Here is where Ligurian cuisine and Michaelangelo's marble, where Cristopher Columbus and the unsung heroes of 5 Terre and the finest wine all seem to pour from a cornucopia unique in theworld.
Each tour is designed for the demanding traveler who wishes to deepen his understanding of Italian dishes (Ligurian or Toscan), the maritime coast (from which many a sailors besides Columbus has emerged) and the opera at which Italy reigns dominant.
Each step of each tour is under the careful personal guidance of a specialist in the field of interest. Paramount is context, the matrix of culture and the artefact that emerged from it. Only by immersion in the mix can the traveller fully comprehend the connection. There can be no substitute for the scent of saltspray as one cruises the Riviera, the taste of Limoncino as it issues from its source, the vision of whitness as marble is hewn from mountainside, or the feel of ancient village streets I call " home. "
Selected for your experience is the farmhouse, the castle, the medieval village, the cliffside vineyard emblematic of an Italy that is intimate and unforgettable, far from the usual tourist crowd, an Italy only Italians know yours for the having with quality and insight always the determining standard.
A Recent Review of this guide
Although touring by boat was not an option at this time of year, Fulvia showed us the 5 villages by train which we really enjoyed. Having lived in the area all her life, she knows the villages, the history ... and many of the locals. November was a great time to tour to avoid the crowds and this is a great way to explore the villages in one day.
I am a licensed tour guide since 1994 and a licensed tour leader since 1999.
I an not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver