4 DAYS IN FLORENCE TO CELEBRATE EASTER FROM € 299
Why? Easter is one of the best occasions to visit Florence and Tuscany, in fact on Easter Sunday, a cart, packed full of fireworks and other pyrotechnics, is lit and provides a historic spectacle in the civic life of the city.
This event is called " Scoppio del Carro", the 'Burst of the Carriage': the most famous ceremony of Florentine Easter that goes back to the times of the first crusades and mixes the Christian rite to the pagan tradition with the worship of fire. The Holy fires comes on a carriage hauled by six white Ox. Than the carriage is fired with a special fuse called the “colombina”. And if the “explosion” (fireworks) is well done, it will be a good year for Florence.
|CHECK IN||FRIDAY 14 APRIL|
|CHECK OUT||MONDAY 17 APRIL|
FRIDAY 14.04 – FLORENCE
Receive a welcome pack at arrival with free city maps and information about the city. Spend the afternoon in complete freedom visiting the famous Florentine museums including the David. Meet our team in the afternoon and head together to the old centre passing by the main monuments. Hear about the history, the traditions and sites of Florence from your tour leader and end the evening in a local bar for what the locals call the aperitivo. ( D )
SATURDAY 15.04 - SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, MONTERIGGIONI & CHIANTI REGION WITH WINE TASTING
Get ready for a day trip to visit the famous Tuscany region with its 3 Medieval villages Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. Finally stop in the Chianti region in a local winery to taste the delicious Chianti wine, truffle olive oil, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil. Return back to Florence at 06:30pm. Free evening to spend with your new friends or to relax at the accommodation.
SUNDAY 16.04 - EASTER SUDAY IN FLORENCE
Spend the whole day in Florence to assist the Easter celebrations, parades, fireworks and the explosion of carriage held in front of the Duomo. Take part to the mass celebrations in the Duomo and spend the afternoon checking out the monuments of the city. Meet our team in the evening and we will take you in a traditional trattoria for a typical and mouth-watering Florentine dinner in the city centre. Dinner will be the perfect moment to spend the last night in Florence with your new friends. ( D )
MONDAY 17.04 - CHECK OUT
On the fourth day, unfortunately you will have to leave your room by 10am. However, feel free to store your bags in our office and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tours to find out more about the city.
|CHECK-IN||On day 1 you must check in by the Italy on a Budget office on via nazionale 149R open from 10am to 5pm. Please inform our team about the time you are expecting to arrive to Florence.|
|ROOM||6/8 bed dorm in one of our partner hostel in central Florence. Private room also available on request if not online|
It's possible to add extra nights
|NOTE||- We recommend you to arrive to Florence before 1pm to spend a full day in Florence
- You must inform us about the time you are planning to arrive to Florence
- The order of the activities can change depending on people's arrival.
- 3 nights accommodation in Florence
- Welcome pack with city map and local info
- Experienced italy on a Budget tour guides
- A Full day exploring Tuscany with wine tasting in Chianti and a visit to 3 famous medieval villages
- Welcome wrink and orientation walk of the city
- Dinner in a traditional Florentine restaurant
OTHER FANTASTIC WAYS TO SPEND EASTER IN ITALY:
7D BUONGIORNO ITALIA: 10.04 to 16.04
7D LET’S GO SOUTH: 10.04 to 16.04
13D MAMMA MIA: 10.04 to 22.04
4D AMALFI COAST: 13.04 to 16.04
FRIDAY DAY 1: FLORENCE
Meet our team by our office located in via nazionale 149R in Florence where you will receive a welcome pack with free city maps, information about the city and the tours included in the package. You will also be able to book your museum skip the line pass with us or any of the other activities we offer at a discounted price. We will then direct you to one of our partner hostels located in the historical center of Florence where you will be accommodate during your stay in Florence. One week before your arrival, we will send you the details of your accommodation in Florence.
Meet again out team in the afternoon for an original and fun way to experience the city at night and the local traditions with an otientation walk through the city center where you will fall in love with the art, the architecture and the masterpieces left by the many greatest Renaissance artists for you to admire.We will end the tour in one of the busiest streets of Florence reknowed for the many bars where to hang out at night Here we will stop at the bar rated by the locals as the best aperitivo place in town. Thanks to the great atmosphere you will try the Italian life style; seat down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink and then eat and eat as much as you would like from the buffet of tasty Italian food. You can stay there until the nightlife kicks or return back for an early sleep.
SATURDAY DAY 2: DAY TRIP TO SIENA, SAN GIMIGNANO, MONTERIGGIONI AND CHIANTI REGION
A day trip from Florence to 3 famous villages of Tuscany ; Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni including wine tasting in the Chianti region. We will depart from Florence at 9:00am which is not too early in the event you wish to sleep a big longer. First stop of the day we'll be San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most famous walled medieval hill town in Tuscany. Here you will have free time to wander through the narrow and characteristic streets of the village and check out the local shops selling the Tuscan delicacies. The guide will provide you maps and info for a complete experience. We will continue then towards the Chianti region with its charming scenic views and we will reach an authentical Tuscan farm surrounded by rolling hills, vines and olive groves for wine tasting. Don’t forget to bring your camera…..the scenery is stunning! After the wine tasting we will head towards Siena but first we will stop briefly in Monteriggioni, the most preserved Medieval town in Tuscany, for some photos. Our final stop of the day will be in the historic city of Siena where you will be enchanted by the architectural styles of the cathedral and the palazzo communal in Piazza del Campo, the venue of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year in July and August.
Free evening to spend with your new friends or to relax at the accommodation.
SUNDAY DAY 3: EASTER SUDAY IN FLORENCE
Spend the whole day in Florence to assist the Easter celebrations, parades, fireworks and the explosion of carriage held in front of the Duomo. Take part to the mass celebrations in the Duomo and spend the afternoon checking out the monuments of the city.
Meet our team in the evening and we will take you in a traditional trattoria for a typical and mouth watering Florentine dinner in the city centre. Vegetarian menu available as well. Dinner will be the perfect moment to spend the last night in Florence with your new friends.
DAY 4: CHECK OUT
On the forth day, unfortunately you will have to leave your room by 10am. However, feel free to store your bags in the luggage room of the hostel or in our office and finish checking out the last monuments of Florence or join one of our city tours to find out more about the city.