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The capital of Tuscany, Florence is world renowned for it's stunning architecture and fine cuisine. From the famous Michelangelo's David, the iconic Duomo and Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral; and galleries holding the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Cimabue, Giotto, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Donatello and Filippo Brunelleschi you are sure to enjoy one of the world's most culturally rich cities.

Note:
  • The city of Florence attracts large numbers of tourists, especially during the summer months. To avoid long queues you may prefer to pre-order tickets to some attractions.
  • A tourist card called the 'Firenze card' is available to buy and will gives holders access to 72 different attractions over 72 hours as well as free public transport during this time. More information on the Firenze card can be found here.

Ufizzi Gallery

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The Uffizi Gallery is Italy’s most visited gallery and is world renowned for housing some of the most famous painting and sculpture collections of the Renaissance period. Here you will see masterpieces from Giotto, Simone Martini, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Mantegna, Correggio, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo and Caravaggio.

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Accademia Museum

David

The Accademia is the home to the world famous Michelangelo's David as well as a number of other works from the High Renaissance Sculptor. The gallery also holds a large collection of paintings from Florentine artists from the period of 1300-1600.

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Santa Maria Novella Basilica and Museum

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Besides the Basilica (where the frescoed chapels, the Sacristy and the Avelli Cemetery are open to the public), the museum path includes the Cloister of the Dead, the renowned Green Cloister, the Spanish Chapel, the Ubriachi Chapel and the Refectory. 

The Grand Cloister, named for its colossal dimensions (featuring 56 arched spans), vaunts spectacular frescoes attributed to prominent painters of the Florentine Academy. Be sure to visit the evocative Northern Dormitory, a majestic space marked by cross-vaulted arches supported by rows of pilasters

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Piazza del Duomo

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The Piazza del Duomo is the in the historic centre of Florence and is home to some of Florence's most important artistic and cultural buildings. The square is home to a number of attractions including the Florence Cathedral (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore), Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower and San Giovanni Baptistry. Visitors can take in the amazing architecture of the Florence Cathedral and can also climb to the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome for breathtaking views of the city.

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Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

The symbol of political power in Florence, this impressive palace houses Florence’s municipal government and a museum vaunting age-old frescoed rooms and secret passageways.In 1299, the City of Florence commissioned a structure to house its Priors. Two centuries later, “Palazzo della Signoria” became its name, a name highlighting the palace’s central location and its lasting role in city politics. In 1310, Arnolfo di Cambio added the tower boasting a crenellated walkway, making it a prime example of 14th-century civil architecture. 95 m high, it juts against the city landscape and remains an unmistakable symbol and reference point for Florence. 

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Boboli Gardens

The history of the Boboli Gardens may not be fairytale, but it surely reads like one. This beautiful garden rises from the Florentine hills and offers views of the entire city; a serene and relaxing setting to be explored in peace and quiet, surrounded by statues, benches and narrow winding paths. The garden was designed as the Grand Ducal garden of Pitti Palace. Stretching all the way to Forte di Belvedere (a military outpost for the sovereign’s safety), it's considered one of the most important Italian-style gardens in the world.

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Discover Tuscany

Tuscany

With the city of Pisa just 1 hour by train away and the Chianti regions on your doorstep, Florence is the perfect base for you to explore the Tuscan region. Take a tour and explore the countryside by either foot, bike, Vespa or even the legendary Fiat 500. You can also visit the Chianti area and meet a wine maker producing Tuscany's famous red wine. 

Chianti tours
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Pisa

Pisa

The historic city of Pisa is just 1 hour by train from Florence and is one of Tuscany's must see's. The famous leaning tower is not the only architectural wonder of the city with it's Gothic Churches and Renaissance styled city square's adding to the beauty of this tourist hot spot. Don't forget to take memorable pictures and relax yourself enjoying a delicious Espresso in one of the bar overlooking the gorgeous Piazza dei Miracoli! 

Tours from Florence to Pisa