Gertrude Stein, the celebrated American writer, once said that Hemingway had a good nose for finding good places where to live and eat. She was not wrong at all. Hemingway’s villa on the outskirts of Havana proves her absolutely right. On a hill, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and a magnificent view of the city in the distance the house was visited during the 1940s and ’50s by numerous renowned celebrities. The house today is exactly as Hemingway left it in 1960: hundreds of personal belongings, his large swimming pool, the Wheeler boat he used to fish, the three-story tower with a spectacular view, and much more.
Our expert guide, a retired professor of English literature at the University of Havana, will show you around and share with you interesting insights into the life of Hemingway and that period in the history of Cuba.
On the way back to town, your guide will bring you to see Cojímar fishing village: a small picturesque town that inspired Hemingway to write the novel The Old Man and the Sea, and whose fishermen he dedicated his Nobel Prize to.
As you finish the tour you will have an opportunity to see some of the most spectacular views of the city from the El Morro fort across the harbor from Havana. This tour takes approximately 4 hours and is done in a convertible classic American car from the 1950s.
The Cuba Private Travel team has access to the very best in Cuban art, music, literature, dance, environment, history and architecture as well as Cuba’s most outstanding beaches and accommodation. By listening to you, the independent traveller, we are able to create tailor-made travel itineraries for your vacation that take you to the heart of Cuba’s culture, landscape and people. Cuba Private Travel’s bespoke itineraries are fully U.S. Treasury Department compliant and include access to personal guides, experts, interpreters and, of course, a 24-hour concierge.
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