Enjoy, in one day, the most beautiful Renaissance city in the world. Florence is the birthplace of the Italian language; it is also home to Michelangelo’s David and one of the most important Renaissance cathedrals in the world. You will start your visit in front of the grand Renaissance Church “Santa Maria del Fiore.”
With a professional local guide, you will explore the most important historical attractions in this incredible town. You will admire Signoria Square and the magnificent Palazzo Vecchio that is still considered the political hub of the city.
Florence is the city where the Italian language was born and where Dante Allighieri invented it. You will see where this important writer lived. You will then visit the most popular bridge in the city:Ponte Vecchio. Here there are still vendors selling the most luxurious jewellery in the city. Very close is one of the biggest leather markets of Florence and a place to find luck. It is considered good luck to rub the nose of “il Porcellino,” a small pig bronze statue located in the middle of this lovely market. The guided tour will end in Signoria square where Michelangelo’s “David” stands in all of his majesty.Your guide will explain the story of this famous sculpture and the way Michelangelo transformed and manipulated like butter such a large piece of marble into his most famous masterpiece.
After a busy and enjoyable morning, you will enjoy a traditional lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will have free time for shopping and to visit the city on your own.
Before traveling back to Rome, we will drive to Michelangelo Square for a gorgeous view and say “Arrivederci” to this breath-taking town.
Optional on request:Guided tour of the second most visited museum in Europe: “Uffizi.” The masterpieces “Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera” of Botticelli are housed here, but these are only two of the many pieces in the Medici family collection.