Larry and Heather

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Industry Tourism
Occupation Tour operators
Location Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Introduction Larry and Heather met while leading bike tours in Italy, married soon after, and have since enjoyed almost 30 years of cycling guide experience. We launched CycleItalia in 1998 (after a decade working with another tour operation) to share our unique passion for Italy with you. CycleItalia has its roots in the Italian cycling getaways we planned as a couple during our time off, exploring the little-traveled backroads of untouristed regions, discovering small family-run inns and enjoying authentic country cuisine. We coined the phrase "pedala forte, mangia bene!' (ride hard, eat well!) to describe our philosophy and while imitators come and go our clients tell us they just can't get the same authentic experience elsewhere. Join us and find out why 75% of our clients are repeat customers.
Interests Cycling, Italian food, Italian wine, Italian countryside, Everything Italian except the politics
Favorite Movies Big Night, Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso, La Vita e Bella, Grande Bellezza
Favorite Music Stadio, Eros Ramazotti, Antonello Venditti, Pavarotti, Gigli, Bocelli
Favorite Books The Story of the Giro d'Italia by Bill McGann