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“Wonderful trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hills and Roads

Hills and Roads
Italy
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Ranked #60 of 1,021 activities in Tuscany
Type: Tours
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Wonderful trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We booked a transfer from Civitavecchia to Florence and then from Florence to Venice. It was much more economical and convenient than taking the train for our party of eight and an extremely pleasant to travel. On the way to Florence Luca told us about the areas we were passing through providing a breadth of interesting information including the history and socio-economics of each region. He was extremely accommodating. Since we only had a day to visit Florence, he went out of his way to help us get the most out of our visit. He took a detour so that we could have lunch in Siena and take in the highlights of this gorgeous town. Then he stopped at the top of hill overlooking Florence to tell us about the most interesting sites and the must see places as we would only be there a short while. The next day we were picked up by Christiano. He was extremely pleasant and once again provided a wealth of information. If you need transfer or want to tour Tuscany I would highly recommend Hills and Roads. You will be in safe and extremely pleasant hands. It was an very easy, economical and stress free way to travel with the added bonus of learning about the regions we were travelling through.

Visited October 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Better Than We Imagined”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Subject: Hills and Roads
Location: Tuscany, Italy, Europe
Title: The Best Drivers/Tour Guides in Italy!
ID#: 181071260

Hills and Roads was recommeded to us by several people and we were more than satisfied. We had 4 different drivers and each was informative and obviously enjoyed their job. Christiano picked us up at the Florence airport and made us feel immediately relieved to be in Tuscany - no problem stopping for groceries and he was glad to answer all our questions. We requested Luca for our day in Florence and he was an amazing guide, full of the history of the area and always pleasant and made the most of our time there. Marebella was also terrific with us, making us feel like she was genuinely glad to be showing us the beautiful Tuscan countryside. (Our time at a special small winery was a highlight.) Maria was a wonderful surprise, so bright and funny and full of the history of each place we visited. Both days with her were especially memorable and she made our long ride to the airport in Rome such fun and and we all felt we had made a friend who also happened to be a great driver and tour guide! We all agreed we would highly recommend Hills and Roads to anyone traveling to Italy.

Visited September 2013
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Burbank, California
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“Extraordinary Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

What a wonderful magical trip we had. Each driver taught us something new on our daily adventures. We were taken to places the average traveler might not visit. The highlight for me was visiting Stephani & learning how to make homemade pasta. After the lesson we had a fabulous luncheon in Stephani's home eating the pasta we made. Everyday was over to soon. Thank you Luka, Marjie, Chris, & all our other guides & drivers. Linda B.

Visited October 2013
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Shreman Oaks
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“Unforgettable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

There were 11 women on our trip. Luca's team of drivers took us on all day excursions on all but one of our 9 days there. We had two vans and could not have been taken care of better. I believe we had all of his drivers at least once. Each of them were engaging and informative. On our first day one of the women slipped at the villa we were staying at and broke 4 bones in her foot. The Hills and Roads drivers were amazingly accomodating. She had a cast put on it and we went on with our trip. They worked with us and helped her in and out of the vans/pushed her in her wheelchair like it was nothing!

The drivers put up with our craziness and lingering. They were able to make last minute changes to our plans with ease. We were able to really relax and take in all the sights in the most pleasing way. Their information about the country was plentiful and delightful. I can't say enough about how much they complemented and accentuated our visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Hills and Roads”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

What a fantastic tour. Luka, hands on owner was beyond accommodating. He is a real gentleman, smart, information, caring and very knowledgeable of the area he grew up in. We were a large group that stayed in Tuscany for for a week. We had a general idea of what we wanted to see, but basically Luka made wonderful suggestions, and seamlessly put It all together. He arraigned a surprise trip to a charming farm house where we all made pasta the ways the women of Italy have made for generations. After, the cook made us a wonderful supper of several courses, everything home made. Wonderful... It was definitely a highlight of the trip We also went to several high quality wineries and olive oil makers for tastings and bought home lots of wine and oil.

Unfortunately I slipped and broke my foot the first day. I was put in a cast and wheelchair bound for the whole trip. I chose to forge on with the rest of my group. Luka and my driver Christiano were incredibly wonderful. Christiano pushed me up and down cobbled stoned, narrow,, hilly streets. He was informative, funny and very caring. This tour was beyond my expectations and truly made my experience in Tuscany a pleasure. You cannot go wrong with this small personalized company.

Visited October 2013
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