The first member of her family born in the United States, Paola grew up in Connecticut in a household that was more Italian than American. Listening to opera, surrounded by friends and family who only spoke Italian (it was her first language), and eating the finest food prepared by her nonna and parents gave her a total immersion in this culture, which continued with her art studies in Urbino and Florence. Add to that her training and experience leading tours for Rick Steves when she lived in Seattle…and the result is Andiamo Tours! Since 2007 Paola has shown hundreds of travelers the wonders of Italy, and would love to help you experience a personal and authentic side of this captivating country on our (very) small group tours to Italy. “It is never boring, and enchantingly beautiful. Italy is in my blood.” Andiamo Tours specializes in providing vacations and ancestry tours for small groups (8 to 16 people) to all regions of Italy. These custom itineraries have been personally created for you to experience the real Italy– less big crowded cities, more small peaceful villages. Affordable and relaxed, Andiamo Tours are designed for people who want to experience Italy as a local.