Florence, Siena and Chianti Valley

Tuscany is a matchless treasure trove of history, full of art cities and small picturesque villages with an immense cultural heritage. The region also displays suggestive and unparalleled panoramas filled with bucolic countryside and rolling hills.

The Tuscan cuisine is one of a kind: tasty, simple, genuine, made up of ancient recipes and traditional dishes. Its countless wines, among the best in the world, make Tuscany a rich Italian food and wine corner.

Among the provinces that have always represented the highest level of the so called “Made in Italy” concerning the production of wine, the Chianti valley, between Florence and Siena, stands out as one of the better-suited in the world for viticulture.

Many surprises fill this wonderful valley: an eventful history and a winemaking tradition dating back to the 13th century turned this area into an ideal place for those who want to embark on a fantastic journey through vineyards, hills and characteristic villages.

A private van equipped for the wheelchair will take you from Florence airport to the city center.

Our vans are designed to be large and comfortable. They can accommodate up to six wheelchairs of any type and size and are equipped with an electric hydraulic platform that facilitates the ascent and descent at each stage of the tour.

Once you arrive at your five-star hotel in the historic center of Florence, where you will enjoy a three-night stay, you will be escorted to your room so that you can leave your luggage and relax for a while. The Outreach Team has previously checked all the rooms in every detail: from the width of the doors to the height of the bed, including the spaces in the shower and between the bathroom fixtures.

Should you need the addition of any service to make your stay more comfortable at the hotel, the Outreach Team can provide you any type of equipment you need. Furthermore, once at the hotel you will meet your personal guide with whom you will discover all the details of the program.

Outreach has partnered with the most authoritative associations of bilingual guides in Italy: each of them specializes in art history and boasts many years of experience in inclusive tourism.

Your first day in Florence deserves a dinner to remember. Let yourself be tempted by some of the most delicious traditional recipes of Florentine cuisine in a historic restaurant in the heart of the city. You can try some traditional dishes based on five fundamental elements: bland bread, extra-virgin olive oil from the hills, rare meat, legumes and red wine.

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The history of Florence draws its roots in a very distant past, full of undisputed protagonists of the Italian artistic life.

Spend a day in the heart of Florence, where artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Dante Alighieri have found inspiration for the creation of their masterpieces, which still today enlighten every corner of the city. As the famous director Franco Zeffirelli once said: “When I feel gripped by depression, I go back to Florence to look at Brunelleschi’s dome: if man’s genius has gone so far, then I too can and must try to create, act, live”.

You will visit the Cathedral dominating Florence with its marvelous dome, to this day the tallest building in the whole city. After a rich lunch in a traditional and accessible Florentine restaurant, you will visit Piazza del Duomo, Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza San Giovanni, along with the Baptistery. These monuments are located in a single large pedestrian area, stretching all the way to Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio.

If you wish, upon reservation, you can take a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery, one of the largest museums in the world and one of the oldest galleries in Europe.

The Uffizi Gallery boasts an incomparable artistic heritage, with thousands of paintings from medieval to modern times, as well as miniatures, sculptures, tapestries, drawings and prints

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Art and architecture have shaped the cities of Tuscany since the Renaissance.

The small city of Pisa is known all over the world for its Leaning Tower standing in the historic Piazza dei Miracoli, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. However, this city is also a living testament of Italian art history, with some unique architectural structures such as the 1063 Cathedral built or the Monumental cemetery.

Our bilingual guide, expert in art history, will lead you through an accessible itinerary designed specifically to help you discover all the secrets of medieval and renaissance history.

The museum itinerary includes the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the famous Leaning Tower and the monumental Cemetery. The whole area is widely accessible, due to a path that winds through the artistic and architectural beauties of the religious complex of the square.

Piazza dei Miracoli can be reached directly by van and from there, through an ad hoc path, you will arrive at the entrance to the Camposanto.

The beauty of the monumental tombs, the richness of the frescoes and the works from Etruscan and medieval times create a real open-air art gallery.

The Tower of Pisa, due of its shape, is only accessible from the outside. However, the whole area of Piazza dei Miracoli is fully accessible and deserves to be visited and remembered with a photo right next to the Leaning Tower.

The tour continues to the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, which houses reproductions, models and documents related to the many construction phases of the architectural complex, as well as sections dedicated to Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman antiquities.

