Panoramic view of Florence: the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Palazzo Vecchio

Florence special tour 2017

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Spring in Villas and Gardens in Florence and surroundings

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Guided tours to: the Boboli Gardens, The Villa Medicea of Castello and Villa Petraia, Villa La Ferdinanda and the Villa Medicea of Poggio a Caiano, the Villa Medicea of Cerreto Guidi, Villa Bellosguardo, Villa Medici Belcanto, Villa Gamberaia, Oltrarno Gardens, Villa Bardini and Villa Pratolino.

Map to Museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence

Perfumes, spices, wigs and makeup

The French never liked that Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, took perfume fashion from Florence to Paris. Her inseparable master perfumer had learned, from the friars of Santa Maria Novella, the art of extracting essences. A tour of old Pharmacies, “Aromatari” and historic shops where individuals and actors buy perfumes and wigs and also mustaches and personalized sideburns.

Map to Museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence

Florence: the new museums

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Museum of the Cathedral) and the recently restored Ospedale degli Innocenti Museum;

Leonardo and the Leonardiano Museum of Vinci

Vinci is Leonardo’s birthplace, and in his dedicated Museum there are on display faithful and exact models of the machines invented by him. In addition, digital art gives life and movement to mechanical clocks, machines for warfare, and devices for navigation and human flight.

Map to Museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence

Chianti Tour and the capital of the Chianti Classico Greve in Chianti

Chianti is a Terroir that gives flavor, aroma and color to its famous wine. Greve in Chianti is the heart of Chianti Classico. A stroll through the old town to hear historical anecdotes. Wine tasting at a local winery.

Tour of Chianti and San Gimignano

San Gimignano is known for its wooden medieval tower houses and walls. The land and tradition here produce the only white wine D.O.C.G. of Tuscany, the delicate Vernaccia di San Gimignano. A stroll through the old town to enjoy the frescos of the Cathedral, with a wine tasting at a historic winery.

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Tour of Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino

The artistic, natural and cultural park of the Val d'Orcia landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Montepulciano, town of the Vino Nobile "king of wines", rises above picturesque volcanic rock. Pienza is the ideal city of the Renaissance and therefore expresses order, beauty and harmony. In Montalcino we enjoy breathtaking view, the Brunello wine and the gastronomic specialties.

It is not a cooking lesson!

Share the kitchen with Chef Gabriella and her team in a rustic, but exclusive spot. Enjoy their selection of local wines and a unique panorama view.

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San Gimignano and Volterra

The valleys of Chianti lead us to San Gimignano; its stately towers make it known today as "the Manhattan of the Middle Ages". Soft hills and cypress avenues lead us to Volterra. We breathe in the atmosphere of the medieval struggles between the bishops and the Comune, the independent city-state. The craftsmen here work with alabaster, a translucent and elegant stone that is part of the tradition.

Siena and San Gimignano

The architecture of the past coexists with futuristic cellars for a modern production of Chianti, pillar of the local economy. In Siena, Piazza del Campo is famous for the Palio of Siena and its colorful, "earth of Sienna" buildings, which create a unique environment. San Gimignano is a fortified medieval town. You must visit the Duomo or “Collegiata” to see the frescoes.

Map to Museums and churches you can’t miss in Florence

Arezzo and Cortona

Arezzo is where Roberto Benigni shot "Life is beautiful" and where Piero della Francesca painted the frescoes of "The History of the True Cross" at the Basilica of San Francisco. Cortona is an archaeological and medieval treasure, rising and falling between narrow streets and elegant shops.

The route of San Francesco and the Sanctuary of the Verna

The Sanctuary of La Verna combines spectacular nature, a rocky cliff in a monumental forest of beech and fir. A sacred architecture where each stone carries the memory of life that San Francesco: the Chapel and the Stigmata Corridor, the San Francesco Cave and Sasso Spicco.