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Florence: Pizza and Gelato Preparation Class

1. Florence: Pizza and Gelato Preparation Class

Learn how to make pizza and gelato just like the Italians in a late afternoon class. Your chef will introduce you to the history of the most delicious Italian creations. You will bake a pizza called pizzaiolo with your professional chef. You can acquire the skill of how to make tender, flexible yeast dough that stretches to almost paper-thinness, as well as the trick for a flavorful yet light tomato sauce. After pizza, you will try your hands at gelato. Your chef will explain why gelato remains Italy's favorite dessert while giving an insight into the gelato culture that continues to grow. Know about the raw ingredients used for bases and principles for selecting the best products available. Then, enjoy a presentation and tasting of many of the flavors used in gelato making. You will also discover the development and application of natural colors, heating and freezing techniques, and their effects on different ingredients. Uncover the secrets of the world's most-loved dessert and Italian culture. Enjoy an easy and fun experience that will last forever in your memory.

Florence: Leonardo Interactive Museum Entry Ticket

2. Florence: Leonardo Interactive Museum Entry Ticket

Make your way to the Leonardo Interactive Museum in the heart of Florence, just steps from the Accademia Gallery, and discover a family-friendly exhibition guaranteed to stimulate your curiosity. Marvel at machines built to scale and according to Da Vinci's original designs. Learn about some of Leonardo’s major studies of anatomy and see high-resolution backlit replicas of his main paintings to explore his medical and artistic achievements. Organized into 4 sections - earth, water, air, and fire - the museum provides descriptions in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian for your convenience. Benefit from multimedia displays about the artist and inventor's extraordinary life and works.

Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens

3. Florence: Reserved Entry Ticket to the Boboli Gardens

The gardens extend over a vast area forming an open-air museum with antique and Renaissance statues, grottoes, and large fountains. Exploring its numerous and varied walks one is able to evoke the spirit of life at court. The Grotta del Buontalenti is an artificial cave filled with false stalactites and stalagmites, with statues of sheep, shepherds, and Romans goddesses. The cave is located close to the entrance of the Boboli Garden and at the end of the Vasari Corridor. 

Livorno: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

4. Livorno: Aquarium Entrance Ticket

Spend the day exploring the Aquarium of Livorno which is located in a building with a strong historical, artistic and architectural value in the city and enjoys a splendid location, located on the seafront of Livorno within the Terrazza Mascagni.  On the ground floor, explore 33 different display tanks, an observation tunnel and a tactile pool. On the first floor, come into contact with a world of insects, amphibians and reptiles and admire the fascinating leaf-cutter ants. See the newly-arrived zebra sharks, the wonderful green tortoises, Napoleon fish, friendly little seahorses as well as a family of jellyfish.

Florence: Balloon Flight Over Tuscany

5. Florence: Balloon Flight Over Tuscany

Experience the magical feeling of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Tuscany on a hot air balloon flight from Florence. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field, which is dependent on weather conditions and will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a briefing about flight safety, climb into the balloon basket and begin your float to altitudes of up to 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne and a breakfast with local products before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.

Florence: Medici Family History Tour

6. Florence: Medici Family History Tour

Relive the story of the family that managed to become the symbol of a city, facing countless obstacles, betrayals and victories. Explore the most symbolic places of the Medici family in Florence, the most famous city of the Renaissance period. See where many of the scenes from the tv series “The Medici” took place, and uncover the true essence of the main characters of the Medici Family, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Cosimo the Elder or Piero the Unfortunate. You can also explore the amazing palaces of enemy families like the Strozzi, Albizi, and Pazzi. Together, you will visit the Palazzo Medici, a famous architectural work of the fifteenth century and the beautiful Chapel of the Magi, which was painted by Benozzo Gozzoli. You will also visit a secret place where the genius Michelangelo learned to sculpt, under the shadow of one of Donatello’s pupils, the Bertoldo.

Montecatini Terme: Thermal Pool Entrance Ticket

7. Montecatini Terme: Thermal Pool Entrance Ticket

Release the stress of traveling and relax in the waters of one of Italy's most renowned thermal water springs at the Montecatini Terme Thermal Pool. Enjoy access to an indoor thermal pool, fed by 33°C thermal water from the Leopoldina spring, where you can swim in the 100-meter lanes or enjoy a hydromassage from the hydrojets. Reap a range of health and wellness benefits, from skin improvement to increased muscle recovery.

