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Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

1. Florence: Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti Experience

Start in the morning with a tour of Pisa. Have time to admire the cathedral, the baptistery, the monumental cemetery, and the famous Leaning Tower. Then move on to a typical winery in the Chianti Hills on the slopes of San Gimignano. Enjoy a Tuscan lunch accompanied by a local wine tasting. Following lunch discover one of the most beautiful medieval villages of San Gimignano, or the "Medieval Manhattan, where you can explore the maze of cobbled streets, small squares, and many local craft stores. Continue on with a panoramic view of the Chianti countryside before arriving in Siena, where if desired, your professional guide will take you to see the most important squares, from Piazza del Campo to the cathedral, passing through the most beautiful contrade that characterizes this city. At the end of the guided tour, choose to have some free time to enjoy a cup of coffee or a panforte (a typical local cake), and to go shopping. Your return to Florence will have a gorgeous sunset in the backdrop, making for a perfect ending to an unforgettable day spent in Tuscany.

From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

2. From Florence: Small Group Wine Tasting Tour to Tuscany

Depart Florence and journey to the historic Chianti Classico wine region by air-conditioned minibus while your English-speaking driver explains the stunning landscape where the most famous wines from Italy are produced. Visit two wine estates, with wine and food pairings. Sample 3 of the first wine estate's wines, along with some of the fresh olive oil they produce. Learn more about the unique techniques used to produce wine and get a better appreciation of the local viniculture on a tour of the wine cellars. Continue towards the second wine estate to take a tour of the cellars and compare and contrast their techniques with the first winery. Taste different wines and olive oils produced on the farm, paired with local specialties from Tuscany, such as cheese, salami, cold cuts, and bruschetta.

Florence: Arno River Cruise, Sunset with Aperitivo

3. Florence: Arno River Cruise, Sunset with Aperitivo

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water, while enjoying an aperitivo and soft music. The aperitivo consists of Tuscan products and Prosecco organized by Incremona and supplier by La Prosciutteria on Arnboat. For children under 18 years old, a non alcoholic drink will be offered instead. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding.Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Florence: Italian Food Market Tour and Cooking Experience

4. Florence: Italian Food Market Tour and Cooking Experience

Enjoy this lovely and relaxed day with local famous chefs, and learn the art of the 2 things Italians do best — cooking and shopping. The day begins with a trip to the local market to gather the ingredients for the Tuscan feast you will learn to prepare. With your chefs as your guides you will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. Under their expert guidance you will taste the local food and wines, and learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients. After this very enjoyable experience you will make you way to the charming home-style professional kitchen where you will learn to create an amazing Tuscan meal. You will learn how to prepare fresh Tuscan-style bruschetta, fresh home-made pasta, and a seasonal main course, all accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines. Be sure to pay attention to your guides as after you have finished cooking you can enjoy eating the meal you have just created.

Florence: 3 Kinds of Pasta Making Class with Tastings

5. Florence: 3 Kinds of Pasta Making Class with Tastings

Indulge in an authentic Italian culinary experience with this cooking class in Florence. Discover the art of pasta-making amidst the enchanting streets of Florence. Uncover the secrets behind creating three different kinds of pasta. Take home recipes to help you re-create the pasta at home.  Roll up your sleeves and gain hands-on experience with mixing the perfect dough and expertly rolling and cutting the pasta. Listen as your passionate and skilled chef share their expertise, guiding you through every step of the pasta-making process with patience and enthusiasm. Have all the tools and ingredients that you need to craft these local dishes. After you finish your pasta, try these elaborate dishes over a glass of wine. Receive instructions and printable recipes after the workshop. 

Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

6. Florence: Eco-Friendly Golf Cart City Tour

Cruise by iconic sights in Florence on an eco-friendly electric golf cart tour. Roll past sights like Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, and Brunelleschi's Dome. Listen to an audio guide as you go. Choose from 1-hour tour or a 1.5-hour tour that goes to Piazzale Michelangelo. Hop on an electronic golf cart head to Ponte Vecchio and cross the Ponte Santa Trinita Renaissance bridge over the Arno to the Oltrarno area, where you can admire the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Pass under the Vasari Coridor on your way back to the city center. Marvel at the architectural style of the Basilica of Santa Croce, the National Library and the back of the Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi Dome. See one of the oldest hospitals in the world and the headquarters of the Medici family. Discover the legend of "Berta" and glide past the central train station. Continue towards the Santa Maria Novella with its impressive Renaissance façade.  Arrive at the Ognissanti district, gaze at the old city walls, and hear interesting facts and stories about Florentine traditions.

