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Cortona

Cortona’s appeal lies in its lofty setting, splendid views and medieval mood. Set close to the Umbrian border, 30 km south of Arezzo, Cortona is one of the most delightful hill towns in Tuscany. It was founded by the Etruscans, colonised by the Romans, and, after its sale to the Florentines in 1409, thrived under the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Cortona is perched majestically on a ridge of Monte Sant’Egidio, dominating the Val di Chiana. The approach road winds through terraced olive groves and vineyards, past villas, farms and monasteries.

Cortona is a tourism hotspot so its over-popularity is a given. The city’s slow burn was accelerated after the town found fame in Under the Tuscan Sun, a book which led to a film and a summer festival. Even so, once beyond the main squares, the crowds thin out. Luckily, there are enough quaint inns to restore any grumpy spirits.

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Horse Riding in Tuscany for Experienced Riders: Full-day Trail Ride

Discover the beauties of Tuscany on horseback! Riding in this wild part of Maremma Toscana, you will cross native woods and small rivers, pass Medieval villages, canter along blooming meadows and have great views. Our horses are very reliable and sure-footed and you will have lots of fun. Horseback riders with intermediate or advanced experience can participate in these full-day trail riding trips. The ride is about four to five hours in the saddle with a picnic lunch break at lunch time. The main path is walk, but there are several possibilities for trott and canter.

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Horse Back Riding in Chianti hillsides & Wine Tour in the famous Chianti region

Horse Back Riding in Chianti hillsides & Wine Tour in the famous Chianti region (time to stop at Michelangelo Square)

By far the most famous of the Tuscan wines, Chianti is a red wine produced in the Chianti region and is made from the Sangiovese grape, giving it a note of summer fruit and spices. 

Your excursion will commence with a drive through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside straight to the Horse Riding Farm as you delve into the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Over the course of the tour, you will visit a first-class winery that will give you a comprehensive look at the wine making process. Our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, teaching you about the wines and the best ways to taste them. In addition to Chianti Classico the DOCG wines, you will be able to enjoy the IGT or “Super Tuscans.”


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Florence Sunset Wine Tour

Relaxing aperitivo wine tour during sunset in Florence while enjoying typical Tuscan Chianti wine with special crostini snacks. Tour discovering Ponte Vecchio, Oltrarno, Santo Spirito, San Frediano districts and the historic center of Florence.

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Combi Tours: Accademia Gallery & Florence City Walking Tour

Join with us on a combined tour to the Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze with a professional and friendly guide, where you will experience Michelangelo's David as well as other prominent Renaissance artworks & a walking tour to get the most out of your stay here in Florence. 

Highlights

  • Skip the line with your ticket
  • View Michelangelo's sculpture David in person
  • Learn from a passionate and art-loving local guide

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