Or you can discover Toscana minore, fascinating places which are not visited by the average tourist. For example, there is the Roseto di Cavriglia, the largest collection of roses in Europe and a must-see for keen gardeners; The Abbey of Coltibuono where you can visit the cellars and gardens and do some wine-tasting;
the village of Loro Ciuffenna with its medieval bridge and working mill; the Romanesque church of Gropina with its ninth century pulpit;
the agricultural museum of Gaville, with its eighteenth century olive press, and much else besides.
Jenny knows the city of Arezzo well and in particular the famous frescoes by Piero della Francesca in the Basilica of St. Francis; if you wish she would be happy to show them to you, as there is no English-speaking guide provided in the church. She can also show you the main sights of Florence.
“Jenny seems to love communicate and is an excellent teacher and
tour guide. She kept us enthralled with her unbelievable knowledge
of history and art.”
– Halla Black
(Thank you for these kind words, Halla, it is true that I have made a thorough study of these frescoes, but there are big gaps in my knowledge! Jenny)