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Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours

Florence, Italy
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About Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours
Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty, Radio KISS 108 & NECN TV host Billy Costa and thousands of travelers of Royal Caribbean, Disney, Oceania, Seven Seas, Carnival, Seabourn & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designing every tour to suit the expectations of each couple, family or group has made lifetime memories for thousands of tourists.
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This tour has been my best selling one for over 15 years. Customers finish the tour truly understanding the importance of the Renaissance and the Medici family. We cover topics that to many society's today are taboo but during the Renaissance were part of everyday life. I love sharing the ironic, strange & different daily routines of Renaissance Florence.

All tours are considered semi-private up to 11 people. If your party is composed of 12 people or more people it automatically becomes 100% private.
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Sonoma Wine Country wrote a review Oct 18
Santa Rosa, California3 contributions
1) If you just want to taste some wine go somewhere else. If you want an unforgettable online Tuscan wine tasting experience that you will remember forever sign up with Paul Costa now. Paul is a master of storytelling and historical context of all things Italy. His deep understanding of Italian wine, the Tuscan region and everything in between is evident from the first moment you meet him. This guy’s passion will totally ignite your curiosity and captivate the imagination. Our 90 minute online multi-flight tasting was incredibly fun, educational, and everyone in attendance was blown away. Paul, you are absolutely the best!! Thank you for doing what you do! John and Anne A., Santa Rosa, CA. USA. 2) Paul’s online guidance through proper tasting of Italian wines is only the tip of the wine iceberg. The richness and depth of his presentations rely on his unique ability to weave throughout the tastings his vast knowledge of  local growing regions with stories of the founding families of Italian winemaking. Sprinkled throughout was information on the historical significance of each along with incredibly interesting threads of art history. Paul accomplishes this all with good doses of humor, down to earth language and interactive conversation. He’s an extraordinary teacher, an absolute gem! Scott and Jane B. Sonoma County, CA. USA
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Alex wrote a review Oct 13
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Several friends and I got together for a virtual wine tasting with Paul. What an amazing experience. Paul has a wealth of knowledge about all Italian wines but we decided to focus on Chianti. Paul recommended 6 wines for us to taste and he broke them down effortlessly. He pointed out the nuances of each one and explained in detail how they were made. Paul is passionate about his craft and has a great personality that will also make you laugh a lot. I can't wait for the next one we do! I highly recommend Paul for any virtual wine tasting and I am certainly going to visit Paul in Florence for an in person tasting and tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ron wrote a review Apr 2020
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We had a group of 11 people and for most of us it was our first trip to Florence. We received a very favorable recommendation from a neighbor (Spencer Parkinson). In fact it almost seemed too good. But he was spot on. Paul is the best. I reached out to him and he responded extremely fast to ascertain what we were looking to see, spend and customize. He tour of Florence and the wonderful art was very enlightening. He had such a great way to focus in and expand our knowledge. The group enjoyed the banter with him. He was always very engaging and kept all of our interest. He also arranged some private car tours around Tuscany and to Cinque Terre for us. Booking with Paul was a great decision!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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EdistoJanie wrote a review Mar 2020
Edisto Beach28 contributions9 helpful votes
For 9 years I have hired Paul to guide my Florence tours. I bring 20-50 people every year to Tuscany. No one does it better. His in-depth knowledge is second to no one. Whether you are a family, couple, group or single traveler, call or message him for availability and pricing. He has his history down and will cultivate in you a passion for Florence. I will never go to Florence without some time with Paul Costa. He is simply, the best!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Michael T. wrote a review Feb 2020
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Paul did an awesome tour. We spent a good amount of time in the Galleria dell’ Accademia, where we learned so much about Renaissance Art and life in that period, Paul’s knowledge is unsurpassed. And at the end of the day, we had so much to share with each other in our group about what we had learned. Paul is engaging as a guide, and makes you feel like the experience is individual to you and your group, nothing came off as scripted, or a story he’d told a thousand times. Would highly recommend him to anyone, and look forward to doing one of his tours again.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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