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Florence: The Renaissance Dream

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

Andrea Bocelli, tenor

Day 1

Arrival at Florence airport and private transfer to 4* Hotel Monna Lisa (or similar).Check-in and accommodation in double room in B&B. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 2

In the morning meeting 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.

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Day 3

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

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. 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. A typical Tuscan dinner, will be served with a wine tasting at our boutique winery. In the evening, back to Florence city center.

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Day 5

Day at leisure.

Day 6

In the morning meeting with your private guide and private transfer for the 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. Lunch at leisure. 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.

Day 7

Depending on departure time, private transfer to Florence airport.

This trip includes:

  • Private transfers as indicated in the program
  • 6 nights at 4*Hotel Monna Lisa (or similar) in double room in B&B basis
  • 1 HD private English speaking guide in Florence
  • 1 market tour + cooking class in small group
  • 1 Vespa tour in small group
  • 1 FD private English speaking guide in San Gimignano and Siene

This trip doesn’t include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not indicated in “The rate includes”
  • Local city tax (about € 3,5/5 per person per night)
  • Everything not expressly indicated in “The rate includes"

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