Take a day with the locals to explore lovely Florence. Experience the history, the art, the romance of this fantastic city with those who know it best!
What to Expect
Real travelers will tell you that the only way to really get to know a city is by spending time with the locals. Today, you get to do just that, as your private local guide takes you on a journey through the best parts of Florence. Your eyes are opened to a whole new side of the city, and we know that your appreciation for our great city will grow by the end of our day together.
We begin in Fiesole, a delightful town from the 9th century that overlooks Florence and the Arno Valley. From here we'll get a sense of what's to come for the rest of the day, planning out our attack from the comfort of our private and chauffeured vehicles. We head through the old city center of Fiesole for a look at the Franciscan Church of Santa Croce, and then through the streets to the Piazza Signoria. Here we stop for a visit to the famous Uffizi Gallery, where we can learn and admire such great artists as Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and many more. Your guide will help you avoid the crowds with a prearranged ticket, so we don't have to wait to experience the greatness inside these walls!
We then take a drive up the Viale die Colli to see the Piazzale Michelangelo. Driving through the old city center allows us to take in the sites from the comfort of our car, before we depart again for a walk through the streets to the Duomo. This beautiful complex is one of the most astounding in all of Italy, and you will be amazed by the huge bronze doors and the famous Porta del Paradiso. We'll step inside to visit the Cathedral with its stunning Cupola's and imposing bell tower.
Finally, we leave the Duomo for the piece-de-la-resistance: Michelangelo's David. Arriving at the Accademia, we will first see this iconic statue outside (a copy) before skipping the line again and heading in to see this, along with many other of Michelangelo's finest pieces of sculpture. The Galleries are a treat and not to be missed!
After all this art, it's time for a late lunch, where we'll enjoy a beautiful Italian meal with drinks before parting ways again! Ciao!
- Pick up at the hotel located in the city center
- Private DE-LUXE chauffeured vehicle at disposal max 6 hrs
- Local Guide at disposal max 6 hrs
- Entrance fee with reservation for Academia and Uffizi Gallery
Know Before You Go
•The Academy and Uffizi Gallery are closed on Monday; The Uffizi is replaced with visit to the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio and the Academy with visit to the Bargello museum or the Medici Chapels .
•You can request a departure time, please specify it in your booking. You will receive a confirmed departure time once your booking is confirmed.