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“Tour of Lucca and Winery” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tuscan Sunshine Tours

Tuscan Sunshine Tours
Via Giacomini, 30, 50065 Florence, Italy
+39 380 3641218 - +39 380 3641228
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Ranked #15 of 322 Activities in Florence
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Montreal, Canada
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“Tour of Lucca and Winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had a wonderful day with Emanuele touring Lucca and the Buonamico winery. We toured last year with this company and Emanuele was our guide back then as well. He is very knowledgeable about this area of Italy since he is from the region. My wife and I have been to Italy several times with different guides but he was the best.
Thank you Emanuele and hope to see you again!

Visited June 2013
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Hartford, Connecticut
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“Tour of Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Our group of 10 used Tuscan Sunshine Tours to visit Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Stephano and Franco were both very knowledgable and professional. We were picked up on time and had a very enjoyable day with them. I would highly recommend this company.

Visited June 2013
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Braselton, Georgia
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“Wonderful Tours of Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We did tours on 2 consecutive days with Franco. The first day he drove us to the Montalcino wine region for 2 winery visits and a wonderful Italian lunch. The second tour was to Lucca and Pisa. Franco is a very conscientious driver and has a vast knowledge of this region of Italy. We could not have asked for two of the most pleasurable days of traveling in the beautiful Tuscany region of Italy. From the first contact with this company we knew they wanted us to have the best experience possible. Although the weather was not good on our tour to Lucca and Pisa, Franco made sure we were able to change our itinerary to make things work to our satisfaction. This company will work to please your specifications and make it work every euro you spend.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Keep up the good work”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Our tour was in the beginning of May. We met Franco at La Spezia, a not so frequent port for cruise ship. We had only 8 hour to explore the region. We chose Tuscan Sunshine because of its professionalism. From the first inquiry email to our last goodbye. Franco handled all emails and answered all questions. We were so glad that he suggested this little town, Portovenere. It just took our breath away. He timed each point of interests perfectly and we were never crowded with all the tourists from the big tour coach.
His knowledge about the country, the history, the industry has made the tour even more worthwhile. we have 2 little boys and they fell in love with his stories.
We will look up Franco again the next time we go to Florence. I hope it will be very soon.
For those who hasn't been to Portovenere, you will not be disappointed.
Tuscan Sunshine, Good luck and all the best to you and your business.

Visited May 2013
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Allentown, New Jersey
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“Montepulciano e Pienza with Emanuele”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

After reading the unbelievable reviews of Tuscan Sunshine Tours, we contacted Franco, one of the owners and arranged a Full Day Tour of Montepulciano e Pienza from Florence... WOW!!!

Right on time, we were greeted at our apartment by Emanuele Stefanini, our incredible tour guide. Emanuele immediate won us over with his smile, his knowledge, his absolute dedication to making us feel "at home with him" on our tour.

We drove through picturesque Tuscan countryside with Emanuele providing expert and interesting commentary and answering each of our questions perfectly!

Upon arrival in Monepulciano, he provided us with a personal tour of Etruscan tombs and then led us through a wine cellar and provided us with a free wine tasting experience. We felt sorry for Emanuele when he told us he could not participate in the vino tasting!

He drove us to the top of the very steep hilltown so we would be able to walk down and not up! He gave us some sightseeing tips and gave us ample free time to view beautiful Montepulciano and have a delicious lunch.

We met up again for the scenic ride to Pienza for more orientation followed by enough time to stroll the town walls and enjoy the sights of this Tuscan paradise.

On our return trip to Florence, Emanuele distinguished himself from your typical tour guide. When a couple in our group explained that they were having unbelievable difficulty in locating their luggage, which had been missing from their flight five days ago, Emanuele volunteered to drive them to Florence Airport to personally intercede with the airline personnel on their behalf!

He walked into the airport with our friends, spoke in Italian to the appropriate staff and... found their missing luggage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emanuele proved to be more than a tour guide. He showed that he was a friend!!!!

And, good luck on your upcoming marriage to Monica, Emanuele!!!!

Grazie per your fabulous service...

Visited May 2013
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