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“Alessandro is a legend!”

Alessandro Cammilli Private Tours
Ranked #7 of 376 Tours in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Hello and thanks! I am available for day trips, wine tours, shore excursions and transfers. I hope to see you soon in Tuscany, ciao!
Reviewed May 2, 2014

I booked Alessandro's services in Sep 13 for our honeymoon in Apr 14 after reading his excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. At all times during the booking process his replies were speedy and friendly which was very reassuring. The day before our tour he contacted me to arrange the pick-up time and there he was the following morning just as agreed. I can honestly say that the day that followed was one of the most enjoyable ever! It didn't matter that the weather wasn't the greatest during the day (cloudy skies and showers), we still had such fun. In the morning we went to San Gimignano, Monteriggioni & Siena plus a couple of other interesting hill towns. Ale dropped us off as near as he possibly could to the city walls (In Siena he took us right into the centre) and always gave us clear directions on where to meet him and where the points of interest were. He even bought us two entrance tickets for the Siena Duomo as a little honeymoon gift, such a nice touch. For lunch he took us to the 'Crazy Butchers' restaurant in Panzano where we had the best meal of our whole trip for 10 euros each, truly amazing! In the afternoon Ale took us to a couple of wineries (one wasn't even open, but the owners place such trust in him they let him borrow the keys!) and a lovely shop in Greve for a Pecorino cheese tasting. During the day Ale told us about his interesting former life as a policeman and his family and was interested in our story too. We really felt afterwards we had made a new friend. Don't hesitate in booking Ale, I will definately book again if i'm ever lucky enough to go back to Tuscany.

Thank rosco74
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Ale was an excellent tour guide. He planned out an amazing day for us filled with scenic views, wine tasting, vineyard tours, quaint villages, and even some history and cultural knowledge thrown in. Ale's personal touch and expertise of the area made our day one that we will always cherish!

1  Thank flygirl538
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We'd give him a 6 star rating if it were possible. All of his qualities mentioned in other reviews we found to be true. He was prompt, knowledgeable, entertaining, and accommodating.

We took 2 trips with him during our stay in Florence in April 2014. They were the best 2 days of our 9 day stay in italy!

There were 6 adults in our party and his Fiat Doblo was very comfortable for all of us. The first trip was to Pisa and Cinque Terre. He explained why salt is not found in Florence bread. We had breathtaking views high above the cliffs after our day in 4 of the 5 towns of CT. He really showed offf his driving skills that day.

Our 2nd trip later in the week was to San Gimignano and Siena in the morning, and then off to the Crazy butcher for a fabulous lunch, followed by a tour and wine, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar tastings at Fattoria Montagliri. We had a great time chatting with David, the owner. Be sure to ask to see his 4 lamborghinis. Later we did Verrazzno wine tastings with the self proclaimed "toy boy" Simon. Alessandro turned the car around for us when we mentioned we wanted to buy cheese to go along with the wine and salami we had purchased earlier in the day. While we strolled around a quaint town for a few minutes, Ale made arrangements to have a sampling of the local pecorino cheeses laid out for us. Delicious! Don't be turned off to the fact it is sheep's cheese.

We highly recommend Alessandro if you want to see these sights that are a few hours away from Florence, at very reasonable rates, but you don't want to be herded like cattle on those Viator-type tours.

Thank you Ale for helping us make such wonderful memories!

Thank Liz D
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Our trip included sight seeing adventures, a winery visit and special stops for our group that made it so special! You won't be disappointed booking with Allesandro!

Thank Sharbear3
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Our group of eight had the most wonderful two days with Alessandro! Ale is the utmost professional and we were totally pampered. We had the Tuscany wine tour one day and the Pisa/Cinque Terre/Lucca tour the following day. Ale takes care of everything and we felt so special. And, to please eight women is saying something! All the details are taken care of: pick up and drop off at the hotel, the most wonderful places for lunch, and, he even put up with us singing! You will not be disappointed! He books WAY in advance - so keep that in mind. Again, I cannot say enough how pleased you will be with his service. Next time I'll keep in mind that he also does transfers between the cities and airports...

Thank Diana C
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