Find Things to Do in...
Search
Tours & Things to Do

More Great Destinations

Take time to explore tours and activities in these amazing destinations:


Shop With Confidence
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Only Top Quality Tour and Activity Companies
  • 100% Secure Transactions
  • No Hidden Fees
  • 500,000+ Satisfied Customers
Why Book With Us
  • Save Money:

    Booking ahead will almost always save you money.

  • Save Time:

    You've got better things to do than wait in ticket lines.

  • Get The Tour You Want:

    Booking online means you get first pick of available tours.


Contact Us
Search by Category
Recommended Activities
Advanced Search

Here are your 318 search results for Tours, Attractions & Activities in Florence, Italy

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip - Florence, Italy
Star Rating

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Florence, Italy

From USD
$126.58

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided shore excursion to see the best of these picturesque cities. On this trip from Livorno, immerse yourself in Italian life, explore the historic streets of Florence and see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your cruise ship.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period) ... More info ›

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the surrounding Italian towns of Pisa and Florence, you’ll need a privately guided shore excursion to see the best of these picturesque cities. On this trip from Livorno, immerse yourself in Italian life, explore the historic streets of Florence and see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your cruise ship.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish). Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest point where it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times, when the via Cassia crossed the river at this point. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers, as noted by Giovanni Villani in his Nuova Cronica. It was rebuilt in 1345.Giorgio Vasari recorded the traditional view of his day that attributed its design to Taddeo Gaddi — besides Giotto one of the few artistic names of the trecento still recalled two hundred years later. Modern historians present Neri di Fioravanti as a possible candidate. Sheltered in a little loggia at the central opening of the bridge is a weathered dedication stone, which once read Nel trentatrè dopo il mille-trecento, il ponte cadde, per diluvio dell' acque: poi dieci anni, come al Comun piacque, rifatto fu con questo adornamento. The Torre dei Mannelli was built at the southeast corner of the bridge to defend it.

The bridge consists of three segmental arches: the main arch has a span of 30 meters (98 feet) the two side arches each span 27 meters (89 feet). The rise of the arches is between 3.5 and 4.4 meters (11½ to 14½ feet), and the span-to-rise ratio 5:1.

It has always hosted shops and merchants who displayed their goods on tables before their premises, after authorization of the Bargello (a sort of a lord mayor, a magistrate and a police authority). The back shops (retrobotteghe) that may be seen from upriver, were added in the seventeenth century.

During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was not destroyed by Germans during their retreat on the advance of the liberating British 8th Army on 4 August 1944, unlike all other bridges in Florence. This was allegedly, according to many locals and tour guides, because of an express order by Hitler. Access to Ponte Vecchio was, however, obstructed by the destruction of the buildings at both ends, which have since been rebuilt using a combination of original and modern design.


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, Florence Italy

The Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross) is the principal Franciscan church in Florence, Italy, and a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church. It is situated on the Piazza di Santa Croce, about 800 meters south-east of the Duomo. The site, when first chosen, was in marshland outside the city walls. It is the burial place of some of the most illustrious Italians, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli, the poet Foscolo, the philosopher Gentile and the composer Rossini, thus it is known also as the Temple of the Italian Glories

Stop At: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Duomo Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre pendente di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. The tower is situated behind the Pisa Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), after the cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry.

The tower's tilt began during construction in the 12th century, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed in the 14th century. It gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

The height of the tower is 55.86 metres (183.27 feet) from the ground on the low side and 56.67 metres (185.93 feet) on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 2.44 m (8 ft 0.06 in). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 tons. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. In 1990 the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but following remedial work between 1993 and 2001 this was reduced to 3.97 degrees, reducing the overhang by 45 cm. It lost a further 4 cm of tilt in the two decades to 2018.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. It is smaller and more specialized than the Uffizi, the main art museum in Florence. It adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore; in English "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower"), is the cathedral of Florence, Italy (Italian: Duomo di Firenze). It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.[1] The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until the development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.


Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo, Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence Italy

This Florentine piazza was designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869 on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of Oltrarno, the left (South) bank of the Arno river. In 1869, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal, the so-called "Risanamento" or the "Renovation" of the city's neighborhoods. Lungarni (riverside walkways; "lungarno", singular) were built on the riversides. On the right bank, the fourteenth-century city walls were removed and turned into the Viali di Circonvallazione, mimicking the French "boulevard" design, six lanes wide and lined with trees. On the left bank winding up the hill of San Miniato the Viale dei Colli was built, a tree-lined street over 8 kilometers long ending at the Piazzale Michelangelo which was built as a terrace with a panoramic view of the city.

