The Future of Education

Edition 8


Tuscany Tour

A Guided Tour of Tuscany will be organised in the framework of the eith edition of The Future of Education International Conference.
The Guided Tuscany Tour will be held on 30 June 2018. It will be a great chance to discover three of the most outstanding sites in Tuscany:

San Gimignano

San Gimignano, known as the City of Beautiful Towers, is one of the UNESCO world heritage centres. It is a classic medieval walled hill town in Tuscany, surrounded by rows of vineyards producing the famous wine Vernaccia. Its medieval towers create a beautiful skyline visible from the surrounding countryside. The towers, some as tall as 50 meters, were built by aristocratic families in medieval times to demonstrate their wealth and power.

Volterra

Volterra is a walled town with medieval and Renaissance buildings, a Roman theater, and Etruscan sites. It is one of Tuscany's most evocative hill towns. About Volterra D.H. Lawrence wrote that "it gets all the wind and sees all the world, a sort of inland island", and indeed, seashells can be found embedded in the paving of streets and squares. Volterra has also become a cult destination thanks to the phenomenon Twilight. Some of the Twilight saga books and movies crucial scenes indeed happen in Volterra.

Siena

Siena, is likely the most beautiful medieval city in Italy. The city sits over three hills. Its heart is the huge piazza del Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. The Campo is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico, the Public Palace, and its tower, Torre del Mangia. The Dome of Siena was built in marble at the same as the Public Palace, at the beginning of 1300.

The tour will start from the Conference Venue, Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, at 8:00 a.m. of Saturday 30 June 2018.

The participation fee is 100 Euros and includes: :

  • Bus transfer
  • Guided Tour with professional tour guides in English
  • Lunch in a typical Tuscan restaurant

Download the Tuscany Tour Schedule Tuscany Tour Schedule
If you wish to take part in the Tuscany Tour, please send an e-mail to [email protected] with object: Tuscany Tour + Number of participants.
We kindly ask you to specify if any dietary requirement is required.
Payment has to be issued before 28 May 2018, via wire transfer. Please download Pixel bank account details.

It is required a minimum number of 25 participants. In case this number will not be reached, reimbursements will be made on the second Conference day at the Registration Desk.

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