"Travel is freedom... one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is
intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real
Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual... Through the Back Door."
- Rick Steves -
We are small businesses who share Rick Steves' passion for helping tourists to experience Europe with
minimal fuss, putting a priority on cultural immersion and contact with locals. As we know one another,
after years of being featured in Rick Steves’ Italy Guidebooks, it has occurred to us that by joining
forces, we can enhance your travel experience. We can each say with sincerity that the members of this
group will welcome you with open hearts and an open mind-ready both to give of our knowledge and
hospitality and to exchange ideas with you over a glass of wine.
Bonus for Friends of Rick Steves: A glass of prosecco upon arrival, as well as biscotti with Vin Santo after dinner Only a few steps from the Cathedral (Duomo) and Piazza del Campo you will find ...More info
Bonus for Friends of Rick Steves: We will welcome you with a complimentary bottle of Cretaiole's Orcia DOC wine and a small bottle of Cretaiole's extra virgin olive oil Built in...More info
Bonus for Friends of Rick Steves: A tasting of our homemade Limoncello, from our own organic lemon trees in the Garden Frances' Lodge is a large, airy, elegant country house that was once the F...More info
Bonus for Friends of Rick Steves: A numbered bottle of Rosso di Montepulciano DOCG Situated in the oldest street of Montepulciano, very close to the heart of the old town with its cathedral, the To...More info
Bonus for Friends of Rick Steves: A special Tuscan souvenir to remember us by- mention this website when you reserve! We have been conducting small van tours in Tuscany for over 20 years. Our tours...More info
Bonus for Friends of Rick Steves: Special tariffs and room upgrades pending availability Hotel Santa Caterina , obtained by transforming an 18th century patrician villa into a small cozy hotel, is ...More info