• Florence - Il Tornabuoni
  • 15 Luglio 2018
  • 30 Notte
  • 8 Notte

CITY TOUR & ACCADEMIA GALLERY
walking tour

Pick up at the Hotel. A licensed tour guide will lead you on a journey through local politics and religion and reveal the most fascinating sculptures in town. Pondering over their specific location and the materials and techniques used over centuries to make them, is essential to understanding what you will admire inside the Accademia Gallery (skip the line ticket). Best known as the home of Michelangelo’s unfinished works of art, the Gallery will make your eyes glow right in front of the original ‘David’!

CITY TOUR & UFFIZI GALLERY
walking tour

Pick up at the Hotel. A walking guided tour in the footsteps of the Medici family offering an accurate portrayal of the two different personalities of father and son, the powerful Cosimo the 1st Grand Duke of Tuscany and the introverted Francis I. You will then visit the Uffizi Gallery (skip the line ticket) - a place for “walking with paintings, statues and other precious things” – and immerse yourself between the Renaissance masterpieces of Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello and Michelangelo.

ONE DAY IN FLORENCE

Enjoy a full immersion in Florentine culture visiting the main Museums and enjoying local food. In the Morning you’ll visit the Accademia Gallery admiring the one and only Statue of David by Michelangelo and learn why is the most recognizable symbol of Florence, see other masterpieces like the Pietà and explore all the magnificent works of art. After you’ll enjoy a typical lunch in a local Osteria in the center of Florence before discovering the Uffizi Gallery. You will recognize original world-famous paintings you have seen in books, learn about the secrets of the artist’s’ craft, techniques and tools. Looking at the most famous artworks of the period. Customize your experience and decide if you wish to have a guided tour or if you prefer to visit Museums on your own.

City tour & leather school of Santa Croce
walking tour

Pick up at the Hotel. Travel back to the time when Florence was the richest city in the world and a quasi- federal community based on guilds (the Arti). This walking guided tour will give you an overview of the great guilds and districts. You will then visit the Leather School in Santa Croce – world famous tannery district and home to the Basilica of the Holy Cross (burial place of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli). The Leather School was founded after World War II by Franciscan friars and the Gori and Casini families - leather artisans since the 1930s. Here, artisans at work will demonstrate different gilding techniques on various types of skin and even make you personalized items on request!

Santa Maria Novella district
walking tour

The Dominican Church in between the surreptitious wine trade & the finest art of perfumery. Pick up at the Hotel. Five minutes away from Santa Maria Novella church you will step into the Officina – a 400 years old pharmacy and alchemic workshop inside the world-famous Dominican monastery. Indulge your senses with ancient preparations, soaps, perfumes and cosmetics of the most iconic tradition and learn about the original ‘Water of Santa Maria Novella’ - the perfume that Caterina de’ Medici commissioned to the monks in 1533 and brought with her to France when she married Enrico di Valois. Across Santa Maria Novella square you will then be blinded by silver jewels, chisels, medals, frames of the great tradition of the Brandimarte family. At the Brandimarte’s flagship shop, will be offered a presentation about the use of silver in everyday life!