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Walk About Tuscany Private Tours

Via Dupre 3, 53100 Siena, Italy
+39 349 710 3833
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Ranked #7 of 52 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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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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Doha
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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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Denver
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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

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My sister and I had a wonderful guided tour with Gianni, filled with good accommodation, wonderful meals, wine tastings and beautiful countryside. We loved the towns and cities visited (as well as the shopping!). Gianni was not only knowledgeable, but by the end of our tour it was with sadness that we said our good byes as it felt that... More

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

Dear Cheryl, I will never forget our lovely walks and talks in the paths of Tuscany. I really enjoyed sharing with you the pizza lesson we had in Montalcino together with the wine tasting. Thank you again for coming. Ciao! More

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

Dear Wigwam, Francigena Pilgrimage route is attracting a large interest over this last few years. And not by chance as it is rich of great views, towns and churches. I hope to see you walking other sections of the route in the future. Ciao!! More

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

Dear Ann, I had a wonderful time too with you. I felt so relaxed just like walking with old friends. I will never forget the jokes you told me. The water container that you sent me after the trip makes me think of you at every sip :-) I am looking forward to our next walks together in other parts... More

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

Dear Elizabetta, thank you for your nice words about my services. I hope to see you again upon another walking adventure. Ciao!! More

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

Dear Bronterhod, it was my pleasure to organize and guide the walking tour of Tuscany. I really trusted all the restaurants and hotels that I have provided along the tour. I typically take my family and friends to those same places. I am happy that you enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you again in the future. Ciao! More

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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