Tourist Guide’s, Chauffeurs & Driver Guides
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
Private tours in Tuscany and Italy: excursions in Florence,
Rome, Amalfi, Sorrento, Capri, Siena, Pisa,
Lucca, Chianti, from ports of Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Venice (shore excursions).
Transfers to and from any destinations in Tuscany and Italy. Shopping tours in italian factory outlets
and more wine tasting tours & cooking class.
Are you looking for a truly unique experience in Italy? Whether you are interested in art, good food,wine, history,
nightlife or a bit of everything we can prepare a custom made tour for you. Choose from one of the many tour packages
listed here or consult our tour coordinator for a more personalized touch. We can also offer you a guide and translator.
Remember, these are private Italy tours, just for you! No large groups and you make all the calls! Excursion
We’ll take you to some of the most beautiful areas in Italy and Tuscany, the beautiful region of Italy! Florence, Siena,
Pisa, Chianti, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, Arezzo, Cortona, and Montalcino are just examples of the places we can
show you in Tuscany. The Tuscan countryside is absolutely enchanting, a place to discover small villages, beautiful villas,
castles, vineyards and the true charm of Italy. You can also make a wonderful Tuscany wine tour with tasting in tuscan
vinery, cellars, agritourisms and country restaurant near Florence.
Shore excursions: from port of Livorno
We offer wonderful Italy tours from port of Livorno: you will have to do a marvellous shore excursions to discovery Italy
and Tuscany. After the tour, shopping tours, wine tasting tours, we will accompanied back to the port to reboard your
ship, after a magnificent tours of Italy.
Under The Tuscan Sun Tours was born from an idea of Mr. Andrea Celletti, who had been active as a tour guide in
Tuscany since 1991. He observed that travellers did not just want to see the main sights but also wanted to visit the
“real Italy”, places and sights not necessarily in the guide books, but that are the most genuine and representative, yet
sometimes not easy to reach or find and that his capability to provide what was needed and wanted was incredibly
appreciated. Having also worked for a prestigious limousine company Mr. Celletti had already practiced and learned the
job of being a good driverand, combining this experience with that of a guide, he could really get the clients to have a
real blast when driving and guiding them around the country. Having obtained all the legal requirements to operate a car
service business, when in 1997 the requests to give his special tours became so frequent, he decided to found Under
The Tuscan Sun Tours, bought the 1st minivan and could then proudly promote himself as the only tour guide in Tuscany
who owned a fully licensed Chauffeur Driven Vehicle therefore able to combine in one person the performance normally
done by two. Taking advantage of the consistent rave successes, an expansion plan in terms of vehicles was put in
execution, while the “Right People” was and had to continue being the key ingredient to the success.
The “Knowledge and Competence” obtained by completing intensive business administration and management training,
brought Mr. Celletti to take the savvy actions and decisions which guaranteed a constant expansion, even through the
critical period following September 2001, to a leading position in the industry nowadays confirmed by unparalleled
results and prestige.
Our purpose is to conduct tours which will greatly enhance the client’s understanding and enjoyment of our land and its
assets, making our clients fall in love with Florence and Tuscany, destinations considered among the richest of the world
in art and beauty . We intend to achieve it by exposing our culture and historical background using the passion and
knowledge-ability of our drivers and guides in such a personalized manner so that our clients will effortlessly get to really
learn and enjoy the “who’s and why’s” made Tuscany such a miracle of beauty. The Renaissance was probably the most
fantastic and critical moment in the evolution of modern culture, Florence was its cradle and still transmit to every visitor
an universal feeling of progress and beauty, we are convinced that knowledge and understanding are the most valuable
assets that any human being may ever have, in this light we endeavour conducting our tours in such a way that
experiencing Tuscany will make our clients not only feel pleased of having gained a new insight but make them proud of
a new awareness of having become a little richer in life. We don’t just arrange impeccable tours, we want to ensure that
the services we provide are what each client really needs. Here it follows some of the most meaningful testimonials we
The key factor which differentiate us from any other transportation company is the high educational and professional
level of our personnel. Soon after the foundation of the company, the demand of our service which was so innovative for
this area, grew so quickly that soon one single man could not possibly satisfy the requests.
