Best of Renaissance and Medieval Florence Walking Tour, departing at 09:30am
This stimulating, thoroughly comprehensive, guided walking tour starts from the famous San Lorenzo Central market area, teeming with workshops and brightly decorative stalls, which surround theMedici Chapelsand theBasilica of San Lorenzo. Shortly afterwards we turn into Piazza del Duomo, where the triumphant bulk of theCathedralgreets our eyes with itsDome by Brunelleschi, theBell Tower by Giottoand theBaptistery of St. Johnwith itsGates of Paradise. We thread through themedieval quarterswhereDante Alighierilived, we look up at theBargello Palace and we enterPiazza della Signoria, a great open-air museum, dominated by the imposingPalazzo Vecchio. Next to it is theUffizi Gallery, one of the most important museums in the world.
We then walk down the street that leads to thePonte Vecchio(Old Bridge) and finally we reachPitti Palacewith its six museums, where our tour ends.
Excursion to Pisa through the Tuscan Countryside, departing at1:30pm
A splendid excursion through the fertile and picturesqueTuscan countrysideto the historic university city ofPisa, famous for its architectural beauty. Upon arrival in Pisa, your informative guide will take you on a thorough outdoor guided walking tour ofPiazza dei Miracoliand its monuments (exterior). You will be dazzled by this marvelous square which is dominated by theCathedral(interior), a model of the distinctive Pisan Romanesque architecture , the celebratedLeaning Towerand the round-shapedBaptisterysurrounded by its suggestive columned arcades.
The commentary of our guide will be particularly focused on theLeaning Tower one of the wonders of the world. You will be enthralled by the history and the leaning structure of the Tower which stirs the imagination of all visitors. After the guided visit you will have some free time for memorable pictures or to discover on your own the historical quarter where you can admire theChurch of San Sisto, one of the oldest churches in Pisa andPiazza dei Cavalieri, which was the political centre in the middle age and where the Scuola Normale is located, one of the most famous universities in the world.
Please note: In case of long queue, if you cannot visit the interior of the Cathedral, you will be offered a guided visit of Piazza dei Cavalieri