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“Highlight of our Italy trip!”

Franco Wine Tour Experience
Ranked #7 of 28 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 November 21, 2017

What Franco offers is much more than a wine tour…in addition to the delicious wine from Brunello di Montalcino, he took us to little villages in the region. The lunch we had was DELICIOUS! It was the most authentic meal we had the entire trip. Because we were with Franco (who spoke English fluently), we felt so comfortable and loved the opportunity to eat like the locals do complete with multiple courses and wine!

Thank KristinaATL2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

If you stay in Siena for a couple of days, you really must take Franco's wine tour. Like most folks, we did the Montalcino Wine Tour. Franco and his crew were very responsive to last minute e-mails to set up a tour with some other interested people.

Like many other reviewers, we went to two wineries for Brunello tasting and tours and went to lunch in a super neat little town at a great trattoria with good food and amazing wine. The Tuscan countryside is also a major feature of the tour. Absolutely beautiful rolling hills as you pass through the farms and scenic towns.

Franco is a real character which helps make the tour so entertaining. He is very knowledgeable, talkative, and willing to answer all questions regarding wine and the area. He's also quick with a joke and to bust the chops of his guests where appropriate.

The only downside is that there is a lot of time riding in the van. It takes a solid 90 minutes or so to pick everyone up, get the bread and cheese for the tastings, and then get out to the first winery. The roads are also very sharp and winding. Everyone tends to eat and drink too much when they are in Italy so there may be a certain level of queasiness during the ride.

Overall, well worth the money and time for a memorable experience.

Thank MBones7
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

Franco was a great find for us to see and do in Montalcino. We experienced some great Brunellos all with their own distinct styles. Franco's passion for excellence is shown in the 3 wineries and olive oil processing (bought some fresh pressed) we visited and had the best meal at Trattoria il Pozzo. The views were stunning all along the way. You can tell Franco enjoys what he does and the people love having him bring guests. I am an executive sommelier and would recommend this for the novice as well as the professional. The only problem is I bought too much wine and I blame that on Franco for taking us to such good wineries but there was no pressure to buy at all. We shipped from the last winery visited with ease. Highly recommend this full day plus to see and do so much. If you are looking for a quick tour this is not for you, but if you want the full deal, there is nothing better.

1  Thank Joseph William N
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Reviewed November 4, 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.

1  Thank scottrS6506SO
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Reviewed October 27, 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.

2  Thank Zachary E
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