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Once the hub of the Renaissance, Florence is still a city marked by outstanding cultural and artistic splendor. In the modern day this translates into some of the best shopping anywhere for fine products from leather to gold. A perennial favorite of tourists and home to such historical figures as Machiavelli and the Medici clan, all of the finest aspects of Renaissance culture, from literature and art to theater and music still flourish here.

Besides tourism, food and wine production are also prominent industries in this city, which is the main city of the Tuscany wine-producing region. The Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum house two of the world’s great art collections and seeing the David by Michealangelo, at the Accademia is a moment never to be forgotten.
 
The Duomo in Florence is as breathtaking as it is massive. This amazing structure can be seen from many vantage points near the city center and it looms in its majesty above the city’s interesting architecture and unique streets. Major attractions: Uffizi museum, Accademia museum with the David, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella churches and squares. Other museums of notice are Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti with the Silver museum, the Boboli Gardens and the Palatine Gallery, the Brancacci Chapel, the Museum San Marco. Major theaters and events: Teatro Comunale, Teatro della Pergola, Toscana Opera Festival, Teatro Verdi.

 

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Accademia Gallery Florence

This tour takes place inside one of the most important museums of Florence, the Accademia Gallery. This tour will allow you to discover the Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo's David, the most famous statue in the world! Here you will also admire some unfinished works by Michelangelo, the "Prisoners", that allow you to see how he carved the massive blocks of Carrara marble. The guide explanation includes a detailed introduction to Michelangelo's life and his extraordinary period.

 

Cooking in Florence with Market Tour

Enjoy the fantastic experience of learning the secrets of Italian cooking with our famous Chef Giovanni, in an intimate and friendly atmosphere with this small-group cooking class. First you'll take a little walk in the city...

 

Discovering Siena Walking Tour

Siena is a treasure trove of historical, artistic, religious and cultural riches all to be discovered. The best way to do it is on foot, admiring the changes to the town over the centuries and enjoying its spectacular views and the interesting details of its history.

 

Ferraries, Balsamic Vinegar and Parmigiano Cheese

An alternative tour to become familiar with an unusual combination of three Italian brands, Ferrari, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese. Don’t miss the Ferrari Museum in Maranello with cars, images and trophies that have marked the history of the brand.

 

Full Day Cooking Course on an Organic Farm & Winery in the Heart of Tuscany

Tuscany is one of Italy's most notorious regions for food and wine. In this cooking course, held on an organic farm in Chianti, our half-day course will demonstrate hands-on cooking techniques which will be accompanied throughout the day by some of the area's finest wines.

 

Horse Back Riding in Tuscany Among the Chianti Vineyards

This tour if a must for those who love horses and want to experience some of the most magical landcapes in Tuscany. Our Horses & Vineyards horseback riding tour in Tuscany will reveal the true beauty of the Tuscan countryside, giving you the opportunity to explore it in the most natural way! You will comfortably be shuttled to the Florentine Chianti region (15mins ride), where the world famous wines are produced.

 

Pisa and Lucca with Wine Tastings

Our trip will start from Florence and our first stop will be in Pisa, the city worldwide known for its Leaning Tower and for its architectonic masterpieces. Once arrived in Pisa our guide will lead you to the famous Miracles Square explaining the wonders of this square. You will admire The Leaning Tower (exterior), the Baptistery (exterior) and other beautiful monuments before entering inside the Cathedral (interior). At the end of the visit you will have free time for photos and for lunch ( not included) before departing for Lucca.

 

Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano

This is one of our favourite private tours in the Tuscany region and is a tour offered exclusively by the Italy Group Specialists. Departing from your hotel in Florence, your cruise ship in Livorno or villa in Tuscany, we can pick you up where you tell us to to begin this tour which takes you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Tuscany and to one of the towns, Voterra, which is at one of the highest points in the region offering spectacular views over the magnificent landscape.

 

Small Group Walking Tour of Florence

A pleasant walk in Florence is just what you need to be introduced to the city and its splendor and secular heritage! This tour is born to be the smartest walking tour of the city center at the best price.We hear tantalizing...

 

The Galleries of Florence: Accademmia and Uffizi Galleries with VIP SKIP THE LINE TICKETS and Walking Tour of Florence

This is a perfect tour for those wanting to see the galleries in Florence at a leisurely pace and take in the history of Florence with a local English speaking guide who can truly bring Florence's incredible history to life!

 

The Original David and Accademia tour

History and art come alive on our Original Accademia Museum and David Tour! Enjoy learning about the greatest sculpture ever created with our expert guides. See the original intended location for Michelangelo's David. Hear all about the miserly genius that was one of the greatest masters of the Renaissance.

