A Renaissance city, Florence offers frescoes, sculptures, churches, palaces, and other monuments from the richest cultural flowering the world has known. Florence is a dream for art lovers. The Galleria dell'Accademia bursts with works by Michelangelo, who is entombed within the frescoed walls of the Basilica di Santa Croce. Awesome photos can be taken on Ponte Vecchio bridge, and shoppers can spend a blissful afternoon wandering the shops of Piazza Santo Spirito. Cucina Fiorentina is worldly known and is made of some fundamental ingredients: bread (plain, unsalted, well-baked with a crispy crust and light and airy inside); extra-virgin olive oil, without any doubt the best even for frying, grilled meat; Florentine steaks of beef, roasted or wine-braised game such as boar, deer and rabbit and lastly, the wine itself.
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Florence on a Bike
You will ride through the narrow streets of the main center and the Oltrarno reaching the most amazing monuments of Florence and unknown spots from where to admire the city: Santa Maria Novella, the artisans district, Palazzo Pitti, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio (the old bridge), the Uffizi square, Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, the medieval district, the Duomo, and Piazza della Repubblica...
Secrets of Dan Brown's thrilling novel, Inferno
Symbols revealed, a magical atmosphere with mystery and suspense! All this and more as you visit the sites described by Dan Brown in his novel Inferno.
Day trips from Florence
Take a day trip to the Cinque Terre from Florence to Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Corniglia & Manarola. Stroll along with the famous coastal foot pat, explore the towns, and hike on one of the famous trails.
Only 1 hour and 30 minutes from Florence, is Pisa, home to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous tourist attractions in Italy. Visit also the city center of Pisa to understand how Pisa became such an important center for arts during Medieval Times.
You can definitely visit Tuscany and have a taste of the countryside (and its wines!) from Florence. Get some ideas here.
Walk through Medici's secret passage
Hidden between city houses and even passing through a church, this Corridor has evolved as one of the most astounding architectural masterpieces of the Renaissance. 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.
Artisans of Florence
Discover the ancient quarters of Florence. A town in the past based on the artisan work and their laboratories. Explore this ancient and hidden treasure, Florence artisans at work practicing ancient techniques in gold, silver, paper, and wood.
Taste..Florence on foot or on an Ape Car!
Walk to the Central Market where you will taste some local products such as olive oil, truffles, vinegar and take part in a chocolate workshop to see how chocolate is made. Taste some great gelato and then visit the oldest wine shop in Florence. If you want you can explore Florence Flavors also on an Ape Car...so much fun!
Go grocery shopping and make your Florentine menu!
The day will start with the choice of fresh and simple ingredients at the marketplace. You will meet your chef in front of the main door of the S. Ambrogio market and you will begin your guided tour among the stalls of this ancient food market, shopping the ingredients for your Tuscan menu. Ten minutes walking and the teacher will show how to prepare a complete meal in our kitchen inside an ancient building. After the cooking class, lunch will be served, accompanied by local wines.
On Medici's footsteps
Enjoy a walk around Florence in the Medici Family's footsteps: 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 the historic and architectural evolution factors from the Roman foundation through medieval centuries and its Renaissance glorious period up to modern time Florence.
Enjoy Florence from a different perspective: from the Arno river
Get on board the “barchetto”, one of the only 4 original traditional wooden boats left in Florence, conducted by a “barcaiolo”, a true florentine tradition holder that will guide you with his long-reaching sweeping-oar.
You will then enjoy a refreshing “aperitivo” with a glass of cool Prosecco wine, to celebrate onboard your romantic stay in Florence!
Note: Our itineraries are always customized based on our clients' needs and budget so the price varies depending on: type of accommodation (3/4/5 stars hotel, apartment, b&b, etc..); dates, activities, and services included. We work with your dates and budget to create the perfect experience for you! Please contact us for your customized quote.