There are few greater moments than sitting on a hillside at a quiet café with a view overlooking the red-tiled roofs of a historic city. You can hear the bells of the cathedral chime at dusk. The aromas of freshly cooked pasta and rich locally grown wine add to the unforgettable ambiance. Images of Renaissance statues and oil paintings decorate the fantasy. Your custom-tailored Tuscany tour to Florence, Siena, and Arezzo turns dreams into realities, taking you through the treasured hills and medieval...
Florence – Cradle of Art
Florence is a city that embraces its past and showcases inspiring artwork in the open for locals and visitors to see. The Old Bridge, known as the Ponte Vecchio, is a testament to the city’s Roman roots. The spectacular dome of the Florence Cathedral highlights Renaissance ingenuity. The pristine details of Michelangelo’s David connote the possible splendor of dedication and imagination. The city is emblematic of the surrounding region of Tuscany. Florence is filled with modern culture but deeply connected to its heritage, from the medieval buildings to a commitment to certain undeniable regional flavors.
Your private transfer meets you at Florence International Airport and escorts you into the heart of the historic city, where the red brick dome of the Cathedral helps create the skyline. You can trace your fingers over the stones of each building, refurbished but still maintaining their deep connection to the past. In the afternoons, locals fill into the Florence Rowing Club for an aperitivo, a pre-dinner drink ritual similar to happy hour. Locals sit on the banks of the Arno River enjoying the jovial conversation and simmering aromas of the restaurant Aqua Otto. The river shimmers in the fading sunlight and majesty is already prevalent, and you have just arrived.
Florence – Past and Present
Florence – Starting in the Hills
Siena – Medieval Delights
Siena – Timeless Works
Arezzo – Ancient and Contemporary
Florence – Perfect Countryside Pictures
Florence – Enlightened Departure
- Revel in the artistic masterworks located inside the Uffizi Gallery
- Indulge in the sweet and savory flavors of Tuscany on a guided tour of the Central Market
- Discover the medieval charm of Siena and the lesser known splendor of the Piccolomini Library
- Enjoy a private tasting of historic Chianti vineyards in an antique winery
- Stroll along the ancient pathways of Arezzo, a city founded before Roman times
- Explore the quiet pleasures of the countryside town of Fiesole overlooking Florence, and decorated with Roman ruins
Few places in Italy surpass the splendor of the undulating greenery of Tuscany. Dante, Florence’s favorite son, wrote, “Beauty awakens the soul to act.” On this 8-day Tuscany tour to Florence, Sienna, Arezzo, and Florence, your soul will come alive, inspired by the majesty of the Renaissance and the preserved beauty of historic towns. Trips to Italy conjure images of the natural landscape as it blossoms with lushness, from olive groves to vineyards. You can experience every grand measure of Tuscany the moment your plane lands at Florence International Airport.
Your private transfer awaits your arrival and escorts you into the historic city center. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the city and its astounding wonder. The following day, your private guide meets you at your hotel for a full day, in-depth tour of artistry around the city, from the Uffizi Gallery to visiting the Central Market to taste the artisan flavors of tradition. Wake up to the countryside charm outside of Florence by visiting the tranquil town of Fiesole, located on the hillside overlooking the city.
The next day, your private transfer escorts you to the marvelous medieval town of Siena, where your guide leads you through the enchanting streets and magnificent, hidden gems. Outside of Siena is the village of Vinci, where you can stroll through the Leonardo da Vinci Museum and enjoy the tranquil medieval qualities of the streets. In Arezzo, your guide takes you on a fabulous tour of the ancient city, pointing out Etruscan remnants and Medici grandeur.
Travel through Monte dei Chianti to explore the coveted landscape and flavors of the region, from Greve to Castellina in Chianti, where you can sample the wines with a private tasting before returning to Florence. On your final day in Florence, your private transfer greets you in the lobby of your hotel and escorts you to the Florence International Airport for your flight home.
$2,195 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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