Right from the beginning, Maurizio kept in contact consistently. I often had questions and he would reply within hours. His level of service was superior. He was on time meeting our ship and he took a group of 8 in a comfortable van for a tour of Pisa and Florence. He added a personal touch by bringing the group to lunch at a restaurant he frequents. He made recommendations and the group had an extremely enjoyable time. He even threw in a visit to an out-of-the-way store that sold wine and olive oil. He wanted to make sure our tour was the best.
His company name is misleading because he provides tours in other cities. We used him in Rome as well and had another extraordinary day touring the Colosseum and the Vatican. His driver also brought our group to a personal favourite restaurant that locals go to and it was delicious.
I would use Tuscany Taste Tour any time I am in Italy because I can be confident that I will get excellent service and.
Two tours is twice the fun!! From the moment Maurizio met us on the pier we knew we were in good hands. Knowledgeable, fluent, and very personable, we felt like we were visiting with family as we toured the sights, sounds, and aromas of Tuscany. There is much to see and do in such a limited time-frame, yet we experienced the best of Pisa, Florence, dining, touring, and never felt rushed.
Rome was our second tour with TTT. Marcello was our wonderful guide in Rome. Expert in navigating the streets of Rome, we experienced the grandeur and history of Rome, past and present. The visits included the Colosseum, Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Vatican (w/tour guide), and so much more.
Thank you Maurizio, Marcello, and everyone at Tuscany Taste Tour.
Just had a wonderful week long vacation in Tuscany for which Maurizio was our driver and guide. I recommend him very highly. He was on-time, organized, knowledgeable and a general pleasure. We always knew where we were going, what the timeline and specifics were for each stop and, perhaps most importantly, that any special requests or needs would be met. Maurizio was able to 'handle' our sometimes rowdy/strong willed group of eight adults (four couples) with patience and a sense of humor. He seemed to personally know everyone we interacted with at all of the attractions we visited and we were treated accordingly. Our days were non-stop, the itinerary well-balanced. We got a great taste of Florence, Sienna, Cinqa Terra, etc. I would recommend Maurizio very highly.
Eight of us just returned from a trip to Italywith Maurizio of Tuscany Taste Tour as our guide for eight days. He was wonderful -- spoke perfect English, was reliable, charming, patient, flexible and attentive to our needs. Maurizio is extemely knowledgable about the Tuscany area and arranged an unbelievable itinerary for us, that included trips to Florence, Seinna, and various villages and wineries. Needed tickets for various museums and other attractions, as well as a cooking class, were all ably arranged by him for us before our arrival. I would recommend Maurizio without equivocation to anyone who wants a taste of Tuscany!
Author: Ellen T
We were with a group of 4 couples renting a villa in Tuscany for a week, and Maurizio was our guide/driver the entire time. Our tour included cities (eg. Florence and Siena), villages, wineries, etc. He was outstanding, both in helping to plan the trip, and on the tour itself. His advice and recommendations were first-rate. He took us to places we never would have found on our own. He handled the reservations for wineries, tours, restaurants, etc., and coordinated with the local guides in the cities. He was extremely personable, flexible and responsive to the group's requests. I would highly recommend him to anyone spending time in Tuscany.
We can't thank Tuscan Taste Tour and Maurizio Mancini particularly for helping to organize and lead our group of 8 friends on our vacation in Tuscany. Maurizio's suggestions were spot on. He knows how to mix days spent in cities with quiet time spent on some of the most magnificent wineries, medieval villages and oceanside locations you will ever see. Maurizio seems to know everyone from knowledgeable tour guides enabling a museum visit to be more memorable to exceptional restaurateurs.
Maurizio Mancini worked tirelessly for over 10 months helping our group to plan our vacation and worked even harder for the 8 days we toured with him.
One word of caution however, Maurizio will suggest packing quite a bit into a given day. If you want more downtime, Maurizio is happy to tone things down a bit and leave you with more free time if that is what is desired for a given day or days.
Maurizio is a pleasure to spend time with. His English is exceptional as is his knowledge of Tuscany.
I highly recommend Tuscan tours.
Author: Mitch S
My husband and I were on a cruise and had only 1 day to spend in Florence. I decided to book a tour on-line with Maurizio of Tuscany Taste Tour after reading several reviews. On the day of our tour our cruise ship arrived in port an hour late. When we disembarked to meet with our tour guide, Maurizio was waiting patiently right outside our ship. He even offered to extend our tour another hour to make up for lost time.Maurizio was the perfect gentleman, very professional, and very informative.. He was flexible as to what we would like to see and do while in the area and very willing to accomodate us.We decided to visit Florence first, stopping at Michelangelo's Square, which offers a fantastic view of the city, the beautiful Duomo and the Accademia where we saw the extraordinary "David".We had lunch in a very quaint restaurant with delicious Tuscan food.We even had time to do some shopping for gifts to bring home.After Florence, Maurizio drove us to the beautiful Medieval town of San Gimignano, where we strolled the streets and had one of the most delicious gelati's we've ever had! Maurizio drove us through the Tuscan countryside on our way back to the ship where we arrived back right on time.I would recommend Tuscany Taste Tour to anyone wishing to see this area.
Author: Mariann C
We booked a 2-day tour for Rome and Florence/Pisa. Maurizio picked us up from the port for Rome while Carlos was our chauffeur for Florence/Pisa. It was really really good, especially if you are on a cruise and only have one day to see each city. You are so efficient with seeing everything. They were very knowledgeable with the history, city, and the driving. They took us to all the best spots to see any landmarks. I lived in Italy before and have been to Rome, Florence, and Pisa several times before, but I havent seen those cities at those awesome spots. Oh, they both took us to the best places to eat in Rome and Florence. I think we had the best gelato in Florence, in Italy.. and also the best roasted chicken in Florence. Plus, we did not pay a tourist price for those delicious food. We all enjoyed the tour very much. They were both great, but I like Carlos more, to be honest. He was more calm, cool, funny, and gave us history and interesting facts the entire trip. We did so much and saw so many things in one day, but felt so calm and at ease. We truly enjoyed it. I travelled with my 70 years old parents, so it was the best way to tour Rome, Florence and Pisa in a short/limited time, without the hassle of transportation. Thank you gentlemen!
Author: Thao D
My wife and I booked a wine tour with Maurizio this summer, and we both loved the experience. Maurizio was very professional, on time and spoke fluent English. He took us to several vineyards and small villages that we would have never known existed. The views were amazing and his recommendations on food were excellent. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted, and was a great guide for the region. I would highly recommend his to anyone visiting this area.
Author: David F
We (myself, my wife and 2 small kids) went to Italy for 2 week in the middle of August. We had to arrive in Florence and stay in Hotel Marinetta which is in Marina di Bibbona (app. 160 kilometers from Florence). I found Tuscany Taste Tour via internet and agreed with Maurizio for simple transfer from Florence airport to the hotel. Our flight was terrible as luggage was lost and flight from Vienna to Florence was ended in Bolognia. We were sick and tired of all this circumstances but Maurizio was a real wand for us. His flexible and kind approach, absolute readiness to help and support made our terrible day more better. He organised our pick up in Bolognia at short notice and transfer us to the hotel. Moreover, when Transaero proposed to me to come to Florence to pick up the luggage myself as its internal policy did not allow to delivery found luggage to certain distance he kindly organised its receipt in the airport and delivery to me to the hotel without my visit to Florence airport. I really appreciate his kind support, help and professionalism. I definately can state that Maurizio is a superb service provider and I would recommand him to all coming to Tuscany.
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