Medieval villages, historic cities, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called parishes) and beautiful abbeys, are scattered throughout the territory and their profiles stand out against the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Val d’Orcia, Garfagnana, Chianti and Maremma .
Finally, Tuscany is full of wellness centers: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.
- Visit, Taste and have Lunch at the Castle of Fonterutoli
The Wine and Architecture Road passes through Fonterutoli, a town in the municipality of Castellina in Chianti renowned for its winery, with its famous wine, as well as for the historic center. The Castle of Fonterutoli belongs to the family of the Marquis Mazzei from 1435.
The villa has replaced the original castle, while the fort and the church have retained their original appearance. The tour includes a visit to the Castle with wine tasting and lunch with typical products of the area.
Hot Air Balloon tour
The hot air balloon ride in Tuscany is a great way to discover the natural beauties of this wonderful region. A flight with breathtaking views will make you float above landscapes, castles, villas of sculptural beauty, olive groves and vineyards that extend throughout the Tuscany region. This excursion in the air is an absolute necessity in the list of experiences of your life.
- “Fashionable” experiences
Guided tour of the exclusive Gucci Museum that honors the historic fashion brand, founded in Florence in 1921. The museum is located in Piazza della Signoria and also houses a contemporary art space with marvelous exhibitions. A walk through the most beautiful streets of the historic city center takes us to Via Tornabuoni, one of the most elegant streets in Florence, and to Piazza Santa Trinita with its marvelous Church. We can not miss Palazzo Spini Feroni. The palace, a medieval building erected in 1289, is the headquarters of the Maison Salvatore Ferragamo. We will visit the Ferragamo Shoe Museum dedicated to the company’s history and its founder, Salvatore Ferragamo, with many examples of his creations. We will have the opportunity to admire shoes made for famous customers, such as Marylin Monroe, Greta Garbo and the Duchess of Windsor.
- The market of S. Lorenzo and the Florentine cuisine
Taste the flavors of Florence by exploring the historic market of San Lorenzo, located in the heart of Florence. The market opened in 1874 and is housed in a large two-story building with high ceilings and airy porticos.
Delight your palate with sliced, meat, cheese, dried fruit, seasoned olives, homemade pasta and wine while discovering the secrets of Florentine cuisine: recipes, anecdotes and history that will strengthen your interest and awaken your senses.
- The promenade of the Prince
Cosimo I ° de’ Medici had to cross the city to go from Palazzo Vecchio (seat of the Florentine government) to Palazzo Pitti (home of the Medici family), but how to avoid bad weather and crowds or escape conspiracies and insurrections? The solution arrived in 1564 with the Vasari Corridor, a long, elevated secret passage, which is not yet open regularly to the public. We will enter the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world with its extraordinary collection of paintings, to admire some of the masterpieces not to be missed. From here we will continue with the private visit of the Vasari Corridor. The corridor houses a collection of self-portraits of great masters from the Renaissance to today – the most unique collection in the world. The itinerary of this “elevated road”, beyond its museum aspect, offers the visitor a magnificent walk through Florence (about 1 km), crossing the river Arno above the jewelers of the Ponte Vecchio.