I am Giuliana, the one who started it all 30 years ago when I came back to live in Perugia, my own birth town. I am the general manager, but I also enjoy leading few groups every year to remain in touch with the needs and preferences of our clients. I used to escort hiking groups, but I am getting a bit too old for that, and Stefania has taken my place. However, I am very happy to help people discover the many foods and perfumes that the different regions of Italy can offer. I therefore escort groups from the Etna slopes vineyards in Sicily to the truffle hunting experience in Piedmont from the prosecco hills in Veneto to the olive groves of Umbria. In other words, I am the tour guide of our wine and food tours. I have the knack of stumbling on very special people like Mimmo who opens for us the gate of his secret garden telling us how he found an original medieval fresco while digging for his garage or Calogero who hosted us in his private house so we could have the best possible view of the “scala dei turchi” near Agrigento. I like to share my discoveries and so I can offer to my groups unique and unforgettable experiences.
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!
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, 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, updating and taking care of guests.
I am also in charge even with Cinque Terre and St. Francis Way tours and I am the tour leader of our groups 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.