Discover Tuscany, the Land of the Renaissance, from a different point of view. With this bargain Combo Ticket, you'll visit Tuscany off the beaten track, and see some of the most charming smaller towns with their special museums and exhibition spaces. Your Combo Ticket gives you access to the following thirteen museums in the Terre del Rinascimento system:
- Leonardo Museum in Vinci
- Birth House of Leonardo in Anchiano (Vinci)
- Empoli: Museum of the Collegiate of Saint Andrew, MUVE – Museo del Vetro/Glass Museum, Birth House of Pontormo
- Fucecchio: Museo Civico/Civic Museum, Montanelli Bassi Foundation
- Montelupo Fiorentino: Ceramics Museum, Archeological Museum
- Shipyard and Rowing Exhibition Center in Limite sull’Arno
- Exhibition Center “Fornace Pasquinucci” in Capraia
- Cerreto Guidi: Medici Complex and MuMeLoc – Museo della Memoria Locale
You can pick up your Combo Ticket Terre del Rinascimento at the ticket office of any member museum (excluding Exhibition Centers, the Montanelli Bassi Foundation and the Pontormo Birth House). The ticket is not subject to any limit of validity and allows one entry to each museum listed.
Leave the crowded city center, and explore an area that still preserves much evidence of the birth of the Renaissance, at little more than 30km/18 miles southwest of Florence. Visit all 13 of the Terre del Rinascimento museums, or create your itinerary according to your passion and interest:
- Art lover? Discover the masterpieces preserved in the Museum of Fucecchio. In Empoli, visit the birthplace of the painter Pontormo and the Museum of the Collegiate of Saint Andrew, one of the oldest ecclesiastical museums in Italy, with precious 14th – 16th century Tuscan art.
- Lover of archeology and local history? Discover the ancient finds at the Archaeological Museum of Montelupo and more recent evidence collected in the MuMeLoc Museum of Local Memory of Cerreto Guidi.
- Interested in following the footsteps of the great personalities who lived here and left their mark in this area? Make sure you visit the Leonardo Museum, with a large and original collection of machines inspired by the work of Leonardo the engineer and technologist, in Vinci, birthplace of the genius, where you can also visit the house where he was born. You'll also be fascinated by the Medicean Villa of Cerreto Guidi, a hunting retreat built by Cosimo I de Medici for leisure and rest from the political life in Florence.
- Lover of artisanship and the craft industry? You’ll be fascinated by the Ceramics Museum of Montelupo – dedicated to the historical local manufacturers and the production of artistic ceramics from the Middle Ages to the present day. The MUVE Glass Museum in Empoli traces the recent history of the glass industry, and the Exhibition Centers (Fornace Pasquinucci and the Boat Building and Rowing Center) document the flourishing activities of the river port of Capraia e Limite.
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How to get there
The Land of the Renaissance area is 30km to the southwest of Florence.
- From Florence or Pisa: Motorway A1, exit Lastra a Signa or Motorway A12 exit Pisa-Centro. Take the highway (Superstrada S.G.C.) Florence-Pisa-Livorno (FI-PI-LI), exit Empoli est (for Cerreto, Empoli and Vinci) or Montelupo (and Capraia e Limite)
- From Montecatini and Val di Nievole: SS 436 to Vinci
- From Siena: Highway (superstrada) Siena/Firenze, from the motorway link road A1 Firenze Certosa follow up to exit Lastra a Signa then take superstrada FI-PI-LI
- From Val d’Elsa: SS 429
The Terre del Rinascimento Museums:
Leonardo Museum in Vinci
Piazza dei Guidi
9:30am – 6:00pm (Nov-Feb)
9:30am – 7:00pm (March-Oct)
The Museum has one of the largest and most original collections dedicated to Leonardo the engineer and scientist and, more generally, the history of art during the Renaissance. Two locations contain this great collection – the Palazzina Uzielli and the impressive Castle of the Counts Guidi, which dominates the heights of Vinci.
Birth-house of Leonardo in Anchiano
Via di Anchiano – VINCI
9:30am – 6:00pm (Nov-Feb)
9:30am – 7:00pm (March-Oct)
Just 3km/1.8 miles from the center of Vinci stands the house where Leonardo was born in 1452. Surrounded by olive groves, the house can also be reached on foot. It houses an exhibition on the life and paintings of Leonardo for a special “meeting” with the genius.
Museum of the Collegiate of Saint Andrew
Piazza della Propositura, 3 – EMPOLI
Tuesdays – Sundays: 9:00am – 12 noon and 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Closed on Mondays
Founded in 1859 and part of the historic Church of Saint Andrew, it is one of the oldest ecclesiastical museums in Italy. It contains masterpieces of Tuscan art from the 14th to 16th centuries, including paintings by Filippo Lippi and Masolino Botticino, as well as sculptures by Rossellino and a series of glazed pottery from the workshops of Della Robbia.
