20 years ago, when I came back to live in Italy after spending most of my life abroad, mainly Switzerland and France, with a short (2 years) period in the States I started this company mainly because travelling was my passion and the only field I felt I had some skills and opportunity for success. My initial idea which was to take Italian people abroad on adventure tours proved unsuccessful; However, I rediscovered my own country scouting for tours and exploring out of the beaten path trails.I also discovered a different way of travelling with more attention to local realities . at the slower pace of a walker. My life abroad has proven a plus as it allowed me a better understanding of the way of thinking and of the needs of our foreign custumers. Cristina and Beppe have joined me almost since the beginning and now we are a well proven team.
I am the operations manager, the one who, with Giuliana, designs the new tours, discovers new itineraries, deals with the complexities of the logistic which I promise you is not an easy task. This is why is me you meet for a bike fitting when you arrive and it is me you call to solve whichever problem you may incur during your stay with us. Not that I can solve all of them, but I do my best. I try to chose the best bicycles , to make sure the road-books are reviewed every season so that you do not get lost and if you happen to be, I am always within reach on my cell phone to help out. The fact that plenty of you come back is a good proof that I do not do my job too badly!
After a law degree I gave a spin to my life and started working in the travel industry trying to convey and share the beauty of my country I joined Viadelsole in 2014 where I relished in the opportunity and challenge to follow the communication and online reputation of the company. I feel really fortunate as my “office” are the Vald’Orcia roads and hills. I take care of our guests, and, if your walking tour starts in Tuscany, I will be the one to welcome you ….possibly around a glass of one of our great wines!
I am Stefania, I was born in Roma and there graduated in Geology , after that I worked in a construction building company in Milano and a few years later, moved to Perugia where I knew Giuliana. In 2014 I started working with her, Beppe, Cristina, Niccolò and Michele.
In 2016 I did the Via Francigena maps, which are now used in Viadelsole and happened that I became the Via Francigena manager doing bookings, updatings and taking care of guests.
I am in charge even with Cinque Terre and St. Francis Way tours and guiding walking tours.
I am in charge of guided tours, both by bike and by vespa as a tour leader or simply as a support driver. I enjoy pampering our clients whilst on tour and also our self-guided customers whom I welcome when they arrive and to whom I deliver and fit the bikes. I also supply any technical support that may be needed, taking care of the baggage logistics. Personally I am passionate windsurfer and mountain biker but since working with Viadelsole, cycle touring has become my lifestyle.
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We live in the heart of Italy and we know our land to the smallest detail: the small backroads, the charming country Inns, the delicious “Trattoria”, the hidden frescoes inside a lost-to-the-world church. Every holiday or adventure we sell is planned, researched, operated and sold by an expert who knows the trail, the area, the logistics and the accommodation of your holiday inside out. When you contact us you can be assured one of our team has been there and has done that.