The ​Story That Started My Love Affair With ​Italy...

Come with me as we travel to another time and place. Start your journey to Italy by reading the first chapters of my book for free.

​I take people to Italy, creating personal excursions for small groups that transcend sightseeing, opening the doors to beauty that were once opened for me.

I invite you to explore the pages of my website as an armchair traveler to Tuscany, but even better, join me this year on one of my Aria Tours.

"What is the fatal charm of Italy? What do we find there that can be found nowhere else? I believe it is a certain permission to be human, which other places, other countries, lost long ago."

- Erica Jong, American novelist.

The Aria Tour of Tuscany

​Have you ever dreamed of living in an Italian villa? This is true luxury: beautiful and authentic. Surrounded by lush vineyards and ancient olive groves, imagine waking up every morning to the peace and beauty of the Italian countryside. Our stunning 17th century villa near Florence is your home for several days.

Together with Alessandra Marchetti, a native Florentine and art history guide, Carol Faenzi has created a one of a kind excursion - a journey through Tuscany that most visitors do not experience.

​La culla del ​​Rinascimento 

​It's not for nothing that Florence is called "The Cradle of the Renaissance." ​On our tours, we follow Michelangelo around ​his hometown to view the most famous sculpture in the world, The David. 

Oftentimes we are able to arrange a private visit​ because Alessandra Marchetti's home and property was once owned by Michelangelo. She is an expert on his life and she will mesmerize you with her stor​ies about the artist.

What ​The Guests Say


​Tuscany blew me away! There was a feeling of being swept away to an enchanting place and time that was almost unbelievable. It filled me with great joy. I will never forget this trip, including the sensual, orgasmic food!

​Elaine C.

Traverse City


​The Aria Tour was balm for my soul.  I was often exhilarated, awestruck and speechless. Carol and Alessandra created a journey of art, music, food and wine that has put Tuscany in my heart forever!

​Deb M.


​I have lived part time in Europe for twenty-five years and often visit Italy, but I have never seen it this way. Carol and Alessandra opened many hidden doors that gave us unforgettable experiences every day. They have created something very special.

​Carol O.
Samos, Greece

​Carol Faenzi

My love affair with Italy began long ago, when my grandmother took me to our ancestral homeland in Tuscany. She opened the door to a world of beauty and enduring family connections.

That door to beauty is open to you.

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About Carol

During a sabbatical from a busy corporate career, Carol bought a one way ticket to Tuscany, her ancestral homeland...a journey that dramatically changed her life.

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