Medici Villas - UNESCO world heritage sites

Tour Number

Activity Level

280967


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

French (advanced), German (conversational), English (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (advanced), Russian (fluent)

private tour with Fiesole and exclusive opening of a private estate, licensed guide PhD


This spectacular treat begins in Fiesole, a hilltop town of Ancient Etruscan origins with breathtaking views over Florence. Here, we visit a panoramic garden that surrounds a villa built by Lorenzo the Magnificent. Today, this a private estate that remains off limits even for Florence locals, so we'll have exclusive access! After a stroll through the Ancient Etruscan and Roman Fiesole and lunch in a local restaurant with amazing views, we then transfer to the Medici villa La Petraia, beautifully frescoed in the 17th century. Our day ends with a stroll through the garden of the Medici villa Castello.
To include two more Medici villas (Poggio a Caiano and La Ferdinanda in Artimino) and a with wine tasting, please ask for a quote for a private van with driver.
Please note that special opening of a private estate takes place at the discretion of the owner so that while the guide will endeavor to secure your first preference, we might need to swap one spectacular garden for another.

Itinerary

Fiesole
Special opening of private panoramic gardens in Fiesole
Lunch with spectacular view over Florence
Medici villa Petraia and the gardens of villa Castello
With van also Medici villa Poggio a Caiano and a special opening of the Medici villa in Artimino (wine tasting on request).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the reception of your hotel in Florence or surrounding area

End location: at the reception of your hotel in Florence or surrounding area

Duration: 10 hours

Ten hours is a maximum duration for this tour; the day can be shortened to fit your schedule.

Transportation

The tour can be done in your car (the guide will provide driving directions). Alternatively, a private a/c van with professional driver is available - please ask for a quote.

What’s Included

Other: tour customization, special opening of a private villa and/or garden, arrangement of transportation, licensed guide PhD

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 Euro - Lunch, entrance fees to villas and gardens, transportation by public bus and taxi, for two people.
Please ask for a quote for a tour by private a/c van with professional driver.

What’s Extra

Other: Lunch, all entrance tickets, wine tasting, transportation - please ask for a quote for private a/c van with driver.

Restrictions

I am a licensed guide, not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car with driver. My Florence license is for English, Italian, Russian and French languages only.

Private tour guide Anna

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