to come and visit the amazing Amalfi Coast! (And if you ever winter here in southern California, you must let me know.)
Peter Blied and Friends
To our beloved Barbara and all the members of the Irace family: Thank you from the bottom of our heart to all the great times we had by your side. Knowing Positano with you was to know the very soul of Italy and the people around the coast.
The perfume of real limoncello was the perfume of your father emotions and memories, he gave us an “elixir” to understand the flavor of Positano and the taste of their eyes which talk about the sea and the infinite love…
You are the greatest “Fata” who turns magic into real experiences to all your clients. We still smell the mozzarella and melons in your barca with great Capitano Antonio and all the shades of blue from the ocean…
You are to us Family!! We miss you so much and hope to go back very soon…
With all our love and gratitude…
Maffalda Budib and Carlos Medina
Dear Barbara,I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making my 30th Birthday so special. We all had an absolutely amazing time on your beautiful boat. Our trip to Capri was definitely the highlight of our visit to the Amalfi Coast! We saw so many beautiful things that day and the scenery is definitely best viewed from the luxury of your boat! Both you and Antonio were wonderful hosts for the day and were very friendly and relaxed. I am very happy that I booked the trip with you as not only were you very professional at the time of booking, but the personal level of service that you provided was very welcoming and ensured that everyone in the group had a wonderful day. Grazie mille and ciao ciao 4 now
Hi Barbara, we just wanted to thank you for the highlight of our trip. The Boat tours were very special, and gave us such a wonderful way to see the stunning coast. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality, it was great tomeet you and Antonio ….and your boat is Gorgeous!! Our pictures are sensational, I will send you a few… and will definitely pass on your number to anyone coming to the Amalfi coast for the tour of a lifetime..Regards, Kirsti and Mark- New York
We had such a wonderful time that day on your boat and the lovely stops for swimming. Thanks very much for showing us your lovely coast, the special rock formations, the Green Grotto and the Miracle Eye and tasting your delicious food. The young people still talk about swimming through the grotto and thesnorkeling as one of their highlights of the whole trip. I am so glad I did swim in that beautiful water! You gave us something to remember for always. I hope someday to return with my husband and you can show us some more of your favorite places.
We hope to see you in California whenever you are ready.
Hope you are both well and recovering after the busy summer!
We just wanted to thank you for our day charter on board the Motorboat Aprea Mare, the boat was immaculate and the attention that yourself and Antonio gave to us all was wonderful and made us completely at ease throughout the day.
Emilia, Luca and Rosa enjoyed themselves so much and do not stop talking about the trip, especially the snorkelling in the bay of Ieranto… ….which is such a magical place, not forgetting there was another special occasion going on that day (my 40th birthday). Thanks once again for a wonderful day for all of us and we look forward to speaking to you soon, to arrange our next trip.
We hope in the meantime you catch some lovely tuna in the winter months.
Andrew, Ilona, Emilia , Luca & Rosa
Barbara and Antonio:
We are safely back in Indiana, USA. We both would like to thank both ofyou for making our stay in the Amalfi Coast one of the most enjoyablevacations in recent years. Seeing the coast by boat really allows one a different perspective of your beautiful region. Your knowledge of the area added tremendously to our visit. Be assured that we will recommend you highly to all of our friends and acquaintances. If we are fortunate enough to make it back to Positano, you are the first people we shall call.
Bob and Susan Parsons
Barbara,I was part of Seth and Amy Geldzahler’s group. We had the great pleasure of being on your boat tour twice last week. We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it.
The boat was perfect for us, and Antonio was a wonderful guide. He took us to great spots, was very patient with us, had a lot of knowledge about the area, and gave us very good advices about what we should do while in town. He did a great job of conveying his obvious love of his country. The 2 days on the boat really added something special to our trip to Positano.
Thanks again Katie
Things are finally slowing down enough after having a two-week vacation to where I can write and let you know how we all enjoyed our sailing day with you and “Capitano”.
We all agreed unanimously that the boat trip was the high light of our stay in Italy. Getting to see the Amalfi coast from the perspective of the sea is something none of us will ever forget, and your kindness and hospitality made our trip very special. It was well worth waiting 30 years to swim again!