 

Chianti, Tuscany: Villa Vignamaggio Deluxe Food and Wine Package

This a deluxe three day package in the heart of the Chianti area that is perfect for food and wine lovers. It's a great option for those wanting to get into Tuscany and experience the best food and wine of the area without having to drive because it includes round trip transportation from your hotel, the rail station or the airport in Florence and allows you access to the entire Chianti area in the heart of Tuscany.

 

Exclusive & Private: Rome, Florence & Venice

This is an exclusive tour of Italy's Art Capitals including Rome, Florence and Venice. We include the finest accommodations, private tours, private transfers and first class rail. Top guides, VIP tickets and the very best guides throughout the program. Exceptional service from arrival to departure and the very best restaurant recommendations during your stay here in Italy for an unforgettable trip of a life time to Europe's most romantic country.

 

Exclusive: Rome - Florence - Tuscany - Milan - Lake District & Venice

This is an exclusive tour that we offer which covers Rome, Florence, Tuscany, Milan, the incredible Lake District and Venice. It is perfect for those who want to sit back, relax and enjoy the very best of what Italy has to offer without having to worry about driving, long-lines or the crowds. This is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind tour offered by us that will leave you coming back to Italy for more!

 

Experience the Best of Florence from Livorno

Your driver guide will meet you at the cruise pier in Livorno and you will drive for 1.5 hour through the lovely Tuscan countryside and reach Florence. As an introduction to this Renaissance city you first stop at the Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the glorious panorama of the city.

 

Florence in Ferrari

There is no city in the world quite like Florence and there is no experience quite like driving a Ferrari around the beautiful streets which surround Florence! Florence is in the heart of the Tuscany region and Florence is the pearl of Tuscany. Enjoy an experience of a lifetime, in the comfort and style of a real Italian Ferrari!

 

Full Day Tour of Florence from the Port of Livorno

Escape the crowded 50 person cruise line tours on this Best of Florence shore excursion. With a private tour you will enjoy a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the 50 plus person tours offered by the cruise lines.

 

Harvest Time in Tuscany: Exclusive Tour for Foodies and Wine Lovers with Angela

This tour has been designed for those who want to see some of the most beautiful areas in Tuscany and enjoy the very best of the local foods, wines and traditions during harvest time in Tuscany. On this tour visitors will get an opportunity to enjoy in some of the region's finest wines, participate in the wine harvest and enjoy gourmet cooking classes as well as fantastic meals throughout the itinerary.

 

Luxury: Florence - Tuscany - Rome & the Amalfi Coast

This is a fantastic way to explore some of Italy's most romantic regions and destinations including Florence, Tuscany, Rome & the Amalfi Coast. Gorgeous accommodations throughout, private tours, transfers and sightseeing as well as wine tastings, romantic restaurant recommendations and local insights that will have you living la Dolce vita with your partner here in Italy.

 

Private Tour of Siena & San Gimignano

This is an excellent tour of the Tuscan countryside which is offered on a private basis from either Florence, Livorno or other destinations in Tuscany. It includes pick up at your hotel and a wonderful day exploring Tuscany including Siena and San Gimignano where you will have time to enjoy these 2 culturally fascinating and important cities in Italy,

 

The Tuscan Gardens: The Most Beautiful Gardens of Tuscany - Access to Privately Owed Gardens

This tour is designed for garden enthusiasts who want to experience some of the most incredible gardens in Tuscany, many of which are just outside of Florence. Since these gardens often require private reservations and arrangements, doing a private tour with experts offers not only incredible value for money, but also great insight into some of Italy's most beautiful gardens.

 

Experience the Best of Florence from Livorno

Your driver guide will meet you at the cruise pier in Livorno and you will drive for 1.5 hour through the lovely Tuscan countryside and reach Florence. As an introduction to this Renaissance city you first stop at the Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the glorious panorama of the city.

 

Full Day Tour of Florence from the Port of Livorno

Escape the crowded 50 person cruise line tours on this Best of Florence shore excursion. With a private tour you will enjoy a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the 50 plus person tours offered by the cruise lines.

 

Full day tour to Florence and Pisa from La Spezia port

Escape the crowded 50 person cruise line tours on this Best of Florence shore excursion. With a private tour you will enjoy a very personalized experience that differs greatly from the 50 plus person tours offered by the cruise lines.

 

Pisa, Volterra, San Gimignano

This is one of our favourite private tours in the Tuscany region and is a tour offered exclusively by the Italy Group Specialists. Departing from your hotel in Florence, your cruise ship in Livorno or villa in Tuscany, we can pick you up where you tell us to to begin this tour which takes you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in Tuscany and to one of the towns, Voterra, which is at one of the highest points in the region offering spectacular views over the magnificent landscape.

