Make your Italy vacation unforgettable with the visit of another wonderful Italian city: Florence, the cradle of Renaissance art.
Florence is renowned as an art city, with its unsurpassed heritage of architecture, paintings, sculptures, as well as for its historical and scientific achievements. You will reach Florence in a comfortable minivan. At your arrival, you will meet your guide. Walking along typical narrow streets and alleys on your Florence Italy tour, you will reach the cathedral, officially known as Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore, but better known as the Duomo, still the largest masonry dome in the world. Admire the chapel designed by Brunelleschi, Giotto’s Campanile or Bell Tower and the Baptistery of Saint John, before reaching Piazza della Signoria which is located in the city center.
This piazza is the headquarters of civil jurisdiction as well as the center of social life. It is considered to be the only piazza in the world to host such an incredible number of sculptures containing political messages which have inspired the governors of the city. Then, your guide will take you to the world-famous museum of the Accademia on your Florence Italy tour, which hosts many of Michelangelo Buonarroti’s sculptures, his David being the most well-known of all.
Your expert guide will explain to you also the history of Michelangelo’s other masterpieces like the famous unfinished “Prigioni”, which represents four prisoners trying to release themselves from the marble in which they were being carved. Once outside the Accademia, you will have free time for a tasting of local traditional dishes and wine (not included in the fare), as well as for shopping or to continue the visit of the city on your own. We suggest that you take this opportunity to visit the Basilica of Santa Croce where famous artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Galileo, and Machiavelli are buried. Departure for Rome will be at 4:30 p.m.
If you’re not a frequent traveller then you will need some tips on well-organized travel, along with packing tips especially for your Florence Italy Tour.
While Italy is diverse, it is pretty similar throughout the different seasons. On second thought, you may want to experience this gorgeous place differently keeping its festivals, food and seasonal culture in mind. Let’s get started!