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Val d’Orcia villages

  • Val d’Orcia villages

    The Val d’Orcia villages mostly retain their medieval street plan and proud urban spirit, a sense of communal pride at odds with their current status as glorified hamlets. Dignified San Quirico is home to a Romanesque parish church made from sandstone and local travertine, with three remarkable portals and columns supported by two stony lionesses. Its adjacent park, the Horti Leonini, represents classical Italian gardens, complete with geometrical beds. Rocca d’Orcia, a fortified village once owned by the warring Salimbeni clan, has a bold castle, where St Catherine of Siena learnt to read and write. A cypress-clad avenue leads upto the castle, perched on a rocky crag. Castiglione d’Orcia, the last significant settlement before Monte Amiata, is a well­preserved village, with a ruined fortress and expansive views back towards Rocca d’Orcia. A peaceful stroll around the 15th-century hamlet winds back to charming Piazza Il Vecchietta, complete with its photogenic travertine fountain.

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Lucca Bikes and Bites Food Adventure

Discover Lucca like a local: on two wheels! This small group bike tour is a fabulously fun and flavorsome introduction to Tuscany’s most underrated city. Your knowledgeable local guide will lead you on a 3 hour tour through the tree-lined boulevards and pretty church squares of Lucca, into popular local cafés and delis to discover the city’s spirited culinary culture. Mouthwatering food tastings galore will follow as you discover the city by bike and take in some cultural gems along the way. And what better way to end your whistle stop tour than with a typically refreshing Italian cocktail or a glass of wine from the vineyards surrounding your new favorite city? Salute!

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Wine & Food Tour in Chianti Wine Region (Tuscany)

BARRICCAIA VISIT – The Barriccaia visit is conceived for those who approach for the first time to the Marchesi Antinori world and their wines. A tour leading through the Antinori family history, illustrating how the wine is made and showing the innovative architecture of the winery. Tasting of three of our most representative wines of the tuscan estates. The visit is conceived as a trip through the wine world and history of the Antinori family: vintners since 1385. The tour moves from the outside to the inside of the winery, permitting to see the great spiral staircase, the vineyard covering the winery roof and the vinification and aging areas. At the end of the tour a tasting of some of our typical labels from the Tuscany and Umbria Estates: Achelo Cortona D.O.C. Syrah, Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. and Villa Antinori Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva. The visit lasts approximately an hour and a half.

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Tour Package Florence - Private Transfers plus reservation Tickets see David

  • Welcome Transfer: Meet your Driver at Florence Peretola Airport or Florence SMN Central Railway Station
  • Welcome sign UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN TOURS plus your name
  • Round Trip Transfer service from Florence Peretola Airport or Florence SMN Central Railway Station to Florence Metropolitan city (and viceversa)
  • English speaking driver
  • David by Michelangelo Reservation Tickets Entrance (skip the line)
  • Transfer out from your address to Florence Airport or Florence Central Station

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Half-day Chianti Horseback Riding, Lunch and Wine Tasting Tour from Castellina

Getting in tune with such an intelligent animal like a horse is rejuvenating for body and soul: cross the Chianti countryside paths led by an expert guide, admire those world famous hills covered by olive groves and vineyards and get in tune with nature, your horse and yourself.

Highlights:

  • Private tour for couple and small groups
  • Departure from Castellina in Chianti at 10am
  • Horse riding between vineyards and olive groves
  • Transfer by car to the winery where the experience takes place
  • Tuscan meal + four wine tastings
  • Return to Castellina in Chianti
  • Languages: Italian, English + French and Spanish on request

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