My apologies for being slow to follow up. I am finally over my jet lag! Just wanted to thank you for your help in setting up our tours in Rome, Florence, and Venice. We had an extraordinary time. All of your guides were very knowledgeable, and Vincenzo, Elisabetta, and Emilio were really exceptional. Vincenzo and Elisabetta in particular knew how to engage and entertain our ten-year-old son, and their passion for history and architecture really left an impression on all of us. Would you please pass our regards along to them? Do let me know, too, whether it would be helpful to provide some more formal feedback. Thanks and regards
FLORENCE TO CORTONA AND AREZZO PRIVATE DAY TRIP
Gain insights into two well-preserved medieval Tuscan towns on this Florence to Cortona and Arezzo private day trip. Leave Tuscany’s busy capital behind and travel through the countryside with your personal driver/guide. Experience the highlights and delights of Cortona and Arezzo, two beautiful art towns linked to historical past traditions. Your day trip starts with hotel pickup by private vehicle for the 1-hour drive (traffic pending) from Florence to Cortona, made word-famous by Frances Mayes author of the Under the Tuscan Sun book. Enjoy the rolling Tuscan landscape of vineyards and cypresses en route. During the scenic journey your expert driver/guide provides a comprehensive and informative introduction to the colorful history and traditions of the area with insider anecdotes and knowledge, pointing out top sites and hidden gems.
Cortona is a small walled town perched atop a hill. The town offers sweeping views out over the surrounding countryside. Wander its cobbled streets and walk back in history. Feel the atmosphere of this medieval town enclosed by its original towering city walls. Cortona is also known for its excellent trattorias. Your driver/guide will be glad to suggest delicious choices, or you can let your taste buds be your guide. The choice is entirely yours! You will then head to Arezzo, where you will explore its well preserved historic center. The charm of Arezzo is twofold as it receives a fraction of the tourists of neighboring Florence and yet it has all the fascinating ambience of a well-preserved small city with stunning architecture, moving art and winding streets. At the same time Arezzo is a beloved and well used shopping town, especially if you like to browse quirky old antique stores, fine jewelry and leather goods. Contact us for a Florence to Cortona and Arezzo private day trip.
* Florence to Cortona and Arezzo Private Day Trip
* Outdoor Travel Experience Suitable for Families with Kids
* Private Guided Chauffeured Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Driver/Guide
* Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off
* Scenic Drive
* Cortona and Arezzo Top Attractions and Hidden Corners
* Best Photo Ops
Can I join a group tour?
This is not a service we offer. All our tours are private and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.
Do we stop for lunch during our private Tuscany excursion?
Yes. The cost of the meal is NOT included in the price of the tour. Nevertheless, your driver/guide is happy to recommend delicious choices.
Are your private vehicles licensed and insured?
Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.
Are your private vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?
Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.
Are tips included?
Tips are optional. Gratuity is not included and is left to individual discretion.
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Florence to Cortona and Arezzo Private Day Trip
We appreciate the service you provided. While it was expensive, it was worth it. The skip the line feature at the Vatican and Coliseum was quite the time and sanity saver. We had our 4 and 6 year olds with us and we knew they would have a limited amount of energy for sightseeing. We didn’t want to waste it in line. Plus, it was quite fun walking past all the people who had stood in line for 2 hours. We only had 2 full days to spend in Rome and would not have seen and done as much as we did without our tour guide. Our guide was Catia and she was wonderful. She was patient with our kids. She was very personable. She gave us a background and history of the places we visited and pointed out things regular sightseers wouldn’t notice. We enjoyed our time spent with her immensely. At one point, our 4 year old was tired and cranky and hungry for Nutella. Catia remembered there was a place nearby that had a Nutella pizza and called ahead to confirm. That pizza was probably our kids’ favorite meal in Italy and it averted a major meltdown. We were appreciative of Catia’s thoughtfulness.
It’s difficult with small children on a regular tour as they have their own special needs and pacing, but having a private tour with Nancy Aiello was the way to make everyone happy.
I would most definitely recommend Nancy Aiello Tours to my family and friends. We saw and experienced more than we would have in Rome than under any other circumstance. We were quite pleased with the experience.
I googled Rome for children and you were recommended in several travel sites and blogs. We looked at your website and saw that a couple of your tours looked exactly what we wanted.
Thank you. We were very pleased.
Our recent visit to Rome would not have been the same enriching experience without the tours we booked with your company. Luciana was our guide for Ancient Rome, Underground Rome and the Vatican/St.Peter’s. We were so impressed by her knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject matter, and particularly the way she communicated with our two sons (ages 8 and 10). My children loved Luciana and were sad on the one day that we had not booked a tour. The primary reason we booked a private tour was to make sure the children would get the most out of the tours, and I feel that our children learned quite a lot (and enjoyed it!). I might not have considered booking a private tour if my husband and I had been traveling without our children. After our wonderful experience, I would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Rome, (whether traveling alone, as a couple or with family), to book a tour with your company. We intend to return to Rome and plan to schedule some of the other tours.