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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:15 hours (approx.)

Florence Day Trip from Rome

Visit Florence on day trip from Rome and see its top attractions with an expert guide at your side! Start with a guided tour of the incredible Accademia Gallery, seeing Michelangelo’s ‘David’ and Botticelli’s ‘Madonna and Child,’ and then explore the city on a comprehensive walking tour. Gaze in awe at Brunelleschi’s Dome at Florence Duomo and then finish your time in Florence with a visit to one of its legendary leather-making schools to see a time-honored craft in action.


  • Full-day trip from Rome to Florence with an expert guide
  • Travel through the Tuscan countryside, admiring the scenery near Tevere River
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Accademia Gallery in Florence and see Michelangelo’s David and Quattro Prigioni sculptures
  • Admire Brunelleschi’s Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower at Florence Duomo
  • Relax over lunch in a restaurant near Piazza della Signoria
  • Visit one of Florence’s famous leather-making schools

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Florence is a must-see -- it will steal your heart! This day trip takes you through gorgeous countryside, including the wine-growing valley of Chianti, and shows you top Florence attractions. Totally worth the journey from Rome!

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What You Can Expect

Florence Day Trip from Rome

See the statue David by Michelangelo at Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Start your day with a pickup from your central Rome hotel, or alternatively, hop aboard your coach in the center of town, near Rome Termini Station. Leave Rome and travel north to the picture-perfect region of Tuscany, passing through the green valley surrounding Tevere River and hills blanketed with olive groves and vineyards. Your destination of the day is beautiful Florence – the region’s equally charming capital.

First stop in the city is the world-famous Accademia Gallery (Gallerie dell'Accademia ), home to Michelangelo’s original David sculpture, which, of course, you will see on your tour! Head inside to see the Accademia’s highlights with your expert guide, learning about Michelangelo’s unfinished Quattro Prigioni – a sculpture of prisoners trying to free themselves from the marble in which they are carved – and see Botticelli’s Madonna and Child among other noteworthy works.

Leave the museum and set off on your walking tour to see top city attractions like Florence Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Admire the cathedral’s distinctive orange dome, designed by Renaissance supremo Fillipo Brunelleschi, and then admire Giotto’s Bell Tower – another Renaissance masterpiece.

Stop near Piazza della Signoria to enjoy lunch in a typical Florentine restaurant, and then continue your walking tour to the Basilica of Santa Croce to see where Michelangelo is buried. Finally, visit one of Florence’s famous leather-making schools, where you’ll also learn about other ancient Tuscan crafts such as gold metal work and mosaic making.

Return to your coach with your guide and return to Rome, finishing your tour back at your hotel. Alternatively, you can finish your tour with a drop off at Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia or Piazza della Repubblica; simply let your guide know on the day.

Click on the 'View Additional Info' button below to see the tour's meeting point, near Termini Station.

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Customer Reviews

Mary Ellen m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Trip to Florence was great...loved the tour

Dennis D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a nice day trip -- guide was outstanding, bus was clean and quiet, felt like we saw lots of sights in Florence.

Joshua L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice day trip to see some of the more influential areas of Florence. The tour guide was very passionate about the city and was a great resource. We got to see the statue of David, then we saw some of the town squares. Lunch was very good with several portions of pasta, then a meat and potato dish, and finally dessert. Finally we had about an hour on our own to shop or frequent one of the town pubs. Very good experience.

Doris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour here was Fantastic,,, Very Long Day But Well Worth It!!

Melanie M M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

While the goal of this outing was to see the statue of David, I also enjoyed visiting the historic part of Florence. Time was given to browse and to revisit, in greater depth. some of the sights shown.

Sahil D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Beautiful country side ,good food and restaurant,excellent place for shopping

Mercedes M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was fun!

Lorraine A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour company and tour guides were excellent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day guide excellent had a wonderful time

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