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TESTIMONIALS

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We have only just begun sharing our Italian gems with the world, so we are proud of the feedback we have received so far. Below are testimonials from artists and sightseers who have come on our trips.

The places chosen to visit were wonderful

The location, which is obviously not dominated by tourists is a BIG PLUS for this tour.  The places chosen to visit were wonderful such as the buildings of great age, the locations and the cheese factory.  The Italian food provided was excellent. This  tour is dominated by the personality, organisation and knowledge of the Italian culture of the leader Janette.  She does this so well,  This is what makes the tour the success it is.

Ian - non painter (2012 Tour)
We had a wonderful time in Italy

We had a wonderful time in Italy with you and thought the trip outdid all our expectations. The hotels were excellent, the group dynamics worked brilliantly and, as always, your planning and attention to detail were superb.

Bernard & Maureen - 2nd time on the tour - (June 2014)
I really enjoyed my time with you

I really enjoyed my time with you & the group and I would have no hesitation in recommending Paesano Tours to my friends… It was such a pleasure to visit the hill towns in the Frignano region & learn all about the remarkable history… the culture and above all the food & wine! I hope I can put to paper some of the great tips Ev gave me & I really enjoyed my first time at “plein air” painting/sketching… it really was a stress free holiday & it is a credit to you for organising such a memorable 2 weeks… with special thanks to Ev & Silvio who were always available for advice & who made sure I didn’t wander off in the big cities!’

Bob, painter (Ev Hales Watercolour Painting Workshop, 2014)
The areas we travelled was beyond my imagination

I wanted to say a personal thanks to you and Silvio for making my trip that I’d dreamed about for so long, so wonderful. Janette your history knowledge of the areas we travelled was beyond my imagination, it added so much more to my trip and your care and concern as to our welfare, comfort, safety and mostly enjoyment of this trip from what I hear from others who have done similar trips, is beyond compare. I am so grateful that this is the tour I was able to go on.

Lynn, painter (Regina Hona Painting Workshop, 2016)
I felt I learned a lot about all aspects of my painting and sketching

We thoroughly enjoyed our time on your wonderful tour threw the mists of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The weather became part of the adventure, not a distraction. The detail you put into every aspect of the journey, not to mention the seemingly endless procession of aunts, uncles and cousins who added to the feeling that we were special. I felt I learned a lot about all aspects of my painting and sketching. Regina is a great teacher and an inspiration. Yvonne found Silvio to be great company who made every walk that much more interesting. Some of the places they walked to would have made great painting subjects judging by Yvonne’s photos.

Matt, painter (Regina Hona Painting Workshop, 2016)
Tour guides are now friends

“A belated but sincere thanks and congratulations to you both for the wonderful trip you provided for us all to Venice and La Spezia. I speak for myself and certainly a lot of the crew to say what a wonderful time we had on the the trip. On every day! Your help and Care for us all was remarkable, the choice of accommodation superb. And most of all your concern for us at all times….you were not only providing the tour, you became our friends. Every day I spend some time thinking about the trip and am still enjoying it. Although I did not paint, I really enjoyed meeting Ev and was most impressed with the enthusiasm of all concerned.”

Bill, non-painter (Ev Hales Painting Workshop, 2016)
Your help and care for us all was remarkable

A belated but sincere thanks and congratulations to you both for the wonderful trip you provided for us all to Venice and La Spezia. I speak for myself and certainly a lot of the crew to say what a wonderful time we had on the the trip. On every day! Your help and Care for us all was remarkable, the choice of accommodation superb. And most of all your concern for us at all times….you were not only providing the tour, you became our friends. Every day I spend some time thinking about the trip and am still enjoying it. Although I did not paint, I really enjoyed meeting Ev and was most impressed with the enthusiasm of all concerned.

Ros, non-painter
Thank you!

I wanted to say a personal thanks to you and Silvio for making my trip that I’d dreamed about for so long, so wonderful. Janette your history knowledge of the areas we travelled was beyond my imagination, it added so much more to my trip and your care and concern as to our welfare, comfort, safety and mostly enjoyment of this trip from what I hear from others who have done similar trips, is beyond compare. I am so grateful that this is the tour I was able to go on.

Lynn (2016)
A trip of lifetime dream

A trip of a lifetime dream. Really enjoyed both of your company at all times.

So great to have so many relies.

Especially Don Guiseppe (Monsignor of Fiorano – priest) taking all around his lovely churches.

Ros, non-painter
Good value for money

I thought the whole trip was good value for money and that Janette and Marina have done an excellent job, especially as it’s their first trip. They have been courteous, friendly and helpful. I would wish them all the best for future trips. Well done! And lots of bouquets for all the work you two have done – and to your rellies too!

Carol, non-painter
Yes, yes and yes

Thank you everyone for making these trips available, organising everything and your extra care regarding parcels (parcels to be sent back home), the train to Venice and all the other things you do behind the scenes. This trip has been made more delightful by the addition of Julia with her wonderful personality. Yes, yes and yes – I feel immersed in the experience.

Pauline, painter
A Photographer’s Dream

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to participate in this voyage to another culture. Each day I thought, I’d seen something unbeatable and the next day there was always something more. It was wonderful to be in a non tourist area. It is a photographer’s dream.

Barbara, photographer