There is a vast choice available for staying “Under the Tuscan Sun”.
In the cities of Florence and Siena, you can opt for the historic residence Hotel Brunelleschi and Grand Hotel Baglioni in Florence or the Continental Hotel in Siena.
We can offer less expensive but equally comfortable solutions, suitable for group travel, even in the suburbs of the major cities, including Prato (Art Hotel), Calenzano (Delta Hotel) and Montecatini, for example, in the area of Florence.
The “agriturismo” idea was born in this land, about 25 years ago:
it is no coincidence that corners of paradise such as the Val d’Orcia, the Crete Senesi and Chianti offer accommodation solutions in historic houses and spartan farms.
Specialties have now become part of the world’s heritage of taste like steak prepared using the famous wines of the Chianti. We will accompany you to discover historical places like Il Latini or Il Paoli
in the Florentine tradition.
Without ever losing sight of the quality and identity of the products, we can offer you a selection of restaurants in the heart of each Tuscan city, inexpensive and suitable for mass tourism.
We guide you in discovering paths to the typical Florentine street food. The selection of stalls that offer the best sandwiches with Lampredotto, the typical Florentine stuffed with tripe, and the best historical shops, where you can buy something special.
If you want to experience the cuisine of the Tuscan countryside near Siena, as in Val d’Orcia or the Casentino, tell us which area attracts you more; we will meet your expectations when choosing a restaurant, wine cellar or agriturismo for you.
Florence is a chest which contains world heritage art treasures such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia. Besides the usual, we would like to introduce you to something original, that only those who are based in the territory can offer. Some examples: the Vasari Corridor, one kilometer long, was created to connect the Uffizi Gallery to the Pitti Palace, and now houses a unique collection of 17th and 18th century paintings, where you can arrange an exclusive visit.
In Florence, you can also enjoy discovering its less popular places. An itinerary among the beautiful market shops of San Lorenzo and the historical wine bars in the city, without underestimating the Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a unique building where the secrets of the 17th century apothecaries
are jealously guarded.
Italian style was born in Florence: among the most famous designer labels like Gucci and Ferragamo, with the museum and historical site in Palazzo Spini Feroni, not forgetting the goldsmiths’ tradition in art.
A few steps from the Ponte Vecchio, where many shops cater for careless teeming tourists, you can visit the Atelier of Maestro Dari, in an historical 15th century building where jewels are transformed into sculptures.
There are magical and timeless places in Tuscany, often natural movie sets. The Val d’Orcia with its picturesque landscapes that wind through Castiglione d’Orcia, San Quirico d’Orcia, ancient villages surrounded by hills of olive groves, vineyards and oak woods until you get to Pienza, Renaissance perfection.
Val di Chiana and Cortona, a fusion and synthesis of the Etruscan spirit and the medieval world, renowned as the set of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. Arezzo and the Casentino, wonders off the beaten tourist trail, with charming countryside like Poppi with its Castle, Stia, situated where the Arno river meets the Staggia and home of wool spinning and the famous casentino cloth, unique in the world.
“Le Terme” in Tuscany: Bagno Vignoni, a tiny hamlet of San Quirico d’Orcia, has offered famous thermal waters since Roman times. In Piazza delle Sorgenti in the center of the village, a huge 16th century tub is fed by a hot thermal spring. Saturnia, with sulphurous waters that flow at 38° and conveyed in the pools of an exclusive hotel or able to be enjoyed in the beautiful nature park of Maremma. Embedded in this landscape are wonderful towns such as Manciano and Montemerano.