MUVE – Museo del Vetro/Glass Museum
Via Ridolfi, 70 – EMPOLI
Tuesdays – Sundays: 10:am – 7:00pm
Housed in the beautiful Salt Works, the Glass Museum traces the history of glass production in Empoli between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries through the presentation of objects, images, and multimedia applications.
Birth House of Pontormo
Via Pontorme, 97 – EMPOLI
Tuesdays and Fridays: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
The house where the painter Jacopo Carucci, alias Pontormo, was born in 1494, still keeps the facsimile of the diary of the artist, as well as that of the preparatory drawings for the paintings displayed in the nearby Church of San Michele. The historic house also holds the Madonna of the Book, a 15th century copy of the original painting by Pontormo.
Museo Civico/Civic Museum
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 27 – Fucecchio
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturdays and Holidays: 10:00am – 1:00pm and 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Inside the Corsini complex, the collection traces the history of the area from prehistoric times to the Modern Age with archaeological finds and works of art from the Middle Ages to the present day. The museum's treasures are completed by an ornithological collection from the Padule di Fucecchio, Italy's biggest inland swampland and a protected nature reserve.
Montanelli Bassi Foundation
Via Guglielmo di San Giorgio, 2 – Fucecchio
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 3.00pm – 7.00pm
The Foundation, established in 1987 by Indro Montanelli, contains extensive original documentation of the famous journalist and writer from Fucecchio. His studies in Milan and Rome are also fully rebuilt in the museum.
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 8 – MONTELUPO FIORENTINO
From March 1 to October 31:
Wednesdays – Sundays: 11.00am – 7.00pm
From November 1 to February 28:
Saturdays 2:00pm – 7:00pm / Sundays 11.00am – 7.00pm
With a rich exhibition of artifacts, reconstructions, and illustrations, the museum traces the history of ceramics produced in Montelupo from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance – the period of maximum development of the village – to the Modern Age.
Via S. Lucia, 10 – Loc. Ambrogiana – MONTELUPO FIORENTINO
Ph 0571 541547
From March 1 to October 31:
Wednesdays – Sundays: 11:00am – 7:00pm
From November 1 to February 28:
Saturdays 2:00pm – 7:00pm / Sundays 11:00am – 7:00pm
From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, through a large section dedicated to the Roman era, the collection includes exhibits and artifacts from the archaeological excavations carried out in the territory of Montelupo Fiorentino, in particular that of the Roman Villa of Vergigno (1st century BC).
CAPRAIA E LIMITE
Shipyard and Rowing Exhibition Centre in Limite sull’Arno
Thursdays and Saturdays: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Home to the oldest rowing club in Italy (founded in 1861), and to numerous shipyards, the river port of Limite hosts this curious and interesting museum dedicated to the history of shipbuilding.
Exhibition Centre “Fornace Pasquinucci” in Capraia
Open only during exhibitions
The old furnace for the production of pottery today hosts cultural events and exhibitions of modern art.
Via Ponti Medicei – CERRETO GUIDI
Every day: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Closed on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of every month
Visit the splendid rooms of the hunting residence of Cosimo I – the collection of Medici portraits, the furnishings and hunting weapons, and travel through five centuries of history of the villa.
MuMeLoc – MUSEO DELLA MEMORIA LOCALE
Piazza Dante Desideri – CERRETO GUIDI
Ph. 0571 906247
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Wednesdays: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
In a trail created by voices, images, and testimonies, the museum evokes memories tracing the territory since World War II.
Leave the busy city center of Florence and discover an area just 30km outside of town, where the thirteen museums of the “Terre del Rinascimento” system await you. The famous landscapes of the province of Florence, where Leonardo da Vinci was born, is full of charming little towns brimming with history, nature, and traditions. Your “Terre del Rinascimento” Combo Ticket has unlimited validity!
In Vinci, everything and everyone speaks about Leonardo Vinci, artist and Renaissance genius par excellence. Visit his birth-house in Anchiano, now a museum dedicated to the pictorial works and the deep bond of Leonardo with his land. Take a peek at the Church of Santa Croce, where he is said to have been baptized, or the squares of the village that celebrate Leonardo's passage, such as the scenic Piazza de Guidi, redesigned by Mimmo Paladino. Last but not least, the Leonardo Museum awaits you – dedicated to Leonardo the inventor, technologist, and engineer, with 3D reconstructions of his designs and workshops to explore his seemingly boundless universe further.
