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“Highlight of our trip to Florence”
Review of Tours By Roberto

Tours By Roberto
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Asciano
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Tours by Roberto is an Italian company which opened in 2016. While our most popular services are guided minivan tours of the countryside, we also will help you plan week-long trips to other areas of the country or assist you with customized and special occasion events.
Reviewed June 11, 2013

It is unfortunate that this tour is listed out of Asciano as it is a little difficult for people visiting Florence to come across and they could miss out on an excellent opportunity. My wife and I were picked up in the morning by Anna and as no one else had signed up for that day, we were the only two on the tour. We stopped on the way out of town at Piazzale Michelangelo and were able to get some excellent pictures of Florence. From there we stopped at a small village and a couple of wineries. Wine tasting was a completely different experience from Napa, California in that it was much more personal and relaxing. Anna was a kick and spent the drive talking about history and giving us background about the wine region and any other questions we had. Highly, highly recommended for a great side trip from Florence.

Thank Sacramentotraveler7
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We did two tours with Roberto in May of 2013, the Chianti tour as well as the Val D'Orcia and the Etruscans tour. Both were fantastic. On the Chianti tour we visited 2 small villages and enjoyed the excellent scenery of the clay hills and the Chianti region. We had a wonderful lunch and then tasted wines and olive oil at a winery. We learned so much about wine making and the differences in Italian wine versus wine made elsewhere in the world. I was thrilled to have a chance to learn more about the agriculture and process of wine making, instead of being shuttled from winery to winery like other tours advertise.

On the Val D'Orcia and Etruscans tour we visited an Estruscan museum and learned more in an hour from Roberto than we ever could have on our own in a library. His knowledge is extensive and he shares the information with passion and enthusiasm. After the museum we ventured to lunch on a self-sustaining farm and learned about the process of making cheese and enjoyed an amazing lunch. The view from the farm has to be one of the most beautiful in the region. After lunch we toured Montepulciano and visited a coppersmith who still creates all of his pieces in the traditional style with tools his grandfather and father used.

Our 2 tours were easily the highlight of our 3 week trip in Italy. Both Roberto and Anna are amazing tour guides and their passion for Tuscany and its many treasures is what makes their tours second to none.

**Just a note (which they explain in all of their materials) - the museum entrance fee, lunches, wine tasting, etc were all extra and paid for in cash at the time of service. Remember to bring plenty of euros so you don't miss out on any of those wonderful experiences.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

What a wonderful day - we feel we have made a friend in Italy! Roberto is great fun, full of energy, passion and great jokes. We were a multi-national group and he managed to appeal to the humour of all of us. The winery we visited was great; Roberto was very knowledgeable and we tasted some fabulous wines and olive oil and learned lots. The wines were very reasonably priced so we have shipped 12 bottles home and cant wait for their arrival! We also visited a very picturesque medieval village followed by a lovely local eatery. Roberto drove slowly and carefully - we had 2 of our group prone to car sickness. The day in the Tuscan countryside is one I'll never forget and I would highly recommend this tour.

Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had an off-the-beaten-path tour with Roberto to the Chianti region of Tuscany, and would love to go back and do all his other tours. There was only one other couple booked, so we had a very pleasant time. Roberto is extremely knowledgeable about his home region and about world history in general, and we learned a lot. He is also very friendly and funny, and his English is impressive. Our wine-tasting experience gave us a whole new appreciation for Chianti - and olive oil - and we are still fondly talking about the osteria he took us to for lunch.

Thank NSOcean
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

What an absolute pleasure! Roberto is one-of-a-kind!! He had an incredible wealth of knowledge about the area and the art he showed us. He was everything anyone would want in a tour guide. Roberto made us laugh while at the same time making us think about and appreciate what we were seeing and experiencing. We hope to tour with Roberto again in the future.

Thank Onthemove26
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