Arezzo 2.5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2.5 hours
per group up to 2
During this 2.5-hour private tour, your expert guide will take you through the most important and interesting sports in the beautiful city of Arezzo. Although still far from most of the touristic flows, this mid-sized Tuscan city is truly beautiful and its historic center represents a hidden gem of the Tuscan region. Follow your expert guide and discover the Cathedral of St. Peter and Donato, then walk St. Francis Square until you reach the Church of St. Mary of the Pieve. After that, you'll find yourself surrounded by the beautiful Piazza Grande, the beautiful square appearing in Roberto Benigni's most famous film La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful). Continue your walk and spot the monument dedicated to the famous poet Francesco Petrarca, then stop a bit to admire the majestic Medici's fortress. One final tip: you might want to bring your camera along.
During the tour, you can explore the narrow and charming streets of Cortona and you can visit the most picturesque and hidden corners of this beautiful and unusual town. Together with your guide, you will also be able to retrace the places of the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" and take a look at the famous Villa Bramasole. After Cortona, you can visit Arezzo, another beautiful Tuscan town and one of the richest of the region, situated at the top of a hill. Here you will see the Basilica of San Francesco, well known for its wonderful cycle of frescoes and the "Legend of the True Cross" a masterpiece by Piero della Francesce. Also visit the city's cathedral, with its beautiful stained glass windows and the Piazza Grande, famous for being the set of Roberto Benigni’s movie "Life is beautiful".
Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Come back to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your host will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. At the end of the experience, take an apron and shopping bag souvenir back home with you.
This tour is designed to familiarize you with places of historical and nostalgic significance. Many of the places available to discover on this tour are off-the-beaten path, and not commonly seen by tourists. Start your adventure at the meeting point where you will get to choose your tour option, and the vintage vehicle you desire to drive. Pick the tour most suited to your needs and the car you've always dreamed of driving. Once you've picked your tour and vehicle, you will be required to successfully complete a driving lesson to familiarize yourself with the technical components of driving your vintage vehicle. Once you have learnt the basics, you will be able to set-off, learning a lot about the places you drive past with your complimentary audio-guide. Your vehicle will be equipped with everything you need as you drive through quaint Tuscan towns and witnessing places of historic...
After gathering at the tour meeting point with your guide, your walking tour through Arezzo will begin. You will learn how this city arose in the pre-Etruscan era in an area which had been inhabited since prehistoric times. This is evident through the discovery of stone tools and the so-called "Man of the Elm", which dates back to the Paleolithic. This took place near the hamlet of Olmo which occurred throughout the excavation works of a short segment of the Rome-Florence railway line in 1863. Arezzo was then one of the main Etruscan cities, and you will learn about how throughout the Roman era, especially in the republican period, Arezzo became a very important symbol of Roman expansion to the north. It was also a defensive bastion of the unborn empire. Throughout your tour you can discover the history and secrets of this city and this territory as you admire findings which date back ...
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase...
Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.
Shop at a local market and learn how to pick out the best produce from your expert guide. Visit a traditional Italian grocery and learn about the local offerings. Choose ingredients that inspire you, and start thinking about how you'd like to experiment with them in the kitchen. After choosing your ingredients, head back to your host's home. Get ready to cook 2 recipes of your own creation. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class in which you'll bring together your chosen ingredients to create 2 delectable dishes. Your local chef will show you the best way to bring out the flavor of each ingredient. After you've cooked your original recipes, celebrate your achievement by naming your creations. Finally, sit down for a delicious meal with your host and enjoy a selection of local red and white Italian wines. By the end of your class, you'll have added an Italian flair to your cooking ...
Enjoy a quality transfer service that stands out for punctuality, reliability, comfort, and convenience, and travel between the cities of Siena and Arezzo. Get picked up at your accommodation or at a major station, airport, or cruise port in either city, and sit back and relax in a luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes car, bus, or limousine, equipped with professional, English-speaking drivers, as you are taken directly to your final destination. The service is available for single travellers and for larger groups and families, as well as for special events, including parties and business conferences.
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The tour guide (Anestis) tried his very best for us. We really enjoyed it. We highly recommend him and the tour.
What a privilege & pleasure to enjoy lunch with the delightful Cecilia!