Conceptio in Itinere

Walking City Tour; Monumental Florence

Florence, cradle of the Renaissance art
length 3hrs approx Available: everyday am/pm

Florentine art collections

Uffizi Gallery or Academy of Fine Arts Museum
length 3 hours approx Available: everyday am/pm  except on Monday

Arezzo & Cortona

Pearls of East Tuscany
length 10hrs approx Lunch included Available: everyday



Departure from Florence with our private coach and assistance to reach Arezzo, another important city of art at 75 kms south from Florence.
Arezzo arises in the ancient age before the Etruscan population in an area inhabited since the prehistoric times, like proofs the find of stone tools and the
Homo from Olmo – the cranium of a Palaeolithic man found in the Olmo district just outside the city centre, discovered during the works for the railway connecting Rome to Florence.
The ancient origins mixed with the colourful traditions of this land makes this daily trip worth to be lived !

Arezzo is famous for being the town of the painter, sculptor and architect
Giorgio Vasari (architect of the Uffizi Museums of Florence and of the Vasari corridor connecting the Old Palace to Pitti Palace) and we can see traces of him everywhere in his home-town. Here we can visit his house that has been painted with frescoes and decorated by the artist and see other works at Santissima Annunziata Church, also called the Our Lady of tears. We will visit the Gothic Cathedral dedicated to St Donato, with the tomb of Pope Gregory X, the famous fresco Maddalena by Piero Della Francesca and the seven glass windows by Guillaume De Marcillat. San Domenico Church is an ancient church in which we can admire the masterpiece by Cimabue “Crocifisso Ligneo”. Inside the Bacci chapel of San Francesco Basilica we will find another important work of Piero Della Francesca “La legenda della vera croce” (The legend of the true cross).

 

Driving along the countryside in the south of Arezzo, in 40 minutes approx we will be in Cortona. A small town where everything contributes to create a magic spell, able to attract also a careless tourist. Here, you will be enchanted by the people kindness, the peace and the silence in the town centre, the familiar atmosphere and the worm colours. Cortona overlooks the green Valley all around, Cetona village, the Amiata Mountain and the Trasimeno Lake.

The landscapes from its windows is absolutely breathtaking, the legends around its history, the ancient Etruscan and classic arts, will leave you an unforgettable memory. We will see Casali Palace, the Municipal Palace with its bell-tower, the Romanesque Church of San Cristoforo in the oldest part of the village dated 1192, San Benedetto Church built on an ancient Etruscan tower base, located in one of the most suggestive corners of Cortona; the grace of this little church with elliptical plant, its high position over the little square from which we can enjoy the view on the bell-tower of Sant'Agostino Church ... and our harts will be delighted. Lunch will be in Cortona, with a selection of 4 good courses menu, without drinks.


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Tour includes: transportation by private motor-coach, authorized English speaking assistant all the day, authorized local English speaking guide, one entrance fee, 4 courses lunch without drinks.