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“Manuele delivers an incredibly personal, AND memorable day in Tuscany!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Just in Tuscany Day Tours

Just in Tuscany Day Tours
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Owner description: Discover with me the most picturesque and charming sites of Tuscany :cities,hilltowns and villages. Tuscany off the beaten path is the best way to enjoy local delights: wine tours, extra virgin olive oil samples,truffle hunting, pecorino cheese tastings,butchery experiences.
Cedar Park, Texas
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“Manuele delivers an incredibly personal, AND memorable day in Tuscany!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

While spending a few days in Castiglione Fiorentino, we booked a day with Manuele and it has proven to be one of the most memorable days of our time in Europe. We tend to be planners who like to "be in control," but there is no doubt it was the best decision to hand over one of our days in Tuscany to Manuele. Our guidance was to visit 2-3 wineries and have some lunch, and once we were loaded up in his immaculate touring van, we were treated to in incredibly personalized day of local history, long standing customs, friendly conversations with local wine producers (including to everyone's surprise a drop-in conversation with a Countess), and lunch at a small restaurant owned by a "friend's mom." I promise you, spending a day with Manuele will make a great time in Tuscany even better.

Visited May 2013
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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“Perfect day in Toscana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Manuele is fantastic! We hired him for a day-long wine tour in Montalcino, and he greatly exceeded our high expectations. He knows Tuscany like the back of his hand and is engaging -- we all very much enjoyed spending the day with him. We had a surprise visit to a very small wine producer in a medieval village en route to Montalcino. There, we were able to meet the proprietor and sample wines in his private cellar. Then, we moved on to a spectacular Brunello tasting with a beautifully prepared lunch at a family winery outside of Montalcino. We ended the tour with a third amazing wine tasting a very small family winery followed by espresso and a walking tour of the town of Montalcino. Manuele put together a perfect day, filled with fun activities carried out at a leisurely pace. Without him, we wouldn't have had any of these experiences -- one simply cannot plan this kind of day using a guidebook or even trip advisor. Manuele's knowledge of local culture and wine are truly impressive, and he's a lot of fun to be with. We'd absolutely hire him again.

Visited March 2014
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Strongsville, Ohio
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“Manuele, the Best Tour Guide & Driver!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

We spent 6 days in Tuscany and was in the good company of Manuele, our English-speaking driver & tour guide! This friendly and personable man was very knowledgeable about all the cities, churches, towns, tour sites, people and culture of Tuscany and Italy. It was fun to be with him for so many days! He strived to take good care of us making sure we were comfortable, suggesting the best local sites, stores and restaurants to visit, and treating us with professionalism at all times! We learned so much about Tuscany and what it feels like to live in Tuscany. Our best days were in Cinque Terre, Siena, the different wineries in Tuscany/Chianti & Umbria (especially Goretti's Winery), Assisi, Castellina and Radda. His patience was evident when he waited an hour and a half for us to decide upon a table to purchase at Domiziani Ceramic Factory! Manuele helped make this vacation our "dream trip of a lifetime!" When you visit Tuscany, request Manuele as your driver and guide! Wishing you a dream trip of a lifetime!

Visited July 2013
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Adelaide
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4 reviews
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“Manuele is fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

Manuele transfered us from Assisi to Florence last May and he is the most courteous and friendly person. He was punctual and assisted with the luggage and his charming sense of humor was much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend Manuele as a driver and a tour guide as he has a wealth of knowlegede of Tuscany and surrounding areas and is extremely reliable.

Visited May 2013
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New Jersey
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

My husband and I visited the Tuscan area the first week of December for his 40th Birthday. Coming home in time for the holidays and starting a new job has delayed this review.

I can start off by saying that Manuele was the absolute best choice as our tour guide. He was born and raised in the area and knows the area best. Everywhere we went he seemed to know a friend or a colleague. He even took us into this tiny quaint beautiful town which we would have never visited let alone have found without him.

We scheduled 2 private tours with him; one in the Chianti region and the other in Montepulciano area. This also allowed us to enjoy the wineries without the worry of driving and navigating unknown roads. We visited wineries, restaurants and towns we would not have found without him. Every where he took us was a highlight. He is very easy to get along with, we felt as if we knew him for years. Aside of his knowledge of the area he was knowledgeable of the history and culture. It was 2 very full days that we will never forget.

We hope to visit again and will without a doubt reach out to Manuele. I personally would love to go one day and witness one of the yearly town races.

Please don’t hesitate to contact him. It was very well worth it in every way and should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Manuele if you are ever in the NY/NJ area don’t hesitate to contact us!

Carol & John

Visited December 2013
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