Our new best friend Emanuele picked us up promptly at 9 for a full day tour of the Chianti region! He enlightened us with his knowledge of architecture and history of the Tuscany region. His English was great and he has a wealth of knowledge. He has a degree in landscape architecture and I am a horticulturist...it was a match made in heaven. He easily addressed and answered my agriculture/horticulture related questions...even pointing out shrubs and trees along the way I had asked him about! We enjoyed a wonderful tour of Siena and then the best meal we have had so far at the winery Casa Emma. We really received a wonderful education on wine making and detailed descriptions of each course. Everything was fresh and homemade. After our lunch at Casa Emma we traveled through more of the Chianti region touring a small medieval village that was once a fortress and a nearby small village where I purchased an olive oil/balsamic vinegar dipping bowl combo which will go perfectly with the evoo and Modena balsamic vinegar (aged 12 years) that I also purchased prior to this tour! Emanuele was animated, funny and a great tour guide. I hope when you book with Tuscan Sunshine Tours you get Emanuele as your guide! You will not regret it!