Subject: Re: Siena hotel and Tour Guide
Hi! Joan, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you about the tour guide in Siena. Our guide was a very stylish lady named Donatella Filippin Grilli. She speaks Italian, German, and English.

Her email is dfilippin at

She works for Roberto and Patti Bechi. Roberto is the tour guide that Rick Steves recommends in his guide book. Roberto is Sienese and Patti is American. They were wonderful to work with and Patti was always very prompt with answers to my questions. The Bechi's can arrange cooking classes, tours of the countryside, and either half-day or full-day tours of Siena. We took the half day tour.

Here is the link to their website:

Joan, if you would like to contact me personally. I can send you pictures of Donatella and fill you in on our stay in Siena and the surrounding area. Hope this information was helpful.

Have a great week! Sharon Stockstill Houston, Texas