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Medieval meanderings

  • Medieval meanderings

    Cortona, riddled with medieval alleyways, is a place for meandering rather than ticking off key sites. Now that Cortina is an insider secret no longer, the city’s quaintly crooked, cobbled streets can be awash with summer visitors. Crowds in Cortona are nothing new, especially since an American author gave it a further boost. The city is famous for being the setting of the bestselling book, Under the Tuscan Sun, by Frances Mayes. Escape the crowds by seeking out Via Janelli for its row of brick buildings with overhanging upper storeys – some of Tuscany’s oldest surviving medieval houses. Other picturesque streets include via Ghibellina and via Guelfa, with their medieval mansions.

    On a higher level, you can also visit the monumental complex of San Francesco, a short walk up from Piazza della Repubblica. San Francesco, encompassing a 13th-century church and the monastery, displays a fresco by Pietro da Cortona. Continue ever upwards to reach the higher part of the town, with its narrow streets and medieval buildings. In the heart of the medieval district, San Nicolò houses Signorelli’s wonderful standard of the Deposition. The steep, crooked streets, linked by stone staircases, work their way painfully to the Medici fortress at the top.
    Web: www.cortonaweb.net

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Brancacci Chapel Entrance and Video Guide

Discover the "Sistine Chapel of the early Renaissance" with an entrance ticket to Brancacci Chapel in the Church of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence. Admire its famous paintings of religious scenes, such as "The Temptation of Adam and Eve."

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Private Pasta and Ice Cream Cooking Class - Food and Drinks included

Try your hand in a Tuscan kitchen with this pasta making class near San Gimignano. Learn how to make three different types of pasta and a sweet serving of Italian dessert with the help of our chef. Then toast your fellow chefs with some local red wine and sit down to enjoy the fruit of your labors. This small-group workshop will then experience one of our Wine tastings with Tuscan food and oils.

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The Exclusive Educational Wine Tasting Experience in Florence with a Sommelier

The Exclusive Educational Wine Tasting Experience in Florence with a Sommelier
Let us introduce you to a selection of 10 authentic Tuscan wines of our production and savory o menu traditional or vegetarian in a cosy and intimate winery owned by our family.Your experience will include an explanation of the characteristics of each wine and the differences between wines. We encourage small groups to make it a more personal experience. We select for your palate the more beautiful and famous Tuscany wines:
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• Chianti DOC
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• Brunello from Montalcino
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• Spumante
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• Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Balsamic Vinegar
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Delicious Florence: Evening Food Tour with Wine Tasting & Florentine Steak

On this three hour Florence evening food tour, taste your way through the city of Florence as you learn all about the cuisine of the region. Meet local bakers, chefs and food enthusiasts along the way as your local foodie guide leads you on a delectable stroll through one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Make sure you arrive hungry, there's a lot to eat! Packed with traditional Tuscan foods and wine, experience a delicious taste of authentic Florence!

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