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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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Private Siena Traditions Tour (from San Gimignano)

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

from 185,51 US Dollar

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.

from 28,99 US Dollar

Florence Private Full-Day Tour with Uffizi and Accademia Gallery

Very comprehensive tour of 6 hours to visit, see and get to know all the most important about the city including the two of the most important museums in Florence, Italy and the whole world: Galleria degli Uffizi and Accademia Gallery.

from 139,13 US Dollar

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany: Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Private Shore excursion from Livorno port with a visit to an estate near San Gimignano where you have the opportunity to hunt truffle and taste local wines and truffle scented dishes.

from 340,87 US Dollar
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