EXPLORE THE HOME OF ART AND CULTURE
Spend the day wandering the cobblestoned streets of Florence’s historic centre, listening as your personal guide weaves the stories and history that make up this magical place. While the tour can include all the iconic landmarks, from Ponte Vecchio to the epic churches and cathedrals, it will be tailored to your specific interests and taken at your own pace, so that you can get the most out of this beautiful city. Whether your focus is the host of art galleries and museums, or to taste the best that the cafes and restaurants have to offer, we’ll handcraft an itinerary especially for you.
PRIVATE GALLERY TOUR
Witness the artistic genius of the masters without having to fight the crowds. Years of experience has taught our expert guides the best times to visit some of Florence’s most popular sites, and this private tour will ensure a hassle-free museum experience. The extraordinary beauty of both the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries will be showcased on this one-of-a-kind tour. Gain new insight into the mind of Michelangelo, while you stand at the foot of his magnificent David. In the Uffizi Gallery you’ll have the chance to examine the greatest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world. Our expert guides know the museum inside out, and will easily make sense of the mammoth body of work to illustrate the evolution of Western art.
EXPLORE THE WALLED CITY OF SIENA
This off-the-beaten-track tour of Siena offers a way to experience the real essence of this medieval town. With its charming boutiques, vibrant bars and winding streets, it’s the ideal city to spend long afternoons exploring its different corners. Take time out and enjoy a coffee in the Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio is held, before exploring the beauty of the Cathedral of Siena, paused in its construction. Make your way to the edge of the city for a sweeping view of the Tuscan landscape.
CHECK IN AT CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
Rest your head on one of the oldest estates in Tuscany at Castiglion del Bosco. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia, this sanctuary is ideal for soaking up the culture and history of the region. The old farm buildings hold years of charm and have been transformed to offer sophisticated luxury fit for a king.
BRUNELLO WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE
The region of Brunello is known for its mouth-watering red wine and spicy extra virgin olive oil. Visit a number of different wineries that add their own flair to this classic blend, and decide which you like best. Get first hand knowledge of the wine production process, visit the ancient cellars and meet the winemakers who are responsible for making the magic happen. Stop for lunch in the quaint town of Montalcino, where you can visit the famous 14th century fort, or browse the artisan food and wine shops before heading on to taste your next blend.
COUNTRYSIDE COOKING CLASSES
No trip to Italy is complete without a glimpse into the making of their world famous cuisine. Follow Florentine chef Andrea Gagnesi through the preparation of a four-course meal at a 1000 year old abbey. After a tour of the magnificent property, you’ll learn the subtleties of creating phenomenal antipasti, fragrant sauces, fresh pasta and inspiring desserts. Once you’ve mastered the tricks of the trade, you’ll sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour paired with some of the best wines of the region. A cooking course is something we highly recommend to all our guests, as it’s a way to take home more than just your fond memories of the awe-inspiring meals you’ve had along the way.
When considering luxury trips to Italy, Luxo Italia offers meticulously crafted itineraries to ensure you experience only the best of this multifaceted country. To find out more about our Tuscany Luxury Travel Package and similar itineraries, get in touch with our team today!