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.
1) 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.2) 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. 3) Know the mysterious side of Tuscany with Mystery Tuscany. Diana, the ghost river of Siena, the spirit of the Baron Brolio, the stories of love and death of beautiful Matilda in the castle of Poppi and the Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano, are some of the legends told in the film, half way between a fiction and a documentary, created by the Associazione Culturale Galgano from Siena. You can also join the tour and visit the places of mystery with Mystery Tuscany Tour. 4) 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. 5) 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. 6) 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. 7) Have a drink in the most important museums of Florence. “Aperitivo ad Arte“ takes place in the State Museums of Florence, after the usual closing time and comes with cultural moments – a visit to some of the rooms of the museum – and other more convivial moments during which visitors can enjoy an aperitif in environments of rare beauty. Original post on Diari Toscani by Roberta Ristori.