When every day is personalized to your preferences, you can be certain that each moment will be captivating. Stand in front of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus on a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery. Stroll along cavernous halls in labyrinthine abbeys with views out to vast valleys. Sip wine in a private villa with a boutique vineyard and discover tiny towns untouched by time with locals who welcome you like beloved family. Your 2 weeks in Tuscany tour provides you with a unique view of Tuscany, tailored...
Tuscany is a province in Italy unlike any other. Countless stories have been told over the centuries than exude the essence of lush rolling hills and streets lined with cypress trees. Dante Alighieri penned the world famous Divine Comedy, encapsulating the nature of the landscape and inspiring poets across the globe for almost a millennium. Botticelli captured the beauty of the trees and coastline in his paintings without ever referencing his natural muses in the work itself.
You arrive at Florence International Airport eager to experience the depths of Tuscany. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to the historic center of Florence, a city that has preserved its Renaissance flair and acts a symbol of the lavish artists of the past. The cobblestone streets lead through narrow alleys winding around 13th-century buildings and open up into wide avenues lined with historically luxurious palaces. Elegant statues stand beneath the Loggia on the southeast corner of Piazza della Signoria, creating a museum-like ambiance in the open air of the city. The aroma of freshly baked brioche combines with the scent of creamy gelato drifting out of the hidden, delectable shops. Walk through San Lorenzo Market and enjoy the jovial atmosphere of the leather merchants continuing a trade that has lasted hundreds of years and continues to thrive with artisans graduating from the Scuola del Cuoio, the Leather School.
Best of Arezzo
The Beauty off the Beaten Path
A View of the Uncommon
More than Simple Pleasures
Day 12 - 13
One Last Country Road
Lead the Way Home
- Enjoy a guided tour of Florence to experience the variety of art, architecture, and culture in the form of museums, churches, and palaces
- Immerse yourself in the Tuscan countryside, visiting small villages with rich history
- Sample delicious wines from boutique wineries in the famous region of Chianti
- Discover magnificent castles and hidden towns inside the Casentino Valley
- Witness the luster of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the marvelous preserved historic walls of Lucca
- Stroll through the quaint antique shops of Arezzo, each filled with an array of local history and charm
- Visit stunning villas around the province that once belonged to the likes of the famous, and infamous, Medici Family
- Explore the unique architecture and culture of preserved medieval abbeys
Tuscany is a province that has it all. From culture and history to cuisine and scenery, you could spend your entire life exploring the hills and valleys, wines and flavors around Florence alone, and still be surprised. Your Tuscany tour in 2 weeks will guide you through the splendor of cities and countryside highlighting your tastes and preferences. Your Tuscany vacation begins when you arrive at Florence International Airport. Your private transfer welcomes you to Tuscany and escorts you into the historic city center where you have the remainder of the day at leisure.
After breakfast on your first morning, your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you through a marvelous private tour of the city, taking in the views, churches, and celebrated art of the Uffizi Gallery. The following day, you venture south to the region of Chianti, visiting private consortiums and boutique vineyards. You enjoy the sweeping greenery while strolling along the medieval streets of Greve in Chianti. Your full day in Arezzo allows you to traverse the antique shops and revel in the exceptional life around the Santa Maria della Pieve Church. Visit the small town of Massa Marittima, with an enchanting grand piazza, before arriving in Volterra, a preserved medieval town with ancient roots.
Once in Pistoia, you will see city architecture frozen in the Middle Ages, decorated with Romanesque churches and vivacious markets. The next day, you have a private guided tour of the celebrated cities of Pisa and Lucca, one housing the world-renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa, the other encircled by historic walls. Return to Florence for another day to discover the Renaissance, visiting the Bargello Museum and the Accademia. Outside of Florence, you find the breathtaking Casentino Valley, and the small towns of Poppi, Camaldoli, La Verna, and the lovely church of Gropina.
When you reach Siena, you have a full day to delight in the splendid medieval streets that rise and fall with the hills. Your guide leads you on an excursion through the Cathedral, known as the Gates to Heaven. The countryside near Siena offers unforgettable monasteries, including San Galgano, Monte Oliveto Maggiore, and San’Antimo. The following day, the unadulterated beauty of the town of Fiesole, outside of Florence, and the Medici villas and gardens will take your breath away. On your last morning in Tuscany, your private transfer meets you at the hotel after breakfast and escorts you to Florence International Airport for your flight home.
$10,915 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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