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Florence: Walking Tour

1. Florence: Walking Tour

Learn why Florence gave birth to the Italian Renaissance on an introductory walking tour through 2,000 years of the city's history. Get a better understanding and appreciation of the background and context of the Renaissance from your expert guide. Hear about the city’s Roman origins and see landmark attractions, such as the covered bridge of the Ponte Vecchio. Proceed to the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, and others. Continue to Duomo Square or Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Marvel at the Gothic facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Admire the iconic Renaissance cathedral dome designed in the 15th century by Filippo Brunelleschi. See the Baptistery of San Giovanni, designed by the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti, and the famed gilded bronze doors that Michelangelo likened to "Gates of Paradise."

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Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

2. Florence: Golf Cart Tour with Panoramic Views

Meet your driver and get on an eco-friendly golf cart to discover the historic center of the city of Florence. Listen to the driver's explanations of all the monuments you see along the way. The tour includes headphones, therefore, you will not miss the smallest detail. First, visit Piazza del Duomo, the religious center of the city. Marvel at the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Take amazing photographs of the octagonal dome of the cathedral designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and the bell tower of Giotto. Continue the tour towards the Piazza della Signoria, considered the political center of the city. In this square, discover the Palazzo Vecchio, the Statue of David, and the Fountain of Neptune. Then, visit the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Ponte Vecchio. Finally, at the end of the tour, enjoy the breathtaking views of the hills from Piazzale Michelangelo.

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From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

3. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

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From La Spezia: Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Florence

4. From La Spezia: Private Shore Excursion to Pisa & Florence

Meet your private driver/ guide at 08:00 as close as possible to your ship for the 2-hour drive to Florence approaching the city through vineyards on the outskirts of the Chianti region and arriving in Piazzale Michelangelo which offers beautiful views across the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo and Giotto's bell tower. Once in the city center, discover the city's prominent landmarks without too much walking as your driver gives you historic and cultural background information. Visit the splendid Gothic church of Santa Croce with the tombs of famous artists and writers such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Dante as well as its renowned leather school. Enjoy a stroll around the lively and colorful market of San Lorenzo, where you will also find the Medici chapels and the Loggia dei Mercanti. Discover the splendid piazzas of Piazza del Duomo with the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Giotto's bell tower, Piazza della Repubblica - a lively shopping area and beautiful Piazza della Signoria with the Palazzo Vecchio. If you wish to visit the Accademia Gallery to see the real Michelangelo's David, your tickets (at 16.50 EUR per person) can be pre-booked so you won't have to waste any time standing in long lines. Wander past the huge Uffizi Gallery and across the Ponte Vecchio with its exquisite jewelry stores towards Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli Gardens. Break for lunch (at your own expense). Your driver will make suggestions and point you in the right direction. You may even be tempted to taste your way around the authentic central food market overflowing with cheeses, salami, prosciutto, bread, pasta, olive oil, wine and gelato. At around 14:30, it will be time to take you on the relaxing and comfortable journey to Pisa to the 11th century powerful maritime republic. Enjoy a driving tour of the city which will lead you to the heart of one of the most important monuments in Italy, the breathtaking Piazza dei Miracoli with its Baptistry, cathedral, Campo Santo Cemetery and of course, the Leaning Tower. At around 16:00, your minivan will be waiting for you to take you on a relaxing and comfortable journey back to your ship in the port of La Spezia with arrival at around 18:00.

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Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

5. Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

Begin your excursion with a 30-minute drive to Pisa, stopping first at the Miracles Field, where you’ll see the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, along with the Duomo and Baptistry. You’ll have time to take photos here and shop for souvenirs.  Florence is a 1-hour drive away, and on arrival you’ll stop at Michelangelo Square for breathtaking views of the major sights of Florence. Your driver will also stop at Santa Croce Church, known best for the tombs of Italian notables such as Michelangelo and Galileo. In the heart of Florence, Repubblica Square, is where you'll experience the major attractions of the city, such as the Duomo, the Porcellino Market and the Old Bridge. After lunch and shopping, depart around 4:00 PM for the drive back to Livorno and your ship. If you’d like to try some of Italy’s best gelato, your driver will make a stop along the way.

