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Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

1. Florence: Private Guided Walking Tour

Step back in time and find inspiration in the art and architecture of Florence, Italy. Admire classical artworks, cross the famed Ponte Vecchio, and see such gems as Pitti Palace. Listen as your guide fills in historical details. Poke around Piazza Della Signori, an open-air museum where the Palazzo Vecchio stands. Check out the Loggia dei Lanzi, housing a vast collection of original statues by artists such as Cellini and Giambologna. Walk through the colonnade of the Uffizi Gallery and light upon Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in the city. Discover one of the well-kept secrets of Florence, the twisty Vasari Corridor, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to Pitti Palace. Follow your guide through the Medieval District, stop at the House of Dante, and feel giddy walking around Duomo Square. Learn about the construction of the Cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and Brunelleschi’s Cupola before the tour's conclusion.

Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

2. Livorno: Escorted Shore Excursion to Pisa with Leaning Tower

As your cruise arrives in Livorno, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a half-day shore excursion exploring Pisa, a beautiful city approximately 30 minutes from the port. Once in Pisa, you will enjoy a short walk with your expert guide to Miracle Square, where you will find the most precious jewels of Pisa. To access, you'll pass through the Santa Maria gate, one of the entrances of the old wall that used to surround the city. From there you will be enchanted by the beautiful construction, including the white marble of the cathedral and baptistery, and the green grass where you can lie down to admire the astonishing monuments which surround you. You will be free to explore this treasure of Tuscany at your own pace and discover its secrets and history with the stories that your tour leader will tell you during your bus ride. At your tour's conclusion, you will be returned to the port of Livorno.

Florence: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

3. Florence: Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens Private Tour

Meet your guide at Pitti Palace, then head inside for your private tour. Start off with an introduction to the famous Medici Family and the Pitti Family. Learn about their historical influence on Florence and what their lives here would have been like. Follow your guide around the palace, which is similar to an open museum. Walk in the footsteps of grand dukes, and admire the richly decorated interior. Highlights of the tour include the Palatine Gallery, the Royal Apartments, the Gallery of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fashion and Costume. At the end of the tour, receive your priority entry ticket to the Boboli Gardens. Finally, explore the gardens at your own leisure, and marvel at the Renaissance statues and carved fountains.  

Florence: 1.5 Hour Santa Croce Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

4. Florence: 1.5 Hour Santa Croce Guided Tour with Entry Ticket

Enjoy fast track entry to the Basilica of Santa Croce, one of Florence’s most popular landmarks. Explore the church with a local guide, and learn about its impressive history and religious significance. As you wander, admire the church’s stunning frescoes as well as Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper painting.  Hear about the prominent historical figures who are buried here, including Galileo Galilei, Foscolo, and Macchiavelli. Finally, walk along the beautiful Cloister of Arnolfo.

Bologna: Private Walking Tour with a Guide

5. Bologna: Private Walking Tour with a Guide

Explore all the major highlights of the picturesque city of Bologna on a walking tour. See the stunning architecture and vibrant atmosphere of the city with an expert guide. Discover the central square of Bologna, the Piazza Maggiore with many medieval buildings surrounding it. Visit the iconic Basilica of San Petronio, Palazzo d'Accursio and the Palazzo del Podestà. Take a stroll through the lively streets and see remains from the past periods in Bologna. Admire the beauty of the Fountain of Neptune with the precious late Renaissance sculptures by Giambologna. Continue to the university district and see the main buildings like the Aechiginnasio Library and the Palazzo Poggi. Next, stroll through the picturesque alleys of the Mercato di Mezzo, the old market, and its fabulous food shops. Explore the narrow streets admire the tiny windows typical of the houses in this part of the city. Pop into the Quadrilatero, a bustling area of the town, and explore the unique ancient shops of the city. Your guide will tell you about the town's unique way of life. Take advantage of this tour to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the whole of Italy. Enjoy the richness of culture and history of the picturesque town on a walking tour. 

Florence: Night Bike Tour

6. Florence: Night Bike Tour

Experience the renaissance romance of Florence as the day fades into evening. Ride along the river, cross the famous Ponte Vecchio and learn all about the infamous Medici family. Enjoy a glass of Tuscan wine on the San Niccolò beach as the sun sets, before taking a cruise along the old city wall. Learn all of the juicy renaissance stories from Florentine history. Hear about the infamous Medici family as you gaze upon the Medici Riccardi Palace. Cross the beautiful Ponte Vecchio, preserved from its medieval fame, and be amazed by the secrets that traded hands here for centuries. Get a feel for local Florence as you make your way to the casual San Niccolò beach for a lovely glass of local Tuscan wine as the sun sets over the city. Relax for a few moments, gazing at the breathtaking views of the city from this spectacular vantage point. Cruise along the old city wall and get a peek at the modern city, such as the boutique fashion district and the Santo Spirito neighborhood. Head back to the central location, nearby plenty of great restaurants and cafés for a late dinner, or drink. Wind down after a long day of sightseeing in beautiful Florence.

Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

7. Florence: Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet your expert guide in the heart of the ancient Roman city, the Piazza della Repubblica, where you will learn about the city’s foundation. Walk to Orsanmichele, a Medieval church with iconic Renaissance sculptures on its ornate facade, including work by the famous Donatello. At Piazza della Signoria you can hear the stories behind the Renaissance fountain, the statues and the Palazzo Vecchio which dominates the square with its soaring tower. Just beyond the palace is the Uffizi, a fine example of Renaissance architecture. Cross the Uffizi courtyard to reach the banks of the Arno River and admire the famous Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in town. Make a stop at Piazza Santa Croce. Once the stage for jousting tournaments, today it hosts the official sport of the city, Calcio Storico: an exciting mix of soccer, rugby and wrestling. The itinerary continues through the Medieval streets to the Bargello, then on to reach the Cathedral Square. Stop here to admire the record-breaking dome built by Filippo Brunelleschi and learn all about its construction. Just steps away from the Cathedral Square lies the Palazzo Medici. Learn about the history of the Medici family and how they created a golden age in Florence. See the beautiful palace courtyard with its elegant Renaissance architecture and ornamentation. The last stop on the itinerary is the church of San Lorenzo. With a foundation dating back to the 4th century, this was the original cathedral of Florence.

From Florence: Private Day Trip to Assisi and Cortona

8. From Florence: Private Day Trip to Assisi and Cortona

Discover the picturesque towns of Assisi and Cortona on this relaxing day trip from Florence. Explore Assisi's many churches, medieval castles, and the Roman amphitheater, and then wander through Cortona's famous Piazza Garibaldi. Meet your driver outside your Florence hotel and enjoy the stunning views as you drive through the countryside from Tuscany to Umbria. In Assisi, enjoy a stroll through this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop to admire the ancient Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the Santa Maria Maggiore. After seeing all that Assisi has to offer, enjoy a relaxing lunch in town before rejoining your driver and heading to Cortona. This hilltop town is rich in Etruscan relics, medieval buildings, and Renaissance works. See parts of the original Etruscan wall, explore where Hannibal's army ambushed the Romans, and visit the Piazza Garibaldi. After sightseeing, enjoy a glass of wine with breathtaking views of Lake Trasimeno. When you're ready, let your driver know and return to Florence.

From Florence: Maranello and Bologna Day Trip

9. From Florence: Maranello and Bologna Day Trip

Spend the day in Emilia-Romagna, visiting the town of Maranello and the city of Bologna. Have the chance to stop in the Ferrari Museum and learn about the Italian carmaker’s history and world-class engineering. Afterwards, explore the vibrant city of Bologna and experience Italian culture as you walk its medieval streets. Your private driver will meet you at your hotel in Florence and first take you to Maranello, home of the legendary Ferrari S.p.A and Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 racing team. Take the chance to visit the Ferrari Museum where you will learn about the history of the popular car manufacturing company. The museum also includes a display of vintage and modern vehicles, technical drawings by Enzo Ferrari, and a permanent exhibition dedicated to Formula 1 and the World Championship. After spending time in Maranello, your driver will take you to Bologna where you will have the opportunity to wander the streets of the old town. Your driver will drop you off within a short walk of Piazza Maggiore, the Basilica of San Petronio, and the picturesque Fountain of Neptune. From Bologna, relax as your driver takes you back to Florence.

Pisa: Private Sightseeing Tour with Duomo & Tower Entry

10. Pisa: Private Sightseeing Tour with Duomo & Tower Entry

Meet your guide in Piazza Daniele Manin then head towards Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the most famous squares in the world. As you soak up the sights of this iconic location, listen to your guide share fascinating insight into Pisa’s impressive history and architecture. Start with a visit to the Pisa Baptistery, which dates back to 1152 and boasts an incredibly intricate exterior. From there, walk to the stunning Pisa Cathedral and soak up the religious and tranquil atmosphere of this stunning building. Continue the tour to the world-famous Leaning Tower next and spend some time taking photos before going inside for a guided tour. Learn why the Pisa has its iconic tilt and hear stories of the long journey it took to build it while climbing to the top of the tower. Finally, stroll into the bustling city center and wander around the Square of the Knights, Piazza Garibaldi, and Borgo Stretto.

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What people are saying about Emilia-Romagna

Special mention to our guide, Sabrina. In a small group he spoke English, French and Spanish. Everything with a joy, an illusion that sticks to you. It's great!

We had a wonderful guide - Stefania. She was informative but also entertaining. We learnt a little about the secrets of the city as well as its wonderful history.

We had awesome trip. Our driver/guide was excellent, made this day very interesting and easy, full of different experiences. I would highly recommend it.

Our driver, Pedericio, was the warmest, kindest, most knowledgeable person. We feel blessed to have met him.

It was an excellent tour with an excellent guide Martina