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“Our most beautiful day in Italy” 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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Bathurst, Canada
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“Our most beautiful day in Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a 5 week visit to many parts of Italy. The most memorable and relaxing day however, was the day we spent with Gianni touring Southern Tuscany. Since photography is a favorite hobby for my wife and I, we shared our interests with Gianni and gave him "carte blanche" to show us the best of Southern Tuscany; and he did! We visited too many places to name them; all as beautiful as one another. We particularly appreciated Gianni's friendlyness and and his genuine interest to please us. Other than the beautiful places that we visited, we particularly enjoyed having lunch and spending quality time with Giacomo's family. We had hoped for a wonderful day and we were more than satisfied. Thank you Gianni! We hope to be able able to return to your wonderful part of the Country some day. If we do, rest assured, we will meet again!

Visited June 2014
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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“5 Fabulous Days in Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We recently returned from a week in Tuscany. It was a wonderful time and Gianni and his team helped make it a fantastic vacation.

Gianni provided our transfer transportation to and from the airport with an added tour of Pisa and Luca when we arrived. Manuele guided us magically through the Chianti region where we enjoyed the landscape, a fantastic Tuscan meal at a local taverna, strolled through small towns and sipped Chianti at a beautiful winery. Manuele was incredibly personable, fun and knowledgeable. (Blue Tour)

The next day Gianni took us through Montalcino and Montalpulciano in Southern Tuscany (Red Tour). He expertly guided us through a Benedictine Monastery communicating and captivating us with the history behind the art, architecture and monks like we were listening to a bedtime story. He picked a fantastic place for wine tasting at lunch with Giacomo, Sylvia and Inna at Il Cocco Vineyard (separate review posted). Giacomo’s story, vineyard and wines were wonderful and the lunch was equally matched. By the time we finished lunch, we were all old friends.

Our third tour was with Mariella through San Gimignano and Volterra, two very different towns with two very different charms. We enjoyed a fantastic and fun wine tasting in between as well with Luigi and his family at Tenuto Torciano.

On our last day Manuele took us to the beautiful town of Assissi adorned with limestone churches and interesting history of the patron Saint Francis. It was amazing the way Manuele maneuvered the car through the tiny archways and small streets, enabling us to see far more than we could have on our own two feet. Our last stop was Perugia which was beautiful as well.

All in all the “Tours Around Tuscany” team provided us a great week. Gianni help us plan a few months in advance to make sure we touched on every area we wanted to see. His correspondence was helpful, friendly and prompt and we got exactly what we expected and more. We would highly recommend Gianni and his team if you ever have the good fortune to visit Tuscany.

Visited July 2014
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Avon Lake, Ohio
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“Our Favorite Italian Tour Guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Five of us traveled to Italy to celebrate my sister-in-law's 50th Birthday. The first three days were spent traveling and touring with Gianni. He picked us up at the Pisa Airport and transported us to Siena. Along the way, Gianni was very informative telling us different tidbits of information such as how olives were harvested. His greatest attribute is his personality. He is a delightful person and extremely easy to speak to. He told us about the history of the horse race in Siena and the "punching" between the rival districts of the city. It was hilarious and something my wife and I look forward to seeing in the coming years. His recommendation that night for dinner in Siena was perfect. One of the best meals I have ever had.
Our second day was spent touring Tuscany including many small, quaint towns, a fantastic lunch, a great tour of a winery and driving through the beautiful countryside. We would not have been able to enjoy all of the places we visited without this Tuscan treasure guiding us. I highly recommend a full day tour of Tuscany with Gianni. It will be an experience that you will never forget.
Gianni drove us from Siena to La Spezia so that we could take the train to the Cinque Terre. The three hour drive was filled with stories, laughter and the realization that we hit the jackpot when we found Gianni and Tours Around Tuscany!

Visited June 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“An Incredible Journey Through Tuscany!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a HIGHLIGHT DAY of our month in Italy. Gianni picked us up in Sienna and asked us what we wanted to see/do! It was just the three of us(he never takes more than four and they have to be travelers together). He listened to what we said we liked and customized our day just for us. He took us to places only an Italian who grew up there would know about. He arranged our day to accommodate our tastes. We told him what we were tired of seeing and asked his advice about what else was possible and he came up with some great places that made some great memories of a Tuscany most travelers will never know. He is attentive, passionate about Tuscany, and knowledgeable about the history and culture of a land he obviously loves. A wonderful day spent with a truly incredible man! Thank you Gianni! You Rock!

Visited May 2014
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Warrenton, Georgia
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“Great day in Tuscany!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My family and I just returned from two weeks in Italy and definitely the highlight was our all day tour of Tuscany with Gianni. He picked us up from our hotel in Sienna and dropped us off when the day was over. Gianni is very knowledgable of the area and took us to many small villages. He allowed us time to shop, take pictures, whatever we wanted. We had driven some of Tuscany on our own, so he customized his tour with us to areas we did not go. Lunch was an absolutely wonderful feast. We dined at a local spot with a great view of Tuscany. Instead of having to choose one or two dishes, the owner provided us with samples of many different dishes they offer. We finished the meal as customary with a cheese plate. Local wine accompanied the meal. The little villages he took us to we would have never found on our own. We also enjoyed wine tasting in Montepulciano.I highly recommend Tours Around Tuscany.

Visited June 2014
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