Best of Florence in One Day from Rome

Itinerary Details

You will embark on an adventure to Florence in an air-conditioned luxury bus or private car.  Arrive at the Arno River at the heart of Florence where your guide will begin to walk you through the hometown of Dante, Michelangelo and the Medici.  The Piazzale degli Uffizi awaits.  It’s the perfect Florentine street that leads to the Ponte Vecchio, the “old bridge” that houses the world’s most famous jewelry stores.  The little pig, (Il Porcellino) waits for his nose to be rubbed so you can commence your journey into the Mercato Nuovo, The New Market.  Here, some of the world’s most beautiful leather goods are sold.  Meander to the Piazza della Repubblica and know you are standing in the Heart of the Renaissance. This square has become a forum for artists and writers, a tribute perhaps to Dante and Michelangelo?  See Orsamichele, this is the tiny church that housed the faithful of Florence until Brunellschi’s cupola became the crowning glory of the Duomo.  When you arrive at the Duomo, you will skip over the crowds and drink in the view from this magnificent tribute to Man and God.  After an included lunch, you will be free to walk the winding streets and corners of this beautiful, ancient city.  We’ll continue on with an expert guide to the Piazza della Signoria where The David stood guard over the city, glaring his menacing gaze in the direction of Rome.  Once again, you’ll be able to skip the line and continue to his current residence, The Accademia Gallery.  This is a pilgrimage you will make on your own because no amount of preparation is enough to capture the magnitude of seeing him in all his glory.  You need to experience this for yourself.