I'm a so called driver-guide and my speciality are the custom escorted travels across Tuscany and/or Italy for very small groups with dedicated air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz sedan or minivan transport.
I'll organize your private Shore Excursions from the ports of Livorno or La Spezia, day tours from the the main Tuscan cities: Wine Tours, Cooking classes, Outlet shopping tour and generally any kind of customized tour. Working with fewer people allows me to offer you more special attention, which I consider fundamental in making your Tuscan adventure more memorable! Important: I don't provide for full walking tours or guided visit of museums.
I'll act as your chauffeur, interpreter, travel consultant and I will assists in such decisions as the best sights to see, how to best use the touring time and, if necessary, possible short-term changes of plans according to your individual likes or dislikes. I'm also pleased to point out the right restaurants, shopping areas and will simply ensure that clients get out of the trip whatever they were looking for, be it fun, culture, sights, landscapes, shopping, food tasting etc.
For last, I'm a travel agent so able to provide for your accommodations, and with my own vehicles arrange comfortable transfers from any Italian location to Tuscany or vice versa, pre or post cruise packages including hotels, all inclusive tours of Italy, private transfers to France, Austria, Switzerland and more. . . !
I will personally attend to your needs at all times not only taking care of directions and getting around, but also introducing you to friendly Italians, little known places, hidden treasures - a unique and genuine travel experience that group tours are unable to offer. With such serenity, you will find it is no surprise that so many of the world's famous artists, poets and musicians come from or were drawn to Tuscany or Italy. . . . Arrivederci :-)
A Recent Review of this guide
Massimo was very kind and understanding and was flexible in providing the best tour possible. I had been sick earlier in the week and could not make a previous tour with him. He changed the tour so we could see the beautiful wine country and Chianti grapevines and included a great winery with great food. I would recommend him without hesitation. He was great!!
- Licensed professional driver (Ncc)
- Tourist guide ("Accompagnatore turistico", Certificate issued by Provincia di Firenze in 2001)
- From 1992 to 2000, Tour manager for an Italian Tour Operator in many countries around the world.
- Licensed Travel Agent since 2001
I am a driver-guide only, and I will not be able to accompany you on some portions of the tour which require long walking. The parts of the itinerary denoted by * will be un-guided, so after my introduction you will be able to explore the area on your own