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Sightseeing & Excursions 2015
ex Florence, Italy

 
My Florence
 

Starting with Accademy Gallery this tour allows you to take a walk through the most fascinating and interesting places in Florence including the Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Baptistery with its famous Gates of Paradise, Signoria Square with its Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia dei Lanzi. The tour will finish enjoying a beautiful view of Florence, from Uffizi terrace.

Departure TBA
Length 6.15 hours
Includes Guide, Prebooked tickets to Uffizi and Accademia
Code: 2015-AC

 
Florence Walking Tour With Uffizzi Gallery
 

Take a walking tour of Florence visiting important sights such as Signoria Square, Repubblica Square, Cathedral, Baptistery, Dante’s District, Old Bridge before a guided tour of the famous Uffizi Gallery.

Departure TBA
Length 3.45 hours
Includes Guide, Prebooked tickets to Uffizi
Code: 2015-AC

 
Florence Walking Tour With Palatina Gallery
 

Take a walking tour of Florence visiting important sights such as Signoria Square, Repubblica Square, Cathedral, Baptistery, Dante’s District, Old Bridge before a guided tour of the Palatina Gallery.

Departure TBA
Length 3.45 hours
Includes Guide, Prebooked tickets to Palatina
Code: 2015-AC

 
Uffizi Gallery Tour
 

Visit one of the most beautiful museums in the world, the Uffizi Gallery. Enjoy paintings from the Italian Renaissance including masterpieces by Masters Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and many others.

Departure TBA
Length 2 hours
Includes Guide, Prebooked tickets to Uffizi
Code: 2015-AC

 
Accademia Tour
 

Visit Academy Gallery, where you can see the most important masterpieces of Michelangelo as the ‘David’ and ‘The Prisoners’. Also view other important paintings by Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Perugino and the original plaster of ‘Rape of Sabine Women’ by Giambologna.

Departure TBA
Length 1 hours
Includes Guide, Prebooked tickets to Accademia
Code: 2015-AC

 
Palatina Gallery Tour
 

The Palatine Gallery occupies the whole left wing of the first floor of the Pitti Palace. It holds an impressive collection comprising works by Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona and other Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Departure TBA
Length 2 hours
Includes Guide, Prebooked Tickets To Palatina
Code: 2015-AC

 
The Leaning Tower And Pisa
 

A delightful excursion to the splendid city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauties. You will admire The Leaning Tower (interior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior).

Departure TBA
Length 5.5 hours
Includes Coach, Guide In Pisa, Exclusive Entrance To Tower And Cathedral
Code: 2015-AC

 
Smart Pisa
 

A delightful excursion to the splendid city of Pisa, famous for its architectural beauties. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior).

Departure TBA
Length 5.5 hours
Includes Coach, Guide, Entrance To Cathedral
Code: 2015-AC

 
Pisa & Lucca
 

First visit Pisa, the city worldwide known for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces. Visit Miracles Square, admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). Then some free time for photos and for lunch ( not included) before departing for Lucca.
In Lucca free time for a pleasant walk into the enchanting historical centre where you will have the chance to admire the sights of the city. Afterwards stop in a winery in Lucca countryside for wine tasting.

Departure TBA
Length 8.5 hours
Includes Coach, Guide In Pisa And Lucca, Entrance To Pisa Cathedral, Buccellato Tasting In Lucca
Code: 2015-AC

 
Tasting Country & Chianti
 

A relaxing excursion in the Chianti area to discover Tuscany’s traditional flavors and delight your senses. First stop in a characteristic farm in the heart of Tuscany, where you will enjoy a tasting of typical products such as olive oil and salami, then, we will continue through the scenic roads of Chianti’s countryside until to reach a second winery where you can taste wines with light snacks and enjoy the breathtaking scenery

Departure TBA
Length 5.45 hours
Includes Coach, wine and DOP products, tastings in two farm houses
Code: 2015-AC

