One of the most romantic hotels in Florence
If you are looking for a romantic hotel in Florence, the Brunelleschi is the hotel to make your dreams come true. Located in the Renaissance district of Florence, in the historic city center, it has views over fascinating corners with special care taken over the details throughout the building. You will soak up an intoxicating atmosphere in our romantic hotel in central Florence.
Book a room or a suite for the weekend, visit Florence for the day and experience its romantic allure. The Brunelleschi Hotel will take you on a journey into the most romantic districts of Florence, to the center, a stone’s throw from the Uffizi galleries, the Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Strozzi, but will also accompany you along the cobbled shopping streets.
ACTIVITIES in FLORENCE, ITALY
Savory Tuscan specialties, Stanley Tucci’s Secret Wine Window, a Negroni demonstration, and much more!
Enjoy local favorites at the city’s favorite restaurants and wine bars as the sun sets over the horizon. On this sumptuous night out on the town, witness Florence as the sun sets and the lights come on. On Florence’s most popular food tour, discover what makes our rich culture and cuisine so unique.
Discover the best of Renaissance architecture and artistic masterpieces in Florence while learning about the history of the city’s grand squares’ sculptures, fountains, and palaces.
Step inside gleaming churches, stroll through the medieval streets where Dante once lived, and marvel at the Duomo Complex’s spectacular monuments.
Then, with included admission to the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery, get a close-up look at some of the world’s most iconic paintings and sculptures. Learn about the history of Florentine landmarks such as Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, and Ponte Vecchio. Admire Brunelleschi’s famous Duomo, as well as the surrounding baptistery and tower.
The Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery house masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Raphael, and others. Admire Michelangelo’s original ‘David’ sculpture. Entrance fees to both museums are included. For a more personalized experience, hire a private guide.
Your hands-on cooking class will be held on a private home’s patio. Watch as she prepares a Tuscan appetizer for you to enjoy before you roll up your sleeves and learn how to make regional Italian pasta from recipes passed down through her family’s generations.
You will learn to make three different dishes from scratch, as well as a side or dessert. Choose a cooking menu with three handmade pastas or a pasta and meat main course. You’ll also learn how to make a seasonal vegetable side dish and a dessert. For the pasta menu, you will learn to make three different types of pasta and three different sauces. A traditional Italian dessert will round out your meal. You’re in for a real culinary treat!
Enjoy a private day trip to Tuscany to taste wine and organic food from local farms and vineyards. Meet your guide in your hotel’s lobby. Relax as your knowledgeable guide/driver takes you through the Tuscan countryside to some of the most delightful farms and vineyards near Chianti. The friendly farm owners will teach you about the art of winemaking and allow you to sample Chianti wine and local delicacies.
Discover the history and culture of Siena, a stunning Tuscan city. Visit the city’s medieval Cathedral, which features a dome by the famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Travel through the city’s squares, which host the annual Palio. This one-of-a-kind horse race symbolizes the power and rivalry of Siena’s families and neighborhood. Imagine how many people will be crammed into these tight quarters for this major derby.
On your way to an organic Chianti farmhouse, pass through the prestigious Chianti winemaking region’s olive groves, vineyards, and rolling hills. Visit the farm and meet the owner, Silvano, before sampling his extra-virgin olive oil and some of the best wine in the area. In addition, enjoy a delicious lunch of locally grown products from the family’s farm, in keeping with the Italian slow food movement. Lunch and wine are complimentary.
Visit a Charming Village in Chianti
After an unforgettable meal, hop in the car and drive to a small, bucolic village in the Chianti wine region. Spend some time on your own wandering the enchanting cobblestone streets and exploring this beautiful, historic town.
Visit a Vineyard for More Wine Tasting
Continue through the Chianti hills until you reach another vineyard for more wine tasting. Meet a local wine expert here to learn about the estate, the winemaking process, and to sample various wines produced on-site. Compare the wines at the first and second stops on this private wine day tour, as each farm has its own methods of producing their products. After a long day of exploring and sampling the nectar of the gods in one of the world’s best wine-producing regions, sit back and relax on the ride back to Florence.
Just like a happy surprise which is constantly renewed, for over a century Le Negresco has been writing the legend of Nice and the French Riviera on a daily basis.
The story began in 1913. On 8 January, Le Negresco opened its doors. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately drew the attention of the international Jet Set. Artists, politicians and royalty were numerous to have signed the guest book.
ACTIVITIES in NICE, FRANCE
The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the most prestigious yachting events in the world with more than 125 superyachts and around 600 companies exhibiting each year.
Held annually in Port Hercule, Monaco, towards the end of September, the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) is one of the most anticipated events in the superyacht industry calendar, providing world-leading yacht builders, designers, luxury manufacturers, and esteemed brokerage houses the opportunity to network with important clientele and prospective customers.
Launched in 1991, the show is the ideal occasion to view and compare more than 120 custom superyachts in one place. Typically hosting around 45 new yacht debuts throughout the duration of the four-day event, the French Riviera truly comes alive during the event, which is a highly sought-after show for exhibitors and clients alike.
Monaco is one of Europe’s most opulent destinations, but you don’t need a private jet or a luxury yacht to visit. This private full-day tour from Nice will give you a taste of the VIP life as you visit the Grand Prix track and casinos of Monte Carlo, the Fragonard perfume factory in Eze, and the hilltop La Turbie for views of the French Riviera.
Begin your day with a private vehicle pick-up from your central Nice hotel in the early morning. Head east along the dramatic coastal roads, then climb into the hills for spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast. After about 30 minutes of driving, you’ll arrive in the medieval village of Eze, where you’ll have time to stroll through the charming cobblestone lanes, pretty gardens, and castle ruins.
Take a tour of the Fragonard perfume factory before you leave and learn the secrets of one of France’s most prestigious perfume brands. Continue to nearby La Turbie, where the highlight is the dramatic ruin of the Trophy of the Alps, a 164-foot (50-meter) tall monument dating from 6BC. After crossing the border into Monaco, proceed directly to Monte Carlo, where you’ll have the rest of the day to explore the highlights at your leisure. Pose for photos by the iconic Rock of Monaco, observe the Changing of the Guards at the Prince’s Palace, marvel at architectural marvels such as the Justice Palace and Monte Carlo Cathedral, or pay a visit to the Oceanographic Museum (own expense).
Finally, visit the world-famous Monte Carlo casino, designed by architect Charles Garnier in 1878, and drive around the legendary Grand Prix track, which hosts the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. After a full day exploring the highlights of the French Riviera, return to Nice, where your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Spend the morning in an authentic Nice home setting and learn to cook and bake like a local. Learn all about the local Provençal ingredients, then roll up your sleeves and prepare your own sweet and/or bread, while chatting away over tea or coffee and fresh juice with your local chef.
Come and discover the alliance of tradition and modernity at the Opera Plage. A stone’s throw from the old town of Nice and the famous Cours Saleya, you will enjoy a moment of relaxation, lulled by the sound of the waves and surrounded by a competent team that listens to your expectations.
With almost 250 new deckchairs, the Opera beach welcomes you for a sunny relaxing day facing the ‘Baie des Anges’.
The Opera beach, formerly pavilion of the Opera, is the oldest beach in Nice. Located on the famous ‘Promenade des Anglais’ since 1889, the Opera beach is above all else a family history.
From generation to generation, the Maiffret family turned the Opera beach into an address of choice on the Cote d’Azur. Or passed on from generation to generation, the Opera beach is one of the best address on the Cote d’Azur nowadays. Today, Nicolas offer a sunny chilling place just a stone’s throw away from the old Nice.