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2-Hours Walking Tour in Florence
"Get an up close and personal experience of Florence on this 2-hour walking tour. If you choose the “Highlights of Florence” option you can visit the highlights of the city including the Duomo the Baptistery the Old Palace and the Ponte Vecchio.Or if you would prefer you can choose the “Oltrarno Slow Tour” option and leave the most common areas of the city and cross the Ponte Vecchio and stroll to Pitti Palace. You can also choose to purchase a ticket to walk through Boboli Gardens and Bardini Garden. With this optio you can visit the famous church and the square of Santo Spirito."
From EUR60.00
 
Independent Florence Day Trip from Venice by High-Speed Train
"Make your own way to Santa Lucia station in central Venice and catch your train and travel to Florence independently. Train journeys from Venice to Florence can last up to 2.5 hours but your high-speed train shuttles you into the heart of Florence in just 2 hours. On arrival in the city head out to explore! How you spend your time in beautiful Florence — Italy’s second city — is up to you. Entrance fees to attractions and any meals are at your own expense.Perhaps visit Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David sculpture or head to Florence Duomo (Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori) to climb up the iconic Brunelleschi’s Dome. Relax in the calm of Boboli Gardens explore the bohemian Oltrarno neighborhood or walk up to the terrace at Piazzale Michelangelo to see the city’s most impressive panorama. Be sure to use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket to travel around town and visit top Florence attractio double-decker bus hop on and off around the city at any of the 15 stops
From EUR115.00
 
Shopping Tour to the Mall
"When it comes to shopping Florence offers the visitor a wide variety of choices. The shops of tourist interest are located in the historic center. If you are interested in high value items a visit of Via Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova is a must. If your interest is more in shoes clothing) can be found in the Santa Croce area. For those who love designer labels at more reasonable prices the main Outlets to the north and the south of the city carry some of the most prestigious names in Italian fashion (Gucci Emilio Pucci Giorgio Armani
From EUR400.00

More Local Customs in Tuscany

Via Francigena

Perhaps you have noticed marks or indications of "Via Francigena", especially when visiting San Gimignano or in its surroundings. Via Francigena or the Frankish Route is a branch of the pilgrimage...
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Jul 06, 2012

Pecorino di Pienza

When you come to Pienza, buy a round of pecorino cheese. Pecorino di Pienza is said to be the best in the province of Siena. Pecorino is made from sheep milk - not any sheep though, but some selected...
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magor65
Aug 22, 2011

Festival in Montepulciano - Bravio Della Botti

We just happened upon this once a year festival. It is supposed to be the last Sunday in August (in 2005 it rained so was delayed one week when we stopped by).The deal is, the Contrade (districts) of...
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rubbersoul75
Apr 04, 2011

Stop and Smell the Roses

Why do Allan and I continue to return to Italy people always ask. If you once set foot on Italian soil, you will know the answer: the people, the landscape, the climate, the art, the food, and the...
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deecat
Apr 19, 2007

Cemetery in Cortona

While in Cortona, we visited a small church that had a cemetery beside it. Since I am fond of visiting cemeteries to learn more about the culture, we took about an hour to explore.This was not the...
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Apr 19, 2007

Be Aware of Holidays and Local Festivals

While traveling, you should always be aware of the National and Public Holidays as well as the Local Festivals. It is important because many times everything is closed at those times. Also, the local...
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Apr 19, 2007
 
 
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Wonderful Food in Tuscany

While in Tuscany, we certainly ate well. The food is simple but filling. It has lots of flavor and is based on"peasant cooking that relies heavily on olive oil, tomatoes, beans, hams, and salamis."We...
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Apr 19, 2007

Midieval festivals of Tuscany

Many of the towns in Tuscany host traditional festivals yearly; sometimes more than once a year (as is the case with the most famous, Siena's Palio, as well as Arezzo's festival).The traditions and...
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Apr 17, 2006

Midieval festivals - Arezzo

Arezzo hosts the Giostra Del Saracino, or Joust of the Saracens. The tradition is for the neighborhoods of the city to compete for accuracy in jousting on horseback. This tradition was born in the...
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Apr 17, 2006

Palio di Siena

Palio is not the game only, it is a lifestyle of Sienese people. They wake up in the morning and lie in the bad with it. There exist strong division in between the contradas and each and every one...
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croisbeauty
Dec 17, 2005

enjoy local gourmet food

when you come to Tuscany, the best way to savour our cuisine is having a local friend who would cook for us or take us to very un-touristy places to eat, something what we call "circolini" or...
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hivaoa1
Aug 04, 2005

PISA - the entrance of the Duomo

The door is made of solid Bronce and was a masterpiece not only for the ornaments but also regarding the technical possibilities of that time.When you get there in the afternoon, the sun will shine on...
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globetrott
Jun 09, 2004

SIENA - symbols on the housewalls

One more of the stange signs in oder to see its variety.This one is a sheep and it seems to be a symbol for one of the 17 "Contrades" ( districts ) of Siena.6 of them are not any more allowed to...
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globetrott
May 20, 2004

SIENA - symbols at most buildings

It is strange and beautiful at the same time to see most of the big buildings of the centre of Siena decorated with such "ornaments" fixed on the walls.Most of them have a ring -maybe in order to fix...
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globetrott
May 20, 2004

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Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

the famous Bell Tower was started by Giotto in 1334 but he dies in 1337 and the tower was finished by Francesco Talenti in 1359 and has a measurements of 84.7 metres tall and approximately 15 metres...
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Leaning Tower - Torre Pendente

The Piazza Dei Duomo maybe a Unesco World Heritage site and is really beautifual work of art, but the singular structure that put Pisa on the World Map is the lowly Campanile (Belfry) of the...
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City Walls & Gates

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Piazza del Campo

This huge main square in the centre of Siena's is probably most famed for its Palio - a crazy horse race that is run twice a year and brings crowds of thousands A popular area for sitting and...
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Montecatini Alto

Piazza Giusti (Giusti Square) is the heart of Montecatini Alto and certainly its most attractive part. Almost all restaurants and cafe-bars are situated here, filled with guests in the evening so it's...
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Piazza della Cisterna

At the edge of the Piazza della Cisterna, when you enter from its northeast point along the right (north) wall of the piazza are the two Torre of the Aringhelli family leading members of the Guelphs...
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"Pisa, Siena, Pontedera and more..."
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"Toscana - Quintessential Italia"
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"Toscana, terra dei vini"
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"T O S C A N A"
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