Uffizi and Spring Blooming Medici's Villa with Delicious Typical Food Tastings

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Uffizi and Spring Blooming Medici's Villa with Delicious Typical Food Tastings
Duration

Durations: 8 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Art, History, countryside, beautiful tuscan Villas , Gardens and Food tasting....what's more to ask for ?

From £ 114.33 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    If you like to visit one of the world's most significant collection of art in Florence as well as enjoy Florence's beautiful surrounding hills and Villas owned in the past by the Family MEDICI don't miss this unique SMALL GROUP tour !

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : Florence
    Your expert local guide will meet you in PIAZZA SIGNORIA the civic heart of FLORENCE, an open air museum, introducing the MEDICI FAMILY. You will have a look at PALAZZO VECCHIO and reach the near UFFIZI GALLERY.
    Uffizi Gallery
    You will explore the UFFIZI with a SKIP THE LINE entry ticket and marvel at MASTERPIECES by MICHELANGELO, LEONARDO DA VINCI, RAPHAEL , BOTTICELLI and more. We will focus on the iconic Botticelli's "Allegory of SPRING" and "BIRTH OF VENUS" both paintings once in the Villa di Castello (one of the Villas visited later in the day)
    Careggi

    Leaving the Uffizi you will WALK with your guide to the new TRAMWAY and in 15 minutes you will reach the north district of CAREGGI, once a country area for the richest REINASSANCE Florentine families (included the MEDICI ) to see some of the most important VILLAS AND GARDENS IN TUSCANY recently admitted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. On the way we will stop for a snack: a GELATO and a TYPICAL SANDWITCH (included).


    Villa La Petraia
    We will WALK IN THE COUNTRY, outside the crowded city center, and reach the beautiful GARDEN of the VILLA DI CASTELLO. The "GIARDINO DI CASTELLO" is the earliest example of formal ITALIAN GARDEN, commissioned by the Medici, full of rare species of plants cared using ancient cultivation techniques, historical LEMON HOUSES, the extraordinary GROTTO OF THE ANIMALS, beautiful FOUNTAINS and one of the most important and rarest collections of CITRUS FRUITS and potted CITRUS TREES in Europe started by the MEDICI. Leaving this garden we will reach the near VILLA PETRAIA, rising in a dominant position on the slopes of MONTE MORELLO, with a SPLENDID VIEW over FLORENCE. This VILLA is considered the MODEL of the TUSCAN COUNTRY VILLA. We will admire the beautiful formal GARDEN that develops over 3 levels of terraces, we will visit the VILLA admiring the impressive pictorial cycles and the famous LUNETTES painted by GIUSTO UTENS: describing all the Medici properties represented in bird's eye views.

  4. What's Included

    • Qualified tourist guide
    • Uffizi entrance tickets
    • Snacks
    • Tramway tickets

  5. What's Excluded

    • Food and drinks, unless specified

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not stroller accessible
    • Not suitable for pets
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
    • Children under the age of 10 not admitted. In any case they must be used to walk

  7. Requirements

    • Comfortable clothing and shoes recommended

  8. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event

  9. Gallery