Our aim is to provide a very personal, pleasurable and memorable experience for all of our guests. This will leave you feeling invigorated and refreshed after your vacation. We accomplish this by working with small groups of travelers and introducing them to the locals so that they can really see and experience Tuscan culture as it really is.our staff
Isabel Innocenti - Co-owner & founder of Tuscan Way
Co-founder of Tuscan Way. She is the daughter of Carlo Innocenti, the owner of the medieval home in Arcidosso where the cooking courses are taught.
The owner and host of the historic medieval home in Arcidosso. As a young man he was an artisan, he ran a factory of wrought iron: the house in Arcidosso is full of his craft work. He won a prestigious competition. A professional photographer and cameraman for his video production company, Immagine e Suono (documentaries of La Maremma sold to the national Italian Television, La Rai and the Swiss Television). He has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years. In the 70’s he was the owner of the Jolly Club, one of the first discotheques in Central Italy. In the 80’s he was the owner of Carlo’s Club a popular discotheque of the area. He was the manager and head chef for the exclusive Harry’s Bar in Punta Ala (famous beach resort on the coast of Southern Tuscany), and taught courses of Tuscan cuisine to an elite crowd in Switzerland.
Ian Darrah - Co-owner & President
Ian developed Tuscan Way’s Sales and Marketing programs and launched the office in Miami, Florida. He also is involved in business development and adding new Tuscan Way programs.
Linda Sorgiovanni – Villa Castelletti Program Leader
Linda is a licensed tour & wine guide and she leads the prestigious Villa Castelletti program. She also handles Tuscan Way’s custom tour requests which include wine tours through the Chianti, Carmignano and Brunello wine regions as well as day tours in Florence and Rome.
Romeo & Federica Innocenti
Romeo and Federica, pictured here with their two children Giulio and Emily, assist Carlo at Casa Innocenti and also run the Villa Poggiarello culinary program. Romeo is greatly appreciated for his sense of humor, charm and wit. Federica’s warmth is felt by all and she is also licensed in Ayurvedic massage – a great benefit for Tuscan Way guests! .
Pascale Lamirand – Carlo’s better half!
Pascale helps hold down the fort in southern Tuscany by Helping Carlo in the kitchen as well as out on tours. She also serves as a Translator as she speaks fluent Italian, English, French and German. Her sense of caring and warm personality always make guests feel right at home!