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Florence - San Gimignano - Peccioli - Grossetto - Siena  
MARCH 29 - APRIL 03, 2022

Concept and expert accompaniment:

Marion Kuzmany / ARCH ON TOUR; Gabriele Schöberl / ATELIER HOCHSTRASSE;

as well as expert guiding by local architects and winemakers 

Tour operator: Mondial GmbH & Co. KG

Starting in Florence, the cheerful tour takes us first on the footsteps of the Medici to selected examples of the villas and gardens of the Italian noble family, whose building projects had major influence on the development of the "Tuscan villa" and the "Italian garden" in the 15th - 17th centuries . Walks in the old town of Florence provide insights into the history of the Medici and lead to other special places, such as Brunelleschis dome of the mighty cathedral and the interesting renovation work of the Museo Novecento.

The little journey continues via the picturesque, medieval town of San Gimignano to the somewhat less well-known but no less interesting Peccioli, where we explore medieval to contemporary architectural treasures in both places.

Closely intertwined with Tuscan history and the patronage of the Medici dynasty is the viticulture, where grape varieties (including Uva Francesca, today Cabernet-Sauvignon) and wine-growing areas (including Chianti) were founded. We also follow these tracks and explore 3 of the most outstanding wineries in the region, both from an architectural and oenological point of view. Contemplative trips through the hilly autumn landscape over a side trip to the Mediterranean coast lead to Siena, the city with probably the most ingenious town square in the world. At the end of the tour we enjoy the heart of the wineries - Antinori in the terroir of Chianti Classico. And last but not least, authentic cuisine in ensured!

We are looking forward to this versatile tour with interesting participants!



as of 2023/02/03, subject to change

sunrise – sunset: ca. 07:00 – 19:35


Wednesday, 2023/03/29: arrival and Florence

individual check-in 

08:30 meeting at the boarding / Vienna airport

09:10 - 10:30 flight Vienna – Florence VIE-FLR by OS531


Garden of Villa Medici di Castello (visit of the garden)

lunch at the Ristorante Enoteca "La Bottega di Parigi"

Villa Medicea La Petraia (visit of the villa and garden)

ca. 18:00 check-in “25 hours Hotel Florence, Piazza San Paolino", Florence


Museo Novecento / Avatar Architettura, 2014 (museum visit)

Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella (short visit of the oldest pharmacy in Florence)

free evening

1st night at “25 hours Hotel, Piazza San Paolino”, Florence  


Thursday, 2023/03/30: Florence city center

breakfast at the hotel


Giardino di Boboli (visit of the garden)

Medici Chapels (at the New Sacristy at San Lorenzo church) / Michelangelo, 1521

Palazzo Medici Riccardi / Michelozzo di Bartolomeo, 1444-1459 (first Medici villa and bank)

Museo Marino Marini / restauration of the former medieval church San Pancrazio by Lorenzo Papi and Bruno Sacchi, 1982-88 (exklusive opening for our group on a closing day of the museum)

individual lunch

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore / short guided tour followed by climbing up on the interior of the dome by Filippo Brunelleschi, 1420-36


Ospedale degli innocenti, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata  

free time

common dinner at ToscaNino, rooftop terrace of the Rinascente Firenze

2nd night at “25 hours Hotel, Piazza San Paolino”, Florence


Friday, 2023/03/31: Villas around Florence, San Gimignano

breakfast at the hotel, check out


Villa Medicea La Magia, Quarrata (visit of the villa and garden)

Villa Medicea di Poggio a Caiano (visit of the villa and garden)

lunch at Ristorante "Biagio Pignatta", Tenuta di Artimino

ca. 17:00 check-in Hotel “Leon Bianco”, San Gimignano

Torre e casa campatelli (interior visit)

free evening

1night at “Leon Bianco”, San Gimignano


Saturday, 2023/04/01: Art in Peccioli, wine and coast

breakfast at the hotel, check out


Peccioli: walking through the villages to various art interventions 

Palazzo senza tempo, Peccioli / Mario Cucinella Architects, 2021

Cantina Petra, Località San Lorenzo Alto, Suvereto / Mario Botta, 2003 (short visit of teh winery without tasting, optional: climb up the stairs on the buildins exterior)

