MEDICI VILLAS AND WINE TASTING


Visit of Medici Villa and wine tasting

This itinerary is not planned for a typical tourist area but rather off the beaten path and yet, stillgenuine places to visit such as: Villages as Poggio a Cainano, Carmignano, Artimino, Seano,Comeana, Montelupo Fiornetino, Empoli.This tour stars with a visit to the Medici Villa in Village Poggio a Caiano. Before entering intothe Villa it is worthy to stop in one of the famous pastry shops. Here you will find the typicalcantucci and biscuits from Prato. Prato is the main city in the area where you can find theseunique biscuits. The cantucci is more commonly found throughout the area. After this sweetpit stop we will continue on to enjoy the Villa Medicea in Poggio a Cainano.
Since 2013 declared Unesco Property
The Villa was buillt built in the XVI Century This villa was planned by Giuliano da San Gallo and was committed by Lorenzo il Magnifico. It is located in the middle of a hilltop. Its design is a mix of renaissance and classical style architecture. The building is also one with symmetricaland armonic proportions. The Medici family is not the only family who resided in the villa.They were residence after a short period when Lorenzo was running Italy. During the Napoleonera, this villa was also occupied by Napoleon’s sister, Elisa Baciocchi and also Vittorio Emanueledi Savoia, who used it as a country resort in 1870. All of these people left some legacy of theirlives which makes this visit more appealing. The museum is filled with hundreds of beautifulpaintings for you to view. The still life “Museo della Natura Morta”, a Medici collection exhibitsabout 200 paintings dating back from the late 16 th century to the middle of the 18 th century.This villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden, a lemon tree nursery (Limonaia) and a 4th century stable. In just a 15 minute ride you will reach the farm where you will have a tour of the cellar followed by a wine and olive oil tasting. One of our favorite places is a biodynamic and organic farm. It includes genuine wine and delicious tasting olive oil. Once you arrive atthe estate, the farmer will take you for a walk in the field so you will have a betterunderstanding of the farming process. He will show you the vines and how the grow the grapesusing the biodynamic system. The farmer will show the ancient cellars and the olive miller. Atthe end you will be able to taste all of this deliciousness in an old style kitchen in a relaxedambiance of a crackling fireplace. As you sit around a big table you will be able to taste toastedslices of bread perfect with olive oil, wine and bruschetta along with other choices to enjoy.This tour will last 5 hours. The tour can end here if you wish or you can have an option to stopat a local restaurant in Carmignano, a little village a few minutes away from the farm.
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    Santiago Family from POrtorico. Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence , back to the harbour. Thanks for travelling with us . Read more
  • Flavia Saiad

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  • Karen & Jhon from Boston

    E-mail dated back Septmber 2019
    Hi Sylvia - its' hard to believe but in a few weeks it will be a year since our wonderful trip to Tuscany and our three days of touring with you. We've told many, many people about our three days touring with you in Tuscany! We love to tell the story of the guy in the

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  • Judith Wolfe on Behalf of Linda Wolfe October 2018

    Dear Silvia,My customers have returned from their long extended trip to Italy. San Gimignano was their 1st stop.They said the tour you arranged was wonderful and the guide made it especially good, saying that he is one of the best they ever had.They also really enjoyed the lunch stop and view.Thank you... Read more
  • Mrs. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
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    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more