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Nucleo Cantalena 8/C, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our week staying in this beautiful villa near Cortona was without fault and lived up to every expectation. We visited areas we would never have found on our own and learnt new aspects about Tuscany's history and true Tuscan food in the company of our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four and half years ago we had an amazing time with Carlo & Sioban touring around Cortona and Tuscany. Our group from Perth bonded really so well we committed to doing the tour again. So last week we did exactly that...our accommodation was a fabulous...More

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Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and the lovely compliments! Carlo and I are so pleased that you enjoyed the tour just as much the second time around!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of joining Carlo for his "Under the Tuscan Skies" tour. From the start of the day Carlo made us feel welcomed and comfortable. It is obvious that he enjoys introducing his clients to the area he loves...More

Thank C. S. T
Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review and we're delighted that you enjoyed the day tour with Carlo - he is indeed passionate about his beloved Tuscany! We would love to welcome you back to participate in one of our weekly tours as I'm sure you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a very special week with a very unique couple in Shiv and Carlo in Tuscany. Indulged in the delights and culture of Cortona and surrounding areas. The first morning stop at Carlos favourite coffee venues set up the day. Cooking class with Shiv was...More

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Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Glyn, so glad that you and Carol enjoyed your time with us in Cortona and Tuscany. Now you must both join us at a cooking class at Wildwood Valley! We look forward to seeing you.....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us joined Carlo and Siobhan for a food experience in Tuscany near Carlo’s beloved home of Cortona. From the time Carlo picked us up from the train station until we left them a week later we had the “best” time. We were ever...More

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Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a wonderful review, thank you so much! Carlo and I are delighted that you enjoyed your week with us and we would love for you to return again in the future. Thank you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much Carlo and Sioban for a week we will never forget. The Villa, food, wine, sights, coffee, villages, company, Carlo's driving, Sioban's feasts.... Just perfect. It does not feel right calling it a tour as it was so much more and...More

Thank Kerry F
Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Kerry and so glad you enjoyed the tour. We would love to have you back one day!

Reviewed 29 August 2018

We just returned from a trip to Italy that included seven nights in Cortona. Not wishing to rent a car, we looked for day tours, and discovered Mad About Tuscany. We did all three of their one day excursions - Under the Tuscan Sun, Umbrian...More

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Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Joan and thank you so much for such a wonderful review, wow! Carlo and I are so glad that you enjoyed the day tours and pleased to hear that you were well looked after at dinner! We would be delighted to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous time with Carlo & Shiv. Travelled extensively throughout Tuscany with Carlo as guide. Travelled with 2 other couples and a couple of magic ladies. Ate at some wonderful restaurants from the region and drank wines from the region to die for. We were driven...More

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Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Hi Mike and thank you for your wonderful review! Carlo and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and obviously relished the things that Tuscany (Cortona) has to offer. Perhaps we will see you back here another time!

Reviewed 1 August 2018

You only have to read the exceptional number of five star reviews to know this is a unique holiday to be spent in Tuscany (Cortona). It is a well constructed and paced week with enough site seeing, eating, wine tasting, cooking and free time to...More

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Sioban B, Owner at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Many thanks for your wonderful review and so glad that you enjoyed your time with us in Tuscany. Enjoy cooking your recipes and hope they remind you of your holiday! I'm sure you will have many special memories.

Reviewed 1 January 2018

Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions of Italy & there is no better way to experience it than with our wonderful hosts, Sioban & Carlo. We had a wonderful week with new friends in a beautiful 17th century villa, San Pietro, with its...More

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wildwoodvalley, Public Relations Manager at Mad About Tuscany, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear Susan, many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review, and it sounds as though you had a wonderful time in Tuscany with Sioban and Carlo. They are both very passionate about Tuscany, but especially Carlo, and he loves nothing more...More

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30 April 2016|
Response from 209karenroot | Reviewed this property |
We were based at a hotel just outside Cortona and they came to collect us - felt very looked after
2 September 2015|
Response from Terry W | Reviewed this property |
You probably have the answer by now however all you need to do is Google for Mad About Tuscany Margaret River and click on the Australian website. Terry