Discover Florence, the incredible Cradle of the Renaissance. See the city's top highlights including Michelangelo's masterpieces at the Accademia Gallery and the Florence Duomo in Piazza della Signoria. Glimpse the striking Tuscan countryside and taste local foods and wines.
See the best of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and medieval center of trade and finance. Listen as your expert guide explains the city's fascinating history and become acquainted with the artistic geniuses of the Renaissance era as you see the fruits of the labor throughout Florence. Comfortable transportation from Rome, a tasting of Florentine food and wine, and an expert guide are all included!
We will come to pick you up at your central Rome hotel. Peer out the windows as you drive from Rome to Florence, cherishing the charming country scenery. Once in Florence, start your journey back in time at the Gallery of the Academy, which houses many fine pieces of Renaissance art. Marvel at Michelangelo's world-famous 'David,' a stunning likeness of a Biblical hero, as well as his 'Quattro Prigioni' and Botticelli's 'Madonna and Child.
Next, embark on a comprehensive walking tour through the city's historic center. Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori, also known as the Florence Duomo, and stare in awe at Brunelleschi's Dome. Pass through Piazza della Signoria, location of the seat of government in Florence, which houses prolific works of art by the likes of Donatello, Giambologna, and Cellini. Though it once hosted the original, the Piazza is now home to a replica of Michelangelo's David.
Listen as your guide recounts the interesting episodes of art and history that have occurred in this central location. See the Ponte Vecchio, a magnificent, one-of-a-kind bridge with shops built into it along its sides. Other highlights of the city tour include the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower, a showpiece of Florentine Gothic architecture.
The tour will finish with a visit to one of Florence's renowned leather-making schools. Listen as your guide and local artisans explain and demonstrate this time-honored craft. After this immersion in history and art, pause to soak in the beauty of this Renaissance atmosphere while sampling some of the region's finest products. Enjoy delicious Tuscan cuisine and taste exquisite local wines.
Now that you've seen the best of Florence, spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Visit some of the city's quaint shops or ask your guide for some recommendations. Regroup at 16:30 for the return to Rome, enjoying the countryside in the evening light.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes. In summer, bring a bottle of water; in winter, don't forget an umbrella.
The pick-up is provided only for the hotels located in the centre of Rome, so it is important to communicate the name and address of the hotel where you are staying, to organize the service in the best way. The pick-up service starts 1 hour before the starting time of the activity: the exact time of your pick-up will be communicated after the booking.