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“A great day in Tuscany”

Franco Wine Tour Experience
Ranked #7 of 27 Food & Drink in Siena
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Owner description: Franco Fadda Tours & Activities Snc is a fully licensed and insured Italy-based Travel Agency. You're staying in Siena and want to dedicate a day touring the wine regions?! Spend the day in the company of a local wine passionate and perhaps with a few other wine travelers.
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We spent a day with Franco on a group tour to Montalcino and Montepulciano. Franco picked us up at our B&B and took us to an amazing lunch and to two wineries where we sampled Brunello and Nobile di Montepulciano. Beautiful scenery, gorgeous villages and vineyards--there's nothing better than a day in Tuscany tasting wine and delicious food.

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

We went on a day long wine trip with Franco in the Brunello di Monticello region, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The tour was very personalized (I think there were 10 of us and 2 guides) and Franco and his assistant are very friendly and knowledgeable. You can tell that they both love what they do! On the way to the winery we learned all about the tedious efforts that go into making wine and what makes Italy's wines so great. I think that one of the best part of the tour was the intimacy of the wineries. We were the only group there and Franco knew the staff very well, which created an intimate experience that we had not gotten on previous wine tours. It felt more like we were tour a friend's winery than a tourist outing! In between wineries we stopped at a local restaurant for a long lunch that flowed with wine. Overall, we would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who loves (or even likes) wine!

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We spent one of our best days in Italy in the Brunello region of Tuscany. Franco is a fantastic host and driver, and I would highly recommend him. He is a true lover of his home and a professional full of knowledge of the Italian wine industry. The best for me was our lunch at Trattoria il Pozzo, one of the best meals on our trip. It was two hours of eating fantastic, fresh, authentic Italian cuisine and wine with 4 couples (that didn't know each other before the tour) having a blast. I would highly recommend Franco for his tours. It's an all day affair.

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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We just had a wine tour with Franco through the Chianti region only a week ago. Franco's tour was by far our favorite thing we did in the 10 days we were in Italy. He brought us to gorgeous places that served by far the most delicious wines we've ever had along with cheeses, meats and liquors. He took pride in the places he took us, I assume that's why he brought us there. We could tell this in the place he brought us for lunch. Lunch in a small town of 40 overlooking the beautiful hills of Tuscany, it was awesome. Franco genuinely cared about everyone on his tour. If I find myself in Siena again, we will be calling Franco again. Thanks so much.

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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We went on a day-long wine tour in the Brunello region with Franco and it was fantastic. Visited two small wineries and got a lot of personalized attention during the wine tours and tasting. Bought some great wine to bring home. On the way to the first winery, we stopped at a little town where Franco bought local cheese and salami for us to nibble on during the wine tastings. He also took us to a cafe and paid for a quick cappuccino. After the first winery, we stopped for a fabulous lunch at a gorgeous restaurant and walked around the town a bit to take photos. Then we went to the second winery after lunch. At the end of the day, we were supposed to just go back to Siena to get dropped off at our car, but Franco was more than happy to walk us around and show us a few things in the town, including a quick stop at a really good place to get gelato. Mind you, none of this walking around Siena was part of the official wine tour, but Franco wanted to do whatever it took to make the overall experience a great one. Highly recommended experience.

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