In general, we suggest a half day tour (3 hours) or a full day tour (6 hours)
Suggested itinerary (full day tour)
Starting from your accomodation, we will drive you on top of everything, to Piazzale Michelangelo, a wonderful terrace over the city and its river, built to offer a unique, panoramic view over Florence.
Proceeding then to downtown, you will be dropped off in the pedestrian area of Via Roma, the ancient Roman street that cut the city of Florentia from north to south. A few steps from the central Piazza della Repubblica, this strategic drop off point gives you the opportunity to be right half way from the main cathedral and its religious complex – Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell Tower and the Baptistery – and Piazza della Signoria, the square over which majestically stands the city town hall, called Palazzo della Signoria.
Moving towards south, long lines of queued people will announce you that you are close to the doorstep of the world famous Uffizi Gallery, the most ancient art museum in Europe. Take your time inside the museum, and then proceed on foot to the river. If you arrive from the Uffizi Gallery side, on your left hand side you will see the Ponte Vecchio, the Old Bridge, in all its magnificence. Cross the bridge and keep heading straight on, you will soon encounter Palace Pitti. Before moving on, stop for lunch. Whether your intention is to grab a quick sandwich or to sit comfortably in a trattoria (that is, our local informal restaurant), our driver will be pleased to recommend you a good eating place according to your taste and desire.
After lunch, you will be picked up again and dropped a few steps from the Accademia Gallery, the Florentine museum that hosts the original statue of the David, sculpted by the great master Michelangelo in 1504, and whose copies you might see at the Piazzale Michelangelo and in the Piazza della Signoria.
If all the art that has surrounded you so far is not enough, we will pick you up again and drop you off in front of the Basilica di Santa Croce, one of the biggest Franciscans church in Italy that hosts the tombs of important Florentine personalities of the past. After the visit of the church and its complex, you can start your shopping path right at the opposite side of the church, where shops selling leather, jewelry and pottery will welcome you with open arms.
Enjoy your free time strolling along the medieval alleys and don’t miss the chance to eat a genuine, delicious Italian ice cream before walking back to the car.
Please note that meals, entrance tickets to museums or churches, and tip to the driver are not included in the price we quote.