We arrived on the NCL Epic. Wanting to have some control over our time rather than the cruise tours, we decided on using BellaItalia.
This turned out to be a GREAT decision!
A minivan with driver was booked for the day to transport 6 adults.
The driver was excellent and provided fun and interesting information as we made the drive from the port to Florence. He even shared jis favorite gelato spot and coffee spot, both of which added fun to our day.
Our driver and van were easy to find as we entered the port building.
The van was a recent model Mercedes in very good shape making for a comfortable drive.
BellaItalia arranged for our museum tickets in advance and all went smoothly.
We made changes to our schedule through the day as distractions made for some enjoyable opportunities. Having a private driver made this possible.
We HIGHLY recommend BellaItalia and will use them each time we are near Florence.
Thank you to the entire staff at BellaItalia for a wonderful experience.
Our group of 6 ladies had a highly enjoyable day on the Private Chianti tour. Our driver, Massimo was prompt and attentive in picking us up in our hotel lobby and he was an excellent navigator through the tricky Tuscan roads. He was very knowledgeable on many things Tuscan, and as a sommelier, he educated us on the Chianti wine before we even arrived at the winery. We toured the vineyard and then had a long tasting that included a generous assortment of cold cuts, cheese and bread. In addition to Chianti, we also tasted their dessert wine, Vin Santo and their olive oil, all were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend this tour and specifically our tour director/driver Massimo.
Is anybody interested in joining us for a small group tour? We will be docking in Livorno on May 20, 2022.
We had a great time on our tour. The guide, Veronica, was waiting for us when we got off the ship. It was rainy most of the morning, so the ferries were not running at Cinque Terre. She was great about working around the weather issues and making sure we still had a great time. The driver was awesome too. Great tour company!
Great guide and great driver. The guide made it so easy to avoid the crowds and be in the right place when docking and loading.
Things could not have been smoother. We were greeted at the Port and then taken directly to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We were the first people up the Tower with no crowd. Things were very different when we got down. From there we were off to Cinque Terra and visited 3 different towns. We started in Monterrosso, went to Vernazza and had an incredible lunch and ended in in RioMaggiore. The water taxis were great and our guide was fantastic. The cost of our excursion was far less than those offered on the Disney Cruise and we saw so much more than any of the cruise tours it was not even a fair comparison. This is absolutely the company to go with.
We stopped at Livorno during our cruise and booked a small group excursion to the Cinque Terre.
There were 6 of us and we went in a van with a driver and guide. The van was very comfortable for 6 adults and Luca was an excellent guide who is very knowledgeable about the area.
We saw three towns and went to Pisa on the way back to the ship.
We went to lunch in a restaurant recommended by Luca and it was a delicious meal in a beautiful setting overlooking the water. The pesto was really good and so was the spaghetti with seafood.
We stopped in Pisa on the way back and took some pictures of the leaning tower.
Luca was aware of the time the ship was leaving and got us back in plenty of time. Throughout the drive he described the areas that we were driving through.
Thank you for a wonderful day!
We did this tour with Stefano as our tour guide. He was absolutely phenomenal: efficient with his driving, kind, always willing to answer our questions (in French on top of it) and explained everything in detail. We did 3 of the 5 Terres, then had 1hr30 in Pisa, and had plenty of time to get back on the ship. This was my favorite cruise tour ever and would do it again in a heartbeat.
We had a great tour we Rosella and Stefano to Cinque Terre from Livono. Stefano picked my group of 8 up promptly at the Livorno cruise terminal and drove us to Rio Maggiore where we met up with Rossella. Rio Maggiore is the first of the 5 lands. we then traveled by boat to 3 other lands (can’t do Corniglia by boat). We had ample time in each village. We ended with an excellent lunch in Monterossa before Stefano took us back to our ship. We glitches or hiccups. Beautiful day. Highly recommend Bellaitalia Tours.
4 of us chose this tour as the only way to travel while touring. We were picked up at the port by Stefano who was friendly and informative as he drove us to meet Marta, our guide for the day trip to Cinque Terra. We traveled in comfort with lots of sightseeing on the way. We were dropped off in one very scenic village and traveled with Marta by boat to 4 of the 5 equally scenic villages. Marta was fantastic and felt more like one of us than a guide as she was friendly and helpful at all times. Stefano picked us up at the last village for the ride back to the ship.
It’s a 9-ish hour tour and was perfect for us. Marta made sure it was not too strenuous for our friend with knee issues. Since it was just the 4 of us, we did not have to wait for an entire bus full of people at each stop. This is the way to travel! No more ship tours for us and we will look for Bellaitalia for any future excursions. Thanks for a great day!
Luca was very pleasant and nice but did not know how to adapt for the group. The kids wanted to spend more time at our first stop in Riogamorre and he kept pushing us to move on. In the end we had excess time in the last stop that was too much.
Our tour driver Massimo (aka “Max”) was waiting for our group of eight when we got off the Oceania Marina ship in Livorno. Although it was raining, Max had us covered as he had umbrellas. He assured us the weather would get better as we went inland towards Pisa and Florence…and it did!
Max was amazing! Very personable and made the day super fun for us. He shared a fountain of information, knew his way around the city streets and dropped us off /picked us up at designated spots making it easy for us to find him. The Italian restaurant he suggested in Florence for lunch was really good – eating true, authentic pizza was the best! Since it was a Monday, the museums in Florence were closed; however, we got to see almost everything we wanted to see. Our last stop was at a Tuscany Valley winery where we enjoyed wine, dipped bread in real olive oil and had an amazing view of the beautiful Tuscany Valley — it doesn’t get any better than that! And needless to say, it was a very happy ride back to the ship! Thank you Max for the perfect one day tour – you met our expectations and more!
By Tripadvisor on November 2019
I would to take this tour and be added to a group for a more affordable price. Also, is a sculpture of David able to be seen during this tour? Just one on the city street. Family of 3.
Relaxing day in tuscany
This wine tasting in the Chianti region of Tuscany was one of the best days we had while on out 12 day tour of Italy, beautiful drive through the hillside vineyards, outstanding wines we tasted
we want to visit pise and a tasting the 27 August from la spezia and we are 3 adult and 3 children
it is possible and the price please
Chianti and SuperTuscan Day Tour
We had an amazing time with Emilia on our wine tour in the Chianti region. We went to three different wineries and had lunch at the second one. Our guide and everyone we met at the vineyards made our experience memorable.
This was the perfect choice for our family of 8 (parents with children 24, 24, 14, 12, 11 and 9). The vehicle was clean and plenty of room. The driver shared stories of the area and his Italian family along the way. We wanted to have flexibility with when we went from ship to Pisa to Florence and back, so this allowed us to go on our time table. The people helping me book answered by 100 questions (first trip to Europe for us), too. Wonderful experience and terrific driver and company.
We were running a few minutes late and they waited for us. The driver was so nice and informative. The food and wine was amazing, like seriously the food was to die for. It was such a fun day with gorgeous views! 10/10 totally recommend.. I went on a day that only cost me 79 bucks and it was more than worth it! Such a deal!
We had such a wonderful day doing the Half Day wine tour In the Tuscan hills from Pisa with the most amazing guide Massimo. He had such knowledge about the region, wines, food and Pisa. He also took us to a tinty beautiful town to end the day after the wine tasting. The winery itself was also spectacular and the staff at the vineyard were super friendly. What a great experience.
We will be staying in Hoel Minerva Palace in Montecatini, Italy.
We would like to know what is the cost and what time is the pick up on February 23. Thank you. Looking forward to your response.