Bronze cast of David facing Florence from the center of the square

The square, dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, has bronze copies of some of his marble works found elsewhere in Florence: the David and the four allegories of the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo. The monument was brought up by nine pairs of oxen on 25 June 1873. Poggi designed the loggia in the neoclassical-style that dominates the whole terrace, which today houses a restaurant. Originally it was intended to house a museum of works by Michelangelo, never realized. In the wall of the balcony, under the loggia, there is an epigraph in capital letters referring to his work: Poggi turned this into his monument in 1911.

The view captures the heart of Florence from Forte Belvedere to Santa Croce, across the lungarni and the bridges crossing the Arno, including the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, the Bargello and the octagonal bell tower of the Badia Fiorentina. Beyond the city are the hills of Settignano and Fiesole.

The Piazzale Michelangelo can be accessed by car along the tree-lined Viale Michelangelo, constructed at the same time, or by walking the stairs or going up the ramps from the Piazza Giuseppe Poggi, also known as the "Poggi Ramps" in the district of San Niccolò.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy

Giotto's Campanile is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy.

Standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations.

The slender structure is square in plan with 14.45 metre (47.41 ft) sides. It is 84.7 metres (277.9 ft) tall and has polygonal buttresses at each corner. The tower is divided into five stages.


Pass By: Duomo di Pisa, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy

The square of the Duomo of Pisa - dominated by the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Bell Tower and Graveyard (the Campo Santo) - represents an architectural whole characterized by a really surprising stylistic accordance, to the point of having been compared by Le Corbousier to the acropolis of Athens. The choice of materials, with an almost absolute supermacy of the white marble, and the constant presence of blind arches at the base and practicable small loggias in the upper orders lead to the thought of single project, almost the expression of the group of artists that works well together in the same building site in a relatively short lapse of time. Still, this is the result of long process that saw various architects, sculptors and painters taking turns, in the space of more than three centuries, and amongthem some leading personalities who have marked their epoch.

Each visitor entering this space is rapt in the sudden vision of the four monuments, a vision that looks 'miraculous', quoting the fortunate definition coined by D'Annunzio. The buildings seem to spring up from a wide regular lawn, which however dates back to the XIX century, when th square was redesigned in neo-medieval slant, clearing it from many more or less poor buildings and from the vegetable gardens that were still tended there. Also because of these uses, the one of Pisa has no comparison with other medieval squares of the cathedral that, from Parma to Modena, from Siena to Perugia, see the structure of the city radiating from them. Nevertheless, this unusual decentred area has been the spiritual, and not only, heart of the city of Pisa.


Pass By: Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, 50100, Florence Italy

The Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) is the town hall of Florence, Italy. It overlooks the Piazza della Signoria with its copy of Michelangelo's David statue as well as the gallery of statues in the adjacent Loggia dei Lanzi.

Originally called the Palazzo della Signoria, after the Signoria of Florence, the ruling body of the Republic of Florence, it was also given several other names: Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo dei Priori, and Palazzo Ducale, in accordance with the varying use of the palace during its long history. The building acquired its current name when the Medici duke's residence was moved across the Arno to the Palazzo Pitti.


Pass By: Cupola del Brunelleschi, Piazza del Duomo Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, 50122, Florence Italy

Consisting of two interconnected ogival shells, the cathedral's octagonal dome was erected between 1418 and 1434 to a design which Filippo Brunelleschi entered in a competition in 1418 but which was only accepted, after much controversy, in 1420.

A masterpiece capable of withstanding lightning, earthquakes and the passage of time, it continues to enchant all those who observe it from afar. The dome has a diameter of 45.5 metres.

The competition that the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore ran in 1418 was won by Brunelleschi, but work did not get under way until two years later and was not completed until 1434.

The cathedral of Florence was consecrated by Pope Eugene IV on 25 March 1436.

Brunelleschi's astonishingly innovative approach involved vaulting the dome space without any scaffolding by using a double shell with a space in between. The inner shell (with a thickness of more than two metres) is made of light bricks set in a herringbone pattern and is the self-supporting structural element while the outer dome simply serves as a heavier, wind-resistant covering. The dome is crowned by a lantern with a conical roof, designed by Brunelleschi but only built after his death in 1446, while the gilt copper sphere and cross on top of the lantern, containing holy relics, was designed by Andrea del Verrocchio and installed in 1466.

