Tuscany Tour – Colors and Savors in Florence
Explore the lesser known corners of Florence with a native Florentine guide: discover small churches, perfumes, frescoes, bakers and enjoy tastings along the way! Your day will be an extraordinary sensorial experience! Your three hour tour departs from basilica di Santa Maria Novella and finishes at the Sant’Ambrogio market. Along the way there will be time to dedicate to the stunning frescoes of Domenico Ghirlandaio both in Santa Maria Novella and in Santa Trinita church. The bright
colors of the female and male noble clothes will take your breath away! Enjoy the antique perfumes and traditional scents prepared by the Dominican friars at the ancient pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella. Visit the oldest pharmacy of Europe and try some of its world-famous products such as the almond moisturizing hand paste and the pleasant floral pot potpourri.
Walk along the “Via delle Belle Donne”–the street of the “beautiful ladies”–and reach Via Tornabuoni, famous for its elegant shops like Armani, Pucci and Ferragamo. Savor an espresso or cappuccino with chocolate while sitting in a comfortable renowned cafe of the town before getting into the medieval heart of Florence and Piazza Signoria. Proceed through narrow alleys surrounded by high tower houses and Renaissance palaces, which hide colorful warehouses in their cellars. These artisans sell their precious porcelains, papers, fabrics and leather goods below frescoed ceilings and vaulted roofs. Stop at a local forno (bakery) to taste the irresistible focaccia with olive oil and a pizza slice right from the oven! According to the season, we will also try the best local cakes made with grapes, custard, apples, peaches and raisins. End your day at the exciting local market in the authentic district of Sant’Ambrogio, located in a historic 19th-century building. Here you will taste the best sheep’s milk cheeses and hot salamis from the Tuscan countryside.
Available year-round on request for a minimum of two people.
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