Group tour operator for holidays to Tuscany, Italy
The Gardens of Tuscany
Tuscany is an iconic destination, famous for its beautiful scenery. Seemingly inspired by the surroundings, Tuscany is also home to some breathtaking gardens. With a host of impressive villas, there’s an abundance of landscaped paradises to explore.Read More
Spend Time in Incredible Cities of Tuscany
Hidden behind imposing Renaissance city walls, explore Lucca’s cobbled streets and pretty piazzas. The Baroque gardens of the nearby Villa Pfanner are an oasis, complete with fountains and statues of Greek Gods. This is just one of the beautiful gardens you will have the opportunity to explore during this floral tour. The exquisite Parco Villa Reale di Marlia is certainly a highlight. The lower gardens have been designed as an expansive English landscape park, boasting a small lake and water garden which is accented by a terrace of statues.
Tuscany’s capital – Florence.
This small city, on the banks of the Arno river, has extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. Florence is so special that the entire city is a UNESCO world heritage site. One of Italy’s most beautiful cities and the birthplace of the Renaissance. Here, see the main sights including the magnificent Duomo Cathedral, the shop-lined Ponte Vecchio and many more around every corner! Moreover, there will be plenty of time to explore this enchanting city. Discover this irresistible gem for yourself.
With a fantastic combination of Italy’s beautiful cities and floral delights, this is a very special tour however check out our Treasures of Tuscany tour.
April - September 2021
Travel to Italy
Take a short sea crossing to Calais then drive south through France, stopping overnight. The following day we travel to the Milan area for a second overnight stop.
Villa Poggi Torselli and Villa Gamberaia
Today, enjoy the stunning landscape of Chianti and this part of Tuscany, with its mixture of rolling landscaped vineyards and wooded hills. Visit the Villa Poggi Torselli at San Casciano Val di Peso, renowned for its spectacular flowering plants, where you have a guided visit. In the afternoon, depart for an excursion of Villa Gamberaia’s beautiful gardens, just outside of Florence.
Florence – Boboli Gardens
We head to Florence for a visit to Boboli Gardens, located in the city’s centre. The park hosts centuries-old oak trees, sculptures and fountains. These gardens even inspired many others in Europe, including Versailles. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore Florence at leisure. The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence in enchanting and simply irresistible.
Lucca – Villa Reale and Villa Pfanner
Lucca is the only town in Italy to be surrounded entirely by walls. Nearby, you’ll visit two splendid gardens today, The Parco Villa Reale is a very large garden with numerous water fountains, gardens within gardens and an enormous amount to explore. In the late morning, visit Villa Pfanner with its ornamental blossoms, lemon trees and eightennth century statues. This is a beautiful Baroque garden. Afterwards, enjoy some time in Medieval Lucca, strolling through its cobbled streets.
Spend a day at leisure in Montecatini, exploring the local area or relaxing at the hotel and enjoying its facilities.
Parco Villa Reale di Marlia and Villa Torrigiano
In the heart of Tuscany, at the foot of the Pizzorne hills, lies the 17th century Villa Reale di Marlia. The 16-hectare estate boasts numerous refined gardens and botanic rarities, as well as majestic buildings created over centuries. The timeless elegance of the grounds will charm and delight! Camellia lined pathways lead around the gardens to a splendid Water Theatre, the world famous Green Theatre, a Lemon Garden with marble statues depicting Leda and the Swan from Greek mythology, and a Spanish Garden in Art Deco style.
We will then visit the Villa Torrigiano, whose romantic gardens are filled with fountains and grottoes. The villa itself is also open to the public and is decorated with 17th century frescoes.
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori, Montecatini ****
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori is located in Montecatini Terme and offers free WiFi throughout, a restaurant and air-conditioned rooms. Each bedroom will provide you with a satellite flat-screen TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms includes a hairdryer and free toiletries. The restaurant specialises in Tuscan cuisine.
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