We went to Croatia, Slovenia, and Venice in September 2017. Mariana Fisher planned the Croatia and Slovenia portion, and your recommendation for Italy, Maria Landers, planned the Venice portion. We highly recommend both travel planners. They did a great job planning and coordinating all aspects of our trip. We would definitely engage their services again.
A very short excursion into Lastria, Croatia from Trieste, well planned and executed. No sense that the brevity of our trip made it any less important. Fascinated by what we saw and hope to return soon for a longer exploration. Excellent guide, a delightful driver and fine hotel, perfectly situated for us.