Driver in Florence, Tuscany

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Driver in Florence, Tuscany

Driver in Florence, Tuscany
5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Minibus with licensed driver for tours and transfers in Tuscany and anywhere in Italy.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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Hailey S
38 contributions
Above & beyond driver!
Nov 2021
Our group of 4 had a fantastic time with Valerio! He was a good driver with a clean and comfortable van which included WiFi. He was very knowledgeable not just about Florence/Tuscany but about Italy as a whole. While he gave several excellent recommendations, he was also not pushy when we opted for something other than his recommendation. He even went above and beyond to contact wineries to see if they had time for tours for us and sent us recommendations for Rome even after he was done being our driver. He was genuinely a nice guy who wanted to ensure we made the best of our time in Italy. We would highly recommend Valerio.
Written November 26, 2021
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Eliisa
Corona del Mar, California15 contributions
Great service!
Jul 2021
Our driver Valerio was very professional, knowledgeable and fun to travel with. He knew a lot about the area and took us to the best places in Chianti, Siena and surrounding areas. He was on time, patient and flexible with our wishes. Highly recommend!
Written August 12, 2021
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I hope to see you again soon. Thank you Eliisa.
Written August 23, 2021
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TogaDriver
North Bay, CA2 contributions
Valerio was great! Hiring a driver for the day was the way to go!
Feb 2020
Valerio picked us up on time, took us to a view spot for pictures of Florence that we never would have found on our own without a car, and got us to our tasting event at Felsina with time to spare. After our amazing lunch he adapted to how long we took and we visited San Gimignano on the way back to Florence. We would DEFINITELY contact Valerio again when we return. è molto bravo!
Written February 21, 2020
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Thank you, see you soon. Valerio
Written February 22, 2020
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trevorkeyse
West Sussex, UK4 contributions
Our Driver Valerio
Nov 2019 • Couples
We spent a day with Valerio. We were picked up on time from our hotel and Valerio was great company during the day we spent with him. He spoke perfect English, very polite and very knowledgeable. He took us everywhere we wanted to go plus a few other interesting places that he recommended.
Driver in Florence is highly recommended
Written November 26, 2019
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I hope to see you again soon. Thank you Trevor.
Written November 27, 2019
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Beth K
1 contribution
Wonderful driver with knowledgeable and festive presence.
Oct 2019 • Family
We enjoyed Valerio’s attitude and expertise. Plenty of room in has van for my fathers’s scooter and our luggage. Attentive to our needs.
Written November 25, 2019
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Thank you Beth.
Written November 26, 2019
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If you need a driver, Lorenzo should be your man
Nov 2019
We hired Lorenzo for two days......a trip from Florence to Siena with a stop at Volpaia Winery on the return and the next day a trip from Florence to Antinori Winery about 45 minutes south of Florence. Lorenzo was everything you could ask for.....on time, knowledgeable of the area, friendly, reasonably priced and knew exactly where he was going. Would highly recommend him!
Written November 16, 2019
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Thank you very much. See you again next time.
Written November 17, 2019
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IDKDavid
2 contributions
Great Experiance !
Aug 2019
We used Valerio for a custom tour through vineyards in the Chianti region. He was on time, the car was spacious and clean, and he picked us up around the corner from our Airbnb. We loved how flexible he was with our itinerary, and how reliable he was. We even accidentally left a bag in his car, and he returned the next morning to drop it off to us! Great experience all around!
Written September 8, 2019
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Thanks for everything. I hope to see you again soon. Valerio
Written September 9, 2019
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mric000
New Jersey26 contributions
RELIABLE AND BEST DRIVER TO USE WHILE IN TUSCAN REGION!
Aug 2019
This was our second time using Valerio as our Private Driver while In Tuscany with our daughters. He is always on time, and very knowledgeable of this region and makes wonderful suggestions for wineries and stops. His prices were more than fair!! His Tour Van well equipped and very clean inside. I highly recommend Valerio if you want to hire a private driver while in Northern Italy. My daughter left her wallet at a winery and he was kind enough to go back and retrieve for her and return it on our final pickup from Florence to Rome. Thanks Valerio for your great service and we look forward to seeing you again on our next trip to Italy! Grazie. Rita❤️
Written September 5, 2019
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Thank you Rita, it's always a pleasure to offer you my services. See you next time.
Written September 6, 2019
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viajes001
Houston, TX199 contributions
I do not recommend
Jun 2019 • Solo
I travel to Italy often and hire private drivers on a regular basis. I have my go to drivers in Florence but unfortunately they were not available during this trip so I had to try someone new and I picked the wrong company. Though there were few reviews on Tripadvisor they were good and Valerio was very responsive when I emailed him so I decide to give this company a chance. I was staying in agriturismo near San Gimignano for a few days so I need a transfer from Florence to the agriturismo and then back to Florence a few days later. I asked if it was possible to add a half day tour to one of the transfers and Valerio was very accommodating. We agreed that the half day tour would be from 9-2 on the day of the transfer to the agriturismo and that I wanted to do some wine tastings at an accessible place since I am in a wheelchair. A few days before the tour I emailed him my address for pick-up and he responds see you at 10:30 which is an hour and a half after what we had agreed. I emailed him back and we agree that he will pick me up at 9:30 a.m.and drop me off at the agriturismo at 2:30 p.m. Two days before he is scheduled to pick me up I emailed him my Italian cell number and tell him I will be waiting for him outside of my apartment at 9:30 a.m. on the agreed upon date and ask if I can pay with the credit card (the website states we can). He responds that Luca will be my driver as he, Valerio, is going to Portofino with a group of 8. I verify that Luca is aware of which wineries don't have steps for my wheelchair and he claims that he is aware. He also said that I had to pay Luca in cash as he did not have a credit card machine but that on the way back he, Valerio, would be picking me up and I could pay with credit card.

