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Walk About Tuscany Tours

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Address: Via Dupre 3, 53100, Siena, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 710 3833
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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My name is Gianni. I am a PhD geologist, certified nature guide and tour...

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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Excellent hiking guide

My wife and I engaged Gianni for two days of guided hiking in and about Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza. However, hiking was only the backdrop. Gianni brought to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jpalench
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Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I engaged Gianni for two days of guided hiking in and about Montalcino, Montepulciano and Pienza. However, hiking was only the backdrop. Gianni brought to the experience a rich and nuanced understanding of Italian culture, history and geology (he has a PhD in that discipline) that he cheerfully shares in impeccable English (courtesy of a UC Berkley... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were a little hesitant about this tour since the day before we took a tour to Cinque Terre which was terrible. To our surprise this tour was very well organized and our tour guide Sandra was amazing. She spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and also was funny. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gianni led a wonderful walking tour of beautiful vineyards and countryside in Chianti for our small party of 2. While trying to book this event, I was easily able to communicate via email with Gianni. He responded all my emails promptly and answered all my questions. He also suggested options based upon our preferences and was able to customize an... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an epiphany a few hours into our first tour with Walk About Tuscany. I realized that like many other visitors to Tuscany, I wanted to experience the area, not just see it, and that a hiking tour like the one we were one, was the very best way to make that happen. These hikes do not just consist... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I really loved our walks with Gianni! What a great way to see this area. The first day we walked around Montalcino. Gianni shared all kinds of history with us about the town. We stopped for some coffee and then went on to our brunello di montalcino winery tour. We really enjoyed learning about the wine making... More 

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Tours, responded to this review

Dear Jeasue, hiking combined with the discovery of little jewels (towns, producers, restaurants) is the way we believe you can appreciate this region better. A slow walking pace and talking to the locals is what we try to make happen in order to make your vacation in Tuscany an unforgettable one. Hopefully we will walk together again. Ciao! More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Tuscany for one week in June 2016 and had the great pleasure of spending a day with Dr. Gianni. We were seeking an active tour and Gianni met every expectation. We began with a walking tour in San Gimignano. Gianni smartly had us arrive early to beat the crowds. From there, we drove a few... More 

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Tours, responded to this review

Dear guest, I admit it. I don't like to visit a place if there are too many people. In my 15 years of experience guiding in this region I have understood the secrets to visit a place without being bothered by crowds of tourists. So we walk in vineyards, we stop at nice places that serve fresh food. Easy! You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I was planning a walking tour of Tuscany for a few years when I discovered Walk About Tuscany. I previously looked first at companies like Backroads and REI, but both were beyond my budget. A friend suggested I try someone locally based as it might be less expensive. An internet search gave me this company, run by Gianni Stanghellini ...... More 

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Tours, responded to this review

Dear Charles, this kind of feedback from customers make my job the best job in the world. Great collaborators, lovely countryside and super-nice guests like you make each day very special. I hope our trails will cross again in the future. Ciao for now! Gianni More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My family's experience with Walk About Tuscany was absolutely spectacular. From beginning to end, Gianni and his team were professional, responsive, friendly, and all-around great. For context, my family of 4, plus our older aunt and uncle, visited Cinque Terre and Siena with Walk About Tuscany. Our guides were Giulia (in Cinque) and Giani (Siena). First and foremost, the walks... More 

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WalkAboutTuscany, Owner at Walk About Tuscany Tours, responded to this review

Dear guest, pride is exactly what wine producers, guides, restaurant owners that work in this area feel. We loved to take you around hiking and tasting and we did it with pride because we think we are so lucky to live in Tuscany. 'till next time! Gianni More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We had 17 days in Italy and this was one of our favourite days. The day did not go as planned because of the weather. Heavy rainfall overnight meant our hike around Pienza was out of the question as the trail was too slippery. We met Gianni in Siena in appalling weather conditions and very limited visibility. We certainly couldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Our group of 19 went on a guided walk with Gianni. We started with a taxi ride to a small country cafe where we began our leisurely walk to Monteriggioni. It was a wonderful spring day and the wildflowers in the fields were in superb colour. Gianni told us about the history, the agriculture and the landscape and this added... More 

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