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Top 10 Attractions in Florence

1. Galleria degli Uffizi. Filled with paintings by the most noted Italian artists visitors marvel at the mastery of Botticelli, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael to mention a few. Purchase advance tickets.photo

2. The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Brunelleshi’s dome and Giotto’s Tower dominate the Fiorentine skyline. Visitor’s never tire of these two most visited highlights of Italian architecture

3. The National Museum of the Bargello. Located near the Piazza della Signoria is a museum that houses sculptures of leading artists of the Renaissance era.

My first time in Italy

My first day.

My first day.

MY FIRST TIME IN ITALY AND I WENT WITH EVIA
BY: TONI PERL
May 12, 2014.

I am not a savvy traveller when it comes to European destinations so I look for direction and help to achieve my most desired results. I have heard stories of difficult trips with many details required and thought, I just cannot do this on my own.

Walking Tuscany’s White Roads

At the top of my list of fabulous things is walking through Tuscany’s network of white roads. These winding routes were originally carved out centuries ago by the enigmatic Etruscans, and later expanded by the Romans so that their war horses and soldiers could reach all parts of Europe from France to England. As a matter of fact, the sentence “all roads lead to Rome,” actually refers to this network of interconnecting trails. As cities grew they became neglected, left to be used by farmers and locals as they strolled from town to town.

Amalfi Coast And The Isle Of Capri

Highlights

  • Discover Naples, the birthplace of the “pizza”.
  • Hike the mountainous trails of the  Amalfi Coast famed for paths carved into the rock – once the only access between the isolated villages set amongst the cliffs.
  • Walk serpentine alleys in picturesque coastal villages of Amalfi, Positano, Capri, and Sorrento.
  • Luxuriate in the Amalfi Coast, a place that has for centuries lured kings and queens, artists, writers, and now you, to her sun drenched isles.
  • Follow the history of the ancient Romans as you tread their well-worn paths.
  • Be intoxicated by the glorious landscapes of the Amalfi Coast.

Chianti countryside and wines

Highlights

  • Walk with our local expert guide through the cobbled streets of the Tuscan hill towns and off-the-beaten tourist path.
  • Sip a glass of Brunello or Chianti wines.
  • Taste freshly pressed olive oil.
  • Enjoy hearty Tuscan cuisine, wineries, and specialty food tastings (plan includes all breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners).
  • Daily walks among the quintessential Chianti vineyards.
  • Some trips offer an optional pre-breakfast yoga warm-up.

Biking Tuscany

Highlights of Biking Tuscany Trip

  • Stay in Renaissance Pienza, rebuilt to its current beauty by Pope Pius II.
  • Cycle through rolling vineyards, golden wheat fields and chalky white hills.
  • Savor pecorino cheese, homemade pasta pici, and fruity olive oils.
  • Sip Tuscan wines including the famed Brunello and Nobile.
  • Experience the essence of Tuscany where history and beauty fill the heart as water fills a well.