Florence, the Renaissance dream

 

I am a product of my native land, Tuscany, Italy.

~Andrea Bocelli (tenor)

(6 night 7 day)

Day 1 – Arrival in Florence                                                 

Arrival at Florence airport and private transfer and check-in to a 4 star hotel such as famous, Hotel Monna Lisa (or similar).

Rest of the day at leisure.

 

 

Day 2 – Discovery or Florence                                           

In the morning you will meet with your private guide and start the discovery of Florence.

Get the chance to have a taste of one of the most important and charming cities of UNESCO World Heritage. Walk through the amazing center of Florence and discover its unique secular heritage and breathtaking beauty with an expert guide. The tour explores the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence.

 

Day 3 – The cooking experience                                           

In the late morning meeting point with a small group to start your cooking experience.

First step: little walk to the Central Market, grocery shopping! You will go shopping with the chefs at the central market picking up the ingredients for your lunch.

After this fun experience you will reach our home-like professional location and you will start putting your hands on the ingredients to create your own meal, and then you will obviously eat the meal you prepared yourself, accompanied with two glasses of a selection of Chianti wine.

 

Day 4 – Scooter & Wine tour                                                       

In the early afternoon meeting point in Florence city center with a small group.

A minivan will take you to the countryside, and will be available in case of any need during all the tour.

First you will receive an orientation conducted by an English speaking trained professional, ensuring the safe operation of the Vespa before we head out for our engaging and enjoyable ride. The ride, along scenic country roads will offer splendid views of the rolling hillside, vineyards and olive groves, little ancient churches and medieval towers. Several stops for photo opportunities will be made along the way. You will live “la Dolce Vita” riding an authentic Piaggio Vespa, a true icon of Italian design (Piaggio Zip will substitute if you choose the SMART option).

You will visit a famous winery and enjoy a guided tour of their ancient cellars, where you will learn all the secrets of wine and olive oil production. You will then be able to understand the different approach in wine making as you also visit a fascinating family-run organic farm and winery.

Dinner |  A typical Tuscan meal will be served with a wine tasting at our boutique winery.

In the evening, back to Florence city center.

 

Day 5                                                                                        

Have the day at your leisure, so that you may go see the shops & sight see around the city.

 

Day 6 – Siena & San Gimignano                                       

In the morning meeting with your private guide and private transfer for a full day to discover Siena and San Gimignano.

In Siena you will enjoy a guided walking tour of this compact city that will let you discover also Piazza del Campo, the main central square where the famous Palio horse race takes place every year, as well as exploring quieter backstreets and learning everything about the Contrade, the 17 medieval city districts that compete against each other in the Palio.

The journey continues to San Gimignano, famed for its medieval skyscrapers, high walls and narrow streets that typify most people image of a Tuscan hill town.

San Gimignano is unique in the preservation of about a dozen of its tower houses, which, with its hilltop setting and encircling walls, form an unforgettable skyline.

In the early evening, back to Florence.

Lunch | at leisure.

 

Day 7 – Departure                                                                    

Depending on departure time, private transfer to Florence airport.

 

We can help you discover Florence!

 

Pricing for the Discovery of Florence                                

Tours start at $3,900* 

**Prices are per person, based on double occupancy accommodations. Tour & land package rates &/or package details are subject to holiday blackouts, peak period surcharges & changes without notice. Local taxes & other fees are NOT included in the package price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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