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Baptistery (Battistero)

One of the oldest buildings in Florence, it's thought that the octagonal Baptistery stands on the site of an ancient Roman temple. It may even have been built as early as the 5th century. The striking Romanesque cladding of white and green ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We went as a family and greatly enjoyed the day. Lavi was very pleasant and informative. She started the tour explaining about the founding of Florence and about some of its attractions. We loved beautiful Siena and the tour guide, Maria Elena, was interesting and informative. We enjoyed learning about the annual horse races from the guide and from the movie shown on the bus. We had lunch at a beautiful Tuscan farm where they make wine and olive oil amongst other things. First we toured the farm then ate a delicious lunch in a beautiful setting. Next we went to San Gimignano a quaint and charming medieval town on top of a hill. Finally, we went to Pisa, saw the tower and toured the beautiful church and the baptistery. While there was not much time in each town, we enjoyed seeing each and hearing about their history.

Doing what: Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Excellent tour with a very good lunch at an organic farm. The tour of Siena was very good. San Gimignano was very quiet but worth seeing. The only criticism is we didn't get to Pisa until after 5pm and the church and baptistery closed at 5.30pm so there really wasn't enough time to see everything especially if you wanted to climb the tower as well.

Doing what: Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This tour was brilliant, great value for money and well organised. Our guide (who was Canadian, sorry forgotten her name) was lovely, well informed and funny. The ear pieces were a boon and they allowed us more freedom rather than having to huddle around. Sienna was amazing, the Cathedral library one of the most stunning rooms I have been. Sadly it poured with rain which rather limited the views but being wet but still warm is nothing like being wet and cold! Lunch at the Vineyard was fun, our neighbours included a young Korean couple on honeymoon. San Gimignano, is a beautiful hilltop medieval town and our last stop was Pisa which really exceeded my expectations with the beautiful buidings of the tower, baptistery Cathedral and cemetry. I highly recommend this tour but must just say it is not for the feint hearted - alot of walkiing and steps so the right shoes!

Doing what: Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

The 12-hour bus tour was well organized with a very comfortable coach and very professional driver. The guide was fun and very interactive and informative. The stop on Sienna was very good with enough time to see the plaza. Short drive to the vineyard for a wonderful lunch experience - met several of our fellow passengers. Very fun tour of the working farm in site of San Gigmanano - incredible. The small town of San Gigmanano was wonderful. The towers and village were magnificent. Long ride to Pisa - many slept and missed the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The Pisa stop was good and plenty of time to experience the Baptistery, Cathedral and the Leaning Tower. The final 30-minute "choo choo train" tour of Pisa was enjoyable and informative. The tour ended back in Florence on schedule. Very fun day and well worth the time and money. Packed a lot in a single day - hit several of the tourist hot spots and did it all in a single, relaxing day. Very Fun! We took this tour this year because family took the same tour last year and were very impressed with it. We were as impressed and pass along our endorsement to others.

Doing what: Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2011

This was a fun day! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed learning the history of the sites and seeing the beauty of the landscape. Definitely worth it! My only disappointment was that we did not arrive in Pisa until 30 minutes before everything closed..So were not able to purchase tickets to see the baptistery and see the inside of any of the buildings.

Doing what: Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2007

My husband and I only had one day in Florence. We took the full day tour with lunch. It was amazing. We pretty much covered everything: Il Duomo, the Baptistery, the Accademia, the Uffizi, and Santa Croce, as well as a bus tour through Fiesole. Lunch was great because we met so many wonderful people. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Doing what: Florence Half-Day or Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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