This was my first Amber Tour Tour and it exceeded all my expectations. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Our small group consisted of Australians, Canadians, and Americans who could not have been more compatible. The Italian country side and medieval hill top towns in Tuscany and Umbria were spectacular. To me it is incredulous that early Tuscans, Romans, etc could have built such magnificent cathedrals and hill top towns with their mighty defensive walls in the absence of anything like modern building equipment.
Our tour leader was most knowledgeable in the history of the area as well as in the current political climate in Italy. Our city guides were equally informative. We had superb meals at great restaurants and also the recommendations for dining on our own free time. Our bus driver, Paolo Collotti, was equally great. Not only was he a most careful driver, he was so kind and helpful to us all. He was a joy to be around. If you have not been to Tuscany and Umbria on a Amber Road tour, please do so as you will be well rewarded.