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  • Ostuni, Puglia
    Ostuni is located in the province of Brindisi, in Puglia, the heel of Italy. It is the probably most famous as the 'white town', due to the typical whitewash on all the buildings. It sits proudly on top of a hill and has magnificent views down to the Adriatic coast.
    The tradition of whitewashing the buildings dates back to medieval times and assists in providing light into the narrow streets and small enclosures typical of medieval construction. During the plage the town survived well as the whitewashing was a way to prevent it from spreading.
    Apart from being an major tourist attraction, Ostuni is an important producer of olio, wine and almonds, from the agricultural side to the production of the final product.

  • For tourists there are many aspects to enjoy from the views, the excellent beaches only 8km away to the historical importance and architecture in the town. Be sure to visit the following palazzo ducale Zevallos palazzo Siccoda in via Cattedrale 35 In vico Castello you can see the remains of a castle built in 1148 but then destroyed in 1559 Guglia di Sant'Oronzo, which is the symbol of Ostuni.
    The cathederal of Ostuni, which is located at the highest point of the town and built between 1435 and 1495. It has a lovely gothic facade.
    The monastero delle Carmelitane and the San Vito martire Church next to it.
    The San Giacomo di Compostela Church.
    The San Francesco d'Assisi Church which has several excellent artworks inside it The Spirito Santo Church also with beautiful internal artworks.


  • Other places to visit are:
    Parco Archeologico e Naturalistico di Santa Maria D'agnano, which has the cave in which the bones of Delia, a woman dating back 25000 years, were found. The bones are now in the museum.
    Castello di Villanova, found nearer the coast.



  • Cultural events

    25-27 August - sant'Oronzo, the protectorate saint of the city. The event includes a wonderful parade of knights, two fairs and fireworks.
    15 August - Sagra dei Vecchi Tempi - A fair where locale products can be tasted.
    Every second Sunday of the month there is an antiques market.

  • Cuisine
    The local cuisine is based on olive oil, greens, ewe's-milk cheese and fish. The dishes are rich with flavours, colour and smell, although all simple.
    Bread is cooked in a wood oven. While meats are normally cooked over coals.

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Slow Food - Organic Wine and Slow Food Tour in Chianti Classico Wine region

Slow Food - Organic Wine and Slow Food Tour in Chianti Classico Wine region (time to see San Gimignano)
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 San Gimignano as you delve into the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Over the course of the tour, you will visit two first-class organic wineries 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.”

from $126.06

Best of Florence and Tuscany in 6 Days - Round Trip, David and Tuscany Wine Tour

• Meet your Driver at Florence Airport or Florence Central SMN Station (Welcome transfert)
• Welcome sign with your name at the airport exit gate or at the train platform
• Round Trip: Transfer service between Florence Peretola Airport (or Station) and Florence Metropolitan city (and viceversa)
• Mercedes/W sedan or Minivan Mercedes/W/GM/Opel/Ford
• Drop off directly at your address/airport/station
• Guided Walking Tour in your language (Meet your Private Guide directly at your address in Florence Metropolitan Area)
• Reservation Tickets Entrance (skip the line) to see the David inside the Accademy Gallery 
• 3 different Tuscany Tour 
Included:
• Welcome Transfer
• Guided Walking Tour Best of Florence included David and reservation tickets entrance (3 hrs)
• Tuscany Tour (full day 8 hrs). 
• Transfer Out

from $687.58

Florence Palazzo Vecchio and Arnolfo Tower Sunset Tour with Dinner or Aperitivo

Experience one of Florence’s greatest treasures, the Palazzo Vecchio, at sunset on this 1.5-hour tour. With a professional guide, explore the former hub of Florentine power, admiring its art-filled rooms and stunning Hall of the Five Hundred. Then, gaze at twilit Florence on a tour of the battlements, and choose to climb the palace’s Arnolfo Tower for bird’s-eye views. Upgrade to include a traditional 'aperitivo' (a glass of wine and appetizers) or dinner in Piazza della Signoria. Numbers are limited to 25 on the palace tour for a personalized experience.

from $44.69

Shore excursion from port of Livorno to Pisa and Florence with Drive Guide

pick-up from your ship at Livorno
arrive in Pisa
leave for Florence
stop at Piazzale Michelangelo and Duomo
Piazza Santa Croce
stop at Piazza Duomo (central Florence marchet San Lorenzo)
lunch time / wine tastin
arrive at your ship in Livorno

from $143.25
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