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Tour With Us

Travel with us in Italy as a local
Nevada City, CA, USA
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About Tour With Us
Your dedicated guides. We will create an unforgettable Italian journey for you by sharing our love of our home country, with its delicious cuisine, wealth of art, culture and stunning landscapes! We travel light! Our tour size, a maximum of 6 people, allows us to keep each day fresh and alive, to bypass crowded tourist destinations, to discover the hidden, authentic Italy, and to attend to your needs, moment to moment. Enjoy la dolce vita while we take care of the details.
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Why book with Tour With Us
  • Discover the Italy that does not usually reveal itself to tourists! Vi aspettiamo, Perla and Stefano
  • We speak 3 languages:
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • English
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foothill8 wrote a review Oct 2019
Gold Country, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
Stefano and Perla took all of the stress out of travel for us – traveling with them was a purely pleasurable experience. We traveled with them as an extended family (grandparents, parents, and grandkids), and we got to not only experience Italy together, but enjoy each other's company from a place of relaxation and openness that would not have been possible if we had been trying to agree on where to go next, and to figure out where to eat. Stefano and Perla are so warm and fun to talk with, and they quickly understood and supported the needs (including dietary restrictions) and preferences of each of us. Stefano put together a lovely itinerary, full of beautiful places, fun activities, and delicious food experiences. He was also very flexible, adding on a balsalmic vinegar tasting when one of us expressed an interest in it, having no problem with us having a rest day when we needed it in place of one of the scheduled days, and helping me to find and communicate with a local massage therapist when I was experiencing back pain midway through our trip. Perla was always unobtrusively looking after the needs of our group, making sure no one got accidentally left behind, that everyone was well hydrated (there was a heat wave in Italy while we were there), that we all got to experience the little things we were wanting to do (including eating lots of gelato!), and answering our many questions about Italy's culture, politics, and natural and cultural resources. I really enjoyed getting to know both of them, and I felt very sad when it was time to say goodbye. Luckily, we got to see them again for a reunion pasta dinner back in California!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Shirley D wrote a review Oct 2019
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To celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we took our nine-member extended family on a northern Italy tour with Stefano and Perla. When first married, we had lived a year in Florence and have returned several times since then. This time, Stefano and Perla created the perfect celebratory family tour! What made it perfect? • We have big smiles every time we think of the trip and our guides. • When we returned home after 16 days with Stefano and Perla, we couldn’t think of a thing we’d change (except the exceptionally hot summer weather – but that created the bonus ritual of evening gelatos!) • Even the planning process with Stefano beforehand was fun – using their traditional tours to custom design our own family tour. • Every meal was a delight – each showcased traditional regional food with impeccable quality and unique atmosphere. • We all got along! Each generation (2 grandparents, 2 daughters & spouses, 3 teen grandchildren) had new and fascinating things to see and do every day, including “time alone” as we each needed. • The kids loved Italy. At our suggestion, Stefano designed the tour so there was not too much museum time, but lots of active sightseeing, including hands-on lessons in pasta making. And of course, lots of gelato! • Our family’s spontaneous ideas were easily accommodated – like beer tasting and mountain biking for the guys, and fashion shopping in Milan for the teenage girls. We also detoured in Modena to tour a balsamic vinegar farm while the guys visited a Ferrari museum. • All the hotels were clean, comfortable, a close walk to see the sights, shopping, or dining. • With such attention to details, we always felt comfortable and safe – driving, walking, in the hotel, etc. – all with an adventuresome spirit and lots of laughter. • It was an amazing way to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Stefano and Perla and our family surprised us with a spectacular anniversary dinner together and night alone in the VIP room of the hotel in Cortona. • Stefano and Perla felt like such a part of our family – that we included them in our after-trip family reunion. • Grazie tanto per la viaggio fantastico!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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PamelaK wrote a review Sep 2019
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My husband and I were very fortunate to spend 10 days in TUSCANY with "Tour With Us". Stefano and his lovely wife Perla provided a wonderful adventure that we truly could not have experienced without them. Stefano’s intimate knowledge of the region and his attention to detail made every aspect of travel in a foreign land easy and inviting. We never had to worry about anything during the tour as every detail was thoughtfully planned for and graciously carried out. The meals, the hotels and the towns we visited were all a delight. And Stefano and Perla are both so caring and gracious that spending time with them made the trip that much more enjoyable. We can’t thank them enough for the wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. Tuscany is a very beautiful area - and they represented it well. We would not hesitate to take another trip with “Tour With Us”. In fact, we can’t wait for the next opportunity!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Sicily wrote a review Sep 2019
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After the Northern Italy tour, this was our second time traveling with Tour With Us. Our trip to SICILY with Stefano and Perla Landini was everything we could have asked for and more! Incredible historical sites and delicious food all made for wonderful memories to carry home. Every evening while the ladies experienced another flavor of gelato and the men sipped grappa, we talked about what the next day would hold in the way of another adventure -- the beautiful AMALFI COAST, huge Amalfi lemons (Ate the rind too!), Mount Etna, incredible mosaics, breathtaking cathedrals, POMPEI, cooking with a Sicilian mama and dinner with the family, chocolate, salt from the sea, ceramics, papyrus making -- all under the watchful eye of Perla and Stefano. The only regret was not leaving enough room in my the suitcase for a pair of blingy tennis shoes that all Sicilian women seemed to be wearing! Thanks to Perla's tutoring we were able to understand a portion of the Italian we heard. My favorite as we headed off to bed each night was saying "Sogni d'oro" (sweet dreams). We have no reservations whatsoever about recommending Tour With Us for a unique and exciting trip to Italy.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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friendlyadvice95959 wrote a review Sep 2019
Nevada City, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently returned from our 24 day trip to SICILY and the AMALFI COAST. The trip exceeded all of our expectations! Perla and Stefano were extremely attentive and organized. We initially chose to travel with Stefano and Perla because we liked the idea of a small tour group of six people, the other couple being our good friends and travel buddies. They were open and more than willing to adjust the original Sicily itinerary to include the towns where my Sicilian great-grandparents were born. We also extended our tour to the Amalfi coast in order to also visit the towns outside Naples where my two other Italian great grandparents were born. Stefano and Perla invested a lot of their time pre-planning our customized trip and getting to know us before our trip. They provided a fun and stress free vacation where they took care of everything. Every day was a sensory delight. We experienced a variety of excursions including local tour guides at archeological sites and medieval towns; wine, mozzarella, and chocolate tasting; delicious meals; and one of our favorites…learning to cook Sicilian specialties in the home of a lovely family outside of Modica. We also appreciated Stefano’s driving abilities through the entire trip but especially in Palermo and the Amalfi coast and Perla’s historical accounts and willingness to taste test gelato with us almost everyday! The Amalfi coast was beautiful and we are so happy that we experienced it with Stefano and Perla. We feel that our trip had a unique personal touch and are so grateful to both Stefano and Perla for an incredible three weeks in Sicily and Italy!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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