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Tours and guides in Tuscany

It’s difficult to pack everything you want to do in a short trip to Tuscany. There’s so much to take in, from the world class food and wine, to the shopping, history and culture. The best way to learn about these things is to get an insight from local experts. It’s the people who live and work in the region who know the region best and can show you the real Tuscany on tailor made tours and guides.

For foodies and wine enthusiasts there are some excellent food and wine tours. You can also go on historic tours of Tuscany’s main cities including Siena and Florence, which will ensure you see all the most important cultural sights.  Active holidaymakers can go on walking or cycling tours, both of which are a wonderful way of seeing the region in all its glory.

Tours and guides in Tuscany

Florence Museums

During the summer months getting into the museums of Florence can be a nightmare with long queues. To visit the more famous museums it's best to book your tickets in advance.  With Italy Museum you can book your tickets on line and even book guided tours of the museums. They not only do the museums of Florence but also Rome and Venice.
For more details please visit their website www.italy-museum.com/

Please notice that there are many websites and private agency that sells Florence Museums tickets. We suggest you buy them directly from the official Museums websites in order to avoid huge waste of money and time and get a safe purchase. Please visit
http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/en/index.php
http://www.b-ticket.com/b-ticket/uffizi/default.aspx

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Siena Guides

This is the only Association in Siena whose members are all authorised guides by the present Regional law for the territory of Siena and several are also authorised for other provinces in Tuscany. The Guide Center is a member of ANGT (Italian Association for Tourist Guides) as well of AIGAE (Italian Association for Environmental & Hiking Guides). They have 90 professional people working with them and long experience in the tourist field all held together by enthusiasm and passion for their job and by an unconditional love for Siena and its very beautiful territory, protected by the UNESCO.
Associazione Centro Guide
Tel: +39 057743273
Email: info@guidesiena.it
Website: www.guidesiena.it/en/

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Tuscany at Heart

Run by Martina Manfredi, Tuscany at Heart is a small company that specialises in tours which aim to explore the rich cultural heritage of Tuscany. As an art historian, licensed tour guide and professional tour leader with eight years of experience, Martina is a fountain of knowledge and perfectly placed to guide you through this gem-filled region.

Her Tuscany tours focus on the art, architecture, archaeology and ancient monuments of Pisaand its surroundings, such as Vicopisano, San Miniato, Volterra, Lucca, Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano and Cinque Terre. From city walks and nature trails, to boat tours and food-flavoured itineraries; Martina’s Tuscany tours are informative but fun and can be tailor-made to your specifications as well.


Contact
Tuscany at Heart – Martina Manfredi
Via C. Cattaneo, 21
56125 Pisa
www.tuscanyatheart.it
info@tuscanyatheart.it
www.facebook.com/pisaguidedtour
Tel: +39 (0)328 8982927

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Passion4Tuscany

If you have never been to Tuscany or want to dig deeper for a truly authentic experience, Tuscany-born Michela Ricciarelli can certainly help. As a qualified and certified Tuscany tour leader and personal shopper, she specialises in organising Tuscany walking tours tailored to foodies, fashionistas and art-buffs in Florence, Pistoia, Lucca and the countryside.
From visiting the most charming towns and villages, to attending outdoor classical concerts in scenic surroundings or even creating your own perfume in Florence; Michela’s local knowledge and the passion she feels for her region make for some truly magical experiences.
Contact
Passion4Tuscany - Michela Ricciarelli
Web: www.passion4tuscany.com
Blog: www.passion4food4fashion.wordpress.com
mikyriccia@gmail.com
Tel: +39 (0)328 4410375

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Artisan food and craft tours

Flavours and Knowledge of Italian Artisans

Inspiring culinary tours of life behind the scenes that you won’t find in any guidebook. We take you to meet the electronically invisible heroes of Italian food and crafts. Depending on the season you can:

