Discovering Tuscany

A region synonymous with history, culture and savoir-vivre

Discovering Tuscany

Price from : 1600 €
Ideal duration : 8 days –
7 nights

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Welcome to Tuscany, the cypress groves sparingly arranged on hills and plains, the grand Chianti buildings immersed in a tide of holm oaks, with the song of cicadas and the zenithal gravity of the sun. Dusty dirt roads lined with dry stone walls and olive trees…
The (sumptuous) scenery may have been set, but it still needs artists to give it its true face, to magnify and interpret it. Tuscany has never been short of them, especially during the Renaissance, with painters who captured and enhanced the essence of the landscape. Florence, Siena and Pisa are just the most striking examples of Tuscan art that flourished between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Few places in the world can boast such a dense concentration of masterpieces and geniuses… Discover the richness of this region through its must-sees and best-kept secrets. Indulge in a life punctuated by the song of the cicadas and the sound of neighboring bells…

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  • Medieval heritage
  • Contemplate history’s finest works of art
  • The region’s gastronomy
  • Discover a diverse and exotic land

Day 1: Florence

Welcome to Tuscany, and in particular to its capital, Florence. As the center of the Italian Renaissance and the cradle of the nation’s history, Florence offers visitors all the richness of this heritage. On your first day here, discover the city’s legendary museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Galleria dell’Accademia, and its city center, a veritable open-air museum. With its fascinating history, the city boasts an impressive concentration of museums and historic monuments in the heart of the city. Artists such as Michelangelo, Botticelli and Giotto grew up in the Tuscan capital, which was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in the 19th century. Stay in the heart of the city in a house full of character, with timeless charm. You’ll be welcomed with the utmost hospitality and provided with absolutely everything you need, and more, thanks to your hosts.

Day 2: Florence

Today, discover the famous Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and its dome. Then explore the San Marco district, home to some of Tuscany’s finest art. Don’t miss the discreet convent of San Marco and its divine frescoes by Fran Angelico. Another jewel is the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, with its two treasures, Gozzoli’s Procession of the Magi and Lippi’s Madonna and Child. Continue to marvel at the city’s artistic and cultural wealth, in an atmosphere all its own and enchanting.

 

Day 3: Florence

This morning, treat yourself to a panoramic view of the city of Le Lys in the mild morning air. Situated at the top of a hill, Piazzale Michelangelo is a 19th-century esplanade renowned for its dazzling panoramic views of Florence across the river. The centerpiece is a life-size bronze of Michelangelo’s famous David. Then take a stroll through the Oltrarno district, a neighborhood that has retained its authenticity and traditional, popular soul, away from the hustle and bustle of the center’s attractions. Then leave the grandiose city of Florence and head for your new pied-à-terre not far away. A veritable castle perched high above a small Tuscan village. Set within the ancient walls, the château’s apartments bear the imprint of rural life, which careful restoration has preserved. You’ll find steep wooden staircases or rooms carved out of stone, smoky, blackened fireplaces or small windows overlooking the woods, all part of the place’s ancient and charged history.

Day 4: Arezzo

Discover the small village of Arezzo today. At a time when the Eternal City did not yet exist, Arezzo was one of the Etruscan cities. Its past is reflected in the city’s many monuments. Despite its rich heritage, Arezzo is not as well known as its neighbors Florence or Siena, giving you the opportunity to discover the city in a quiet, authentic way, away from the masses of tourists. Visit Piazza Grande, the impressive San Donato Cathedral, or the house of Giorgio Vasari; painter, architect and historian, Vasari left his mark on the city through all its monuments…

Day 5: Montepulciano

We’re heading for the village of Montepulciano today. Set atop a hill 600 meters above sea level, with panoramic views over the Tuscan landscape, the town of Montepulciano is steeped in Renaissance architecture: from splendid mansions to ramparts and cathedrals, you’re bound to find something to marvel at. Don’t forget that Tuscany’s wines are highly reputed. You can visit the cellars or buy wine in the boutiques of Montepulciano’s old town.

 

Days 6 and 7: Siena

Siena is a veritable open-air museum. Surrounded by hills and vineyards, Florence’s great rival is one of Italy’s most beautiful medieval villages, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Settle down for a coffee in the Piazza del Campo, lose yourself in the Palazzo Publico, the city’s most important museum, and end up wandering between fountains, ramparts and aqueducts in this charming city steeped in history.

Day 8: Florence and return flight

Today, return to Florence to close the loop and enjoy your last moments in this enchanting city before flying back to France.

Further information

From €1600/person. (based on 2 people)

This price includes: return flight Paris-Florence, airport taxes and fuel surcharges, one piece of hand luggage per person, rental of a Toyota Aygo X or similar mid-size car for the duration of the trip, 7 nights in a double room in charming accommodation.

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