If we are ever in Positano again, we will certainly arrange another trip with you, and if any of our friends and family plan a trip to the Amalfi coast, you can be sure we will give you a very high recommendation.
Hope all is well, and don’t forget, if you ever come to San Diego, please let me know. I can’t promise you a wonderful trip on the Pacific, but I will be more than happy to show you our lovely city.
Grazie, and take care,Carol
Kathy and I have been home a week now, but the memories of our wonderful trip to the Amalfi coast are still fresh in mind. We’re only sorry that wecould not have stayed longer!
Highlights of the trip are many – the spectacular views of the coast, the unique towns/villages, the hike on the “Path of the Gods”, the people we met, and the delightful food. But at the top of the list were the boat excursions with you and Captain Antonio! To be fully appreciated, theAmalfi coast should be seen from the sea, and your excursions along the coast and to Capri provided us a view and perspective that most visitors never get. The personal knowledge of the area that you shared, the private grottos and special places we visited, and Antonio’s family history and homes, all made the trip very special, and we thank you.
We’ve attached a couple pictures that will help remind you of your new friends in the U.S. Robert and Susan also send their regards. You certainly have a place to visit and stay when you next come our way. And we very much look forward to a return to your part of the world for a longer stay.
Brian & Kathy Bovard
Good morning Barbara!
I just wanted to thank you for the lovely tour around Capri! You and Antonio were perfect hosts…the restaurant for lunch was such a treasure! The boys are still talking about all of the hidden grottos and caves you showed us!
Thank you again for such a pleasant tour and we will certainly contact youwhen we return on our next trip to Positano next summer!
Take care! Tammy
Buon Giorno Barbara, I wanted to e-mail you and once again thank you for such an amazing day on your boat and for all your help and assistance while our family was on vacation on the Amalfi Coast.
We had a fabulous vacation and everyone has said that the boat ride aroundAmalfi was the best part of the entire trip.
I have already given your card to a few of our friends who are planning on going to Amalfi and told them they had to call you to arrange for a private boat rental.
I also sent an e-mail to Summer In Italy Rentals to tell them how great it was that you came to talk to us at Villa and explained how the busses worked andwhat there was in the area to see and do and answered all our questions.
Having you meet with us that Sunday morning changed our trip.
If it wasn’t for you explaining how to get around and what there was to see and arranging the day in Pompeii and Capri we would have missed out on so much.
And thank you for introducing us to Biaggio. He was great and I have also given out his card to our friends.
Thanks again Barbara and I hope someday soon to return to the Amalfi Coast and to see you again.
Thanks for making our summer vacation such a wonderful and memorable experience. We will always remember it.
California, USA Hello Barbara and Antonio,
I just wanted to send a huge thank you to the two of you.I was on your boat on Aug 27th and Aug 31st with my Dad (Ken Sullivan) and family. I enjoyed your hospitality,professionalism, and extensive knowledge of Positano, Almafi, and Capri.Especially after we had misplaced my Dad on the Almafi coast. The two of you worked fast and professionally and did a beautiful job of putting out any tension.
I truly enjoyed both days aboard your beautiful boat, it was truly a relaxing and wonderful experience, one of the highlights of my vacation.
When I return to Positano I will look forward to your tours again, and anyone I know going to visit Positano I will give them your information.
It was a wonderful experience. Thank you again for showing me your beautiful Land, I will be back!
Dear Barbara Jim and I are settled in Kentucky, and remembering our wonderful time in Italy.
You and Antonio made our visit very special…from your fabulous, delicious dinner party to the luxury boat trips.
I know how hard you worked to make ALL our arrangements unique.
We loved our room in Positano overlooking the bay from the terrace. Also, we appreciated your attention to our requests, and the effort you, Antonio and Michele made to make sure every moment of our day was memorable.
You are both very special people, and this is why your business is such a success. I know you will have a busy, happy, hardworking summer.
We hope you once again travel to Florida when your season is over.
We certainly can’t wait to come to Positano again!
