Would it be possible to discover Florence and Tuscany in three days? The truth is that perhaps even a month would not offer the possibility to appreciate and familiarize oneself with the culture, the art and the magic of this land.
Our staff loves challenges, and even if you only have three days to stay with us, they will organize for you a truly genuine stay. Three days of pure beauty, divine cuisine and wines, scenery that will leave you aghast, shopping—a treat of romanticism and Tuscan enjoyment for the entire family.
One full-immersion day in the Cradle of the Renaissance, enveloped in art, culture and breathtaking scenes. Begin the day with a visit to one of Florence's magnificent museums - just a few meters from Palazzo Vecchietti. Maybe the world-famous Galleria degli Uffizi, where are conserved the Nascita di Venere by Botticelli, La Madonna del Cardellino by Raffaello and the Bacco by Caravaggio. Or choose one of the exhibits of modern art being presented at Palazzo Strozzi - right in front of our residence. You might also want to take time to stroll along the Arno river and then cross over Ponte Vecchio. Stop for a coffee or an ice cream cone or a hot chocolate.
This is the right occasion to go shopping in one of the many shops and boutiques in the center: goldsmith's shops, leather goods stores, high fashion showrooms, age-old stationery shops, and a host of modest special shopping possibilities. At sunset it would be well worth your while to go to Piazzale Michelangelo where you can see, right before your eyes, the magnificence of the city of Florence. Conclude the evening with a delicious dinner in one of the traditional restaurants located throughout the city. There are also excellent restaurants specializing in offering fresh fish dishes. Our staff will reserve for you a very special place in the restaurant of your choice.
To be in Tuscany without visiting Chianti would be an offense! Upon request, we can arrange for you a private guided tour around some of the most beautiful wine destinations on Earth. Go on an adventure with us among the low-rolling hills, around the uncontaminated countryside tinted with intense colors, travel through medieval villages that evoke another time, and stop to visit the medieval abbeys where you will feel that time has stopped just for you.
The first stopping place on our route will be Siena, the city of the Palio, with its imposing Piazza del Campo, the Cathedral, and the Babtistery. Then we will visit San Gimignano: it will be easy to get lost among the cobblestone streets in the center, the medieval towers, and, who knows, we might want to stop at the Museum of Torture or in the fairytale-like spice shop in Santa Fina. Finally, we cannot fail to miss Monteriggioni, the picturesque medieval village which is one of the most appreciated in Chianti. Our excursion will terminate with a truly excellent food and wine tasting: in the area a farm, opened especially for us, will offer a demonstration, with a professional sommelier, of the best combinations of Chianti red wines and cheeses including other gastronomic delicacies found in the area.
So that you will feel that you have not missed anything, the third day we have in store for you is another adventure outside the city limits of Florence. You can seek advice from our concierge, then select the destination of your choice. We will organize a tour with a private car and guide/interpreter in one of the many cities of art in Tuscany.
You might want to choose Pisa, with its world-famous leaning tower that is set upon the Piazza dei Miracoli; Lucca, and its fortifications; Arezzo and Cortona; or, Maremma Toscana. Yet you might also decide to pass a day at the sea along the splendid beaches of Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio. How about splurging on a shopping spree in one of the stupendous outlets of the zone. There you can purchase high-fashion clothing all with famous brand names with exceptionally convenient prices. Wherever you wish to visit, all you have to do is ask us!