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

Colle Val D'Elsa & Volterra

Drawing the hills' profile in the south of Siena
length 10hrs Lunch included
Available: everyday - on Monday museums are closed



A pleasant trip across the countryside in the south of Florence will bring us to these small towns rich of art and with the typical “face” of the Tuscan medieval villages.
Our first stop will be
Colle Val D'Elsa with a very ancient history, from its origins always disputed by the two cities of Siena and Florence. The most ancient part of the village is on the hilltop overlooking the valley. Originally divided into three districts; Borgo di Santa Caterina, Castello di Piticciano and il Piano (the plain), today simply called by the inhabitants “upper” and “lower” Colle Val D'Elsa.
This small town is well-known for its particular
Crystal Museum, for which is famous all over Europe and contributes to the 15% of the European production and the 95% of the Italian one. A part of the crystal production, Colle Val D'Elsa is the town of Biological farming and promoter of the ethic-consume among its inhabitants, is the town of the wine linked to its ancient culture and traditions and the town of the relaxing promenades in the natural park along the Elsa River.
This part of Tuscany is above all the place of the splendid landscapes and the incredible colours.

Continuing for approx 25 kilometres among the peaceful scenario of the Tuscan hills we will reach
Volterra, land of painters and loved for its unique profile. Volterra is a magic and mysterious village with its roots down into 3.000 years of history. It's possible to find traces of each period; the Etruscan face of the village are expressed by the boundary Walls, the Town Gate called Porta All'Arco, and the numerous finds preserved at the Guarnacci Etruscan museum. The Vallebona Theatre prove the importance of Volterra during the Roman age. There's not only the history here.. this territory is rich of natural beauties offering to the visitors many occasions for excursions, walking, horse riding and biking long kilometres of tracks discovering unique places.

 

Volterra is also renowned for the gastronomic specialities of the Tuscan tradition and we will not miss the occasion to enjoy a good lunch in one of the local restaurants with a selection of 3 dishes.

 

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Tour includes: transportation by private motor-coach, authorized English speaking assistant all the day, authorized local English speaking guide, entrance fees to Crystal Museum and Vallebona Theatre, 3 courses lunch without drinks.