Tuscany between Art and Relaxation

Cradle of civilization, renowned for its artistic tradition, Italy is at the center of history, culture and art from the ancient times to the more modern era.

Italy is the only place where you can admire the millenary art of the Roman and medieval times along with the wonders of the Renaissance and the Baroque, up to modernity. It is no coincidence that Italy holds the largest number of artistic and cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites.

This tour will allow you to rest and enjoy the special guided tours designed for you to let you discover the wonders of Tuscany in a comfortable and relaxing way.

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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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.

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In the morning, 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.
In the afternoon, after a Tuscan lunch in an accessible restaurant in the historic center of Florence, you will visit the famous Boboli Gardens, a large area extending behind the famous and historic Palazzo Pitti.
The greatest example of an Italian Renaissance garden, Boboli is decorated with a series of works that make it a real open-air museum.

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Only 30 minutes away from Florence lies Montelupo Fiorentino, an oasis between green hills and luxuriant woods, far from the chaos of the city.

In addition to its historical beauties and elegant medieval architecture, this small village has become famous for its refined artisan tradition, handed down from generation to generation.

In this small village, it will be possible for you to discover the charm of precious ceramics and fine glasses through a guided tour at the Ceramics Museum while discovering the splendor of these materials and admiring the Florentine Masters at work.

The Museum of Ceramics is divided into two floors, both accessible by elevator. The Museum includes a collection of exclusive ceramic works ranging from the late 13th to the early 18th century, selected from those found during excavations and now preserved in warehouses.

By the end of the visit, you can attend the demonstration of a Master Decorator or participate in a workshop on the manipulation of clay by creating a personal artifact in a versatile laboratory that does not require previous technical skills. Under the guidance of an expert Master, you will be able to learn the basic techniques for the realization of various forms of Montelupo ceramics.

After the workshop, we will reach a prestigious estate of Medici origins, a corner of paradise in the heart of Tuscany with a breathtaking view. The villa contains beautiful halls that you can easily visit through a guided tour. Lunch will be held at the Tenuta’s restaurant, with an à la carte menu, to discover the excellence of the Carmignano territory.

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Your private van will drive you to the Saturnia, a hidden gem in the Grosseto province, where you can relax in an accessible five-star SPA Resort built within the thermal spring for four nights.

The spring water of the Saturnia thermal baths travels all the way from the Mount Amiata at a constant temperature of 37.5°. Its fast flow allows the Resort’s private spring pool and the pools of the adjacent thermal park a complete water turnover every 4 hours, 6 times a day, making it pristine and always crystal clear.

The thermal waters of Saturnia have renowned therapeutic properties, relaxing your muscles and healing every skin pore of your body. It is a great way to enjoy few moments and peace and rest after the first ten days of traveling around Italy.

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From your five-star resort in Saturnia you can reach some enchanting places in the Maremma area with a few minutes’ journey by van.
The colorful Maremma is a territory that extends into southern Tuscany in a historical, archaeological and naturalistic context as rich as it is uncontaminated.

Every corner of this land retains its original forms, thus assuming a real landscape identity, among the most powerful in the whole peninsula.

Along with the guide you will get to know the beauty of these small and beautiful villages throughout the Maremma area; precious treasures of art and culture in an accessible path specially designed for you. Let yourself be lulled by the magical atmosphere of these extraordinary places and breathtaking landscapes.

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This day has been designed for you to let you fully exploit the Resort and its therapeutic waters. Saunas, Turkish baths and outdoor pools will allow you to recharge your batteries for the remaining days of the tour.

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The private van will drive you to the beautiful medieval town of Montepulciano. In fact an open-air movie set, it is also a renowned location for famous movies such as “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”.

The guide will tell you why Montepulciano is one of the most famous towns in Italy for the production of wine and you will have the opportunity to buy bottles to send home after a traditional lunch in the heart of the city.

The Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, with its ruby color and its intense and floral aroma, will win you over at the very first taste.
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.

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In the morning, the accessible private van will drive you to Rome or Florence, depending on the departure of your flight. In the city you will stay overnight in an accessible five-star hotel located in the city center.

In the afternoon, you can relax along the many shopping districts and enjoy the last day of your Italian tour in total relaxation.

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

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