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Tuscan Tour Guide - Tours

#17 of 339 Tours in Florence
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Address: Piazza della Repubblica | And various locations, 50122, Florence, Italy
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011.39.328.965.3558
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 06:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small...

Over 10 years ago owner Paul Costa of Tuscan Tour Guide began his small private tour guide company. Since then he has led tours for Gordon Getty, Radio KISS 108 & NECN TV host Billy Costa and thousands of travelers of Royal Caribbean, Disney, Oceania, Seven Seas, Carnival, Seabourn & Norwegian Cruise Lines. Designing every tour to suit the expectations of each couple, family or group has made lifetime memories for thousands of tourists.

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Amazing! Best Tour Guide Ever!

We have taken dozens of guided tours around the world over the past several years. Hands down Paul is the best guide we have ever had on any tour. We hired Paul for a private... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
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Los Altos, California

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Los Altos, California
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Reviewed 31 July 2015

We have taken dozens of guided tours around the world over the past several years. Hands down Paul is the best guide we have ever had on any tour. We hired Paul for a private Grand Florence walking tour, highlighting all the top sites over 4.5 hours. Paul is able to make the history come alive and interesting for all... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2015

This is not your typical tour. We recently took a tour with Paul Costa in Florence and found it extremely interesting and educational. Instead of just pointing out the sites, Paul challenged us to think like a Florentine in the Middle Ages.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

My family and I did a 4 hour tour with Paul Costa while in Florence and I have to say it was one of the best days we spent on our entire trip. Paul was so informative, fun and engaging and we were all sorry when it was over. We learned so much about this beautiful city and will be... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

My family toured with Paul Costa on three different days while in Florence in June 2015. His tours were the highlight of our trip to Florence. His knowledge and historical perspective is superb. Our only regret was that we had not booked him a fourth day for a tour of the Tuscany region. I will contact him again when I... More 

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Summit, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Paul Costa was engaging and interesting every minute of our 4 hour tour of Florence. Our 3 teenage kids loved the tour as much as we did and talked about it for days afterwards. I booked him based on these reviews and it was the best decision I made with regard to our trip. Other reviews here are spot on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

My mother and I did a three hour tour with Paul in Florece and we had a wonderful time!! Paul was very informative, fun, and interactive. We can't wait to go back and plan additional tour with Paul! It truly was one of the best tours we have ever been on!!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

Paul Costa was the best tour guide we had in our two week trip to Italy. He brings the tour to life from the minute it starts. My two teenagers were half asleep when we started, but woke up quickly when Paul started asking them history questions. His interactive tour brings Florence to life....he literally brings you back in history... More 

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Reviewed 13 July 2015

Paul Costa is a phenomenal tour guide! I loved his Florence and David tour so much that I booked him again when my family came to visit in June. Paul has a way of bringing all the little bits of history you vaguely remember from 9th grade world history (the Middle Ages, the plague, the Renaissance) and putting it all... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Our party of seven relished our well crafted private tour of Florence and the David. Six of our party had been to Florence previously, but had never seen the city through the eyes of Paul. He is informative and engaging. He tests for understanding and adjusts his itinerary based upon his interaction with the group. His tour begins with an... More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Our family included 3 seniors, 3 adults and 1 child. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and Paul taught us so many interesting stories about the history of Florence and the art.

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Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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