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Walk About Tuscany Private Tours

Via Dupre 3, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 349 710 3833
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Ranked #8 of 51 activities in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: My name is Gianni. I am a Ph.D. geologist, certified nature guide and tour operator. Let me show you around the undiscovered Tuscany and set up your... more » Owner description: My name is Gianni. I am a Ph.D. geologist, certified nature guide and tour operator. Let me show you around the undiscovered Tuscany and set up your trip.I organize active tours. You will be able to enjoy beautiful walks in the countryside and through small villages, interact with the locals and sample great food and wines in Tuscany and Italy. I am a 43 year old resident, so passionate about my country. Only private tours or small group joinable tours. No bus crazy crowds! Let me put together a great active and cultural vacation for you and your friends. Please read my reviews. « less
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had a great day walk with Gianni out of Monteriggioni along the Francigena finishing up with a wonderful late lunch at a farm serving delicious local meats, cheeses, olives and wine. Thanks Gianni.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a wonderful time we had in Tuscany - all made possible by Gianni. Gianni was knowledgeable, informative, jovial and so easy to be with. We walked through beautiful countryside and on the way Gianni gave us an historical overview of the area, pointed out fauna and flora. He knew all the back roads, through fields of wheat and vineyards... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I couldn't recommend Gianni more highly. His organisation, adaptability and good humour gave us a wonderful experience in May 2014. We had great days with excellent nature and city guides. Elizabeth M

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Gianni, the senior guide and organiser, was excellent, providing arrangements, experiences and a sense of humour which made our walking trip very, very special. I note, in particular, the effortless way he altered a day's itinerary when he found some of our walkers were not comfortable completing the whole walk. He simply arranged for a taxi to be available some... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Gianni is simply the best! He organised an 11 day walking holiday in Tuscany for 8 Australian couples aged about 60. He booked all hotels and restaurants, along with local transfers. It worked seamlessly. He walked with us most days, along with Tomasso. He arranged an expert guide in Florence, and additional guides for three days when he was unable... More

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Chris, What a fun group! Some of the walkers were more interested in our beautiful Tuscan wines, some more into the trails, all of you very nice and stimulating. Ok, it was a lot of work, trying to coordinate all the activities, but in the end your nice comment is a big reward for me and my collaborators. I... More

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

On May 4th 2014, we did an amazing 6 day "walkabout Tuscany" experience with Gianni. For years we had planned this adventure and it all came true. How privileged we felt to have Gianni exclusively to ourselves for 6 days. We enjoyed every moment. The landscape, scenery, green grass as far as the eye could see, the cuisine, the wine,... More

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Keith, it was such a pleasure to have you and your wife on my Tuscany walking trip. Although I was born and raised in Tuscany and always lived here I am still surprised of the beauty of this landscape, just like you. You are leaving behind the best memory of a wonderful week with two beautiful "Aussies". I'll see... More

Paranaque, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I was so glad we booked this tour with Gianni. I was hesistant at first because I thought getting a private tour was expensive but after the whole day trip, I just realized I had the best tour experience in Italy. It was all worth it. My europe tour was completed with this experience. Before we booked walk about tuscany,... More

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Private Tours, responded to this review

I am very happy that you enjoyed my trip. Walking in beautiful green landscape, listening to music, enjoying fresh food and a shot of espresso is the best way of experiencing Tuscany. I enjoyed your company very much and I hope to see you and walk with you again in the future. A presto! Gianni, Walk About Tuscany More

Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We just finished the most wonderful week of hiking, exploring, and learning about Tuscany with Gianni Stangellini of Walk About Tuscany. As a native of Siena, a licensed nature guide and a geologist, he is a unique resource to craft the perfect active vacation. During a week that included occasional inclement weather and a traveling companion with a medical emergency,... More

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Private Tours, responded to this review

Ciao Coyote, I felt like like guiding a group of people from my family and my friends. The whole group has been very open to my food suggestions and the whole walking and visiting program. It was very easy to guide all the "chickens" (as I called you, LOL) Hopefully this will be the first of a long list of... More

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Best overall experience , profesional , knowledgable , pleasent, our group of twelve rate the tour and Gianni as the Best !!!!!

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Fernando, thanks for having been in charge for coordinating your wonderful group of people. Also thanks for all the suggestions for improving what I do. It is so important for me to have sincere feedback from my guests. I enjoyed every minute and I really hope to see you in the future on one of my walking/eating/laughing tours. Sincerely,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

It was a wonderful experience! If you want to visit Tuscany from beginning to end, you have the perfect guide: Gianni! Also, it is a very affordable trip. Amazing overall!! Clemencia Falla

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Private Tours, responded to this review

Dear Clemencia, I will never forget the joy that you and the group has brought to me. I am looking forward to preparing a new tour in the future in other areas of Tuscany or Italy so we get to see...again! :-) Gianni More

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