Original Florentine Escape
A holiday entirely dedicated to the beauty of Florence, an immortal city where you can still perceive a glorious past and admire breathtaking architectural and pictorial masterpieces. Do not limit your visit to the most famous highlights; discover the hidden treasures of Medici villas. Make you stay in Florence unique!
Private transfer from Florence airport to your hotel in the city centre. Morning at leisure to discover the city on your own. In the afternoon, meet your private guide for an original walking tour of Florence, including Museum Bardini with its wonderful Gardens, the Oltrarno area and the authentic craftmen’s shops. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Florence.
The Bardini museum, hosting a collection of 2000 artistic masterpieces, mostly belonging to the Middle Age and Renaissance period.
The Bardini gardens, a natural jewel hidden in the heart of Florence.
The Oltrarno area, the most authentic part of Florence.
DO NOT MISS:
The Ippogrifo, a small craftmen’s shop producing decorated prints.
Le Volpi e L’Uva, one of the best wine bars of the city where you will taste excellent Tuscan wines and appetizers.
In the morning, meet your private guide in Piazza della Signoria for a special, private and exclusive tour to the Vasarian Corridor, usually inaccesible to a wide range of tourists. Lunch at leisure. Balance of the day at leisure to discover Florence on your own. Special Tuscan dinner at a local restaurant, with specialities dating back to Princess Caterina de Medici ‘s era. Overnight in Florence.
Vasarian Corridor, the secret passage reserved exclusively to the Medici family, open for special visits only and featuring the largest self-portraits gallery in the whole world.
The Uffizi Gallery : masterpieces by Da Vinci, Botticelli, Giotto, Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio only to mention a few.
DO NOT MISS:
The Accademia Gallery.
The Medici Chapels.
A lampredotto sandwich at a local kiosk.
St Lorenzo market.
Sunset with view on Ponte Santa Trinita with an aperitif at the Santa Trinita bar.
DAY 3 -VILLE MEDICEE
In the morning transfer to Villa Castello, one of the Medici villas in the florentine hills : visit of the elegant , luxurious rooms and its marvelous garden. Lunch on own. Balance of the day at leisure to explore Florence on your own. Dinner on own. Overnight in Florence
Villa Castello, part of UNESCO World Heritage, built in the 14th century and transformed by Ferdinando de Medici in an elegant palace enriched by a wonderful Italian garden.
DO NOT MISS:
An aperitif at Procacci (famous for its truffles’ sandwiches).
Shopping in Via Tornabuoni, Florence fashion district.
The Gucci and Ferragamo fashion museums.
St Ambrogio outdoor market.
DAY 4-CHECK OUT
Check-out and transfer from your hotel to Florence airport.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE TOUR: 3*, 4*, 5* HOTELS, VILLAS AND HISTORICAL RESIDENCES