In addition to experiencing the wine and food of Tuscany, the Florence & Chianti in Tuscany tour, September 6-17, 2017, will take guests to several must-see landmarks. While in the countryside, we will visit medieval towns, restaurants, artisan marketplaces, Chianti wineries, local merchants and chefs. However, we could not go this far and not experience these landmarks to truly understand the rich history, culture, art and architecture of the region. Guests will have guided tours of each.
Siena’s beautiful Gothic Cathedral was built from 1229-1263. The alternating bands of dark green and white marble that make the cathedral’s facade and campanile so striking, continue on to the interior. Filled with works by Italy’s artists of the day such as Pisano, Donatelli, Pinturicchio and Michelangelo, the cathedral will take your breath away!
The Accademia Gallery in Florence is home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece sculpture, David. In addition, the Accademia houses a large collection of sculptures and Renaissance paintings. Many of the works were commissioned and were part of the collection of the powerful Medici family. The main halls offer works by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Pontormo. The Accademia is Florence’s most visited art gallery.
The Florence Cathedral, also called the Duomo, is the main Roman Catholic church of Florence. Begun in 1296, the cathedral complex, located in the Piazza del Duomo, includes the Florence Cathedral with Brunelleschi’s magnificent Renaissance dome, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. These buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence. We will tour the Duomo with options to see the adjacent Baptistery and Campanile.
Florence & Chianti In Tuscany: A Cultural & Culinary Adventure
September 6-17, 2017
Group Size: 15 + guides
- EARLY BIRD SALE: Register with a deposit before June 1, 2017 and receive a $200 discount.
Registration ends soon !