Rome to Florence day trip is the right choice if you want to see an incomparable store of art with your own eyes! Firenze is a must-see in Italy, renowned as the birthplace of the Renaissance! A private driver will pick you up at your hotel. Relaxing in a comfortable private Mercedes you will admire the Apennines woods and medieval villages perched atop the hills. With a local professional guide, you will admire impressive Squares, churches, and historic palaces. You hear about luminaries like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Cellini, Dante, Machiavelli, or Savonarola, and understand why the purest form of the Italian language was born right here!
Included in the tour of Rome to Florence:
- Pick up from your location and full day car with driver at disposal.
- 3 hours guided tour in Florence with a professional guide
- 2 hours of free time
- Drop off back to your hotel in Rome
- COVID 19 safety measures: face mask and hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff (social distancing from other visitors enforced: temperature checks for everybody entering museums and archaeological sites).
Pick up details
Pick up is at 7:30 and is customizable. To optimize your precious time, we pick you up from all hotels, apartments, and B&B located within a radius of 10 kilometers from the Pantheon.
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.
What is the most famous statue in Florence? No doubts: Michelangelo’s David. “When all was finished, it cannot be denied that this work has carried off the palm from all other statues, modern or ancient, Greek or Latin. No other artwork is equal to it in any respect, with such just proportion, beauty, and excellence did Michelagnolo finish it” Giorgio Vasari. You can see the copy in Piazza Della Signoria, but the original is inside the Galleria dell’ Accademia. To appropriately plan your day trip, an advance booking of the Museum is advisable.
Check out the other tours organized in the city too!