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“Passionate Wine Tour w Franco”

Franco Wine Tour Experience
Ranked #7 of 26 Food & Drink in Siena
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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 4 November 2017

We just got back from a fabulous day of sightseeing and wine tastings at three distinct wineries on his Brunello tour. Franco is extremely passionate about the region of Montalcino and the wines being produced. All the wineries were wonderful and each was unique from the others. He took us to a delicious lunch ( Trattorio il Pozzo). The scenery at each location and in between is spectacular. We had a very unforgettable 10 hours and we will certainly be taking another tour w Franco in the future.

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Franco has been running tours for over 20 years. He offers an authentic and personal touch to his tour that made my wife and I feel truly lucky and thankful to have had the opportunity. If you're considering a wine tour or a day-trip to Siena, we recommend considering Franco for your Tuscany Tour guide. We did the Brunello Tour, which included an early morning pickup at our B&B, espresso in a small town on the way out to the wineries (40 min out), 2 delicious wineries/tours (including wines, grappas, and, if taking the tour in late Oct, FRESH OLIVE OIL yum), and lunch which was hands-down the best meal we had in Italy!

Franco caters his tour to his audience and includes you in the trip planning. He makes adjustments on the fly which makes me believe no two tours are alike.

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Reviewed 26 October 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 24 October 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

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Reviewed 20 October 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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