In Tuscany, in Florence, which was the cradle of the Renaissance and the scene of the Medici patronage, an innate sense of beauty, a patrician cultured and industrious, a conservation spirit unparalleled, made the Florentine historic homes of the most beautiful of Italy. There are still families living in a building designed for them by Raphael or in the villa in which Lorenzo the Magnificent was educated. In the gentle Tuscan countryside, villas and castles are at the center of agricultural production and wine handed down for generations and which offer the traveler to wine tasting and oils.
Siena, Italian jewel, keeper of centuries-old traditions, preserved the ancient splendor of the glorious republic. From private residences overlooking Piazza del Campo, you can enjoy an intact architectural ensemble, in a city where the only change occurred was the loss of the ancient independence. The Tuscan countryside that surrounds it and that is the background to many homes is still one of the landscapes of many Renaissance paintings, castles, forts, villas and gardens are still kept alive by owners guardians of secular traditions, often dedicated to agriculture and the production of fine wines.
During the first four days it will be devoted to Florence with a visit from some private buildings, including one designed by Giuliano da Sangallo which preserves a spectacular fireplace and one by Raphael, and the largest private garden in Europe within the city walls.
The second day will be devoted to Siena, with private tours of a building with frescoes by Beccafumi, a villa with Italian garden and chapel of the Peruzzi, another with perfectly preserved interiors from the late eighteenth century and the heart of a winery; concluding with a visit from a villa designed by Peruzzi.
Another day will be devoted to private historic gardens of Fiesole and the surrounding area of Florence and the fourth day with visits to villas and historic cellars more or less known, between Florence and Siena.