We are a small company

We are a small company which, under different names exists since 1992 and our specialty are active vacations in Italy. We started small, at a time when there were very few Italian companies that organised cycling and hiking tours nation-wide. Experience and hard work have enlarged our horizon and improved immensely the quality of our programs and of our services. We are proud to now be able to place ourselves among the best in the field.





 

There are only 4 of us

My name is Giuliana

.. and I have been there from the very beginning.I have actually created the company when I came back to live in Italy 17 years ago. I spent most of my life abroad, mainly Switzerland and France, with a short (2 years) period in the States many years ago, when I was still a student. My life abroad has proven useful in allowing me a better understanding of the way of thinking and of the needs and uses of our foreign custumers.
However, since I came back in 1992, I ha ve rediscovered my own country, designing tours, imagining new destinations and finding the best possible accommodations for my clients.Cristina, Beppe and finally Alfonsa have joined me since and together we form a very good team as we all have complementary skills, but we all share the same attitude of friendly welcome towards our custumers.


I am Cristina

My father was Italian, but my mother is from Uruguay; I have therefore spent part of my life in Montevideo, a few years in New York and many in Rome, before buying an old stone farmhouse in the countryside near Perugia. I share it with my sister family, my mother and my daughter. Recently we turned part of it into a cosy b&b where we organize cooking classes. For a period of my life I and Alfonsa owned a restaurant which was very successful and deserved a mention in the "Gambero Rosso" the bible of gourmet experts in Italy. I have been working with Via del Sole for 15 years now. Although we are very flexible and can replace each other easily, I specifically take care of the accounting, and of the pricing.

My name is Beppe

I am responsible for operations. I, with Giuliana, design the new tours, scout for new itineraries, write the roadbooks. I also take care of the bicycles, book the hotels and arrange for your luggage to be transfered to your next hotel. Most of the time I will be the one to meet costumers before they start the tours and it is me they call when they have a problem! Not that I can solve all of them, but I do my best. The fact that plenty of them come back is a good proof that I do not do my job too badly!


My name is Alfonsa

I have been the last to join the company, but is is now more than 10 years ago. I am the happy mother of three children who are now all in the teens and over. So I am quite busy! I am the most flexible of the team giving a hand wherever it is most needed. My specific job is taking care of our Villa program. This means that I am the one to be most in contact with accommodation owners and hotels managers. I also take care of all the informative material you receive and it is possibly the most difficult of my assignments as local offices are very stingy with their brochures! As, with Cristina I was the proud owner of a restaurant and I am a certified sommelier, I am also responsible for dealing with restaurants and wineries. Occasionally, when there are groups I also teach cooking classes

 

 

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E-mail: info@viadelsole.it - Contacts in Italy : +393482543906/07/08