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Address: 50100, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 338 678 2191
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

TUSCANYbyGC is a Premier Limousine Service widely known in the tourist...

TUSCANYbyGC is a Premier Limousine Service widely known in the tourist industry specialising in tours and transfers in Tuscany & Italy

An individual company created by Giancarlo Manzini after widespread experience working in tourism, not only as a driver but as a tour leader. Based in Fiesole a delightful hill top village with Etruscan origins, just a stone’s throw away from one of the most beautiful art cities of the world, Florence.

“I have always been a lover of nature and my hobby of photography started at an early age and was enhanced by the beauty of the Tuscan countryside with it’s Medieval villages and towns dotted with elegant castles, villas and charming farmhouses. Being a true Italian, I am passionate about our cuisine, good wines and together with my interest in art and architecture would like to share this knowledge.

I can show you some of the more interesting places, from the smallest hamlet immersed in the countryside, a local trattoria or locanda to the finer side of city life with elegant hotels and restaurants. I can provide up to date information on theatres, exhibitions and museums. You can meet producers of some of our best products, including a vast selection of wines, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and the prestigious black and white truffles, together with our wonderful cheeses and delicious chocolates. Last but not least for the fashion conscious, I can take you to the best designer outlets and shops of international fame.

I look forward to accompanying you around Tuscany and other areas of Italy.

Giancarlo Manzini

Driver & tour leader

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Absolutely wonderful service from a true gentleman.

As we were spending a few days in Florence before joining a cruise we decided to visit some of the villages near the city. GianCarlo drove us to visit San Gimignana and Sienna... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Evelyn C
Belleville, Canada

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Belleville, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were spending a few days in Florence before joining a cruise we decided to visit some of the villages near the city. GianCarlo drove us to visit San Gimignana and Sienna. He was very interesting to visit with during the trip and provided us with maps and walked with us into the towns to get us oriented then... More 

Thank Evelyn C
Centerville, Utah
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Our travel agent recommended that we hire Giancarlo for a day tour into Tuscany. The experience was incredible. Giancarlo took us to the places we requested and a few that we would have missed had it not been for his recommendation...that would have been our loss. We had a wine tasting lunch, spent time in San Giamiano and other areas... More 

Thank Cheryl0831
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Beautiful views of Florence and a must see at sunset with an aperitif and dinner to follow. Fiesole is a lovely little town to visit if you want to move out of the centre of Florence for the day.

Thank Carmen P
los angeles, ca
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2015

we were only in tuscany for one full a day, and found it was nearly impossible to book a last minute tour or driver outside of the chianti region (since we were not into chiantis). i must have contacted over 25 resources- all who said they were booked. though GC was booked as well... he said he would try and... More 

Thank eshi33
Windsor, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2015

A friend recommended Giancarlo as a driver for a recent stay in Italy and I am so glad we decided to book his services. We first communicated by email and I gave Giancarlo a general outline of the places we wanted to visit - within a day he returned my email with a detailed preliminary itinary. Through subsequent emails we... More 

Thank Sheila L
Ormond Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

Giancarlo was recommended by a friend who previously hired him . We were not disappointed. Communication by Email was prompt. He picked us up our hotel in Florence at time requested. We requested stops in Montepulciano and Monticello. He arranged both with private wine tastings at wineries. He also arranged a great lunch at family owned winery prepared by the... More 

Thank JLW47
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

My mom and I decided to spend a bit of money during our trip to Italy hiring a private driver to take us through Tuscany and to a couple of small towns, as well as Siena and San Gimignano. We searched the internet for the right driver and found fabulous reviews on Trip Advisor for Giancarlo. We hired him and... More 

1 Thank 709christis
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

Our trip from Rome to Florence to Tuscany would not have been the same without Giancarlo. He was an encyclopedia of information about the towns, geography, people, food, wine, etc. of Italy. My husband planned our trip with Giancarlo over the internet. Giancarlo helped plan a custom tour for us based on our interests. For instance, when he heard we... More 

1 Thank Alan G
Melrose, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Giancarlo took us to Cinque Terre for the day. We left early morning and arrived back late in the day. He explained all the sights on the way before dropping us at the first village. He gave us all the necessary info to move from village to village and he even made lunch reservations for us at a fabulous place... More 

1 Thank Maureen K
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

We asked Giancarlo to drive us to Cinque Terra. We left early in the morning and got back in the early evening. He explained all the sights on the way out to the coast, planned our day in Cinque Terra and then picked the place in Florence for dinner and made the reservation. It was well worth the very reasonable... More 

1 Thank Tom M

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