Arrival at Florence airport, where you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to Hotel Villa Cappugi (3 nights), located in the foothills just outside of Pistoia.
Located in northern Tuscany between Florence and Lucca, Pistoia is a little-touristed jewel of a town. Existing since before Roman times it became an independent republic during the medieval era before being annexed by Florence. Surrounded by one of the largest plant and tree nurseries in Europe, today it has a charming historic center with inviting pedestrian lanes and beautiful squares, vegetable and flower markets.
We’ll be making a late afternoon trip for a guided exploration of the historic district followed by a welcome dinner of local Tuscan specialties and wine tasting at its finest restaurant.