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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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Shuttle Service To The Mall - Luxury Fashion Outlets

Shuttle service SHUTTLEMALL

An exclusive daily service, including Sundays and holidays, connects the centre of Florence to The Mall outlet centre and viceversa. Visitors can be picked up from city centre hotels.

Florence > The Mall: from 09.00 am to 03:00 pm
The Mall > Florence: from 13.00 pm to 07.00 pm

Pick up: Passengers can be picked up directly at their hotels if staying in the city centre and otherwise, from any point in the centre of the city.

Shuttle services must be booked beforehand – We recommend asking your Hotel Concierge or Reception or to contact our Information Centre at T +39 348 314 66 44

vanaf 300 Euro

Cooking Class in Chianti: the Real Italian Cuisine (from Florence)

By learning from the real Tuscan cuisine you will take home the secrets of Tagliatelle with the meat sauce, the authentic tomato Bruschetta and the famous Tiramisù.
• Private class
• Departure from your local stay
• Cooking Class + Food tastings
• Winery visit
• Three courses lunch
• Return to your hotel
• About 5 hours experience
• Languages: English 

vanaf 140 Euro

Uffizi Gallery small group Afternoon tour with fast track

Uffizi is a synonym for art, beauty and history. The works of art survived the battle against time, witnessing the brilliance of Italian artists. Admirers of Caravaggio’s work are offered a long-lasting excitement, as the artist’s works are displayed on the first floor.
Many visitors are interested in the Tribune of the Uffizi. It’s an octagonal room designed by Bernardo Buontalenti. Believe it or not, the best of all antiquities and High Renaissance paintings from the Medici history are still set in the room.The construction of the Uffizi complex was started by Giorgio Vasari in 1560. It’s sole purpose was to accommodate each of the offices of the Florentine magistrates. Alfonso Parigi and Bernardo Buontalenti completed the construction in 1581.
Don't miss the opportunity to listen the story of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Giotto, Cimabue and of many other artists that made Italy one of the World's most culturally rich countries and left us a huge legacy.

vanaf 42 Euro

Chianti Wine Tasting and San Gimignano Day Trip from Siena

Spend an afternoon in Tuscany, visiting the small town of San Gimignano, on a half-day tour from Siena. Hear the history of the region from an expert guide, and then enjoy some free time to explore the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, discovering sites like Piazza del Duomo and Via Francigena. Then, travel to the heart of the Tuscan hills for a tour of a winery estate, where you'll learn about Tuscan wine, and enjoy a wine-tasting session, too!

vanaf 42 Euro