• Bake bread with a village baker
• Pick olives and press extra-virgin olive oil
• Help a cheesemaker make pecorino and ricotta
• Feed silkworms and learn how silk is made
• Tour a vineyard, taste their wines and have a BBQ on the estate
• Make sausages with a butcher
• Help a beekeeper extract honey from the frames
• Visit a handloom weaver in his attic workshop
• Visit a craft brewery
• Party with the locals at a village sagra (festival)
• Hunt truffles with a truffle hunter and his dog
• Lunch or dinner in a private Italian home
• Visit a working water mill and buy polenta flour straight from the stone
• Walk the Lucca aqueduct to discover where the water comes from
• Other walking tours also available

We send you a ‘menu’ of activities for the month you’ll be here. You choose what you want to do and we design an itinerary specially for you. Many activities are suitable for children 6 years and older. City sightseeing, architecture, art, gardens and music can be included.
Contact
www.sapori-e-saperi.com
info@sapori-e-saperi.com
UK +44 7768 474610
Italy +39 339 7636321

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Umbria in Tour

Umbria in Tour, Travel Agency and Tour Operator, is a specialist agency working in Umbria, one of the most beautiful regions in Italy, famous for its amazing art treasures, marvellous walking trails and extraordinary richness in its gastronomic produce. The tour programs they have developed are set within the amazing environment that is Umbria with the focal point of  Orvieto and its warm-hearted, generous people. Their idea is to offer a real experience of life in this truly amazing region. Their specialist services and series of programs are designed to provide the traveler with an evocative and authentic experience of this wonderful and unique “Green Heart of Italy”.
The broad range of programs offered by Umbria in Tour include: tour programs for groups and individuals; Umbrian cooking and wine courses; Italian language classes conducted by qualified Italian language teachers, experts in teaching Italian as a foreign Language

For further information, please contact:
Lucianna Coppola
Tel. (+39) 347 7782163,  (+39) 339 5791010
Email: info@umbriaintour.it        
http://www.umbriaintour.com/en/

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Chianti Live Tours

Live the Chianti with us. We were born in this land...
We know every single aspect and secret, only with us can you experience in depth your holiday in the Chianti. Our team has a common denominator, we have been living the territory, every member of the team
has vast experience and specific skills in his/her area of expertise and can carry out his/her activity offering the best support ever.
Our associates are professionals in their field, they have all the legal qualifications to perform the services we offer. Our goal is to make known the true Chianti, pass on to our customers the real identity of our people
and our traditions.
Click here for examples of the services offered

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Cooltours

COOLTOURS is a one woman business with more than 10 years experience providing professional driving services in Tuscany.
Sightseeing tours are unique full days in the Tuscan countryside combining hot spots and off the beaten path destinations.
Tuscan wine tours are educational but enjoyable day trips to sample high quality Chianti Classico, Brunello, Supertuscans.
Hire Anna your private driver, guide, wine expert all in one to get your authentic Tuscany experience.

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Experience an official tuscany tour with

Private Departure Transfer: Siena Hotel to Pisa Airport

End your Italy vacation on a high note with this private departure transfer from Siena to the Pisa International Airport. Skip the hassle of finding a taxi or using public transport and instead enjoy comfortable private transport from your hotel straight to the airport for your flight.

from 36,36 US Dollar

Day Trip to Venice from Florence

This escorted tour will comfortably take you from Florence or Siena to Venice, where you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Venice and learn about Bridge of Sighs, Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Cathedral and more! You will see a traditional glassblowing demonstration and have some free time to explore the center on your own.

from 107,83 US Dollar

Small-Group Siena by Night Tour Including Italian Dinner

See Siena’s main sights by night on a comfortable tour by mini-coach with audio commentary, followed by a lovely Italian dinner in Piazza del Campo. The perfect night out in Siena!
Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

from 28,32 US Dollar

Pisa and Florence from Livorno

Visit Florence and Pisa during this 7-hour day trip from Livorno. Your multilingual tour escort will provide you with helpful information and tips on getting around Florence on the approximate one hour drive. After some time to explore Florence's on foot, you will head to Pisa, home of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, to explore the city's sites. Round-trip transfers are provided from central Livorno.

from 49,02 US Dollar
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