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Piazza San Giovanni – kathedraalplein

  • Piazza San Giovanni – kathedraalplein

    Ten zuiden van het Piazza dei Priori ligt Piazza San Giovanni, het religieuze centrum van Volterra. Het plein is bekroond met de 12e-eeuwse Duomo, met zijn Pisaans-Romaanse gevel. De kathedraal, die officieel bekend staat als de Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, is op dit moment helaas gesloten wegens restauratie, waarschijnlijk tot september 2019. Binnenin zijn de hoogtepunten het indrukwekkende cassetteplafond en een verzameling aan kunstwerken daterend uit de middeleeuwen tot aan de renaissance. Het beeldhouwwerk van de Afzetting is een extreem zeldzaam Romeins houtsnijwerk, eenvoudig in uitvoering maar vol pathos en drama. De Duomo, verbouwd in de 16e eeuw, zou binnenkort weer in zijn oude glorie moeten terugkeren.

    Tegenover de kathedraal staat de achthoekige Doopkapel, vermoedelijk gebouwd op de plek van een heidense tempel. De zwart-wit gestreepte doopkapel valt op door zijn harmonieuze marmeren deuropening en zijn prachtige doopvont, gebeeldhouwd door Sansovino in 1505.

    Adres: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra
    Web: www.volterratur.it

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His Majesty the truffle!

A wonderful private exclusive Villa will be open only for this event and only for you. The Villa has 6 bedrooms with private bathroom en suite and it's settled in the nearest of the city center of Florence.
After your arrival, you can use the private swimming-pool before to experience a wonderful dinner menu based on truffles, white truffles of San Miniato, the best quality of Tuscany.
Your private chef will cook for you and for your guests. .
A private car with driver will wait for your arrival at the airport of Florence and you'll be accompained to the Villa.
1 overnight with breakfast is included in the offer.

vanaf €7,500

Tuscan Cooking Classes by Le Caggiole

Kitchen has always been the fulcrum of this home, where my family is living since more than 7 generations.
I have always been fascinated by my grandmother's ability to prepare awesome dishes from Tuscan tradition, always with few, simple but precious ingredients.
That cultural heritage was in danger of disappearing: I spent a lot of time cooking with her, trying to learn her recipes and secrets.
In the end, I realized that she had given me a bigger gift: I had assimilated her cooking philosophy!
Then, I realized that tradition is not a dusty book but a living thing able also to adapt to new conditions, and even improve.
I studied ingredient's seasonality, their sustainable production systems, new cooking techniques, techniques of tasting: almost without realizing it, in the meantime, I became Chef and finally, also Sommelier.
Since a lot of years, I decided to share this path: a long path that is not yet finished...
Giacomo

vanaf €140

Private Tour: San Gimignano Walking Tour

Enjoy a classic two hour Private tour through the medieval town of San Gimignano with an experienced local guide. Touch on all the main sites and learn about the town’s rich history and famous products and visit some of the quieter corners of this historical hill town.

vanaf €150

Horse Back Riding in Chianti hillsides & Wine Tour in the famous Chianti region

Horse Back Riding in Chianti hillsides & Wine Tour in the famous Chianti region (time to stop at Michelangelo Square)
By far the most famous of the Tuscan wines, Chianti is a red wine produced in the Chianti region and is made from the Sangiovese grape, giving it a note of summer fruit and spices. 
Your excursion will commence with a drive through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside straight to the Horse Riding Farm as you delve into the heart of the Chianti Classico region. Over the course of the tour, you will visit a first-class winery that will give you a comprehensive look at the wine making process. Our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way, teaching you about the wines and the best ways to taste them. In addition to Chianti Classico the DOCG wines, you will be able to enjoy the IGT or “Super Tuscans.”

vanaf €130
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