Giacomo Benedetti is a native of the upper Tiber Valley in Tuscany and grew up cycling (like many Italians!) and particularly loves to ride mountain passes. Unlike most Italians, however, he loves to finish off his rides with a fresh beer instead of vino! He has a master’s degree in Art History and is also a licensed guide. He is passionate about history and is generous sharing his vast knowledge with travelers whenever he can. He admits it makes him very happy when people enjoy what he has to tell them about Italian history or what their feelings are about a Romanesque church, for example. His biggest flaw? “I become impatient if I must wait for a pasta with truffles dish!” You may meet Giacomo on any of our European biking, hiking, or wine adventures.
“Giacomo was always right there with a cheerful smile, local information and willing to help you. He made the trip super.”
“Giacomo was a real plus for the trip, both for his leadership skill and the research he must have done on local history.”