We are pleased to devote a page to this unusual enterprise, even though it's not a place to stay. Sophie Chamberlain, who for many years helped run Lord Lambton's beautiful house and estate Villa Cetinale, near Siena is a real local and offers a unique package of services, which conventional tour operators or local guides cannot replicate.
  Essentially, she can get you off the beaten track and help you experience Tuscany in depth - an aim well in tune with the Charming Small Hotel Guides philosophy. We especially recommend her 'Explore the Unexpected' guided walks and her 'Tailor Made' expeditions to places you have probably never heard about.
  If you're staying at one of the several self-catering rooms or apartments listed in this part of the site, consider trying one of her four-course dinners, either delivered or cooked and served on the premises.