Driving Times by car and Minivan up to 8 seats + driver
  • Livorno - Volterra: 1 h 20 min
  • Volterra - Livorno: 1 h 20 min
  • Livorno - Greve in Chianti: 1h 15 min
  • Greve in Chianti - Livorno: 1h 15 min
By minibusses and busses driving times are 20% longer Busses have the engine limited at 100km/h – 60mls/H Minibuses and buses often have to follow the regulations of the checkpoints in the more important Italian cities: Rome, Florence, Venice, Mantua, Montecatini, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano. This is an access tax to the major Italian towns of historical and artistic interest. It refers to every bus with 9 passengers + driver or more. Plase for more infos see the dedicated page in this website

Any vehicle is hired : Car, Van, Minibus and Bus, the itinerary do not change. During this tour we
do not have any particular restrictions for Busses. Is always better to hire a tour assistant for group
by busses but sometime an english speaking bus driver is enought.
When english speaking bus drivers are availabe.

Everywhere in Tuscany, like Volterra and Greve in Chianti, there are farms, Agriturimos or private villas ,whose landlady organizes for small/medium groups of foreigners cooking classes. those classes usually last all day long from 10 am till 2-3 pm, this is why we suggest Volterra area becouse is the neares town to Livorno , in fact after the cooking experience (time permitting) is possible to visit the town. Sometimes when is possible we meet the chef (anyway the person who will teach to cook) in the city centre or at the market, where together you will purchase the ingredients. The location is usualy a country house made in stone with gardens, chickenhouse and of course a big kitche. You will be provided of apron, recipes book and the first glass of wine to sip wile you are cooking. You will lern how to make the most important Tuscan dishes from the basic recipes as the Bolognese souche and home made pasta till the most sofisticated recipes of the tuscan tradition. For lunch will be served what you prepared with a great house wine. It will be a great and educational experience. During the organization of the tour we will provide you different places where they organised cooking class and you can pick which one is more suitable for you. So we will do the rest.


  • Shore Excursion from Livorno Harbour to Florence and Pisa

    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

    After some days in Tuscany , here there are at the Station ready for another Italian's adventure Read more
  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more