I first met Isabella back in 2008 after reading her first book, Vanilla Beans and Brodo, about a little medieval village in the south western corner of Tuscany. It was her vivid and captivating description of the life and people of this Italian village that compelled me to not only visit for the first time but to return time and time again. Her passion and love of her fellow villagers as well as her depth of knowledge on the region was incredibly captivating. On multiple occasions, Isabella has taken groups of my family, friends and clients on walking tours of the village. Her command of knowledge on the history of the village, Italy and art coupled with her personal experience and journey leaves her clients wanting more. On numerous occasions, I had to track down my group in the village as they would keep Isabella way past the allotted time not wanting her to finish. Highly recommend!