ROME TOP DRIVER Vinicio Stancic | CUSTOM LIMO SERVICE FOR TRIPS AND TOURS IN ITALY


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About us.


"Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
(John Steinbeck's "Positano" from Harper's Bazaar, May 1953).




My dear friends,

In my years in this business I have always tried to find the best way to introduce the beauty and wonder of Italy to visitors, whether it's their first trip or their hundredth. So to further enhance everyone's experience and preferences I've decided to reserve spots on some of Italy's most beautiful golf courses for those who would like to golf, and then take the rest of the group to explore Rome and Italy in our limos. This option, to play golf or to tour the city makes ROME TOP DRIVER very different from the other premier organizations who offer excursions in Italy. We are happy to collaborate only with professional, bilingual limo drivers to make our tours and shore excursions as informative and as much fun as possible while riding in a safe and comfortable Mercedes Benz. Our limo drivers will find the best route according to traffic and will also ensure that our guests don't have to line up to see the beautiful sites in Italy.

I can't promise you that in just nine hours you can follow our tour or shore excursion program and then break 80 or 90 on a golf course, so instead of rushing through to get both golf and time for driving around Rome and Italy we split our groups into two so that everyone can undertake his preferred activity.

It's almost impossible to find a description of Italy that truly gives it justice, but John Steinbeck's essay "Positano " (Harper's Bazaar, May, 1953) describes a trip with a limo driver from Rome to Positano that helps; I suggest this essay to experienced travelers who want to know more about driving around Rome and Italy:

"I hired a driver to take me to Positano. He was a registered driver in good standing. His card reads: Signor Bassani Bassano, Experienced Guide-all Italy-and Throt Europe." It was the "Throt Europe" that won me.

We squirmed and twisted through Naples, past Pompeii, whirled and flashed into the mountains behind Sorrento. We hummed "Come back to Sorrento" dismally. We did not believe we could get back to Sorrento. Flaming like a meteor we hit the coast, a road, high, high above the blue sea, that hooked and corkscrewed on the edge of nothing, a road carefully designed to be a little narrower than two cars side by side. And on this road, the buses, the trucks, the motor scooters and the assorted livestock. We didn't see much of the road. In the back seat my wife and I lay clutched in each other's arms, weeping hysterically, while in the front seat Signor Bassano gestured with both hands and happilly instructed us: "Ina da terd sieglo da Hamperor Hamgousternos coming tru wit Leeegeceons" (Our car hit and killed a chicken). " Izz molto lot old heestory here. I know. I tall." Thus he whirled us " Throt Italy. " And below us, and it seemed sometimes under us, a thousand feet below lay the blue Tyrrhenian licking its lips for us.

Once during the war I came up this same lovely coast in the American destroyer Knight. We came fast. Germans threw shells at us from the hills and aircraft splashed bombs at us and submarines unknown tried to lay torpedoes on us. I swear I think it was much safer than that drive with Signor Bassano. And yet he brought us at last, safe but limp, to Positano."
(John Steinbeck's, "Positano" from Harper's Bazaar, May 1953).

I have driven countless times on the same Amalfi coast road and I can promise you that it looks exactly as described by Mr. Steinbeck, though possibly with less chickens. While "Signor Bassano" is not exactly like our limo drivers, our philosophy is to offer high standard limo and minivan services for travels and day tours in Italy and not leaving you weeping in the back seat. If you would like to hire a limo driver like "Signor Bassano" tell one of our representatives, otherwise you will always have a relaxing ride, always respecting both humans and chickens.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Vinicio

ROME TOP DRIVER.
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