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CHIANTI TOUR

WINE TASTING IN THE CHIANTI REGION
The ancient vineyard in this postcard-perfect part of Tuscany produce the grapes used in Chianti and Chianti Classico, world-famous red sold under the Gallo Nero (Black Rooster) trademark. This part of Tuscany has a landscape to fall in love with. Rugged Chianti’s bumpy backroads reveal a timeless terrain raced with cypress avenues and criss-crossing wines.


As we crest the nearby western hills, the 14 towers of the walled town of San Gimignano rise up like a medieval Manhattan. Here you will be able to taste one of the best gelato ever.
You will enjoy tasting wine in ancient castles producing their own wine and olive oil among other products and lunch in a characteristic Tuscan place.

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PISA & LUCCA

A WALKING TOUR OF TWO BEAUTIFUL CITIES

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most recognizable building in the world. But behind that famous tilt is a fascinating history including plundered loot, treacherous subsoil, hundreds of years of engineering missteps and much more... 


A bastion-protected medieval city and a blast of comics, culture and colours. Lucca’s unique historic circumstances made it into a majestic fortiPied island, home of a kaleidoscope of all the best things in Tuscany. Throughout its medieval city you’ll Pind monuments representing all the various historical epochs Lucca has lived through, beginning with a Roman Amphitheatre - today piazza dell’AnPiteatro, the ancient towers, the French inPluence and more... 

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THE 5 LANDS

TOUR OF THE NATIONAL PARK OF THE CINQUE TERRE

  • Riomaggiore

  • Manarola

  • Corniglia

  • Vernazza

  • Monterosso al Mare

 

The 5 Lands Coastal Walkway, in Italian Cinque Terre, is a spectacular route tracing along some of the most breathtaking coastline of the northern region of Liguria.
The history of the villages date back in the centuries along with its culture, unique life style, local products such as olive oil, wine and special dishes.

A boat trip can be arranged on request.

SIENA & MONTERIGGIONI

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

The ancient city of Siena, an open-air museum to the Gothic and secular medieval monuments still sit in harmony with collections of Sienese art.  The sloping piazza, popularly known as Il Campo, among other things, is where the famous horse race, take place twice a year.

Monteriggioni represents
one of the most important walled castles in the territory. It has incredibly preserved an intact structure as if time had never passed on the hill from which it elegantly dominates the surrounding landscape.

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VAL D'ORCIA 
MONTALCINO, PIENZA & MONTEPULCIANO

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

The Val d'Orcia is one of Tuscany's six World Heritage sites. With its gentle hills, ancient medieval villages, vineyards, cultivated fields, castles and abbeys is a land of rare beauty. 

Pienza and Montepulciano, two places famous for their exquisite gastronomy and charming atmosphere while Montalcino for its Brunello, one of the best full body wines of Tuscany. All three are renowned for their authentic atmosphere and loveliness making it an unforgettable experience.

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PISA, BOLGHERI & VOLTERRA

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

A stop in Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower.

Bolgheri, one of the most picturesque villages in Tuscany with a romantic long boulevard that stretches for miles. In the village you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy some of the best wines produced in the souring area such as the famous Sassicaia and Ornellaia and several other excellent wines.

The ancient town of Volterra was one of the main city-states of ancient Tuscany (Etruria), a Roman city and a seat in the Middle Ages of an important episcopal seigniory which make it an amazing place for all history and art lovers. Here time stopped and you really feel like stepping back to the past. It is also famous for the extraction and processing of alabaster.

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CORTONA

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

Cortona is a small and welcoming mountain town, a crossroads of peoples and cultures with over two thousand years of history, where everything is linked to history, culture and well-being. It was an Etruscan center so important that the existence of ancient settlements is still visible today, with its two kilometres of walls dating back to the 5th century. Its name derives from the Etruscan word Curtun, written in a bronze votive inscription from the third century BC, and is located right in the center of the town.

"Under the Tuscan Sun", the true story that warms Faces Mayer's heart, and the popular film she impaired,has brought millions of tourists to Cortona. A city of very humble workers has become and international destination.

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THE LEGEND TOUR

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

A JOURNEY TO THE ANCIENT WORLD OF MIDDLE AGES

A tour to discover the legend surrounding the sword in the stone...

Where did the legend of King Arthur did actually begin?

Via Francigena, one of Europe’s most important medieval pilgrimage routes, connecting English cathedral city Canterbury with Rome and to the harbours of Apulia. In Central Tuscany, the route goes past or through towns including San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, San Quirico d'Orcia and Radicófani.

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AREZZO

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

Once an important Etruscan trading post, Arezzo was later absorbed into the Roman Empire.

 

Today the city is known for its churches, museums and fabulously sloping Piazza Grande, as beautiful as it appears in Roberto Benigni’s classic film ‘La vita è bella’, Life is Beautiful.

