Read a few comments from some of our fabulous guests and go to our facebook page for more reviews!

We continue to talk about our fabulous days with you in beautiful Abruzzo. Thank you so much for the wonderful visit. Thank you much more, Alessia and Fabrizio, for creating one of the most wonderful travel experiences we have ever had. You could not have made our too brief visit more spectacular than it was.”
“Traveling with Maple and Saffron was a fabulous experience. We cannot imagine more helpful, intelligent, warm hosts than Alessia and Fabrizio. The sites we visited in Abruzzo and the spectacularly wonderful food made our visit so memorable.”
Michael e Marsha P. (Maine, US)

I have a bucket list and on that list was a trip to Italy. Through some friends I found this tour company “Maple and Saffron Tours” …so I googled. And what I found fit my dream of visiting Italy and actually experiencing the culture…NOT in big cities but in an area that is not known to many…Abruzzo. Maple and Saffron afforded me the opportunity to experience so many fantastic sights and tastes of Italy that I truly felt a part of the culture. I was treated to the history of the area as they are both so well versed in this area and then we would stop at vantage points that were absolutely breathtaking! The food experience was unbelievable…they had obviously spent copious amounts of time to find the very best of the Italian experience for their guests…. I dug for truffles, had an amazing truffle filled lunch…and had pizza high up in the mountains that was beyond my expectations! We had fine dining in a very small restaurant that was magical with incredible tastes of that region. I think my most memorable was climbing high up in the mountains to this wee little village of stone homes and flowers abound to a restaurant that was at the top. In we went and you felt so at home. In the kitchen we saw the shepherd…who had delivered the milk for the cheese we had at lunch! Each area is known for a product and the food is so pure it just melts your taste buds. I truly felt at home with these lovely people and would highly recommend you check them out!!! If you wish to truly experience Italy…without the tourist trappings…then this is the way to go! For what you yourselves wish to see…and I can only say…that to travel with Maple and Saffron is the essence of Italy.”
Linda W. (British Columbia, CA)

Months prior I read a heartfelt review & contacted Maple and Saffron tours. Now at Pescara we were greeted by Alessia and Fabrizo the best guides in all of Italy! We went off to a “trabocco” for lunch. Alessia and Fabrizo took us to all parts of the region, from seaside to mountain top towns. We ate our way through having some of the best cheeses, tender arrosticini and creative pizzas. Alessia and Fabrizo showed us the immediate area of my ancestors: Teramo.”
“We’re still smiling about our wonderful time with you two!”
Wayne and Valerie (Pennsylvania, US)

You two are the very Best Abruzzo Guides!!!! We had a wonderful time with you!!! We are blessed to have met you both!”
Diana and Rick W. (California, US)

Thank you so much for a wonderful day! We both enjoyed it so much, definitely made a special memory for our anniversary. You are both such lovely, welcoming people and we felt so relaxed throughout the day. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. We will also be in touch for our future visits to Abruzzo for you both to show us some more hidden treasures! Also please tell Nonna we had the gnocchi for dinner and it was absolutely delicious!”
Aimee and Jordan O. (south of London, UK)

You made the time in Abruzzo like visiting friends for the weekend! Adoro! Sieti degli ambasciatori di Abruzzo fantastici! Non aspettavo di trovarmi così bene, non me li scorderò mai i bei ricordi del tour di Abruzzo con voi, grazie infinite!”
Jennifer R. (British Columbia, CA)