Luca was timely, friendly, and spoke English but was very unprepared. He did not have a since of where he was taking me to visit. He kept telling me I know what village I am going to take you to visit. You are doing to love it. We would get tot he village and he would speeds through it. He never offered for me to get down in any of the villages and I did not ask because I kept think we are getting down at the next one. I kept asking him which winery we were going to visit for the wine tasting and he would not give me a direct answer. At one point he said we are going to Antinori next but what he meant by that was that we were driving by it. I finally became very frustrated and said when are we doing the wine tasting and he said you can do a wine tasting during lunch which that was not what I agreed with Valerio. We had agreed that I wanted to visit wineries. He drove around lost and did not seem familiar with the area. He stopped to ask someone on the street if they new were there was a winery and they said there were not any in that vicinity. He kept driving we went past one that was closed but he called the number and they opened it up for me to do a wine tasting. I have to say that once he saw I was upset he did all he could to fix things. After the tasting we went and had lunch at winery which was delicious and we did have a scheduled reservation.

Two days later Valerio was scheduled to pick me up at the agriturismo for my transfer back to Florence. To my surprise and without warning, it was Luca that picked me up and not Valerio. The day before someone had called the agriturismo to confirm my pick up time. In all honesty I don't know if it was Luca or Valerio. To me this is very unprofessional as I was expecting Valerio. He should have emailed me to let me know that it was Luca picking me up. Additionally this is an issue because I was expecting to pay with a credit card since Valerio has the credit card machine. Fortunately I had enough cash to pay Luca for the transfer. The return trip also had issues as when we were approaching Florence Luca said he had some tickets that he had to pay before he could drop me off since I was in the historical center and you need special permission to enter the historical center. We stopped at some municipal building and he went inside to pay while I waited inside the car. He did leave the air-conditioning on but this was in the middle of the first heatwave and very unprofessional. This should have been taking care of before he went to pick me up. I have never had a driver do this and have always stayed in the historic center.

I would not recommend this company to anyone. There are many much more professional private drivers in Florence and Tuscany.
Written July 25, 2019
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I'm sorry you had problems with Luca, but he's one of the best private drivers in Florence, for ten years to date, recognized by the whole tuscan industry. The problem is, you weren't kind enough to him and you demanded too much from a low-paid service. Anyway thank you. I wish you a better stay for your next visit. My best regards. Valerio
Written July 26, 2019
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Imrana M
2 contributions
Excellent Experience!
Jul 2019 • Family
Val arrived 30 minutes prior to our pick up time. He drove us ALL DAY, had wonderful suggestions and was helpful. His van was clean and his competence was unparalleled. Highly recommend retaining him!
Written July 15, 2019
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Thank you for everything, I hope to see you again soon.
Written July 18, 2019
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