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Mother & daughter with a passion in common: ITALIAN WINES!

Hi Lucianna! Thank you SO MUCH for the photos! Sorry I was staying off of email for the rest of our trip and didn't reply! Appreciate you sending along the pictures and appreciated the lovely tour!

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You really went out of your way to accommodate our request and did a fantastic job.
We returned home last night and ordered a Montepulciano wine at a restaurant in Washington DC haha. Thought you would get a kick out of that!

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13/04/2017


A happy return to Orvieto: Donna & Chip

REVIEW FROM TRIPADVISOR:

The Best Guide for The Best Time In Umbria!

Mu husband and I had a FABULOUS time with Lucianna touring Orvieto (her home town) and later Assisi a few weeks ago March 2017. We actually met Lucianna for the first time in May 2016, when she was the local guide contracted through another US travel agent. We were only scheduled for a half day tour of Orvieto, but in that short time, Lucianna showed us so much and we were so impressed by her knowledge and personal attention that this March there was no question who we would contact to help us spend a longer time in Umbria.
Lucianna is an outstanding professional guide who LOVES Umbria, her business, and people. Touring was more like being shown the country with a good friend.
Everything Lucianna recommended: what to do (where else could we enjoy award winning goat milk yogurt and cheese while listening to Opera! Ohhh, and the wonderful olive oil tasting at the Bartolomei family olive oil mill!). where to eat and where to stay was PERFECTO! We trust her judgement completely and look forward to when we can make another trip and more adventures. Thank you, Lucianna!


OLIVE OIL TASTING


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"CAPRINO" GOAT CHEESE TASTING

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18/03/2017


7 beautiful american Ladies for a very funny week!

OLIVE OIL in ORVIETO

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RICOTTA CHEESE MAKING ...

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... and TRUFFLE HUNTING in PRECI
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a NICE WALK in SPELLO
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an ICECREAM in SPOLETO...
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...with HAPPY END!
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THANK YOU Carol, Katie, Lesley, Sally, Laura, Shelly & Claudia!!!


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10/06/2016


A group of friends from Sydney - Australia

Thank you for a wonderful tour of Bevegna and Montefalco – my group of 10 had a fabulous day. The tour of Bevegna with its upcoming medieval festival was very informative as was the amazing visit to the traditional papermaker.

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The winery tastings and lunch was very enjoyable as well.

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You are very knowledgeable and a fun, friendly guide and I will definitely be recommend you to any of my friends who visit Umbria

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Kind Regards

Rosanna Campisi & Friends

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07/06/2016


Karen & Thomas: two real cheese lovers

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22/05/2016


From Florida to enjoy Umbrian truffle!

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If you're looking for a truly authentic experience with a very friendly and fun guide. Look no further!! Umbria in Tour is the tour company for you. All you have to do is tell them what you want to do and they will custom tailor a tour for you. We chose a truffle hunt, a beautiful tour of a family...(tripadvisor review)

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful experience we will remember forever!
Yanette, Frank, Nilda, Francisco & Teresita

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11/05/2016


SUE, A BIG FAN OF UMBRIA!

Ciao Lucianna,
 
I want to thank you for the AMAZING time I had in Umbria.  Civita di Bagnoregio was on my MUST SEE list for almost 10 years.   The tour with you to Civita is a wonderful memory for me.  I think about being there and as we say in America, I have to pinch myself to make sure it was real. 
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The visit to Todi and Deruta was also a great time.  I had always wanted to return and spend more time in Todi after my first visit in 2012,  I am so glad the churches were open and we could visit there.  Deruta is stunning and a place I would have never seen on my own, and the lunch at Taverna del Gusto was delicious- the truffles with baked cheese- so good!

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The most special part was the visit to Madonna dei Bagni.  In spite of all my research, the story of that remarkable place simply escaped me.   I am so glad I was able to go there and learn about it and see the amazing tiles that line the walls.

Your knowledge of the history and the way you share the stories of places and people is so heartwarming.  Although we only spent two days together I felt like old friends.  You have a gift to connect with people and I believe that is what makes you and your business a success. 

God willing- I hope to return to Umbria next year!  There are so many places to go & see, so I will make my plans and be in touch!

Grazie!
 
Sue Gaughan

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19/10/2015


A VERY SPECIAL FAMILY!

BRIGETTE RAU & HER AMAZING GROUP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITALY!! (SEPTEMBER 2015)

Umbria is simply extraordinary...

the people, food, wine and history...it is a hidden gem in Italy.

My Family and I had the absolute pleasure of exploring Umbria with Lucianna.

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Her passion and adoration for Umbria, along with her knowledge of its history make for an unforgettable trip.

Everything was perfect. 

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We had the opportunity to meet amazing people who were so gracious and endearing...

so eager to share their culture with us.   We were treated as friends rather than tourists.

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The food...delectable. 

Ravioli made with fresh ricotta and shaved truffles, wild boar, homemade lasagna, pizza, prosciutto, gelato...mamma mia!

Every place we visited,  the Chefs prepared their specialties for us...no menus!

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The towns are just breathtaking...each one with its own charm and story.


