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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: Urban Trekking in Bellosguardo Hills

3. Florence: Urban Trekking in Bellosguardo Hills

Start a leisury stroll from Piazza di Santa Maria Sopr'Arno then through a gentle uphill until Bellosguardo area admiring historical residences surrounded by beautiful mediterranean gardens. Urban trekking at sunset where history meets nature, magical places that will give us magnificent views of a Florence illuminated by the evening lights. With a scenic route through the hills of Oltrarno, we will be able to admire the Renaissance monuments from a different perspective with beautiful views of the center, Brunelleschi's Duomo, Giotto's Tower, Civic Tower, Arno River and Ponte Vecchio. We will walk through ancient streets discovering hidden corners that narrate the story of Florence and those who lived it, such as the Medici and Galileo Galilei.". Walking to the magnificent Villa Strozzi Gardens, one of the citys most beautiful and historical green areas with incredible hillside views. Next will explore some of the ancient cobblestone roads used from the Middle ages by Pilgrims and Traders to get in and out of town. A magnificent panoramic spot with incredible views ranging from center to Fiesole hills will await on the top of Bellosguardo hill, a great reward for the slight uphill walk. A characteristic hill road will unveil a "Via Matris",seven devotion tiles representing the Seven Pains of Mary, dated 1934, before heading to Porta Romana.

Florence: Charterhouse Guided Tour and Hills Walking Tour

4. 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.

Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

5. Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

Visit the center of Florence through the eyes of Robert Langdon, the famous Harvard University symbolist born from Dan Brown's books. Retracing the steps of the movie Inferno, you will revive the culture and the history of one of the most famous towns of Italy, discovering the mysteries that lie behind the Florentine art. The underlying theme of the tour will be the Dante's Inferno, which will take you from the Porta Romana up to the Boboli Gardens, through the famous Ponte Vecchio to Piazza Della Signoria taking a look at the ingenious Vasarian Corridor, and from the House of Dante to the Baptistery of St John with its Paradise door.  You will spend a wonderful day by solving the puzzles of an intricate plot with no clearly defined boundaries between fiction and reality, in which not only the medieval  and Renaissance buildings but also their inhabitants, such as Dante, Boccaccio, and Beatrice, will frame the events of Langdon and Sienna during their visit to this unforgettable city.

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What people are saying about Porta Romana

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,656 reviews

In addition to the fact that you can get on and off as many times as you want, it is the best way to get to know Florence when you have little time. Excellent attention; the times too and we listened to the explanations in Spanish without problems. I would take it again

Excellent experience. The bus foes around the outskirts of Florence and exposes you to a magnificent view of the city with all the landmarks showing their image. During the trip it shows areas of interest to visit by walk.

An excellent service, very good treatment, the driver a magician, to avoid the cars and different obstacles, the views and description of the unbeatable places of interest, thank you very much

Making the complete tour helps to determine which places will have priority in your visit, since you can return to them without paying again.

48 hrs was very convenient for getting to know the city for the first time.