DISCOVERING TUSCANY


On foot, in Fiat Cinquecento and on an old-fashion horse-drawn wagon!
This package is designed for those who do not want to miss the opportunity to visit Tuscany in an interesting and unusual way!  Over two weeks, in addition to the complete Italian language and culture course and the weekly activities, you will have the chance to attend
“A WALK
WITH BEATRICE”
A TOUR
IN FIAT CINQUECENTO
A TOUR OF CHIANTI
ON AN OLD-FASHION
HORSE-DRAWN WAGON
GOODBYE
DINNER

Visit Florence with our trusted and pleasant guide Beatrice!

Beatrice knows how to deal with students and she will guide you in Italian, speaking slowly with an easy vocabulary. The itinerary allows you to get an idea of the city, learn to orient yourself visiting the heart of the city. The tour includes the following steps:

  • PIAZZA DUOMO (THE CATHEDRAL SQUARE): We begin our tour in Piazza Duomo, the religious center of the city. The square consists of the complex of Santa Maria del Fiore: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its Giotto bell tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni Battista with an octagonal shape. The Dome of the Cathedral (called “Cupolone” by Florentines) is the amazing work of the Renaissance Architect Filippo Brunelleschi. Important reference in the Florentine skyline, the Dome is certainly the symbol of the city.

  • PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA (Republic Square): This square is located in the exact center of the city. Right in this place the ancient Romans began the foundation of Florence. Later, it became the bustling home of the city market. Over the centuries around in the square stood the Jewish ghetto that remained there for about three centuries. The present aspect of the square is due to the nineteenth-century reorganization of the city, aimed at making the city worth of its role of temporary capital of Italy.  The square retains sumptuous historic cafes that from their foundation have always hosted heated debates of intellectuals and artists.

  • PONTE VECCHIO: one of the most famous and romantic bridges in the world. The Old Bridge is the oldest bridge in Florence (1333). In its short length it is punctuated only by historical goldsmiths shops, presenting endless varieties of gold, pearls and coral.

On request it is possible to do the excursion in English.
If desired we are at your disposal to help you organize more in-depth guided tours of Florence and / or Tuscany as Siena and San Gimignano, Pisa and Arezzo.

A TOUR IN FIAT CINQUECENTO

A guided tour that will allow you to visit villages and towns around Florence on board of an original classic car

On board of the legendary FIAT 500! The tour will start from Florence and come straight up to the Florentine hills with a route that will pass through the most beautiful roads of the Tuscan countryside. The route takes you through vineyards, olive groves, medieval castles and Renaissance villas and mostly you will enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence.

A TOUR OF CHIANTI ON AN OLD-FASHION HORSE-DRAWN WAGON

You will know the sweet Tuscan hills

and their rich history of glamour to the slow rhythm of a carriage antique flavor drawn by two superb horses. A unique way to appreciate the beauty of the area and participate in the rhythms of nature, enjoying the scents and colors.

GOODBYE DINNER

At the end of the course we meet in one of the excellent local restaurants

To chat and greet friends who are returning back home, in front of a good plate of spaghetti or a delicious tiramisù!

Duration

2 weeks*

Participants

Minimum 3

* Request information for shorter or a longer stays or for any changes and/or additions that you would like to make to the program.

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