Who, How, When
 
You only need sending a fax or e-mailing: according to your requirements, and to previous engagements, the tour will be arranged. 
Guido Penso, Sommelier A.I.S.

WHO: a man from Romagna, like many others, in love with his Land.
My love for wine culture and travelling dates back to the time I was working in my family's hotel in Cervia, on the Adriatic coast, while still attending humanities studies. After taking my degree in foreign languages at Bologna University and having succeeded in becoming a teacher in secondary schools, I felt it was time to satisfy my passion for wine: so I got through the exams of the three courses held by the Italian Association of Sommeliers (A.I.S.) and became an official wine taster. A couple of years later, after some travelling, I decided to attend a course at the Board of Tourism in Bologna and passed the exam to become an officially appointed Tourist Guide.

I'd like to share love, passion and enthusiasm for my home country with people willing to have an in-depth view, out of clichés and mass itineraries, into a region which will soon be a leading one.


HOW: I arrange and lead daily educational tours focused on the wines of Romagna for groups of friends or corporate groups. Participants will be driven to discover a very pleasant part of Italy and its wines;
if you like, local products (like cheeses and salami) or handcrafted items (like rust brown hand printed textiles) can also be included in the tours. It's a great opportunity to visit this area estates, to taste the most representative wines of our provinces, to enjoy wine and food and to sightsee beautiful and romantic towns or villages.

I can of course recommend hotels and restaurants or provide a minibus or a coach with driver; if no bus is booked, participants' own cars will be required.

A tour can take half a day (generally three hours morning or afternoon) visiting two wineries, or a full day (from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) visiting four. Wine tasting includes a light snack.

To deepen your knowledge of the various wine typologies in this area you can obviously choose as many tours as you like!

You can state which area you are more interested in: Cesena, Forlì, Faenza-Ravenna, Rimini, but you'll have to wait for my approval, as the wineries have different seating capacity or could be already busy on the chosen date. Rates will be detailed upon your request: send a fax or an e-mail stating dates, requirements and preferences (see page "Info-Booking"); you'll receive my reply, and then you will confirm by sending a deposit of Euro 100,00. The balance is due not later than ten days prior the date of the tour. You will receive a receipt acknowledging your payment.

WHEN: Romagna is at its splendour from March to October, but any time is suitable. Naturally at vintage the estates are rather busy, and at that time it might happen that a winery has already sold out certain wines…; don't worry, we'll keep on searching having the wine must perfume as companion.




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