The Calzaiuoli Hotel staff are available to advise and help you organise the excursions and tours of your choice.
From walking tours through the streets of Florence to further-afield, out of town excursions.
TOUR OF FLORENCE AND FIESOLE
Your tour begins in the morning with the discovery of one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in the whole of Tuscany, Piazzale Michelangelo, from which to admire breathtaking views of the city. After which we move on to the Accademia Gallery, famous for its spectacular statue of David by Michelangelo (the gallery has seven original sculptures by the master, the largest collection in the world) and his unfinished works; Prisoners, St. Matthew and the Pietà of Palestrina. The tour ends in Piazza Duomo to discover the beauty of the Baptistery, with its gold gild Porta del Paradiso, the Cathedral and the secrets of Giotto's bell tower.
In the afternoon, starting at Fiesole, an Etruscan-Roman town, you take a scenic route where you can enjoy an exceptional view of Florence and the Arno Valley; then back towards the centre, across the river Arno, to reach Piazza Santa Croce with its Basilica, then moving on to the heart of the city, Piazza della Signoria, where you can admire the architecture of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi; then finally, we visit the Uffizi gallery which displays some of the most important works of Leonardo, Giotto, Raphael, Botticelli and Michelangelo.
SAN GIMIGNANO, SIENA, CHIANTI AND MONTERIGGIONI
Walking through the picturesque hills of Chianti, the tour begins with a visit to Monteriggioni, a small medieval village which still has intact city walls which revive the atmosphere of a bygone age. Next stop and inevitably, you visit Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture, such as the Torre del Mangia and the Palazzo Pubblico, located in the beautiful Piazza del Campo and, organised every year, the ‘Palio di Siena’ and then a visit to and interior tour of the Duomo di Siena Cathedral, one of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of Italy.
The tour continues onward with a visit to San Gimignano, a fascinating medieval town declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and known for its towers and famous white wine, "Vernaccia". Then finally, a visit to the Chianti area, where a tasting of the best red Chianti wine in a rustic wine cellar is possible as well as recommended.
PISA AND ITS LEANING TOWER
Your tour begins with a stroll around the ancient medieval walls until you reach the famous Porta Santa Maria, where you can admire the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli and its architectural wonders: the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque art, in which you can also tour the interior; the Baptistery and the monumental cemetery, rich in paintings and sculptures by some of the most famous artists of Pisa; Finally, your tour ends with a visit to and climb of, the famous Leaning Tower.
In cooperation with our trusted personal shopper we will make you discover the best Florentine shopping itineraries.
We can offer image and look advice for your Re-Styling, a bachelorette party with personal shopper and small private fashion shows for choosing your wedding dress in your hotel room. Consultation for all mothers-to-be and new mommies, to rediscover their femininity, style, sensuality and elegance.
Stress-free shopping and no queues with exclusive access to extraordinary opening of Showrooms and Pre-Collections, Private Trunk Shows, and boutiques of the world's most famous designers who have chosen Florence.
The best antique stores and artworks
You take back home with you some hand-made masterpieces of our artisans like light fixtures created using old craftsman techniques right before your eyes, ancient sculptures, mosaics, picture frames, paintings and much much more.
For leather lovers, we can offer a tour of historic workshops where you can watch your chosen articles come to life right before your eyes with sophisticated and meticulous processing techniques.
Florence is the home of some of the world's most prestigious jewelery schools, where, together with skilled craftsman, you can create your jewel with your own hands
from 7 am to 11 pm
and free drink.
and special packages.
Park your car in the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo garage close to Firenze Sud motorway exit, outside the pedestrian area, and get to our hotel by a taxi ride.
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