Jen Sanders, Los Angeles, CA
“Filippo entertained us with his vibrant personality and infinite wine knowledge. His background itself had us riveted…an Italian man who went to business school in London, wrote for a wine publication, and owned this wine-tour company…Wow! We went to three wineries and a leisurely (as you do in Italy) lunch that day, which Filippo warned us was an aggressive schedule. But we, and he, were up for the challenge! We had so much fun and laughed A LOT. We learned so much about the history of the the area, the grapes, and even the specific vineyards we visited. One of the vineyards even had the owner on-site for our tour because he had heard that Filippo, himself, would be touring today! We all looked at each other like “Who are we with?” This guy was a big deal! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to tour wineries and vineyards with Filippo. He is THE guy to have with you for a day of education, delicious tastings, and a whole lot of laughter. I can’t wait to return to Italy to go another excursion with Filippo!
Miriam Tai, New York
“I’ve toured wine regions with Filippo over a dozen times and participated in many private tastings and dinners with him. To this day, I cannot find an individual who is more dynamic, passionate, and genuine about food and wine. He deciphers what makes you tick immediately and you are in good hands as soon as you meet him. Every moment is unforgettable and his liveliness is infectious. Spend some time with him and you’ll know what I mean!”
George Fielding, MD, New York
“It is my absolute pleasure to write a testimonial for my dear, dear friend Filippo. We first met nearly 10 years ago, when he was recommended to me as a wine guide in Tuscany. He certainly is that, par excellence, but he is so much more.
My wife, Christine, and I have taken three trips to Italy, with friends, hosted by Filippo, two to Tuscany, and one to Piedmont. Each time he and his driver have met us at our villa, and led us on real adventures, in wine, food and culture. He has unparalleled access to the great wine makers, he is a great wine teacher, and a gentle soul. Even better, he has taught us so much about Italian culture, history and food, taught us thing we have incorporated into our daily lives here in New York.
He’s become a true friend. He’s been to our house for dinner many times, and we’ve shared a lot of great bottles. His cooking school in Florence is off the charts. The truffle hunt we did with him in Tuscany was awesome.
There can be nobody better to teach you about Italy. I think our next trip with my old mate will be to Sicily!”
Emma Thompson, two time Award-Winning English Actress
The wine challenge was a triumph. Every moment was very carefully and lovingly handled. Grazie Tantissimi!
Both my husband and I thought it was perhaps the best holiday we have ever had, so thank you yet again.
We went on 3 incredible trips with Filippo to Piedmont, Tuscany, and Rioja. There were 3 generations of our family on the trip. Three amazing experiences eating and drinking the best food and wine in the world. He is a masterful guide who will take you on a great journey. I look forward to our next one!
Razeetha Ram - Head of Press National Gallery London
Many of the ventures were a first time for the National Gallery and much of that was down to your creative thinking. I was impressed by your energy and enthusiasm to make things happen.
Sebastian Katch- McKinsey&Company
As you predicted, we had a lovely week full of wine, laughter, outstanding foods, landscapes and fun times.
Exactly what we were looking for our incentive.
Kevin & Gina Standefer - Kansas City
My wife Gina and I have known Filippo for almost 10 years. We have had the pleasure of spending time with Filippo during our travels to Italy and we consider these experiences as some of our most cherished memories. Filippo’s passion for wine and food and his love for Italy (and Florence particularly) shows through in a very infectious way. Whether you are a novice or a long-time lover of Italian wine and culture, Filippo will make you feel right at home as he introduces you to the things that make Italy so special. I assure you you will enjoy the learning experience.