Florence became one of the most influential city-states in Europe in the 14th-15th century. Prominent families like the Medici will spend fortunes on art, architecture, philosophy and science. During these centuries, the city will see the birth and rise of some of the most famous artists and thinkers of all time. Still today, Florence has retained its prestigious status as a fashion capital artist’s mecca, a shopper’s paradise, a fashion capital, a foodies’ ecstasy.
Tuscany, the land of vineyards and olive groves on undulating hills is a region associated with high-quality wine from the production areas of Chianti, Bolgheri, Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano. The wine estates of some of the most important families in the industry are sprawled around the Tuscan countryside.
We offer various itineraries in Florence: guided visits to the main museums, Uffizi Gallery, where you will find masterpieces of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David and his Unfinished Slaves, city walks focusing on the most important sights of the historic centre such as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria, the Duomo, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistry.
You might want to also visit other impressive and significant sites such as the Palazzo Pitti, the opulent and refined residence of the Medici family with its rich collection of masterpieces by Raphael, Titian and Tintoretto, the Medici Chapels where we will also visit the New Sacristy designed and decorated for the Medici by Michelangelo, Palazzo Medici Riccardi where we see the exquisite frescoes in the private chapel of the palace, the Bargello with its impressive collection of sculptures among which works by the masters Michelangelo, Donatello and Verrocchio, the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo that houses the famous Baptistry doors and other master works by Luca della Robbia, Michelangelo and Donatello.
If shopping and the work of skilled artisans are more of your interest, we can take you to their studios where you can discuss their trade or shop at some of the most exclusive boutiques in town.
And if you would like to learn more about the food culture of Italy, you may choose to do a food tour. We will visit the local market and discover some of the delicacies of Florentine cuisine, taste Tuscan wines and enjoy Italian specialties such as truffle, prosciutto (dry-cured ham), pecorino (ewe’s milk cheese) and gelato (ice cream).
More information and itineraries can be found on Florence City Tour.
Experience the beautiful Tuscan countryside where you can taste varieties of olive oils and excellent wines, cheeses and the produce of seasonal Tuscan cuisine.
You might want to take a trip to enjoy the panorama of the quaint fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, or you might want to go to Modena and Reggio Emilia and learn about the traditions and norms tied to the production of balsamic vinegar and Parmigiano Reggiano.
Or you might want to visit farms and villas, castles and wine estates, hamlets and medieval villages.
We also have several activities you can choose to do during your stay.
We organize half-day or multi-day cooking classes, painting or sculpting lessons, hikes between quaint little villages and pilgrimage routes, or a fun drive with vintage cars on beautiful country roads.
If you have children with you, we can organize a treasure hunt, pizza-making class, puppet show or crafts session.
Tuscany is the perfect place to host a special gathering or event. It is a dream destination that will excite anyone who is fortunate enough to be invited. The region offers an endless number of possibilities to create something unique and special.
Florence, for example, is small enough to make everything easy to access and manage but also big enough to have a wide variety of beautiful venues and interesting activities to choose from. We can organize anything from an aperitif for 2 at a rooftop with panoramic views over the city, a customized team-building activity for 20 that allows participants to get to know each other better while exploring the city, to a banquet for 200 at a private and exclusive Renaissance villa.
Whatever your event is, we are here to give you the necessary support and ideas to make sure your event is a success and truly memorable.
Florence and Tuscany are strategically located between Venice and Rome, the other top destinations in Italy.
With our private transfers, we can take you there directly or you might want to opt for an Enriching Transfer, through our suggested detours to see other sights along the way such as the enchanting Ravenna, Mantova or Padova towards the north, or Assisi and Orvieto towards the south.