Title: Florence
Category: Destinations We Visit on Our Chianti Vacations
Author: Sophie Townsey Updated: Jan 30, 2019 Views: 9,264
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Florence - Birthplace of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, Dante & The Medici Dynasty

No trip to Italy is complete without spending some time in the historic capital of Tuscany! The epicenter of renaissance art and architecture, it’s no wonder that Florence is one of the premier destinations in Italy and the world. From the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace, Florence boasts some of the most impressive sites anywhere, leaving visitors and guests bewildered with it’s splendor and beauty.

Our day in Florence will start with an insider’s food and wine tour with one of Florence’s premier guides. We’ll be visiting markets, shops and culinary artisans of some of the best known eateries among the Florentines. We’ll learn about and sample breads, cheeses, salumi and prosciutto. We’ll also be treated to a very special pairing with Tuscan wines, olive oil and balsamic vinegars. The perfect finish to our casual walking tour is at a wonderful artisan gelateria and chocolate shop that will leave your tummy and taste buds completely satisfied.

After our gastronomic gallivanting, we’ll be treated to a guided tour of the Galleria dell’Accademia.

After this cultural feast, you can enjoy a couple of hours seeing Florence at your leisure. Your host will be happy to give you some suggestions of some wonderful things to see or do during this time. Such as a visit to the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower. The Ponte Vecchio or Pitti Palace. There is spectacular shopping too! Whether you are looking for artisan leather goods, street markets, high fashion, or touristy trinkets, Florence offers all of that and more! Or, simply relax at a local café and enjoy the beauty around you.

We’ll meet up for some aperitivi (wine and small bites) and hangout with the locals at a fantastic enoteca with spectacular views of the Ponte Vecchio! Before our bus takes us back to Radda, we’ll stop for an incredible Florence photo-op at Piazza Michelangelo.

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