Who are the Friends of Rick Steves?

We are small businesses who share Rick Steves' passion for helping tourists to experience Europe with minimal fuss, putting a priority on cultural immersion and contact with locals. As we know one another, after years of being featured in Rick Stevesí Italy Guidebooks, it has occurred to us that by joining forces, we can enhance your travel experience. We can each say with sincerity that the members of this group will welcome you with open hearts and an open mind-ready both to give of our knowledge and hospitality and to exchange ideas with you over a glass of wine.