Nice advice there Jason...Europe isn't the easiest place to fish...
You might want to try and contact Michael Mauri http://www.mauri-flyfishing.us/#/about/4571868279
He is from Bavaria but lives in the Pittsburgh area...Funny what love will do for you. He is a primo caster and has guided Europe for quite some time. He has visited our club here and was a guest at our annual fly fishing show...He starts his season in northern Italy in the spring and follows the seasons north until he ends up fishing salmon somewhere north of the North Sea in Scandinavia.
He will blow your mind with his casting skills and is nice as hell...He didn't even correct my German and pretended to actually understand me. :)
What is a Spence post without a story? In 1996 I was travelling in Italy with my wife and a friend from southern Germany. He had been our exchange student in 91/92 and his brother stayed with us 97/98.They both played ice hockey for our local high school...Surprised?
We were in my friend's mother's Fiat and drove from Venice to the Tuscany area...We arrived around midnight without a reservation...After being chased away from one motel I decided to pull the car off on a two-track in a farmers field and told everyone we were going to sleep there in the car until morning.
I awoke just after dawn to one of the most beautiful landscapes I'd ever seen...There were rolling hills of olive groves and grape vines and the valleys were filled with fog...It could of been a landscape painting hanging in the Uffizi in Florence.
I rousted my gang and we went for an early morning hike. We crossed a small bridge over a little rolling creek and there were Jenny Spinners in the air...I grabbed one and showed it to them only to have my wife shake her head and mumble something about, "Does it ever stop with you?!" :)
Anyway...That's as close to Fly Fishing Toskana (Tuscany) I ever came.