Florence Baptistery Rail tours

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From Venice: Florence by High-Speed Train & Guided Tours

1. From Venice: Florence by High-Speed Train & Guided Tours

Journey to Florence from Venice by high-speed train in 2 hours and prepare yourself for a complete cultural immersion. Discover the city and its huge artistic patrimony, museums, monuments, palaces, and churches. Admire some of the most important artistic treasures in the world. Walk around Duomo Square and admire the beautiful Cathedral with the majestic Dome of Brunelleschi and the Bell Tower of Giotto. Then meet your guide and get ready to explore the beautiful Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s David. Afterward, explore the San Lorenzo Central Market and enjoy a tasting of local products, specially prepared for you. Then venture out on your own and discover Ponte Vecchio and the Piazza Della Signoria with its historical and architectural heritage such as Palazzo Vecchio, Loggia Dei Lanzi, and the Uffizi Gallery. Next to Palazzo Vecchio you will find the Neptune Fountain where you will connect back to your guide and visit the unique Uffizi Gallery which houses one of the best collections of Renaissance art in the world. Finally, you will head towards the Santa Maria Novella train station and depart back to Venice.

From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

2. From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

Visit Florence with a comfortable day trip from Venice.  Depart in the morning from Venezia Santa Lucia train station and in just 2 hours you will reach the heart of Florence, the city of Renaissance! Reach your local professional guide, and start a comprehensive Walking Tour, discovering the most iconic sights of Renaissance and Medieval Florence. You will first explore the Medici district, with the ancient San Lorenzo Church, admire the beauty of the monumental complex of the Duomo, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the iconic Brunelleschi's Dome, the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the beautiful Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni. The tour then goes through the characteristic streets of the medieval district where you can also admire the imposing Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art. You will be led to the picturesque Straw Market: don’t forget to rub the nose of the famous “porcellino” (little pig). Going on, you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world where you will be fascinated by the beautiful Fountain of Neptune with the imposing marble statue of Ammannati and by the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi.  Dominating the square, the majestic Palazzo Vecchio before arriving to the romantic and picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence. Then, have a break and enjoy a delicious Tuscan Lunch in a typical restaurant located in the old town (if option selected, otherwise free time for lunch). The rest of the day is at your leisure: you can enjoy your free time going for some shopping and discover unique art crafts in the numerous Florentine artisan shops, taste local products in one of the restaurants on the first floor of the Central Market or just sit at the table of a historic café in Piazza della Repubblica.

From Milan: Florence Walking Tour with Train Tickets

3. From Milan: Florence Walking Tour with Train Tickets

Depart in the morning from Milano Centrale train station and in just 2 hours you will reach the heart of Florence, the city of Renaissance! Reach your professional guide and start a comprehensive Walking Tour, discovering the most iconic sights of Renaissance and Medieval Florence. You will first explore the Medici district, where you will admire the famous Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the first residence of the powerful family, the ancient San Lorenzo Church and the Medici Chapels, with their mausoleum. A few steps away, you will be breathless in front of the beauty of the monumental complex of the Duomo, with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the iconic Brunelleschi's Dome, the elegant Giotto's Bell Tower and the Romanesque Baptistery of San Giovanni. The tour then goes through the characteristic streets of the medieval district where you can admire the imposing Church of Orsanmichele, a masterpiece of Florentine Gothic art. Going on, you will find yourself in Piazza Signoria, one of the most beautiful squares in the world and the political center of the city. Dominating the square, the majestic Palazzo Vecchio, one of the most famous symbols of Florence. You will finally arrive at the romantic and picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, and you will end this amazing walking tour admiring its renowned jewelry shops! Then, have a break and enjoy a delicious Tuscan Lunch in a typical restaurant located in the old town (if option selected, otherwise free time for lunch). The rest of the day is at your leisure: you can enjoy your free time going for some shopping and discover unique art crafts in the numerous Florentine artisan shops, taste local products in one of the restaurants on the first floor of the Central Market or just sit at the table of a historic café in Piazza della Repubblica.

From Montecatini: Treasures of Florence Walking Tour

4. From Montecatini: Treasures of Florence Walking Tour

Start your day in Montecatini and take the train to Florence (tickets are included and will be sent by email). Upon arrival in Florence, meet our guide and start the guided tour. Learn why the David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence and what it used to represent in his time. How did the genius of Michelangelo meet the challenge of extracting the pathos of a being and fixing it forever in time in the Pietà? Why do the famous Prisoners seem to try and struggle free from their marble blocks? You will have the answers to all your questions. Get the chance to have a close encounter with timeless works of art, and get the inside story of the life and times of this consummate artist. After the guided tour, you will have some free time to wander around on your own and some free time to have lunch (not included).  In the afternoon, you will enjoy an excellent and complete introductory tour dedicated to those who want to know all the facts and secrets of two thousand years of Florentine history: from the city’s Roman origins, to a 15th century palace; from the Ponte Vecchio through the famous Uffizi courtyard, to the architectural wonders of Brunelleschi’s Dome, which overlooks the Baptistery golden ‘Gates of Paradise’. After the walking tour, you will visit one of the most famous museums in the world: the Uffizi Gallery. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the works of the greatest artists from the Middle Ages. You will recognize original world-famous paintings that you have seen in books, magazines, and on TV close-ups. You will learn about the secrets of the artists' craft, techniques and tools. Looking at the most famous artworks of the period, you will be able to understand why Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance. The tour ends in the Uffizi Gallery, where you will have the chance to stay longer in the gallery and wander around by your own. Your visit to Italy would be incomplete if you did not visit these world-famous galleries. After the tour, make your way back to Montecatini with the train.

Florence: Full-Day Small-Group Tour by Train from Rome

5. Florence: Full-Day Small-Group Tour by Train from Rome

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Florence from Rome and a small-group tour of the Renaissance city (up to 6 persons on the tour). Florence is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Church of San Lorenzo and Santa Maria del Fiore. The nearby Campanile and the Baptistery are highlights as well. Florence is also an important city for designer fashion, being one of the world’s 15 fashion capitals. It's possible to spend some of the day exploring the shops and seeing the sights. Stop to enjoy lunch at a typical local bar, restaurant or pizzeria. Be sure to ask the guide for recommendations about what to see and do.

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What people are saying about Florence Baptistery

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5 stars. Anita who guided us from hotel in Rome, whole Florence and back to Rome was a friendly, flexible and professional guide. She is a lawyer but does this work for the love of Italy. Giovanni who guided us in Academy was also excellent. His explanation of David was quite impressive. Driver Adam was friendly and professional. Strongly recommend Anita for families with children and child-like husband.