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A vacation in Tuscany cannot be complete without a tour of Lucca. Here you can live the wonderful experience of walking on the XVII city walls, which still surround the city and which make them a unique place! During your tour in Lucca, you can relax visiting this peaceful city on foot or even by bicycle! Let yourself be guided to discover this Medieval jewel, famous for its “hundred churches” and for being Giacomo Puccini’s hometown. During the tour in Lucca, we will guide you to discover the city and to taste the famous Buccellato, the local specialty!
Assassin’s Creed Tour
A funny way to discover Florence and its treasures, fit for children and students, as well as adults! Follow the hints spread through the city, look for the answers to the many questions on the art and history of Florence and find the Treasure!
Wine & Food and Market tour of Florence
Florence is not just art and history! With our Wine & Food tours you will find out where the locals go shopping and where they eat the Lampredotto, the typical Florentine street food. You can drink a fine Chianti wine and taste an authentic Italian Gelato, discover how the real Bistecca alla Fiorentina is and how to distinguish the many types of olive oil. We will accompany you to the discovery of the genuine flavors of Tuscany in an unforgettable experience for your palate!
Gardens of Florence and Tuscany Tour
The Gardens of Tuscany tour is an itinerary studied for open green space lovers, but also for those who want to relax outdoors in nature! We will discover how the garden evolved from the Middle Ages, Renaissance to Modern Times. How were they designed? What determined the choice of the plants to be used, having special care to the hidden meaning of certain trees and flowers? Boboli Garden at Palazzo Pitti, the famous Rose Garden with sculptures of Folon, the Dutch artist, Bardini Garden, Torrigiani Garden, but also the gardens of the Villas around Florence and Lucca, Villa Garzoni in Collodi are just some of the jewels of our area that you can discover with our Gardens of Florence and Tuscany Tour.
Boat Tour on the Arno River
If you are in Florence from May to October, don’t miss the relaxing and suggestive boat tour on the Arno, the river that divides Florence in two! We will go on board the ancient boats of the “Renaioli”, (an ancient trade that no longer exists), some of which are a hundred years old. We will observe the city from a different and privileged point of view, admiring the rich palaces along the river, home of ancient families and pass under some of the most beautiful bridges of the city, among these Ponte Vecchio. The Boat Tour on the Arno river is a fun and different itinerary which we recommend doing at sunset. A drink in an exclusive club by the river can follow the boat ride.
Shopping Tour-Personal Shopper
Florence is the second fashion capital in Italy, after Milan. If you feel lost in front of so many shops, we will help you to find the best ones to buy leather goods and Made in Italy products. It is also possible to go and visit the famous outlets near Florence (The Mall, Barberino Designer Outlet, Valdichiana Outlet Village, among others). There you will find famous Italian and foreign brands like Prada, Gucci, Cavalli, Fendi, Armani and many more.
Dan Brown’s Inferno Tour
After the worldwide success of Dan Brown’s last book, together we can visit the places and streets in Florence where the main character, Robert Langdon, went through to solve the enigma of the “Cerca Trova”: the Corridoio Vasariano, Palazzo Vecchio, and the neighborhood where Dante Alighieri was born and many other places. With the Dan Brown’s Inferno Tour, you will discover the splendors of this city that lives, luckily, not only in fiction! Because “if you know where to look, Florence is Paradise”…
Medici’s Villa Tour
The Medici family had good taste regarding beauty! The Medici’s Villa tour is the best way to understand how great their passion for art and nature was. Located on the splendid hills near Florence, with a breathtaking view, these dwellings were frequently the plot of bloody conspiracies. At the same time, they were important meeting points for intellectuals of the Medici’s court. These places transmit the power and culture of a family that left a sign in history. The Medici’s Villa tour is certainly the best way to discover it.
Jewish Florence Tour
Walking through the ancient Jewish places, we’ll learn the history of the Florentine Jewish community, which left important signs in the city. We’ll see where the ancient ghetto once stood. We’ll find out about the relationship between the Medici and the Jewish community through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period, and also why a famous catholic Florentine church shows the Star of David on its façade. Our Jewish Florence tour will end with a total kosher lunch, after visiting the fascinating synagogue!
Not everybody knows that right on the outskirts of Florence, you can already find yourself on a dirt road, or in front of hidden churches, monasteries, or in the middle of fields and olive groves! This beautiful guided urban trekking, suitable for all ages, will conduct you from the center of Florence, along its ancient medieval walls, until the nearby hills. There you can admire the sweet San Miniato church, Piazzale Michelangelo, the Torre del Gallo and Villa Gioiello, where the scientist Galileo spent the last years of his life. Many more beautiful mansions of ancient Florentine families will be right in front of your eyes!
Guided Tours for Travelers with special needs
We would like to offer our Tuscan guided tours also to people with special needs: we will take care of finding routes which best suits your requirements. Accessible museums, churches, and restaurants, as well as, if requested, suitable transportation.
Photo-Tour of Florence
The Photo Tour is a tour of the center of Florence, accompanied by your guide and a professional photography teacher. Discover with us the most picturesque glimpses, hidden corners and unusual details of Florence!
Tuscan Countryside Tour with Truffle Hunt
Enjoy a day in the Tuscan countryside looking for the precious truffles! In the morning, we will be accompanied by a “tartufaio” (truffle hunter) and his dogs in a nice walk in the woods. We’ll learn the secrets of this ancient profession, such as how to distinguish the different types of truffles and how to train the dogs. The “tartufaio” will invite us for lunch in a typical Tuscan countryside house, and under the shadows of centuries-old olive trees, we will be able to taste truffle based dishes, obviously! The Tuscan Countryside Tour with truffle hunt is a fabulous experience, genuinely Tuscan!
