FLORENCE (with optional lunch)
Daily, except Mondays, 25th Dec, 01st Jan, 1st May.
Duration: Full day – 10hrs
DESCRIPTION & DETAILS
You will be collected at the Hotel by our driver and departure by private vehicle for a journey to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance period, where you breathe art in its Medieval streets, the craftsmens’ workshops and the Renaissance Palaces. Here, the memories of the Medici family are linked with the splendour of the works of the renowned artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and
Botticelli. Leaving Rome in a northerly direction and crossing the green valley of the Tiber, you pass the slopes of the Apennines covered with olive groves and vineyards to reach the famous valley of Chianti, before finally arriving in Florence built on the banks of the river Arno.
Upon arrival in Florence, meeting with local guide and and start with a visit to the Academy Museum where you will see the magnificent David by Michelangelo before continuing on foot with your local guide to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its beautiful dome by Brunelleschi. Other treasures, the Baptistry and Giotto’s Bell Tower can also be admired before reaching Piazza della Signoria, the ‘heart’ of Florence.
Lunch will be served in a typical Florentine restaurant. (dinks not included) After lunch some free time to visit a leather shop in order to admire one of the typical crafts of the city, and here you will also have some free time to see the work of local goldsmiths and other traditional craftsmen. In the afternoon we leave Florence for our return back to Rome.
(please add th entrance fee and/or lunch supplement )
USEFUL INFORMATION: We suggest that you wear comfortable shoes, and remember that it is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or with uncovered shoulders.