Florence - Originally founded by Julius Caesar, Florence was first called Florentia. It is the capital city of the region of Tuscany and is indeed a beautiful colorful, romantic and culturally attractive city renowned for its vast museums which contain some of Michelangelo’s most famous works.
Piazzale Michelangelo is a famous square perched on a hill with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence. It's dedicated to the great Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, and has copies of some of his famous works which are situated in Florence. The copies of the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo are situated in Piazzale Michelangelo. These copies are made of bronze, while the originals are all in white marble. The original David by Michelangelo, is hosted inside the Academy Gallery.
The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Francescain Church in Florence. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Macchaivelli, Foscolo, Rossini, Marconi, Gentile and as such it is also known as the Temple of the Italian Glorie.
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the Cathedral Church (Duomo) of Florence. The construction of this magnificent structure was started in 1296 in Gothic style and was designd by Arnolfo di Cambio. It was then completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.
The exterior of the Basilica is covered with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white. It has an elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival facade designed by Emilia de Fabris.
The cathedral complex includes the Battistero and Giotto's Campanile.
Bartolomeo Ammanati's Fountain of Neptune, is located in the heart of the city in Piazza della Signoria. It is a marble masterpiece.
Nearby is the Uffizi Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in the world - containing a private collection of the last member of the Medici family.
Among the more important museums in Florence are; the Uffizi (with original masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raffaello, Botticelli, Beato Angelico, Rubens, Rembrant..) and; the Accademia, whose collection's highlights Michelangelo's David and his Unfinished Slaves.
Across the Arno is the huge Pitti Palace containing part of the Medici family's former private collection. In addition to the Medici collection, the palace's galleries contain a large number of Renaissance works, including several by Raphael and Titian as well as a large collection of modern art, costumes, cattiages, and porcerlain.
Adjoining the Palace are the Boboli Gardens, elaborately landscaped and with many interesting feature.
- Duration: 7 hours;
- Departure from:Hotels,Villas in Florence;
- Vehicles : Our Fleet ;
The vehicle will escort you for the entire service .Walking is limited unlike bus tour where you have to walk the whole day.
- Driver/Guide: English Speaking for all service long;
- Our Service Include: Parking fees,hightway tools,fuel and Vat;
- Our Service don't Include: Food, beverages, entrance fees and gratuities;
- Payment: Euro cash or credit card;
- Dresses: Please dress respectfully for visiting religious monuments; local custom requires cover knees and shoulder. Comfortable walking shoes recommended;