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“Fantastic day!”

Franco Wine Tour Experience
Ranked #3 of 26 Food & Drink in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Franco Fadda Tours & Activities Snc is a fully licensed and insured Italy-based Travel Agency. You're staying in Siena and want to dedicate a day touring the wine regions?! Spend the day in the company of a local wine passionate and perhaps with a few other wine travelers.
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

What a wonderful tour! Franco is extremely knowledgeable about the region and wine. He was a gracious host and went out of his way to make the tour enjoyable and memorable. The wineries we visited were award winning and the wine we tried unsurpassable. The wine producers were also generous with their time and knowledge. Lunch was absolutely delicious plus the views were magic. If you are considering a wine tour in Tuscany, this is the one to choose!

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This was the best part of our trip by far. We went with the small group (4 couples total) Sienna tour for 130 Euros each. It wound up just being us on the tour which was perfect. Franco provides a full Tuscan experience, from food to wine to beautiful views of the Tuscan country side. Go with Franco if you're looking for a fantastic wine tour experience. Top three reasons to go with Franco:

1) The Full Tuscan Experience (Food, Wine, and the View): we first stopped at a local grocer shop to pick up locally produced salami, cheese, and bread to pair with our first wine tasting, and enjoyed a glass of table wine. Our first stop was a small producer whom Franco knew personally. We received a full tour of the production process and even met the producer while we were tasting the wines (we tasted the table wine, Rosso, and Brunello). For lunch we ate at Trattoria Il Pozzo where we tried tasty Tuscan classics such as local smoke prosciutto and melon, butter/sage ravioli, pasta with zesty marinara, braised beef, and wild boar. We headed to a larger producer where we tasted not only wine (table, special Merlot blend, Rosso, Brunello), but also Grappa. The views at the vineyards and during the drive are beautiful, classic Tuscan countryside.

2) Price - we can't believe we paid only 130 Euro for this tour. It far exceeded our expectations and we both felt we would pay this again in a heartbeat.

3) Franco - Franco provides full details on the production of the food, an extensive discourse on the wine, and is fun to chat with along the ride (tour was over 9 hours).

We wound up buying 8 bottles of wine (7 wine, 1 Grappa). This tour was hands down the best part of our trip.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We have now worked with Franco on 4 occasions over the last 4 years and he is UNBEATABLE! This is your chance to be a Tuscan for a day - the wine, the food, the views, the people...he makes sure you feel a part of it all.
Over the years, we have worked with wine tour providers in many countries and NONE have ever been as good as Franco! That's why we keep coming back.

Thank ChiT0wnF00die
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Franco picked us up from Siena train station on Sunday morning and took us on a most memorable wine tour along with another couple. We meandered through the countryside from Siena to Montacino before visiting the first winery. This was followed by a memorable lunch at a medieval hilltop village and then a visit to another winery before dropping us off at our B&B in the evening. The highlights - Franco's very personal stories about growing up and living in the region, two great boutique, family owned wineries producing great wine at reasonable prices and the fantastic Tuscan lunch topped off with Espresso with a touch of Sambuca. I have done wine tours in many countries but this was the most personalized, authentic and enjoyable wine tour I have ever experienced.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The wine tour was exceptional, Franco showed us a part of Tuscany that we could have not discovered without him. The entire day was awesome from start to finish. We enjoyed a personal visit to two wineries where we were welcomed like family. The restaurant was one of the best meals of our trip. Franco was a gracious host and went above and beyond the call of duty. Book him for a tour, it will be the highlight of your trip.

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