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Lake Trasimeno – Umbria’s water playground

  • Lake Trasimeno – Umbria’s water playground

    Lake Trasimeno is where Umbria spills over into Tuscany. Lago di Trasimeno happens to be Italy's fourth-largest lake (128-sq-km in size) but remains off the well-beaten tourist trail. The restful scenery and the languid pace of life are the main draws for adventurous visitors. The sense of eternal peace is deceptive. At Tuoro sul Trasimeno Hannibal’s Carthaginian troops destroyed a 16,000-strong Roman army in 217 BC. Even in these small fishing villages, the lake's fortifications attest to its strategic location and turbulent past.

    Expect sunflower fields, shimmering vineyards, silvery olive groves, oak woods and billowing cypresses. Views are framed by castellated medieval towns, such as Castiglione del Lago and Passignano, which are draped along its shores. Castiglione del Lago, strung out along a charming promontory, is the lake’s engagingly touristy capital, offering splendid views from the ramparts of the 14th-century castle. Founded by the Etruscans, this fortified village is also a foodie hotspot. Come for the lake fish, including tench, perch, whitebait and eels, or drink in the Colli di Trasimeno wines.

    This Umbria’s summer playground, with countless opportunities for tennis, riding, swimming, sailing, boat trips and wine-tasting. Apart from lakeside pursuits, you can visit a trio of islands on the lake. You might well be tempted into the saddle. The cycle route around the lake is a classic ride, with the chance to explore Castiglione del Lago, Passignano and Sant’Arcangelo. This foodie-minded lake also provides ample opportunities for wine and olive oil tasting en route. The Passignano stretch offers views of meadows and woodland from the crest of a hill. The shortest, most appealing stretch of the cycle route hugs the shore between Castiglione and Tuoro.

    Web: www.umbriatourism.it

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Florence and Pisa 4 Kids! Private shore excursion from Livorno (Tuscany)

Meet and know the myths of all the children: Leonardo (the Genius), Michelangelo (the Master) and Pinocchio (The Nose)
Florence is always popular with children and according to a recent survey by TripAdvisor Florence is the most family friendly city in Europe.

If you are looking for an enriching educational experience along with fun this private guided family oriented Florence shore excursion led by our selected team of kid friendly licensed Italian tour guides is designed for families visiting Florence for a day with smart children and teens eager to tour Florence must see sights blended with fun, storytelling and stops for a delicious gelato ice cream tasting.
Attractions for children:

  • See David by Michelangelo - see Leonardo da Vinci interactive museum - see Pinocchio original vintage store - teste Gelato at Antica Gelateria

from 141,49 US Dollar

Private Tour of the Civic Museum in Siena

With this 1.5-hour guided tour of the Civic Museum you will discover one of the major Italy museums. Inside Palazzo Pubblico an expert guide will explain you the frescoes, created by some of the most important 14th century artists, such as Simone Martini, Duccio di Buoninsegna and Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Worth mentioning is La Maestà, by Simone Martini of 1315, a Masterpiece of European Gothic Art. Another important masterpiece is the Buongoverno ("good government") by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, one of the first examples of civil art. The exhibition occupies 10 rooms and inludes artistic works from the 14th up to the 19th century, offering visitor a complete overview of the evolution of Sienese art.

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FLORENCE CUPOLA TOUR

What's included

  • Skip the line tickets to the Dome
  • Professional guide
  • Customer assistance

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Italian Opera Concert in Santa Monaca Church

Embark on a wonderful evening of the most famous Italian opera arias. The program features arias from 'La Traviata,' 'La Bohème,' 'Tosca,' 'Madame Butterfly,' 'The Marriage of Figaro,' and 'The Barber of Seville,' all performed by professional singers. The evening is set in the heart of Florence in the beautiful 15h-century Church of St. Monaca.

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