“We are so thankful for Sally. We had the trip of a lifetime this summer. Sally’s touch on every day of our trip was amazing. She is definitely doing what God created her to do for families and their experiences! She has such a gift to enhance trips and memories.”
/ Scire family • kansas City /
“The in-depth information you gave about the shops, food, entertainment, and sights was incredibly helpful. Not to mention your insider tips and information on the nuances of the culture made our exploration of the city so much better. There were many times throughout the trip that I felt that because of you, I’ve been there before, making the navigation through the labyrinth of streets and hustle a breeze.”
/ anthony • new york city /
“Sally, Tony and I cannot stop talking about how wonderful our trip with you was. From beginning to end, each day was better than the next. We could not have made a better choice to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary than to spend those days with you in Italy and Sicily. Meeting your friends in Florence, shopping, great food, and what can anyone say about seeing everything there was to see in those 16 days! To walk in places we have only read about, or saw pictures of, was incredible. Thanks again for the trip of a lifetime.”
/ neva mistretta • kansas city /
“If you currently use a travel agent, Sally will trump them. If you typically don’t use a travel agent due to costs, then I strongly recommend Sally because you are just like us! Trust us that her value is worth it. If you’re looking for someone who can offer you a truly personalized experience, personal attention throughout the trip, and a unique perspective, Sally is your answer.”
/ kelly & Nick Rupnow /
“Sally is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to transportation, tours and the local culture. Through her network of Florence locals, she is able to put together the ultimate Italian experience at a very reasonable price. If you want to cook with a true Italian chef, explore the Tuscan wineries or just want to find a little out of the way place for great food, Sally can make it all happen.”
/ KELLY HETHERINGTON • CANADA /
“I would definitely recommend Sally to anyone planning a trip to Italy. She is so knowledgeable and friendly and helped make ours the trip of a lifetime. We had told her what attractions/cities we wanted to see and she helped us customize our trip. I want to return for another trip to Italy in the future and will use Slice of Tuscany to plan it.”
/ mary cowan • kansas city /
“Sally, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip - from beginning to end. I’m so happy we found you and got to spend time with you in Florence. We had a ball and just couldn’t imagine any piece of it being any better! It exceeded our expectations at every stage!”
/ kristy & frank lewis /
“Prologue: A group of twelve good middle-aged friends decided they wanted to take a trip to Italy together. Get-togethers ensued. Maps and guide books were glanced at, then pored over. A few of the potential travelers had been to Italy and were able to share some of their experiences. But, we all agreed, now what?
First Contact: Some in our group had heard that Sally (Kansas City young woman living in Florence), and her company, Slice of Tuscany, was someone we should contact. Well, after our first couple of communications with Sally, we all knew our trip was going to come to fruition. After finding out what our group generally had in mind, Sally was able to itinerize a trip that remarkably suited the group as a whole and was able to accommodate for various traveling for some of the travelers before and after Italy.
Planning: Sally made the planning extremely fun. She began by helping us procure the most incredibly gorgeous villa near the town of Montalcino. Then she guided us all through (again, there are twelve of us) making airline arrangements. What followed were preparations to procure rental cars, private cars, the most incredibly nice/knowledgable private guides (Rome, Vatican, Florence, Sienna), and to top it off, a remarkably kind/fun/knowledgable delicious food-making chef for a few of our evenings at the villa. All of this was done through Sally’s explicit guidance. She suggested and we decided. I cannot give enough praise re: to all of the choices Sally helped us make. The flights and rental car arrangements were perfect. Our private drivers were perfect and always on time. Her private tour guides and chef were more than perfect.
The Trip: I know all of us (again, there are twelve) agree we had the trip of a lifetime. The villa, Rome, Florence, Sienna and Cinque Terra…….Sally maximized our experiences with all. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. Already mentioning her array of wonderful contacts, she, also, suggested phenomenal restaurants (not expensive, just perfect), her favorite unbelievable wineries that will blow you away, and other miscellaneous things to see/do depending on our desires. Sally even stocked our villa with an unreal assortment of local Tuscan food-goodies (wine included) as we were all arriving. She’s always available. If we had a question about this or that as we were travelling, Sally promptly was able to help us out.
Epilogue: We would all recommend Sally to anyone who is traveling to Italy. Small or larger groups. We really just experienced a “Slice” of the country. Sally knows the whole country like the back of her hand. She speaks Italian fluently. She even taught us all how to speak Italian and we are all fluent now…….(only thing I’m kidding about).
We’ll definitely go again!!!”
/ lovely group from KC /