Nice & Tuscany 
2002

France

Day 2 Eze, Petit Jardin Botanique, Fragonard, Chagall
Day 3 Serre de la Madone, William Waterfield
Day 4 Les Noailles, Matisse, Renoir
Day 5 Les Cedres, Villa Ephrussi
Day 6 Hanbury & then Florence

Italy

Day 7 Boboli Gardens, Villa Gamberaia
Day 8 Villa Petraia, Villa reale di Castello, Garzoni Villa
Day 9 Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani, Villa Reale de Marlia, Pisa
Day 10 Free day - Florence

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I landed at the Nice airport and Marjorie and Marie Claude, our guide, was gracious enough to pick me up since I was arriving late.

We got to our hotel and checked into our rooms and what a delight to find that this hotel room had a view of the Mediterranean and the Bay of Villefranche. We were in Villefranche and what a beautiful place it was. I could sit on my balcony and just watch the ships coming in. All of my guests were happy to be there and so easy to walk around and see the sights from our location.

Villefranche means ‘free town’. Marie Claude told us that this came to be because everyone used to live in the hills, but they were offered no taxes to pay if they would move down closer to the water. This beautiful place was started in the 13th century, becoming a fort in the 16th century.

After a wonderful and attentive dinner, we all did our own thing to prepare for the tour starting the next day….
Some comments from the guests…

Beautifully organized!

Hotels, food and service were excellent…

The guides were both professional

We liked the tips for the guides and drivers being included

Loved the country Villa in Italy, away from the crowd

Enjoyed the small group atmosphere

Donna took very good care of us…

I like the inclusion of art galleries…

I will give your email to my friends..

I appreciate all your efforts, it was a lovely garden tour and I will recommend..

Guides were very helpful and knowledgeable…

The group was small and made moving around more comfortable…

Excellent meals, the guides were superb!

I particularly enjoyed our visits to the small more ‘private’ gardens…

Very well planned tour, both hotels very accommodating.

 

Hotel in Nice

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Hotel in Florence

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