Our driver, Riccardo Manini was terrific. He gave information about the companies and the countryside. He took us to an Italian restaurant for lunch that had great food and was a place out of the mainstream that you otherwise would not know to visit. Riccardo was very personable. The small group of 6 also contributed to the enjoyable nature of the tour. We toured with a mother and son from Norway and another couple from the United States. While the traditional tour bus concept helps keep cost down, this small group tour was worth the extra cost. A side benefit of this tour was we had to learn how to travel the high speed train from Florence to Bologna and it was fun too. Definitely would look for another tour like this if I should return to Italy.