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Private Florence & Pisa Excursion from La Spezia Port

6. Private Florence & Pisa Excursion from La Spezia Port

Get picked up in the morning from your ship to reach Pisa (about 1 hour transfer) to admire the magnificence of Piazza dei Miracoli with its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the Dome. Enjoy some free time for the visits. After about 1 hour, drive cross the lovely old town of Pisa and then go to Florence, the capital of Renaissance art (about 1 hour transfer). The first stop will be at the Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the glorious panorama of the city. The tour continues to the historical center with stops at the beautiful Santa Croce Square, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio. Spend some time on your own and relax and shop. In the afternoon, return to the port.

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Florence: Guided City Tour with Accademia Gallery

7. Florence: Guided City Tour with Accademia Gallery

Start your tour from the heart of Florence aboard a comfortable luxury minivan. Your English-speaking driver will lead you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo to admire the wonderful panorama of the city. Continue your experience with a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. Be fascinated by the authentic Michelangelo's David and many other works of art by famous Renaissance artists. Next, take a guided walking tour of the historic center. Learn about the powerful Medici family who ruled the city during the Renaissance era, discover the places where they lived in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, and admire the beauty of the Duomo Monumental Complex with the Cathedral, the Brunelleschi Dome, and the Giotto Bell Tower. Explore the medieval quarter of the city, seeing Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and the Oltrarno Neighborhood with Palazzo Pitti.

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Florence: Private Chauffered & Guided Tour with Accademia

8. Florence: Private Chauffered & Guided Tour with Accademia

Begin your private tour of Florence with a drive along the picturesque Viale dei Colli towards the Piazzale Michelangelo. This beautiful square features reproductions of some of Michelangelo's most famous sculptures, as well as fantastic panoramic view over the entire city. Take a moment to admire the wonderful views of Florence before continuing by car into the city and through the historic center. You will then enjoy a guided walking tour, beginning with the Duomo complex. Admire the stunning marble exterior of the Florence Cathedral, as well as the nearby Baptistery and Giotto’s bell tower. A short walk through the winding historic streets of the heart of Florence will bring you to the famous Accademia Gallery, one of Europe's oldest art academies and home to the beloved "David" by Michelangelo, as well as many other works by the great artist. The tour will end inside the museum.

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Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

9. Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

Discover the beauty and magnificent architecture of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. You’ll visit the city’s impressive monuments and admire its stunning setting on this full-day tour. Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your guided sightseeing tour. See Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzo, and the multi-hued marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for the bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the Gates of Paradise. Admire the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell, the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Accademia Gallery (if this option is chosen). Walk along narrows streets, by the Arno River, and across the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks and its oldest bridge, lined with jewelry shops. You’ll have free time for lunch and shopping before stopping to admire the spectacular panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Following the tour of Florence, you’ll travel through the Tuscan countryside to the a winery in the middle of the Chianti area for the wine tasting.

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La Spezia: Private Excursion to Florence

10. La Spezia: Private Excursion to Florence

Discover Florence; one of the most famous cities of the Renaissance on a day tour from La Spezia. See the spectacular Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and more. Meet your driver at the port of La Spezia and head off to discover the cultural treasures of Florence. Start at the charming Piazzale Michelangelo and enjoy breathtaking views from the terrace. Wander the Piazza Duomo and pass beneath the spectacular Cathedral. See Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistry with its opulent gilded bronze doors. Admire the architecture of the Palazzo Vecchio and the famous statues of the Loggia dei Lanzi. Stroll along the Arno River to Ponte Vecchio and find yourself among the city's luxurious goldsmith shops.

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What people are saying about Piazzale Michelangelo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 32 reviews

This was an amazing day trip! We were able to see the most important part of these wonderful cities treasures! Josep was funny and enjoyable. And, Roberto is an excellent driver!! We would definitely recommend this tour. Great experience!

Pino and Giovanni were an amazing guides. Very knowledgeable of every little detail in the history. Made it very interactive. And thank you Roberto for safely greeting us from Rome to Florence and back.

Excellent. Micaela, an exceptional guide. Fun ride, full of a lot of history and perfect to share as a couple.

Excellent option to visit Florence and see the tower and the church of Pisa. we had a wonderful day

I enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She was relaxed and gave good info.