Enjoy a day tour in Florence, a big art city, the cradle of Renaissance and World Heritage Site, and let yourself be guided by an expert driver that will lead you to the discovery of a unique and incomparable city.
Thanks to the Medici court and their support to various artists and writers, Florence became the central point of cultural life during the 15th and the 16th centuries: earlier during the 13th and the 14th centuries Florence gave us some famous artists like Giotto, Cimabue and Arnolfo di Cambio.
You will start from the Church of Santa Maria del Fiore, Filippo Brunelleschi’s best work finished between 1420 and 1434, although the original project belonged to Arnolfo di Cambio, who started the construction in 1296.
Then admire Piazza della Signoria, in the historic city centre, where you will admire Palazzo della Signoria also known as Palazzo Vecchio, located in a corner of the homonymous square: initially it was the seat of Priors of arts (heads of guilds), then it became temporarily the place of Medici government under Cosimo I de’ Medici.
Then continue to Ponte Vecchio, which represents one of the most famous bridges in the world and the most ancient in Florence. We have a proof of his existence since the 10th century, but a flood of the Arno river in 1333 destroyed the original structure.
Next stop is the Uffizi Gallery designed by Vasari for Cosimo I in 1560, and the Academy Gallery palace founded by the Grand Duke Peter Leopold, a museum that is famous worldwide as it hosts famous sculptures like the “David” by Michelangelo.
For lunch your driver can suggest some local Tuscan “trattorias” and before leaving you will stop in Piazzale Michelangelo to enjoy the most beautiful panorama overlooking the whole city. At the end of the tour you will drive back to be dropped off at your hotel or villa in Tuscany.
We can recommend a licensed tour guide, who will lead and explain you more in detail the history of the attractions we will visit and the local culture by telling you little curious anecdotes.
Accademia Museum ticket: 8 € per person (closed on Mondays);
Uffizi Gallery ticket: 8 € per person (closed on Mondays).