Baccanti came to be in 1999 in London, the brainchild of Filippo Bartolotta, grapetrotter with contagious enthusiasm and boundless love for excellent food and wine. Three years later Filippo met Vanessa Held, an entrepreneur and agronomist working in Tuscany. With Vanessa's initiative the project was transformed in an Italian based tour company specialized in luxury travel and incentive trips built around wine, food, and art as well as team-building and entertainment events. Filippo and Vanessa's goal to bring part of the world to Italy to discover the best it has to offer in wine and food and help tailor trips and projects in Italy and beyond. The undertaking combines Vanessa's excellent organizational and business skills with Filippo's creative inspiration and expertise with the incredible, wide-ranging skills of an international team. Le Baccanti Tours organizes leisure travel throughout Italy, crafting dream trips and tailor-made experiences for major partner agencies around the world and for clients the caliber of Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman.