If you want to spend a day in the city protagonist of the Italian Renaissance this tour is perfect for you! The driver will wait for you at your hotel in Rome and on board our luxury sedan or minivan you will arrive in the city of Florence.
Departure from Rome is recommended at around 07.30am.
Before reaching the heart of the city, Piazzale Michelangelo is a mandatory stop where you can admire a breathtaking panorama of the whole of Florence. After the short stop, the driver will accompany you near the Santa Maria Novella station from where you can start the walking tour (on request you can find the recommended itinerary by car).
is a perfect union between art and history
; it owes its splendor to the Medici family, especially to Lorenzo De 'Medici who, thanks to his love for art, commissioned the masterpieces that we can admire today from Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Botticelli.
The first stop on the tour is the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella
with its splendid Romanesque facade and decorated with white and green marble. Michelangelo
used the nickname "my bride" to emphasize its beauty.
Continuing we reach Piazza Duomo
, an open-air museum. Here is the Duomo of Florence, or the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
with Brunelleschi's dome
, an architectural masterpiece, is the largest masonry dome in the world (commissioned by the architect by Lorenzo De 'Medici). To the right of the Duomo is Giotto's bell tower
, 84.70 meters high with 414 steps. Opposite the Cathedral is the Baptistery of San Giovanni
, a masterpiece in which art, faith and history merge. The Baptistery has 3 doors: the south gate is the oldest, the north gate and finally the east gate called by Michelangelo "Gate of Paradise"; inside a wonderful mosaic will leave you breathless.