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 introduce Florence. The towns’ history is strictly related to its art masterpieces. For instance, the 15th-century Palazzo Pitti houses significant art collections like the Palatine Gallery. Its richly decorated rooms are a masterpiece themselves and house works by Italian and European masters of the Renaissance and Baroque. The museum’s core is Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Rubens, Pietro da Cortona.
Pity Palace Gardens are a marvelous architectural park.
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. 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 toFlorence’sons. 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 David of Michelangelo. The tour continues with Piazza del Duomo with Giotto Bell’s Tower, and the unique Florence Cathedral Dome is the city’s symbol. The octagonal Baptistery and its 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.
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 to discover 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 houses. Under the dome, where you can admire Nicola Pisano’s Pulpit, your voice has a peculiar acoustic effect. You will discover how notes last hanging in mid-air, enough time to “sing with yourself.” “tickets not include”; you can buy them on-site.