From the time of our first meeting with Ines in Melbourne prior to our trip, we felt comfortable with our decision to book our Tours of Tuscany fourteen-day ‘Soggiorno in Tuscany Tour’.  As it turned out, it exceeded our expectations on many levels.

It was wonderful to see Ines’ smiling face as we stepped off the train in Camucia-Cortona.  The accommodation that was waiting for us at the Agriturismo ‘Il Mandorlo’ was wonderful – spacious, rustic and peaceful with a beautiful pool that managed to tempt the brave amongst us even at this cool time of year.

During our two-week stay we experienced a wide variety of Italian foods, local wines and abounding hospitality in many of Cortona’s wonderful restaurants and eateries, and at boutique wineries in the wider area.

All planned events ran to schedule with any last-minute changes made at our request happily accommodated without any fuss.  We visited the best of Tuscany’s hill towns and larger cities, marveling always at the wealth of art and history in this beautiful country.

Overall our experience was such that we would willingly tour with Tours of Tuscany again and strongly recommend the competence, language-skills, local knowledge and, above all, the friendliness and hospitality of Ines, Monique and Erica to all who aspire to experience Tuscany and all it has to offer.