We had the pleasure to work with Giacomo at Ghibellina Tours, to plan a very special day in Tuscany in June 2013. His love for his country shone through as he helped us custom select every venue that day, in a well-edited tour of the Montalcino and Pienza areas.
The winery was a highlight... like visiting family friends with a vineyard and award-winning wines, the right amount of background and history of their vineyard plus a beautiful setting. The children enjoyed wandering in the vineyard with the border collie and had their own table to draw pictures while we were sampling the wines.
The choice for lunch was great, accommodating a table for twelve with the advance planning from Giacomo in a small, quaint restaurant with a wonderful view. Afterwards we had time to wander around the town, to enjoy the shops and galleries. The perfect timing gave the day a feeling of easy casualness and the views attracted our attention.
Giacomo's choice for dinner was maybe our favorite part of the day. In a small, beautiful vineyard, we were served a homecooked pasta dinner in the owner's home, with pairings of wines, cheese, olives and honey and finished with the best tiramisu ever. This was a lovely conclusion to a day of sights.
Giacomo's attention to detail made the logistics and transportation work very well for our family, 12 people across three generations. His contacts were all courteous, friendly and thoughtful, the venues were charming and the comfortable air-conditioned bus let all family members enjoy the trip. I highly recommend his work, and we all have a treasured memory of our family trip and the beauty and warmth of Tuscany. Thank you, Giacomo!
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