79: July-Aug. Abruzzi Tour

Posted by Alice Tenaglia on 09/23/00 at 7:30 PM
Subject: July-Aug. Abruzzi Tour

For anyone hesitating to sign up for the Abruzzi tours that are being arranged by Diana Reimer, I can only say you are passing up an opportunity of a lifetime.

We also waited until almost the last minute to sign up for the tour that took place on July 25 thru August 8. Thank goodness we took the plunge. We were accompanied by my 86-year old mother and my 77-year old aunt who can't stop praising the trip.

The Badia family and Diana Reimer were excellent tour guides and hosts. Every phase of the trip was well planned and executed. No detail was left to chance.

The hotel in L'Aquila was excellent and the meals were well prepared and served by a marvelous wait staff. What was especially nice about this arrangement was we returned to the same hotel each evening. There was no need to pack and move on to a new hotel every day or so like so many tours require you to do.

We took over 300 pictures and used 4 film cassettes.

Most importantly, the Badia family successfully reunited my husband with family members he did not know he had in Castel Frentano. On one of our free days, Elena Foresti, one of the interpreters, accompanied us to Castel Frentano and helped us communicate with the various aunts, cousins and uncle. Our only regret was that we did not have more time to spend with the family but we plan to change that as soon as we can save up again for a return trip.

I can't stress too strongly what a marvelous experience you will have if you sign up for one of these tours.

Alice Tenaglia

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