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Medici villa in Tuscany

  • Medici villas in Tuscany

    Made up of bankers, politicians, patrons of the arts and even popes, the wealthy Medici family were particularly powerful in the region of Tuscany between the mid 14th and mid 18th Century, when they left behind some true treasures in the form of Medici Villas.

    These rural and elegant buildings near Florence were used by the family as country palace residencies, where they could spend their leisure time in style. The several estates, farm houses and hunting lodges are beautiful examples of Renaissance and Baroque architecture and often come with scenic gardens as well. Here are some noteworthy villas:

    •The fortified Villa del Trebbio and Villa di Cafaggiolo in the Mugello area are the oldest Medici villas in Tuscany.

    •Villa di Careggi and Villa Medici in Fiesole were made for recreation, with courtyards, balconies and gardens.

    •Villa di Castello is home to a beautiful garden, designed by Niccolo Tribolo.

    All in all, there are around 16 major villas and another 11 minor Medici villas in Tuscany for you to visit and enjoy in all their historical and architectural splendour!
    Click here for the locations of all Medici villas in Tuscany

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Small-Group Tour: Chianti Winery, Montefioralle, and Greve in Chianti

Enjoy a taste of Tuscany on a 5-hour morning or afternoon trip to the Chianti region from Florence. With a guide just for your sole group, you’ll visit the fortress Castle of Montefioralle and the market town of Greve in Chianti. Finish with a winery visit to sample the renowned Chianti wine and learn about sangiovese grapes.

Maximum Group Limit: 8 people

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Chianina and Chianti Experience: the Authentic Florentine Beef Steak with best red Tuscan Wine

Eat and drink your way Tuscany during this 7-hour culinary tour from Florence. You’ll dine on delicious Chianina beef and sip on local Chianti wine while exploring this unique scenery. Visit a farm where Chianina cows are raised and learn about the importance of this specialty beef to the region. Then sit down for a mouth-watering 3-course meal of grilled Florentine steaks, regional side dishes and of course, plenty of Chianti wine.

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Tuscan Agriturismo Farm Visit by Electric Bike Including Dinner

Treat yourself to a Tuscan farm dinner with this small-group tour by electric bike. Easy on your legs, the fun experience allows you to cycle into the Tuscan hills with minimum effort. Stop at an agriturismo (organic farm) to explore its olive groves and vegetable garden, and then meet the resident animals. Pick your own vegetables for dinner, watch a chef cook, and enjoy an alfresco Italian spread before a leisurely cycle back to Florence. Numbers are limited to eight for a small-group experience.

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Private Minivan with a View and Uffizi in Florence Tour

Leave the city centre with a chauffeured minivan that will drive you along the “Viali di Circonvallazione” all the way to Fiesole, hill-town of Etruscan origins and a must for any visitor because of it’s spectacular view of Florence.
On the way back towards Florence, you will be able to see the Soccer Stadium “Artemio Franchi” and the Synagogue. You will continue the city tour along the River Arno in the historical center of Florence and you will see the National Library and the Church of Santa Croce, the burial place of some of the most brilliant Italian personalities, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini. Upon arrival in Piazza della Signoria, your guide will lead you into the Uffizi Gallery that houses the most important collections of art of all the time: Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano and many others.The tour ends inside the museum.

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