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Mad About Tuscany

#4 of 18 Tours in Cortona
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Address: Nucleo Cantalena 8/C, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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A truly authenticTuscan experience!

This 7-day, small-group tour exceeded expectations. We stayed in a a very comfortable Tuscan villa outside Cortona with beautiful views across the valley. Day trips to hilltop... read more

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Margaret River, Australia
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Margaret River, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This 7-day, small-group tour exceeded expectations. We stayed in a a very comfortable Tuscan villa outside Cortona with beautiful views across the valley. Day trips to hilltop villages and authentic meals at small family-run eateries were a highlight. Through Carlo we were given a true insight into the history, lifestyle and cuisine of this stunning region of Italy. In the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Carlo, our passionate tour director-------passionate because he is Italian; TUSCAN , who is married to Sioban the other partner in this love filled discovery of Tuscany. A professional chef, highly recognised in acclaimed Margaret River Region of West Australia This fabulous couple & the experiences they shared & gave us is what Italy is all about in everything they do... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Wow, thank you Helen and Walter, what a wonderful review - there is really very little to add! Sioban and Carlo are delighted that you both enjoyed yourselves so much and very much appreciate your glowing review. And we are looking forward to seeing you here in Yallingup for a cooking class with Sioban in February. Thank you again. More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Me, My sister, brother and his partner, all spent a week together with two other couples from USA. The two story villa was located on the side of a hill and allowed for pleasant evening strolls along the quiet countryside lane. Carlo and Sioban were gracious hosts, who educated, fed, transported, advised, and took care of our every need. The... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed the tour. Sioban and Carlo would love to welcome you back another time - we have already had quite a few people repeat the tour as they enjoyed it so much the first time! Thank you again. More 

Florida
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an excellent tour to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan region. Carlo and Sioban, husband and wife team lead this tour masterfully. Carlo is a native of Cortona and happy to share his town and region with you. Villa San Pietro is comfortable and cozy. The towns, restaurants, wineries were all superbly handpicked. The cooking class was very enjoyable and... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour, especially the cooking class! Carlo is at his happiest showing people around his beloved Tuscany and introducing them to the local food and wine. Also glad to hear that you found the villa comfortable. Thank you again. More 

Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The week lived up to our expectations and was professionally run by our wonderful hosts Carlo and Sioban. Our Villa was well appointed and located in a beautiful relaxed setting outside Cortona. The tours of the surrounding Tuscan countryside and historic hilltop villages, not to mention the beautiful food and wines were well planned and thoroughly enjoyable. Conducted at a... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Dear Peter, many thanks for your lovely review of the tour - it sounds as though you all had a wonderful time! Tuscany is indeed a beautiful part of Italy and Carlo loves to show it off to people! Thank you again. More 

Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

A week in a lovely Tuscan villa with excellent hosts, Sioban and Carlo. Maximum group size is 8. Every day Carlo took us to amazing villages and excellent restaurants. His local knowledge was an immense asset. Sioban is an experienced qualified chef and presented us with some wonderful meals as well as treating us to a one day cooking course.... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Sioban is indeed a wonderful Chef and we're all looking forward to her coming home soon and delighting us with some new recipes! And Carlo just loves to show people around his beloved Tuscany and allow them to... More 

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked this tour and were blown away by how perfect Villa San Pietro was. Maximum of 8 people can book this tour per week. Sioban and her husband Carlo run this show beautifully. She is a master Chef, and even gives us a cooking class. Carlo, born in Cortona, is your private guide and has selected... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Dear Sigrid, many thanks for your lovely review. Carlo and Sioban will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. They are both very passionate about Italy, and in particular Tuscany, and they love to share this passion with others! More 

Delray Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you want a week in Tuscany, you simply can't find a better experience than with Mad About Tuscany. From the warm welcome and devoted care of Carlo and Sioban, to the delicious foods every day, amazing scenery, special places that you would never find on your own (no matter how much you research) and a schedule that is diverse,... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Thank you so much for glowing review and apologies that it has taken us so long to respond. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed celebrating your wedding anniversary with Sioban and Carlo - congratulations! More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Seven wonderful days in an amazing place with tremendous hosts. Loved everything about it other than leaving. Carlo and Sioban have worked hard to create something very special. Congratulations on a fabulous combination of place, purpose and culinary indulgence.

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Dear Sharon, We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and your holiday experience with Sioban and Carlo. Carlo is very passionate about his beloved Tuscany and loves to show people the wonderful countryside, explain the history and share the beautiful local food and wine! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I cannot recommend the experience of spending a week on this tour highly enough, just a wonderful time with our hosts and fellow travellers. The food, the wine, the postcard scenery, the picturesque towns & villages, the cooking school, the Tuscan way of life. I could go on & on. Our hosts, Carlo & Sioban, have created something very special... More 

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wildwoodvalley, Guest Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this review

Dear George, thank you so much for your wonderful review, and Sioban and Carlo will be delighted to hear that you enjopyed yourself so much you want to do it again! More 

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