Area & Experiences
Wander through churches, museums and palaces in the centre of Florence to the Palazzo Tornabuoni. Built in the 15th century, it has played host to numerous historic figures, including the Medici family and Pope Leo XI. Appartement Brunelleschi is located on the second floor of the palace, looking out over the Cathedral of Florence and its dome by Brunelleschi.
Our nearby experiences
Watch the Palio from a resident’s house
The Palio race is held twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August. This famous horse race is ridden bareback and has been organised every year since 1644, almost without fail, on the main square in Siena, Piazza del Campo. Enter a local resident’s house to watch the race from one of the balconies around the edge of the square.
Roam the truffle roads on a Vespa
Mount a Vespa and set out to explore magnificent, unspoilt roads in the heart of Tuscany with our guide who knows every nook and cranny of the area. He will share the region’s best-kept secrets with you, including a private museum, liqueur manufacture, hilltop village and the forest where he hunts truffles.
Visit a cigar factory in Lucca
The cultivation of tobacco has, for a long time, been one of the major activities in Tuscan farming, and a couple of die-hard cigar manufacturers still remain in the region today. Discover one of these factories where cigars are still rolled by hand, and learn the basics of manufacturing with a passionate cigar maker.