Love on a Pillow tour

Love on a Pillow Tour

The 1962 film Love on a Pillow, starring Brigitte Bardot, was filmed in and around Belmond Villa San Michele. Relive scenes from the movie with a unique tour of its filming locations.

Set out in a Fiat 600 to visit Villa Gamberaia’s stunning gardens and take in the breathtaking views from San Miniato al Monte.

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Florence in an Ape Calessino

Florence in an Ape Calessino

Hop into an Ape Calessino, the three-wheeled electric car that was so emblematic of Italy in the 50s and 60s.

Discover the sweetest side of Florence—confectioners, chocolatiers and tiny boutiques—in this tiny classic car. Access the most famous sights of central Florence, which are otherwise out of bounds to motorists.

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Vintage Shopping in Florence

Vintage Shopping in Florence

Discover the best vintage shops in Florence.

Enjoy a stroll through the streets of the Oltrarno District and a visit to the Antico Setificio. The oldest silk-weaving workshop in Florence, it brings to life the history of fashion in Florence.

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Let our head barman teach you everything there is to know about cocktails. He will guide you through the preparation of 3 delicious concoctions.

Savour the fruits of your labour in our special Lover's Corner at the end of the lesson.

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Vespa Tour Tuscany

Tuscany by Vespa

Experience the sights on board Italy's favourite mode of transport, the Vespa.

Travel along picturesque country roads and ancient bridges, exploring Tuscany's medieval villages and Romanesque churches.

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Vivoli Ice Cream Tour


The world-famous Vivoli ice cream parlour has been creating its delicious “gelato” masterpieces in Florence since 1930. Exclusively for guests of Belmond Villa San Michele, Vivoli opens the doors for an unforgettable experience in ice cream making, including the opportunity to meet the family and a mouth-watering ice cream tasting session.

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Rafting Tour Florence

Rafting in Florence

Let expert rafters guide you down the San Niccolo weir under the Ponte Vecchio as you take in the urban sights. 

Or, if you're up for a bit more excitement, join a full-day excursion to the Sieve River for a heart-racing ride through the rapids.

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Florece Museums

Vasari Corridor

Your private guide will escort you to the Uffizi Gallery, where he will unlock the door to one of the most amazing features of Florence, the Vasari Corridor. 

The corridor, lined with works of art, stretches over the famous Ponte Vecchio and boasts spectacular views of the river and the Church of Santa Felicita.

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Making Chocolate in Italy

Chocolate Making

A dream trip for chocoholics, visit the workshop at Andrea Bianchini’s Bottega del Cioccolato and learn the delicious art of chocolate making. 

While you are there, enjoy a two-hour course taken by master chocolatier Bianchini. Famous for his unusual flavour combinations, you are guaranteed some unique taste sensations.

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