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Perfume Making Experience in Florence with A&K Villas

INSIDER ACCESS: Workshop with an artisan perfume maker

In this tour, you will have the opportunity to meet a true Master Perfumer in the center of Florence.

Sileno Cheloni has opened a boutique just a few steps from Santa Croce, with old world charm and dedicated to the craftsmanship of perfumes, all of which are carefully made with the use of natural and raw materials. Sileno will give you a brief introduction into the fascinating history of perfumes in Florence. He will then guide you along the process of perfume-making: starting with the raw materials discover how scents work and why they intrigue us, dilute the concentrate that you have mixed from the raw materials with alcohol and finally bottle it up. The end result will be a 100ml bottle with your very own perfume.

On request it is also possible to adapt this workshop and make it feasible for kids and teenagers.

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Half Day Scientific Genius’ of Florence Tour with A&K Villas

Half Day Scientific Geniuses of Florence Tour

One of Tuscany's most renowned sons was Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the Leonardo Museum, where his drawings have been brought to life with models of his machines which you can operate, see and touch. This museum brings Leonardo's drawings to life!

The astronomer Gallileo was another genius from Florence and his works are brought to life at the Museum of History of Science, which might sound dry, but it's not. The Renaissance was a time of wondrous scientific discoveries. The museum has Galileo's scientific instruments, old telescopes and microscopes, all kinds of clocks and other scientific apparatus. Be sure to see Galileo's gold-covered middle finger preserved in a glass bubble!

Later, visit the Museum of Natural Sciences; La Specola. The section of Zoology 'La Specola', founded by the Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Lorraine, was opened to the public in 1775, and it's the oldest scientific museum in Europe. It holds the largest zoological collection, with rooms full of mammals, insects, crustaceans, and stuffed birds; from ostriches and orangutans to armadillos and alligators.

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Gelato Tour in Florence with A&K Villas

INSIDER ACCESS: Fantastic Gelato

In this tour, your guide will accompany you on your visit to one of the most well-known gelateria's in Florence, where a fantasy of ice-cream flavours can be tried and tested.

You will also be able to sneak a look behind the scenes to see how the ice cream is made according to artisan traditions.

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Lucca by bike with A&K Villas

Lucca by bike

Enjoy a full day tour of Lucca by bike. Thanks to its ring of tree-lined Renaissance walls and to its suggestive historical centre now a pedestrian zone, it offers the unique chance of visiting its splendors on a bike, completely hassle-free.

After meeting your English-speaking guide you will leisurely ride on the city walls while your guide will give you an historical introduction of the city. Visit the courtyard of Palazzo Pubblico and Piazza Napoleone, continue on to Piazza S. Michele. You will ride through some suggestive city lanes and reach the cathedral of S. Martino. You will also stop at the very characteristic Piazza del Mercato, once a Roman amphitheatre.

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Featured Villas

Featured Villas


Casa na Colina

Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8

Casa St Antony

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Chalet Hickory

Bedrooms: 2 | Sleeps: 4

Chalet La Bergerie

Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10


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