Anne's Italy
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jarold m
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Sep 2022 • Couples
There were 2 couples that took a tour of Perugia, Deruta and went to lunch at the home of Guiseppa with Anne. Anne has such a knowledge of the city of Perugia, history and historical facts. Looking online yourself and then going with someone who knows the area is so much more rewarding! There were so many areas she took us to that I could never have found myself!
Lunch with Guiseppa was such a treat! We have heard her name for years and felt blessed to meet her! She is such an amazing lady! She prepared a wonderful lunch for the 4 of us! Guiseppa gave us a tour of her home and property, the gardens, the barns, her boar hunting dogs and she showed us her bread oven in the old home next door where here husband was born!
We next went to Deruta where we went to a Majolica factory that has been in business for many many years! We were shown the entire process by the owner from raw clay to finished painted objects! The gentleman who turns the pottery has been sitting there at the potting wheel for 50 years hand making every single piece! We were running a bit late on our time so our stay in Deruta was a bit short !
I would recommend that anyone interested in Perugia or any site in Umbria contact Anne Robichaud for a tour of a lifetime!
Written September 28, 2022
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Linda M
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Oct 2022
We were with Anne on the feast day of St. Frances. Anne arrived snapping photos of locals in period costumes and school children lined up for the procession. She was a ball of excited energy and through her, Assisi came alive! She decoded symbols, explained Italian signage, business names and menus. Anne has an American understanding with an Italian soul. It was pure delight to be with her - she cared about not only our experience that day, but also the other days on our trip and generously shared links, information, photos. After living in Umbria 50 years, she still has tremendous awe and wonder about this remarkable place and each new discovery delighted her and through her, us. We could not have asked for more. Our day with her was truly a highlight of our trip.
Written October 17, 2022
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jaronstamm
Saratoga Springs, NY2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We just completed a week touring the hill towns of Umbria with Anne Robichaud. Every day was wonderful, but some of the highlights were the Scavigliazione ( the denailing) in Assisi. We were especially interested in the Easter traditions here in Umbria and Anne did not disappoint. She made certain that we were at the Church of San Rufino at the proper time to witness them taking Christ from the cross and then took us to a monastery where the procession stopped on its way to the Basilica of St Francis. It was a very moving experience. The following day, we were part of the procession taking the Blessed Virgin to join her son. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch with her friend, Giuseppa, and attended the blessing of the cheese breads at 2 rural churches.

We are interested in real experiences when we travel and these were real, not the typical “home visit” that you get from a tour company.

She took us to Deruta, Collepino, Gubbio, Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, and the Umbrian countryside. Every place we visited, she knew the locals so we visited the finest crafts people and the best restaurants in every town.

If you want an experience guide who is fluent in both Italian and English and are looking for a unique experience, contact Anne at annesitaly.com. Her email is simply anne@annesitaly.com. Her website is full of wonderful information.
Written April 21, 2022
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Doug Neilson
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May 2022
From 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, I would give Anne a 10 on the tour she gave us of Assisi. It was not a typical tour by any stretch of the imagination, as it included not only a thorough historical perspective of Assisi but also a personal touch that included meeting some of the top local artists in the city. What a treat is was. You could tell she was extremely well known and respected in Assisi. She also was extremely kind to recommend other parts of Umbria to see and tour. We will definitely work with Anne again when revisiting Umbria.
Written June 27, 2022
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Hillary P
3 contributions
Jul 2022
Anne is a living Google search of the Umbrian hill towns. Her vast knowledge of the area is truly astounding, but even more impressive is the way that her passion and enthusiasm makes the information come to life. She has embraced Italian culture during her many years as a resident, and her local connections seem to be endless. When you're with Anne, you can expect a full immersion into the beauty, history, and hidden wonders of Umbria, all while enjoying a truly authentic experience of the local culture. Mille grazie, Anne, for sharing both your wealth of knowledge and your genuine passion for this beautiful part of Italy!
Written July 11, 2022
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Kim M.
La Verne, CA2 contributions
Jun 2022
There were four of us in Anne's group that toured Assisi and Spello. This was a trip that had been planned for June, 2020 that had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic. What a surprise we received when we finally met Annie. . Annie is a fireball of information regarding history, religion, culture, food, architecture, etc. She was an inspiration to us to keep learning, investigate, nurture your curiosity no matter your age.

Annie introduced us to an Assisi we would have never been able to find or capture on our own. We met many local artisans, shop and restaurant owners that left us with a longing to stay several more days. We especially enjoyed the luncheon in Spello at the Enoteca owned by a beautiful family.

Thank you Annie for the treasured memories we made in Assisi. Our photographs will not do justice to the warmth and welcoming experience we had due to your guidance and knowledge of the area.
Written June 29, 2022
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Christine R
North Carolina, United States27 contributions
Sep 2022
Best Italian vacation ever—thanks to Anne and her husband Pino. We stayed in one of their country apartments, ate one of the top meals of my life (featuring Pino’s homemade wine and cheese) in their home. And the tours? Anne added such richness and value to each town we visited. Great restaurants, access to by-appointment-only historical sites. We met artists In their studios, tasted rare wines with experts, toured a cloistered 12th century convent with an unforgettable young nun.

And Anne’s influence extended beyond our time with her. Anne gave us many recommendations for the other stops on our trip. Her knowledge and experience is amazing and she is so willing to share. Love her enthusiasm and the way she connects with people.

Thanks to Anne, Umbria is now our favorite region of Italy. Wonderful food, wine, scenery and no pressing crowds.
Written October 10, 2022
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Mallory S
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Jul 2022 • Family
I don’t know how to describe our time with Anne and do it justice. I traveled to Italy pregnant with three young children as the only adult. The minute we met Anne I was able to relax and watch as she showed my children the beautiful town of Assisi in a way that was entertaining, relatable, and that they understood. We returned home yesterday and when I asked all three girls what their favorite part of our three weeks in Italy was, they ALL said Assisi because of Anne. And I would have to agree with them. Anne incorporated history and learning while also stopping for gelato and shopping and to meet local shop owners. We all cannot wait to come back to Assisi and spend more time in this beautiful town, with our beautiful new friend, Anne.
Written July 25, 2022
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Lucy O
2 contributions
Jun 2022
Anne is a superbly knowledgeable guide. She knows not just the important facts about the artworks, architecture and cultures that she covers, but also the fascinating back stories, enriching our knowledge. We are so glad to have had a ot tour with Anne.
Written July 18, 2022
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Sandy C
1 contribution
Jun 2022
We had the pleasure of joining two of Anne’s tours while in Umbria. Our first tour was to Spello. We enjoyed the historical sites and history of the area and completed the tour with an olive oil and wine tasting and a delicious meal at a local restaurant.
The second tour, was one of Assisi, a place Anne loves and reveres. She has been a part of this community for decades and knows many of the locals. And she proudly points out her husband masonry restoration on historic buildings.
Anne is fluent in English and Italian. She was a real asset when one of our party developed a medical emergency and we needed to know how to access medical care in Assisi. She was very helpful with directions and plans for things to do on our own.
Written November 2, 2022
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