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About Walk About Italy
My name is Gianni. I am a PhD geologist, certified nature guide and tour operator. Let me show you around the undiscovered Tuscany and set up your trip. I organize active tours. You will be able to enjoy beautiful walks in the countryside and through small villages, interact with the locals and sample great food and wines in Tuscany and Italy. I am a 46 year old resident, so passionate about my country. Only private tours or small group joinable tours. No bus crazy crowds! Let me put together a great active and cultural vacation for you and your friends. Please read my reviews.
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Steve P wrote a review Dec 2019
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina16 contributions4 helpful votes
This was our very first trip outside of the United States and I had dragged my feet for a few years on booking this trip. My wife found it a while ago and has wanted to book a trip ever since. I had fears of issues with missing flights, lost luggage and reservations, not being able to communicate or just not getting the trip we thought we would get and I have to say that from the very first moment I contacted Gianni to our very last day in Italy it couldn't have been a more perfect experience. We arrived a day early and extended our trip by two days and Gianni helped me plan those days. Gianni was so responsive to all of my inquiries and provided me an abundance of information that helped me decide to book this trip. THE TRIP....words cannot describe the experience of the trip. We were fortunate enough to have Gianni on the trip and along with Sara the local tour guide, we spent 6 days walking, eating amazing food and drinking fantastic wine while learning about the rich history of the area. There was no way we could have planned a similar trip and experience what we experienced on our own. We really got to experience an "off the beaten path" tour of Italy. I was so amazed with how each day was so carefully planned and how each tied into the previous day as well as prepare you for the following day and somehow Gianni always managed to pull out from his back pack in perfect condition, a special pastry treat for us in the middle of our hike. There isn't a day that goes by where my wife and I have not taken a moment to think about the time we spent there and all of the memories that we created. Whether you have been to Italy one hundred times or this is your first time, you MUST include Walk About Italy in your plans for your next trip to Italy. Thank you Gianni for creating such an amazing experience and sharing your home country with us! We cant wait to do another trip with you!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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ClairedeKalb wrote a review Nov 2019
Illinois578 contributions8 helpful votes
I was with a group of women staying in Siena, and few of us contacted Gianni requesting a day tour with Walk About Italy, based on prior wonderful tours with Gianni in years past. He was not available at the time we were to be there, but referred us to one of the other guides, Lorenzo, who recommended a personalized tour based on our expressed interests. It could not have been better! Lorenzo was charming, very knowledgeable and informative, and kind, and put a lot of thought into making it a great experience for us. I could not recommend Walk About Italy more highly -- they are a class act.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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CathyJacob wrote a review Nov 2019
Dartmouth, Canada1 contribution
This tour exceeded every expectation and expectations were high when our group of eight women traveled from Nova Scotia to join this hiking tour of Tuscany. Every aspect of this tour - the quality of the food and wine, the way in which the tour was designed, the refreshing hikes through the stunning Tuscan countryside and the quality of the experiences were nothing short of impeccable. Every place they took us provided an exceptional experience. One of my friends and I are sensitive to gluten. They provided beautiful, nutritious and delicious gluten free options that were often the envy of others at our table. I am in my early 60s and fit and I found the challenge level of the hikes perfect for me - enough to feel that I got a good workout but not so much to have me wanting it to end. Gianni and his team are top notch - friendly, responsive and knowledgable. The whole thing was absolutely superb. I recommend Walk about Italy without hesitation.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Tanya W wrote a review Nov 2019
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Yet again Gianni organised a wonderful tour for us - this time in Sicily. Two years ago we did walk about Tuscany and now my husband and I with a group of friends returned to walk about Sicily. Wonderful food, great wine, fabulous walking and hiking, amazing sights and views with a good bit of history and geology thrown in. A thoroughly enjoyable experience
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from WalkAboutTuscany, Proprietario at Walk About Italy
Responded Nov 12, 2019
...and yet again you have been wonderful guests! We are so happy to consolidate the relationship between Walk About Italy and guests like you. How lucky we are to work/walk/laugh/eat/drink together people like you? See you soon in your next destination with us...maybe Amalfi?
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mdv99 wrote a review Nov 2019
Windsor, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
Along with my mother and two sisters, we joined a group of 11 in total for an amazing walking tour of Amalfi Coast. The organization of this tour was superb, and we learned a lot (especially geology) and had a lot of fun. The food and drink was first class, and the hotels were lovely. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from WalkAboutTuscany, Proprietario at Walk About Italy
Responded Nov 12, 2019
You girls have been tremendously stimulating for us along the trip. Your kindness, smiles and nice conversation made me and the other guide so happy to be guiding such a nice group of people. My question is: which tour will be next? Looking forward to seeing you and the family once more!
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