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I am a huge foodie and wine collector. I sold wine for several years and the friends I was traveling with had similar knowledge. Filippo and Nina took special care to accommodate all my annoying requests (I wanted to see historic wineries, but also boutique wines not available in the US/We wanted to eat at Michelin restaurants and have long leisurely lunches/we wanted to experience the culture and learn about the wine, but not hear about how wine is made at every winery). We spent two full days with Filippo (one in Montalcino and one in Chianti) and they were both perfect- they were exactly what I'd requested and we were able to taste so so much- even at lunch in fun and interesting ways. Our tour was completely private- just the four of us. We went to amazing places and always got the royal treatment. We had a separate driver, so Filippo could talk during all of the drives. He recommended dinner in Siena and called to help us with reservations and wine for the evening. I travel to wine regions throughout the world, and this was the best tour I've had. I would highly recommend Le Baccanti during your time in Italy! We had the best time- and I will definitely call Le Baccanti and Filippo the next time I'm in Italy- no matter which region!