See what our guests say about Mad About Tuscany
"You will want to go back!!
What a wonderful week immersed in Tuscany with Carlo and Sioban. We went from a completely inexperienced tourist to living like a local and what am amazing experience that is. You can't do better than tour with Carlo and Sioban. The quality of the experience is the best I have ever had anywhere. You see the best things and experience the best things in the best company. Thanks Carlo and Sioban."
- RichardLisa L, May 2015
"A perfect week.
Our group of eight people could not think of anything we would change. The villa we stayed in, places we visited, the restaurants we ate at, the wines we drank and the time allocated for exploring the towns all provided a magnificent experience of Tuscany. The hospitality and warmth of Carlo and Sioban made us feel like visitors rather than tourists. Sioban's cooking school day was a treat in itself. "
-- JW and JT, May 2016
My week with Siobhan and Carlo far surpassed my expectations. Everything was so well planned - a beautiful villa, fantastic views, amazing tours with Carlo and fabulous food and cooking day with Siobhan. They are a great team and work together to create an excellent balance to the week to provide maximum enjoyment. Carlo's love and enthusiasm for this beautiful area is really infectious as well as being informative. Siobhan's cooking day was brilliant! Everyone was involved in producing an amazing five course meal under her direction and loved every minute of it - and we have the recipes and aprons to prove it! I can't recommend this experience enough - truly unforgettable. "
- Morgan1Cymru, May 2016
"We had an wonderful week with our hosts and new friends. The villa was so picturesque and our daily tours well planned, varied and so interesting. Carlo and Sioban had a great passion for Tuscany that shone through the entire week. Carlo took us to towns and restaurants that the average tourist would never go to or know about. Sioban's cooking skills were phenomenal. We will never forget this holiday. Back home to go on a diet now!!!"
-- Dorothee C, June 2016
“Totally Terrific Tuscany Tour!!!!”
We absolutely loved our week with Carlo and Sioban! Having attended a few cooking days and weekends in Yallingup we already knew they were professional, talented and down to earth people, just our type. We booked our Mad About Tuscany tour first and then built rest of our UK & European trip around it . We didn't go crazy with research about Cortona, or Tuscany for that matter as we just knew it would be great. And our hosts certainly didn't disappoint! The week was very well planned out, a schedule but not hectic and the villa was beautiful with views and sunsets to capture in the memory forever. Food was amazing, history incredible and Carlo was just fantastic. Always sharing his love of Cortona and Tuscany and keeping it real . And he really has a great sense of humour! The cooking day with Sioban was so enjoyable and absolutely delicious. Sioban has a way of making the entire group involved and relaxed whilst enabling us to produce an amazing five course feast!
We just loved our Mad About Tuscany Experience - what are you waiting for, do it!
- RenaeJP, September 2015
"A week in Tuscany in May 2016 with Carlo and Sioban from Mad About Tuscany was the holiday of a lifetime. Their attention to detail meant that every day was different and wonderful in its own way. The week was planned so well that it was both energising and relaxing. Carlo's love of Tuscany was an inspiration and an honour to be part of. Sioban's food and hospitality were perfect. I was hooked from the first afternoon when Sioban produced a lemon olive oil cake which we ate sitting out on the terrace.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this holiday to anyone. "
-- Anne T, May 2016