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Opera by the lake

JM & JH

Hello Andrew

We are just back from our visit to Lucca and where do I start! The whole experience was magical.

As it was a birthday present for my Aunt I was hoping it would special and it certainly was.

From the moment we were greeted by our own personal driver in a shiny black Mercedes and chauffeured to our hotel we knew this was going to be a memorable trip.

The staff at the Hotel Ilaria were so friendly and helpful,nothing was too much trouble, and the complimentary buffet and cold drinks every afternoon was very welcome after a morning of sightseeing in the hot Tuscan sun!

Now to the opera. Set in the most beautiful place overlooking the lake, on both nights we took our seats at the front and were treated to two amazing performances of La Bohème and Madame Butterfly. We were captivated by the whole thing, the wonderful music,atmosphere and, of course, the array of beautiful fashions on display (of course as two ladies we couldn't resist!). My Aunt says it has been one of her best experiences to date and she will have some lovely memories to look back on.

Thank you, Andrew, and your company, Opera in Style, for organising everything and making it a most memorable experience.

Looking forward to our next adventure.

2012-08-18