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FLORENCE: WALKING TOUR, ART & SHOPPING

Via Orlando, 95

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FLORENCE: WALKING TOUR, ART & SHOPPING

Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance period, where you breathe art in its Medieval streets, the craftsmens’ workshops and the Renaissance Palaces. Here, the memories of the Medici family are linked with the splendour of the works of the renowned artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli.

Leaving Rome to Florence destination in a northerly direction and crossing the green valley of the Tiber, you pass the slopes of the Apennines, covered with olive groves and vineyards, to reach the famous valley of Chianti, before finally arriving from Rome to Florence, built on the banks of the river Arno. The city tour will start with a visit to the Ufizi
before continuing on foot with your local guide to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome by Brunelleschi. Such treasures as the Baptistry and Giotto’s Bell Tower can also be admired before reaching Piazza della Signoria, the ‘heart’ of Florence. Lunch is included, and will be served before you resume your afternoon walk.
This walk takes you to Piazza Santa Croce, where the church of the same name is situated and where great artists like Michelangelo are buried. You will have the opportunity to visit a leather shop, in order to admire one of the typical crafts of the city and here you will also have some free time to see the work of local goldsmiths and other traditional craftsmen.
Departure from Florence at approximately 5:00 pm for the return journey to Rome.
Return to the vicinity of your hotel.
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Information

What's included
Bus ride
Local guide
Lunch in the restaurant
Uffizi Entrance ticket
Earphones
Drop-off outside the Aurelian Wall at the affiliated hotels

Location of start/return
Via Orlando, 95

Timetable:

Pick up time
7.30 

Duartion
10-11 hours

Days of the week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Time: Full day
Duration: about 13 hours

Clothing
Comfortable sportswear, sneakers
Access to the church is not permitted in shorts, miniskirts, nor bare shoulders