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

1. 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.

From Venice: Florence Day Trip By Train with Walking Tour

2. 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

3. 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 Accademia Guided Tour

4. 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: Full-Day Small-Group Tour by Train from Rome

5. Florence: Full-Day Small-Group Tour by Train from Rome

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Florence from Rome and a small-group tour of the Renaissance city (up to 6 persons on the tour). Florence is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Church of San Lorenzo and Santa Maria del Fiore. The nearby Campanile and the Baptistery are highlights as well. Florence is also an important city for designer fashion, being one of the world’s 15 fashion capitals. It's possible to spend some of the day exploring the shops and seeing the sights. Stop to enjoy lunch at a typical local bar, restaurant or pizzeria. Be sure to ask the guide for recommendations about what to see and do.

From Rome: Florence Small-Group Trip

6. From Rome: Florence Small-Group Trip

Begin your full-day Florence adventure at Termini Station in Rome. Meet the local partner’s coordinator and receive your business class tickets for the high-speed train to Florence. With these tickets, enjoy comfortable reclinable seats, free Wi-fi, a welcome drink and snack, and access to the Bistro Car. The high-speed rail is fast and efficient, and you’ll arrive in Florence in no time. Once in Florence, meet your local expert guide at Piazza della Signora. Marvel at this beautiful square, an open-air museum with notable statues. From here, go directly to the Uffizi Gallery, just a skip and a hop away. The Uffizi Gallery houses 45 rooms of artwork spanning 8,000 square meters of space. After entering the museum, enjoy a comprehensive tour in a group of no more than 6 people. See master works by some of the greatest Renaissance artists, such as Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and Michelangelo. Learn about the political and social power of the Medici family who once owned this art as their private collection. Take a lunch break after your Uffizi tour before rejoining your guide for a comprehensive walking tour through this beautiful city. See the Ponte Vecchio, il Porcellino, the famous Brunelleschi Dome, the Baptistry, and last but not least, enjoy exclusive access to admire the incredible David by Michelangelo. At the end of the day, hop back on the train to Rome.

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