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Address: Via Dupre 3, 53100 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 710 3833
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Description: My name is Gianni. I am a Ph.D. geologist, certified nature guide and tour...
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.
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Outstanding Walking Tour! Gianni is a Gem!

We chose Walk About Tuscany for the flexibility it provided and Gianni's ability to accommodate our quirky needs from diet to dexterity. But this guided tour of Tuscany was much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Vick B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We chose Walk About Tuscany for the flexibility it provided and Gianni's ability to accommodate our quirky needs from diet to dexterity. But this guided tour of Tuscany was much more than we imagined. Gianni is gifted in so many ways - thoughtful and thought provoking as he engaged us in conversations about the fascinating history, art, landscape, and politics... More 

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Deer River, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

In October 2014, along with two other couples, my wife and I spent 7 days walking with Gianni in Tuscany. The six of us have traveled together on other occasions. From the moment we met Gianni he made us feel comfortable. His knowledge of the history, culture, politics, geography and geology of the area was extensive and deep. The accommodations... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

You should stop what you are doing and e-mail Gianni right now as this will be the best tour you will ever go on! We were a group of 6 who booked Gianni for 5 days of touring the Tuscan countryside in November. We based ourselves out of Sienna (staying at Hotel Italia which I recommend) and had a new... More 

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

Dear tcl, thank you very much for your amazing review. My time with you and your family has been a memorable time. I am very happy that you described my service as "authentic" and "accommodating". That's exactly the way I want to lead all my tours, seeking for authenticity of the experience and relax of my walking guests. This said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

You'll have to look up Gianni when you visit Tuscany. A local in Siena, Geologist and Historian...and an absolute gentleman as well! Even our 3 kids, ages 10, 13, 16, were awed by his knowledge and charmed by his easy nature. We had possibly the best day in our 2 weeks in Italy and will certainly look him up again... More 

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

Ciao Mark! As soon as we met I had the good vibes from you and your wife. The day was a little rainy but I felt it was not a problem for you. Very much "easy going". The good vibes were confirmed as the day went on. It's not difficult to guide people like you: you all were so avid... More 

Millburn, New Jersey, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

When we decided to include Tuscany in our itinerary for our trip to Italy, I did some research on private walking tours through Tuscany. We had learned from previous trips that having a private tour guide truly maximized the enjoyment of the experience for us. I found Walk About Tuscany and Gianni Stanghellini online and loved his description of the... More 

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

Ciao Roz, I am amazed by your great review. I must have said this more times but when I am guiding I really feel like the ambassador of my homeland. It is such a pride to represent my country and my country's traditions so I really hope I did it well. Hopefully I will see you again on another walking... More 

Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We spent two days with Gianni five years ago and when we decide to go back to Italy this year, my husband and I knew we wanted to spend another day with him. He is an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable about Tuscany and speaks perfect English!! During this trip, we spent the day walking through the countryside, exploring Pienza and... More 

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

Ciao Tish, it is always a pleasure to host guests but when the guests are repeating guests this must mean "a successful first visit". I am happy you loved the olive mill and the walk that we did this time. In Italian we say "non c'è due senza tre" that means when you have done something two times a third... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We started in Siena and we thought this is our favorite spot! Such a charming city and the food and wine was so good! Needless to say every city had it's own charm and the country side was beautiful throughout the guided walking tour! Our guide was Ginni Stanghellini. He did a wonderful job of setting up hotel acccomadations, dining... More 

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

Dear RuthK, I have to admit it; this time weather really cooperated. Apart from that the tour we had together was pleasant and rich of talk on the trail, good food, beautiful landscapes. Sometimes I stop for a moment and I think how lucky I am to do this kind of work. I hope to see you soon in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We spent one day of our week in Tuscany on a walk with Gianni. He was pleasant, entertaining, and so knowledgeable. We had many questions on topics ranging from Italian government and politics to local botany, and he was able to explain it all! We visited a delightful family-owned winery on our walk, at which we were made to feel... More 

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

Dear Scottb, I think we both agree that walking is the perfect pace for visiting a place. Tuscany, moreover, needs a slow pace to be savored. It takes time to talk to the Chianti wine farmers. It takes time to speak to the locals. But then in the end the memory will stay with you for a lifetime. 'till our... More 

Doha
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

By husband and I just returned from a vacation in Italy and the highlight of our trip was the time we spent trekking around the Tuscan countryside (Chianti and Pienza )with Gianni. We spent two incredible days walking,talking, laughing,eating fabulous food and lets not forget the wine! Thank you Gianni for making this such a special trip for us....looking forward... More 

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

Dear Joy, the trip was so stimulating since you and your husband were so ready to absorb all the Tuscany culture and beautiful landscape. I hope this is going to be the first of a long list of tours that you will be taking with me. Ciao!! Gianni, Owner at Walk About Tuscany More 

Denver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I arranged for a September Chianti walk with Gianni. He picked up my friend and me at our hotel in Siena. We drove a short distance into the Chianti area where we would begin our walk. We were treated to scenic Tuscan countryside, beautiful views and lovely vineyards before reaching our castle/winery destination. We visited the castle/winery gardens and enjoyed... More 

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

Dear DenverPeony, it has been such a pleasure to have you walking with me. I love my area and I love to guide Tuscany enthusiast people like you. 'till next walk in Tuscany. Ciao! More 

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