Our team is an eclectic mix of highly skilled and truly unique individuals who can’t help but create perfection. We are travel experts living and loving life in Italy. Our professional and cultural backgrounds are rich-We’re Swedish, South African, American, Italian, Spanish, German and British. Collectively we have over 80 years of experience in the travel industry. Each of our personal strengths supports the Le Baccanti food and wine travel vision.
In the end It’s all about relations. When I was an agronomist I would spend a lot of time on the field with the farmers and producers I worked with. I loved being with them and literally understanding the wine and food world form the roots. When my first child was born I started structuring tours and experiences for wine and food travelers and founded Le Baccanti Tours with Filippo Bartolotta. Since it has been all about the people I work with: our exceptional team, our gratifying clients and our dependable suppliers. The part I love most? Our annual gathering!"
The Wine Guy
“It’s rewarding to see how Le Baccanti has grown from a few seeds planted in London in the 1990s to a company that has had the honor to host a wine tasting for The Obamas. When I was planning corporate events in London I would frequently counsel colleagues and friends on their upcoming travel to Italy. One day the light bulb went off and I thought there’s a good business to be built on all of this knowledge. I’m glad I listened to myself. Today we are a highly acclaimed Italian Luxury Travel company. Amazing what a few glasses of wine can produce.
I get a kick out of organizing things, making decisions and seeing things through from the beginning to the end. A vacation planned to perfection accounts for every piece of the puzzle.
“I’m a pleaser. I love helping people and making them happy. One of the highlights of my job is talking to my clients on the phone. Interacting with them on a very personal level gives me insight to plan an experience that even goes beyond my expectations-AND THOSE ARE HIGH!!”
The Dream Maker
“Everyday I have the possibility to meet new people. Initially we are strangers. But after a call or two they begin to share bits about themselves and put their trust in my hands to plan a beautiful experience for them here in Italy. Trust and communication are the foundation of everything beautiful.”
I’m never bored. I don’t understand the concept. There’s so much to do. So many people to meet, so many opportunities to gather together and learn. And when there’s no one around, there’s music.
“I’m two people. The one that hopes to experience everything in life: To travel, To see new things and understand people. The other to achieve perfection in everything I do. Maybe that’s why they call me the pilot.
I guess I have a talent for seeing things a little differently than others see them, like details from a distance and how they should fit in their proper place. Not in a controlling sort of way, more like a photographer sees the big picture before taking the shot.
This company beneficiated by the financial support of the Tuscany Region for the development of internationalization initiatives
bando POR CREO FESR 2014-2020 – Azione 3.4.2 "Incentivi all’acquisto di servizi a supporto dell’internazionalizzazione in favore delle PMI” per la concessione delle delle PMI toscane operanti nei settori del manifatturiero (sub azione a) agevolazioni a sostegno dell’export - anno 2017