Endless BeginningsITALY & FRANCE PERSONALIZED JOURNEYS

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Endless BeginningsITALY & FRANCE PERSONALIZED JOURNEYS

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The Renaissance of Florence

In the jewel of the Renaissance, explore ornate churches like the Duomo with its majestic cupola, the bell tower, Giotto's Campanile, and the Baptistery with Ghiberti 's bronze doors or Santa Maria del Carmine and its Brancacci chapel, with frescoes by Massacio emphasizing both humanism and perspective, which contributed greatly to the change of the course of Western art. Visit museums which hold some of the world’s finest collections, the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Museo dell' Opera del Duomo, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, and the smaller and less discovered Museo Horne, a former residence of a British arts collector or Museo Marino Marini for modern art. Or there are historic neighborhoods of Santa Croce, colorful San Frediano, the Oltrarno and Santo Spirito to visit. There are magical vistas over the city and lanquid Tuscan countryside from Forte Belvedere, Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole. For spectacular shopping there is the Via Tornabuoni, Via Roma, Via della Vigna Nuova, artisans' shops selling beautiful handmade paper, leather goods, cashmere-lined gloves, or the antique dealers of the Oltrarno, from sparkling goldsmiths' shops on Ponte Vecchio to the outdoor San Lorenzo Market, Florence offers infinite opportunities for shopping. The most significant handcrafts made in Florence is goldsmith jewelry, leather goods and Florentine mosaic art. For bargain hunters the nearby designer outlets are selling Gucci, Tods, Bottega Venetta, Loro Piana, Ferragamo and other brands at greatly reduced prices.

Let Endless Beginnings help you experience the jewel of the Renaissance, from the Duomo to the historic neighborhoods of Santa Croce. We facilitate your dreams so you receive the most personalized experience Florence can provide.

  • Florentine Steak

Savoring the Tuscan Cuisine

Because we believe that you can know a country best through its food, Endless Beginnings clients enjoy meals in both countryside trattorias and Michelin starred restaurants, explore food markets like the Mercato Centrale and Sant' Ambrogio, sample local specialties such as famous Tuscan steaks, cured meats, game dishes, hand made fresh pastas, mushrooms and truffles, panini, regional pecorino and honeys, often at the source, and have the opportunity to taste and buy exceptional Italian wines.

  • Florentine Steak
  • Tuscan Hill Farm
  • Tuscan Hill Farm

Tuscan Day Trips

With time to spare on a trip to Florence, venture further on a day trip to the hill towns of Siena and San Gimignano, to charming Lucca rich with history and landscaped villas, to the chic resort town of Forte dei Marmi, to Pisa, to ancient Arezzo famous for its monthly antique market, to splendid Cortona and the Valdichiana, to the Chianti region where its prestigious wineries, ancient castles and villages are snapshots from a time gone by, to the hill towns of the Val d'Orcia in Southern Tuscany, Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino, the still unspoiled Maremma, rich with relics of an ancient past and now home to hotels and spas or secluded seaside resorts as well as home of the Super Tuscan wines. On the northern Tuscan coast visit the Carrara marble quarries and the artists’ town of Pietrasanta.

Florence Gallery

  •  Tuscany Countryside

    Tuscany Countryside

  •  Wine Tasting

    Wine Tasting

  •  Botticelli Venus

    Botticelli Venus

  •  Duomo cathdral in Florence

    Duomo cathdral in Florence

  •  Tuscan Home

    Tuscan Home

  •  Tuscan Field

    Tuscan Field

  •  Tuscan Villa Rentals

    Tuscan Villa Rentals

  •  Tuscan Food & Wine

    Tuscan Food & Wine

  •  David in Florence

    David in Florence

  •  Sunset  at Ponte Vecchio

    Sunset at Ponte Vecchio

  •  Florence's Duomo

    Florence's Duomo

  •  Santa Maria Novella

    Santa Maria Novella

  •  Florentine Steak

    Florentine Steak

  •  Tagliere del Boccanegra

    Tagliere del Boccanegra

  •  Botticelli Primavera

    Botticelli Primavera

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