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“An fabulous tour and amazing value”
Review of Walk About Italy

Walk About Italy
Ranked #3 of 32 Food & Drink in Siena
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: My name is Gianni. I am a PhD geologist, certified nature guide and tour operator. Let me show you around the undiscovered Tuscany and set up your trip. I organize active tours. You will be able to enjoy beautiful walks in the countryside and through small villages, interact with the locals and sample great food and wines in Tuscany and Italy. I am a 46 year old resident, so passionate about my country. Only private tours or small group joinable tours. No bus crazy crowds! Let me put together a great active and cultural vacation for you and your friends. Please read my reviews.
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

My wife and I joined Walk About Italy for the 8 day tour in Tuscany. We have joined many walking tours and this was the best run, highest quality, and charming tour we ever experienced. Each day was beautifully planned and varied in experiences. You will be amazed at the quality of the food (and wine) served to you at the lunches and dinners. I don't want to take all the surprises away so I will simply say that the settings for lunch and dinner were charming. The walks are not challenging if you come to the tour accustomed to walking and/or doing some regular exercise but there are some uphills as you are in the lovely Tuscan hill country (which is why you come here).

The guides, Gianni (the owner of the tour company) and Sara (his main assistant guide for his Tuscan tours) are utterly charming. They are knowledgeable about the geology, flora, fauna, and the history and culture of an area where they were raised, continue to live and love. They both hold advanced university degrees in their fields but share that knowledge in a very accessible form. What is so difficult to express is the atmosphere and joy that they create as you walk along through this lovely countryside. You will be charmed.

The hotels they use are all very conveniently located and are very comfortable. So you expect great food, wine and vistas on a tour in Tuscany. What this tour provides is all that plus fabulous local guides at an amazing value.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

There is no better way to explore and learn about dreamy Tuscany than with Giovanni, from Walk About Italy... A true and genuine person, he has such a passion for what he does, and its shows all the time. He engages with his clients. Excellent knowledge of all the areas we visited in Tuscany. The hotel choice far exceeded my expectations. The food was outstanding, and all the wine!! All of the excursions from wine tastings, cooking class, and walks around the towns and surrounding areas leaves you with that feeling... I could never have got the experience and knowledge by trying to do this kind of tour by yourself! His packages are worth every cent!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Gianni is a real professional in every way, a masterful guide, well-informed, outgoing, even a talented musician. The food was outstanding, the stops at farm houses nicely planned, and the walks beautiful. But the walks were demanding, especially on hot days, and one should be prepared for these excursions. In comparative terms Gianni offers greater value by far for money. We would have no hesitation to join him and his impressive staff again.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thb1964
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of doing the "Walk About Tuscany" tour with Gianni and Chiara in May 2018. The tour was excellent. Gianni has built deep relationships with the folks that run local wineries, restaurants, farms and hotels. His attention to detail and continuous improvement results in a well organized tour that allows you to (all too briefly) experience Tuscany like a local. The food, wine, cheese was excellent, the hospitality was genuine and the guides were knowledgable and friendly. The walks are beautiful and well planned, My wife and I have done many tours and this is one of the best we have experienced. We hope to tour with Walk about Italy again in Amalfi or Sicily ! Grazi Gianni and Chiara

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SteveD282
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

We did Gianni's Walking Tour of Tuscany. It was the dream. It was the dream. Gianni, Sara and crew were thee best. Every day was orchestrated - part of a symphony of sights, tastes, experiences. That first day - no spoiler (food, lessons, places, histories...), but, for me, it just was.... big sigh. And it wasn't like - big production. We were walking through this wonderfully bucolic, unspoiled countryside. Gianni and Sara filling us with stories, and history that was alive. The fields, the hills, the skies, the forest, the wineries.... It helped that our group was fantastic. Every day was an act in a play that we were living, sharing.... Right through to the final day, the act that left our hearts full of wonder and friendship. We would go on any tour Gianni creates.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Danno144
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