Your English speaking driver-guide will be waiting for you as you disembark. Drivers will be holding a sign with your name on it, so there is no way to miss him! We highly recommend leaving the port as soon as possible to avoid traffic and better enjoy your time. You will be picked up in a Mercedes Vito or Viano that may collect up to 8 passengers.
Forty minutes after you take off with us, you will be enjoying the sight of the famous leaning tower of Pisa, the Dome and the Baptistery and Bell Tower.
- The Leaning Tower of Pisa – in Italian called ”Torre pendente di Pisa” is situated behind the Cathedral and it was the third structure to be constructed in Pisa’s Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square). Although obviously intended to stand vertically, the tower began to lean to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173, due to a poorly laid foundation and because of the nature of the ground at the emplacement.
- Florence – after visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa you will leave for Florence. First, your driver/guide will drive you up to the beautiful terrace Piazzale Michelangeloaccessed through a most scenic road of the city of Florence, with a great view of the entire city. You will also be able to see the gorgeous white and green marble façade of S. Miniato al Monte. This 'basilica', is one of the musters of the purest Florentine Romanesque style.
After leaving the church, you will be driven an uphill road, enclosed by the ancient city walls, until Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 by the Grand-Duke Ferdinand to protect the Medici villas. On your way down from the Fort, passing the old gate to the city, the Porta Romana, you will see Pitti Palace, which hosts many galleries and museums and a wonderful green area, the parks of Boboli Gardens. You will then visit Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by the historical literary cafés, where long ago important intellectuals gathered together. Driving down Via De’Calzaiuoli, connecting Piazza del Duomo ( S. Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto’s Bell tower) to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, etc.) you will be able to admire the best masterpieces of the Renaissance art.
From there, we will drive you to the Basilica of Santa Croce, also referred to as the Basilica of the Holy Cross. The Basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world. This buildings most amazing feature is the fact that it is composed by sixteen chapels, many of them decorated with frescoes by Giotto and his pupils, and its tombs and cenotaphs. The legend says that Santa Croce was founded by St. Francis himself. The construction of the current church, which replaced an older building, dates from 1294, possibly ordered by Arnolfo di Cambio, and was afforded by some of the city’s wealthiest families. It was consecrated in 1442 by Pope Eugene IV. Inside the building you can see the tombs of prominent italian historic figures, like Muchelangelo Buonarroti, Galileo Galilei, Gioacchino Rossini and Niccolò Macchiavelli,
We can take you to the UFFIZI GALLERY or the ACCADEMIA museum, reservation is highly recommended before 2 pm.
Florence was the craddle of the culture during the Renaissance period. With the patronage of the Medici family, the city became the home of artists and literates. During the XII and XIV centuries, a number of illustrious people were recognized in every endeavor, making of Florence a reference of Italian and European art.
Visiting Florence is a must when you have the opportunity to travel to our beautiful country. Apart from its historical and cultural offer, Florence is home to the factory outlets of Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Armani, Ferragamo and other famous italian brands, which makes of her an ideal destination for shopping lovers.
We will be happy to design a specific itinerary, based on your personal preferences and interests!
* Tickets, meals and extras are not included
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