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  • ‘Laboratory of Hard Stones’ Exclusive Access

    This tour gives exclusive access to the Laboratory of Hard Stones (Opificio delle Pietre Dure), opened by the Medici’s in 1588 to create mosaics and inlays.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Exclusive access to the The Opificio delle Pietre Dure (Laboratory of Hard stones)
    • View exquisite collection kept in the Fortezza da Basso, normally closed to the public
    • Visit the laboratory itself to see the artisans hard at work
    • Dedicated restorer at your disposal to show you the current restoration projects

  • A Day in Panzano, Florence Day Trip

    Enjoy food and wine in Tuscany during this Panzano day trip from Florence. Take part in a private wine and olive oil tasting, as well as a vineyard tour.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Tour of the vineyard, wine cellar, and olive press of a boutique producer in Chianti, followed by a guided tasting
    • Visit the butcher shop of world famous butcher Dario Cecchini, where guests will be greeted by the cheerful staff waiting to welcome customers with wine glasses in hand
    • Enjoy an unforgettable multi-course meal capable of turning even non-meat-lovers into carnivores.

     

  • Adventure Park for Kids

    During this active kids tour in Florence, your family will visit the Adventure Park, just outside the city, and participate in a wide range of activities.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Adventure Park’s four challenging routes run among the forest’s trees:
    • Blissful nature day trip 30 minutes from Florence
    • Action-packed itinerary for all the family to enjoy
  • Art and Artisans

    During your private Florence artisan tour, enjoy exclusive visits to mosaic and leather making workshops, as well as a tour of the Bargello Museum.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Visit to the stunning Basilica di Santa Croce with its leather school
    • Discover the former barracks and prison, Museo del Bargello, now housing art works
    • Join in on a fantastic marble mosaic workshop
  • Artisans of Florence

    Enjoy this artisan tour in Florence where your expert guide will help you explore the hidden artisan workshops of the Oltrarno neighborhood.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Stroll through the beautiful Oltrarno quarter and see artisans at work
    • Learn about the crafting techniques of leatherworkers, silversmiths and shoe manufacturers
    • Lecture on the Tuscan artisan traditions
  • Bernini and Borromini: The Rivalry that Transformed Rome

    This Rome art tour explores the rivalry between Bernini & Borromini, two masters of Baroque art & architecture, as explained by an English speaking guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Look closely at the masterworks of Bernini and Borromini, with the help of a knowledgeable English-speaking art docent
    • Explore Baroque architecture in depth through Bernini’s Sant’Andrea al Quirinale and Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
    • Visit Santa Maria della Vittoria and marvel at Bernini’s revolutionary statue The Ecstasy of St. Teresa
    • Be amazed by the Palazzo Barberini, built for Pope Urban VIII, the most extravagant of the Baroque popes
  • Borghese Gallery & Gardens

    Enjoy a Borghese Gallery private tour with an English speaking guide. After viewing works by Bernini & Raphael stroll the Borghese gardens.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy an in-depth examination of the Galleria Borghese in the company of an art historian and see one of the world’s most incredible private art collections
    • Admire both the sculpture and painting collections of the Borghese Gallery
    • Complete your experience with a stroll through the Borghese Gardens for a stunning view over Piazza del Popolo
  • Cruise Along the Arno River

    Enjoy this Arno river cruise on a vintage boat where you will be joined by a licensed English speaking guide who will explain the highlights of Florence.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • The most ROMANTIC TOUR in town!
    • Mini cruise on the Arno River on board of a vintage Barchetto, Florence Gondola-style traditional boat (approx. 50 minutes)
    • Celebrate this amazing perspective on Florence with a cool prosecco wine or soft drinks
    • Licensed English speaking guide on board
  • Day Trip to Chianti for Families

    Enjoy this day trip to Chianti with kids. Children will be charmed by the Frescobaldi castle. Kids learn about life on the farm while parents taste wine.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Embrace the Italian family tradition of local and authentic cuisine with your own family in a day trip to Chianti.
    • Tour a family-owned, medieval wine estate, including a wine tasting for the parents and a chance to meet the local farm animals, like the Chianina cow, for the kids
    • Visit the Frescobaldi castle where parents will learn how the wine is stored and aged before having a taste, and the whole family will enjoy a taste of pecorino cheeses, salami, prosciutto and olive oil
    • Drive through the green hills of Tuscany, dotted with grape vines and olive trees
  • Discover Siena

    Discover a jewel of Tuscany with Italy’s Best’s luxury Siena tour. Take in the historic Gothic cathedral learning about the city’s unique history & culture.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Familiarize yourself with the classic sites and scenes of Siena with an introductory tour, discover the city’s unique history, art and culture
    • Visit key sites such as the Campo Piazza, the Palazzo Pubblico and the spectacular Romanesque/Gothic Duomo
    • Encounter a recent underground artistic, historical discovery
    • Various atypical sites can be included in your tour of Siena, as all tours can be customized
  • Discover Venice

    During this private Venice orientation tour, visit Piazza di San Marco, the Doge's Palace and other highlights of the lagoon.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Begin your adventure at the elegant Piazza San Marco, the political and religious heart of Venice
    • Admire the stunning golden mosaics and Byzantine-style domes of the Basilica of San Marco
    • Visit the adjacent Doge’s Palace, the center of Venice's maritime empire and a fascinating landmark
    • See one of the largest canvas works ever painted: the exquisite Renaissance masterpiece Paradiso by Tintoretto
    • Take a look at the famous Bridge of Sighs over the Rio di Palazzo
    • Climb up to the Loggia dei Cavalli for a close-up view of the famous equestrian statues or visit the Basilica's Pala d’Oro, a stunning gold altarpiece (optional)
    • Enjoy a breathtaking gondola ride down Venice's Grand Canal
  • Districts of Venice: A Walk Through Castello & the Arsenale

    This private tour takes in the Castello district of Venice, including the Arsenale. The tour includes a vaporetto trip to Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore.

     

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Make a short vaporetto ride to Palladio‘s famous domed church, San Giorgio Maggiore
    • Admire a stupendous bird’s-eye view of the city from the vantage point of the church’s soaring brick Bell Tower
    • Stroll through the quintessentially Venetian Castello neighborhood, where the streets are filled with small workshops and everywhere there’s laundry hanging to dry
    • Enjoy another trip by vaporetto to the colossal Arsenale shipyard to see where Venice’s mighty flee was built
    • Take a look inside the Museo Storico Navale