Who are Alberto and Linda?
They are the experts on all things Italian and travel!
- Alberto is a native Italian. His career in Travel began at the of 17 working in his father’s Chauffeur driving business. He developed a passion for sharing Italy with their guests from all over the world. Today, he is a certified tour leader and chauffeur driver fluent in Italian, English, and Spanish.
- Linda a dual citizen of both Australia and Italy. She is a tour leader, chauffeur driver, and culinary guide . For over 20 years she has been taking travelers from all over the world on multi day vacations.
Rich History & Amazing Food
Enjoy a fun and informative tour of Florence that will end with a Spritz! Arrive in the San Lorenzo District. Admire the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The Laurentian Library is next door. When available you can enter inside to admire the staircase designed by Michelangiolo.
You will begin at the first Home of the Medici the Riccardi Palace. Admire the private gardens and premises an architectural masterpiece by Michelozzo. See the Cathedral Complex(outside only) to admire the fourth largest Cathedral in the world. See ‘the dome’ Brunelleschi’s Architectural masterpiece.
Take the Via Roma to arrive in the centre of the City Piazza della Repubblica. The square was the original Roman Forum the Mercato Vecchio’. See redesigned elegant palaces with historical cafes of chocolate and delicious pastries. Stop into Bar Gilli the oldest cafe in Florence. Enjoy an espresso-like the locals standing at the bar. See the delicious pastries on display for breakfast. This is the ideal spot to return for an evening aperitivo where you can meet head barman ‘Luca Picchi’ top mixologist of our Negroni Cocktail.
Continue to Piazza della Signoria and the Palazzo Vecchio. Enjoy a stroll through Piazzale degli Uffizi. See the impressive Uffizi Gallery, designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560.
Last you will head to the Oltrarno over the Ponte Vecchio. Before arriving at the Palazzo Pitti stops at a local bar for a snack and spritz. The spritz cocktail has a base of prosecco, amaro (bitter liquor) & soda. Choose from a selection of original liquors your ideal spritz – with campari, Aperol and more.
“La dolce vita!”