 
Siena, San Giminiano and Chianti
 
The tour starts in Siena; wander its steep medieval streets visiting the Cathedral (interior), Palazzo Comunale (Municipal Building) and Piazza del Campo where the Palio race takes place every year. Free time for lunch (excluded) and shopping. Contineu to Monteriggioni, known for its wine and its beautiful countryside. Afterwards visit San Gimignano, a medieval town, where you will have free time to discover the beautiful squares, buildings, churches and suggestive alleyways. Finally stop in a farm house , where you’ll taste some of the best Tuscan wines with a little snacks
Departure TBA
Length 11 hour
Includes Coach, Guide In Siena, Entrance To Cathedral , Wine Tasting, Ice Cream Tasting
Code: 2015-AC

 
Cinque Terre
 

Discover one of the most enchanting landscapes in the World. Four villages, suspended between sea and land, hanging from sheer cliffs surrounded by hills and vineyards. Upon arrival to La Spezia a local train will take us to the fist village “Vernazza”, to admire the intricate layout of this village with its narrow lanes and steep stairways. Proceed to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village where you will be overcome by enchanting beaches and luxuriant vegetation. Here you will have free time to swim and have lunch (not included). A local train takes us to Manarola, from where, walking along the famous “ Path of Love”, we’ll arrive in Riomaggiore.
The tour ends in La Spezia. In addition to comfortable clothes, we recommend to have with you a swimwear and a hat to protect you against the sun…!!!

Departure TBA
Length 13 hour
Includes Coach, Tour Escort, Transport Tickets
Code: 2015-AC

 
Vasarian Corridor “ The Secret Passageway” With Uffizi Gallery
 

Visit to the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world which includes masterpieces such as Botticelli’s Spring. The tour continues onward to the Vasari Corridor, the Medici’s secret passageway that runs above the Old Bridge across Palazzo Vecchio and Pitti Palace. Built in only 5 months by order of Cosimo I de’ Medici to allow safe and private passage for the grand dukes, it was constructed in 1564 according to the design of Giorgio Vasari and it now is filled with precious works of art. The corridor is rarely open to the public, so take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Florence and its artistic pleasures on this exclusive walking tour.

Departure TBA
Length 3 hour
Includes Guide, Entrance ticket to Uffizi and Vasari Corridor
Code: 2015-AC

 
Market & Cooking Class
 
Visit Central Market where one of our chefs will help you choose the freshest and best ingredients for the dishes. Afterwards start the cooking lesson that will teach the basic elements of Tuscan kitchen dishes an experience the preparations. Once completed everyone will join for a lunch composed by the dishes prepared during the lesson, accompanied by Tuscan wine
Departure TBA
Length 5 hour
Includes Market Tour, Cooking Lesson – Lunch With Drinks Included
Code: 2015-AC

 
Pasta Cooking Lesson
 

Lesson is based on explanation of how to prepare different dishes of fresh pasta (tortellini, ravioli, tagliatelle or others). The chefs will show and help you make fresh pasta, to model it into the different shapes of traditional Italian recipes and to choose and prepare the most appropriate sauce to accompany them. Once the pasta is cooked and the sauce is ready all the participants will try their dishes during the lunch and will taste Tuscan wine.

Departure TBA
Length 3 hour
Includes Cooking Lesson, Lunch And Drinks
Code: 2015-AC

 
Cooking Course with Lunch or Dinner
 
Cook together with our Chef in a typical Florentine school: under his careful control prepare regional dishes and discover the precious secrets of Italian cooking tradition as the choice of the ingredients, cooking times and wine coupling. Select a typical Tuscan menu composed by appetizer, first course or second course with a side-dish and dessert. At the end of the lesson taste the dishes we prepared all together during a lovable lunch / dinner.
Departure TBA
Length 3 hour
Includes Cooking Lesson, Lunch OR Dinner, Drinks
Code: 2015-AC

 
Pizza And Ice Cream With Dinner
 

Following an expert, the secrets for making handmade ice cream using quality ingredients and putting in practice the principal ideas will be revealed to the participants. Learn the activities involved in pizza making, the creation and the working of the dough. Learn all the types of flour, the amount of ingredients, the manipulation of the dough, and the products used for making the sauce. Following the lesson, the participants partake in the sampling of the pizza, ice cream, and sorbet.

Departure TBA
Length 3 hour
Includes Cooking Lesson Of Pizza, Handmade, Ice Cream And Dinner
Code: 2015-AC

 

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