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Fun-filled adventures in the heart of Florence

Looking for unique things to do in Florence? Concierge Adriano Pecoraro’s suggestions for entertaining and out-of-the-ordinary activities are sure to make your stay unforgettable. Look forward to the best holiday Tuscany has to offer.

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Florentine Food Tour

Start planning your ‘villeggiatura’ — an intrinsic Italian concept all about slow, sensuous summers.

Join an expert guide to discover how gastronomy has developed throughout Florentine history.

From street food to popular vegetables, pastries to ancient grain markets, every bite has a story to tell. Prepare to be surprised and delighted by anecdotes and guided tastings across five iconic sites in the city.

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Secret Florence

Join us as we draw back the curtain on some of Florence’s most exclusive cultural exhibitions, rooms and artifacts.

Venture through hidden rooms at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. Access Pietro Porcinai’s private archives, perhaps spotting how this renowned landscape architect was inspired to create our very own gardens. Or parse through fascinating archives at Florence's Zeffirelli museum.

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Garden Yoga & Meditation

Find your spot in a tranquil corner in our Leonardo woodland for a yoga or meditation session. In this peaceful and inspiring area, connect body and soul with the stunning landscape and marvel at the surrounding greenery.

Complimentary yoga classes are available for our guests on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Join us in the rose garden between 7.30-8.30am.

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The Art of Making

Discover why Florence is world-renowned for its creative craftsmanship. Head into the city to meet with the craftspeople spearheading Florence’s New Renaissance.

Step behind the scenes and see how artists are preserving manual traditions with new materials and contemporary style. From jewelry to shoes, crystalware to perfumery, listen to each artisan talk passionately about their art’s heritage and style. End the morning at a Louis Vuitton boutique with an exclusive luggage organisation experience.

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Greet the Day with Leonardo

Travel through time and walk in the footsteps of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. Trekking through Monte Ceceri park, you’ll reach the top of the very same hill where Leonardo tested his flying machine in 1506. It was here that humans first took flight according to Zoroastro Da Peretola, a legendary pupil of Leonardo’s. Gaze across the wooded valley and spot Il Duomo in the distance the views are truly inspiring.

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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 city at sunset in this classic vehicle. Access the most famous sights of central Florence that are usually out of bounds to motorists. Please note that this experience is only available after 6pm.

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Rafting in Florence

Let expert rafters guide you down the San Niccolo weir, under the Ponte Vecchio, as you admire the urban sights. Or, for the ultimate thrill, join a full-day excursion to the Sieve River for a heart-racing ride through the rapids.

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