Renaissance in Florence

3-Day Florence City Experience – Italy

Prices from £168 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance meaning, where the elegant buildings aren’t the only works of art that will have an enchanting effect on you. You’ll sleep in the old centre, so that in the evenings when the day trippers are gone, you can feel the real atmosphere of the city. Wander past masterpieces and have your picture taken with Michaelangelo's white statue and walk over the Ponte Vecchio with its colourful hanging houses.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 x breakfast

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Arrival Florence

Arrive in old Florence and straight away you’ll feel its history and prestige all around you. During the Renaissance, wealthy Italian bankers invested heavily here to create wide avenues and large squares with palazzi and statues by artists such as Michelangelo. You will sleep in a characteristic hotel in the centre of Florence, just a few minutes’ walk from the cathedral square. The garden of the hotel is a peaceful place if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city.

a woman in front of a bridge with houses on it

See and taste Real Florence

Start your day early the following morning and set off for the “Mercato Centrale”. It’s the city’s largest, most lively and colourful grocery market that’s filled with deliciousness! Led by your chef you will learn about the the Tuscan food heritage and pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. Groceries in hand, you’ll take a short walk to the cooking class facility, a delightful location which will make you feel at home. Aprons on, following your chef’s skilled instructions and learn how to prepare exquisite traditional dishes, before sitting down with a good glass of Chianti wine and relish your very own Tuscan meal. At the end of the experience you will receive a full recipe booklet to share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home. You’ll be so full of these delicious treat that you’ll have to roll back to the hotel.
red chillies hanging down in a food market

Departure from Florence

Rise early again today and enjoy another morning cappuccino in a small, quiet square in the city. Afterwards, you’ll be back on the road and on your way to next destination. Whether you travel to the Chainti wine region in Umbria or to make pasta with di mamma in Pietralunga, a wonderful adventure awaits you.

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