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Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours

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Address: Piazza della Repubblica | And various locations, 50122, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 011.39.328.965.3558
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small...

Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty, Radio KISS 108 & NECN TV host Billy Costa and thousands of travelers of Royal Caribbean, Disney, Oceania, Seven Seas, Carnival, Seabourn & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designing every tour to suit the expectations of each couple, family or group has made lifetime memories for thousands of tourists.

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Not just facts and tid-bits, but Paul shares the milieux of the wonderful city of Florence in a refreshing way.

Paul's passion for sharing the whole picture of place and history shines through his tours. I can't praise him enough! We had a tour of Florence with museums in 2013 and returned... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pullman, Washington

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Pullman, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paul's passion for sharing the whole picture of place and history shines through his tours. I can't praise him enough! We had a tour of Florence with museums in 2013 and returned to him again in 2016. Our group was a mix of backgrounds, faiths, education levels, and Paul made the tour fun and educational, and inspiring. We learned so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paul was simply the. Eat tour guide I've had in my entire life. I have never learned more, learned to appreciate more, and learned the WHY behind everything we saw. I thought we were just getting a "tour", but we ended up getting an education I would pay a lot of money for. Absolutely amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (12 of us that are long-time high school/college friends) were fortunate enough to have Paul guide us during our visit to Florence about a month ago. From the time of booking, through the end of our tour, he was extremely easy to deal with and had a ton of great advice for us. We did the Florence 'Grand Tour,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travel all over the world. We have hired guides in many cities including Paris, Istanbul, Florence, Rome, and London. Hands down Paul is the best guide we have hired. He handles groups with ease. Our first tour in July 2015 was a multigenerational family of 5 people ranging in age from 5 to 70+. Paul handles all ages and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Skip this tour if you want a typical spewing of facts that leave you numb in the first half hour! We had an amazing morning with Paul exploring the streets of Florence. By guiding with questions and assisting with your responses he has you involved the entire event. This helps you not only see how and why this area developed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our tour began at the Academia, which houses Michelangelo's David, and then proceeded through the city visiting the exterior of the Medici's home, the Duomo ( inside and out), and ending with an hour and a half guided tour of the Uffizi galleries. Our tour guide was Paul Costa. Paul told us he has a Phd in art history, his... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had the incredible opportunity of a Florence tour with Paul Costa. I was on a photography tour with Nathan Smith Photography of Pisa, Italy. Nathan arranged this tour as he had participated in it 2 years ago and knew we would enjoy it. That is an understatement. Paul is friendly and funny and encouraged our participation in culling from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We booked the Florence city tour with Paul Costa as our tour guide. Paul's passion and love for his job shows in his twinkling eyes. We enjoyed the tour and would love to join Paul's other tours in the future especially if he himself will lead these tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We booked tours of Rome, the Vatican and Florence with Paul on the recommendation of friends of ours. Paul was excellent about communicating and explaining the different tours. We opted for the Florence Grand tour and a private tour of Rome and the Vatican. All three tours were wonderful and were the highlight of our trip! Paul and his Rome... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ok, this review may seem to be "planted", but I assure you it isn't. I was a guest instructor on a large group photography tour in 2014. Paul was our tour guide for our half of the group. I've never enjoyed a tour more! We were going to see The David statue by Michelangelo. Paul was enthusiastic, but more importantly,... More 

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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