Tuscan Tour has been highlighted on the following programs and in the following guides:

  • Rick Steves' Europe travel show, in the episode "Tuscany's Dolce Vita", as seen on PBS and available on DVD

  • In "Rick Steves' Florence and Tuscany" and "Rick Steves' Italy" guidebooks (since 2006)

  • In "David McGuffin's Exploring Europe" travel DVDs

  • On a travel piece on Pisa featured on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's news


We had such a good time on our tour with you.  Volterra is an amazing place.  I think living museum sums up our sense, with an emphasis on the "living." We enjoyed the cafe, the alabaster shop, and the market as much as we enjoyed the church, the art and the arch and the theater.

- Joan & Bob

Francesco is the ultimate travel companion for a wine lover. His knowledge and passion for wine seem to ooze out of his pores. Our wine tours with him were fascinating and he made our time together so much fun. And of course he created amazing experiences in truly special places that we never would have been able to replicate on our own – nor with anyone else! Thank you and “Complimenti”!

- Karen & Chris

Just wanted to thank you for an exceptionally interesting and engaging tour of beautiful Volterra!!

I indeed enjoyed your great knowledge of the town and understand why you have grown to love the beauty of this wonderful place. Will recommend your website and different activities!! I wish you the best with your business.

- Mia

It is hard to believe we have been back a full week now.  We wanted to say thanks for the fantastic day you planned for us and delivered…  our favorite experience [was] picking olives and tasting the fresh-pressed oil with your family right there in the grove.  The tour was really interesting--you bring in many interesting stories to enliven the history.  And the meal was one of the best we had during our trip. 

- Jim

Just wanted to thank you for arranging such a wonderful tour. We had a fabulous day and were enchanted with both wineries and the lunch restaurant. Would highly recommend you and Francesco to others. Thanks again.

- Sherry

I would be more than happy to post our fabulous experiences online and the … other people who were on the trip raved about you as well. Even though it's been almost a year since our Tuscany adventure ... we reminisce about it often and look forward to one day returning … Please know we will definitely contact you and will continue to recommend your services to anyone planning a trip to Italy.

- Carol

We all had a marvelous day and it was a highlight of our trip. We will certainly recommend you to all of our friends and hopefully see you again in Tuscany. Thanks again for a wonderful day. 

- Mike and Mary Lou

THANK YOU AGAIN……. for showing us Italy……Annie style!!  I keep telling everyone how you made the trip so much more for us!!  You are wonderful!!

- Lori

Thank you very much for the great time we had on Monday.

It was by far the best part of our cruise. (All of our wine and alabaster made it home safely) After talking with others who had taken other tours I know we made the right choice.

Wendy and I are definitely returning to Tuscany!

Thanks again and Best Wishes.

- Dan & Wendy

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our tour!

It was one of my favorite places that we visited in Italy! I will be back for sure! Thanks again!

- Leigh Ann

Ronnie and I just wanted to be sure and thank you both, again, for the wonderful 2 days we spent together in Tuscany...we felt like we had gained "2 more children of our own" and truly enjoyed having you share your "piece of heaven" with us!

We hope you can keep in touch with us from time to time and we wish you both every success with all your business endeavors.

You'll always be in our hearts and in our memories of our amazing vacation in Italy!

Take care.

- Jayne & Ronnie

We have now arrived back in the U.S.  Our trip to Italy was fantastic especially due to guides and making new friends such as you. 
We especially thought of you yesterday when trying to reclaim our pre-Italy conditioning [on a hike]. It made us think of you and our walk in the rural area surrounding Volterra.  Volterra is indeed a very beautiful and interesting town and we thank you for introducing us to it.  We very much enjoyed meeting all of you and had a great day. 

- Irma & Gil

I hope all is going well with you both.  I just wanted to thank you again for the fantastic time we had in the Volterra area, thanks to you and Fransesco. I especially enjoyed the tour of Volterra.

- Lee & Gunter