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“Professional, On time and Friendly Service”
Review of Tuscany Car Tours

Tuscany Car Tours
Ranked #2 of 40 Transportation in Florence
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Owner description: Tuscany Car Tours di Filippo Fattori is a company based in Florence which organize private tours all around Italy and we are specialized in Tuscany. Our enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism offer customers a way of experiencing the real Tuscany with a local, travelling safely and in comfort. In our tours you will see all the sites you expect to see - and visit places you have never heard of - but which you will want to see again!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Filippo picked us up at Livorno where our cruiseship was docked and first drove us to Pisa. There was 4 of us and we rode in a van. It was clean and comfortable and Filippo had a headset with microphone so that all us could hear him clearly while he drove. After Pisa we went to Florence.

We first went to Piazza Michelangelo, which has a beautiful overlook of Florence. On the way you pass by beautiful villas. He then drove us into Florence, and took us to all the important sites. He also reserved a time for us for the Academia gallery to see the David. We took our time in the museum and afterwards we had lunch at Osteria del Porcellino, which Filippo had recommended to us. We had Ribollita which is a Florentine soup and of course pasta!

After lunch, he showed us where the Duomo was and the surronding area that we could explore on our own. It was a great day and Filippo was professional, friendly and was totaly flexible. We returned to our ship on time as well.

With Livorno being so far from Florence and having only one day to see it, I think having a driver tour guide was well worth it in order to maximize our time. We didn't have to worry about finding our way or stand in any lines and he knew how long it would take to get back to the cruise ship.

Thank you Filippo!

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rantolino, Manager at Tuscany Car Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Thanks a lot for your very nice review!
I'm glad that you enjoyed your day in Tuscany with us!
Arriving with a cruise ship, you have just one day for everything and with our experience we try to show you what we think you might like. You still have a lot to see... whenever you like we are here!!
Ciao

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had a great day in Tuscany with Paolo visiting Greve and Casa Emma for a wonderful lunch and winery tour and even fit in Pisa. We were picked up promptly from the Port of
Livorno at the time stated and arrived back in Port with plenty of time to spare. Filippo responded quickly to all my emails and suggested different places to go. Our group of 6 enjoyed our short time in Tuscany and Paolo's knowledge of the area.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We hired Paolo for 2 days of driving in Tuscany. He gave us good advice in choosing some additional stops between our destinations on our limited time. Our stop in Greve was especially nice at the butcher, wine, cheese shop. And on our trip from Florence to Rome, we stopped in Montepulciano and he drove us to the top of the hill where other vehicles were not allowed to go. We were able to have a leisurely walk down to the parking lot, exploring along the way. We found Paolo to be very friendly and helpful and it was easy to understand his English - we spoke no Italian! The vehicle was very comfortable both temperature and space-wise - loads of space for all 6 of us and we are big people! It was so nice to be driven after sampling wine and big meals and not having to worry about who would be the designated driver.

Thank KentuckyRedhot
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rantolino, Manager at Tuscany Car Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2013

Grazie mille for the nice review.
Paolo is a good friend and a very professional tour leader.
Driving from Roma to Florence or viceversa, there are really a lot of interesting places to visit and I think you guys picked some of the best.
Ciao, I hope to see you again in Tuscany!

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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Our family group of seven adults spent a day in chianti country with Paolo and had a wonderful time. Arrangements were easy ahead of time, and he picked us up promptly at our apartment in Florence. We went first to a terracotta factory which was quite interesting, then into the charming town of Greve. We visited several shops there, including a wonderful shop for wine tasting (where we ordered wine to be shipped back to the U.S.!) We then had a late, multi-course lunch at the Casa Emma winery on their terrace overlooking the vineyards - beautiful, and my favorite meal my whole time in Italy! Paolo was friendly, knowledgeable, and very patient with our meandering group. I couldn't recommend a better tour - only wish we'd had time to do another day elsewhere in Tuscany!

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

One of our days during a first visit to Florence and Tuscany was spent on a countryside tour for our group of three. Of the options on the internet Filippo's company floated to the top of my searching based on his responsiveness, the reviews and flexibility with planning. We planned a whole day tour which costed about the same as other large group day excursions I have taken in Costa Rica and Cuba however this was personal and felt special. The day before our pre-booked excursion the company contacted our hotel to suggest a change in plans based on a forecasted full day of rain. We agreed and were able to shift our plans. The day turned out to be very wet. We were really pleased with our trip to Siena, Chianti and Sam Gimignano when the sun did shine. The highlight of our day was a stop at Casa Emma - a Chianti winery who's wines we can find (with a bit of effort) at home. Our driver Paolo is well informed about the history of the area and the wine and gave a lot of background information which is great to have. This tour is very flexible and we got to all the spots we had hoped to visit and we ended our tour at Michelangelo Square in Florence at our request. The entire day, including the wine and food and especially the countryside views will remain as fond memories. One of those places you can visit in your thoughts and instantly feel relaxed!

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