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From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

1. From Livorno: Florence Shore Excursion with Tasting

Discover Florence's rich culture on this shore excursion designed especially for cruise ship passengers. After meeting your tour leader at the meeting point, begin your trip to one of the most beautiful and famous cities in the world. Discover this Tuscan paradise and be amazed by the art and history that you find in each of its alleys. Start the day with a tasting of typical Tuscan products in a traditional restaurant for the perfect boost before you begin your exploration. Enjoy the rest of the day to discover Florence's delights at your own pace. During your free time, admire the majesty of the Duomo, one of the most impressive buildings in Italy, and stroll through the city's beautiful squares including the Piazza Repubblica and Piazza Della Signoria. Travel through time at the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful and treasured symbols of the city. You will also have enough time to visit the Accademia Gallery, where you can admire Michelangelo's David. Meet your tour leader at the end of the day and head back to Livorno.

Parma: Fidenza Village, Parma City Center, and Food Tasting

2. Parma: Fidenza Village, Parma City Center, and Food Tasting

Discover the beautiful city center of Parma, Italy's Capital of Culture 2020 on this walking tour with local food tasting. Sample some local eats at quaint little food and wine shops. Meet your guide in the morning or afternoon and start exploring Parma's fantastic city center. Seek out small, traditional food and wine shops, enjoy tastings, and chat with the locals. Learn more about the history of Parma. From the 1000 year-old medieval district to the frescoes of the Renaissance artists in the domes, to the neoclassic Teatro Regio, the city's buildings represent many different periods in Italian history.

Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour

3. Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Bologna. With your savvy local host you can rediscover the original charm and lively character of this extremely vibrant city. You could start the day with a short and strong espresso in one of the bars under the “portici," just how the locals like it. Walk up one of the main streets and past one of the most important theatres to end up at the Montagnola Market. Explore the narrow streets of the Jewish ghetto, where you can admire the tiny windows typical of the houses in this part of the city and come out right under the two towers, which are the icons of Bologna. Stop for a quick pizza by the slice in one of the places which normally get busy with the students from the university, which is the oldest university in the world. Take the afternoon to breathe in the culture and discover the Santo Stefano area, where contemporary and ancient art meet. There are many hidden gems which the locals love and are difficult to find on a map. If the weather allows, treat yourself to a refreshing gelato. Pop in to some of the nicest independent antique shops to see unique items and discover curiosities, then join one of the many local favorite bars for aperitivo and sip a nice glass of Prosecco while you get recommendations for restaurants and maybe note down a couple of traditional recipes. Book this meet-up with a Bolognese and you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through local lens.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you.  Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Bologna that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the internet as they are lesser-known to the crowd but loved by locals. Let your private local host show you the Bologna you will love.

Montecatini Terme: Cinque Terre Guided Tour with Pickup

4. Montecatini Terme: Cinque Terre Guided Tour with Pickup

Tour the Ligurian countryside and admire the lush landscapes and quaint villages along the route. Explore the towns at your own pace and swim in the crystal water of Monterosso beach. Start your adventure at Manarola and admire the houses that lean against one another. Stroll along the narrow cobbled alleyways and sheltered paths of this coastal town. Then, ride the train to Vernazza, one of the most colorful and photographed fishing villages in the region. Here, enjoy free time to sit on the small harbor and relax. Continue by train to Monterosso, considered "the pearl of the Cinque Terre." Marvel at the enchanting beaches and lush natural beauty that surrounds this picturesque village. Stroll along the sandy shores or enjoy a refreshing swim before taking a boat to your last stop: Riomaggiore. Explore this charming seaside town and admire ocean views from its natural port.

Florence: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

5. Florence: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Bologna: Eat and Drink Like a Local Food Tour

6. Bologna: Eat and Drink Like a Local Food Tour

Join a like-minded local to discover why Bologna is known as La Grassa (The Fat One). Taste a selection of the finest produce, learn more about the food culture, and get recommendations on where to eat traditional classics and regional specialties. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Benefit from an itinerary that can be customized, and choose what to eat, see, and do. Visit a farmers' market and marvel at the organic produce freshly picked from regional farms. Sample locally-made cheeses, oils and other gourmet treats, or discover traditional food shops, recommended by your guide.  Experience aperitivo hour at a favorite bar at the end of the working day, and enjoy a couple of drinks with small plates of delicious snacks before dinner. Discover the vegan bistros that Bologna keeps hidden under its meaty reputation. Relax in the knowledge that your itinerary is flexible and can be changed as you explore.