Winery Le Mortelle, Ampio / Hydea S.p.A, 2010 (lunch with wine pairing, guided tour and wine tasting)

Castiglione della Pescaia: walk to the castle, port and beach

check-in Country Resort Villa Preselle

1 night and dinner at the Country Resort Villa Preselle


Sunday, 2023/04/02: Grossetto to Siena

breakfast at the hotel, check out


walk on the Medici walls in Grossetto

Tenuta Ammiraglia, Frescobaldi, Località La Capitana / Piero Sartogo e Nathalie Grenon, 2006 (guided tour and wine tasting with local specialties)

bus to Siena

check in Hotel “Il Chiostro del Carmine”, Siena

walk to Piazza del Campo

La Torre del Mangia (walk up on the tower)

free evening

1 night at “Il Chiostro del Carmine”, Siena


Monday, 2023/04/03: Siena, Antinori, departure from Florence

breakfast at the hotel, check out

optional: Museo Contrada di Valdimontone / Giovanni Michelucci, 1974; finalized by Bruno Sacchi, 1997 (museum visit)


Banca del Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Colle di Val d’Elsa / Giovanni Michelucci, 1977–83

Antinori nel Chianti Classico, Bargino / Archea Associati, Hydea S.p.A, 2012 (guided tour and wine tasting)

lunch with wine pairing at the adjacent Restaurant „Rinuccio 1180“

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, Chiesa dell'Autostrada del sole / Giovanni Michelucci, 1960-64

16:45 Florence airport

18:25 – 19:45 flight Florence - Vienna FLR-VIE by OS536



2023/03/29 / flight Vienna – Florence VIE-FLR- 9:20 - 10:40 by OS531 / visits by bus outside of Florence / night at "25 hours Hotel Florence, Piazza San Paolino”, Florence

2023/03/30 / visits and walks in Florence / night at "25 hours Hotel Florenz, Piazza San Paolino”, Florence

2023/03/31 / visits by bus outside of Florence and to San Gimignano / night at Hotel “Leon Bianco”, San Gimignano

2023/04/01 / visits and bus tours via Peccioli and Castiglione della Pescaia to Scansano / night at the Country Resort Villa Preselle, Scansano

2023/04/02 / visits by bus, walk in Siena / night at “Il Chiostro del Carmine”,  Siena

2023/04/03 / visits by bus until Florence airport / flight Florence - Vienna FLR-VIE by OS536


TOUR PRICE per person in a double room: 2.725 EUR (incl. tax); single room supplement: 320 EUR

including: direct flights (economy class) with Austrian Airlines Vienna-Florence, Bologna-Vienna; 5 nights with breakfast in selected central hotels ("25 hours Hotel Florenz Piazza San Paolino", Florenz; 1x im Hotel “Leon Bianco”, San Gimignano; 1x im Country Resort "Villa Preselle", Scansano; 1x im Hotel “Il Chiostro del Carmine”, Siena), 4 common meals (partly including beverages: wine, water, café) plus 3 wine tastings with local specialties or lunch with wine pairing ; all entrances and guided tours in villas, gardens, wineries, museums, etc.; coach and airport transfers, tips, expert guiding, tour program and handouts by Arch DI Gabriele Schöberl and DI Marion Kuzmany

not included: individual meals, individual beverages, partly beverages an the restaurants, coffee breaks, individual program, taxi rides, etc.




IMPORTANT: Good walking ability is required for this tour!

we recommend to bring only small luggage as we often change hotels and the hotels in San Gimignano und Siena are not situated directly next to the bus parking.


Photos: Archive ARCH ON TOUR; Gabriele Schöberl / Atelier Hochstrasse



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