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Montepulciano

Montepulciano is effortlessly civilised and makes a beguiling base should you have a villa nearby. Its appeal lies in the mellow mix of Renaissance palaces and moody wine bars made for sipping Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Like all quintessential Tuscan towns, it is built on a human scale so designed for strolling and relaxing on a Renaissance stage set, with set-pieces around every corner. Architecturally, Montepulciano is “the Pearl of the Cinquecento” so shaped by the Renaissance. The town is Antonio da Sangallo’s masterpiece, just as Pienza belongs to Rossellino. While Pienza was perfectly planned, Montepulciano developed more freely so has an asymmetry and spiritedness that Pienza lacks. Even so, there is a loftiness about Montepulciano that makes itself felt in the noble palaces and equally noble wine. Even the citizens consider themselves superior, somehow above the fray. But ultimately Montepulciano is a smooth operator, delivering the true Tuscan lifestyle.

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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tour

See the original statue of ‘David,’ Michelangelo’s iconic Florentine masterpiece, inside the Accademia Gallery on a 1-hour and 15 minutes tour! Skip the line with a priority-entrance ticket, and head inside to learn about some of the finest pieces of Renaissance art in the world. See Michelangelo’s unfinished ‘Prigioni’ and ‘San Matteo’ sculptures, gaze in wonder at ‘David’ and discover intriguing works by artists like Botticelli, Lippi and more.

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Florence Street Food and Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

Fun, informative and tasty 3 hour food and sightseeing tour through the center of Florence led by a professional local guide. You will sample delicious street food such as fresh pasta, prosciutto, finocchiona, lampredotto, cheese, pizza gelato, truffles, home-made biscuits and much more.

You will visit the local food market and walk by many famous sites and monuments such as the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto's bell Tower the Basilica di Santa Croce and many more, all explained by your local guide.

This walking tour is perfect for an introduction to the food, art and culture of the city. Small group size ensures interaction qith the guide that will give you precious suggestions for your stay.

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Settignano and Fiesole Hiking Excursion from Florence

This 7-hours hike tour follows the ancient trail between the ancient towns of Settignano and Fiesole.
The hike is an easy to medium trek of 3.9 miles (6.3 km) and includes a complimentary lunch and wine tasting.
The itinerary is an ancient trail that was used to reach ancient quarries. The path climbs to the top of Mount Cerceri, the place where Da Vinci conducted his flying machine experiments.
The hike concludes in the picturesque and ancient town of Fiesole.

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Palazzo Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery Tour Via the Vasari Corridor Overpass

Enjoy the unique experience, reserved for the privileged few, to walk in the first part of the splendid Path of the Prince by visiting Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery with a unique museum trail, passing through the first stretch of the charming Vasari Corridor.

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