TOUR: TUSCANY. FRIENDS, LOVERS & ENEMIES of the Medici family.
(THIS TOUR HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONDUCTED AND MAY ONLY BE AVAILABLE IN 2017 AS A PRIVATE TOUR FOR 6 OR 7 ADULTS BOOKING TOGETHER. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT CIAO BELLA TOURS TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE DATES FOR YOUR PRIVATE TOUR)
Michelangelo and the Medici family are entwined, and at the core of the Renaissance and of Fiorentine and Tuscan history and art. After only one year of Michelangelo Buonarotti's apprenticeship, at age 14 he came to the attention of Lorenzo de’Medici (Lorenzo il Magnifico), who summoned him to his court. The rest, as they say, is history. But all is not fine in the House of Medici! We'll check out lovers and enemies too, and you may be surprised!
The first 4 nights of our tour are in Firenze (Florence) 4*, followed by 7 nights in a comfortable country villa (agriturismo), with a swimming pool, on a secluded Tuscan estate. This tour is designed to include many of the historical links between the most significant family of Firenze and Toscana, together with the impact of Michelangelo and some other artists and architects of the time. Naturally, enjoying the food and wines of Tuscany at trattorie, ristorante, enoteche, wineries, and as guests of a Fiorentine family, enjoying authentic Tuscan hospitality. And expect some special places for aperitivi too! $AUD 7,999.00 pp (SS + $AUD 985)