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TOSCANA ELITE: ABOUT US

I, Sandro Sarti, have designed trips for individual travellers and groups for over twenty years. I started doing this when as a restaurateur I was taken to many vineyards, cheese makers, olive oil producers and amazing restaurants. I started to organise my own trips taking small groups of twenty willing customers to discover undiscovered parts of Italy.

It would be a pleasure for me to design your trip to Italy.

 

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Sandro Sarti: Who am I?

My grandparents and parents were pioneers in importing Italian food and wines into Scotland, they were the first to import now famous names like Bertolli and Mennucci to Glasgow. I have run very successful businesses that imported Italian goods to the UK and also have set up and run very busy and successful Italian restaurants, Fratelli Sarti, I have been involved in trading with Italy in the food and wine industry since I was eighteen years old.

During my restaurant period to this date,  twenty years, I have organised gourmet tours to Italy, using my knowledge of Italy and my beloved Toscana in particular.

This in depth knowledge comes from having travelled many times a year, for the past forty years, back and forth to Italy, the many acquaintances I have made in the world of Hospitality and Wine and the many recommended restaurants that I have personally tried and tested, proof lies in my rounded tummy.

My roots go back to the hills of Lucca and surrounding areas, all my life I have walked the streets of the ancient villages, towns and cities that lie round Firenze, Pistoia, Montecatini,  Lucca and the stunningly beautiful Garfagnana and Lunigiana mountains stretching all the way down to the coastal towns of Versilia.

There is nothing that I enjoy more than to share my knowledge with people and introduce them to my secret Italia and to my good friends who run the hotels and restaurants there.

What is Toscana Elite?

Toscana Elite is a company that will consult, recommend and help you create a holiday tailor made to suit your needs and pocket. We will gladly point you in the right direction for all activities you wish to partake in, in addition to recommending with regards to flights and other forms of transport.

Before choosing dates for the trips I always advise my friends to find suitable and convenient flights during times where the costs are at their lowest. The trip is then organised around your arrival and departure times where possible. No airport worries - our car or bus will be waiting for you to take you hassle free to your hotel. Your return trip to the airport will also be organised.

    

We aim to act as consultants to people travelling to Tuscany and other parts of Italy. We have experience of consulting for trips involving:

Playing golf, playing tennis, cookery, fashion, vineyard visits, art and painting holidays, olive oil Frantoio visits, cultural tours of Toscana, beach holidays, mountain holidays and rural countryside holidays. We have also planned agriturismo and yachting holidays. We provide unique insight into secret Toscana and can take you to restaurants that only the locals know and much more! In addition, we can expertly advise on motoring holidays to Italy with some great overnights in France and Italy. We are also happy to provide recommendations of hotels, villas and country houses.

When planning a holiday, you need to ask yourself four crucial questions:

  • Where would you like to go in Italy?
  • How many are in your group?
  • What budget do you have?
  • What do you want to do on your holiday?

We can easily discuss your needs either by e-mail, if distance is a problem, or in the comfort of your own home. Our focus is you and we can tailor your experience to your exact requirements.

Whether you're interested in a holiday or just want a little more information, contact me Sandro Sarti via our "Contact Us" page.

Alternatively:

  • Phone me at
    • 0044-(0)7717-582-140 (United Kingdom - Mobile)
    • 0044-(0)1355-901-620 (United Kingdom - Landline) 
    • 0039-333-5208891 (Italia)
  • E-mail me at sandrosarti@virginmedia.com