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Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. It is acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and stepping onto its historic cobbles, it is easy to see why. Cradled between the surrounding hills, the city hosts some of the most famous works of art on the planet, and the whole of the city centre is packed with stunning palaces, churches, and monuments. The surrounding countryside is well-known for its rolling hills and its wine, particularly the Chianti area between Siena and Florence.

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Cooking Classes in Florence

Learn the foundations of two Italian favourites — gelato and pizza — at a picturesque Tuscan estate near Florence with this fun and memorable cooking class. Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson with a professional Italian chef, which will culminate in a 3-course meal of appetizers, pizza, and gelato, accompanied by wine and beer. Plus, each participant receives a recipe booklet so you can practise your newfound skills back home.

Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti – Hospital of the Innocents – is the headquarters of a charitable institution that has provided care for children and infants for more than 500 years. The structure houses a gallery and a museum exhibiting famous paintings of Italian artists, such as "Madonna with Child" by Botticelli and "Adoration of the Magi" by Ghirlandaio. Even the building itself, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.

Palazzo Pitti

The Pitti Palace houses different types of museums and temporary exhibits. The basis of the current palace dates back to 1458 when it was the residence of the powerful bank man Luca Pitti. It was then bought by the Medici family one century later and employed as the official residence of the ruling family of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In connection with Palazzo Pitti, you will find the Boboli Gardens, which are among the most beautiful and ancient royal gardens in Italy.

Galleria degli Uffizi

Uffizi Gallery is one of the biggest museums in the world. It houses important masterpieces dating back from the 13th to the 19th century. Among its works, it boasts Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", probably the most famous painting in the history of art, after the Mona Lisa. The museum is also historically important for being one of the first to open its doors to the public during the 18th century.A reservation far in advance is necessary.

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