FLORENCE AND CHIANTI:
ART, HISTORY, FOOD, WINE AND BEAUTIFUL CAMPAIGN
Day 1 - Walking tour + lunch at the market (6 hours)
A pleasant walk through the historic center to see the highlights of Florence as:
- the Duomo Complex (Cathedral, Bell Tower, Baptistery and the imposing Duomo)
- Piazza della Repubblica and the medieval quarter
- Piazza della Signoria with its splendid statues and the Palazzo Vecchio, the political center of the city
- The leather market and our best lucky charm: the Porcellino fountain
- The Medici district
- the Uffizi courtyard and the Ponte Vecchio with its jewelers set on the Arno river
... and much more
At lunchtime a delightful experience in the ancient covered market where you will delight your palate with a delicious "gastronomic tour" previously set up for you. The Central Market of San Lorenzo is a lively and authentic place where the locals go, a place not to be missed if you want to capture the spirit of the city. There you will taste all the best of our products: a wide selection of balsamic, different types of truffles, biscuits and vinsanto (the typical Tuscan dessert), cold cuts, ham, cheese, olives, dried tomatoes, ribollita soup, pasta, and of course our renowned wines! And last but not least ... handmade fresh cannoli or a delicious homemade ice cream for desserts. If you like Italian food you will like it!
Day 2 - The best of Florence: the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery (6 hours)
These are the "must-see" museums in Florence!
We will visit together the Uffizi Gallery, the most famous museum for Renaissance paintings: there are works hosted by Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo just to name a few.
Have lunch in a typical trattoria to discover the best of local food (such as the Florentine Steak, the famous steak with the bone of Florence from all over the world)
In the afternoon we will visit the Academy where the original David and other important sculptures by Michelangelo are shown.
3rd day - Wine experience in the Tuscan countryside (8 hours)
Let's get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy the colors and scents of the Chianti countryside: rolling hills, medieval towns perched among vineyards and olive groves, ancient churches and of course the cellars where you can taste the famous local wines.
We will visit together several cellars, their ancient cellars with labyrinths of barrels where our precious wine is kept at a perfect temperature. You will taste many different types of wine, olive oil, vinsanto, brandy and of course you will have a fantastic lunch in one of the most famous trattorias in the area.