Three Days in the Land of the Renaissance: Hotel & Excursion Package

Travel Tuscany off the beaten track, experiencing the area beyond Florence :you'll also see some of the charming smaller towns, such as Certaldo, Montespertoli, and San Gimignano

Overview

Lying in the heart of the province of Florence, The Renaissance Lansds is a tourist circuit and museum system with a wealth of well-preserved historic sites and artworks dating to the period of the Italian Renaissance. We invite you to discover it with the hotel and excursions package that will take you to Florence, Certaldo, Montespertoli and San Gimignano.

Escorted Tours, 4 days and 3 nights, half board (except the lunch of the third day), in double room, at farm house, villa or hotel 3 stars superior.

Available everyday, minimum 8 people

The rates includes:
Bus transportation, services as described in the program, guided visits, medical and luggage insurance.

The rates does not include:
Beverages and museum tickets in Florence, Certaldo and San Gimignano.

Available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

Accommodation in farm house, villa or hotel.

Comfortable shoes are advised and appropriate dressing is needed to enter churches.

The program may be modified.

Cancellation policy:

To avoid penalties, cancellation of bookings must be received at least two business days in advance. When, for whatever reason, the Tour Operator cancels the tour, the customer is entitled to a refund of the amount paid. There are no refunds for customers who do not show up on time at the meeting point of departure for tours, and customers who lose contact with the guide or do not complete the excursion. Any customer complaint shall be communicated to the Tour Operator no later than 10 business days of the tour.

Three Days in the Land of the Renaissance - Hotel & Excursion Package

Program:

Day 1

> Arrival and settling into accommodation

> Guided tour of Florence (full day): First, you'll take a scenic road winding its way into the green of Fiesole, a picturesque small town of Etruscan origin overlooking Florence and the Arno Valley. The tour will then take you into the heart of Florence. Your first stop will be a visit to the Accademia Gallery, where you will be able to see the original David by Michelangelo, as well as his Slaves, Saint Matthew, the Palestrina Pietà, and other masterpieces. The tour will continue through the historic streets of Florence to the front of the Cathedral complex, where your guide will give you an introduction to the outside of Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery with its famous doors in gilded bronze, including the famous Doors of Paradise. Your tour will end with a visit to the Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, with its interior mosaics.

> Meals: Lunch at restaurant in Florence, medieval dinner in a prestigious historical building in the heart of the city

> Overnight in Farmhouse / villa / hotel 3 stars superior.

Day 2

> After breakfast, transfer to Certaldo and city tour (half day), 35km/21 miles southwest of Florence. The picturesque medieval town of Certaldo is famous for being the town of the poet Boccaccio, who lived and died here in (1313-1375). Your tour begins on the Piazza Boccaccio, in Lower Certaldo, from where you'll take the cable-car to reach Higher Certaldo, a medieval village whose walls have remained intact over the centuries, with buildings and streets of red bricks. You will visit the Praetorian Palace, the church of the Saints Jacob and Philip, where Boccaccio was buried, and finally his house, from where you can see a beautiful panorama of the Val d'Elsa.

> Lunch at the castle in Montespertoli, visit of the vineyards and cellars, and wickerwork course.

> Dinner and overnight at the farmhouse / villa / superior 3 star hotel.

Day 3

> After breakfast, guided tour of San Gimignano (half day). The 11th century town of San Gimignano rises 334 meters above the Elsa Valley along the ancient Via Francigena, the merchants’ and pilgrims’ traveling route towards Rome. Your tour will take you into the city through the second wall from the Piazza della Cisterna to the Collegiate Church with frescoes by Ghirlandaio, Benozzo Gozzoli and Taddeo di Bartolo. Passing the Fort of Montestaffoli, which offers a splendid view over the surrounding landscape, your walk concludes at the church of Saint Augustine, which houses beautiful works by Benozzo Gozzoli.

> Free time for lunch
> In the afternoon, wine and cheese tasting.

> Dinner and overnight at the farmhouse / villa / superior 3 star hotel.

Day 4

Breakfast, end of services.

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