|Margaret & Mike||Great tours|
Thanks Costanza for three great days in Tuscany. Your local knowledge of the wonderful food, customs and history of Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano and all the towns in between, made our trip so memorable. Thanks also for selecting the two lovely restaurants, in Siena and Monticchiello. Nothing compares to sitting on the terrace of the restaurant in Monticchiello over looking the Val d’Orcia on such a warm sunny day, it was perfect.
Most of all we would like to thank you for being not just a great tour guide but for being such delightful company for three days.
Margaret & Mike
|January 06 2012
|scott, stacy, emily and pamela||LOOK NO FURTHER|
Thank you again for taking us around on Christmas Day. We had a fantastic time and my teenage girls learned so much. Your Lunch and Dinner choices were great and we especially loved that you walked us to both to make sure we would not get lost.
I had private guides in Florence and Rome but NONE compare to you. It was the best walking tour we have ever had and wish you could have been with us throughtout all of Italy. I hope we did not take you away too long on Christmas from for lovely family and beautiful daughter.
Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy new year.
Scott, Stacy, Emily and Pamela
|January 03 2012
|Ian & Kerry||Local knowledge - helps you get a lot more out of your trip|
Doing a walking tour with a local guide was one of the highlights of our November trip to Italy. Costanza planned our trek so we got the most out of our 2 days walking through beautiful fields and forests ending up in magnificent historic villages like San Gimignano and Pienza where we visited a farmers’ market and couldn’t resist buying wine, cheese and olive oil to bring home.
Our Italian is poor but her English is excellent so there were no miscommunications. She planned everything efficiently, made suggestions, gave us precise directions and altered the schedule to suit our other commitments. We based ourselves in Siena so she was also able to suggest places to eat in the evenings that aren’t frequented by lots of tourists.
Tante grazie Costanza!
November 5 & 6, 2011
|November 23 2011
|Kelly and Eileen Boge||Costanza helped us appreciate Siena even more|
November 3, 2011
We had been to Siena 2 years ago with another tour, but we only stayed in the city for a couple of hours. Coming back to Tuscany, we decided we wanted to spend more time and learn more about this city that we really only got a taste of last time.
Costanza promptly replied to our e-mails and explained the buses to us. She met us at the bus station and helped us get return tickets and then walked and talked with us for the whole day.
After we saw the catherdral, we mentioned getting some lunch, and she took us to this wonderful restaurant near by. It was some of the best food we had had in Italy!
All in all, this was one of the best tours we have been on. Costanze clearly loves Siena and is passionate about what she does. She is very knowledagable and her price was extremly reasonable.
Thank you for such a memorable day!
|November 08 2011
|Daniel and Melanie||A Great Tour! Oct 10 and 11|
We had the privilege of having Costanza as our guide for one and a half days. I found her through a google search on guides of Siena looking for a guide who was local, knowledgeable, spoke good English, and allowed personalized tours. She was all of these and more. I found her very responsive to my emails while planning the tours and very professional. We started with a morning in Siena where she guided throughout the city teaching us the history, culture and taking us to the most important sites. The next day we met in Montalcino where we spent the morning touring the city, then out to the Abbey of St. Antimo where we waited to hear the chants. Afterwards out to lunch at an Agriturismo, then on to two wineries where she arranged for personal wine tastings. It was a full day, but one of more memorable in Tuscany. By the end of our time we felt Costanza was part of group, and wished we could have taken her on the remainder of our adventures! If you are looking for a guide anywhere in Tuscany, I would encourage you to contact Costanza, you will not be sorry!
|October 29 2011