After leaving the church, we'll follow an uphill road to Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 by the Grand Duke Ferdinand to protect the Medici villas. Driving down from the Fort, passing the old gate to the city, we'll arrive at the imposing Pitti Palace, home to many galleries and museums, and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens.
Next, we'll head for the center of downtown--the Piazza della Repubblica--surrounded by historical literary cafés, where long ago important intellectuals gathered together. Follow the Via De’Calzaiuoli, which connects Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell tower) to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi), admiring the best masterpieces of Renaissance art and breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer. There are also many shops and trattorias in this area, so everyone can find something to their liking.
Your driver is at your disposal and will be more than happy to take you wherever you wish. At some point, you might choose to visit the Accademia to take in Michelangelo's original David statue, ride up to visit the ancient Etruscan town above Florence with its stunning views, or explore the old Roman Amphitheatre.
Departures: 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - This tour includes a private vehicle and wonderful English-speaking driver for the day.
- Your driver is unable to conduct guided visits inside museums and monuments. You can choose to add a licensed guide for 3 hours during your tour.
- Your driver can pre-reserve tickets to the Accademia and Uffizi Gallery for you. Tickets to the Accademia and the Uffizi are about 16.50€ per ticket per person. You'll pay this fee in cash directly to the driver at the time of the tour. Please note that if you are making a last-minute booking, especially during the high season, we cannot guarantee that you will have tickets reserved. Pre-reserved tickets are non-refundable.
- Admissions, food, beverages, and gratuities are not included in the price of this tour.