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MAREMMA & THE NATIONAL PARK

A DAY TRIP FROM FLORENCE

Maremma, located between two regions, southern Tuscany and western Lazio, is an enchanting land, rich in history, art, culture, nature and food and wine delights. Unique because of the variety of its territory: blue sea, long beaches, black rock, hills covered with woods, marshes and flat lands, green hills and natural thermal baths.

It's a timeless region with ancient roots. Here the Etruscans and then the Romans flourished for centuries leaving behind important traces in the Etruscan cities of Populonia and Roselle and many archeological finds around the region and the history goes on and on. 

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JEWISH TRAIL IN VENICE

The origins of the Jewish in the Venetian lagoon are shrouded in large shaded areas. It is known for sure that the first commercial relations between Jews and the Venetians took place around the 10th century.

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JEWISH TRAIL IN FLORENCE

The first presence of a sizeable Jewish community in Florence is around 1437, when Cosimo the Elder called a group of Jews to Florence.

What were the reasons behind this decision?

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JEWISH TRAIL IN ROME

Jews have been present in Rome for more than two thousand years and the first evidence dates back to the second century before the Common Era.

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LAKE COMO

Its magnificent landscape has enchanted artists and travellers over the centuries. From its backs you can enjoy multiple and fascinating views: suggestive villages, splendid villas and luxuriant gardens await visitors in search of relaxation and culture in contact with nature. A succession of splendid villas dot the shores of the lake, a holiday destination for the Lombard nobility since the 16th century.

Nowadays the lake continues to attract celebrities from the international Jet-set who appreciate the beauty of the lake and the suggestive places that surround it. The lake is also a destination of excellence for all lovers of sports, from sailing, rowing, windsurfing, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing and kite-surfing.

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LAKE GARDA

Lake Garda is the largest Italian lake

and definitely one of the most popular lakes of Italy with its mild climate and perfect water temperature. It is also the most family - and water sports-oriented of Italy's lakes. 

The lake is even surrounded by palms oleander, olive trees and vines, in addition to the picturesque villages, beaches and little ports, parks and nature reserves it is known for. 

History lovers especially can marvel at the evidence of prehistoric settlements in the Valtenesiand on Monte Baldo, or the remains of Roman villas in Desenzano and Toscolano. Equally-charming are the Medieval castles and Scaliger fortresses, from which the Benaco and Sirmione Towers rise up to dominate the scene. 

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LAKE MAGGIORE

Lake Maggiore or Verbano.

 

Lake Maggiore is well-known for its stunning villas and amazing botanical gardens.

 

The water is very clean and clear, so that everyone will have a great time. 

The beaches around the lake are very charming and lined of palms and olive trees.

 

The fascinating archipelago of the Borromean Islands including Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori.

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LAKE ORTA

There is a code of silence that surrounds Lake Orta in northern Italy. Visitors are reluctant to tell others about its beauty for fear of increasing … well, the number of visitors. 

What sets Orta apart is not its beauty – though the place is absurdly pretty – but the lake's mysterious, ethereal quality. They say that: “There is something for the soul there as well as for the eye.”

This is thanks in part to the architecture, in part to the enchanting island in its centre, but most of all to the intimate drama of its setting: the way mountains, weather and light are forever in counterpoint to the water itself. The light changes by the hour.  Look out in the morning and there's a medieval mist; by noon, the lake is as clear as the Enlightenment; then, by five, a brooding romanticism has descended. You never want to leave.

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NAPLES & THE ROYAL PALACE OF CASERTA

Naples is a city where the historical and archaeological stratifications create completely peculiar and enchanting tour itineraries, in fact it is famous for its intoxicating mix of Old World charm and modern grit. 

The Royal Palace of Caserta it is not only the largest Royal Palace in the world, but also the most copied one.  The Palace and its park, two jewels of unparalleled splendour, were included in the Unesco World Heritage List in 1997. Designed in the eighteenth century on behalf of Charles III of Bourbon, the Royal Palace, which represents the triumph of the Italian Baroque, is one of the most important works of the famous Neapolitan architect,  Luigi Vanvitelli.

 

Its visitor will be enchanted by the beauty of the interior and the magnificence of the exterior.

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THE AMALFI COST & THE ISLAND OF CAPRI

Deemed by Unesco to be an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, the Amalfi Coast is a beguiling combination of great beauty and gripping drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of precipitous crags, picturesque towns and lush forests.

 

Among the glittering string of coastal gems, legendary Positano and Amalfi sparkle the brightest, while mountaintop Ravello has the glossy fame of its grandiose villas and Wagnerian connection. Sorrento is a beautiful town overlooking the water to Naples and Mt Vesuvius.

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