The inner shell of the dome was frescoed by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zuccari from 1572 to 1579, the subject matter chosen, namely the Last Judgement, reflecting the iconography adopted in the baptistry. The frescoes on the inner shell of the dome were the object of a thorough restoration between 1978 and 1994.

Less info

Florence Dinner with Concert or Opera: authentic Italian Evening Experience

Florence Dinner with Concert or Opera: authentic Italian Evening Experience - Florence, Italy
Star Rating

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Florence, Italy

From USD
$72.59

The Music of a romantic Italian Night: a tasty Dinner in a characteristic Florentine Restaurant and Concert with famous Opera arias and Neapolitan songs or a full Opera performance in a charming setting.

Your authentic Italian evening in Florence starts with an ambient restaurant in the charming Oltrarno neighborhood and after relaxing over dinner, make your own way to the intimate and old setting of St Mark’s Anglican Church and finish the night with a Concert or Opera performance with a reserved first rows seat. Let the music transport you while, talented singers in costume perform the Concert or one of the most beautiful Opera: La Bohème - La Traviata - Carmen - Marriage of Figaro - Madama Butterfly accompanied by our virtuoso pianist.

Visit: Oltrarno, Florence Italy

Typical or Gourmet Restaurant located in the coolest Florentine District ... More info ›

The Music of a romantic Italian Night: a tasty Dinner in a characteristic Florentine Restaurant and Concert with famous Opera arias and Neapolitan songs or a full Opera performance in a charming setting.

Your authentic Italian evening in Florence starts with an ambient restaurant in the charming Oltrarno neighborhood and after relaxing over dinner, make your own way to the intimate and old setting of St Mark’s Anglican Church and finish the night with a Concert or Opera performance with a reserved first rows seat. Let the music transport you while, talented singers in costume perform the Concert or one of the most beautiful Opera: La Bohème - La Traviata - Carmen - Marriage of Figaro - Madama Butterfly accompanied by our virtuoso pianist.

Visit: Oltrarno, Florence Italy

Typical or Gourmet Restaurant located in the coolest Florentine District.

Duration: 1 hour

Visit: Opera at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Via Maggio 18, 50125, Florence Italy

Talented singers will be awaiting you after dinner in an intimate, old setting (the Anglican church), to perform the most beautiful arias from the operas of Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and other renowned Italian composers of a full Opera Performance (depending on the Concerts and Operas calendar).

Duration: 2 hours

Less info

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets - Florence, Italy
Star Rating

Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Location: Florence, Italy

From USD
$32.39

Skip the line with a fast-track entrance ticket and head inside Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) in Florence to explore independently. Home to the original statue of ‘David’ by Renaissance genius Michelangelo, the gallery is a must-visit Florence attraction for art lovers and sightseers alike! See ‘David,’ as well as unfinished Michelangelo sculptures such as ‘San Matteo,’ works by Sandro Botticelli and more.

Visit: Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

Assistance at the Museum with immediate ticket redemption service at the entrance from our Assistant ... More info ›

Skip the line with a fast-track entrance ticket and head inside Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) in Florence to explore independently. Home to the original statue of ‘David’ by Renaissance genius Michelangelo, the gallery is a must-visit Florence attraction for art lovers and sightseers alike! See ‘David,’ as well as unfinished Michelangelo sculptures such as ‘San Matteo,’ works by Sandro Botticelli and more.

Visit: Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

Assistance at the Museum with immediate ticket redemption service at the entrance from our Assistant. Guaranteed admission to the Museum. Save hours of wait time, skipping the long general admission line.


Less info

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour - Florence, Italy
Star Rating

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Florence, Italy

From USD
$15.63

Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll relish personalized attention on your day tour of Florence. Through your thrilling walking tour you will admire the highlights of Florence city center: San Lorenzo Square, Duomo Square with Cathedral, Giotto Bell Tower, Baptistery, Dante’s House, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Straw Market, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Pitti.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence Italy

Start the most complete and thrilling guided walking tour: you will visit the lively Central market zone, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls, where the Medici Chapels, and Basilica di S ... More info ›

Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll relish personalized attention on your day tour of Florence. Through your thrilling walking tour you will admire the highlights of Florence city center: San Lorenzo Square, Duomo Square with Cathedral, Giotto Bell Tower, Baptistery, Dante’s House, Piazza Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Straw Market, Ponte Vecchio and Piazza Pitti.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Basilica di San Lorenzo, Piazza di San Lorenzo 9, 50123, Florence Italy

Start the most complete and thrilling guided walking tour: you will visit the lively Central market zone, characterized by its workshops and multicolored stalls, where the Medici Chapels, and Basilica di S. Lorenzo, the church of Medici’s Family, are located.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

In a short time, you can reach Piazza del Duomo,

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

where you can admire the Cathedral and its Dome by Brunelleschi,

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy

Giotto’s Bell Tower

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122, Florence Italy

and Saint John’s Baptistery with its Gates of Paradise.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Museo Casa di Dante, Via Santa Margherita 1, 50122, Florence Italy

The private tour continues then, by visiting the medieval quarters where Dante Alighieri and Beatrice lived. Further on you can find the Palazzo del Bargello

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

and a few steps away, you will reach Piazza della Signoria, a great “open-air sculpture museum”, overlooked by the imposing Palazzo Vecchio.



Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

Next to it you find the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important museum all over the world.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mercato del Porcellino, Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Florence Italy

Your expert Guide will be glad to escort you to the picturesque Mercato della Paglia (Straw market), where the famous Piglet Fountain is located.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

You walk along the street that leads to Ponte Vecchio, the “jewels bridge”.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

By crossing the bridge, you will finally reach the wonderful Pitti Palace, where your private tour ends.

Duration: 10 minutes

Less info

Booking.com

Livorno Shore Excursion: Chianti and Tuscany Countryside Private Wine Tour

Livorno Shore Excursion: Chianti and Tuscany Countryside Private Wine Tour - Florence, Italy
Star Rating

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Florence, Italy

From USD
$186.13

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the Tuscan countryside, you’ll need a privately guided, fully narrated shore excursion to make the most of your time in this region that is so renowned for its beauty. On this nine-hour tour, immerse yourself in Italian life, admire Tuscany’s rolling hills and explore the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti ... More info ›

When your cruise ship docks in Livorno and you have only a single day to see the Tuscan countryside, you’ll need a privately guided, fully narrated shore excursion to make the most of your time in this region that is so renowned for its beauty. On this nine-hour tour, immerse yourself in Italian life, admire Tuscany’s rolling hills and explore the vineyards and olive groves of Chianti. Taste local wine and olive oil before returning to your cruise ship in Livorno.

While you’re in port in Livorno, spend your time in one of Italy’s most sought-after destinations – Tuscany! Your shore excursion starts as you’re picked up at the Livorno cruise port and whisked away to the beautiful Tuscan countryside.

You will follow the Wine Road between vineyards and olive trees until you reach Greve in Chianti, the small village named after the nearby river, which expanded considerably during the 14th and 15th centuries. You can see Piazza Matteotti, the Santa Croce church, the San Francesco convent and many typical Italian shops and wine cellars.

After Greve, you will visit one of the most famous wineries in the area and take a guided tour of its wine cellars. Then, you will enjoy a guided tasting of classic wines and extra virgin olive oil. After the tasting, you will have the chance to stop for a lunch of local specialties in a typical Tuscan restaurant (additional cost).

In the afternoon, relax as you drive back to Livorno through the small villages that dot the Tuscan countryside.

This in-depth private tour hosted by a professional English speaking driver.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Less info

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa - Florence, Italy
Star Rating

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Florence, Italy

From USD
$163.80

Head out on an independent shore excursion from the La Spezia port to the towns of Florence and Pisa, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Tuscany can offer. Your private driver will take you first to the historic center of Florence, where you can explore and appreciate its artistic and cultural treasures at your leisure ... More info ›

Head out on an independent shore excursion from the La Spezia port to the towns of Florence and Pisa, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Tuscany can offer. Your private driver will take you first to the historic center of Florence, where you can explore and appreciate its artistic and cultural treasures at your leisure. Then head to Pisa to see the Field of Miracles and be enchanted by its world-famous landmark, the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Prefer to see Florence and Pisa with a guide? Upgrade to include a guide in addition to the driver, and receive a skip-the-line ticket to either the Uffizi Gallery, the Accademia Gallery or the Museum of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence!

