4 days – Tuscany

  • Journey to Florence
  • Florence
  • Pisa

Journey to Florence

Volterra: is a walled town southwest of Florence, in Italy. The central Palazzo dei Priori has medieval frescoes and a bell tower with expansive views. Volterra Cathedral has a marble entrance and a gilded coffered ceiling. Nearby are the remains of the Etruscan Acropolis. The Guarnacci Etrurian Museum has a rich collection of archaeological artifacts. The Roman Theater complex includes the ruins of 3rd-century baths. piazza dei priori:

San Gimignano:  Encircled by 13th-century walls, its old town centers on Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular square lined with medieval houses. It has a skyline of medieval towers, including the stone Torre Grossa. The Duomo di San Gimignano is a 12th-century church with frescoes by Ghirlandaio in its Santa Fina Chapel.

Florence:

Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto

Mercato Centrale: Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which offers a variety of food shops catering to local residents and restaurants.

Basilica di San Lorenzo: the Basilica di San Lorenzo is one of the largest churches of Florence, Italy, situated at the centre of the city’s main market district, and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family from Cosimo il Vecchio to Cosimo III. Wikipedia

Coup de coeurWe recommend you this placeDuomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore: Designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century, the Cathedral’s trademark dome is now the symbol of Florence. Gorgeous church with a great history, you can stand looking at it for couple of hours, day, evening or night!

Hard rock cafe: The cafe took over the space in the historical palazzo that had housed the Gambrinus cinema for decades in the heart of Florence, just a block off Piazza della Repubblica.

Piazza della Repubblica: This square marks the ancient heart of Florence and is the site of the Giubbe Rosse café where intellectuals and artists met in the early years of the 20th century.

Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria: Since its beginning during the Middle Ages, the Piazza della Signoria has been the political heart of the city.

Ponte Vecchio: Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed bridge in Florence, which is characterized by three arches and two wide arcades on each side housing the famous and unusual “botteghe” or shops.

Coup de coeurWe recommend you this BarGolden View open bar: The windows light up the Golden View, where one can admire many features of the Florentine Renaissance. With the Ponte Vecchio, the Vasari Corridor, the Uffizi Gallery, and the Arno River all in the background, you can enjoy the stunning view. With 650 square meters and carefully chosen décor, the restaurant feels open and inviting https://www.goldenviewopenbar.com/en/

Starting from the Forte di Belvedere for a view on the olives trees, the typical Toscana landscape, cross the Giardino di Boboli. There is plenty of sun, shade, singing birds and whispering fountains in one of Florence’s largest and most beautiful gardens. Then discover the complex of art museums housing some of the most celebrated treasures in the city, the Palazzo Pitti.

Coup de coeurWe recommend you this restaurant – L’arrosticini: Between Palazzo Pitti and Piazza Santo Spirito there is the L’Arrosticini restaurant, an original place that offers typical dishes of Abruzzo cuisine and more ….. such as the famous Arrosticini, gnocchi, ravioli, cheeses, salami and many other specialties all to try. To welcome you, you will find a rustic and familiar atmosphere thanks to the vintage and welcoming furnishings!

https://www.larrosticini-firenze.it/

Piazzale Michelangelo:  is a square with a panoramic view of Florence

Journey to Pisa

Coup de coeurWe highly recommend you this activity: 500 touring club

We run tours with wonderful vintage Fiat 500 cars and Vespa scooters around Florence and Tuscany. Couple your joyful drive with a typical Tuscan lunch and a wine tasting of some of the best Chianti wines and you’ve got a perfect half-day out of the crowds and the city !

We are the ORIGINAL vintage Fiat 500 Company in Italy and the BEST !

500 Touring club (Florence)

https://500touringclub.com/

Pisa

Pisa: best known for its iconic Leaning Tower. Already tilting when it was completed in 1372, the 56m white-marble cylinder is the bell tower of the Romanesque, striped-marble cathedral that rises next to it in the Piazza dei Miracoli. Also in the piazza is the Baptistry, whose renowned acoustics are demonstrated by amateur singers daily, and the Caposanto Monumentale cemetery.

Coup de coeurWe recommend you this shop restaurantAllabona – a place to eat (Pisa): Davvero toscano – 100% truly tuscan style: “Alla Bòna” means, natural and genuine without pretensions of form a wide variety of recipes with imagination and good taste.

read our post in our blog: https://itineraryonearth.com/blog/allabona-a-place-to-eat-pisa/