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F L O R E N C E 

Florence: the epitome of timeless class.

The city's elegance is evident in everything from churches and cuisine to couture.

Largely unchanged since Renaissance times, the muted ochre and taupe palazzi flanking the Arno River emit an other-worldly kind of nostalgia. Then there are the iconic museums rich with treasures... not to mention the eye-popping architecture.

It's said over sixty percent of the world's most important artwork is located in Italy.

Half of that is in Florence. No wonder the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! With so much to explore in so little time, it can be a little daunting.

Given that many of our retreats begin and end in Florence, we've created a package for you to help alleviate your stress and rest assured you're staying in the heart of everything, seeing and tasting the best. Florence is full of art, yes, but it's also one of the most walkable, hospitable cities in the world. Along with hotel reservations, a guided tour of the city is included in the pre-retreat package.

 

Of course you're not going to see it all in twenty-four hours but we can help give you a good start.

N.B. This is technically separate and not part of the retreat, so while Regina might make an appearance at dinner or over an aperitivo, this part of your journey is self-guided.

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Stay in a super-central hotel

Check into one of our partner hotels right in the city center where you can put up your feet after a long journey. You'll be within a short walk to all the city's shops and major monuments: Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica, the Arno and all the fab markets. 

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Guided Walking Tour

Go on a guided walking tour of the city center so you can get your bearings... and learn a little about the city's fascinating past. Take note of all the shopping you can do afterwards. Word from the wise: pack light. You'll want to fill your suitcase with all things Florence! (And Siena, Pienza, Lucca...)

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Dinner Reservations

No need to worry about tourist traps or bad meals. Rest assured you'll get a scrumptious taste of Florence's best food and wine... all within easy walking distance of your hotel. Please note: the cost of dinner is not included - you'll need to pay the restaurant directly.

I N C L U S I O N S

  • One, two, three or more nights in a super central Florentine hotel

  • Two-hour guided walking tour of Florence with English-speaking guide

  • Dinner reservations at one of our favorite restaurants (dinner itself not included) 

Prices are dependent upon single or shared rooming options and number of nights.

Please click the button below to sign up and select your preferences.

Questions? Please write to duende@duenderetreats.com

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