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Day Trips and Activities ID: 1679
Sketching in Florence
Offered by partner: ID 3078
Country : Italy
Destination's: florence (Toscana)
Duration: 3 – 4 hour(s)
Minimum Price: $157 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $460 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Tourist Activities
Day Trips and Activities Highlight
How many times has each of us seen a scene, a person, an event, and thought: "I would like to draw that, to make others see and understand the beauty and uniqueness of that image". Usually we use words, but with Mike we can learn to use our hands, with a sheet of paper and a pencil. In the course of a holiday in Tuscany, we have the possibility to gather hundreds of these images. We won't use a camera or a video camera; instead with Mike we will create special itineraries, putting ourselves in front of monuments, people, landscapes, even a dog...and then draw them. We won't have simply a guide, but an instructor who will give us new tools. Below you will find a few proposals for creating your drawing opportunities; but Mike is also at your complete disposal if you want to schedule a day or half a day with him with an itinerary of your choosing.
Day Trips and Activities Detail Information
Full day excursions, 9-19, include: private air-conditioned minibus, guide/driver in English language, wine tasting and lunch. The program is offered every Tuesday. Minimum 4 participants.

Half-day excursions, 9-14 or 14-19, include: private air-conditioned minibus, guide/driver in English language, and wine tasting. The program is offered every Wednesday. Minimum 4 participants.

A special choice from the best Tuscan wineries. Some of the best-known Super Tuscans you wanted always to taste. Our expert will guide you in the cellars where these treasures are produced and you will meet the authors of these every where in the World known bottles. We offer full day guided tours by private car or mini-bus. The tour includes wine cellar visits, wine tasting and lunch. Winery excursions may be scheduled for any date with two days advance notice and can be conducted in your language. Pick up service from participant's location can also be arranged.

We are at your disposal offering an English speaking expert guide in history of art, wine and cookery, a private minivan with air conditioning and a lot of very interesting wine and food addresses. You can choose one of our wine tours or you can suggest us new destinations.


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Florence city itinerary: starting from Piazza Santissima Annunziata, with its Hospital of the Innocents loggia, we will continue toward Piazza del Duomo with Giotto's bell tower and Brunelleschi's Dome, then arriving in Piazza della Signoria with the Loggia dei Lanzi , the Uffizi Gallery and David's marble figure. Duration: 3 hours, from 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm, with the possibility of enjoying a delicious Tuscan lunch at Trattoria Le Mossacce in Via del Proconsolo. You can get to the piazza on foot, or meet your instructor directly at your hotel.

La Specola Museum, animal sketching: the oldest science museum in Europe, commissioned by the Medici Grand Duke Leopold and opened in 1775, where the surroundings and furnishings are already a magnificent spectacle, houses a wonderful collection of animals, which we will portray on paper. Duration: 3 hours, from 10:30am to 1:30pm or from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, with the possibility of a stop for coffee, sweets and chocolate at Pasticceria Dolcissima on Via Maggio. You can get to La Specola Museum on foot, or meet your instructor directly at your hotel.

Bardini Palace Garden: an ancient park with a terrace from which you have a spectacular view of Florence, with plants, vases, statues and other garden objects, which allows you to draw panoramas of the city or an art detail. Duration: 3 hours, from 10:30am to 1:30pm or from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, with the possibility of lunch or dinner at the restaurant La Terrazza Moba. You can get to the Bardini Palace on foot, or meet your instructor directly at your hotel.

Vineyards and hills, a look outside the city: leaving Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo, with a short stop to get an overview of the city and the surrounding hills, we will go up towards Impruneta, through fields of vineyards and olive groves, and then set up our "studio" in a panoramic meadow. Duration: 4 hours, from 9:30am to 1:30pm or from 2:30pm to 6:30pm, with the possibility of open-air picnic on linen tablecloths. We will get there by private motocoach, which will pick you up directly at your hotel.
Notes for price Information
The following prices are per person and include Mike’s teaching, an instruction manual, a special kit of drawing and watercolor painting materials, including a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook ; entrances to Specola or Bardini Garden; private minivan with driver, picnic with wine outside the city.

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