Hello, My name is Jai! This is a smaller version of my 2 week wine trip for those that cannot do the entire two week tour across Italy. There will be 3 additional days in Florence before a day trip to nature followed by two overnights in wine towns before ending the Florence tier of the trip in Florence. If you wish to do the whole wine tour (3 cities and several villages), please see my Italian road trip in my profile. Florence is the most populous city in the Tuscany region of Italy, and it is the birthplace of the Renaissance, as well as being a world fashion capital. We will see all the sights, including the Duomo, which is the main cathedral of Florence. We will see everything in the Monumental Complex of Santa Maria del Fiore. The Uffizi Museum is full of art from the Renaissance Era, including the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. There will be several parks, many stairs to climb to see panoramic views and get amazing photos. Comfortable walking shoes are a necessity for this trip! For food, here are just a few must eats for Florence. Wild boar ragu at White Boar Restaurant, truffles (local to Tuscany), Florentina Steak, and lampredotto (4th stomach of a cow). Of course, there is also the Florence Central Market with many options to choose from. Included in price -Hotel shared rooms -Breakfast -Welcome glass of wine at first meal -car rental (we split cost of fuel) -Insurance for German and Austrian nationals Do you have a question? Ask in the Q&A below! I'm happy to hop on a call with you after booking, to see if we get along and if this trip matches your expectations. Looking forward on meeting you!
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I am Jai. Former IT. Trying now to travel and enjoy life while I still can.
You can chat with j schmidt once you reserve your spot.
We will meet at the airport and take a shuttle to our hotel. We will explore the city and gather at a restaurant for a delicious, Italian meal and get to know each other. On our last day in Florence, you will have an opportunity to meet also the tripmates who will join for the extended wine tour.
The Ufizzi Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. It contains many works of Renaissance Art, including from Da Vinci and Michelangelo. If you love art, then this is the museum for you to enjoy.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Filippo Brunelleschi, the father of Renaissance Architecture, was the mastermind behind the making of this red dome after the csthedral was domeless for an entire century. We will visit the dome, go to the top for panoramic views of Florence, and learn about the architect genius himself.
Perseus is a local, Italian restaurant that serves authentic regional wine (it has the rooster on the bottle as the seal of approval by the Italian government). And you guessed it. They serve some of the best rated Steak Florentine in Florence. We will need reservations (as with most sit down eateries in Italy) so hopefully we can get in. (Restaurant is in Florence. Don't listen to the map).
We will pack a picnic lunch for this day trip in the Italian nature. This area was built by the Romans to protect the area from a river. We will go hiking and see waterfalls. There will be plenty of photo taking opportunity.
We will spend a night in this medieval town when we are finished with the nature day trip. Known as the balcony of Umbria, it is surrounded by vineyards, olives, and rolling, green hills. It has wine so exclusive that is not known outside of Italy. Some of the wines are the most expensive, but don't worry. We can still find a glass of wine for minimim 5 euros. We will also eat food from this region in small, family run restaurants where the dining room is downstairs. There is a little shopping to be done on the 200m long main street of the town. There is also a little art museum and small churches.
Our next wine stop will be Montepulciano, which is a picturesque, Renaissance town. We will stay the night in a hotel or apartment here. We will explore the town by day and have a more formal wine festivity in the evening. Red wine is said to be best here, but we will be the judge of that by the end of the night. The next day, we will part ways in Florence. But I hope to see you again on another trip!
Hotel & Apartments & Hostel
7 days trip
Florence, Uffizi Gallery & 5 more
Questions and Answers
Hey , I have a great interest in this trip , are you flying from Germany ?
Hi! Thank you for your interest! No. We will meet at the accomodation on the day of arrival. Hope to see you there!
Answered on 20 May 2023
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