Press

Tuscan Tour has been highlighted on the following programs and in the following guides:

  • Rick Steves' Europe travel show, in the episode "Tuscany's Dolce Vita", as seen on PBS and available on DVD
  • In "Rick Steves' Florence and Tuscany" and "Rick Steves' Italy" guidebooks (since 2006)
  • In "David McGuffin's Exploring Europe" travel DVDs
  • On a travel piece on Pisa featured on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's news

Testimonials

I have been wanting to write you for a while…I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the fabulous work you and Francesco put into our wedding. It came out so well -- compliments are still pouring in -- and I'm so happy with how everything turned out. The day went by unbelievably fast (it seems like a blur, so I am really looking forward to the video & pictures) and we relished in every moment of it. Your organization, calming demeanor & efficiency helped shape the event into the wedding of our dreams.
— Noa & Emiro – Montebenichi, Siena


We have returned from our wonderful wedding and honeymoon to a rather autumnal London!  Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all of your help over the past year and a half, we couldn't possibly have done it without you!
Our day was magical.. Everything we have ever dreamt of and so much more.  All of our friends have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to (and are worried how their own weddings will ever compete!)  When I get more photos in emailable format from my friends I will email them through to you!
Thank you for all of your hard work, we had the most amazing day ever!
With lots of love
— Elizabeth & Matthew – Volterra


Well, Mike and I have been married for a whole week now, and I just wanted to thank you again for creating a wonderful wedding for us. I could not have imagined a more perfect wedding in a more beautiful setting, and we can not wait to see the pictures. You and Francesco made the whole thing so easy for us.
— Cathy & Mike – Volterra


Hi Annie! We are back and settled in and I wanted to thank you so much for all your help in coordinating all of our wedding arrangements - it was exactly what we wanted! Both you and Francesco were so sweet and really made us feel at ease. If I can ever serve as a reference for you please feel free to share my e-mail and phone number with clients and prospects.
— Kristin & Christian - Certaldo


Now that we are back in Australia and finally recovering from all the festivities we wanted to say a huge thank you to you both. The wedding and the whole week were a once in a lifetime experience and the most amazing week of our lives. Many of the guests have already commented that it was by far the best wedding they've ever attended and they had a fantastic time. All this is thanks to you, so a big thank you from us. We were blessed with good weather, a great venue, good food and all our closest friends and everything went off without a hitch. Thanks so much for all your efforts before and during the wedding we are truly indebted to you.
— Ian & Julie - Volterra


Thank you so much for everything. Every time we look at our photos they remind us of the two of you and all that you did to make our wedding in Italy so memorable and special. We had such a wonderful time and we owe so many thanks to you on behalf of all of us! You are true professionals and amazing and caring people. We are so happy to have met and worked with you. We truly appreciate all of your hard work, planning and generosity. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
— Tiffany and Gerard - Volterra


We really want to thank you for making our dreams come true. Without your assistance, especially with the documents before and after the wedding, we would never have managed to have our wedding in Tuscany – a really wonderful place to be and to remember in Italy.
The two of us and our families were so happy and excited with all the details you arranged for us. We felt that we were really taken care of. Everyone was trying to make things easy and cheerful. It was such a beautiful and perfect day in every sense that we are still thinking and enjoying it every day and it will remain in our memory for the rest of our lives.
— Selina & Álvaro - Pienza


Thank you so much for all your work in making our wedding such a fabulous and unique experience for us, and for helping us relive it all through such wonderful photographs!  The photos and the memories mean so much to us and will inspire us to return to Italy one day! I think it is inspiring our friends to travel to Italy as well.
— Sean & Jessica – Volterra


You two were amazing and we couldn't have done it without you, the thought, advice and consideration we received from you were priceless. The memories of the day will live on forever.....well the ones up until around 1am after that no one seems to have any memory at all, that's Tequila for you.
...Volterra will hold a special place in our hearts forever. It was a real come down when we went back to Montepulciano, I used to think the views there were amazing but after a week of the vista around Volterra the Montepulciano region looked like flat fields.
After a year of emails it will be strange not emailing you on a regular basis.
— Lisa and Nick – Volterra


My wife and I wanted to do something totally different and adventures for our wedding. We found Tuscan Tour online and contacted Annie who immediately made us feel comfortable with our decision.  We put everything in the hands of Annie and her husband Francesco and must admit we were a little bit nervous that everything would work out as planned.  Annie and Francesco helped us to plan the wedding of our dreams and their execution of the plan was better than we would ever have expected.  Their knowledge of the area and their coordination of the photographer, musicians, and most importantly the church was perfect.  You could definitely tell that they took the time to personalize our wedding and their heart was in there work.  We will never forget our wedding in Italy and I can’t thank Annie and Francesco enough.  By the end of our wedding they were more than our wedding planners - we left behind new friends.  We can’t wait to make it back to visit both of them and take one of their wine tours.
— Jennifer & Damon – San Gimignano


Our wedding was so completely amazing, people are still talking about it!  Everything turned out better than I had imagined, even the weather!  Casa Cornacchi was the most beautiful place to stay for the week.  I cannot go on enough about how much we enjoyed our time there.  Our guests' jaws dropped when they first arrived, and were thrilled with the wonderful welcome basket goodies you had gotten...especially the wine you selected!  I think everyone finished their bottle by the next evening!
The tours and activities (my guests especially enjoyed the Tuscan cooking class) were just wonderful.  But most of all, I wish I could travel back in time and relive the wedding ceremony and reception!  Our wedding day could not have been more perfect.  One of my most favorite memories is stepping out of the car and walking through Piazza del Campo on my way to Palazzo Pubblico.  All the people in the square stopped to look and many shouted out "Auguri!"…
…Both John and I agree that we had a celebrity wedding, and we have you to thank.  It was a lot of hard work on your part, and I know I wasn't the easiest bride.  I thought planning a wedding was going to be simple, but it was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to do.  I'm so glad you both were there to help me.  Thanks for the best time of my life.
— Dawn and John – Siena


Before we leave, I would just like to thank you both for an amazing day. Your kind help, support, organization and friendliness was unbelievable and we will never be able to thank you both enough for everything you did for us. You are great people, running an amazing business and you will always have a special place in our hearts for making our special day so memorable.
— Chris & Katy – Volterra


Todd and I want to thank Tuscan Tour again for all of your hard work and dedication in providing us with the perfect wedding day!  Every detail was carefully thought out and executed smoothly.  We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.  It was truly a romantic storybook wedding.  I felt like a princess walking into the beautiful "red room" at the Palazzo Vecchio for our wedding ceremony.  The classical musicians were the perfect accompaniment!
Everything from the hair/make-up stylists, the luxury room with balcony overlooking the Arno, the chauffeured countryside drive, and our amazing reception dinner in the hillside overlooking the city of Florence were amazing!
We really appreciated your accommodating our last minute request to have our wedding photos taken in the Boboli Gardens and that both you and Francesco were available to us the entire day to make sure that everything went as planned.
Our wedding day was everything we had hoped and envisioned.  We couldn't have done it without your help, insight, and personal attention to every detail.  We really appreciate everything!
— Norah & Todd – Florence


Upon request, we would be happy to put you in direct contact with past brides & grooms who have offered to speak with our potential clients about their experience of holding their wedding in Tuscany and working with us.