Tuscanys' capital Florence has been referred to as the most romantic city in the world, and with good reason, everything about it is simply beautiful.
The arts and local history are featured in its tour guides along with its centuries old association with opera. Groups are based outside Florence in Montecatini, a spa town which has access to its old town via funicular.
Be fascinated by Florence…
- Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
- Ponte Vecchio
- Sante Croce
- Piazza della Signoria
- Piazza del Duomo – Baptistery & Giotto’s Campanile
- Galleria dell’ Academia
- Galleria degli Uffizi
- Museo del Bargello
- Giardino de Boboli
- Palazzo Vecchio Museum
- Siena & Dome of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
- San Gimignano ‘city of towers’
- Pisa & Leaning Tower
- Fiesole (archeological site)
- Ferrari Museum (en route to Lake Garda or Milan
- Funicular ride
Florence is a great Italian destination as it can be combined with Rome, Venice and/or Lake Garda due to its location. Below is just a sample itinerary for spending time in Florence, either on its own or as part of an Italian trip.
- Day 1If travelling en route from Rome, take in the stunning scenery and pretty medieval town of Siena. (Please note that this day can be swapped with Day 4 depending on which city you are travelling from or to).
- Day 2Visit the famous Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery before spending the afternoon enjoying a guided city tour of Florence.
- Day 3Travel to the endearing city of Lucca, hidden behind Renaissance walls. On the way back stop off in Pisa. Or For the art enthusiasts enjoy a day exploring the Bargello Museum, Baracci Chapel and Pitti Palace.
- Day 4If travelling North stop at the Ferrari Museum to end the tour in style!