Ugolino Golf Course is one of the most impressive and beautiful natural golf courses in the world in Italy and offers different levels of difficulty.
In 1889 the English colony of Florence founded the Florence Golf Club and the first Italian Golf Association. Originally founded in the Cascine area, the golf course was transferred to the Osmannoro area after the first world war.
Between the 20’s and 30’s the idea of creating a new golf course took shape and in 1933 the Ugolino Golf Course was built on the Chiantigiana street by the English architects Blandford and Gannon.
The American author Chris Santella names the Ugolino Golf Course in his well known book ‘50 Places to Play Golf Before You Die‘.
Tee times at the Ugolino Golf Club should be booked in advance to ensure the special conditions available to guests.
The destination is the journey itself.
One of the best parts of any vacation is when you return home and share your photographs with your loved ones. Let Leica and Portrait accompany you in this adventure.
In the constant search for innovation in hospitality, Portrait finds in Leica an ideal partner to build an out of the ordinary photographic experience presenting a surprising slice of life for its clients.
A day to discover a unique Florence: one that clients will be able to see through the lens of one of the best Leica cameras, interpreting their own emotions. Guiding them in this adventure between technical know-how and playful experience, an internationally renowned photographer which we have chosen. A true “workshop by foot”, to live and recreate day by day living through the faces of ordinary people and places, with humor, curiosity, momentum and sometimes poetry.
And at the end of the day, your Leica store manager will save all the images taken in a USB Key.
This experience is available for only two persons per session.
Available at € 800 per day (we recommend requesting the Leica experience upon making your reservation – confirmation is subject to availability of our photographers).
Experience with the use of a Leica camera is required.
A deposit of 50% will be charged at the time of reservation.
A 7 days cancellation policy will apply. After this term, the deposit will not be refunded.
Information and Reservations
Lifestyle Team Portrait Firenze
Phone +39 055 2726 8000
The cameras that will be used during the workshops are the Leica M Type 240 with lens 35 or 50, and the Leica TL with optical zoom 28-85.
When shooting with a Leica M system camera you will put into practice a different kind of photography.
The rangefinder cameras are fast, silent and very compact, so you can get closer to the action with the greatest discretion. The Leica M has intuitive controls and is simple to use, with no unnecessary functions or complex menus. Ultimately, the M-System provides photographers with the opportunity to focus on the essential: the images.
All objectives are characterized by the remarkable compactness combined with an enthusiastic light, although having been designed without compromise for a good image quality even from the opening f / 1.4. In photographing with natural light, one has a unique atmosphere with a reduced depth of field.
The Leica TL system follows exclusive principles bringing everything back to the essentials – completely devoted to the pleasure of photography
A clear and precise idea is essential for the very nature of photography. Denying it is not a good way to start, while the merge of intent is. A fusion of style, craftsmanship and ease of management – a symbiosis of all the best. Discover the whole story – and how Leica and Leica TL open completely new roads in the world of photography.
Florence, class of 1976 Gianluca Panella is now one of the most appreciated photo-reporters at an international level.
Today he is one of the 50 award winning photographers in 2014- among more than 6000 participants- at the World Press Photo, the most important recognition in international photo-journalism. Student and collaborator of the legendary Massimo Sestini, he now works as a freelancer travelling between Europe and the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa.
Give your children the gift of unforgettable memories of Italy.
With Very Important Kids treat your little ones to days out they’ll love with children their own age and in their language. The range of fun activities on offer will inspire an appreciation of art, an interest in culture, a love for science and get them excited about gastronomy.
For instance, an outing to the Bargello Museum will get them thinking about art with the works of Donatello, Michelangelo and a wealth of other Italian artists while a few hours of hands-on experiments and reflections on Leonardo Da Vinci and Galileo Galilei will get them loving science. Otherwise, inspire a passion for cooking with a pizza making class in the Tuscan countryside.
VIK (Very Important Kids that travel with wonder) is a service company that organizes exclusive tours and activities for families and little travellers coming to Italy, creating fun experiences based on the concept of edutainment. From Michelangelo’s David treated as a superhero to the spy games in the Uffizi admiring important masterpieces. From tailor made treasure hunts to days in medieval farms, VIK will create together with kids and families unforgettable memories.
A day at Pampaloni’s is not just a visit to a factory: it’s an exploration of the artisan world of silver.
A factory visit like no other
Hear the sounds, breathe in the smells and soak up the history of silver. In the workshop watch the silversmiths as they chip away at their daily work, fusing, plating, chiselling and assembling and marvel at their skill, artisanship and passion.
But most importantly discover the world of the object, understand its significance, its history, design and inspiration. Get a taste of the artistry synonymous with Florence.
Pampaloni also offers Lungarno Collection guests the opportunity to express their feelings in silver by commissioning a bespoke gift for their loved one.
Flick through the archive filled with a vast array of shapes and models, and select the one that means something to you. Alternatively provide Pampaloni with a shape and their exclusive technology will craft it for you.
Creating an unforgettable, meaningful gift that says it all.
The Pampaloni family has been master silversmiths for three generations, creating pieces for, among others, Pope Benedict XVI, the Quirinale and the Ferrari group.
Thousands cross Ponte Vecchio every day while each year just a handful discover its ancient secrets. Established in the 16th century, master jewellers Fratelli Piccini unlock the doors to a select few, offering two unforgettable experiences.
Enveloped in the spaces between the Vasari corridor and the Arno river awaits a journey through the history of gold. Starting in the Piccini workshop, watch in awe as an artisan transforms a piece of gold into a refined masterpiece and wonder at the skill and artistry of age-old techniques. Continue your exploration through private floors displaying historical sketches and moulds and the private family collection of jewellery and silver. Revel in the pleasure of trying on exclusive jewels from the Piccini collection. And conclude your journey with an aperitivo on the private terrace overlooking the Arno.
Maximum four guests.
Express the power of your love in an enduring masterpiece crafted by Piccini artisans. Collaborate with our designer and bring your feelings to life in the refined sophistication of our jewellery. See your loved one’s face as you present the masterpiece at breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Arno.
Available to just eleven couples a year.
Explore Rome from a thrilling point of view by driving through the eternal city with your personal vintage vespa scooter. enjoy your own “roman holiday”, just like Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn’s in the famous movie from the 1960’s.
Every participant will be driven by an expert Vespa driver along with an official guide, to have an unforgettable roman experience!
Meeting point: Portrait Roma lobby
time: your favourite
duration: 3 hours
price for 1 person: euro 320
price for 2 persons: euro 450
price for 3 persons: euro 590
more rates on request
3 hours with official guide, vintage Vespa scooter per participant and private driver plus headset
(the tour timing can be extended on request)
Payable cash on site
cancellation policy: less than 24 hours from the event: 50 % charge
“Not everyone may become great artists but a great artist may be hiding in everyone”
Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:30am we welcome you to take part in painting lessons on La Terrazza at the Continentale hotel in the company of painter Roberto Guarnieri.
The Florentine artist, member of the iGuarnieri family, will teach you – with an easel and watercolors – to look at Florence and all its beauty under the open sky from an unusual prospective.
In autumn and winter the lessons will not take place. We wait you in May 2017 for the new edition!