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About Me

I've lived in Italy almost 25 years, and absolutely adore it. I have been organizing and working on wine, food, sports, and culture tours since 1997. The tours we offer at Wine Friends are based on in-depth research of the things I love most about living here: meeting locals, dining on their food specialties, and enjoying their wine. What makes our trips different is the close contact you'll have with the people who make Italy such a wonderful place. Since I've known the hotel owners, the wine makers, and the restaurant chefs for so long, they are my friends. By the end of the week, they'll be your friends, too.

When I'm not setting up or leading a tour, I'm either doing research for the next one or writing books or newspaper and magazine articles about all the treasures I have discovered after living more than two decades in Italy. If you go to amazon.com, you can take a look at my series of Kindle Books that are short tours of something I love here. 

I like to tell people I have American blood, but an Italian heart.

I really enjoy showing people why I am so crazy about Italy. I hope you can join us on one of our trips. Trust me. You won't be disappointed!

My name is Jim Sajo, and I am the owner of Wine Friends. If you have any questions, send me an email at jim@winefrendz.com.