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gallerie Degli Uffizi, Piazzale degli Uffizi 6, 50122, Florence Italy

It is famous worldwide for its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio, in addition to many precious works by European painters (mainly German, Dutch and Flemish). Moreover, the Gallery boasts an invaluable collection of ancient statues and busts from the Medici family, which adorns the corridors and consists of ancient Roman copies of lost Greek sculptures.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Piazza della Repubblica, Florence Italy

One of the most important squares of Florence

Pass By: Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence Italy

Florence Town Hall

Stop At: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Duomo Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre pendente di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt. The tower is situated behind the Pisa Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in the city's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo), after the cathedral and the Pisa Baptistry.

The tower's tilt began during construction in the 12th century, caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight. The tilt increased in the decades before the structure was completed in the 14th century. It gradually increased until the structure was stabilized (and the tilt partially corrected) by efforts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

The height of the tower is 55.86 metres (183.27 feet) from the ground on the low side and 56.67 metres (185.93 feet) on the high side. The width of the walls at the base is 2.44 m (8 ft 0.06 in). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 tons. The tower has 296 or 294 steps; the seventh floor has two fewer steps on the north-facing staircase. In 1990 the tower leaned at an angle of 5.5 degrees, but following remedial work between 1993 and 2001 this was reduced to 3.97 degrees, reducing the overhang by 45 cm. It lost a further 4 cm of tilt in the two decades to 2018.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Galleria dell'Accademia, Via Ricasoli, 58/60, 50122, Florence Italy

The Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze, or "Gallery of the Academy of Florence", is an art museum in Florence, Italy. It is best known as the home of Michelangelo's sculpture David. It also has other sculptures by Michelangelo and a large collection of paintings by Florentine artists, mostly from the period 1300–1600, the Trecento to the Late Renaissance. It is smaller and more specialized than the Uffizi, the main art museum in Florence. It adjoins the Accademia di Belle Arti or academy of fine arts of Florence, but despite the name has no other connection with it.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore; in English "Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower"), is the cathedral of Florence, Italy (Italian: Duomo di Firenze). It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design of Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436, with the dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.[1] The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink, bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto's Campanile. These three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major tourist attraction of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy's largest churches, and until the development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.


Pass By: Battistero di San Giovanni, Piazza San Giovanni, 50122, Florence Italy

Baptistery of Pisa

Pass By: Palazzo Pitti, Piazza Dei Pitti 1, 50125, Florence Italy

This enormous palace is one of Florence's largest architectural monuments. The original palazzo was built for the Pitti family in 1457, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and built by his pupil Luca Fancelli. The original construction consisted of only the middle cube of the present building (the middle seven windows on the top floor). In 1549, the property was sold to the Medicis and became the primary residence of the grand ducal family.

Pass By: Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo Historical Center, 50122, Florence Italy

Giotto's Campanile is a free-standing campanile that is part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy.

Standing adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and its polychrome marble encrustations.

The slender structure is square in plan with 14.45 metre (47.41 ft) sides. It is 84.7 metres (277.9 ft) tall and has polygonal buttresses at each corner. The tower is divided into five stages.


Pass By: Battistero, Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa Italy

The Baptistery of Pisa

Pass By: Duomo di Pisa, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy

The square of the Duomo of Pisa - dominated by the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Bell Tower and Graveyard (the Campo Santo) - represents an architectural whole characterized by a really surprising stylistic accordance, to the point of having been compared by Le Corbousier to the acropolis of Athens. The choice of materials, with an almost absolute supermacy of the white marble, and the constant presence of blind arches at the base and practicable small loggias in the upper orders lead to the thought of single project, almost the expression of the group of artists that works well together in the same building site in a relatively short lapse of time. Still, this is the result of long process that saw various architects, sculptors and painters taking turns, in the space of more than three centuries, and amongthem some leading personalities who have marked their epoch.

Each visitor entering this space is rapt in the sudden vision of the four monuments, a vision that looks 'miraculous', quoting the fortunate definition coined by D'Annunzio. The buildings seem to spring up from a wide regular lawn, which however dates back to the XIX century, when th square was redesigned in neo-medieval slant, clearing it from many more or less poor buildings and from the vegetable gardens that were still tended there. Also because of these uses, the one of Pisa has no comparison with other medieval squares of the cathedral that, from Parma to Modena, from Siena to Perugia, see the structure of the city radiating from them. Nevertheless, this unusual decentred area has been the spiritual, and not only, heart of the city of Pisa.


Pass By: Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy

One of the most beautiful squares of Italy

Less info