Many times we have been asked "how did you guys get started leading tours"...so we decided our blog might be a good place to tell the story. Our official first tour as Italiano For You was in 2009. Our dear friends, Beth and Clay Smith, and their three daughters, Sarah, Emily and Katie joined the four of us for a two-week "trial trip" across Tuscany. We spent a week just outside of Greve in Chianti, in the hamlet of Lamole, we then spent a few days at the beach resort, Forte dei Marmi, and ended the trip with a few days in Firenze. It was a huge success and since that trip we have led multiple tours of Tuscany, and also added three other tours to our line up. Our guests keep coming back as soon as we add another tour! The great thing about Italy is there is so much to see. Each region, each village has its unique history, culture, and natural beauty. We truly look forward to building our portfoglio of tours and continuing to discover this magical land with all of you!
So, this post gave you a little insight to "How Did It All Start" but in reality there is a lot more to discover about how it all started. How did this Nebraska girl (me) end up marrying a native Florentine? What other events gave Jane and Francesco the confidence they could lead unique tours? Look for future blog posts in the series "How Did It All Start" to find out!