We are forever thankful for the amazing adventure we had with you, but more importantly for the start of a new friendship.

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Thank you for sharing your lovely land with us...Umbria will always have a special place in our hearts!

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Brigette



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21/09/2015


Emy & Sam CRIDER from CHICAGO

Hi-!  A few weeks ago I made pasta from our lessons in Italy and you asked for a picture. I didn’t get a picture of me cooking it, but here’s the finished product.

Thanks—Amy Crider


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WINE TASTING IN ORVIETO

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15/06/2015


A group of friends from Florida

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Ciao Lucianna - Thanks! It was an outstanding tour with a knowledgeable and sweet guide in Civita. We also had a spectacular time in Orvieto! Elizabetha was very nice and informative.

See you again!
Jerry Buhr

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05/06/2015


LEILA & JIM MURPHY (Colorado, USA)

Dear Lucianna,

Jim and I both thank you for the private tour of Orvieto, Civita, and Assisi.

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Your knowledge and passion for the history and art of these towns allowed us to experience and appreciate them so much more than if we had toured them on our own or had been part of a large group. We also enjoyed the opportunity to learn about Italian culture from you as well as share our “Colorado” culture.

Visiting the olive oil mill and tasting its products was an added bonus as was the fine Italian cuisine that you shared with us.

We are very glad that your Umbrian tour was part of our Italian vacation, and we highly recommend your services to anyone visiting this region.

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Please do consider visiting us in Colorado. There is certainly not the history or the art, but we would love to show you the Colorado mountains as well as drink some good beer.

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Leila and Jim


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29/09/2014


MY AUSTRALIAN FRIENDS LOVE ITALIAN GARDENS!

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I had a wonderful time with Lucianna on our tour of Orvieto, Villa Farnese and Villa Lante.

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Lucianna is not just a guide taking you on a tour of a town and a region, she takes you on a tour of her town and her region. She is very knowledgable and clearly has a lot of passion for her town. All of her food recommendations were spot on too - right down to the gelato! I haven't eaten so many amazing things in a while. But most importantly Lucianna is a lovely lady and it was an absolute delight to spend time with her!!

Fiona MacBeth, Sydney Australia



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I was searching for a private, tailored trip to some of Italy’s best and most influential gardens and I found Umbria In Tour.


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Lucianna provides a personal, friendly and professional approach with specialised knowledge of the history of the gardens, villas and palaces along the way. A bonus was spending time in the beautiful town of
Orvieto, enjoying its homestyle accommodation and savouring the food and
hospitality of the region.



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Lucianna has a love of the beautiful countryside in this part of Italy and enthusiasm for the many other sites and places that there just wasn’t the time to see on a first trip. This tour was a special experience.    

Greg Kenny

Sydney, Australia



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25/08/2014


SINGAPORE GROUP - JULY 2014

A three-generation family decided to travel together and discover the amazing land of Umbria!

EVERYBODY AT WORK, MAKING A COMPLETE MEAL...

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VISITING ASSISI
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NORCIA AND ITS FAMOUS COLD CUT...

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...AND THE AMAZING COLORS OF CASTELLUCCIO (AND A VERY NICE LUNCH TASTING OF LEGUMES)
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WINE TASTING IN MONTEFALCO

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THE BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL TOWN OF BEVAGNA (MEETING MR. CHECCO THAT STILL MAKES PAPER IN OLD WAY)
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LIVING A DAY WITH AN ITALIAN FAMILY ...MAKING HOME-MADE PASTA
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...AND TRUFFLE HUNT
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28/07/2014


ATLANTA GROUP JUNE 2014

An amazing journey within Umbria with a special group!
THANK YOU FOR COMING JOANNE, BILL, SHERRY, MARY, REBECCA & MARY!!

DAY 1 - COOKING CLASS IN A BEAUTIFUL FARM HOUSE (ASSISI)
...and the perfect conclusion of a great job...!
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DAY 2 - CHEESE MAKING AND TRUFFLE HUNT (PRECI & NORCIA)

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DAY 3 - WINE TASTING AND PROFESSIONAL COOKING CLASS IN A PRESTIGEOUS WINERY (MONTEFALCO)
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DAY 4 - INFIORATA OF SPELLO
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DAY 5 - ORVIETO (UNDEGROUND CAVES & WINE TASTING IN A LOCAL CANTINA)
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30/06/2014


Sohei & Dan - from CHINA

Cara Lucianna,
Thank you for wonderful guide and experience at Orvieto last Wednesday. Dan and I had a superb time and I came back to work in China from today.

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I have checked all pictures I took while I visited Orvieto and we talked about our visit in Orvieto how wondeful moment was to all our friends in Ireland after we left Italy.
I also would like to recomment your private tour to some of my friends who schedule to visit Italy some time soon.