Many, many thanks and many hugs from us.
Irene and Jim
Ciao Barbara, thank you so much for a wonderful two days.
I have been telling everyone about it and am recommending you to anyone who might be over in Italy for a tour.
We had a wonderful time…thanks.
Here are some photos for you, and feel free to use me as a reference anytime, please say hi to Anthony for us…David
I wanted to let you know how very happy we were with our day exploring the beautiful waters of the Amalfi Coast and the Isle of Capri aboard your beautiful boat the Aprea Mare.
Your extensive knowledge of the area made our trip very informative and FUN!
The restaurant (i cannot remember the name) you took us to for lunch was AMAZING.Not to mention the delicious snacks you prepared for us from your very own garden. I have told everyone we have talked with about our trip what an amazing job you and Antonio did for us. Having visited Positano twice now, once without an excursion with your services and once with, I can DEFINITELY say that our visit was much more fun and memorable with your excursion included.
A day on the water with you and Antonio is a MUST for any one visiting the Amalfi Coast.You helped create wonderful Memories for Linella and I that will last a lifetime.Thank you and we will see you next year.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you while you are in Florida. Ciao Larry and Linella
We just wanted to say thanks again for an absolutely magical day for our guests on your beautiful Boat.
You both made it so special and a day none of us will ever forget.
I’m so pleased we were able to connect over the internet and I will share your information with anyone I know going to the Amalfi Coast.
Ciao for now,
Hi, Barbara! I just wanted to thank you and Antonio for the most wonderful day in Positano.
We were there in July and it was a day that me, my husband, and our teenagers will never forget.
We loved everything about our day with you…. from the time we met you in the lobby of our hotel til the time we stepped back into the dock at days end.
The Aprea Mare was a beautiful boat but, I have to say, it was all the personal touches that you added to the trip that made it so memorable.
Your hospitality and knowledge of Positano exceeded our expectations and we appreciated all your suggestions on customizing our day.
We have told many people about you and hope to come back some day!
Enjoy the picture I attached and thanks again!
From the bottom of our hearts, Annika and I want to thank you and Antonio Again, for such an incredible experience. We can’t stop talking and sharing with our families and friends about what an incredible day we had, aboard your boat and the service that you and Antonio so graciously provided. That day created memories which will be forever embedded in our hearts as we begin our journey and we will forever be thankful to you for making it so special. From the large number of emails, to all the information andsuggestions before the trip, and the little things you did for us on thetrip such as the food, drinks, picture taking, site information and sunglass cleaner…… you really know how to put smiles on people faces. Thank you guys, we looking forward to meeting you in a near future.
Kunal & Annika.
Ciao Barbara e Antonio. Ancora grazie per la splendida giornata che ci avete fatto trascorrere, durante la nostra permanenza a Capri. La barca è bellissima, la competenza marinara di Antonio è senza pari, e la tua naturale cortesia Barbara, hanno reso quella giornata un ricordo unico edindimenticabile, di cui voi fate parte.Saremo felici di raccomandare le vostre splendide escursioni a tutti i nostri amici. Con affetto, Fabrizio e co.
Dear Barbara and Antonio, Hi there, just a note to tell you what an incredible time we had with you on the boat seeing Capri. My husband is in ‘navigation’ and he assure me that Antonio is an excellent seaman, maneuvering your boat in and out of the sea caves, and passing through those huge rocks “The Faraglioni”, it really took my breath away. Amazing!!! But of course, as you explained to me, your father, Umberto, was a famous seaman from Positano, so obviously you couldn’t have partnered with anyone less! And what a fantastic couple you are. Both of you born and bred on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, who could explain all the coastline and Capri better than you. Real local yokals!!! And is it growing up in such an incredible surroundings that has influenced you both so much. A natural courtesy that is so rare to find these days.We also stayed at Positano and Capri, and didn’t experience such hospitality and caring courtesy as we did on your boat! Thank you so very much, and we will be back again with our friends and of course allthe family, as I know my grandchildren will definitely be the first on the boat when they get here.Hope to see you very soon, and we’ll be back again,love Barbara Lang and hubby.