In the undulating landscape of hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, Cerreto Guidi draws the visitor's attention from afar. Travel back in time as you visit the grandeur of the Medici Complex, built by Cosimo I as a hunting lodge and retreat. The Medici residence now hosts the Historical Museum for Hunting and the Land, the first Italian museum dedicated to hunting, and an outstanding collection of paintings and art objects that belonged to the Medici family. Audio material, images, and objects collected in the Museum of Local Memory reflect the most recent events of local history.
History, art, and culture are featured in Empoli, which has a historical town center of great artistic value and is the birthplace of prominent figures such as the painter Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo, and the musician Ferruccio Busoni. The main historical buildings are located in the central Piazza Farinata degli Uberti or dei Leoni. Here you'll find the Palazzo Ghibellino, home to the Museum of Paleontology, the Praetorian Palace, and the Collegiate Church of St. Andrew and the adjacent Museum of the Collegiate Church, one of the oldest ecclesiastical museums in Italy. The local production of green glass is now documented in the picturesque MUVE-Glass Museum, with an interactive museum trail to discover the stages of glass production and its importance for the region of Empoli.
The age-old tradition of artistic ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino, once workshop and furnace of Renaissance Florence, is still alive in the prestigious activities of factories and numerous workshops. The recently renovated and expanded Museum of Ceramics exhibits artifacts of the Montelupo ateliers from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance until the Modern Age. From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, through a large section dedicated to the Roman era, the collection of the Archaeological Museum contains exhibits and artifacts from the excavations carried out in the territory of Montelupo Fiorentino, in particular that of the Roman Villa of Vergigno (1st century BC). Every year during the month of June, the history and traditions are revived in the International Festival of Montelupo Ceramics that animates the streets and squares of the historical center for an entire week.
The history of Fucecchio is mainly linked to the Via Francigena (an ancient road and pilgrims path to Rome) – Fucecchio was a crossing point of the Arno river. A stretch of ancient pavement is still visible today in Galleno. The heart of Fucecchio is the Corsini complex, built on the ruins of the medieval castle, home to the Museum of Fucecchio, and Poggio Salamartano, religious center of the local community since the 11th century. One of Italy's most famous journalists and writers, Indro Montanelli, was born in Fucecchio. The Montanelli Bassi Foundation is dedicated to his work and memory, displaying significant documentation on the journalist as well as exact reconstructions of his studies in Rome and Milan.
Known since ancient times as a river port and inseparably linked to life on the Arno, Capraia e Limite has a centuries-old tradition of shipbuilding documented in Limite at the Exhibition Center of Shipbuilding and Boating, where you’ll see miniature models of boats, caulking and carpentry tools, as well as documents on the history of the Società Canottieri Limite. On the forested slopes of Montalbano, beyond the village of Capraia, you'll find the remains of the wall of Barco Reale, a vast area used as a hunting lodge by the Medici in the 16th and 17th centuries. The area boasts a good network of trails ideal for hikers and horseback excursions.
For more information visit www.terredelrinascimento.it or contact the Tourist Office (Ufficio Turistico Intercomunale) in Vinci at +39 0571 568012 or via email at [email protected]
Combo Ticket “Terre del Rinascimento”
- Children under 6 years of age
- Tour guides and group escorts
- Residents of the town of Vinci
- Tour operators for educational and school groups / institutional delegation guests of the municipalities in the Land of the Renaissance
For information on further reductions, please visit www.terredelrinascimento.it
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The store has become a window into the Dr. Vranjes universe, in which customers from all over the world recognize themselves.
Every client presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be given
- a complimentary scented bookmark, regardless of purchase
- a free Dr. Vranjes Shea Lip-balm for a purchase minimum of € 30.00
- a free fragrance spray 25 ml for a purchase minimum of € 100.00
Via della Spada 9r - Firenze
Via San Gallo 63r - Firenze
Borgo la Croce 44r - Firenze
Via Fiori Chiari 24 - Milano
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Owners Massimo and Elisabetta will welcome you in the elegant but informal atmosphere of the store, and guide you in a unique and unforgettable experience for a visit to the terraces from which you will enjoy the beautiful view over the Arno River and the city of Florence.
Clients presenting a WEEKEND in ITALY voucher will be offered a 10% discount on their purchase.
Gioielleria Cardini - Ponte Vecchio 34/R - Florence
Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri
Founded in 1860, Fratelli Peruzzi Argentieri is one of the oldest companies in the silversmithing industry of Florence.
Gianna and her sister-in-law Laura are the fourth generation of a family of silversmiths to carry on the tradition that Giuseppe Peruzzi started over 150 years ago.
Dedicated to craftsmanship, we’ll take any request and fulfill the client’s wishes. In addition to being engaged in the research and trade of silver and gold, we proudly display the prestigious brand identification “FI 114,“ among the oldest in Florence.
The production of those items that created the renown of Fratelli Peruzzi over the course of all these years passionately continues in our workshop behind the boutique.
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