If it is about Tuscan cooking, or about Italian cooking in general, on fact, it is about pleasant lessons where the chef will show you how to prepare the specialties of our table following traditional recipes. The cooking class can be done in Florence or on the Tuscan hills. We will use fresh ingredients for our traditional recipes and later we will taste them during our meals. Getting to know the Tuscan cooking means to understand our culture and our history. From the bread without salt to the vin santo. It will be very tasty to discover the story of our ancient Tuscan flavors!
Yoga in Tuscany
After visiting Florence and other Tuscan splendors, what is better than relaxing with a Yoga lesson immersed in the green Florentine countryside? A captivating multi-sense experience listening to Nature’s breath!
Bicycle Tour in Florence
Florence can be easily seen on a bicycle, with the advantage of easily reaching even the farthest places, like e.g. San Niccolò Tower. During the bicycle tour of Florence, we will make stops and explain the history and art of our city. You’ll see the most famous monuments, but also alleys and hidden corners. Together, we’ll walk on the Lungarno and finish our tour with a fantastic Florentine gelato!
Florence’s Craftsman Workshops Tour
Guided visit to Oltrarno (meaning beyond the Arno River), an area south of Florence, famous for its craftsman workshops. Many consider this neighborhood the “most Florentine” of all. The Oltrarno will fascinate you with its ancient craftsman traditions. We’ll observe a craftsman while creating the typical Florentine paper or while making beautiful objects in gold or bronze using Cellini’s melting technique. We’ll also visit a restoration workshop to understand how the wood is worked, or an ancient tailor’s shop to see how clothes are tailor-made, as well as Florentine mosaics and etching workshops. The tour of Florence’s Craftsman Workshops is a walk through the real heart of the city!
For those who want to gain insight on the history of the Medici’s family, this tour will thrill you with the rise and fall of a family that molded the history of Florence. You’ll discover how a family of merchants was able to rule Florence for three hundred years, changing the artistic and social life from the Renaissance period until today. We’ll see the palaces where they lived and meet the artists they helped to stand out. Through funny anecdotes, we’ll unveil their human side and the nature of some members of the family as well as stories of treachery and bloody conspiracies!
Discovering Dante tour
Dante Alighieri, the so-called “Father of the Italian language”, was born in Florence. During the Discovering Dante Tour, we will visit the Middle Age neighborhood and visit Dante’s House, the church where he first met Beatrice, and the streets where the battles between Guelfs and Ghibellines took place. Talking about Florence from the point of view of its Middle Ages history, contemporary to the grand writer, you will discover with us his life and that of the Florentines of those times.
The Tuscan soil is rich in clay and here, pottery has a history almost as old as the Apennines. The Etruscans were the first ones to start using it. Passing through times, when other materials prevailed for domestic use, pottery came back to stay in the Renaissance period. The Della Robbia family used it as a material worthy of artwork. Learn with us how to work clay and make wonderful terracotta objects!
Discovering Michelangelo tour
The Discovering Michelangelo Tour will help you explore Michelangelo’s works in Florence, but also discover his complex personality. Born in the period in which Lorenzo the Magnificent was the lord of the city, the artworks of the grand sculptor are spread around the town: the statue of David, the tomb of Lorenzo the Magnificent, his “Bacchus” in the Bargello Museum, and the touching “Pietà” sculpted for his own tomb. We will have the chance to walk through the neighborhood where he lived and visit his home or see his tomb in Santa Croce Church. Our Michelangelo Tour will give you a deep complete insight into the artist’s life and times.
To the south of Florence, as soon as we leave the city walls behind us, we will enter the Chianti area, famous for its wine and enchanting hilly landscape. You can choose to visit Greve in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, or Radda in Chianti, for a full day Chianti tour or only a three-hour one. A break can be made to taste the famous Chianti, the well-known wine of this area. The wine cellars are located in ancient castles or rural Tuscan houses, which help us live again the traditions of our region through their atmosphere. If you choose the full day Chianti Tour, we can also reach San Gimignano, where the Vernaccia is produced (a famous white Tuscan wine) and enjoy the breathtaking Tuscan landscape.
Our fashion tour includes a walk in via Tornabuoni, where the most famous stylists are at the moment. Their elegant shops are inside historical palaces that are full of history and worth to see. We will walk to the palace at the end of the street, the one which houses Salvatore Ferragamo’s shop with its famous museum. After this, we will go to the Lungarno to cross Ponte Vecchio, arriving at the Galleria del Costume. At the end of the fashion tour, you can continue the walk in the beautiful Boboli Garden as the entrance fee is included in the museum ticket. We will retrace the history of fashion from the 16th century to nowadays, and the incredible careers of stylists as Gucci, Ferragamo, and Cavalli. For all the fashion-addicted or simply curious people! The duration is about 3 hours.
Florence at sunset with happy hour
Florence is always beautiful, but even more at sunset with the shades of pink and orange of the sun going down the horizon. We highly recommend the tour of Florence at sunset with happy hour if you wish to avoid the heat and the crowds of the high tourist season. Starting at 6 in the afternoon, it will be possible to take a walk through the places in the city for a classic walking tour, ending with a typical Italian ‘aperitivo’. During summer, many historical buildings open their terraces, and, so it will be possible to end our visit with a breathtaking view of the city while sipping a glass of wine or the Italian ‘Spritz’! Furthermore, if you want to visit a museum, you can take advantage of the night opening of the Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia, the Baptistery or the Medici Chapels. Experience Florence at sunset like someone who lives in the city. It is well worth it!
The tours suggested on our website are just a taste to show you how fascinating Florence is and how many interesting activities you can do with a little bit of organization, however we are always at your disposal to customize every tour according to your time at disposal and your specific interests. For any information, please contact us using the contact form or directly by mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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