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Loving Italy

#216 of 731 Tours in Florence
Florence, Italy
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About Loving Italy
We're a husband-and-wife team specialized in fun and informative art, history, food and wine tours throughout Italy. We can get you past the crowds and into private wineries, gardens, castles and historic villas. From a 3-hour museum tour to a 3-week tour of Italy we'll take care of all the details -- transfers, touring, lessons, visits, hotels and BnBs....and we will see to everything personally. You'll get great stories, advice and our personal insider's look into Italy that will add an extra dimension to your trip!
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Jay wrote a review May 2019
Hinsdale, Illinois1 contribution
After two days seeing Rome on our own, Scot led us on a third day of hitting spots we knew we missed and spots we (and others probably) would never have known about. Half day on foot and half day with a driver, In addition to knowing what to see, he had great stories and background to accompany each location. He also provided great tips for the rest of the trip, including hotel and restaurant recommendations and key planning hints.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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robertwB2081YO wrote a review Jun 2018
Keller, United States31 contributions19 helpful votes
WOW! Rina (Bella!) and Scott (The LovingItaly Tour Guides... extraordinaire), planned, scheduled and guided our group of six from Rome to Florence/Tuscany to Chianti to Sorrento to Positano to Amalfi, Capri and back. Simply put, our expectations were exceeded every step of the way! Knowledgeable? ... Check! Adaptable? ... Check? Caring? ... Check! Kind? ... Check! Fun? ... Absolutely! All we did was layout our general guidelines and expectations, settle on our rough budget and the plan just seamlessly came together. From knowing the best time to visit the "hot" tourist spots to dealing with unexpected challenges, the Scot/Rina team were always on their game, making every day a stress free day. Train arrival delayed 2 hours? It's no big deal when Scot can instantly list 3 or 4 "activity options" to pass the time. From visiting an outdoor market, to touring a centuries old cathedral to grabbing a cold "refreshment" in a friendly pub, he helped us pass the time .... and actually enjoy a travel delay - stress free. Have a specific food request or dining style? Consider it done with Rina and Scot on the job ... just be prepared for the best meals you've ever tasted, each one seeming to out do the previous! Heck, we loved our "guides" so much that on our "free and casual day" we invited them to hang with us and quite honestly, it was like hanging with a couple of good friends back home. From train tickets at the ready, to hotels and villa owners waiting and welcoming, to a driver always standing by for the next adventure or a fisherman welcoming us into his boat for a "Three Hour Tour" (Yikes) ... this trip was magnifico! Mix together the history of Rome with some of the awe of the Vatican, add in the beauty of Tuscany and colorful excitement of Positano and the Amalfi coast sprinkled daily with superb food and wine surrounded by special friends (Scot and Rina included" and you have a recipe for a .... ROMAN HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER! Thank you Scot and Rina - Hope to have you show us around Sicily some day for the our version of ... Roman Holiday Part II. Your friends from Texas ... Scott - Stacey - Barb - Payton - Emily & Bob #WeWon'tForgetAboutYou .... #BellaBella ... #ThankYouSoMuch
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Fami1yOfFour wrote a review Mar 2016
Summit, New Jersey2 contributions3 helpful votes
Scot took my husband and me around Rome in March 2014. He was unbelievably knowledgeable and shared interesting facts about all the sights. He also had wonderful recommendations about places we could see and restaurants we could try without him. I will definitely be in touch with Scot if our travel takes us back to Italy.
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Date of experience: April 2015
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SRQTravelGirl wrote a review Feb 2015
Sarasota, Florida7 contributions5 helpful votes
We have toured throughout Italy with Scot and Rina multiple times, and I cannot give them a high enough recommendation. Rome, Florence, Siena, the Amalfi Coast - they know it all so very well, and make every moment of a tour such a pleasure. Visiting the Vatican, Ancient Rome, Ostia Antica, Borghese Gallery, or wherever you choose to go, you are not just getting a simple tour, you are getting an education. I don't think I've ever had such a wonderful explanation of the works in a gallery as my tour of Borghese Gallery with Scot. Beyond the touring we've done as a couple, Scot also came to the rescue for my mother when she was on a group tour in Rome. He met her after a she'd had a rather stressful morning with her group, took her to a cafe to let her relax and talk for a bit and then accompanied her around Ancient Rome at her pace, and on her timetable, before returning her to the hotel. In addition to their wonderful skills as guides, Scot is also a very accomplished photographer, and he has helped me to look at each place we visit in a totally different way. I still remember one of our visits to Rome, on an especially rainy day, when he told me to "look down" and see some of the beautiful reflections in the puddles and the way the cobblestones look with that "just wet" look. We are returning for our 15th visit to Italy this May, and we will most certainly be spending part of that visit with Scot and Rina.
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Date of experience: May 2014
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Johnna M wrote a review Feb 2015
Alpharetta, Georgia3 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed seeing Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast with Scot and Rina. We (me, my husband, son (16) , daughter (15) felt so comfortable with them.. They were very knowledge tour guides and boy, could Rina drive that van! We enjoyed every minute of our trip with them, from the tours they provided to the great restaurant suggestions, we would not have done it any different. We hope at some point to go back to Italy and have them guide us through the Northern part of the country even though we know their heart belongs to Positano:) We would highly recommend them for your touring of Italy! Ciao.....
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Date of experience: April 2014
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