“Arts & Gardens Experience
By Macana Golf & Leisure Tour Operator
Itinerary 5 days / 4 nights
Afternoon – Independent arrival at the accommodation chosen. Accommodation in Pistoia area* (see list of hotels/farm hotels/self-catering apartments available for this program).
Dinner at leisure
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. You will also stop in the most important food corners: the ancient fruit & veggie market, the oldest pastry shop, hand-made chocolate shop, etc. to terminate in a charming bistrot where you will have the chance to enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of typical cold meats, cheeses and bruschette.
Afternoon: According to the season of travelling visit a 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 g reatest 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 grea t grandparents before them.
Dinner at leisure
Morning: Visit the beautiful Villa La Magia garden which hosts in his garden a very interesting contemporary art collection. Contemporary artists represented are Marco Bagnoli, Anne & Patrick Poirier, Nagasawa, Daniel Buren and others. The contemporary art collection in this space makes for a fantastic contrast with the villa itself, built in the early Renaissance and painted mainly in Baroque style. The amazing garden dating ba ck to 18th century has many treasures. The Renaissance garden gives a clear idea of the greenery around the villa in the XVI century, dividing the real garden from the farm land. The two lemon and orange gardens protected by strong winds and cold weather, located on terraces and with a central fountain. The Romantic garden, with its small shady lanes bordered by flowers, cypresses and laurel.
Romantic pic-nic lunch on the grass with Tuscan specialties
Afternoon:Time at leisure to walk the great park or just relax and enjoy the nature’s scents and aromas.
Dinner at leisure
Day at leisure to discover Tuscany at your own pace
Check out and departure
PRICES 2014 – Itinerary 5 days/4 nights from May to October
Price per person in double room or apartment for two people
Starting from Euro 320,00*
*Price depending on chosen hotels, time of travel, availability of services and number of participants.
All activities require a minimum of 6 pa rticipants to be confirmed.
Included in the price:
·Meet & Greet service
·4 nights in a double room/apartment with breakfast
·Half day group tour of Pistoia with special focus on gastronomy
·Visit a plant nursery
·Visit Villa La Magia and its beautiful garden, with pic-nic lunch
·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
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 a nd for a list of hotels,farm hotels and apartments available
Consorzio Turistico Città di Pistoia
Tel: +39 0573 991502
Cell: +39 331 6350119