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Heart of Florence

Florence

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This is the ideal trip for someone who would like to have a memorable experience in one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in Italy, while making good use of the precious time you have available

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Duomo & Baptistery
  • Signoria Square
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Santa Croce
  • Academy
FULL DESCRIPTION

This is the ideal trip for someone who would like to have a memorable experience in one of the most beautiful and artistic cities in Italy, while making good use of the precious time you have available. From Rome you will set off on a journey by fully-equipped car and an English-speaking driver. Once you arrive in Florence, the first stop will be “Piazzale Michelangelo” (Michelangelo’s Square), where you may admire a spectacular view of the city. Then we will go down the hill that overlooks Florence and cross the River Arno to “Piazza della Signoria”, the most important square in Florence. Here we find Palazzo Vecchio, a historic building, center of the political city life in the 13th century. From here you may either continue your tour independently, with the suggestions of our knowledgeable driver, or go on a walking tour with one of our excellent licensed city guides. If you like, you could continue with a visit to “Santa Croce”, the Basilica of the Holy Cross with its 16 chapels adorned with frescoes by Giotto and his students. Here the former Franciscan dormitory is now the "Scuola di Cuoio" (leather school), where you can view leather-workers at work making leather goods, which they sell in the shop next door. Then you could stroll on to “Ponte Vecchio”, Florence’s symbol, also known as "Ponte D’Oro" (Golden Bridge) due to its numerous, historic jewellery shops. And, last but not least, a visit to Michelangelo’s world-famous David, at the Academy Gallery. Obviously, between one stop and another, we will also pause to have lunch at a restaurant in the old city center. Here we will have the opportunity to taste typical local dishes with an excellent glass of Chianti Wine.

DETAILS
Approximately 10 hours
Tickets needed
Wheelchair accessible
Kid-friendly tour
Suggested starting time 8:00am
Available everyday

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