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!
We offer experience , efficiency , competence , cheerfulness , passion and innovative services : many good reasons for choosing Accord !
Be seduced by Italian good living and discover:Ferrari,Balsamic Vinegar and Parmesan Cheese! Enjoy the roar of a Ferrari engine and experience by visiting the FERRARI MUSEUM in Maranello! Learn about the legend of the “Prancing Horse” through an exhibition of images of vintage cars. See the famous “Galleria del Vento” (Wind Tunnel) designed by Renzo Piano, where cars are tested. The owners of the estate will show you the vinegar ageing in barrels and reveal all the tricks of the trade to produce the best traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena. You will finally have the chance to taste the fine products of the farm. Your hunger for local flavor will be satisfied with a rich LUNCH IN A TYPICAL RESTAURANT where you will be able to taste a mouth watering menu of regional products. The last "pit-stop" is dedicated to the discovery of the world-famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of all tours
Enjoy an exciting day biking in the Chianti hills! After a short briefing and bike fitting with our guide, you will ride through quiet roads or bike lanes toward the outskirts of Florence. You'll fall in love with the stunning views of the city of Florence and its beauties from up high. The ride continues through quiet roads beside wonderful vineyards and picturesque olive groves in the northern part of the Chianti wine region. Our group stops for lunch at a private property or farmhouse where you will enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch and, afterwards, an exclusive wine cellar or olive grove visit. Wine tasting or olive oil tasting are available on every tour. Easy and enjoyable downhill ride back to Florence! Participants are requested to be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of all tours.
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
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