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Henry James and many others

Henry James and many others in Florence, a stunning private tour

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Henry James and many others

Henry James and many others in Florence, a stunning private tour

Tour Code: P11

Meet the “ItalianHenry James (and many others) in an extraordinary private tour, a walk around the hills south of the Arno River, starting with Bellosguardo. This area, in the late 18th and early 20th century represented the most sought after area of the city for many famous foreign artists, especially from the UK, who settled here. The villas built in the Florentine countryside at just a stone's throw from the Capital of Tuscany, offered everything these foreigners could wish for: antiquity, exquisite architecture, history and, as Henry James, the important author, observed, economic rent. 

In these luxurious hillside homes, numerous writers and wealthy people from other countries, mostly England and north America, in search of a golden past, relived the Renaissance era as they had imagined it. Walk with your private guide along Bellosguardo landscape (exactly where Henry James wrote “The Aspern paper” in 1888), down the narrow streets that hold the magnificent houses in which they once lived. Get a feel of the atmosphere that inspired their poetry and prose, and, as Henry James underlined, the impressions, emotions and life style of these “infatuated aliens”.

Isabel Archer (the protagonist of “The Portrait of a Lady”) found her love right in Florence. Won’t you like to experience the romantic touch of our city too?

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Details

When:

On request, every day

Time:

09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30

Length:

3 Hours

Price:

1 person € 200,00
2 people € 206,50 – price per person
3 people € 212,50 – price per person
4 people € 218,50 – price per person
5 people € 233,00 – price per person
6 people € 240,00 – price per person
7 people € 245,50 – price per person
8 people € 251,50 – price per person
9 people € 257,50 – price per person
10 people € 263,50 – price per person

No fee applied to children under 6 years old

For groups over 10 people, please write at info@florenceandtuscanytours.com.

Highlights:

With a personal guide you get even more out of your tour!
Feel free to ask questions and start a fascinating dialogue with the guide.
Take influence on the tour’s itinerary.
If you have kids, we can adapt the tour in order to suit also the youngest audience.
Timed entry, no need to queue. Don’t waste precious time waiting in long lines!
Choose to follow your guided tour in your own language.

PRICE INCLUDES: Expert guide at disposal for 3 hours and coffee or gelato. 
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: meals, tips, extra and anything else that is not expressly mentioned as “prices includes”
MEETING POINT: at your hotel, if centrally located, or in the city center
THE ITINERARY: You can easily modify or change the itinerary and the starting time  of your personal tour; your interests are the focus of our attention. We can for example elaborate a programme that is particularly suitable for children, adolescents, and for families who wish to discover Florence and its territory. Please send us an e-mail at info@florenceandtuscanytours.com. The standard schedule includes an introduction to Florence with visit to Piazza Duomo, the medieval district of Dante, the Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi courtyard and the Ponte Vecchio. On request is possible to book lunch in typical Florentine restaurant or osteria.  Bring comfortable shoes, since this is a walking tour!
AVAILABLE LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Spanish, Portoguese, Russian and Japanese.
NOTE: On request it is possible to have a minivan at disposal for the tour. 
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