Companion Tours

If you are traveling with a companion these tours may enhance their exploration of Florence while you participate in the conference.

Florence Food Tour

The food tour provides an overview of the history, origin and method of production of the different traditional Tuscan and Italian foods as well as how these foods are included in the daily Florentine diet. The food tour consists of a tasting of typical pastries, different cheeses and cold cuts, a tasting at the bakery, then olive oil, balsamic vinegar, truffle, and different kinds of wine, chocolate and gelato. All the tastings take place in historical and little gourmet shops in the city center.

A tour lasts around 3-4 hours and can be adapted to the client preferences, specific needs and dietary requirements.

The tour is conducted by Karin Pantzer, MA in History and culture of food at Bologna University.

Price: € 85 (all the food and the wine is included). The dates will be planned in agreement with the participants.
Dates: 2, 3, 4, 5 May, 2018
Contact person: Karin Pantzer,

Art Tours in Florence

Florentine Last Suppers and Cloisters

An itinerary that takes you to the centre of the spiritual life in Renaissance Florence: the unique tradition of the Last Suppers; the sacred stories represented on the walls of the cloisters, spaces of beauty and meditation; the masterpieces of the most important Italian artists from fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries – Beato Angelico, Paolo Uccello, Andrea Del Sarto, Ghirlandaio…

Bargello National Museum

The oldest public building in Florence, a fortress with its magnificent courtyard, the Loggia, the Salone del Consiglio; nowadays home to the most remarkable collection of Renaissance sculpture in Italy: Michelangelo, Donatello, Cellini, Verrocchio, Luca Della Robbia, Giambologna, and many other masters.

The tours are conducted by a professional tour guide.

Dates: 3, 5, 6 May, 2018
Contact person: Francesco Gigliotti,