Imagine a picture-postcard village with an ancient entrance door, a little church exuding spirituality and a UNESCO World Heritage Medici villa on a hilltop towering over a sea of olive trees and vineyards. This is what you will experience visiting Artimino. A few kilometres away lies a Renaissance masterpiece, the Medici villa of Poggio a Caiano, known as Villa Ambra. You will discover the homes of the Medici family, visit an estate immersed in the green hills of the Florentine Chianti, walking through vineyards and tasting good food accompanied by excellent wines. A day full of Tuscan culture and flavors.
You will depart from your hotel on board a comfortable van with a licensed professional driver. The first stop of the tour will lead you to the village of Artimino, where a professional guide will accompany you through a tour of the old village and the beautiful Medici villa La Ferdinanda, also known as the villa of the hundred chimneys due to a series of chimneys of various shapes placed on the roof. In Artimino you will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Artimino, full of splendid Etruscan testimonies.
Afterwards, you will enjoy a walk through the vineyards and a tour of the cellars at a local winery, where you will taste some wines and an excellent lunch, while soaking up the beautiful landscape. Located on a promontory and surrounded by magnificent woods, olive groves and vineyards, the estate is the ideal place to relax and escape the chaos of the city, enjoying the country life.
The itinerary continues onward to Poggio a Caiano, site of another beautiful Medici villa, Villa Ambra, a cherished place of Lorenzo the Magnificent who had ordered its construction. The villa is surrounded by several gardens and enjoys a peculiar, not randomly chosen position above the surrounding area, which makes it a true masterpiece. You can visit both the Monumental Apartments and the Museum of Still Life accompanied by the custodians.
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Comfortable clothing recommended
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Not wheelchair accessible: Due to uneven surfaces at the sites visited may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
For a full refund, cancel at least 3 working days in advance of the start date of the experience