Bologna: Explore w/ a Local at Christmas

7. Bologna: Explore w/ a Local at Christmas

Discover the traditions and gourmet treats that make the festive season in Bologna so special as you explore Christmas markets and beautifully decorated medieval porticos. Wander through historic streets draped in twinkling lights and traditional red and green garlands, soaking up the festive atmosphere and visiting the best loved Christmas spots in the city. Indulge in festive treats and traditional Christmas favorites like pandoro, see the famous nativity scenes, browse the Santa Lucia Christmas Market for handmade gifts and decorations and stroll through the Mercato di Mezzo buy gourmet foodie gifts and sample some of the traditional Christmas delicacies. With a local, eat, drink and be merry Bolognese style. Join a like-minded local to explore Bologna while the medieval and Renaissance porticos are draped in twinkling lights and the markets are adorned with traditional Christmas garlands, and soak up the festive atmosphere together. Do like the locals do and gather to see the nativity scenes at Cattedrale di San Pietro and Palazzo d’Accursio, an annual local tradition. Wander through the streets and admire the decorations, maybe picking up affordable, handmade gifts and crafts from street side stalls that spring up in December. Visit the Mercato di Mezzo and Santa Lucia Christmas Market to buy gifts and try the festive culinary treats that are a well-loved Christmas tradition in Bologna. Learn about other Christmas traditions from your local as you explore the city and markets, maybe stopping to enjoy a glass of wine or hot chocolate. Curious travelers will be connected to locals who are interesting and sociable people, who know the city well and who love to share their favorite places. They are not tour guides by profession. What we try to recreate is the feeling of having a friend in every city you visit; someone who can show you the places you’ll fall in love with and help you to connect with the most authentic soul of a place. Book this meet up and the team will contact you within 24-hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Bolognese. Keeping in mind your personal answers, your local host will put together a bespoke itinerary just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. Your host will arrange the most convenient meeting place for you. If you feel like changing direction during the meet up, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, he/ she will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary.

Florence: Fashion Private Tour with Museum Visits

8. Florence: Fashion Private Tour with Museum Visits

The first fashion show in Italy took place in Florence, Villa Torrigiani, 12 February 1951 and the second in the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti. The tour will start from the Ferragamo Museum. They documented the entirety of Salvatore Ferragamo activities, since his return from the US to Italy in 1927 until his death and hear plenty interesting stories about this fashion house. Very important to visit next is the Palazzo Pitti with magnificent Costume Gallery. There, approximately six thousand pieces, ancient and modern clothes, accessories and theater costumes. Considered the only museum of the history of fashion in Italy and one of the most important one. Also a stop by Museo degli Argenti - Silver Museum, with the jewelry collections of Medici and Lorraine. The most important there to see is the "Scaramazza Pearl" of Anna Maria Luisa, the last of the Medici dynasty. The visit will end with an introduction to the Boboli Gardens, the famous Italian garden.

Pisa: Sightseeing Walking Tour

9. Pisa: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Kick off the tour in Piazza dei Miracoli, a charming square where you will meet your guide. Take in the remarkable views of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the monumental cemetery, and the famous Leaning Tower. Then, continue the tour by discovering the impressive architecture of the city which comes from the Florentine Romanesque period. Pass by the Baptistery of St. John which combines Romanesque and Gothic architectural styles. Next, proceed to the relaxing Botanical Gardens which conserve medicinal herbs, exotic, and aquatic plants - some species of which no longer exist anywhere else in the world. After that, head over to Piazza dei Cavalieri and Palazzo della Carovana. Take time to observe the Palazzo dell' Orologio on the opposite side and Piazza Delle Vettovaglie, where the Borgo Stretto is present and made up of very busy shopping streets. Take advantage of many opportunities here to grab a bite to eat and have a drink during a quick break. Finally, continue to the Arno, proceeding en route to the Blue Palace, the building that belonged to the first Doge of Pisa. Conclude the tour here, filled with wonderful memories and a strong sense of what makes Pisa such a beautiful and unique city.

Florence: 3-Hour Private Made in Florence Shopping Tour

10. Florence: 3-Hour Private Made in Florence Shopping Tour

A tour for lovers of shopping, you will visit the most traditional shops in the city. Great for local product hunters of fashion and authenticity of, for those looking for a memory of Florence that is not simply a gift, and especially for those who need to find quality and originality. A personal shopper will accompany you on a directed path to your preferences, selecting the most typical shops of products from Tuscany and Florence. Your guide will advise you on the authenticity and quality of the products so that all you have to do is choose. Discover shopping in Tuscany, the name of authenticity is Florentine. This guided shopping experience can be applied to different categories, potentially in combination with each other according to your wishes and needs. - Art and goldsmith: for those who dream about bringing back a golden memory of Florence - Fashion: for those who want to buy leather products, clothes from the most prestigious labels, footwear and accessories from the most famous streets of Florentine fashion, as well as in markets traditionally associated with these products - Wine: for those who love wine, the pride of Italian production and particularly that of Tuscany and Chianti. In your chosen route, you can taste your favorite wine, buy or possibly send to your place of residence. The visit will take place in the most famous wine bars, but also in the cellars of the center or in vinaini Oltrarno. The tour also includes short shopping breaks aimed at food tastings in local delis, scattered on your itinerary - Antiques: why Florence, given its history, is peculiarly well-known - Craft workshops: not just a memory, but a souvenir true in the tradition of Florence. Manufacturing is still the pride of the city of Giglio

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Excellent guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the city where she was born and raised. She took me to a gelato place that had the best gelato I’ve had in Italy, and a wonderful variety of Parma hams accompanied by torta frita, tortelli, Parmesan cheese, and sparking wine. She’s wonderfully brilliant, and I learned so much about this special city from this experience. Highly recommend.

Very competent, local tour management, who showed us the most important and beautiful sights of Parma in a compact amount of time and the culinary delights ham, cheese and other delicacies could be tasted in selected locations. Thanks very much!

Lorenza met my every request and need. I wanted a tour focused on medieval life, culture and history. No church and no art. She kept my full attention for the entire 6 hours!

Great to picked up, very much on time. The guides were excellent. It was a long day but very much worth it. We rexommend this trip highly.

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