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Porta Romana: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

1. Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Florence from an open-top double-decker tour bus. Hop on and off where you please or relax on board with insightful multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy 2 lines and choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets. Explore this Renaissance city built on the banks of the river Arno. Feel the sunshine on your face on the open-top bus and admire the views of the Arno, Piazza Indipendenza, Porta Romana, and more. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 10 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 11 Libertà Stop 12 Donatello Stop 13 Beccaria Stop 14 Santa Croce Stop 15 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Ferrucci Stop 2 Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Porta San Frediano Stop 8 Rotonda Barbetti Stop 9 Piazza Indipendenza Line B (currently suspended) Line B focuses on Florence and Fiesole. The bus includes stops at Fiesole, a famous Etruscan hillside city with breathtaking views of Florence. The entire route takes 2 hours. Stop 1 Michelangelo Stop 2 Ferrucci Stop 3 Demidoff Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Zecca Vecchia Stop 6 Lungo l'Affrico Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Regresso Stop 10 Fiesole Stop 11 Regresso Stop 12 San Domenico Stop 13 Righi (ostello) Stop 14 Stadio Stop 15 Matteotti Stop 16 Libertà Stop 17 La Pira Stop 18 Leopolda Stop 19 Piazzale delle Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 20 Shelly Cascine (suspended in winter) Stop 21 Vittorio Veneto Stop 22 Curtatone Stop 23 Soderini Stop 24 Tasso Stop 25 Porta Romana Stop 26 Machiavelli Stop 27 Galileo

Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

2. Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Enjoy a full-day private shore excursion of Pisa and Florence from Livorno Port and discover the cradle of the Renaissance, one of the most important periods for art and architecture in history. Sit back and relax as you drive through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. As you approach Florence, drive up the Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most impressive views of the city. Follow an uphill road, bordered by ancient walls, to Forte Belvedere, built by the Grand-Duke Ferdinand to protect his Medici villas. Enter the city via the Porta Romana to Pitti Palace, home to the Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, and Silver and Porcelain Museums, as well as the magnificent Boboli Gardens. The next stop is the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by historical literary cafés. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, admire masterpieces of Renaissance architecture around the Duomo. Your driver is completely at your disposal and will be happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce Church to see where many famous Italians are buried. Cross the elegant Ponte Vecchio, still home to gold and jewelry vendors. For shopping hounds and hungry souls, explore the stores and trattorias of the city center, and sample a scrumptious plate of pasta or grab a smart new leather jacket. The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni, with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Cartier, and much more. You can also discover local crafts in small workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods. Or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market. In the afternoon, you will drive to Pisa and explore the gentle town as it recalls the days of the Pisan Republic. See the astonishing Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), home to the medieval Duomo, Baptistery, and legendary Leaning Tower.

Florence: Charterhouse Guided Tour and Hills Walking Tour

3. Florence: Charterhouse Guided Tour and Hills Walking Tour

Starting from Porta Romana will take public transportation to Galluzzo area, a short walk will introduce to the famous Florence Charterhouse, founded in the 14th Century on the top of Monte Acuto. A guided 1-hour tour inside the Charterhouse will introduce the various buildings of the complex, Church, Chapter House, Cloister and Cells. A short panoramic rest after the visit will be a recharger for the guided walk through the hills towards City Center. S.Felice ad Ema Church will be an off the beaten path discovery before walking uphill to Poggio Imperiale. The walk will continue through small ancient hill roads with plenty of sights and historical Villas in S.Leonardo in Arcetri. Massive architectures of Forte Belvedere will introduce a beautiful downhill walk through Costa S.Giorgio, where famous buildings such as Villa Bardini and Galileo Galilei house are located. Santa Felicita church will introduce the typical and characteristic Oltrarno district, ending point of the guided walk. Additional information Length: 7,5 km Difficulty: Tourist Difference in height: +150 Route type: Ring, landscape and cultural interests Dogs not allowed The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and / or alert. Flexibility for other dates and times, morning-afternoon, please contact us.

Florence: Arcetri Urban Hike

4. Florence: Arcetri Urban Hike

In the morning or at sunset, a tour of great scenic and historical interest around the Florentine hills of the Oltrarno. We will visit scenic and prestigious places such as Pian de Giullari and the hills of Arcetri, admire the famous Villa of Poggio Imperiale, the basilica of San Miniato a Monte, San Leonardo in Arcetri, Forte Belvedere and Costa San Giorgio for a unique tour of the city. In the evening version we will walk through streets where history meets nature, magical places that will give us magnificent glimpses of a Florence illuminated by the evening lights. The route starts from Piazza di Santa Maria Sopr'Arno and continues slightly uphill to the Pian de Giullari area, through a scenery dotted with historic residences surrounded by Mediterranean gardens. A stop is planned at Piazzale Michelangelo, from which there is a splendid view of the historic center. It is Florence's most famous panoramic terrace, a must-see destination for tourists visiting the city. We will admire the Renaissance monuments from a different perspective, enjoying views ranging from Brunelleschi's Duomo and Giotto's Tower to Ponte Vecchio, from the Civic Tower to the Arno River. We will continue with an off-the-beaten-path itinerary through magnificent villas, churches and historic parks strolling the ancient medieval streets used since the Middle Ages by pilgrims and merchants to discover hidden corners that tell the story of Florence and those who lived it, such as the Medici and Galileo Galilei. Additional information Length: 3,5/4 hours ab. Difficulty level: tourist Elevation gain: the route has a development of about 7 km, with a total elevation gain of about 150 meters uphill Characteristics: panoramic walk with cultural and naturalistic interests Dogs allowed The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and / or alert. Flexibility for other dates and times, morning-afternoon-evening, please contact us.

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What people are saying about Porta Romana

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4.1 / 5

based on 2,080 reviews

This was so much fun! We can’t wait till we’re home making pizza and gelato for our fiends. The setting is in the hills so beautiful with magnificent city views!! Chis is very knowledgeable Chef and helps you understand the process of making Gelato. With the right tools you can master this wonderful treat! The pizza chefs Arla and Tiziano are funny and very helpful in making the dough snd taking you through the process of making your own pizza. Tiziano showed Michael how to use the pizza oven and what tools he needs. Can’t wait to fire up our pizza oven! This should be on your list to do while staying in Florence!! Thank You! Michael and Ruth

The hop on hop off bus tour was excellent. We were only in Florence for two days so this helped us see the sights in a short space of time. The bus was every hour during the week which meant when we missed one pick up we had to wait another hour. At the weekend it's every 30 mins, which would have been better, but we were limited with our days we were in Florence.

Very good service. They are punctual and you can see (from the outside only) the most important places without having to walk so much. I will continue hiring him for other cities.

Easy and fun way to see the city. You can go the entire tour within about an hour.

The best method of surely seeing a major part of Florence! Just time it well !