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“Cinque Terre from La Spezia” 5 of 5 stars
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Papillon Service Italy Tours
via Pacinotti, 80, Livorno, Italy
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Owner description: Papillon Service is a professional passenger transport company based in Livorno (Tuscany) that provides the highest standards of luxury, reliability, safety, convenience and personalized service.From simple transfers to full-day tours and shore excursions, Papillon Service guarantees a quality service every time at the most competitive prices.
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“Cinque Terre from La Spezia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We booked a private tour to Cinque Terre/Porto Venere tour while our ship was docked at La Spezia. First let me thank Sharon for telling me that Florence is almost 2 hours away each way from La Spezia. We would have wasted almost 4 out of our 9 hours sitting in a car. We wanted to see as much as possible so we decided Cinque Terre/Porto Venere was the best option.
We were so glad we chose to do this. Our driver Luca and guide Rosana picked us up on time. First, Luca was a great driver. Lots of winding roads and I didn't get motion sickness sitting in the back seat. Rosana was a great guide! She was so full of information and very patient with us. She also had such great pride of this area where she is from as you can hear the passion in voice. We had our 3-year old son with us and on this day he seemed to go to the bathroom a lot. We ended up buying snacks, drinks and Rosana even ended buying 2 espressos of her own just so we could use the bar's bathroom. Once we were dropped off at Manarola, we took the train from town to town so we didn't get to experience the Lover's Trail, however, Rosana also gave us great tips and info for the next time we visit should we decide to take hiking trails to go from town to town.
Porto Venera was just as beautiful.
This part of Italy is so beautiful that it's not be missed. We would love to be able to return and spend more than just a few hours there.
Thank you Papillon for the excellent customer service you provided from beginning to end.

Visited May 2014
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“Shore excursion to the Cinque Terre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a wonderful shore excursion from Livorno to the Cinque Terre. Our guide Nicoletta picked us up at the dock and drove us to Portovenere for a quick visit. We then drove on to Riomaggiore. Unfortunately due to the weather the ferry was not operating but Nicoletta purchased our train tickets for us and gave us a detailed itinenerary for taking the train from town to town.She was a delightful guide and an amazing driver! Thanks Papillon tours for a special day! I would highly recommend Papillon tour services for shore excursions from Livorno.

Visited May 2014
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“Shore excursion of the Amalfi coast, Sorrento, Pompeii & Positano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When our cruise ship docked on 27 May at Amalfi, the 8 of us went ashore to start our day tour. Papillon's jolly affable coach driver-cum-guide was already there holding up our given name for identification. It was a great route that he chose to introduce us to the Amalfi coast region. Skillfully he drove us up the mountain roads to our first stop of Pompeii. It was a scary drive because of the winding roads, although absolutely scenic. After Pompeii, it was another lovely drive to Sorrento, where we were recommended a good and reasonably priced shop for our lunch of pizza and pasta. Delicious authentic Italian pizzas baked over wood fired ovens to give that lovely tasty pizza crust! We also had some time to visit a bit of the town, especially the narrow alley lined with shops selling all sorts of local produce from limoncello to olive oils and Italian sausages, leather goods, etc. Then it was another camera-clicking drive along the awe inspiring Amalfi coastline to Positano and finally back to Amalfi for us to return to our cruise ship.
It was a memorable trip, one where we wished we had more time to further discover its beautiful landscape, savor its past history that had created the unique landscape and architecture and enjoy its Mediterranean climate that allows for the local produce of the huge lemon and other fruits.
Our enjoyable trip was enhanced by our very nice local driver-guide with the authentically Italian name of Marcello, a rotund man with a booming voice, full of anecdotes and historical snippets. Took very good care of us and was most considerate, something that we all greatly appreciate as we are all in our late 50s to over 60s!
Papillon Service Italy Tours has been able to arrange a wonderful day tour for us and we have no reservations in recommending Papillon to anyone who wish to discover the Amalfi Coast region or any other part of Italy. Punctual, comfortable transportation and excellent service from the driver-guides! Well done, Papillon Service Italy Tours! Will definitely use your service again if we travel to that part of the world again! By Salina and friends

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“Villages of Chianti”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We are two couples that have just returned from a 12 day Mediterranean Cruise. We booked a
private tour with Papillon Services to The Villages Of Chianti. Our guide/driver (Roberto) picked
us up at the cruise ship terminal in Livorno. We had a great relaxing day touring through the
Tuscan countryside in a well kept van. Roberto was very knowledgeable about the history of
the charming little towns and their people. There were many stops along the way where we could take pictures of the fabulous countryside and take a breaks to do some shopping and have a bite to eat. Never did we feel rushed during this tour. Roberto was a gracious host. We would highly recommend the services of this company to anyone looking for a private tour.

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“Cinque Terra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I would like to thank Papillon Services for an amazing day, I have always wanted to see the Cinque Terra and this was the best way given our limited time in port Roberto picked us up right on time and took us to the Ferry port of Porto Venere where we took the ferry to a couple of the towns then Roberto picked us up and took us to Corniglia and onto Pisa, the whole day was fantastic.
Sharon in the office was extremely helpful and efficient. I would thoroughly recommend them.

Visited May 2014
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