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“Amazing Siena guide who kept 10 spellbound!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Siena Walking Tours - Private Guided Tours

Siena Walking Tours - Private Guided Tours
Via T. Sarrocchi 18, 53100 Siena, Italy
(+39)577281605
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Ranked #8 of 59 Activities in Siena
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Guided walking tours in Siena and in the main towns of its province with Costanza. Guided walks in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Customized itineraries and wine tastings on request.
Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Amazing Siena guide who kept 10 spellbound!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Costanza Riccardi was a wonderful, knowledgable guide full of enthusiasm for her native city, Siena -- she captured the imaginations of a party of 10 ranging in age from 12 to 72! Holding the attention of such a diverse group was no easy task, but she led us through the undiscovered areas of Siena and made it so exciting and informative. Both children and adults were enthusiastic followers as she meancered through the unknown, less toursited places in the city. But as a favour she also took us to the main cathedral and gave an amazing presentation! We spenf only 3 hours with her in June, 2012, but I want so much to return to Siena and tour with her again. Joyhobb

Visited June 2012
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Clearwater, FL
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“Best way to see Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

My husband and I were in Siena only for a short time and we were very fortunate to book a tour with Costanza. We saw and learned so much with her on our evening walking tour. We covered a lot of ground in about 4 hours. She is very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. We enjoyed our time with her.

Visited September 2012
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Suffern, New York
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“Best way to see Siena”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

It was a pleasure spending the day with Costanza. She was able to bring the history of Siena to life. Rather than just walking around aimlessly, we were guided through the city by Constanza and given a history and understanding of what we were seeing. We spent about 4 hours in Siena and then Costanza showed us where to eat. We then planned to meet her in San Gimignano for a tour of that city. We were delayed and she had phone issues but we eventually caught up with her at 4:30 and spent about 1 1/2-2 hours walking around San Gimignano. Again, it was great to have someone who knew the history taking us around. Costanza was such a nice, young woman and we felt very comfortable with her. We had a wonderful day and I'm so glad we had the opportunity to spend the day with her. Thanks, Constanza for helping to bring history alive for us in Tuscany.

Visited July 2012
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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“Glad we went with Costanza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

My wife and I were on our first visit to Tuscany and rather than book a tour for the entire trip we decided to arrange for guided tours for selected portions of our time. Relying on TA reviews we booked a full day walk from Pienza to Montepulciano and a half-day tour of Siena with Costanza of Siena Walking Tours. We are so glad we did! Costanza was very responsive in our email communications and provided all the information we needed to make arrangements. We met her in Pienza and it was immediately clear she would be a delight to spend time with, more like a friend than a tour guide. During our walk to Montepulciano she displayed her range of knowledge which was impressive, from history to flora and fauna. She chose a place for lunch at the 1/2 way point in Monticiello that was fantastic. The 9 mi. walk on the back roads of Tuscany turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. The tour of Siena was equally fun and informative. Constanza took us to see not only the major sights but also shared with us some of the interesting, lesser known aspects of Siena. She was sensitive to our needs and preferences and made the day really enjoyable. We highly recommend Costanza!

Visited May 2012
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“Wonderful Tour! Don't Miss This Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My husband & I recently took a walking tour with Costanza in Siena. She was such a wonderful tour guide from the very beginning. She brought so much life to the streets of Siena with her rich commentary, it was like we could actually imagine the noble families in the streets and St. Catherine there with us.
Right from the start she made us feel so welcomed. She is very friendly and can answer any questions, she tailored the tour to us, which was wonderful.
We have a friend in Siena! Next time we go we will definitely sign up for Costanza's other tours.

Visited June 2012
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