Welcome to Lorraine
Lorraine, between the plains and vines of Champagne and the Massif des Vosges, is fed by the Meurthe, Moselle and Meuse Rivers – hence the names of three of its four départements (the fourth is Vosges)
Top experiences in Lorraine
Mobile Wifi Everywhere in Verdun
Rent your personal 4G mobile hotspot, and enjoy internet where and when you want in Verdun, share your memories instantly with your friends and family. Save on incredibly high data roaming coasts. You are unlimited. Absolutely unlimited data and you can share the connection with 10 WiFi enabled devices, simultaneously. Feel free to share it with your friends or family.The connection is ultra-fast if you are covered with 4G. If 4G is not available in your area, then you will be connected to the 3G+ or 3G network. You will receive your hotspot in a protective cover directly at your hotel or any place in Verdun city centre.Just turn on the personal hotspot, on your WiFi enabled device (Smartphone, tablet, laptop or other), choose the hotspot's network name and you're connected. At the end of your rental, you just have to drop your package in any mailbox you can see! Ready to enjoy your stay in France!
Beyond the Arno: Oltrarno Walking Tour
The itinerary begins at the Ponte Vecchio, the city’s oldest bridge. From there the tour goes on to Borgo San Jacopo where striking tower houses, traces of the city’s medieval past, can still be seen.The tour continues down Via Maggio, once the broadest street in the city, which became the main axis between the Oltrarno neighborhood and the center of the city when the Medici moved their court to the nearby Pitti Palace. Among the most notable buildings on Via Maggio is the Palazzo of Bianca Cappello, mistress and later wife of the Grand duke Francesco I.The next stop on the tour is the church of Santo Spirito, a Renaissance masterpiece originally designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. The tour then ends at the monumental Palazzo Pitti. The palace was once the residence of the most prestigious ruling families of both the city and Italy, such as the Medici and Lorraine grand dukes as well as the Savoy kings.
Gardens of Florence Walking Tour
Before you start the visit, you will have time for a delicious cappuccino or espresso at the caffetteria inside Pitti Palace. The tour will start with an introduction of the building, the life and the history of the Medicis, the Lorraine-Apsburgic family and the Savoia's. Then, you will stroll up and down the ancient paths, surrounded by original sculptures, and huge pitchers with lemon and orange trees, and closed green grass, where you can sit and read a newspaper or just to enjoy the place.The succession of gradients and slopes was exploited to achieve perspective effects through terraces, stairways, ramps, water fountains, chains and exhibitions and to establish a Visual connection between the garden, landscape and architecture. The garden became one of the most important expressions of 16th-century architecture.After you visit this garden, cross the Forte di Belvedere, which was the "Art's-safe of the Medicis" where you will enter another garden, called "Bardini". This garden was a property which was bought and sold between different families until the last century, when Stefano Bardini, a collectionist of Art works, decided to use the garden as a "show-room". Finally, walk down through the Bardini, and take time to take pictures of the gorgeous views of Florence and its Hills.
Florentine Fashion Private Tour
Tour will start from the Ferragamo Museum. They documented the entirety of Salvatore Ferragamo activities, since his return from the US to Italy in 1927 until his death and hear plenty interesting stories about this fashion house.Very important to visit next is the Palazzo Pitti with magnificent Costume Gallery. There, approximately six thousand pieces, ancient and modern clothes, accessories and theater costumes. Considered the only museum of the history of fashion in Italy and one of the most important one. Also a stop by Museo degli Argenti - Silver Museum, with the jewelry collections of Medici and Lorraine. The most important there to see is the "Scaramazza Pearl" of Anna Maria Luisa, the last of the Medici dynasty.The visit will end with an introduction to the Boboli Gardens famous Italian garden.Alternatively to the visit of the Costume Museum Gallery, Silver Museum and Boboli Gardens you may choose to visit the Gucci Museum, created two years ago by the great Florentine Maison within the Mercatanzia Court, one of the most influential public institutions of the Middle Ages.