Take part in this Rome to Florence excursion and see with your own eyes the Impressive Squares, Churches, and Palaces in Florence. Thanks to such luminaries as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Cellini, Dante, Machiavelli, and Savonarola, Firenze is a must-see in Italy!
During this Rome to Florence Day Trip, you will be pleasantly surprised while riding in a comfortable private car. You will admire the Apennines woods and medieval villages perched around castles and churches.
Firenze 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.
This neoclassical terrace is dedicated to the famous artist. Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city while your guide makes an introduction to the history of Florence, strictly related to its art masterpieces.
Florence Cathedral (from outside)
On your arrival, you will meet your local professional guide to start your Florence sightseeing. 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.
Piazza del Duomo
Among the places to visit in Florence with your private guide, there is Piazza del Duomo. You will admire the elaborated symbolic decoration of the external walls of the Church and Giotto Bell’s tower. 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.
Loggia dei Lanzi
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.
Shopping around Santa Croce
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.
Accademia or Uffizi Gallery (Upon request)
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 vast Uffizi Gallery, the art on display was collected mainly 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).
NOTE: on Monday, museums in Florence are closed. It will be possible to visit the 14th-century fortress-like palace, once the residence of the Medici family. Today it is the municipality’s seat. and houses incredibly decorated rooms, with works by Vasari, Donatello, and Michelangelo.