Your Tour Leaders

Michela Ricciarelli is a native of Pistoia, Italy. She has been a professional guide in Tuscany and beyond for more than 10 years. She enjoys introducing guests to “her” Tuscany, and has dozens of friends and associates throughout the region who can treat you to foods and experiences that make your trip unique. Read more at her blog:​

​Your "Villa Away from Home"

Suzanne Stavinoha has been coordinating Villa and Farmhouse vacations in Tuscany since 1997. During that time, she has become familiar with not only the main attractions throughout the area, but also the “nooks and crannies” where most tourists don’t go. She's happy to provide tips and tricks for great airfare and routes from the U.S. to Italy, as well as details about money, packing, weather and other logistics.