Guests' Comments


Hi Jessica,

I thoroughly enjoyed my wine tastings.  In fact, a colleague of mine and his wife will be traveling to Florence next month and I suggested they use your site for the very same thing.  I know that they will be doing at least one of the wine tastings you offer.  Got to love the internet, right?  I also loved the B&B I stayed at but don't have the info at my fingertips, so I will forward to you later.

Anyway, I will be in touch with you again.  I hope to return to Italy soon.  

Best regards,
Deborah L.

Hi, Kristin.

It's taken me a bit of time to write but I so wanted to follow up and tell you how wonderful your web site is.  It was so instrumental in helping us to plan our wonderful Italian trip this past May.  We spent an entire day at the Wine Tasting at the Palazzo Bandino winery with Marta and Gabriela.  They were warm, friendly and such terrific hosts. We were so lucky, we were the only ones for the wine tour that day, so you can imagine the attention to detail we received. We so want to go back, our whole trip was wonderful.  I can't imagine a better way to celebrate our 25 years of marriage.  Thanks for all of your help.

Mollie S.


We enjoyed both our events with In Italy, specifically the Wine Tasting and Cooking Lesson at Palazzo Bandino on March 20th, as well as our tour of the Vatican Museum on March 26. Both were excellent experiences.

With regard to Palazzo Bandino, they could not have been more welcoming, despite the fact that we were quite late as a result of getting lost. Chef Luciano helped us prepare a marvelous menu, and making pasta for the first time was a real culinary highlight of the trip. I think that they managed to strike exactly the right note for both the cooking and wine lesson, difficult since our group consisted of both experts and novices in cooking and wine. We would recommend this experience highly to anyone interested in food and wine.

I would also like to commend our guide Katarina in Rome, who gave our small group an intimate tour despite record crowds around the Vatican on Easter weekend. She's a thoughtful, delightful person and again, the experience was a highlight of the trip.

We have been very impressed with the professionalism of your services, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to both first timers in Italy as well as those who have been there many times. Thanks again for your help and excellent service.

Lisa C.

The wine tasting was awesome and I would recommend it to first time wine drinkers as well as those that think they are advanced. The discussions around the different wines and the vineyard were very informative and the number of wines tasted gave everyone a great variety to experience. The day was perfect and the host and translator were more than willing to answer any questions. The lunch afterwards was great and we would recommend this experience to anyone that might travel in this area.

We also took the cooking lessons in Figline Valderno with Claudio Piantini that was awesome. What a great experience and great memory to have.

We had lots of great experiences that are too numerous to mention, but the cooking lessons and wine tasting definitely stood out.

Thanks for all the information.
Vicki C.