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“A great way to see Tuscany” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tours Around Tuscany - Private Day Tours

Tours Around Tuscany - Private Day Tours
4841 Troon Drive | Lake Charles, Louisiana, 70605 Siena, Italy
+39 0577 1851602
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“A great way to see Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

My husband and I booked a private tour with Gianni of Tours Around Tuscany and had a great day. He is very knowlegable about so many topics from ancient history to current events. His English is very good. We went to small villages off the tourist route, a Benedictine abbey, sampled local wines, and totally enjoyed seeing the countryside. Had lunch at a local place with homemade pasta and wine. We both had a great day and if/when we return to Siena, we will contact Gianni again for another day tour in a different direction.
He is very busy in the high season and I can understand why.

Visited March 2013
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Lillian, Alabama
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“Truly Excellent Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We booked two trips with Gianni during the week we spent in Siena. Completely hassle-free, he was right on time to pick us up at our hotel. Gianni was extremely knowledgable and you could see that he was really proud of the history of this beautiful area. Both tours involved visits to wineries, and Gianni is also very knowledgable about the wines that come from Tuscany. He will tailor your time together to suit your needs and wants, and was very generous about time for photographs.He knows the area very well and you will certainly see some amazing sights far off the beaten path. Both tours were certainly among the highlights of our time in Italy. I can recommend Gianni without reservation, and would encourage anyone traveling to the area around Siena to try and book him for a tour. I can assure you you will not be disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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“Gianni (tours around Tuscany)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Gianni took our family party through Tuscan Villages, Siena and the countryside on a cold January 2013 day. He was perfect. I can highly recommend him. If you want a knowledgable, charming and multilingual driver-guide, look no further. Charles M.

Visited January 2013
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“A Day Long Remembered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I've been meaning to write this review since our day with Gianni last May. We had a wonderful month-long visit to Italy, and our day with Gianni was certainly one of the best. All arrangements were handled smoothly, and he picked us up at our hotel on time. He was entirely flexible on what to see and do, and had excellent recommendations when we were uncertain. He started the day by taking us to visit a monastery with wonderful frescos. He knew the priests, so we just walked in and toured with no one else around. We visited many wonderful small towns and had a delicious lunch together. We needed to catch a train to Florence at the end of the day, and Gianni delivered us to the train station, helped us buy the ticket, and accompanied us to the platform to make sure we had no problems. As others have said, his English is excellent and he has a great sense of humor that will insure a fun as well as educational day. My wife is still talking about it nine months later. I am skeptical of tours and I usually am inclined to rent a car, but our time was limited and this was definitely the best and most efficient way to see a lot of Tuscany in a day or two on a visit to Siena. I would give ten stars if I could.

Visited May 2012
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“Most Spectacular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We just had our tour with Gianni today. It was by far the best part of our trip so far. Gianni is very professional, speaks great English and will tailor your trip to your specific desire. You never feel rushed and have plenty of time fo take picfures. You get to visit off the beaten path areas that you would otherwise never make it to. We did a private wine tasting and tour with a local winemaker, visited a castle and other small villages. Gianni gives you his undivided attention and is incredibly knowledgable about the area. This tour is top knotch and worth every penny. Skip something else in order to do this tour!

Visited November 2012
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