 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa & Florence from Livorno with Wine Tastings in Montecarlo

This is a great option for those coming into the port in Livorno who want to see Florence and Pisa, two very important cities in Italy. Our English speaking driver-guide will pick you up at your ship at approximately 08:30 AM (depending on the arrival of your ship) and from here this glorious day will begin. We also have the option to stop at a local Tuscan winery and for you to see some of the best of the Tuscan countryside today.

 

The Tuscan Gardens: The Most Beautiful Gardens of Tuscany - Access to Privately Owed Gardens

This tour is designed for garden enthusiasts who want to experience some of the most incredible gardens in Tuscany, many of which are just outside of Florence. Since these gardens often require private reservations and arrangements, doing a private tour with experts offers not only incredible value for money, but also great insight into some of Italy's most beautiful gardens.

 

Bella Toscana

This small group tour of Tuscany, which departs from Rome offers guests incredible sights in Italy's central regions and the art capital of Florence. On this tour we enjoy the Chianti Hamlets, the glories of Southern Tuscany and even some of the towns which border Tuscany's border in the region of Umbria.

 

Chianti, Tuscany: Villa Vignamaggio Deluxe Food and Wine Package

This a deluxe three day package in the heart of the Chianti area that is perfect for food and wine lovers. It's a great option for those wanting to get into Tuscany and experience the best food and wine of the area without having to drive because it includes round trip transportation from your hotel, the rail station or the airport in Florence and allows you access to the entire Chianti area in the heart of Tuscany.

 

Ideal Classic Tour - From Rome

Journey through Italy's Art cities and then up into the fantastic Lakes district, before heading back south through Milan to Rome. Enjoy scenic drives along the beautiful Autostrada del Sole, the Tuscan countryside, and the medieval towns of the Emilia Romagna region, land of world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan cheese. Also enjoy the Veneto region, world famous for its Villa of Palladio, and of course the Italian Alps.

 

Italian Indulgence - From Milan

Travel, live and eat as the locals do in this 8 day luxury small-group journey which features Venice, Milan, Verona, the Lakes District, Florence, Pisa,Rome and more! Features superior 4* boutique hotels and special gourmet dinners throughout.

 

Italian Indulgence - From Rome

Travel, live and eat as the locals do in this 6 day luxury small-group journey which features Assisi, Venice, Milan, Verona, the Lakes District, Florence, Pisa and more! Features superior 4* boutique hotels and special gourmet dinners throughout.

 

Italian Indulgence - From Venice

Travel, live and eat as the locals do in this 8 day luxury small-group journey which features Venice, Milan, Verona, the Lakes District, Florence, Pisa,Rome and more! Features superior 4* boutique hotels and special gourmet dinners throughout.

 

Richard Hawk Copper Painting Workshop Chianti October 06-13

This is a groundbreaking course in Oil on Copper art as practiced by internationally recognized painter Richard Hawk. Not to be confused with simply using copper as a substrate, which the Flemish masters had done hundreds of years ago - this unique art form takes advantage of extraordinarily beautiful oxidation effects (patina) on copper as an intrinsic part of the creative process. Utilizing a host of proprietary techniques and methods that Mr. Hawk has developed over the past decade (never before shared until now), you will co-create with nature. Copper (Cu) is Element 29 on the periodic chart and is one of the building blocks of the universe. The metal has properties which have attracted and fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Now, come be part of this workshop experience and be amazed as your artist's heart works in concert with natural forces. Create soul-stirring colors, textures, patterns and images on a surface of pure copper. The works of Oil on Copper are studies in transformation. What will be yours?

 

Rome, Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

This incredible package has been developed with the independent travelers in mind, who wish to experience Italy on their own by taking the train. We assure easy and fast connections between the fascinating cities of Rome, Florence and Monterosso (Cinque Terre), travelling along the fascinating Italian landscape on 1st or 2nd class high speed trains. We include 3 or 4 star hotels, and amazing sightseeing experiences in all three cities.

 

The Best of Italy from Rome

This five day package is an astonishing journey through Italy's Art Cities, starting in Rome and finishing in Venice. Enjoy also scenic drives through the beautiful Autostrada del Sole, the Tuscan countryside and through and medieval towns in the Emilia Romagna region, a land of world famous “prosciutto” and parmesan cheese. See also the Veneto region, world famous for its Villa of Palladio.

 

The Heart of Italy: Rome, Tuscany, Chianti and Florence

This is a fantastic small group tour (max 10 participants) which includes excellent accommodations in both Rome and Florence as well as gourmet meals including wine. The journey begins in Rome, known as the Eternal city and includes privately guided tours. VIP tickets to sites and locations we visit are also included in this tour.