Every business owner knows that it is not his capability alone but the quality and competence of his staff which will allow
to upkeep an expansion. Being aware that the first person in Tuscany to obtain all the licenses and requirements had
been himself, in order to expand he needed personnel with a combination of specializations and red-tape requirements
which in the “jobs marketplace” did not exist, the only way to expand was to select experienced tour guides with the
knowledge and technical capability and get to them to obtain the missing qualifications or licenses. This was our greatest
challenge, and year after year we won.
We now have a staff base we are admired for in the industry, having 20 Licensed Tourist Guides, 12 fully qualified
Driving Guides at our disposal, and 5 English Speaking Drivers. That is to say that we don’t even have 1 personnel
who does not at least speak good English, most of them speak a second foreign language which allow us to cover every
main foreign nationality.
Licence Tourist Guides for Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Roma, Umbria…
Discover the Tuscany & Umbria regions or Roma with the our License Tourist Guides. You can choose a
walking tour, a Half Day (HD), a Full Day (FD) and discover the our main museums, for example:
Florence: Accademia Gallery (David, Michelangelo), Uffizi Gallery (Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo), Duomo,
Baptistery, Duomo Museum (Michelangelo), Bargello Museum (Michelangelo), Pitti Palace & Boboli Gardens, Santa Croce,
Santa Maria Novella, San Marco...Rome: Vatican, Sistin Chapel, Colosseum…
Our chauffeurs are all very experienced and used to hosting foreign tourists,VIPs,business and corporate travellers. All
our drivers speak at least good English: due to this plus the English Speaking Driver is the entry level of our service
without any price supplement. They are all extremely familiar with our area and the main destinations in Italy. Even if
passengers don’t have a preset number of sights to visit, our chauffeur will be able to recommend them and design the
itinerary to include any highlight. They will offer basic information about the sights or visited areas, and will stay at the
vehicle while clients tour a city or sight on their own, therefore a chauffeur is ideal if the client’s major interest is not
learning about the Art, History and Culture of the area, but just want some professional and experienced who will kow
how to direct them and who knows where to take them.
A Driver Guide (DG) is a licensed Tour Conductor also licensed to drive Chauffeur Driven Vehicles. Our company was the
one that first launched this type of service in Italy and is what made us boom. Not only it gives the best “value for
money” since for little extra cost, clients get a much better assistance in general, but it’s the best way to always maintain
optimal quality and quantity of information given about the background, the culture, the spirit of each visited area and
relative sights. His knowledge of local areas and the whole country is VERY thorough and consistently superior to that of
a Chauffeur. He will master foreign languages, act as interpreter and travel consultant for his clients to help them decide
the best sights to see, how to best use their touring time, he will advice possible changes of plans according to their
reactions, he will point out the right restaurants and will simply ensure that they get out of the trip whatever they are
looking for, fun, culture, sights, landscapes, shopping etc.
The Driver Guide will always be at disposal of the clients and he will park the vehicle as needed and walk around the city
giving assistance, introducing sights in order to always let them feel they understand and enjoy what they see. The
Driver Guide will not take you inside museum, churches and archaeological sights since this is the role of Local Guides,
that can be booked separately when required. We recommend to use a Driver Guide instead of a Chauffeur for daily
excursions from Florence, multiple days tours of Tuscany and Italy or transfers with sightseeing stops on the way. The
Driver Guide is a real Guide.
While our personnel is the most important feature in our company, we must say we are equally proud of our Fleet.
Over the last 4 years we have made major investments in bringing our fleet to an ideal standard of quality and variety
and it’s now entirely based of 8+5 Extremely Recent Mercedes-Benz units.
Every vehicle is properly licensed and registered for chauffeur service and is insured with the highest possible coverage
made available by our insurance company.
Mercedes E-280 CDI Avandarde
Mercedes GL-320 CDI Sport 4x4 Luxury SUV
Mercedes Viano 7 Passenger Long Ambiente 2.2 CDI
Mercedes Viano 7 Passenger Extra-Long Ambiente 2.2 CDI
Mercedes Viano 7 Passenger Extra-Long Ambiente V6 3.0 CDI
Mercedes Sprinter 8 Passenger Medium Wheel 315 CDI
Mercedes Sprinter 16 Passenger Long GranTurismo CDI
We consider that the ownership of its vehicles is the key factor of reliability of a trasportation company, we advice you
use this concept together with your common sense in evaluating any transportation company around the world.
Beyond own 8 vehicles above, we also co-own the following units: