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Museo Etrusco - top Etruscan museum

  • Museo Etrusco - top Etruscan museum

    Volterra displays some of the best Etruscan art outside Rome, with the finest treasures in the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci. Founded in 1761, this is one of the oldest public museums in Europe, and is easily the city’s finest museum. The funerary urns and alabaster sarcophagi run the gamut of Etruscan demonology and Greek mythology, featuring sea monsters, Greek gods, beaked griffins and sirens. The Married Couple urn is a masterpiece of realistic portraiture, but the single most moving sculpture from this era is The Shadow of the Evening (L’Ombra della Sera). Although over two thousand years old, this bronze statuette resembles a Giaco¬metti sculpture and seems modern in its message and design. This mysterious, elongated figure does indeed resemble the shadow of a boy thrown by the low beams of the setting sun. It blurs immortality and mortality in true Etruscan fashion.

    Wherever archaeologists dig in the city, they turn up new treasures. Sometimes they do not even need to dig, since parts of the city, built on soft tufa-stone and weakened by subterranean springs, have been slipping slowly down the hillside for centuries, revealing the remains of an extensive necropolis. The tombs from Volterra’s Etruscan necropolis have provided many of the pieces on display. Pick up the audio-guide at the museum, remembering that the museum is included in the general city pass, the Volterra Card.

    Address: Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, Via Don Minzoni 15, Volterra
    Web: www.comune.volterra.pi.it/museo-etrusco-guarnacci

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Accademia Gallery and Medici Chapels

A morning tour of the Accademia (Galleria dell'Accademia) and of the Medici Chapels (Cappelle Medicee) where we will see the most important works of Michelangelo in Florence.

Tours last three hours and take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Ticket prices are not included and should ideally be booked in advance, either by the travellers or by me. If you book with me, please allow ample bookung time in busy periods.

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Cinque Terre Full Immersion

Discover one of Italy's most enchanting landscapes, the magical world of Cinque Terre, on this 12-hour guided day trip from Florence. See Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza, and La Spezia; travel by train, boat, and bus; swim in the crystal waters, wander picturesque harbors, and soak up glorious views.

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Truffles, Chianti Wine & Olive Oil Tour with stop in Pisa

SNUFFLE & TRUFFLE ! Truffles, Chianti Wine & Olive Oil Tour with stop in PISA !

Schedule

08.00 am. Departure from your ship dock  in Livorno.
10.00 am. Arrival at San Miniato (The Truffle Tuscany Town). Truffle hunting tour with dog through woods
12:00 am. Lunch with truffle based appetizer. Wine & Olive Oil and Truffle Tasting
02:00 pm. Departure to Chianti region for wine tasting and olive oil tasting at organic farm included wine tour (see the cellars)
04:00 pm. Departure to Pisa (time to see and enjoy the famous leaning tower)
05:30 pm Return to your ship in Livorno 

Price includes:
– Truffle hunting & Tour.
– Lunch with truffle appetizers & Wine Tasting
– Wine tasting & Olive Oil tasting at the winery (Chianti DOCG and Supertuscan)
- Panoramic stops in Chianti

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Duomo Ticket Admission

Florence skyline wouldn’t feel complete without the opulent Dome, also known as Brunelleschi’s Dome. Similarly, a trip to Florence would not be quite the same without paying a visit to this incredibly imposing landmark. Grand and complex, Duomo is undoubtedly worthy of your time. Our Florence Duomo tickets provide a seamless experience. You will be able to enjoy an entry to the Duomo  entire complex including the Duomo, Baptistery, Bell Tower, Crypt, and Duomo Museums.

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