Walks in the Florentine hills

Centro Italiano Firenze
Centro Italiano Firenze

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Duration:1 Week

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Course program

Experience the countryside surrounding Florence on foot, walking amidst vineyards and olive groves, through small villages steeped in history. Your guide speaks Italian and English and will lead you through areas of extraordinary beauty, providing you with details of the history, traditions and monuments of each place. These are afternoon excursions and last about 3-4 hours each.

Program: 5 afternoon excursions of 3-4 hours each
• Monday View of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo and from the church of San Miniato al Monte, tour of the church, walk around the area of Forte Belvedere and visit to the Boboli Gardens, concluding with a welcome- aperitif
• Tuesday Fiesole and surroundings. Visit to the Etruscan town and Roman amphitheater , the archaeological museum and San Francesco monastery. Return to Florence on foot.
• Wednesday Through olive groves and vineyards, from Grassina to Impruneta, and a visit to a terracotta factory.
• Thursday Itinerary from Florence to Settignano, passing the ancient quarry of Maiano .Visit Settignano and the garden of Villa Gamberaia.
• Friday Excursion to the Chianti region, visit to Greve and walk between the Castle of Montefioralle and the Abbey at Passignano, visit to a farm and wine-tasting.

Group: from 3 to 10 participants

Language: Italian and English by request

Minimum age: 18

Included in the fee: program as described above, including entrance tickets to museums and gardens, welcome-drink and wine-tasting

Course location

Centro Italiano Firenze

The Italian language school Centro Italiano Firenze is situated in a palazzo in the centre of Florence not far from the world-famous Dome Square. The school offers Italian language courses for all levels and nationalities.
It is the school’s belief that people interested in learning Italian are generally moved by the desire to know more about the culture and history of this country. So for the main course, Italian language, there are a number of cultural activities available in the afternoons in addition to the group lessons. Other courses offered are: personal language training, Italian and olive harvesting, Italian and wine harvesting, learn Italian travelling from Florence to Naples, intensive course or private tuition.

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