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“A Wonderful Tuscan Experience”
Review of Chianti Inside Out

Chianti Inside Out
Ranked #195 of 401 Tours in Province of Florence
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
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“A Wonderful Tuscan Experience”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

We arrived in Italy on Saturday afternoon and spent our first full day in Italy with Enzo. What a day! ..and what a way to begin our vacation. After Enzo picked us up from our hotel in Florence, we immediately felt comfortable and like we were reuniting with an old friend. Enzo is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We spent the ride over to our first stop talking about the region of Chianti, the local history, and- of course- food and wine.

When we arrived in the Chianti region, Enzo had our day planned out perfectly. We went to a local butcher shop in the town of Greve and then to a winery close by. We took a tour of the facility, the vineyards, and then tasted their wine and olive oil. We followed the first winery with lunch at a restaurant that only a local would have known about with incredible scenery and wonderful food- antipasti and homemade pastas. We finished off the afternoon with a tour of a very old, quaint Tuscan village and another wine and olive oil tasting at a local vineyard.

Over the course of our week in Italy, we visited many places and saw many things, but our day with Enzo remains at the top of our list of wonderful experiences. If you want to see the Chianti region and experience it from the inside out, make sure to book a day with Enzo! You won't regret it!

Joe, Karen, and Kate Kokinda from Pennsylvania, USA

Visited March 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Fantastic Experience!!!”
Reviewed 4 March 2013

In May 2012, we went to Italy on our honeymoon and used a travel agent for the activities and tours. The travel agent set us up with Enzo for a day trip to Tuscany that spanned from 9am - 6pm. At 9am (sharp) Enzo picked us up at our hotel in Florence and drove us to Siena. From there, he gave us a walking tour all around the city and didn't hesitate to point out sights and share stories along the way. He was very mindful of our appetites and our energy, and didn't hesitate to ask us if we needed breaks. From there, he brought us to a vineyard in the area that was breathtaking. We had tastings, a tour of the cave, the barrels, followed by a shaded lunch overlooking the grapes. On the car ride to Siena, he was speaking to us about his love of cooking and mentioned a certain recipe that intrigued us (zucchini flowes stuffed with ricotta). When we were eating lunch, he disappeared for a few minutes and when he returned, the first course came out with the exact food he mentioned earlier in the day. He also was very kind in offering to take pictures of us during the day, which was appreciated. After the vineyard, he dropped us off in San Gimignano for about an hour so we could enjoy the quaint village. He arrived back right on time and then drove us back to our hotel in Florence. We could not have had a better experience with Enzo and thoroughly enjoyed him as our tour guide. It was a pleasant surprise when we received an email from him months later about the opportunity to purchase his homemade olive oil. We purchased mulitple boxes and have been enjoying them ever since. We have already referred two couples to him, who also had a great experience.

Visited May 2012
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“Perfect tour of country side”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Enzo took us out for the day around Siena. Perfect host, he knows the region very well and made the tour very special and intimate. Took us to his local spots for a feel of the country. The wines are amazing and he made it even more special. He knows the history of the region and shows you the hidden gems you won't find on your own. Would definitely return in the summer for another tour!

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New York City, New York
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“Unparalleled wine, food, countryside and our friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating guide - it does not get any better than C”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We were picks up at our villa, driven though the countywide, awesome wines and a tour through amazing caves with a great education on he Sangiovese grape. It was superb.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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“2 days and more with Enzo was great!! - Chianti Inside Out”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

This is 5 months overdue; however, I still feel the excitement of touring Tuscany with Enzo in April. My husband and I and our 3 dear friends planned a trip of a lifetime, 2 1/2 weeks touring Italy. Our 10 days in our Tuscan villa was made that much better thanks to Enzo and his personal touch. Not only did we spend a wonderful day driving through the countryside, eating, and wine tasting and gleaning off Enzo's knowledge of the Tuscan area, we also had him visit our villa for a cooking lesson the following week. We had a wonderful evening making our meal together of traditional dishes and of course including delicious pasta. However, the best part of the trip was that our villa was in the next town over from Enzo's home. He encouraged our phone calls should we need his advice and we took him up on it. He was extremely warm and welcoming. We are telling everyone we know that intends to visit Tuscany, Enzo is a must to enhance your 'trip of a lifetime'!

Visited April 2012
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