Ferrari Tours, Hot-Air Balloon Rides, and Shopping in Florence with the Villa Olmi

June 9, 2009 By:Mary Winston Nicklin

Villa Olmi, FlorenceHeading to Florence this summer? A stay at Villa Olmi, the celebrated Renaissance villa nestled on six hectares of perfectly manicured gardens, is not just any hotel experience. The five-star property is an old country estate that captures the meaning of the "good life"-- with an exquisite restaurant, a wine cellar with ancient vintages, park and swimming pool, and warm hospitality. Expect stellar service. The hotel can arrange myriad activities for their guests. Think hot air balloon rides over Tuscany and cooking classes to teach the secrets of the region's rich cuisine. Some of our favorite activities? The tour by Ferrari in the Chianti area, wine tasting in the private Wine Cellar with the Villa's Sommelier, and shopping trips to Florence. Special offer: Five Star Alliance guests staying at Villa Olmi will receive a welcome drink and bottle of wine in the room upon arrival. Guests staying a minimum of three nights will also receive a candle light dinner for two in the restaurant "Il Cavaliere" (beverage not included).

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