David Chase

San Diego

Dear Alessandra, I assure you that my memories of Umbria will be lovely! (I'll bury those others!) The services you and your crew provided were exemplary. Ann and I were saying tonight, now that we're back in Rome, how important it was to have that first-class treatment. (Something that we had never been able to afford before in our travels!) As for the refund, Thank you, but I'd prefer to leave it for tips to Maurizio (especially, because I gave him some but not enough) and Elio. They both gave us such care. I'd love to give some to each guide, too, but it will be used up too soon; so I leave that to your discretion. I will write a glowing review! Ciao. David

Rosanna Alessandroni


Gentile Davide, Grazie ancora per il servizio che è stato molto gradito dai nostri alunni e dai professori che li hanno accompagnati. Buona giornata, Rosanna Alessandroni

Elisabeth Grover


Grazie, Michele era una guida molto interessante. Noi abbiamo avuto un buon giorno con lui. Elizabeth Sent from my iPhone

Sherry Box


WINE TOUR - FULL DAY Ale, It was perfect! Could not have asked for it to have been any better! We thoroughly enjoyed Maurizzo! It was a great day! Thank you, Sherry

Laura Salo


Dear Alessandra Michele was so great. We had an informative, wonderful day. I did write a review on trip advisor US Not Italian. Hope that was ok. Laura

Om P. Bagaria


Dear Alessandra, What a great time we had with you as a part of the Assisi tour! Thanks for your passionate explanations. . Also, the Hermitage trip was really worthwhile. We even managed to squeeze in a few minutes at the St. Maria Angeli Basilica before reaching the station. This was the best part of our 25 days tour of Austria and Italy and the credit goes to you. Om & Pushpa

Raffella - Playatour


Buon giorno da Raffaella e dalla playa tour volevamo ringraziarvi per il trattamento riservato al nostro gruppo che e' rimasto piacevolmente soddisfatto dei vostri servizi, spero di poter collaborare anche in futuro con voi, buona giornata.

Michele & John Hopkins and Madeline

St. Louis, Missouri

Thank you Alessandra for a brief but interesting and wonderful walking tour of Assisi. Your presentation style is delightful and perfectly reflects the beautiful area. We would love to hire you again and stay longer!

Francesca Puglisi


Buongiorno Volevo farvi sapere che il gruppo di studenti americani si è trovato benissimo con Elisabetta: molto preparata e competente, ottimo inglese. Grazie Cordiali saluti Francesca

Nicla Doni/Ass.ne Agliana Trekking


Carissima Alessandra grazie per la bellissima giornata di ieri, Myriam è stata bravissima, sono rimasti tutti molto contenti.

Betta Rappa Verona


Cara Alessandra Il piacere è stato nostro e il gruppo non fa che parlare di quanto siete stati bravi tu e Werner! Sono stati veramente rapiti dalle vostre spiegazioni. Grazie di cuore a voi! Alla prossima Benedetta

Lawrence Holbrook

New Orleans, LA

We were very fortunate in having had 4 consecutive days of tours that were hosted by either Michele or Alessandra. The two of them are so very passionate about their work. They love their region and it shows. The knowledge, the lore, the architecture, the geography, that they share is so insightful. There were times that we our eyes were moistening from their vivid descriptions and narratives. Alessandra knew that we were visiting many sites while we were staying in Umbria, so she had packets made up for us on the first day. The packets included maps and detailed instructions as to where to meet and information of each town that we were to visit. The towns were Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia and Spoleto. They were on time, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, interesting, easy to understand as their command of the English language is excellent. We were fortunate in that we ended up having private tours each day. This made the tours all the better. You can ask so many more questions, hear everything that is going on, go at a pace that suits us. We felt bad leaving Umbria behind. But we felt that we left good friends in the process. By the way, Michele, Jim and I did hike to the Hermitage! It was a breathtaking and humbling experience.

Bob Frisby

Sutton Coldfield

Dear David, Everything went ok today and we had a wonderful tour of Assisi by a great guide. Many thanks, Bob

Trent Nunn

Perth - Australia

Hi Alessandra, Our day with Elisabetta was fantastic and very interesting. Assisi is a beautiful town. It was very unfortunate that we didn't have time to do a further tour of Perugia but we already had accommodation booked at Amalfi. Thank you very much for your help and for providing a tour a Assisi - it has been a highlight of our trip! Trent

Gay Niven

Seattle, Washington usa

We were so delighted to spend the day with you! The wide ranging conversation, passion for Umbria and Assisi were contagious! We will bypass Tuscany and stay in Umbria next time. The vineyard lunch and wine tasting was a stroke of genius. Thank you for a memorable day!

Valentina Fominykh


Dear Alessandra! How grateful we are that you were our tour guide and a hostess to your beautiful Assisi and to the two Saints who make us humble and proud... You are a uniquely beautiful person,- inside and out. Please, stay that way forever! We'll be in touch. Enjoy your holiday in France! Love to you beautiful children! With love, Valentina

Anna Maltabe


Dear Alessandra , thank you, it was great ! I was describing Assise and Spelo to my daughters and my boyfriend , I hope we are all well and be fortunate enough to come again to your beautiful homeland . I think the weekend I will start my Italian language lessons ! Wish you, your family and the people you love, all the best! Let’s keep in touch Anna Anna Maltabe



We spent two and a half days with Michele in Perugia, Assisi, Spello and Orvieto. When we were in the places where all the tourists visit, his personal and private conversations gave them added dimension unavailable on mass tours. It was also nice to have his local view point on places to eat, shop and even a personal recommendation on Perusia's best gelato. He starts with the big historic picture and finishes with small details that give real life to the stories. Michele even gave us a great recommendation to visit Bagnoregio on our own after we parted ways in Orvieto. In Siena, Barbara had a similar gift for illuminating history with personal stories and experiences. It was as if you have a good friend who lives in the city, showing you the most fun and interesting places.



We were visiting in Umbria and my husband found this tour. As it turned out, there were just 4 of us, so it was a nice small group. I'm not sure if her name was Michelle, but she was a terrific guide, married with kids and her husband is in the business too. Anyway, she was so knowledgeable and passionate about her city. Obviously very well educated about the history of the sites we saw. We've taken a number of tours all over the world and she ranked up at the top. It was easy to meet up. It was a hike and you end up at the other end of the city, away from where we met. But we had a delightful lunch mid-way back so it wasn't so bad. You do finish up near 1:30 so we had to hustle to get to lunch in time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this guide and this tour. We would have missed out on so much if we had wandered around by ourselves.

Amilcare Begarelli - Amici del '46

Carissima Alessandra questa è telepatia. Questa parte dell'Umbria è piaciuta moltissimo.... per : la guida Giorgia che è stata molto brava ad illustrare e spiegare e... con molta pazienza con tutti noi. Poi il tempo che è stato molto bello ..un po' caldo. Le scosse di quel giorno ( sabato alle 12.15 ) non le abbiamo sentite per nulla. Vi ringraziamo di cuore per le belle giornate che abbiamo trascorso nella vs. > regione. Grazie da tutti noi. Amilcare Begarelli per il gruppo " Amici del ' 46"