Duration: 8 hours
Service Type: Car hire with driver
Place of departure: Optionally
Nr. Participants: 1-19 Persons
A city that has maintained its charm and splendor of the past, this is Florence the capital of Tuscany. An enchanting city that never stops to amaze, with its art masterpieces, the coloured marble of the churches and buildings that will serve as reminders and the role played in the development of culture and art renaissance.
The heart of Florence is Piazza del Duomo, the monumental complex of the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore - topped by the majestic dome by Brunelleschi -, the Baptistery of San Giovanni - a magnificent example of Florentine Romanesque -, Giotto's bell tower - a masterpiece Florentine Gothic architecture. Behind the cathedral stands the Opera Museum of Santa Maria del Fiore, where you can admire a valuable collection of works from the Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Campanile.
Piazza della Signoria is the historical center of civil life and is home of the 14th-century Loggia dei Lanzi, the Fountain of Neptune and the Palazzo della Signoria or Palazzo Vecchio, one of the symbolic monuments of the city, in front of which are located some famous statues including a copy the famous David by Michelangelo. Next to the square there is the majestic Uffizi Gallery, home of one of the most important museums in the world, which includes works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many other great artists. Architectural element of particular importance in the Gallery is the Vasari Corridor, designed by Vasari to the mid-sixteenth century connecting the property with the Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.
Through the ancient and picturesque Ponte Vecchio, littered with historical goldsmith shops, you reach the Oltrarno district, where he meets the beautiful piazza dominated by Palazzo Pitti, the imposing and sumptuous palace that was the residence of the Medici and Lorraine, with marvelous park, the Boboli Gardens, a splendid example of Italian garden.