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“So glad we did it”

Franco Wine Tour Experience
Ranked #7 of 30 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 October 26, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in Siena for 4 nights and on a Saturday around 5 we went on google in search of a good wine tour in hopes someone could get us in last minute. I saw all the great reviews for Franco and emailed him. He got back to me within an hour or 2 saying we could join the Monday Brunelo Monticino tour. Perfect!

We were to meet him at our hotel for an 830 pick up... well we got out there at our time and hopped in a van with a driver ... nice guy but about 15 min in we realized this was not our tour! Calls were made we were brought back to the hotel. And Franco and our tour came back to get us! We felt bad about it but Franco and the 3 other couples made us feel ok and we were off on the tour!

As everyone says - Laura from the Oct 4th tour said it all perfectly- Franco is good at what he does. He’s local. He knows what he’s talking about and really is passionate about it all. He seems to have great relationships with everyone and seems to have a great heart (and we found out he’s a huge animal lover- and in my books you can’t go wrong there)

The hotel had brochures for another company but the reviews seemed not very good. Pay the extra money to do the tour with Franco. You won’t be disappointed

1  Thank Jaxse
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Our tour with Franco Fradda was absolutely amazing. By far one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. The tour was completely original and did not feel like a scripted event. Franco not only drove us around but he went out of his way to pick us up and drop us off at our B&B which was way out of the way. I have 15 years of tourism experience and it was my job to fly all over the US and train people on how to be a tour guide. And my personal opinion is Franco is a legend and should train the worlds guides on true service. We would recommend his tour to everyone!!!
-Bryan and Raquel

2  Thank Bryan A
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

We toured with Franco on October 4th! We were a group of 6 taking the Brunello di Montalcino Full Day Tour! Hands down this tour was the highlight of our trip to Tuscany!

Our tour did not feel structured or cookie cutter. Franco has a genuine passion for the region, the food, the wine & the culture. His tour reflects his passion.

Our tour of Montalcino began with a brief stop off at a local market to pick up food to go with our wine pairings. Delicious bread, cheese and prosciutto Franco had preordered for us.

We toured two wineries Solaria and Collemattoni. Franco not only introduced us to some amazing Brunello but he also detailed the steps of the harvest, the production and the storage of the wines. We spent at least an hour or more at each of the locations, tasting the wines, enjoying the food and just soaking up the whole experience. Adding to the experience Franco introduced us to the owners and their families. Everyone we encountered was extremely friendly and seemed happy to have us visit. My husband has never been a fan of red wine but after our day with Franco... he bought two cases of Brunello di Montalcino and had them shipped home!

Our prearranged Tuscan lunch was at the trattoria Il Pozzo in the small town of Sant’Angelo in Colle. Easily one of our best meals in Italy! We enjoyed 5 courses and 3 wines. And as an added bonus Franco allowed plenty of time for us to briefly explore this gem of a town.

We visited a couple of off the beaten path hill towns and met some friends of Franco’s. The landscape and the scenery during our drive was just breathtaking. Franco added a visit to the Sant’Antimo Abbey. He pointed out different highlights and gave us information regarding the Abbey.

We had a perfect day in Tuscany thanks to Franco. Our tour started around 9AM and ended around 8PM. This tour was a great value for the money. We would not hesitate to recommend Franco’s Tours to anyone! In fact, we are already planning a return trip to Tuscany and Franco’s tours will be high on our list!

Grazie Mille Franco!
Ci Vediamo!

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

This was one of our best days in Tuscany. We saw the best villages, went to 2 great wineries and finished up with a wonderful lunch in one of the prettiest villages one could find in Tuscany. The restaurant was wonderful. We loved going through the villages with Franco on the way to the wineries as he picked up the bread from the bakery, meats from the local butcher for the tasting.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our trip to Tuscany so far.
Franco picked us up from our hotel and we joined 3 other couples for a tour of the Montalcino region.

We visited 2 wineries in the morning before lunch trying about 4-5 wines at each paired with a delicious tasting meal of fresh bread, olive oil, bruschetta, pecorino cheese and prosciutto.

At each winery Franco gave us a tour before we met the wine maker who talked us through our tasting with Franco. Franco is so knowledgeable about the region and the wines, it made for an amazing tasting experience.

We went to a small restaurant for lunch where we were treated to a four course meal paired different wines which was amazing and then headed to a final winery before returning home around 8pm.

The day was such value for money and Franco was incredible, would 100% recommend for anyone wanting a wine tour from Siena.

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