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Best Things to do in Florence

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Florence is a city filled with art and architectural gems. From Brunelleschi’s red-roof Duomo to Giotto’s Campanile and museums featuring works from all the Renaissance masters, there’s much to see and do. The best way to explore Florence and the surrounding Tuscan countryside is on a fun guided tour. You’ll learn much more about the history and legends of the region and be able to sample fine food and wines at the same time! So, whether you’re into culture and Renaissance art, shopping or cooking and wine tasting, we have the perfect tour for you.

Take a Night Tour of Florence

You’ve experienced the magnificence of Florence during the daytime, so why not take a guided night tour of Florence and see the city in all of its atmospheric Renaissance glory? On this 2-hour evening tour you’ll gain historic insight into Florence and delve into the mysteries of the city with a knowledgeable guide, taking in all the famous sites including The Duomo, Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Palazzo Vecchio and open-air sculpture museum Loggia dei Lanzi. Don’t forget to bring your camera and wear comfortable walking shoes as the tour covers a few neighborhoods! Afterwards, you can relax with a cheeky glass of Tuscan wine and dinner with new friends in a traditional trattoria or experience Florence’s buzzing nightclub scene.

Tuscany Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class from Florence

If you enjoy sampling Italian food, you’ll adore our Tuscany Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class Tour. During this exciting tour you will spend several hours in the Tuscan countryside on an idyllic private estate where you’ll meet a professional chef who will teach you how to make authentic Italian pizza and gelato. You’ll have the opportunity to taste traditional Tuscan Fettuna – bread with locally produced olive oil and be able to feast on the fruits of your labor overlooking emerald hills of the countryside.

Enjoy a Best of Tuscany Day Tour From Florence

If you’ve explored the shops and historical sites of Florence and wish to discover sunflower-strewn landscapes of the Tuscan countryside, you will enjoy our Best of Tuscany Day Tour. This splendid fully guided day tour departs early morning from Santa Maria Novella train station and begins with a tour of Siena – famous for its bi-annual Palio di Siena – a competitive neighborhood horse race which takes place in the main square.

Highlights of this charming city include Siena Cathedral, Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia, which offers incredible views from its bell tower. When you’ve explored Siena, break for traditional Tuscan lunch and sample organic wines at a family-run estate before continuing to the hilltop town of San Gimignano.

San Gimignano is best-known for its medieval architecture and stone towers which dominate the skyline. One notable landmark is the 12th century Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta which displays incredible wall frescoes depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

When you’ve explored historic sites, shops and gelaterias of San Gimignano the final destination on the tour is Pisa. This compact city on the banks of the River Arno is home to some of Tuscany’s most famous structures. These can be discovered in Piazza dei Miracoli – the Square of Miracles. The most impressive landmarks include the majestic Duomo Cathedral, the Baptistry where Galileo was baptized and of course, the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class

If you’re a self-confessed foodie, there’s nothing more thrilling than shopping for fresh produce at local markets, then learning how to make regional dishes with the ingredients! With our Tuscan Market Tour and Cooking Class, you’ll be able to transform fresh ingredients into culinary masterpieces, creating everything from appetizers to desserts. Alongside an accomplished chef you will recreate 4-courses of Tuscan delights, before feasting on your dishes accompanied by local wines. All the recipes are sent to you after the tour so you can prepare them at home for family and friends, plus you can prove you passed the Tuscan Cooking Class with a fancy diploma to hang on your wall!

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Tour from Florence

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, and long for the scent of ocean spray and the taste of fresh seafood, a Cinque Terre Hiking Day Tour could be for you. It only takes around 2 hours to reach the 5 pastel-colored seaside villages from Florence and when you’re there you’ll have time to explore winding streets, browse specialty shops and sample the pesto dishes for which Liguria is famous. A highlight of this tour is the fact that you can walk along the clifftop between all the villages, meaning you get to embrace nature and the great outdoors and see five unique locations on one tour! What more could you ask for?

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