DAY 1: Florence in a day
Welcome to Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. In the morning you will join a walking tour dedicated to those who want to know all the facts and secrets of thousands of years of Florence's history such as the Ponte Vecchio and the gilded Gates of Paradise in the Baptistery. You will continue with a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery. You will discover why the statue of David is the most recognizable emblem of Florence and what it represented in its time. How could the great Michelangelo achieve the pathos of a human being and fix it in time forever in his Pietà? After the guided tour, you will have free time for a walk on your own and lunch (not included). The second part of the tour begins in the early afternoon with a guided visit of the Uffizi: including Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian and many others. Free dinner and overnight stay on request.
DAY 2: Florence between handcrafts and good food
The food and wine and handicrafts tour we have planned for you will not only allow you to get to know the manufactures of excellence but also to discover, in one of the city's most characteristic neighbourhoods, the gastronomic products that have made Tuscan cuisine famous. Whether you are looking for a traditional souvenir or would like to discover the most authentic taste of Florence, this morning tour will satisfy your curiosity (and your palate!) You will have the opportunity to taste locally produced schiacciata and olive oil, as well as a first Tuscan dish accompanied finally by a dessert. And you cannot miss the real Italian coffee. As you are inside the Mercato Centrale, it is a fixed stop for lunch (not included) where you can choose from over 70 different stalls. In the early afternoon, discover Florence's most important Renaissance palace. Palazzo Pitti dates back to the 15th century, was acquired by the Medici family and became their residence. Discover the Palatina Gallery and the Royal Apartments with one of our expert guides. Visiting the city of Florence and its monuments means more walking than usual. The tour is recommended for those who don't mind climbing and descending stairs. After the tour you will have time to wander around the city or, why not, reach Piazzale Michelangelo for the sunset! Free dinner and overnight stay on request. Unfortunately the weekend has come to an end, but come and discover our 3, 4 or 5-day itineraries for Tuscany.