An Intimate Tour of Florence Led by an Italian Jetsetter
Wine, dine, and absorb the sights and sounds of the cradle of the Renaissance with the ultimate insider: Count Vittorio Carioni is a man of exquisite taste and an Italian nobleman whose family dates back to the fifteenth century.... more less
Unless you know where to go, Florence and its countless piazzas, duomos, and masterpieces can leave the most accomplished world traveler flummoxed. With Count Vittorio Carioni as your gracious host, doors will open, crowds disappear, and your psyche intact to take in the historic city’s many treasures.
You and up to five of your guests will be properly wined and dined by Vittorio at his favorite spots. A man who lives for good food, he will escort you to Michelin-starred restaurants, private palaces, alfresco luncheon at magnificent gardens, and jet-set bars. For culture seekers, there is a lifetime of art to see. He will take you on personal tours of galleries and museums filled with the splendor of the Medicis. Navigate the world-famous Uffizi Gallery and get access to the Vasari Corridor (a passageway of 1000 paintings usually closed to the general public). In addition to communing with the statue of David, the count will show you a lesser known side of Michelangelo inside the painter's hiding spot when he was for a moment out of favor with the Medici family.
Wondering about shopping? Yes, there will be a little of Dolce and Gabbana. Personal attention will be lavished on you as a guest of the count at Italy’s most beloved boutiques from Bulgari to Missoni. After a day filled with opulence, you will retire every night to the Palazzo Gondi, a private residence of Marquis Gondi. Ensconced in penthouse accommodations, you will also have a butler and full staff to take care of your every need.
While your guide is a very connected member of society, there are mountains that even Vittorio cannot move. If there are substitutions to the above itinerary, rest assured they will be vetted to meet his standards. With Vittorio, you hold the key to the city for an unforgettable and intimate time in Florence that only a very few are lucky enough to experience.
- Includes all lodging, transportation to and from events, food, and wine for six (6) days and five (5) nights
- Experience is for six (6) guests
- All events and tours are subject to availability
- Roundtrip travel expenses to and from Florence not included
- Experience provided in English (US)
- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
- This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
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