Florence, the birthplace of the European Renaissance, thrived between the 14th and 17th centuries as a center of trade, finance, architecture, and the arts. At the height of its power and influence, it became one of the wealthiest cities of all time, and its rulers built some of the grandest churches, palaces, and museums in Europe. Today, these Florentine wonders are still being enjoyed by millions of people who come to Florence to pay homage to the culture and heritage of a city that has left an enduring legacy for the world. But aside from renowned paintings, sculptures, and monuments, Florence today also serves host to a festival which aims to preserve and nurture opera music, an inheritance from the Renaissance era and one of Florence’s greatest contribution to the arts. First staged in 1933 through the patronage of conductor Vittorio Gui, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival is known for […]
"Buon Giorno, thank you and big "Grazie" for the wonderful trip you arranged for us."
From Siena, Florence, Rome to Sorrento everything was wonderful. The hotels were all better than expected, drivers all on time and very friendly and professional, and the tours great. In particular Ismael who took us to see the original David (which took my breath away) was...
Robert Turnbull (British Columbia, Canada)
Customized Trip, March 2014