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Florence in one day : Uffizi Gallery-City walk-David

1. Florence in one day : Uffizi Gallery-City walk-David

A quick tour specially designed for those who want to immerse themselves in the charm of Florence, visiting with a certified local Guide some selected works of art of the two most famous museums, but avoiding long lines to not give up the secrets of the Center historic city, Unesco World Heritage Site, or the attractions of its trendy neighborhoods. Our tour begins at the Uffizi Gallery where your guide will welcome you and lead you for two exciting hours through the wonderful frescoed halls of the Uffizi Gallery that contains the most important works in the world of Italian Renaissance. Admire Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and the masterpieces of many other artists ... After this unforgettable experience, you will walk into Piazza Signoria where Palazzo Vecchio stands, always the heart of the local government of the city and the sixteenth-century residence of the Medici family; admire the sculptures of the Loggia dei Lanzi and then continue to Piazza del Duomo where you will listen to the secrets and mysteries of the Brunelleschi's Dome and admire the Baptistery with the golden tiles of the Paradise Gate, Giotto's Bell Tower and the splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its marvelous polychrome marble façade. In ten minutes on foot we will reach the Galleria dell'Accademia where, thanks to the booked entry, you will soon be welcomed by Michelangelo's David, icon of male beauty and symbol of Florence and you will know the anecdotes of the most famous statue in the world and its history together with other timeless Renaissance works. In the "Tribuna di De Fabris" you will also admire the other impressive 5 sculptures by Michelangelo: the four Prisoners and the San Matteo. The tour will continue with a visit to the section of the gallery dedicated to the Medici family's collection of musical instruments where you can admire the most expensive Stradivari in the world, the oldest piano and other splendid unique instruments! At the end of the tour you can stay inside the Museum until closing, to see Lorenzo Bartolini's poetic plaster casts in the magnificent Gipsoteca, the large collection of gold background altarpieces on the gallery's upper floor and other Renaissance paintings dating back to the XV and XVI centuries.

Florence: E-Bike Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo Viewpoint

2. Florence: E-Bike Tour with Piazzale Michelangelo Viewpoint

Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the meeting point and board your snappy e-bike. Set off with a smile for an unforgettable tour through the beautiful city of Florence. Pedal leisurely down the Renaissance streets and charming Medieval alleys, along the way discovering amazing palaces and hidden views, many of which remain unknown to most visitors.  The most entertaining and complete way to experience the very best of Florence: an easy guided E-Bike tour of Florence, including a (stress-free!) hill journey up to the marvelous Piazzale Michelangelo, the city’s most amazing viewpoint. Meet your dedicated guide and fellow travelers, board your snappy E-Bike and set off with a smile, for an unforgettable tour. Pedal effortlessly across the flowing Arno river led by your guide, and “climb” the sumptuously tree-lined Viale dei Colli to reach a dazzling viewpoint: Piazzale Michelangelo and San Miniato Church, offering spectacular views of Florence’s towers, palaces, red rooftops and lovely bridges. Take some minutes for a great photo opportunity before start for your next stop. We will lead you along scenic roads and while you will learn about our history, culture and history'greats: welcome to Galileo Galilei home! Half-way, a break will give you the opportunity to enjoy a late italian breakfast and relax until you reach your e-bike again to pedal on the way back to Florence city centre. You will ride through the narrow streets of the main center and the Oltrarno district, reaching the most amazing monuments of Florence and unknown spots from where to admire the city: Porta Romana, Palazzo Pitti, Pontevecchio, the Uffizi square. Along this pleasant stroll in Florence, you will stop at several locations for history explanations and fun facts about the city, and for photo opportunities. The bike itinerary includes flat, downhill and uphill sections, to give you a complete variety of views and biking experiences.

