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The 5 senses Experience

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“The 5 senses Experience”
By Macana Golf & Leisure Tour Operator

Itinerary 8 days /7 nights


DAY 1
Afternoon – Independent arrival at the hotel/apartment. Accommodation in Pistoia area* (see list of hotels/farm hotels/self-catering apartments available for this program).
Free time
Dinner at leisure
DAY 2“Sight”: See a genuine Tuscany treasure and fall in love with it
Morning: Guided walking tour of Pistoia, discover the hidden jewel of Tuscany. This amazing city will surprise the visitor with its charm, history and art. The walking tour will pass through the city centre and its amazing narrow paved streets, medieval palaces, churches and squares… The art masterpieces shine under the Tuscan sun, the colors at the windows of fashion boutiques match with the people walking in the streets, the bars and coffee shops al fresco with the colored umbrellas and chairs are just a unique setting of an Italian movie or of a watercolor paint.
Afternoon: at leisure
Dinner at leisure
DAY 3 “Hearing” : Listen the sounds of musical instruments
Morning: Guided tour of the Tronci musical instruments collection with an expert percussionist, with the possibility to learn playing and making them, using recycled materials. Listen to their special sounds, absorb the melodies that mix with the Italian language and inebriate your soul with harmony and joy.
Afternoon:Time at leisure.
Dinner at leisure
DAY 4“Taste”: Indulge your sense with local culinary traditions
If you choose to indulge only one sense during your trip, let it be taste! Explore Pistoia following a pre-set itinerary to experience all flavours.
Morning: Visit the fruit & veggie market in Piazza della Sala. Look the beauty of apples, strawberries, oranges displayed as a colored paint with an incredible medieval frame. Feel the intense smell of bread coming from the bakery shop. Make your first stage at a traditional coffee shop for a cappuccino and a pastry.
Enjoy a lunch with typical products and delight your palate with a glass of red wine
Afternoon: Proceed your tour through the Tuscan gourmandises. Put this must do on your bucket and take your time along the paved streets: traditional espresso at a café al fresco, afternoon hand-made gelato while walking on the square, aperitif with appetizers before dinner.
Dinner at leisure
Attention: See the included below

DAY 5“Smell”: When a garden appeals to all your senses, you definitely want to be part of it.

The beautiful colors of flowers, scent of aromatic plants, the sound of singing birds, the cool feel of grass…
Morning: According to the season of travelling visit one of the many interesting plant nursery in Pistoia.
Pistoia’s relationship with nature has been nurtured by one generation after the next for centuries. The small town’s storied gardening tradition, in fact, has made Pistoia the proud home to the greatest number of commercial plant nurseries in all of Europe. Garden and flower lovers can visit many of these living treasures and see first-hand the passion with which modern families still till the fertile soil once turned by the great grandparents before them.
Afternoon: Take a walk and relax at Villon Puccini, and amazing garden and park in the city centre.
Dinner at leisure
DAY 6 “Touch”: Baker for a day: The process of baking bread is surely one of life’s most sensual pleasures!
Morning: Time at leisure
Afternoon: Meet with our baker at the bakery and learn all about Tuscan typical breads. Understand why Tuscans make loafs without salt and very special secrets of schiacchiata. Put your hands into the flour, add water, yeast, press, stretch and experience the mixture getting alive thanks to the yeasts and becoming the most delicious, yet simple, food. Not only your senses will be pleasurably awakened and teased with the promise of mouth-watering goodness, but the exquisite aroma will awake childhood memories of days gone by when grandmother baked huge batches of golden bread. And there is another bonus: your own made bread tastes better than anyone elses…
Dinner at leisure
DAY 7 “your 6th sense”: Your personal approach to nature, human being and world
Take your time to see Tuscany with your 6th senses: how you dream, how you wish, how you want to remember it… Dedicate this day to your personal Tuscan experience.
Dinner at leisure
DAY 8 Arrivederci
Check out and departure

PRICES – Itinerary 8 days/7 nights from May to October
Price per person in double room or apartment for two people
Starting from Euro 590,00*

*Price depending on chosen hotels, time of travel, availability of services and number of participants.
All activities require a minimum of 6 participants to be confirmed.

 

Included in the price:

  • Meet & Greet service
  • 7 nights in a double room/apartment with breakfast
  • Half day guided group tour of Pistoia
  • Visit a plant nursery and gardens
  • Visit Tronci musical instruments Fondazione
  • Half day baking experience at the baker shop
  • Gastronomic itinerary (pre-set itinerary will be provided) with stages for: cappuccino with Italian pastry; light lunch with typical foods and 1 glass of red wine; hand-made gelato; aperitif (1 glass of prosecco) with appetizers
  • Travel book with travels details, suggestions on what to do, to see, restaurants, etc
  • 24 hours available phone number responding in English & French
  • Assistance Macana Golf & Leisure

On your free time, you may do:

· Visit Pistoia Zoo
· Visit the village of Collodi author of Pinocchio
· Visit Villa Garzoni and its amazing garden
· Play golf
· Enjoy a SPA treatment

For more ideas visit www.pistoiaturismo.it
www.cultura.pistoia.it/rete_museale


Supplements (on request)
· Car rental
· Driven transfers
· Golf car and club rental
· Excursions and sightseeing (according to Excursions menu) 

You may stay at:
Contact us for a personalized offer and for a list of hotels, farm hotels and apartments available

Info&booking
Consorzio Turistico Città di Pistoia
Tel: 0573 991502
Cell: 331 6350119
info@pistoiaturismo.it


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