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Een bezoek aan Monte Oliveto Maggiore

  • Een bezoek aan Monte Oliveto Maggiore

    Deze prachtige, werkende abdij is de ideale rustplaats op de magische Crete Senesi-route (zie hierboven). Monte Oliveto, opgericht in 1319, is één van de meest mystieke plekken in Toscane, half verscholen in de bossen. De Olivetaanse monniken leven hier naar de Benedictijnse regels en volgen nog steeds het voorschrift van Sint Benedictus dat luidt dat “een echte monnik iemand is die leeft van zijn eigen arbeid”, en dus produceren zij hun eigen likeuren, wijn en olie. Het belangrijkste klooster is bedekt met memorabele fresco’s over het leven van Sint Benedictus, geïnitieerd door Luca Signorelli in 1495 en later aangevuld door Sodoma vanaf 1505. Sodoma's fresco’s zijn uitbundig en onbevangen, speels gefocust op details zoals een ondeugende glimlach of een parmantig achterwerk van een soldaat.
    Web: www.monteolivetomaggiore.it

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Chianti Wine and Vinci half day Tour from Montecatini Terme

Experience a relaxed afternoon in the Chianti area with a special visit to a boutique winery. Enjoy our guided Chianti Wine tasting and a visit to the birthplace of the ingenious artist Leonardo da Vinci, surrounded by stunning views over vineyards and olive groves. Savour the tasting of our selection of Chianti wines, together with bruschetta topped with the best fresh extra-virgin olive oil and tomatoes, sample tuscan salami, pecorino cheese and prosciutto ham. Enjoy the classic Tuscan sweet dessert wine "Vin Santo", served with local cantucci biscuits.

vanaf 69 Euro

Siena and San Gimignano and Chianti wine Small-Group Tour by Minivan from Lucca

Discover the beautiful Italian towns of Siena and San Gimignano on this 10-hour tour. Two medieval villages in a day with a special wine tasting in a local winery. Guided and non-guided options available.

vanaf 134 Euro

Florence Palazzo Vecchio and Arnolfo Tower Sunset Tour with Optional Dinner or Aperitivo

Experience one of Florence’s greatest treasures, the Palazzo Vecchio, at sunset on this 1.5-hour tour. With a professional guide, explore the former hub of Florentine power, admiring its art-filled rooms and stunning Hall of the Five Hundred. Then, gaze at twilit Florence on a tour of the battlements, and choose to climb the palace’s Arnolfo Tower for bird’s-eye views. Upgrade to include a traditional 'aperitivo' (a glass of wine and appetizers) or dinner in Piazza della Signoria. Numbers are limited to 25 on the palace tour for a personalized experience.

vanaf 45 Euro

Private Minivan with a View and Uffizi in Florence Tour

Leave the city centre with a chauffeured minivan that will drive you along the “Viali di Circonvallazione” all the way to Fiesole, hill-town of Etruscan origins and a must for any visitor because of it’s spectacular view of Florence.
On the way back towards Florence, you will be able to see the Soccer Stadium “Artemio Franchi” .  You will continue the city tour along the River Arno in the historical center of Florence and you will see the National Library and the Church of Santa Croce, the burial place of some of the most brilliant Italian personalities, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Rossini.  Here you will continue walking with your guide to reach Piazza della Signoria, and get  into the Uffizi Gallery that houses the most important collections of art of all the time: Giotto, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Tiziano and many others.The tour ends inside the museum.

vanaf 133 Euro