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Walk About Italy
Ranked #3 of 30 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 July 3, 2018

This is a wonderful and well run tour by Gianni and his staff. Everything is well planned but relaxed and they seem to think about everything - hotels to dining. Also very helpful in making extra plans and accommodations, They also operate tours in Sicily.

Thank Larry K
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"walking tour"
in 29 reviews
"tuscan countryside"
in 21 reviews
"wheat fields"
in 5 reviews
"tour guide"
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"professional guide"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful week"
in 3 reviews
"pici"
in 7 reviews
"awesome tour"
in 3 reviews
"olive oil producer"
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"real tuscany"
in 5 reviews
"recommend this trip"
in 3 reviews
"experience tuscany"
in 7 reviews
"bagno vignoni"
in 3 reviews
"great guide"
in 7 reviews
"back roads"
in 4 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 12 reviews
"off the beaten path"
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Everything about the tour beat our expectations. Some in our group were less mobile than others but Gianni and the guides adjusted and amended so that everyone was happy. Great scenery, exceptional and fun visits to wineries, cooking classes, museums. Can’t praise the organisation and management enough.

Thank RichardG5236
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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.

1  Thank David and Jeann... M
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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!

1  Thank EugenieN9
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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.

Thank thb1964
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