Original oil painting on canvas by Walfrido Garcia (born Philippines 1966), titled Fire and Water, a dramatic depicting a night scene with a wave breaking on a river of lava flowing into the sea. This 12 x 24 oil painting is mounted in a custom crafted curly koa wood frame with cream linen liner and koa wood fillet.
Enjoy an exclusive private tour of The Uffizi Gallery and The Academia Gallery followed by a special wine tasting dinner at Ornellaia Estate.
Contessa Simonetta Brandolini D'Adda founder of Friends of Florence and a recipient of the key to the city award will welcome your party of eight for a Private Visit to the Uffizi Gallery with an art historian on the day the museum is closed to the public.
You will visit the great masterpieces and then walk through the private outdoor covered walkway of the Medici family which connected their office building(the Uffizi) to their Granducal palace (Palazzo Pitti). It is called today the Vasarian corridor after Giorgio Vasari, the court’s artistic director who planned and oversaw its construction in 1565. The entrance is from inside the Uffizi gallery and one exits the corridor into the Boboli Gardens of the Palazzo Pitti. The walls are lined with paintings, some of the family’s collection from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as the largest collection of self portraits of artists in the world.
There is no better way to step into the shoes of the grandukes of Tuscany than walking their most exclusive skywalk.
Followed by Private Visit to the Academia Gallery with an art historian on the day the museum is closed to the public. Prepare yourself to see the Michelangelo works, the original David statue and some of his unfinished sculptural pieces. Again this will be on the day this museum is closed. Just your party of eight will experience this in total privacy with the historian to answer all your questions and give you an experience you will never forget.
There is no better way to experience... no lines, no crowds, see what you want as close as you want and get access to parts of museum the public does not get to access.
To complete this exclusive Florence Experience you will be treated to a special wine tasting dinner at Ornellaia and a tour of this magnificent estate . Created in 1981, Ornellaia Estate is located near the picturesque village of Bolgheri, on the unspoilt Tuscan coast. The uniqueness of the area was epitomized by the famous poet Giosuè Carducci who gave eternal fame to the monumental Cypress Avenue leading up to Bolgheri. The coastal plain is a natural refuge to numerous migratory birds and other protected species. In the midst of all this natural beauty lie the vineyards of Ornellaia.
Once you will enjoy this legendary Super Tuscan it will have you begging for more of The Dolce Vita.