Your private van will drive you for lunch to a fully accessible Tuscan restaurant where you can taste the dishes of the Tuscan tradition, among the most renowned in Italy.

In the afternoon the tour will continue at the Antinori Winery, a magnificent mansion located in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, surrounded by a large vineyard that will amaze you with its incredible beauty. The Antinori family has been linked to the production of wine for over six hundred years, a passion that has been handed down for 26 generations. Conceived to have a low environmental impact and high-energy savings, the winery is part of the “Toscana Wine Architecture” project, a circuit that combines wineries designed by great masters of contemporary architecture.

Its particular design allows the vinification process “by gravity” which naturally guarantees the ideal temperature for the production and storage of wine. The most typical vines of this area are: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Malvasia Nera and Mammolo. The silence and peace of Tuscany, the centenary history of the place and the production techniques studied in every detail produce some of the best wines in Italy.

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Tuscany is one of the most evocative and unique regions in Italy made of marvelous yet elegant cities, living testament of medieval and renaissance art. Among those, Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano stand as unparalleled treasures of the region.

Your private accessible van will take you to a farm located right next to San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most incredible examples of a medieval city. San Gimignano, which stands out for its famous medieval towers, is located along the Via Francigena, on the hills of the upper Val D’Elsa. Famous for its vernaccia, saffron and the ceramics of Santa Fina, San Gimignano is the perfect place to fully understand the traditions rooted in the Tuscan territory.

The van will then drive you to Volterra, a real precious gem of Tuscany, perched on a rocky promontory and surrounded by wild countryside. Among the finalists for the title of “Italian Capital of Culture 2022”, Volterra conveys a sense of peace and calm to all the tourists who visit it, amidst medieval walls and ancient buildings. Renowned for having the finest alabaster in Europe, Volterra’s artistic and monumental masterpieces can be admired by just walking through the streets of the historic center.

The last stop will be Siena, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Tuscany, rich in monuments, noble palaces and museums. Its millennial history dates back to the time of the Etruscans: legend has it, however, that Senio and Aschio, sons of Remo, fled from Rome and founded Siena at the end of a mythical and very long “Palio alla lunga”.

Between 1150 and 1300, a plethora of great artists committed themselves to the creation of extraordinary monuments, especially the fully accessible Cathedral. The tour will start from the discovery of this magical place and its incredible architecture.

Later on, you will visit the Palazzo Comunale in Piazza del Campo, the famous shell-like square that twice per summer hosts the famous and traditional horse race named “Palio”.

By the end of the tour, the van will drive you to your 5-star hotel in Siena, where you will stay for two nights

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With the private van you will visit the beautiful Val d’Orcia, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The Valley offers breathtaking panoramas, dreamlike views and many locations turned by photographers and directors into iconic movies such as Russell Crowe’s “Gladiator”. The Val D’Orcia is an ideal destination for a relaxing trip by van, with landscapes that fill the eyes and the heart, leaving indelible memories.

There are five municipalities within the Val d’Orcia Natural and Cultural Artistic Park: Pienza, Montalcino, Castiglione d’Orcia, San Quirico d’Orcia and Radicofani.

The area enjoys a high flow of tourists all year round crossing the famous Via Francigena and the countless eno-gastronomic routes involving Tuscan delicacies such as wine, oil, honey, truffles, pici (typical Tuscan pasta) and Chianina meat.

Close to the Montalcino wine area, one of the most productive in Tuscany, lies the charming Borgo di Castello Banfi. In 2020, this hilltop small village was included among the exclusive Relais & Châteaux Association, along with other 580 unique fine and exclusive hotels and restaurants from all over the world.

This totally accessible experience is organized in the Banfi Winery – located within the village – and aims at immersing yourself in an environment in perfect Tuscan style.

In the wine shop, you will have the opportunity to privately taste the finest wines and other unique local gastronomic products such as grappa, sparkling wine and extra virgin olive oil.

An expert bilingual sommelier will lead you into this sensory experience, combining Banfi’s own wines and local gastronomy with the aim of making you discover the history that made Banfi one of the best-known wineries in Italy and all over the world.

The prestigious wines offered by the winery are all characterized by a soul strongly connected to the territory: Brunello, Rosso and Moscadello are wines with a strong Tuscan identity, perfect to pair with both first and second courses of the local tradition.

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After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer with your private van to the Florence airport in order to board back home.

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