Florence: Guided Bike Tour

8. Florence: Guided Bike Tour

Discover Florence with a guide a bike tour of the city highlights. See sights like the famed Dome of Brunelleschi, the Oltrarno district, and the Square of the Republic. Stay safe with the included helmet and hear your guide clearly with headphones. Meet your guide and get fitted with your helmet and bike. Ride at a leisurely pace to the Dome of Brunelleschi, built between the 12th and 14th century. Admire this architectural wonder which is the second largest dome in the world. Head to the Uffizi Gallery building, which is the primary museum in Florence. View the outside of this museum which is home to some of the world’s most impressive works of art by artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Stop at the Square of the Republic which created during the Risanamento period in the 19th century. Cruise to the Basilica of Santa Croce which is the largest Franciscan church in the world and the burial place of famous Italians like Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavell. Get a unique overview of the city as your guide will shares details of Florence's diverse and entertaining history. Visit the Oltrarno district for sweeping views of Florence. Have the chance to stop and purchase a Gelato or hot beverage during your tour.

The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

9. The Best of Florence: A Family-Friendly Private Tour

Florence is a city full of highlights and hidden gems, everywhere you walk has a story and a famous mastermind behind it. While this might sound interesting to you, what if you are traveling with your whole family? This family-friendly tour is the perfect solution. A friendly local guide is ready to take you and your family to see the best their city has to offer and they know the perfect ways to keep everyone entertained, especially your kids.  Start off at the perfect place to see the mix of highlights and hidden gems, the center and heart of Florence, Piazza della Repubblica. The place where everything started and where you’ll get an introduction into how Florence became the powerful center of the Renaissance. Then discover the pride of Florence, its beautiful cathedral with its dome that rises high, dominating the view of the city. Climb up the cathedral and enjoy a picture perfect view of Florence or wander through the museum inside, your friendly local can arrange everything you wish to visit and see.  Here’s the kid’s favorite part: a gelato stop. Try the best gelato in town while you immerse yourself in the relaxing atmosphere and conversation. Once their sweet tooth is satisfied, go on a fun paper decorating demonstration and get crafty. Afterwards, learn how a market got turned into a church and visit the Fontana del Porcellino. Then, head to Piazza della Signora, a hotspot for political events in Florence for centuries. For the last stop of the tour, head to Ponte Vecchio.

Florence: Leonardo Interactive Museum Guided Tour

10. Florence: Leonardo Interactive Museum Guided Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the Leonardo Interactive Museum in Florance with this admission ticket. Have the chance to test some of the machines developed by Leonardo da Vinci. Relive the Renaissance period as you learn about the historical moment that generated this famous artist. Meet your guide and begin your museum tour. Understand the personality of Leonardo da Vinci as you dive into this paintings and drawings. Uncover how he was a scientist, painter, engineer, geographer, and anatomist. Find out about his artistic techniques like perspective, shading, and drapery. View some of his inventions and get the chance to test some out for yourself. Immerse yourself in the unsolved mysteries surrounding the genius. Get access to interactive workshops hosted by the museum.

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If you are travelling with kids, this is a perfect blend of fun and culture to make the site-seeing more bearable for the younger ones. Even without children, it is a sweet treat, a unique chance to see all Leonardo's "inventions" braught to life. Every device and tool can be operated and examined making this an interactive experience that we don't often get in a museum. It is not very big but depending on the level of your interest you could spend between 30 and 60 minutes exploring all the exhibited items, even more if you get fascinated by some of the machines.

Superb! Our chef, Barbara, was amazing. My husband was concerned what he made would not be edible but the chef quickly put him at ease. We had a wonderful and fun family day with the best tiramisu I have had. The house is picturesque with amazing Tuscan views. Barbara introduced us to her family and we learned and shared about family life. Well worth the adventure; one of the highlights of our vacation.

It’s worth going and getting some pictures of the beautiful garden and the fountain as well as you can see Florance from a different perspective.

A definite must see, da Vinci's inventions amazing! An excellent relief from churches!

Fun for the family. What a fascinating man with a beautiful mind.