HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:
Spending some days in Florence provides us with the opportunity to feel as though we are living in the Renaissance city lovingly referred as: "Il Magnifico". It is the home of the works by Michelangelo. Visit the Uffizi Gallery, the Vasari Corridor (built over the Ponte Vecchio), and see "The David". Florence is a true "embarrassment of riches" and you will see these monuments and museums without waiting in 3-hour lines. Shopping is fabulous in Florence ... Roberta and Henry will take you to some of their favorite shops for leather goods.
The pearl of Tuscany and the "City of Beautiful Towers" is one of the best-preserved Medieval towns of Tuscany. Its stunning skyline bristles with tall towers dating from the 13th century. You can be sure that Roberta and Henry know all of the shops, galleries and jewelers that line the two main streets of this town. Taste Vernaccia wine in San Gimignano.
The center of Pienza was completely redesigned in Renaissance times by Pope Pius II. Born here in 1405, when it was called Corsignano, Pope Enea Silvio de’ Piccolomini became known as a leading humanist, scholar and philosopher. Away from the grandeur of the main piazza, Pienza is a quiet agricultural town with shops selling local produce like pecorino, cheese made from sheep's milk.
Montalcino's foremost activity is wine producing, evident from the great number of enoteca (wine bar) shops where you can both sample and purchase the excellent and renowned Brunello wines. The town, situated on the top of a hill, is of timeless character and the streets are narrow and winding. The highest point is the 14th century Fortress and its impressive ramparts, there is wine tasting at the Fortress.
Shopping in Florence can be a unique experience as you wander through the ancient and medieval streets, exploring the city's renowned tradition of crafts and family-run businesses. Few cities of comparable size can boast such a profusion and variety of high-quality goods. Walking around the city, with Roberta and Henry, you will find shops selling fashionable clothing, antiques and jewelry as well as typical Florentine crafts. However, San Gimignano can also boast a handsome variety of local crafts, jewelers and specialties ranging from ceramics and handwoven materials to the region's many gastronomic delicacies ... you will definitely want to taste Vernaccia wine produced there in San Gimignano.
As a CENTER for high fashion and quality antiques, Florence is hard to beat ... bargains abound, especially in leather goods and shoes. For food lovers there is a wide variety of wines, olive oils and preserves.
Roberta, Thank you SO much for the wonderful art demos! Your knowledge and skills are, of course, impressive. But it is your passion and delight in exploring and sharing your love of art. That was the greatest gift you shared with us."
Send in your $300 Reservation Fee before December 15, 2016 and receive a free facial or massage at our “4-star Spa Hotel in Tuscany”
(incl. travel time)
(*Prices do not include airfare)
A deposit of $300 will hold your space.
The deposit is non-refundable but it can be applied to any of our future tours.
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This is the philosophy that has motivated Roberta and Henry for the past 31 years on their personally crafted tours throughout Europe.
Enjoy meals that whet the appetite and are a feast for the eyes, as well as 4-star hotels carefully selected by Roberta & Henry.
There will be ample time for sketching, painting and photographing.
Looking forward to sharing our love and passion of travel with you.
Roberta and Henry