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Salone dei 500 in Palazzo Vecchio
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5 unusual itineraries to discover Florence and Tuscany

Explore our beautiful Tuscany from a new and original point of view

Solve a mysterious murder set in the sixteenth century, chase the tracks of Professor Robert Langdon, the main character of the last best-selling novel by Dan Brown, have a wine tasting riding a quad bike or chasing old ghosts. What do these curious experiences have in common? They are all unusual itineraries and tours to explore our beautiful Tuscany from a new and original point of view. Here are some ideas for a different experience of this magical land.

Palazzo Vecchio through the eyes of Dan Brown

Discover the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence following "Hell", the Dan Brown novel set in the city. The Mus.E, an association that takes care of the heritage of the Civic Museums of Florence, has created a special tour inspired by the book, learn more here.

Palazzo Vecchio
Palazzo Vecchio - Credit: Marco
Solve a crime

Solve a crime set in the Renaissance and get to know the main monuments of the historical centre of Florence in six hours. The tour operator Accord organizes the "Historical whodunit tour" in collaboration with the "Compagnia del Giallo". It’s the Renaissance and there is a murder that involves Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Machiavelli; "detective-travellers" have to reveal the murder by chasing clues in the main buildings and monuments of Florence.

- Credit: Roberta Ristori
Mix great food and a good dose of adventure

Taste the great wines and the traditional desserts of Tuscany, but with a good dose of adventure. This is the offer of Crazy Quad Toscana, which accompanies tourists around the beautiful landscapes around Arezzo riding a quad bike.

Quad Toscana
Quad Toscana - Credit: M needs a doctor
Sail the Arno river

Sail the waters of the Arno River in the magical light of the sunset on a vintage ship driven with a pole. The tour is organized by Florence and Tuscany Tours.

- Credit: Florence and Tuscany Tours
Travel in a carriage

For "slow travel" lovers there is "Toscana in Carrozza" with short and long offers. You can choose between a night in the historic centre of Florence or a trip to Siena, all created to live the magical atmosphere of the past with the slow pace of the horses that allows you to fully enjoy the beauty of the landscapes of our region.

Carriage in Florence
Carriage in Florence - Credit: Giuseppe Moscato
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