Florence and Tuscany from Rome by High-Speed Train

3. Florence and Tuscany from Rome by High-Speed Train

Meet at Termini Station and board a state-of-the-art high-speed train for the 1.5 hour scenic ride to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance and artistic geniuses such as Michelangelo, Dante Alighieri, Leonardo da Vinci, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Galileo Galilei. As you step off the train your local expert guide will greet you and lead you into Europe’s most charming city. On a 2.5 hour walking tour, your guide will unveil the great beauty of Florence and its immensely rich history, architectural wonders and vibrant culture. A city of Roman origins, Florence truly took center stage in Italy when the art-loving Medici family rose to power and funded much of the cultural and artistic rebirth we now refer to as the Renaissance. Hear the true stories about Medici ambitions, greed, and power and about those who dared to conspire against them as you stroll through the charming streets. Your local guide will show you famous landmarks like the Florence Duomo, Brunlleschi’s unrivaled Dome, and the Baptistery of St. John, adorned with its famous “Gates of Paradise”. Next you’ll take in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence where an exact replica of Michelangelo’s world-renowned statue of David stands. This lively square is home to Palazzo Vecchio, a medieval fortress turned town hall, which showcases stunning Renaissance artwork and architecture. Heading along towards the River Arno, we’ll stroll past the Uffizi Museum and view the famous Vasari Corridor, a 1km-long overpass designed to connect the Medici residence with the Uffizi. You’ll get a chance to take some stunning pictures of the famous Ponte Vecchio before we bid farewell to Florence and get comfy on an air-conditioned coach. Enjoy a scenic ride and rest your feet while cruising through the perfectly manicured hills of Tuscany and arrive at an independent winery overlooking the medieval towers of San Gimignano. Visit the vines and see how age-old winemaking traditions have been maintained through the years and incorporated into the modern production of today’s highly prized wines. Learn a bit of wine lingo such as what the initials DOCG mean and what classifies a wine as “Super-Tuscan” while hearing the winemaker’s heartwarming story during a guided tasting of six wines including the famous Vernaccia di San Gimignano and of course a Chianti. Each wine will be paired with local cured meats, cheeses, breads, and of course extra virgin olive oil produced on the grounds. The wine and food pairing will conclude with a first course. Last but not least on this Tuscan getaway is a visit to the enchanting town of San Gimignano. Your guide will allow you free time to admire the 14 remaining medieval towers, quintessential Tuscan cobblestone side streets, artisanal shops and gelaterias. From San Gimignano you’ll make your way back to the Florence train station in time to depart for Rome!

Tuscan Delicious Food Degustation Private Tour

4. Tuscan Delicious Food Degustation Private Tour

With this visit you will have the opportunity to experience the Florence of the Florentines, a visit of the city not only from a historical-artistic point of view, but also experience the traditions and cuisine of everyday life. You will pass through the medieval streets of Dante, one of the tower-houses and in these places we will taste enjoy the famous lampredotto, dish beloved by the Florentines. Hear many legends about typical dishes in relation to the history of the construction of the famous dome of Brunelleschi, closely linked to the history of the city of Giglio. The Piazza del Duomo becomes the starting point to move to the less crowded but famous part of the city: Oltrarno, a place full of workshops and craftsman. Here you will visit a local winery, where, enjoying a fine wine glass with crostini, you will be told of the Tuscan gastronomic events and secrets. Later you will also taste organic wine. After the tastings you will certainly not want to miss out on gelato in Florence! Again, you'll hear stories while tasting and eating the best desert ever. 

Florence: Private Tour with Accademia Gallery & Food Tasting

5. Florence: Private Tour with Accademia Gallery & Food Tasting

Join a private 3-hour guided tour that will introduce to you the most spectacular attractions of Florence. You will learn about cultural and historical values that make Florence the cradle of Renaissance and one of the most influential art cities in the world. Taste local food specialties in the Florence central market. The guided tour includes visit to the extraordinary statue of David within the Florence Galleria dell'Academia museum, where you can admire every detail of Michelangelo’s masterpiece that took him more than 2 years to finish. Before Michelangelo was given the task to sculpt David's Statue, other famous artists including Leonardo da Vinci were consulted to take the mission. Your guide will also introduce to you the famous Duomo of Florence: Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Being one of the largest Duomo even constructed, Florence Duomo took almost 2 centuries to be completed by 3 different architects. This is the reason why Florence Duomo is a combination of 3 different architectural styles: Gothic, Romanesque, and Renaissance. Your private expert guide will also accompany you to the most spectacular square of Florence: Piazza della Signoria. It is the main point of the origin of Florentine Republic and the political focus of the city. Piazza della Signoria can be considered as an open air museum that displayed excellent collection of antique and Renaissance sculptures including the Medici lions. Together with Piazza della Signoria, you will visit the courtyard of Florence city hall: Palazzo Vecchio, which is richly decorated with massive painting on the ceiling and harmoniously curated proportioned columns. It is also where the David Statue was originally located before being moved to the inside of Galleria dell'Academia museum. Undoubtedly, you cannot visit Florence without visiting Ponte Vecchio. The most symbolic bridge in the world. It is in Ponte Vecchio that the bankruptcy concept was introduced, which literally translated into “broken desk/broken table” (''banca rotta'') in Italian to describe the act that the merchants’ table on Ponte Vecchio was destroyed if he was not able to pay back his debt. Unlike all other bridges that were destroyed during the World War II, it is said that Hitler has given his direct order to not destroy Ponte Vecchio during the German occupation of the town. To bring to our clients the most detailed introduction of Florence, our tour also include a visit to the central market of Florence, which was fully renovated in early 2010s. Here you will find a collection of the most famous local food specialities in Florence, from the legendary Tuscan wine to the most famous street food of the city: Lampredotto. Depending on the time of the tours, you can choose between local specialities, a glass of wine, or Italian gelato. Your knowledge guide will undoubtedly give you the best advices on what to know about the fantastic but also complex cuisine of Florence.

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