Guide in Tuscany

Six of us had several delightful days in May ’05 doing excursions from Florence in a 6-passenger Mercedes minivan with tour guide Dr. Marcello Grandini (Frazione Padule 109/A, 50039 Vicchio-Firenze, Italy; phone/fax 011-39-055-8407830 or e-mail

Marcello is extremely knowledgeable and well trained and speaks excellent English. He took us on full-day excursions to Pisa, Lucca and the hill towns of Tuscany (such as San Gimignano, Volterra, Montepulciano, etc.). We paid €375 (about $125 a couple) for the day and considered it well worth it.

Marcello has many additional tours which he can describe to you; an all-day trip to the Carrara marble quarries sounded great. He also does city tours without vehicle at lower rates.

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