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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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Beautiful tour of the Tuscan countryside

My husband and I took a day trip with Gianni on a hot and sunny Saturday in July. We caught the bus from Florence to a stop just outside Siena, where Gianni met us with his car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I took a day trip with Gianni on a hot and sunny Saturday in July. We caught the bus from Florence to a stop just outside Siena, where Gianni met us with his car and a really wonderful, relaxing, informative day began. Gianni is friendly and knowledgeable and very accommodating -- he will tailor a tour to... More 

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

Dear Travellin, As I probably told you I used to go to the restaurant "il Carlino d'Oro" when I was little with my family. I showed you around the places that I have always enjoyed with friends and family. More authentic, more beautiful. Visiting/walking in these type of places I am able to add a personal touch to your experience.... More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Gianni walked with us 19 friends in the area around Siena and Pienza, planning everything to perfection and guiding it in his friendly, cheerful manner. Some adjustments had to be made because of the heat. Gianni to care of that, thinking of every little detail, to make it what it was, the trip of a lifetime :-) Hanna and Snorri,... More 

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

Dear HannaRu, What a joy! What a group! So much fun! It was easy to adapt each day to weather conditions because the area that I guide offers so many possibilities: easy walks, harder walks, nice spots for pic-nics and great restaurants. Hope to see you shortly for another adventure. Arrivederci! Gianni Stanghellini More 

East London, South Africa
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had the privilege to experience an amazing 7 days guided by Gianni and Sarah. If you are looking for 'good old' (no reference to age of guides) personalised service by knowledgeable and really personable guides whom you will most likely end the trip as friends with, then Walk about Tuscany is the people to chose. Born and raised in... More 

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

Dear Chefane, let me tell you that Sara and I had the privilege to travel with you. Adapting the tour was so easy because you made us very relaxed. Laughs, sun and smiles: this is my description in three words of the tour. We can't wait to tour with you again next time. Gianni More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This five day trip through some of Tuscany's most beautiful landscape is something I will never forget. One of the main reason for this trip to be such a great experience was the tourguide Gianni Stanghellini. We were travelling in a group of 19 persons and his personal approach and care for the group made this an unforgettable trip for... More 

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

Dear Tryggvi, easy, fun and ready to absorb every little thing that each day offered us. Such a good group! Thanks for having been such a great guest and for all your help along the tour. Ciao! Gianni More 

Kopavogur, Iceland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Travelled with a group of 19 people to Siena and Pienza, with Gianni as our guide for five days. The tour was excellent in all respects and well organized. Our walking distance varied from 6 to 16 km. per day and all walks were very interesting and filled with useful and interesting information from our guide. I found Gianni to... More 

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

Dear ossur, I enjoyed travelling with this big and happy group! I could feel how enthusiastic the group was and I was then enthusiastic too. This probably made the group more enthusiastic. I think we all got stuck in a loop :-) I am really looking forward to our next tour together. Gianni More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Gianni, a geologist turned fabulous tour guide, is nothing shy of everything said about him in all the previous reviews. While travelling through the back roads of Tuscany, immersing ourselves in the charm of rolling hills, wheat fields, sunflower patches and secluded villages, we stopped by a tiny little stone church with pagan symbols carved on the walls. It was... More 

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

Dear m k, I liked your review very much. I am very happy you enjoyed the moment. That's the beauty of music: it happens exactly in that very moment. After it's only a memory (that also matters...). I hope you will enjoy soon another walk with me. Gianni More 

corowa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our outstanding guide Gianni, delivered a magnificent, personalized walking tour one of which I can highly recommend and will never forget! 8 days of getting to know Sienna and the surrounds of Tuscany while walking the vineyards, villages and hills experiencing fabulous local foods and exploring historic towns. We were two Aussie ladies that had the time of our life,... More 

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

Dear Tania, I can only say fun fun fun... you have been wonderful guests; I felt very comfortable at suggesting changes in the itinerary based on what I imagined would have been your interests. Easy easy easy and lots of laughs. I really hope to see the two of you again and explore other parts of this beautiful country. Arrivederci,... More 

sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

For a unique experience of local rural and historic town life in Tuscany I can wholeheartedly recommend the Walking in Tuscany Tour. What made this tour exceptional for me is Gianni, the very personable tour operator, organised my 9 day programme so that everyday I experienced a unique aspect of what it means to live in Tuscany. More importantly, I... More 

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

Dear Gregory, when you first booked my guided walking tour, since you were traveling on your own, I thought "well, it will be hard to find topics to entertain one solo traveler for so long". Not true! Time flied. Officially I was the guide. In the end we both have got new friends. A presto! Gianni More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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

Dear Vick, in my 15 year long career I have learned that being flexible is what makes my guests feeling comfortable. Being a private tour it is easy to change program anytime according to your needs; and, on top of that, I am a flexible person. Can't help it! I have enjoyed your stimulating company and our talks about politics,... More 

Deer River, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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

Dear timg, I still remember the walk in Valdorcia ending with a thermal spring bath with three of you. So relaxing! Just perfect :-) I can't wait to walk with you and the other couples in the Bella Italia some other time. Ciao! Gianni More 

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