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Thank you again for your professional guide and hospitality and I do hope we will meet again in the future.
Best regards,

Sohei Takeshima

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30/11/2013


INTERLAND GROUP - Valencia, SP

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Dear Lucianna, everything finished fine. I do thank you for your work and assistance.
The trip has been a total success and you have highly contributed to it.
I also look forward to work again with you.
My best regards.
Germán López-Guitián (Valencia, SP)

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30/06/2013


Ai & Dylan Gabrini - USA

Dylan and I just got back to the US about a week ago, and still feel like we are in a dream in Italy...
Our trip was just so amazing every single day; everything that we saw, ate, felt, smelled and heard was absolutely phenomenal.
Especially, your wonderful tour made it completely the best time we have ever spent. We are very grateful for that. Thank you so much, Lucianna.
Your charming personality, great hospitality and deep knowledge of the histories about all the places that we visited gave us a fantastic experience in Orvieto and Civita. We are so very glad that we decided to do a tour with you.
It was very special and we wish we had more time to ask you more questions to know about the cities.
I am sending you a couple of the pictures from the gorgeous day as well.
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Thank you again so very much for everything and we will definitely come back as soon as possible.
We miss being in Italy too much.

Ai Gabrini

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25/06/2013


Antonio & Eliani Klapka - Brasil

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We have just been back from a wonderful 20-day trip to Italy. We owe much of its success to Lucianna Coppola and Umbria in Tour.  They organized a 8-day tour of Umbria, a region to the South of Tuscany just as magnificent as its famous neighbor. In our initial exchange of e-mails, we tried to convey to Lucianna which places we would like to visit and the kind of interests we had (for instance, we enjoy going to small medieval  little villages, making wineries visits and tastings, etc).

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We also indicated that we were open to include her suggestions in our itinerary. The end result could not possibly be better and surpassed our expectations. Her suggestions to visit Civita da Bagnoreggio, to go to Bevagna and make a tour of typical medieval economic  activities (coin minting, candle manufacturing, textile production, paper manufacturing, etc), to take a look at the Majolica Museum in Deruta were spot on. Furthermore, Lucianna is a very energetic and positive person who makes everybody around her feel good. She is also very knowledgeable about Umbria history, traditions and rich religious heritage. Last but not least, she is always concerned about the wellbeing of her guests and was very helpful in advising and booking restaurants for us during our trip. Her restaurant recommendations (both those included and not included in our tour) were excellent and we really ate like royalties in our tour in Umbria (special mention to our lunch in Cantina Antonelli). To sum it all, travelling with Lucianna and Umbria in Tour was both interesting and fun at the same time. We hope we will be able to let her organize another trip in Italy in the future.
(Antonio Klapka e Eliani Dutra, Brazil, May 2013)

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04/05/2013


Rosemary & Bridget Gargan (Nov.-Dec.2009)- by Discoverinitaly

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COOKING CLASS WITH OUR COOK GIUSEPPINA
"Giuseppina and her mother are a delight. It was lovely to cook in a home, feel confident I can make gnocchi and polenta with sauce at home. Loved the organic vegie garden"

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE CLASS WITH OUR THEACHER ANTONELLA
"Going very well I think! A lovely combination of conversation and very necessary book work with Antonella and conversation on seeing and doing things with Lucianna. Both ladies are kind, patient, encouraging with excellent knowledge"

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FREE TIME... ON TOUR!

"What I can say? It has been perfect, everything I wanted and more. A very special place to live, have done things that make me feel part of the community. A lovely place to live and dream and I feel it is only a part of my Italian journey. I will return!" (Rosemary Gargan)

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11/01/2010


Australia in tour (Oct. 2009)-by DiscoveringItaly

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Judy, Brenda, Robin & Anne ... MONTERS PARK IN BOMARZO
"A very relaxing day. Interesting and informative".
"Beautiful, out of the way, Renaissance, indulgence"


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"A wonderful example of everyday living in Roman times!"
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Impressive, authentic Toman town. A good experience!"

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"Museum very interesting & informative. Lunch/tasting was superband plentiful!"
"A very nice day, great tastes, really warm people, fantastic product!"


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"Orvieto is a beautiful town, with very friendly people situated ina  beautiful part of Umbria, dynamic, clean and very much alive! We felt very safe and nurtured. Thank you!!"
(Anne Riley)

"Lucianna was a wonderful driver and guide. Good English, easy understood, knowledgable and friendly. Good personality. Good to be with. Thank you!"  (Brenda McCullough)

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03/11/2009


Good Luck from Australia

ciao, what a beautiful website! baci lisa

Congratulations.The new website is a credit to you. Good luck. Baci XXXX

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15/05/2009


Greetings from Finland

Dear Lucianna


And good luck to your new busines! We really appreciated your services during our visit to Orvieto. We will certainly visit Italy sevaral times in the future, and also Orvieto some day. We'll keep in mind you and your services.

Next time, perhaps in autumn, we are planning a visit to Lucca - Pisa  - Firenze region. Do you have a collegue or an office, you could recommend us to organize our accommodation there?

Best regards
Marjo and Matias

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Inserito da lisa greenaway il 19/05/2009 15.47.56
ciao, what a beautiful website! baci lisa

Inserito da Papi il 23/05/2009 10.26.34
Congratulations.The new website is a credit to you. Good luck. Baci XXXX


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09/04/2009