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Monte Oliveto Maggiore visit

  • Monte Oliveto Maggiore visit

    This wonderful working abbey is the perfect stopping point on the magical Crete Senesi route (see above). Founded in 1319, Monte Oliveto is one of the most mystical spots in Tuscany, half-hidden in the woods. The Olivetan monks live under Benedictine rule and still follow St Benedict’s precept that “a real monk is one who lives by his own labour,” and so produce their own liqueurs, wine and oil. The main cloister is covered in memorable frescoes depicting the Life of St Benedict, begun by Luca Signorelli in 1495 and completed by Sodoma from 1505. Sodoma's frescoes are exuberant and uninhibited, playfully focusing on such details as a mischievous smile or a soldier's perky buttocks.

    Web: www.monteolivetomaggiore.it

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Enjoy a day trip to discover Vernaccia wine and the one pearl of Tuscany, San Gimignano.

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Private Siena Traditions Tour (From Castellina)

This is not just a historical commemoration or a folk festival: this is the true core of Senesi, a representation of their City and their own history through times, a very sensitive subject for each one of them.

Highlights:

  • Private tour for small groups
  • Departure from agreed meeting point or from your hotel
  • Professional guide
  • Visit all the main sites of the city 
  • Visit one of the 17 contradas
  • Visit  Piazza del Campo, Monte dei Paschi, Dome and Baptistery
  • Professional guide
  • Typical Tuscan lunch
  • Return to agreed meeting pint or to your hotel
  • About 5 hours tour + lunch included
  • Languages: Italian, English and Spanish + German on request

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Noble Tuscan Villa Dining Experience with Wine and Olive Oil Tastings

Dine at a boutique winery during this three-hour tour complete with wine and olive oil tastings. Travel from Florence with a small group in a comfortable van outside the city and into the beautiful Chianti countryside. At a historic villa and winery, a sommelier will lead a tour of the ancient cellar before a four-course dinner of regional dishes is served, accompanied by paired wines. The experience is topped off with dessert and a limoncello tasting before heading back to Florence.

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