While on a port of call in Livorno we were fortunate to spend the day with Maurizio touring countryside on what started as an overcast day and ended in rain. We made a quick stop in Pisa - before the buses from the cruise ship arrived - and were soon on our way to an organic winery, stopping in Greve and then to a private home for a delicious lunch.
We didn't need to worry about any detail as all had been attended to and resolved by this very capable and friendly company.
We were in one van, limited to 8 people, so the group was a good, amiable mix.
They were efficient to work with via e-mail and phone while in Italy.
I am looking forward to our next touring with Tuscany Taste Tour that will take us to fascinating locations that are not attainable by the big, institutional tours.
Visitato a Novembre 2012
We were referred to Maurizio by friends who had an amazing week of touring in the fall. Although he was away the week we were in Florence, Maurizio made himself completely available to us in advance of our trip to discuss possibilities for a day in Tuscany, and he made all of the arrangements for us to have a full day tour of the region, including shopping in Panzano, touring a Chianti vineyard, wine tasting, lunch with the very famous butcher of Panzano and an afternoon in San Gimignano. Enrico was our driver and guide, and he was very knowledgable regarding the region and its history. Enrico was extremely accomodating in tailoring our day to our desires.We recommend Tuscany Taste Tour highly!
Enjoyed a full day tour of Rome with Liugi of Tuscany Taste Tour and had a great time in spite of rain most of the day . Visited all the major sites as well as a few special stops not included on the ships tours. Small vans are a great way to see Rome and I highly reccomend Tuscany Taste Tour ,George B .
The tour we arranged with Tuscany Taste Tours was a day trip from the port of Livorno to Lucca and Pisa. Our guide was Walter and he was professional, informative and funny. Even though we did have some rain Walter made a few adjustments and made great day out of the experience. At every level I recomend this company as my experience from the first inquiry, booking, follow up contacts and the tour itself could not have been handled better. Keep up the great job Maurizio!
Author: Rob C
Just back from a med cruise and a great tour of Tuscany from the Port of Livorno. Our guide (Maurizio) was waiting on the pier within 50 meters of the ship. Reserving the trip was extremely easy and the tour was reasonably priced. Maurizio is extremely knowledgable and although he had a detailed plan he always reminded us that we could stay more or less at each location depending on our desires...while ensuring that we kept the proper pace to return to the ship on time. We toured Siena, Monteriggioni, and San Gimignano as well as a light lunch and wine tasting at a local family run winery. I highly recommend Tuscany Taste Tour as this was the highlight of our trip.
We had the pleasure of having many tours with Tuscany Taste Tour. We used them exclusively for our tours in Rome and Tuscany, and also for our transfer to our ship in Civitavecchia. The vehicles were immaculate, and with all our excursions the tour guides were very informative and spoke very good English.Maurizio the owner, drove 4 hours from Livorno to Rome to meet us and take us to a group dinner. Anyone that will be visiting Rome or Tuscany, I would suggest very stongly, that if you want to have the chance to see sites that you would not normally see on cruise tours, Maurizio and his company are the way to go.
On our recent cruise we had one day to experience Tuscany and were searching for something other than museums and fountains to see. Our driver and guide, Maurizio Mancini, picked us up at the port and proceeded to surprise us with a very special day despite the slight rain that tried to dampen us.
We first visited Pisa to see the tower. It was nice that we arrived before busloads of tourists. We then drove to a winery for a tour and tasting. It was lovely and they had other organic offerings for sale that were from the winery as well, including olive oils and meats. Next he took us to lunch at the home of Stephania (pasta e pesto); she does cooking classes and meals in her lovely centuries old farmhouse. It was an exceptional experience, so personal and a lovely meal. We were delivered back to ship with time to spare. All in all, it was a first rate day even though the weather did not cooperate. I only wish the beautiful views had included sunshine - maybe next time as we would certainly book with Maurizio again!
Had a great day in Tuscany. Maurizio the owner made it his business to meet us at a pre cruise dinner planned by one of our cruisemates. This was a great touch. Two days later when we docked in Livorno he was there again to introduce us to our driver (Fransesco). We spent the entire day touring the beautiful Chianti region, visiting the walled city of San Gimignano and finishing up at a great restaurant/winery in the heart of the region. Francesco was outstanding, very knowledgeable and articulate. We loved it. Can't wait to go back, and take a few more of Maurizio's tours...thanks guys!!!
My wife and I have known Maurizio for many years and have used his services many times in Rome, Florence/Tuscany and Naples. We just returned to Florida today from Italy where Tuscany Taste Tour provided us a night tour of Rome with dinner, a tour to the Chianti region in Tuscany and transfers to the port from Rome. The tour to Chianti was highlighted by a home cooked lunch for 10 at an 11th century farmhouse. By far the best experience we have ever had in Italy. We cannot say enough about Tuscany Taste Tour and Maurizio Mancini. A true friend and the best Italy has to offer.
Author: Shaun T
O serviço prestado por Tuscany Taste Tour através de seu simpatico proprietario Maurizio Mancini foi excelente. Fui muito bem recepcionada e acolhida na minha chegada. Maurizio gentilmente levou a minha mala até a sua van e durante todo o percurso da viagem me informou sobre a história de cada lugar que passávamos mostrando ser uma pessoa com ótima formação histórica e cultural de seu pais. Sem duvida nenhuma usarei os serviços de Tuscany Taste Tour sempre que eu precisar.
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