TUSCANY & ROME PHOTO TOUR
Tuscany is a region in central Italy known locally as Toscana, the capital being Florence, known as Firenze which is one of the worlds leading water colour centres affectionately referred to as the “art palace of Italy”. Tuscany is regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, well known for its timeless landscapes and immense artistic and cultural heritage which is evident with numerous museums, churches, art galleries, palaces and piazzas. History shows that influential people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Puccini, and Galileo made Tuscany their home.
As you would expect from Italy, they are famous for their culinary delights and their wines. Tuscan cuisine is made mainly with fresh local produce, prepared very simply with the focus being on the true natural flavours. In this region, meals are always accompanied by locally grown olive oil made from Moraiolo, Leccino, and Frantoiano olives. Tuscany is famous for Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and of course the most well-known wine internationally is Chianti which is grown just south of Florence in the Chianti Region.
In central Italy, located in western Tuscany is the city of Pisa situated on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Ligurian Sea. Pisa is known throughout the world for its famous Leaning Tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral). Around 3,000 years ago Pisa was a seaside settlement. Today it is full of historical monuments and buildings standing along side the modern buildings, while still managing to retain its wonderful medieval appearance. Pisa also boasts having one of Italy’s top universities, which was established in 1343.
Florence is called Firenze by the Italians and is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence, situated on the River Arno. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and has been referred to as the Athens of the Middle Ages. In the heart of Florence’s historic centre is Piazza del Duomo where you can find the Florence Cathedral. For its size, Florence has the greatest concentration of art in the world.
Rome known in Italian as Roma is Italy’s largest and capital city located within the Lazio region on the Tiber River within the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula. People in Rome encapsulate the spirit of the city. Pass a central café and the tables outside are animated with people, downing fast shots of espresso and sporting big black sunglasses
No other major city in the world comes close to Rome. Today Rome is a bustling city with people and Vespas racing about their days, stopping off in local cafes to consume shots of espresso. All this in the midst of grand monuments and fountains with architecture that dates back thousands of years.
The most amazing of monuments in Rome is The Colosseum where today you will witness gladiators outside waiting to have their photo taken with you. Rome’s largest fountain built in 1732 was made world famous by appearing in the movie La Dolce Vita, when Anita Ekberg had a dip is the Trevi Fountain known locally as Fontana di Trevi. It is here that it is customary to throw 1 coin in to the fountain to ensure your return to the Eternal City, or 2 coins if you wish to fall in love with an Italian, and 3 if you wish to marry them. This custom generates an amazing average of 3000 Euros every day that is then donated to charities.
Ciao = hi
Buongiorno = hello, good morning, goodbye
Arrivederci = goodbye
A dopo = see you later
A presto = see you soon
Come va? = How are you doing?
Bene = I’m well
Benissimo! = I’m doing very well!
Grazie = thank you
Prego = you’re welcome
Per favore = please
Scusa = excuse me
Parli Inglese? = Do you speak English?
Capisci? = Do you understand me?
Capisco = I understand
A popular way for Italians to greet people is to cheek kiss. This is less common amongst men and normally reserved for people you already know well. The simple rule is to kiss the left cheek first then the right cheek.
Partners and family are welcome to come and enjoy the sights and atmosphere of Tuscany & Rome while the photo tour group are out shooting, then rendezvous back at the hotel at night. Guided sightseeing tour of Tuscany & Rome can be arranged for partners if required.
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