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A Slow Day in Tuscany

Viale G Mazzini, 40, 50123 Florence, Italy
055 906 4092
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Ranked #134 of 289 Activities in Florence
Type: Tours
Owner description: 'Slow day in Tuscany'offered by Slow-Days® takes you to a family owned vineyard for wine tasting, a charming medieval hill town and full meal at a... more » Owner description: 'Slow day in Tuscany'offered by Slow-Days® takes you to a family owned vineyard for wine tasting, a charming medieval hill town and full meal at a Tuscan Slow Food restaurant. Not so much a tour as a chance to meet the locals. « less
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Eagan, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I would highly recommend taking a "Slow Day in Tuscany". I read a number of reviews that raved about this, so my expectations were quite high. And, I'd say they were exceeded! Simon picked us up (our group was six people) and he is a great guide. The smaller group was nice because we got a chance to get to... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We booked this tour online from Sydney Australia while planning our trip to Italy. What a great decision it was. Simon picked us up in his yellow VW wagon out front of the National library in Florence raring to take us on our Adventure into the Tuscan Hills. Great stops along the way at an easy pace. Wine tasting was... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is an absolute must for your visit to this region. Simon and Manuela were so charming and engaging we did not want the day to end. Thoroughly enjoyed every moment of seeing, doing, cooking and drinking the local flavor. Visiting the Montefioralle vineyard and Ferdinando Siena, the owner was icing on the cake. My husband missed this Tuscan experience... More

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Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were picked up close to our hotel and driven into the Tuscan countryside. The ride provided beautiful scenery with some photo stops included. We arrived at the farmhouse of the Montefioralle vineyard where Manuela gave us our cooking lessons. The atmosphere could not be more authentic and the food we prepared under her direction was delicious. When we finished... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A 9am start to a Slow Day sounds about right as we head off through the markets in the streets just north of the Duomo for a brisk walk down to the National Library on the Arno River to meet our tour for the day. We stroll through the Piazza Santa Croce and past the Cathedral of the same name... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you are interested in: • amazing Tuscan scenery • wine sampling at a family run vineyard • visiting an ancient walled village and a modern market town • sampling good Tuscan food • a possibility to share this experience with people from other nationalities And a knowledgable, patient host. Then this tour is for you!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

While in Firenze our group of eight wanted to experience the Tuscany country side and the slow pace it embodies. The "Slow Day" is a private tour and it was just our group on the tour which made it very personal. So much better than the tours we saw in Rome where the tour groups were so large the guides... More

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boston
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We visited Florence in March and hired Donatella to take us on a wine tour based only on recommendations from trip advisor. We are a family of 4 (daughters 21,23). From the way Donatella greeted us I immediately felt a connection. She is warm, delightful, knowledgeable about the countryside and wine. She took us to 4 wineries where we toured... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We visited Florence June 28-July 1, 2013. The last day we spent touring Tuscany with Simon and it was fantastic! I wish I could go back and do it all over again! Simon was a fantastic tour guide and we learned a lot about the area and wine. We began the tour with a grapevine lesson, stopped in Montefioralle for... More

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Chelsea, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This tour was amazing!! Simon was a fantastic tour guide and just truly and super nice guy!! We saw some of the most breathtaking views in all of Italy. We visited a family owned vineyard, went to eat at a small restaurant off the beaten path with yummy local cuisine, and visited a castle. This tour was the highlight of... More

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