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THE JEWISH HERITAGE OF FLORENCE - PRIVATE TOUR

Discover the Jewish presence in Florence, one of the oldest and most important in Italy. The origin of the Jewish community of Florence dates back to the Roman period but only with the Medici family, Jewish religion, social and cultural life could flourish inside the Ghetto: Medici Family extended privileges and freedoms unavailable to them elsewhere in Europe. Our tour will include Florence’s Synagogue and the Jewish Museum offering an overview of the history of the Jewish Community. The Synagogue is considered one of the most beautiful examples of exotic stately Moorishstyle structure with an ornate interior and towering green dome in copper, inaugurated in 1882. A large memorial in the garden of the Temple lists the names of some of the Florentine Jews who were killed during the Second World War, including the chief Rabbi Nathan Cassuto. You will also have a chance to discover the medieval Basilica di Santa Croce, famous for its Giotto frescoes and the tombs of Michelangelo, Dante and Galileo. A Jewish architect, Nicolò Matas, designed the church’s 19th century neo-Gothic facade, working a prominent Star of David into the composition. The tour continues with Piazza della Repubblica, first city’s forum then city’s old ghetto and, in the 19th Century, on the occasion of Florence capital of Italy, turned into an elegant area. At the end of the tour, the old (ex-) Jewish Synagoge located in Via dei Ramaglianti, formerly Via dei Giudei ( Jewish street) . Tour can be extended to the 4 hours for a guided tour of the Old Jewish Cemetery located in San Frediano district.

Florence Private Tours - Museums

Florence Private Tours - FOOD & BEVERAGE

THE CHIANTI EXPERIENCE FULL DAY - PRIVATE TOUR

Discover the famous Chianti wine region, visit the best wineries in Tuscany. Enjoy the feeling of our passion. Maybe the best tour in Tuscany with our professional guides. With this experience you will know the history of wine and the secret of this long tradition that is still alive. Join the unforgettable experience for wine connoisseurs, the “Chianti Experience”. Chianti Classico is one of the most valued wines of the world, with its original logo of the Black Rooster who gives the authentic footprint of Tuscan. Chianti area with its olive trees, cypresses and vineyards produces some of the best wines, made with a blend of Sangiovese, Canaiolo and different varieties of red grapes. During the tour you will discover the different characteristics of wine. We visit two wineries and their cellars with differences in traditions and ways of making wine. It also includes wine and olive oil tastings, a typical Chianti Tuscan meal. Enjoy the friendly feeling of a small and intimate group . Our first stop of the day is at a gorgeous winery belonging to a prestigious Italian aristocratic family. The 2 hour tour begins with the visit of the Wine Making Cellar, then the ancient undergrounds cellars where the wine ages and matures in the oak casks or in barriques. The tour proceed in the extra virgin olive oil mill room and the Vinsantaia (Vinsanto Winery). Climb up on the top of the tower, where we can enjoy the magnificient view of the vineyards and olive trees. At the end of the tour you will taste some of the most representative wines of the Castle. The tour proceed to the heart of the Chianti where we will enjoy a fantastic tipycal lunch in one of the most famous and panoramic restaurant in Chianti region. Last stop of our incredible trip is in a very historical winery with a cellar in an etruscan tomb belonged to Pitti Family. It is one of the most ancient Tuscan estates in the Chianti production area, with a history that has its roots in the fourteenth century. Taste 3 great wines with cold cuts and bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil is An incredible journey through history and Chianti wine production. DAYS EVERYDAY LANGUAGES English DEPARTURE 8.45am MEETING POINT Piazza Cavalleggeri 1 at the National Library in Florence CHECK IN 15 minutes before departure DURATION  09 h DISCOUNT Student discount 16-26, 5%off INCLUSIONS Comfortable air-conditioned minIvan Expert driver/escort Visit and tasting of two wine estates and cellars Light lunch in a Tuscan restaurant in a stunning location in Chianti.  

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PISA & LUCCA PRIVATE TOUR

The tour starts with a private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle and an English speaking driver from Florence to PISA. Upon arrival you will catch Pisa’s must-see views during a complete 2 hrs private tour of the city.  Followed by the live commentary of an expert local guide, you will start from Piazza dei Miracoli which hosts the 11th-century Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Leaning Tower and Monumental Cemetery. Then the tour continues to the beautiful Piazza dei Cavalieri, radically transformed by Giorgio Vasari during the 16th century and housing the Palazzo della Carovana dei Cavalieri, whose facade is completely covered in graffiti. The Palazzo also houses the Scuola Normale Superiore. Not far from here, The Lungarni are presented as a succession of beautiful noble buildings, interrupted by five bridges that are connected the city. Free time to stroll around the city on your own, have lunch, or shop before leading to LUCCA with your professional chauffeurs. You will have the opportunity to  personally explore  this marvellous city and sightsee a  plethora of splendid monuments: ascend the Guinigi Tower to catch Lucca spread out below. The tower has a leaning tree growing out of its top! Visit the Piazza del Mercato, the ancient Roman forum, the network of roads that meet here as well as its walls you can walk around. Free time to stroll around the city before going  back to Florence with your vehicle driven by courteous, professional chauffeurs.

TOUR "FICO" AND BOLOGNA

Through this fantastic tour you will discover the majestic city of Bologna and "FICO", the world's largest agri-food park. Our comfortable car or minivan will bring you to Bologna, where you will join up with our guide. The two houres guided tour will let you discover the most significant monuments and learn about the great city's history. UNESCO has defined the historical centre of Bologna as the best preserved medieval centre in the world. After the guided tour, you will be transferred to FICO Eataly World, where you will have time to discover the park on your own. Find the real soul of the park on a journey through its fields, factories, restaurants, kiosks, markets and shops. Stop by the world’s largest Italian culinary offer! Over 45 restaurants, trattorias, bistros, and street-food kiosks to taste Italy’s most traditional and innovative recipes. Finally, take a walk through FICO’s 9,000 sqm area dedicated to markets and shops and, why not…take a little piece of Italy home with you!. After your visit to the park, our minivan will bring you back to Florence. Book with us and don't miss this lifetime occasion! DAYS Everyday (From the 1st of November 2017 to the 31st of October 2018) LANGUAGES English Other languages upon request DEPARTURE 9.00am MEETING POINT Pick up from your hotel or from the city center CHECK IN 15 minutes before departure DURATION 8h INCLUSIONS Comfortable car/minivan Professional driver 2h guided tour of Bologna