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Take The Ultimate Trip To Tuscany

Take The Ultimate Trip To Tuscany

Experience the city where the famous Renaissance artists, Dante and Michelangelo, lived and created their finest work. Florence is rich in history, culture, and cuisine. Stroll through the endless array of museums and palazzi, or just stand by the bridge on the River Arno and be dazzled with the twinkling, magical city lights. Our two-week package includes premium accommodation and the very best food and wine experience.

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30/05/2019 05/06/2019

Florence

About the city

Florence is as vital and beautiful today as when its wool and silk merchants and bankers revolutionized the economy of 13th century Tuscany, and the art of Dante and Michelangelo stunned the world. Florence was the centre of the Italian Renaissance. The fruits of the city’s rebirth are still evident in its seemingly endless array of museums, churches and palazzi. With its historic centre classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Duomo, the elegant and beautiful cathedral, dominates the city and is an unmistakable reference point in your wanderings. The River Arno, which cuts through the oldest part of the city, is crowned with the Ponte Vecchio bridge lined with shops and held up by stilts. Dating back to the 14th century, it is the only bridge that survived attacks during WWII. Standing by the river at night, when the city is illuminated with a myriad twinkling lights, is unforgettable. But more remains of Florence’s incomparable heritage than stones and paint, the city’s indomitable spirit has also survived the centuries, ensuring Florentine life today its liveliness and sophistication.

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Palazzo Vecchietti

  • At 0.4 km from the center
  • Via degli strozzi, 4, Florence 50123
This city hotel is housed in a historical palace called Palazzo Vecchietti, just steps away from Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of Florence's historical and shopping district. Attractions such as the Galleria Accademia, the Galleria degli Uffi...
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  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 6 Nights

2 Activities
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Chianti Nord Wine Tour: Full Day

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Produced in the undulating hills of the Tuscan countryside between Florence and Siena, the famous Chianti Classico wine is known and celebrated all over the world. Tidy rows of vineyards set amidst historic villages and silvery-green olive trees are the scenic backdrop for this full day wine excursion to Chianti Country.


Departing from and returning to your Florence hotel, first stop is the town of Greve in Chianti with its picturesque, asymmetrical main piazza. It is lined by a succession of palaces, porticoes and loggias with the rebuilt church of Santa Croce at one end, housing beautiful Renaissance paintings from the School of Fra Angelico. At the other end of the piazza stands a statue of the explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discovered New York Harbor.


After a tour of Greve you'll head to the Casaloste Vineyards, known for their fine Chianti Classico and Riserva wines. A visit to the cellars and a guided wine tasting are included. Next stop will be lunch at the Osteria La Scuderia, a lovely place serving typical Tuscan cuisine.


After lunch you will head either to the Antinori vineyards at Badia di Passignano or to the small castle of Montefioralle depending on availability. Then you'll visit the cellars of the Setriolo estate in Castellina in Chianti to learn how grapes become wine; a guided tasting follows.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle with English-speaking driver
  • Visit to the village of Greve in Chianti
  • Visit to the Casaloste Winery and wine tasting
  • Lunch at Restaurant La Scuderia at Badia in Passignano
  • Short visit to the Antinori Vineyards at Badia a Passignano OR the exterior of the small castle of Montefioralle
  • Visit to the Setriolo Winery and wine tasting
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Learn to Cook a Florentine Meal

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Step into the private kitchen of Francesca di Leonardo and learn to cook a traditional Florentine meal. Together you'll prepare a 4-course meal, using fresh, local ingredients, while Francesca shares with you her cooking secrets and special techniques. Finally, you'll enjoy the fruits of your labors, eating dinner around the kitchen table.


This is a 'home-style' cooking class, which takes place in the private apartment of Francesca di Leonardo, located in Florence's San Frediano district. The class will last 3 hours, with the meal following.


SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • 3-hour hands-on cooking class
  • Lunch with food you have personally cooked


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Please inform us if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.The menu for this class will be decided by the instructor based on season and available ingredients.


Sample Fall Menu:

  • Crostini di funghi porcini:" Sliced bread topped with mushrooms cooked in olive oil and garlic;
  • Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola: Potato dumplings in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce;
  • Brasato di manzo al vino rosso: Beef braised in red wine;
  • Cipolline in agrodolce: Sweet and sour pearl onions;
  • Torta alle pere: Cream cake with pears.


 

Transfer from Accommodation to Airport

Private Luxury (Sedan)

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Take The Ultimate Trip To Tuscany
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