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“Truely a Five Star Experience”
Review of Hills and Roads

Hills and Roads
Ranked #126 of 910 Tours in Tuscany
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Luca provided an experience of Tuscany, Florence, Sienna, Assisi, San Gimignano, farm house dining with a pasta making lesson and many small side trips to medieval treasures with constant patience and dedication to communicating his wide knowledge of the history of the land.
He provided expert drivers for the entire 10 days our group was in Tuscany. The dining, wine tasting, olive oil tasting and delicious lunches were a joy.
Maria is a jewel of a person; smart, educated, beautiful, caring and attentive. She offered much insight into the current Italian culture while being able to communicate the depth of the history of Italy and it's impact on current issues. What a find!
We would never have had anything close to the amount of Italian experience without Luca and his fabulous team!!!!
This is the way to go!

Thank Robin K
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I took a private day trip with Hills and Roads starting from our Florence hotel and are so pleased we did. Booking was simple, it seemed too easy really. We gave vague suggestions of what we wanted to see in Tuscany and Luca came up with a perfect itinerary. We could not have replicated this trip on our own even with a rental car. Our driver was a wealth of information and really made the trip. We were able to see the countryside, castles, wineries with vineyard and olive groves, hilltop towns, etc; all the things we wanted to experience and more. Our driver made us feel very comfortable and relaxed and we left the day having had an excellent experience. We would definitely recommend Hills and Roads to friends traveling in the area.

1  Thank Amy P
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

It is only because of the drivers with Hills and Roads that has made our recent trip to Tuscany one to never forget. The drivers all speak English and they have total knowledge of the areas, mideval cities, towns, wineries; you name it they have an abundance of knowledge. They make you feel comfortable and re-assurred of always being safe. Christiani picked us up from the Florence airport and was kind enough to take us to a grocery store for supplies before we reached our beautiful Cottage la Vita, amazing! Luca, the owner of the company, was a gentleman and always made sure that if he was not available that someone else was. Marella, full of energy and fun; Maria felt like our daughter and made us feel like her best friend. Thank you Luka and staff for taking such good care of us and making us feel safe and yet feel that we were on a wild adventure, which the four of us "seniors" were. You are our first call if we ever have the opportunity to returen to beautiful Tuscany, Siena, Italy! Thank you!! Anne

1  Thank Anne M
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Maria picked us up promptly at our hotel in Florence. We had such a fun day. Before our tour got started, we stopped at a place overlooking Florence to get a great photo op of the whole city which was absolutely breath-taking. Then we began our beautiful drive through the picturesque hills of Tuscany, stopping along the way for pics and a yummy cappuccino. Luckily for us, our driver, the lovely Maria had a great sense of humour and went along with our antics - we had a blast hanging out with her. She customized our tour perfectly, planning a delicious lunch and wine tasting at Capella Sant'Andrea for us. If you have the chance try to make this a stop along your tour. It was one of the highlights of our day. Flavia, owner and gracious host made us a wonderful lunch (so fresh and delicious) and the wine was perfectly paired up. We brought some back with us despite having no extra rom in our luggage. We also went to San Gimiagnano and walked around taking in the sights, music and award winning gelato! There's more but too much to write in a review, just book and find out for yourself. You won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Carol Anne J
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Even though we rented a car in Florence (at the airport) for the drive through Tuscany, we decided to leave the driving to someone else for our day of wine tasting. We booked the September reservation already last December. Luca reserved the date for us with no down payment and was very responsive to my endless questions over email.

Our driver was Christiano - and he was great! He was informative and engaging throughout the day -- of course, we loosened up a bit and got more chatty as the day progressed! :-) We saw 4 wineries and made 2 quick stops at tiny villages for sightseeing. Christiano makes a great tour guide!

The only glitch we ran into was what appeared to be a scheduling issue. We arrived at the Sovestro winery for our tour/lunch only to find out that we were an hour 'late'. I know that Christiano didn't believe we were late as he commented when we drove by Sovestro that we had to come back that way for our tour later. To be fair, Sovestro served us lunch first (out of order) and gave us a quick (unfortunately VERY quick) tour afterwards. They were very gracious and accommodating, but it was obvious there was a mix up. If it were only the one mix up, I wouldn't even write about it but at 2 other places they were 'surprised' to see us when we showed up. Again, everyone was accommodating and our day wasn't significantly impacted in any way, but it was obvious we were about a half-step off from our intended schedule.

I would definitely recommend Hills and Roads but would suggest that you request that Luca and team confirm that his intended itinerary is actually reserved before heading out.

Thank sle20
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