We will visit the Uffizi Gallery from an unconventional point of view: painted flowers and hidden gardens in the Renaissance masterpieces and ancient Roman statuary. We will discover the link between history, mithology and botany in an unusual stroll in Florence’s most famous museum.
We will visit the Boboli Garden, the best known garden in Florence. We will admire the spectacular panorama from the Knight’s garden and we will visit the Amphitheatre and the Buontalenti Grotto. Then, we will reach the Bardini Garden with its impressing, scented view from the wisteria bower over Florence.
Close to Michelangelo’s square, a blaze of colours is waiting for you: the Roses Garden and the Iris Garden. The most enchanted floral stroll in Florence among Jean Michel Folon’s sculptures and a mysterious Japanese garden.
This guided tour will take you to the Medicean Villas Petraia and Castello: we will admire the frescoes by Volteranno and we will walk through the Renaissance gardens of Petraia and Castello, where the Renaissance began, at the age of Cosimo I of the Medici, a botany lover and promoter.
We will explore Settignano, a secluded village of sculptors and poets and then we will simply fall in love with Villa Gamberaia’s garden. Born in the Cinquecento and later laid out by Princess Ghyka, it is a living work of art. We will admire the water parterre, the fanciful topiary, the lemon garden and the fabulous bowling green, a 225-meters long masterpiece.
A guided tour dedicated to art and nature: we will go the the Medicean Pratolino Park where we will admire the „Giant“ sculpted by Giambologna; then we will visit the liberty Chini Factory in Borgo San Lorenzo and the Convent of San Bosco ai Frati with the Crucifix by Donatello.
Explore the Historical Garzoni Garden, a masterpiece of baroque art with its panoramic terracing gardens, the holm oak wood, the water chain, the box maze, and the “Ponte sul Rio”; visit the Butterfly House with its colourful shades and finally the Pinocchio Park, dotted with fairy-tale statues and funny games. The ideal day out for adults and children!
Explore the splendid Villa Reale di Marlia, residence of Elisa Bonaparte, renowned for its camellias collection, the English park, the Lemon Garden, and the Green Theatre; later, the guided tour weaves its way through Villa Torrigiani with the Flora Garden.
Finally, enjoy the perfectly-preserved medieval walled city of Lucca. A sophisticated day out in the Lucchesia!
Savour the colours of the Lands of Siena: the landscape of Val d’Orcia, a celebrated UNESCO world heritage with its majestic cypress lines. Take a stroll in Pienza, the ideal city of the Renaissance; discover the mystic Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta and visit Villa La Foce, laid out by Cecil Pinsent. A unique day in the heart of Tuscany landscape!
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