 

Tuscany & The Italian Riviera including the Cinque Terre

This small group tour (max 14 participants) is a fantastic way to discover two of Italy's most beautiful regions: Tuscany & the Italian Riviera. In Tuscany we visit the Chianti wine region and savour the local flavors. On the Italian Riviera, we stay in the town of Portovenere and experience the rich cultural heritage and the beautiful colors of this spectacular coastal region.

 

Tuscany & Umbria: Exclusive Small Group Tour Including Florence

This deluxe small group tour through Tuscany and Umbria offers our guests the possibility to experience two of Italy's most beautiful wine regions as well as Florence. There are many highlights on this tour including a private cooking class with a local Tuscan Chef as well as dinner at a farm in the heart of Chianti wine territory.

 

Unforgettable Italy: The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Pompeii, Rome, Florence and Tuscany

This is a deluxe small group tour that begins in Southern Italy and concludes in Florence. There are many highlights to this tour which include visiting the towns and cities on the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Pompeii, Rome, many towns and cities in the Chianti regon and as well as vineyards. The journey ends in Florence, the cradle of the renaissance.

 

Hotel Berchielli

A Florentine jewel the Hotel Berchielli has been welcoming visitors since 1890. Timeless elegance and sophisticated surroundings enriched with stained glass windows, chrome and wrought iron works by local craftsman, fine marbles and stone along with breathtaking views over the river Arno, Ponte Vecchio and SS Apostoli all combined with modern comforts make the Berchielli an ideal place to stay.

Hotel Brunelleschi

The Hotel Brunelleschi is a luxury hotel in the center of Florence: only a stone’s throw away from the Uffizi Gallery, “Piazza della Signoria” and one of the world’s most famous shopping street. The hotel offers 2 restaurants, 3 meeting rooms, a gym and 96 rooms and suites some with jacuzzi and spectacular view of the “Duomo”. It's a perfect accomodation for

Villa Rignana

Surrounded by vineyards and nestling in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, Villa Rignana is a true gem, its ideal location and enchanting view is just what you would expect from a Bertolucci movie. The Villa is located between Florence and Siena and near the picturesque villages of Greve-in-Chianti, Panzano and San Gimignano.

Stunning Cottage near Florence

This charming holiday Cottage in Chianti is located in the countryside of Montelupo Fiorentino, just on the outskirts of Florence. Surrounded by olive trees and age-old cypress trees, this renovated barn enjoys, from its hilltop position, a breathtaking view. This elegant and comfortable cottage has preserved its original architecture maintaining the local stone works, the wooden beam ceilings and

Villa in Iano with breathtaking view

This lovely villa in Chianti is located in Iano, a peaceful, little hamlet near Volterra and San Gimignano (at 20 km), right in the heart of Tuscany. The area has a picturesque landscape, full of fine views, with the typical colours of the Tuscan countryside. Recently renovated, the villa is tastefully furnished with early 20th-century style furniture, offering a comfortable and elegant ambience.

Villa Nicola in Chianti

This lovely holiday villa in the Chianti is located at only 1 km from the village of San Casciano Val di Pesa, a nice medieval hamlet between Florence and Siena, renowned for its excellent Chianti Classico red wine. Owned by a local family, the villa is positioned in a secluded location, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves which offer charming views and a peaceful setting. The villa, 300 sq.m

Apartment Agnolo

This holiday apartment in Florence is within walking distance of Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral square, the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio and other main attractions of Florence. This accommodation is located right in the historic centre of town, in Via dell’Agnolo, in the Santa Croce area. This flat for holiday has recently been restored maintaining the traditional Florentine style and has all c

Apartment Antilia

Antilia is a beautiful fully-equipped apartment in Guardastelle estate, San Gimignano, that provides you nice comfort and peace for you and your whole family. Plus, for those who love to cook, this apartment has everything you need to cook delicious home-cooked meals for the whole group.

Apartment Borgo Pinti

This comfortable accommodation in Florence is a flat located in the historic centre of town right near the Cathedral and Santa Croce Square and the food market of Sant’Ambrogio within a pedestrian precinct. The apartment is on the fourth floor of a typical Florentine building in Via Borgo Pinti,

Central Apartment in Florence with frescoed ceiling

This luxury holiday apartment near the Cathedral in Florence is located in the historic centre of town, in the prestigious Via Cavour. The flat has recently been renovated maintaining the traditional style, with a special care for the recovery of the living-room’s fresco, and is furnished with both modern and antique furniture to offer a comfortable accommodation. The apartment, 100 sq m, is on