Florence Day Tour from Tuscany
Sightseeing daytrip to Florence with private limousine service and English speaking driver.
Tour of Florence with transportation from Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and from all Tuscany and Italy.
- Private daytrip in Florence from Tuscany with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany
- Learn all about Florence with a friendly, private English-speaking guide
- The best of Florence with its unique history strolling the city center through Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Museum and Piazza della Signoria
- View the beautiful art and architecture of Florence
Discover the most authentic Florence with our guided sightseeing tour of Florence with private car service and driver from all Tuscany.
Florence, extraordinary city of art, the cradle of renaissance and world human heritage; let yourself be guided in a day trip to Florence to the discovery this unique and incomparable city. From the heart of the of the city and town hall Palazzo Vecchio with the beautiful Piazza della Signoria, which stretch towards one of the most important museums in the world, the Uffizi, and to the charming Ponte Vecchio. From Palazzo Pitti, residency of the Medici family, to Boboli gardens, a fine example of an Italian garden, and Piazzale Michelangelo, with a beautiful view of the city. From the Gothic basilicas of Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella to the Cathedral of Florence with the Brunelleschi dome and the Giotto bell tower; from the exclusive Piazza della Repubblica to the San Lorenzo market and the shopping district of via De’ Tornabuoni.
Experience the city of Florence with a private day trip from all Tuscany, breathing its unique atmosphere, made up of strength, elegance and sophistication; a unique and unrepeatable union of territory, history, art and culture, which make the entire city a true and proper open-air museum.
Departure available from:
- The sightseeing day trip of Florence is a private tour available from all Tuscany, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio and from all Umbria and Italy.
- approximately 8/9 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for a walking tour (on request)
- Traditional Tuscan lunch with wine tasting (on request)
Florence: The city has Roman origins (Lat. Florentia), but it is after the year one thousand that an incredible and economic rise starts. In fact, in the Middle Ages it became a free municipality, and despite strong political divisions and the internal fighting between the Ghibellines (supporters of the Empire) and the Guelfs (supporters of the papacy), ending with the victory of the latter, the city developed enormously, thanks also to the decline of their rival, Pisa, and to the very strong currency, the Florin (considered the dollar of that time). But in the XIVth, XVth and XVIth Centuries, when Florence saw its golden age and the advent of this unique movement in history: the Renaissance. In fact, with the rise to power of the Medici family, thanks to an industrial economy (above all with the working of wool), to a rich and industrious merchant class, but above all to an extremely strong financial and banking cloth, the city became very rich (the Florentines banks had branches in many European cities; they were so rich that they financed France in the hundred years war, and it was calculated that in the XVth Century only the city of Florence had an income superior to that of the whole of England). In this extremely favourable climate, the Medici family helped with their patronage in a determined manner, and as a consequence, the cultural development brought together to his court the major artists, poets and scientists of that time. From Michelangelo to Raffaello, from Leonardo to Galileo, from Brunelleschi to Niccolò Machiavelli, from Sandro Botticelli to Amerigo Vespucci, to mention a few. This was the age of the Renaissance where artists, thinkers and scientists, thanks also to the rediscovery and study of the classics, came out of the dark ages of medieval times, giving man freedom, individuality and self determination applied to all areas of life. It was a revolution and the beginning of modern thinking, and of a contemporary society. The Medici family, and thus that of Lorena, continued to administer the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until 1861, when it was annexed to the united Italy. Exactly in this period, Florence was the capital of Italy until 1870, the year in which it was transferred to Rome, as soon as it was annexed to the newborn Italian nation. It should be remembered though that one of the most famous Italian personalities in the world was born in Florence; it is the father of the Italian language, and for his greatest opera, The Divine Comedy, by many considered the greatest poet of all time: Dante Alighieri.
Do not miss! Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza Santa Croce, Palazzo Pitti, Cathedral, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Piazza della Repubblica, Via De’ Tornabuoni, market of San Lorenzo.