Welcome to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence! With the richness of its history, art and to its credit, known as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the sensory experience of Florence is not to be missed. We gather early afternoon in the lobby of our beautiful hotel around 1:30 pm and head out for an exclusive sit down lunch and wine pairing at an Enoteca in the heart of Florentine old town where we savor the flavors, scents, colors and moments together of cured meats, Tuscan cheese and of course, Tuscan wine and get to know each other while we relax, de-stress and enjoy La Dolce Vita. After enjoying an amazing Tuscan lunch and journey of Tuscan wine, we explore of one of the culturally richest cities in the world with a city walk. We will visit the main squares and buildings of Florence, Signoria Square, Duomo Square with Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and the Pitti Palace, which was acquired by the Medici family in 1549 and later used as a power base by Napoleon. Once we have seen the beauty that Florence holds, we will break bread, drink local Tuscan wine and enjoy one of the most mouth- watering meals we’ve ever had at one of Florence’s oldest and most delicious restaurants. Our menu fixe will include (in our opinion) one of the best Bistecca alla Fiorentina in town. Florence is known for great food and even better wine. This restaurant is one of my personal favorites and at the top of the list. As we sit together for our welcome dinner and enjoy our food and wine, we can unwind and share our travel experiences. Our journey has just begun and A Toast to Travel is in order!