Professional tour guide in Italy
ACCORD di Ciabatti Simone is a Travel Agency and Tour Operator authorized by the Florence Chamber of Commerce , according to Italian and European law and deals
Its work is based on the experience of its dynamic international young team, which has been actively working in the tourist sector for many years with ...(read more)the purpose of offering clients a lternative tourist services.
Each member of the group, thanks to her/his own cultural background and experiences in the field, brings new ideas and perspectives , which have a common goal: offering top-quality services and doing it with enthusiasm! It is with enthusiasm that we work, the same we communicate to anyone who asks for our services!
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The first stop is San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also one of the most splendid examples of a medieval town (free time). The day will continue with a guided tour of Siena, where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the Cathedral and of the Palazzo Comunale facing Piazza del Campo. We then proceed to formidable Monteriggioni: a former key defensive location and the perfect example of a walled, medieval town; one of the best preserved in Italy. In the afternoon we will tour the Chianti Classico area, taking in its charming scenic views. Here you will have the pleasure of experiencing an itinerary through taste while touring a famous wine estate that produces Chianti Classico, oil, balsamic vinegar, and aromatic herbs. A snack consisting of combinations of various sliced cold meats, bruschetta, salami and cheeses will accompany the tasting. Opportunity to buy wine, oil, balsamic vinegar, cheese at special prices at the estate visited
Our tour starts with a visit to Pisa and its wonderful Piazza dei Miracoli, which is home to the Baptistery, Cathedral, Monumental Cemetery and the world famous Leaning Tower. The tour continues with a visit to a famous wine estate in the San Gimignano area, where we will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch consisting of typical Tuscan products. The afternoon includes a visit of San Gimignano, a perfectly preserved medieval town. A drive along the scenic roads of the Chianti area will then lead us to Siena, the city of the Palio horse race. Here we will meet our guide and start a tour of the old town centre. Return to Florence at sunset.
How could we forget to visit Pisa? One of three most known and appreciated cities in the World. We will start with a walk along the Medieval walls up to the ancient entrance gate: Porta Santa Maria. From here an extraordinary view will take our breath away! We will be in front of a unique panorama: Piazza dei Miracoli with its wonderful marble architectures. A guide will accompany us to visit the precious interiors of the Cathedral, an unchallenged masterpiece of romanesque art. Once out we will admire the Baptistery, the extremely popular Leaning Tower, discovering all the secrets that made it so famous, and the Monumental Graveyard, where it will be possible to admire paintings, sculptures and sepulchre monuments of several famous Pisan personalities. On request it will be possible to climb the Leaning Tower! Before heading beck to Florence you will have free time for an ice-cream and for the inevitable impressive pictures. Note: Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of all tours.
Overall guest satisfaction
I was not so convinced to have a walking tour. I had my book guide in my hands, and I thought it was enough. A guided tour sounded like a school trip to me (kind of a boring time with boring explanations)! I WAS WRONG! We had a very delicious time on tour with our guide. She was a very expert one, and took us along the city centre making us feel like we were in our hometown. We really appriciated every single stop. Also the lenght was good: two hours is the right time to see the highlights: not too short nor too long. You are not in time to get tired at all (off course, it depends also on wha time you went to bed the night before). I was quite sceptical at the beginning, but very enthusiastic at the end.
I had a good experience about this tour. Maybe 1 hour is not a long time, but the museum is not that big, so you have a good chance to visit the highlights (the "David" above all) and have a exhausting explanation by the guide. The one which accompanied us was a very professional and gentle one. I really appreciated what she told us: we were not feeling like reading a wikipedia page (like someone could wonder): beyond an art lesson, she gave us anecdotes about Michelangelo, the time he lived in and the making of his masterpieces. The feeling was quite informal, but very good and confidential. An interesting choose to do.
Up to 7 days prior to arrival: no charge
From 7 to 3 days ; 30% of the total cost
Less than 3 days: Total amount / No reimbursement will be granted