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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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Best of Cinque Terre Day Trip with Typical Lunch

Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso.
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Skip the line at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and explore the impressive art gallery at leisure. The entrance ticket gives access to all of the museum's countless treasures, so head inside to ogle some 1,500 pieces of art. Pass paintings by early-Renaissance trendsetters such as Fra Angelico, and then gaze in awe at striking paintings by the High Renaissance heavyweight Michelangelo. Spend as much time as you want inside and look out for highlights like ‘Doni Tondo’ and more.

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Cooking Class on the Tuscan Hills

Amazing cooking class with a professional chef. The farmhouse where the class takes place is located on a hilltop in the heart of the Florentine hills, a stunning view over the surrounding countryside.

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Private Tour: Pratomagno Mountain Day Trip from Florence

You will have the chance to experience the exclusive beauty and mystery of the Pratomagno, one of the most fascinating mountains in Tuscany. It was here that the Australian explorer and WWI hero Herbert John Louis Hinkler crashed in his attempt to fly from England to Australia. The tour commences with a visit to the quaint village of Loro Ciuffenna and an opportunity to witness the breathtaking beauty of Gropina’s Roman church. We will then visit several of the tiny medieval villages that are dotted across the mountainous landscape where we will be able to taste some of the delicious local produce. The day will end at the summit of Pratomagno, where you will enjoy a breathtaking sunset.

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