Art Tours - 1326, Tuscany Florence

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It is no surprise that Tuscany is our most popular destination in Italy. It is unequalled in the richness of its art and architecture. It is unmatched in the freshness and simplicity of its food. It is so varied in landscape and custom that the visitor faces a myriad of wonderful possibilities. The Italians meet you with kindness and generosity at every turn.

For art lovers there is nowhere quite like Florence. As ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ the city’s museums are unequalled in their paintings and sculptures. This is before we even think of Brunelleschi and his dome.

Our aim is to bring painting, sculpture and architecture to life, using experts of the highest quality, while ensuring that clients experience seamless luxury travel. We focus on exclusive visits to guided and well organized tours at public museums and historic sites.

A short trip by train provides access to the beauty of Florence, Rome, Perugia and Siena, a unique experience with exposure to great works of art, particularly The Renaissance.

Tuscany Florence

Tuscany, which, for centuries has fascinated people from all over the world, including the rich and famous, offers a huge variety to enjoy: medieval, Gothic and Renaissance art and architecture, mountains with crisp peaks and rolling valleys, streets lined with outlets selling the latest fashions alongside artisan shops where you can purchase local specialty products.

In Tuscany there are a lot of towns immersed in art and history such as the ravishing Florence, Lucca, Pisa and Siena, beautiful scenery carpeted with vineyards and olive groves as well as the intimate and captivating villages of Chianti.

Tuscany hosts innumerable astounding localities, many of which are also named UNESCO World Heritage Sites; of course, one must begin with Florence. Famous all over the world, the ancient Signoria dei Medici is the preeminent cradle of culture and art. Pisa gathers its main monuments in Piazza dei Miracoli, among which is the Leaning Tower that makes up part of an incredibly-valuable artistic area that is protected by UNESCO as well.

In this area there are also a lot of other beautiful cities to come Siena, Livorno, Arezzo, Montecatini Terme and much more. Like every place in Tuscany, the cities that are located in this area are immersed in the magnificence of art and history that characterizes this region.

Firenze

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants, expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.

Return time and again and you still won’t see it all. Stand on a bridge over the Arno river several times in a day and the light, mood and view changes every time. Surprisingly small as it is, this riverside city looms large on the world’s ‘must-sees’ list. Cradle of the Renaissance and of tourist masses that flock here to feast on world-class art, Florence (Firenze) is magnetic, romantic and busy. Its urban fabric has hardly changed since the Renaissance, its narrow streets evoke a thousand tales, and its food and wine are so wonderful the tag ‘Fiorentina’ has become an international label of quality assurance.

Florence‘s museums, palaces, and churches house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia.

The churches of Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce are veritable art galleries, and the library of San Lorenzo is a magnificent exhibition of Michelangelo‘s architectural genius. Wander some of the oldest streets in the city until you reach the Arno River, cross the Ponte Vecchio, and experience the “newest” area of Florence, the Oltrarno.

Be sure to set aside time to see the vast and varied art collection housed in the Pitti Palace. When you grow weary of museums and monuments, head outdoors. Spend a day at the Boboli Gardens or climb the hill to the church of San Miniato al Monte to experience an enchanting view of Florence, Italy.