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From Rome: Pisa and Florence Day Tour with Accademia Museum

1. From Rome: Pisa and Florence Day Tour with Accademia Museum

Departure from your hotel or apartment in Rome for the northern province of Tuscany. The full day tour that includes the city of Pisa, where you will see "Piazza dei Miracoli" with its famous Leaning Tower, the Duomo and, if accessible, also the Baptistery. At around 12 am, departure for Florence , the glorious city of the renaissance era. At approximately 3.00 pm, meet your professional guide for a guided tour of the Accademia Museum to see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo's David, and a walking tour in the city center. The tour ends with a panoramic view from "Piazzale Michelangelo". Departure for Rome

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

2. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

From Rome: Guided Tour to Florence by High-Speed Train

3. From Rome: Guided Tour to Florence by High-Speed Train

Escape Rome on a high-speed train and travel to Florence to enter the beautiful Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery with a guide. Board the train and enjoy a relaxing trip on the way to Florence. Walk towards the Duomo Square and get lost between the beautiful facade of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, and the unique Giotto Bell Tower, between the Baptistery and the majestic Brunelleschi Dome. Meet the guide for a visit to the Accademia Gallery, a must-see destination in Florence, and the home of Michelangelo's statue of David. Wander through the gallery and see the beautiful pieces, while gaining significant insights into art and painting techniques. Take a walk to the Central market and prepare to enjoy a tasting of typical local products followed by another walk, this time towards Ponte Vecchio, an eternal symbol of Florence, and reach the Piazzale Degli Uffizi, home to the Uffizi Gallery. Move on to Piazza Della Signoria where to meet with the guide while you admire the majestic Palazzo Vecchio. Enter this unique gallery and be immersed in its artistic spirit, admire wonderful artworks such as "The Birth of Venus" and "The Spring" by Botticelli. See many other famous works by artists such as Giotto, Piero Della Francesca, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, Titian, Caravaggio, and many others. After an amazing day, start the walk back to the Santa Maria Novella train station and depart back to Rome.

Florence Day Trip from Rome with Lunch

4. Florence Day Trip from Rome with Lunch

Explore the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most romantic cities in Europe on a full-day trip to Florence, driving across Italy to walk along medieval streets and admire art and architecture by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi and more. Relax on the transfer from Rome. Upon arrival you are free to explore to see sights such as the impressive Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, topped by Brunelleschi's majestic dome. Go to Piazza della Signoria to see Renaissance sculptures in the square, including a copy of Michelangelo's “David” in the courtyards of Palazzo della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery. Stroll along the banks of the Arno River, crossing the covered Ponte Vecchio for some of the best views of Florence. Florence is also a great city for shopping, and there will be plenty of time to discover leather markets and stores selling Italian and international goods. Providing comfortable air-conditioned transfers by 8-seat minivan, the tour allows the flexibility to explore at your own pace, or join a guided tour for an additional fee.

From Rome: Private Tour to Florence and Pisa with Lunch

5. From Rome: Private Tour to Florence and Pisa with Lunch

Visit two of Tuscany's most famous cities, Florence and Pisa, on a full-day guided tour. Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome and travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to Florence.  Upon arrival in Florence, start your tour of the city at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can enjoy the amazing view over all of the city center. Make your way to the iconic Ponte Vecchio for some of the best views in the city. Walk through the charming streets of the city and visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its beautiful dome designed by Brunelleschi. Before reaching Piazza della Signoria, admire the Baptistery and Giotto's Bell Tower.   Take a break for some lunch, followed by a visit to the San Lorenzo outdoor market where you can find high-quality leather goods very reasonable prices. Depart Florence at approximately 2:30 PM and head to Pisa. Once you arrive in Pisa, see the famous Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery of Pisa. After exploring the highlights of the city with your guide, depart at 5:30 PM and return to Rome, with drop-off at your hotel.

From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

6. 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! Led by a local professional guide, your day will start with 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 Medici Palace, built in the mid 15th century and the first residence of the powerful and proud 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 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 then 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 with Arnolfo's crenellated town. Following from the outside the spectacular elevated path of the Vasari Corridor, you will 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 Venice: Florence by High-Speed Train & Guided Tours

7. 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 Rome: Florence and Pisa Private Tour with Tower of Pisa

8. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Private Tour with Tower of Pisa

Enjoy a full-day private tour of the cities of Florence and Pisa, and see some of the most famous sites in each. Visit the leaning tower of Pisa, and the Accademia Museum, with its famous works by Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Botticelli. Leave from Rome and travel to the city of Pisa first, see the Piazza Dei Miracoli, and enjoy a stop at the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, with entrance tickets. Enjoy a visit to the Duomo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous around the world for its architecture. Take a visit to the Baptistery, also famous for its architecture, if it is accessible on the day of the tour. Finish exploring Pisa around 12:00 pm and depart for Florence, the glorious city from the Renaissance era from there. Meet with the experienced guide for a guided tour of the Accademia Museum at 3:00 pm, and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo's David, and a walking tour in the city center. Finish the tour with a panoramic view from Piazzale Michelangelo and take in the beautiful sights Florence has to offer, before starting the return trip to Rome.

From Rome: Florence and Accademia Guided Tour

9. From Rome: Florence and Accademia Guided Tour

Depart early in the morning from Rome to take the high speed train ready for your day in Florence. Discover the famous Accademia, where with your knowledgeable guide, learn why the David is the most recognizable symbol of Florence and what it used to represent in his time. 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 have some free time to wander around on your own and have lunch. Take a walking tour in the afternoon in which you will enjoy an excellent and complete introduction to Florence. Know all the facts and secrets of two thousand years of Florentine history, from the city’s Roman origins to a 15th century palace. Explore the Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, and the wonders of the architecture of Brunelleschi’s Dome.

Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo Panoramic Tour by Minivan

10. Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo Panoramic Tour by Minivan

Fall in love with Florence while being driven around the city center on a luxury minivan on this sightseeing tour. Admire the magical skyline as your driver takes you along the romantic Viale dei Colli up to Piazzale Michelangelo. Start from Piazzale Michelangelo early in the morning, avoiding the crowds, to get the most out of this experience. Enjoy free time to admire the amazing view and soak in the wonderful panorama of the city. Stop to take photos of the famous skyline dominated by its most iconic monuments like the Florence Cathedral with its Brunelleschi Dome and Giotto Bell Tower, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, and many others. See the reflection of Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge of the city, in the Arno River.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This full-day tour is a must to do if you are in Rome. It was a wonderful experience visiting Pisa and Florence with this tour operator. Our guide Giuliano and our driver Lucca were incredible. They were very professional and attentive the whole way. The van was clean, tidy, comfortable, and big enough for all the passengers. Fortunately, we had enough time to sightsee both incredible cities. First, we stayed for 1 hour in Pisa. Then, we had lunch in Florence for around 90 minutes. After that, we spent 2 hours and a half visiting this magnificent city and the Accademia Gallery. In Florence, our local guide Karla joined us to walk us through the Gallery and show us around the city. She was amazing! The roundtrip might be a little exhausted, but every single minute in both cities was completely worth it.

The tour guide, Deena, was great! We enjoyed our trip and appreciated her patience with us slow walkers and tired travelers without luggage arriving. The whole trip to Pisa and Florence was amazing!

Highly recommended, the day is used a lot and the team is extraordinary, very good content management and excellent attention. A day we will always remember.

A long day but all the main things to see shown by our very informative guide covering Pisa & Florence

Guiseppi was wonderful on 5/1/2022. Very knowledgeable with great people skills. Worth every penny!