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Mad About Tuscany

Cortona, Italy
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Rk Tp wrote a review Jul 2020
42 contributions47 helpful votes
Carlo and Sioban are quite possibly the most friendly people on the planet! When our group visited Tuscany last September (2019) we were treated as if we had been very close friends of theirs for decades. Carlo knows EVERYTHING about the area, including the very BEST restaurants and wineries. Sioban is also quite knowledgable and is a fantastic chef, offering samples of her amazing skills. Having been traveling the world for over 40 years, we have NEVER encountered a more welcoming atmosphere, and we were truly inspired by the beauty of Tuscany and our hosts. And we are now BIG fans of Tuscan wine.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sandra Andrae wrote a review Oct 2019
Canberra, Australia7 contributions15 helpful votes
Three years ago I enjoyed an excellent week with Sioban & Carlo on their ‘Mad about Tuscany Tour’. Last week I returned and was not disappointed. They are magnificent hosts, Carlo shares his vast local knowledge and Sioban her excellent cooking skills. If you are looking for an experience that includes visiting places off the tourist route, learning about Tuscany, enjoying local wines and food, and learning how to prepare some local dishes then this is for you. The week long tour is for a maximum of 8 guests which ensures a very personalised experience. As most places visited are hilltop towns it’s not suited for anyone with mobility problems.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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TheLovelyBetty wrote a review Oct 2019
Victoria, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our recent week spent in between a wonderful month of travels in Northern Italy and The Dalmatian Coast at the beautiful Cortona villa, cooking with Sioban and touring with Carlo, was absolute perfection - delicious food and wine, incredible architecture, gorgeous landscapes surrounded by art and crafts and history - all in non stop sunshine every day created so many lovely memories that will keep us warm this winter and in years to come. Mille grazie!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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dinosky wrote a review Sep 2019
Lihue, Hawaii3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just returned from my second time and brought along a few friends. What a great time we had. Carlo and Sioban are very people. They will go the distance to make your stay the best ever. All of our friends that were with us completely enjoyed their Holiday. Food, wine, Friends and great Hosts, what else do you need?
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alison H wrote a review Sep 2019
Adelaide, Australia10 contributions2 helpful votes
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An absolutely wonderful week in Tuscany with delightful hosts Carlo and Sioban. The old cities we were taken to, the information provided by Carlo about the area and its history and the amazing food and wines at small restaurants we were taken to were all first class. The Italian cooking class with Sioban and the meals she cooked for us were terrific. Overall, our holiday in Tuscany with "Mad About Tuscany" tours was even greater than we had expected. Thank you Sioban and Carlo for an awesome week with you.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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