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.
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.
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.
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.
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.