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Fufluns, named after the Etruscan God of Wine, is a licensed Tour Operator specialising in deluxe, authentic Wine and Gourmet vacations to all destinations within Italy and unique events for both corporate and private clients. Owner-Operator Filippo Magnani organises and directs the activities with the help of a team of qualified Wine & Food guides. The Fufluns wine travel company office is staffed by a team of passionate and knowledgeable, well-travelled oenophiles and travel professionals.
Filippo Magnani e Andrea Margiacchi, Azienda agricola "I Mandorli", Suvereto (LI), Toscana, Italia


Founder and Owner of Fufluns Ltd.

Filippo was born and raised in Suvereto, a beautiful, unspoilt medieval village on the coast of Tuscany, Italy. In 1996, he got a degree in Hotel and Tourism Management at the University of Economics in Florence, followed by an MBA in Hospitality Management at Brighton University (UK). After graduation he worked as an F&B manager in several luxury hotel chains. After attending a number of tastings and trips in different wine countries he was bitten by the wine bug and he earned a degree in 2001 at Le Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (France). Two years later, he enrolled in the WSET program. After a period of long, intense studies between Tuscany and London, he completed the WSET Diploma in 2006, which is considered one of the pinnacles of professional wine qualifications.  As an independent wine writer, he has  developed partnerships with various wine magazines, the longest ongoing partnership is with Il Corriere Vinicolo, a trade wine review in Italy. Contributor for  Decanter. Contributor of the International quarterly edition  Wine World Magazine. Contributor of the  Wine Tourism Mag. Contributor for Liz Palmer wine site . Contributor for  The beauty of the wine . Contributor for  Wine Channel 19youbau in China .
Thanks to his writing activity, he has been admitted as a permanent member of the Circle of Wine Writers (CWW)  and the International Federation of Wine and Spirits Journalists and Writers (FIJEV). These highly respected professional associations include the majority of the most famous wine writers in the world.
My personal blog  Tales Behind the wine




Operations Manager

Francesca, has been with Fufluns Ltd since 2022 and came to us with some years of tourism and wine travelling experience . She  is in charge of planning and organising the details for the trip of each of our guests. Her contagious enthusiasm and entertaining sense of humour makes learning fun. She  speaks fluent English, Spanish and Chinese



Itinerary Coordinator

Anna, has been with Fufluns Ltd since 2023 and came to us with some years of tourism . She  is in charge of planning and organising the details for the trip of each of our guests.



Head of Fufluns ‘s Wine Guides and Wine Expert Team

He worked for 25 years in the Italian Wine Industry as educator, sommelier, wine tour guide. Riccardo is a certified sommelier of every wine association in Italy, AIS (Italian Association of Sommeliers), FISAR (Italian Federation of Sommeliers, Hoteliers & Restaurateurs), ONAV (National Organization of Wine Tasters, part of the OIV, International Organization of Vine and Wine), ANAG (National Association of Grappa Tasters) and he holds level 3 Advanced WSET. He is a contributor with Guida Vini d’Italia (Italian Wines Guide) of L’Editoriale L’Espresso (2006‐2007) and Guida Vini Buoni d’Italia (Italian Good Wines Guide) of Touring Club Italiano (2016 to present). Wine educator, wine journalist as in also published with in agricultural magazines and webzines. He speaks fluent English.



PR and Guest Relations

Sveva has been working in the wine tourism and luxury hospitality for 20 years. She worked for long period at Il Greppo-Biondi Santi, Sesti Boutique Winery, Fattoria dei Barbi, all located in Brunello di Montalcino wine area. She also worked as Marketing and Events Consultant at Castello di Potentino, Relais il Falconiere, Castello di Vicarello and Castello di Celsa all exclusive hotels. She also speaks fluent English. In her career she has also had a significant role in the actions of fund raising for important International Initiatives.

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Operations & Travel Designer

Marzia  was born and raised in Turin. She has been working in the wine tourism and luxury hospitality for 25 years. She worked for long period at Club Med as head operations in Europe. She  speaks fluent English and French.

Volunteering and Charitable Work
We strongly believe in supporting both our own local community as well as those further afield. Everything we do at Fufluns is a team effort and that includes our dedication to charitable good courses which unites our team across all aspects of the company.

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