The tour was everything we had hoped for and Much more. We have raved to everyone here, shown pictures to those who were willing to look at 250 pictures, and passed out your card to several. Ennio and Luca were the best. Luca made the trip very special for all of us and went out of his way to take care of our every need – always with that wonderful smile on his face. He made the difference in a good trip and a fantastic trip. We loved all of the towns and our accommodations were exceptional. I think our favorite town was Gubbio (and we did skip the day trip to Urbino and spent the time touring Gubbio). Loved the little hotel in Pienza and we had a balcony and spectacular view in San Gimignano.
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From the first day, with a lunch of pasta and truffles under a spreading linden tree in San Mommè, to the fond farewells of new friends and great travel companions in the Piazza della Cisterna of San Gimignano on the final morning, we enjoyed every moment of our tour. Each event, activity, hotel, and meal was just as it should be, often perfect, but even when not, a truly Tuscan or Umbrian experience. We took over 500 pictures and nearly all were as beautiful as the countryside and towns that we visited. These are indeed memories for a lifetime.
David and I had always dreamed of the Tuscany adventure for years. We finally decided to make it happen. From the moment we made contact with Jonathan the tour flowed. All questions answered. On arrival at the pick up destination we met the delightful Luca and Ennio the gentleman. The tour was well planned – only having 15 guests made it manageable and an opportunity to establish a friendship with all. Hotels, meals all of a good standard Independent city guides were knowledgeable Ennio was a wonderful driver, did not frighten me once. I would recommend this tour to all.
I wanted to thank you for such a lovely trip. Since I have been home there is hardly a day that I don’t think about something that we saw or something that we did on our fabulous trip with Luca and Ennio. Everyday I crave a different flavor of gelato. Without question this was one of the most well coordinated trips I have ever enjoyed. From long before we arrived until we reluctantly left Italy behind you were a wonderful coordinator and tirelessly answered my endless list of questions. I loved the back roads, the kindness of the people, the beauty of the countryside, the centuries old history of the area, the amazing architecture and the endearing culture of the Tuscans and Umbrians who welcomed us for an all too brief look at their day to day lives. I hope to see you again on another one of your back road journeys.
A random click on the internet fulfilled our dreams of a wonderful Tuscany holiday. Thank you, Jonathan and Sonya for putting together a well organized tour covering so many out of the way places that the normal traveller would miss. With just 15 of us on your tour it was not long before we all became friends. Luca our friendly guide and Ennio (my grandfather – private joke) who drove us safely through those winding back roads made our vacation even more special. Claire and I would highly recommend your tours to anyone who wants that little something different from a guided tour. We have recommended your tours to our friends, and we will most certainly be a return customer. Thanks again.
The tour was wonderful. We loved the itinerary and the fact that you included high quality meals and experiences that we would not have found on our own. We did not feel “nickle and dimed” …a complaint that I have often heard about other tours. Luca is an exceptional guide. His great sense of humor and attention to detail placed this tour another cut above the rest. We will certainly be recommending your company to our friends. Thanks for an outstanding experience.