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

7. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

Florence: Guided Walking Tour

8. Florence: Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour of Florence, a charming city founded by the Romans in 59 B.C. On this tour, explore the city with an English-speaking guide and go on a journey through its impressive history as you walk in the footsteps of iconic artists including Botticelli and Michelangelo. See iconic landmarks including the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Piazza del Duomo, Signoria Square, Ponte Vecchio, and much more. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary and uncover the lives of Florence’s former residents, from Dante to the Medici family. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of the city’s history, architecture, and landmarks, as well as an appreciation for what makes Florence one of the world’s must-visit destinations.

Florence: E-Bike Tour of Tuscan Countryside & Farm Visit

9. Florence: E-Bike Tour of Tuscan Countryside & Farm Visit

Embark on an e-bike tour for a scenic journey through the enchanting landscapes of Florence. This tour includes a private tour option and an extended option with a visit to an American soldier cemetery. Experience a ride through the Tuscan countryside, which is known for its production of Chianti wine. Stop by a farm to see how Tuscan food and wine are produced with the option to enjoy a meal made by locals. The adventure begins at the iconic Ponte Vecchio, a historic bridge that spans the Arno River. From there, hop on the e-bike and head towards Michelangelo Square to take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.  After taking in the awe-inspiring vista, the tour continues towards the Florentine countryside, where the legendary scientist Galileo Galilei once lived. Continue pedaling along the charming country roads with rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves making up the setting.  Venture further into the countryside and traverse the picturesque landscapes of the renowned Chianti region. This area is known for its scenic vineyards and quaint villages, offering a perfect backdrop for the e-bike adventure. Take time to savor the sights, sounds, and scents of the countryside.  The journey culminates at an authentic farm nestled in the heart of the countryside. This beautiful location provides a stunning view of the rolling hills and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Here, take the opportunity to experience the farm's warm hospitality and indulge in a delectable farm-to-table meal.  The farm takes great pride in its own meat and food production, ensuring that dishes are crafted with care and authenticity. Enjoy a range of culinary options to choose from and the freedom to create a personalized menu. Choose from succulent meats, fresh vegetables, or traditional specialties.  Relax in the beauty of nature, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and go on an unforgettable e-bike tour that combines breathtaking views, cultural exploration, and a truly authentic culinary experience. This tour promises to give a deeper appreciation for the splendor of Florence's countryside.

Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

10. Pasta Cooking Experience in Florence

Italy is known the world over for its food; fine wines, pizza, organic olive oil and of course pasta. The perfect companion to your vacation in Florence is an Italian cooking class where you will learn the secrets of creating fresh Italian pasta dishes from scratch in traditional surroundings.  The class is held three times a week in the Florentine city center and lasts around three hours. Your culinary adventure will be guided by a professional chef who will take you through each step of the process. You'll also create delicious sauces (vegetarian options available) and a dessert to enjoy alongside your fresh pasta when you all eat together at the end of the class. Wine is also provided to round out a wonderful Italian evening.

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What people are saying about Florence

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based on 577 reviews

wine tasting with visit to a village in the countryside. Really appreciated the explanation of the lady in the first vineyard you can see that she loves her job. We bought a bottle as a souvenir

Lisa was exceptional in describing the Florentine culture and pairing the food tour to the cheeses and wines of the region. The tour was entertaining and well done. Good job!

I got really excited! It was a beautiful sunny day in Tuscany. Not only the leaning tower, there is so much to discover and I was very surprised by Saint Gimigagno!

Everything was perfect, really enjoyed the tour. Beautiful Sienna I hope to be able to visit it again

Fantastic guide and great time was had by all. We loved it