We took a tour last year, arranged by our travel agent, with Ghibellina Tours and Giacomo. We were staying in Florence and wanted to spend a day in Tuscany. Giacomo arrived on time in his late model Mercedes van. I quickly noticed that Giacomo was a very polite gentleman. We had chosen a wine tour to Montepulciano. We visited two wineries, and stopped in the small town of Pienza. Giacomo was great fun to be with. We had lunch with him and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We had free time in Pienza and at the wineries. While riding in the car Giacomo weaves interesting historical tidbits into the tour. Giacomo’s English is excellent and he shares his knowledge and love of Tuscany and Italy. He is an interesting and intelligent young man- be sure to ask him about his winter travels and where he learned to speak English.
This year we booked Giacomo directly for 3 days: Day 1 to pick us up in Florence, do a tour and then drop us off at our hotel in Tuscany, Day 2- do a full day tour, and on Day 3 a ride to the train station. We went back and forth in a number of emails during which Giacomo gave us options and suggestions for our itinerary, and even helped me select the town to stay at in the Chianti region. We decided on a tour of an olive mill (it was fascinating), San Gimignano, Montereggioni, and Sienna. Giacomo chose amazing restaurants for our lunches- some of the best on our trip. He is very flexible and will give you options during your day as he looks to make you happy on your tour. For instance, he gave us a choice of a leisurely lunch on our own, or a quick Panini lunch and then a stop at an unplanned winery to find some wine I was asking about. You cannot go wrong planning a day or more with Giacomo. I cannot wait for my next visit to Florence and Tuscany!!
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