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“Thanks Nicola!”

Nicola Scovenna NCC - Private Tours & Transfers
Ranked #2 of 37 Tours in Livorno
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Nicola Scovenna NCC is a private car hire company with base in the port city of Livorno. Our drivers operate mainly in Tuscany, specializing in shore excursions.
Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and I joined another family (that we met through Cruise Critic) to go to Florence and Pisa with Nicola for the whole day. He was super friendly and helpful. He even took us to a vineyard despite our group requesting it (for the first time) while on our way to Florence. It was also nice to have the free wifi in the van since we hadn't gotten the chance to use the internet much throughout our cruise.

I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIM! Great price & great service :)

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had never booked an excursion independently before, but this was a special cruise holiday for our family of seven, three of us were celebrating an 18th, 30th and 50th birthdays! My husband researched various private drivers. We chose Nicola after reading his fantastic reviews on trip-advisor. Straight away Nicola was prompt with explanation and correspondence at the time of our booking. He was true to his word and was waiting for us when we docked at Livorno. The people carrier was air conditioned, clean and spacious. I was very impressed that he had brought two types of child seats for my three year old grandaughter to try for best fit.
Nicola recommended to drive to Pisa first to avoid the crowds. We then went onto Florence, visiting all the tourist hot spots. Nicola took us to a fantastic restaurant for lunch, after which he gave us a map of Florence and clearly marked and explained a meeting/ pick up point, after we had free time to meander around enchanting Florence.
Nicola's driving was so safe, we all fell asleep on the way back. The whole experience from start to finish was beyond expectation, a truly magical journey which we will reflect upon with great fondness and warmth.
Thank you NIcola for making our special birthdays/ holiday most memorable by your charm and star quality service. We will book you again in a heartbeat!
Dave and Jane Henderson & family.

1  Thank David H
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

Recently returned from 14 great days on the Celebrity Equinox. One of the first excursion was in Naples from which we hired Nicola to drive our party of four to Florence for sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Nicola is very prompt, helped up experience things not normally seen on larger tours, and kept our interest front and center. Nicola also knew where to park so our day was pleasant with minimal effort. If we ventured somewhere that did not allow local parking, he gave us a phone so we could call. We did this twice and he showed up within seconds! Amazing.

1  Thank Ralph M
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Recently returned from a cruise on Oceania Nautica where I booked a van for eight of us to go into Florence for the day (We opted out of Pisa). Michel picked us up on time, was courteous, imparted local knowledge, and was very helpful when we arrived, dropping us off, stopping for bathroom breaks and picture stops on the way, and then personally taking two of us to the reservation office for the museum to pick up tickets, and dropping them back more in the centre of the city. He arranged to meet us at the end of the day and was on time, and when we hit a huge traffic jam and were concerned about the return to the ship, he got off the highway and found a way round it, and we were back on in minutes, with no traffic jam (later we found others on ships tours were late getting back). We gave him a tip, which wasn't large we thought, but for which he was genuinely very grateful, and there were hugs all round when we left. A very nice man and a careful driver. We went on other trips in other ports but the group all agreed in the end that Michel had been our best driver.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We were a group if 8 people organized through cruise critic to transport us from the port yo Florence. Nicola was punctual, is an excellent driver,and tries hard to please. His van was immaculate and very comfortable . He provided wifi which my daughters greatly appreciated during the long drive to Florence.Upon arriving in Florence he provided a map and highlighted the streets to walk on. My only complaint is that he advertises that he will provide information during the drive. Unfortunately the front seat passenger spoke Italian and they spent the entire trip speaking to each other in Italian even though everyone including the passenger spoke English. We would have enjoyed the opportunity to be included in their conversation and had expected to learn about Tuscany during the long drive. Other than this, Nicola is very responsive, reliable, and aims to please. If you are looking for reliable comfortable transportation Nicola is a great choice. However, if you are looking for a guide to provide you information I would not recommend your using him.

1  Thank kagewillis
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