10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN FLORENCE

An idyllic historical city in the rolling hills of Tuscany.

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Florence is the capital of the Tuscany region in central Italy, often regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Indeed, the city is a patchwork of art and architectural masterpieces propagated by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Dante and more.

But a team-building retreat in Florence is more than a walk through history. The city resides in an idyllic landscape of green hills, vineyards and orchards, presenting many opportunities to get in touch with nature such as winetasting workshops and river rafting.

Countless team-building experiences await you in this rich cultural city. If you’re searching for ideas for your next team-building retreat in Florence, grab a pen and paper and prepare to take notes. 

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Get in touch with nature with a rafting experience

  • Enjoy a unique perspective of Florence as you paddle in unison with your colleagues.
  • The Arno River is an idyllic waterway that weaves through the historical part of the city.
  • Visit many major landmarks such as the Pontevecchio bridge with the Vasari Corridor, the Uffizi Gallery and much more.
  • The full duration of the experience is approximately two to three and a half hours.
  • Participants on the urban rafting excursions are provided with a buoyancy aid, paddle and waterproof camera bag.
  • The tour guides are friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the history of the city.

Pedal through the city on a guided bicycle tour

  • Discover the bike-friendly city of Florence as you pedal with your group from landmark to landmark.
  • Adult cyclists are not obliged to wear a helmet but they are available upon request.
  • A private tour ensures you’re accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide for the duration of your tour.
  • The fat-tyre bikes provide comfort across all the types of terrain you might encounter during your tour. 
  • The full duration of the tour is approximately three hours.

Attempt to escape the rooms with your team

  • Face a series of puzzles and riddles as you attempt to acquire clues and make your escape.
  • Teams have just 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and escape.
  • The rooms are varied with unique offerings of puzzles and storylines.
  • The rooms are well designed and the staff are welcoming and professional.
  • The gamemasters only assist when strictly necessary.

Become a connoisseur with a wine-tasting workshop

  • The wine-tasting workshop was founded as a result of the owner’s long-term passion for Italian wines.
  • Experience a comprehensive wine-tasting experience.
  • Learn about the winemaking process from the owners of the vineyards themselves.
  • Visit gorgeous vineyards and learn the secrets of Italian winemaking.
  • The guides are extremely knowledgeable and professional.

Discover Florence on a guided walking tour

  • Visit the main monuments of this iconic city as you follow your local guide.
  • Hear interesting stories and facts and learn about the city’s unique culture.
  • The local tour guides possess an abundance of knowledge and deliver the information in a way that’s interesting and engaging.
  • The full tour is expected to last about two and a half hours, during which time you’ll visit many landmarks including the Medici chapel, San Lorenzo market, San Lorenzo church, Medici Riccardi Palace, Duomo cathedral, Baptistery and more.
  • Talk about numerous topics such as art, the Medici family, Michelangelo, Savonarola, Giovanni Dalle Bande Nere and the history of Florentine football.
  • The perfect way to discover the city while bonding with your colleagues.

Race against your colleagues at the electric go-kart track

  • Step into the cockpit of your high-speed electric kart as you prepare to race against your colleagues.
  • The Sodi RSX karts are equipped with powerful brushless engines and lithium batteries.
  • The wireless management system enables the staff to step in and adjust your kart's speed if needed.
  • The maximum speed of the karts is about 60 kilometres per hour.
  • The event is run with great structure and attention to detail.
  • Drivers are provided with all necessary karting equipment.

Learn to cook traditional Tuscan recipes

  • Learn to make delicious Tuscan recipes under the guidance of professional Italian chefs.
  • A cookery course is a perfect environment to inspire team bonding. 
  • Take home useful cooking techniques that will benefit you in your own kitchen.
  • Put together a multi-course meal as you create appetisers, homemade pasta, sauces, main dishes, side dishes and desserts.
  • To evoke some competitiveness, the chef and Master of Ceremonies will taste and score your dishes based on taste, accuracy and presentation, with a prize awarded to the winner.
  • The cooking class challenge will conclude with a delicious meal along with great local wines selected especially for your group menu. 

Learn the ancient Chinese discipline of dragon boating

  • Learn to control a 20-person dragon boat as you paddle to the rhythm of a beating drum. 
  • With the guidance of professional instructors, you’ll learn the correct paddle technique.
  • This group activity lends itself perfectly to the development of relationships and teamwork skills.
  • The facility can host large groups of over 100 people. 
  • Participants are provided with all necessary equipment including boats, paddles, life jackets, structures and qualified instructors.
  • The full duration of the experience is approximately two hours.

Learn bouldering at the climbing centre

  • Discover the various bouldering routes that make this the best climbing gym in all of Tuscany.
  • The routes are updated monthly and designed to challenge all levels.
  • The 450-square-metre facility is complete with a dry training area, relaxation area, yoga room and outdoor courtyard.
  • Climbers also have access to the changing rooms and hot showers.
  • Learn new climbing techniques from qualified climbing instructors.
  • The atmosphere is very supportive of beginner climbers.

Treat your body to a restorative yoga class

  • A wide variety of yoga classes are available every day of the week.
  • If you don’t have your own, mats can be rented for a small fee.
  • Classes are customised to match your group's experience level.
  • The yoga instructors are extremely experienced and patient.
  • The studio is breathtaking and perfectly captures that relaxing yogi vibe.

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