See with your own eyes the Impressive Squares, Churches and Museums in Florence. Thanks to such luminaries as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Cellini, Dante, Machiavelli and Savonarola.
During this one day trip to Tuscany, you will be pleasantly surprised while riding in a comfortable private car. You will have the opportunity to admire the Apennines woods and medieval villages perched around castles and churches.
Florence is renowned as the birthplace of the Renaissance and of speaking the purest form of the Italian language.
Today it is an incomparable store of art that you will explore with your guide to see the most important sites.
Santa Maria del Fiore is a Gothic Church with a Renaissance façade and famous works of art including Masaccio’s “Holy Trinity”, Brunelleschi’s Crucifix and ingenious Dome, and other fascinating frescoes.
In Piazza del Duomo, the octagonal Baptistery vault is covered with marvelous mosaics. The bronze doors by Ghiberti merit known as the “Gates of Paradise” require a careful examination.
Giotto Bell’s Tower offers the best possible view of Florence highlighting the main square Piazza della Signoria.
Here, besides Neptune Fountain you will also see the magnificent Loggia dei Lanzi, a 14th century arcade, enriched with outstanding statues. In front of the imposing Palazzo Vecchio there is a copy of the world-famous Michelangelo’s David.
You will have free time for shopping around Santa Croce and San Lorenzo, where you will find leather handbags, shoes and clothing shops. Around Ponte Vecchio you will find many antique and jewelry shops.
If you wish you may visit the remarkable Santa Croce Church with works by Giotto and Donatello among other masterpieces. Here you can admire the tombs of Galilei, Machiavelli and Michelangelo.
On request, we can organize a visit to one of the world’s most famous Museums. Our guide can bring you to the Accademia Gallery to admire the original David, as well as other works of art of the Master and other artists. As an alternative you can visit the Pitti Palace the house of several museums and masterpieces by those such as Canova, Caravaggio and Gentileschi.
In the huge Uffizi Gallery, the art on display was largely collected by the Medici family. It contains so many masterpieces we can name only a few: Botticelli’s “Primavera” and “Birth of Venus”, and Leonardo’s “Adoration of the Magi” and “Annunciation” (the tickets to the Museums are not included).
– Transportation by air conditioned minivan
– Professional Guide