Pick-up time is at 8:30 from your location. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from Piazza del Duomo.
Your private driver will pick you up from your location in Florence and bring you to the meeting with your guide to start your Florence and Pisa Tour.
Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Galilei, Cellini, Dante, Machiavelli, and Savonarola are only a few names that made the history of Florence, one of the best places to visit in Italy.
Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace
Piazzale Michelangelo is a neoclassical terrace dedicated to the famous artist, overlooking Florence and its river. It is indeed the ideal place for your guide to making an introduction to Florence’s history, strictly related to its art masterpieces. For instance, the 14th-century Palazzo Pitti houses significant art collections like the Palatine Gallery, one of Florence’s most visited. The richly decorated rooms are a masterpiece themselves. Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona, and other Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods are the museum’s core. Boboli Gardens is the marvelous architectural park housing the Pitty Palace.
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NOTE: Upon request and availability, we can book the Uffizi or the Accademia instead of the Pitti Palace, which is, anyway, highly recommended.
All Florence museums are closed on Monday. Therefore our local guide will bring you to Palazzo Vecchio.
The 14th-century fortress-like palace, once the residence of the Medici family, is now the municipality’s seat. Inside, you will admire the incredibly decorated museum’s rooms, with works by Vasari, Donatello, and Michelangelo.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Florence has its romantic face in the spectacular views over the Arno river; what you must see in Florence is the picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge. Antique and jewelry shops are in abundance.
Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo (from outside)
The main square in Florence is Piazza Della Signoria, among Florence’s top attractions. Here, beside Neptune Fountain, you will also see the magnificent Loggia dei Lanzi, a 14th-century open-air gallery enriched with unique original statues. In front of the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, there is a copy of the world-famous Michelangelo’s David. The tour continues with Piazza del Duomo, where Giotto Bell’s Tower, together with the unique Florence Cathedral Dome, is the city’s Symbol. The octagonal Baptistery and his beautiful bronze doors by Ghiberti are the masterpieces completing this harmonic complex’s beauty.
Your guide will accompany you to the restaurant we selected for your lunch ( appetizer, pasta or main course. and water included )
Pisa leaning tower
After your lunch break, you will meet your driver, who will lead you to Pisa, for the final part of your Pisa and Florence Tour. Your driver will lead you to the Field of Miracles, where you will have one hour and a half free time to climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa, where Galilei did his experiments on gravity. You indeed wish to visit Pisa for the famous tilting tower. Thus remember to add your tickets during the booking checkout. We decided not to include the tower’s tickets for the reasons you can read in the section”other info.”
The entrance to the magnificent Cathedral is included in the ticket of the Tower of Pisa. When inside, note the famous bronze lamp that inspired Galilei in his discovery of the pendulum. Pisa Cathedral is rich with magnificent works of art, inside and outside. Not only the bronze doors but also the west façade are spectacular!
A few steps away is the circular marble Baptistery with Nicola Pisano’s great Pulpit and the acoustic effect under the dome. You will discover how notes last hanging in mid-air, enough time to “sing with yourself.” (tickets not included; you can buy them on-site)
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Leaning Tower of Pisa tickets exclusion reason: we must book the tickets with a significant advance. Furthermore, the tower has a 297 step spiral staircase leading to the top and is not recommended for visitors with back or heart problems and pregnant women. For safety reasons, children who will not have turned eight are not permitted to enter. An adult must accompany the under 18s. Kindly confirm you wish to include the Leaning Tower.
Inside all sites, handbags/bags/luggage are not allowed. Only small bags or backpacks will be accepted, with a max size of 20x30x38 cm.
Kindly confirm you wish to include the Leaning Tower in your visit, specifying the age of participants.