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Florence & Tuscany

By Viator, April 2015

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So much can be said for Rome and the surrounding south of Italy. But those who would sing the praises of its cobbled alleyways, ancient aqueducts, and bustling air of Italian joie-de-vivre, can only help but fall in love with its sister, Florence, for she is like Rome, only somehow more beautiful.

Day 1: Get Oriented

The cultural and historical impact of Florence is overwhelming. Cradle of the Renaissance and home of Machiavelli, Michelangelo and the Medici, the city seems unfairly over-blessed with art, culture and history. It is understandable then, that the labyrinthine alleyways get confusing. Orient yourself with a tour, either by bike, Segway, or the Hop-on Hop-off tour. In the evening, be sure to try some of the delicious local Italian fare in the grand Piazza della Repubblica.

Day 2: Art and Culture of Florence

The Uffizi and Accademia Galleries are world famous for their prisons (yes, prisons) and for housing numerous famous Michelangelos and masters of the 14th and 15th century Florentines, so consider starting your day off there. From here, a walk into behind-the-scenes Florence, where a tour of the Vasari Corridor will lead you on to Piazza Santa Maria Novella and its magnificent Dominican church. Here you’ll see Brunellechi's famous crucifix and Masaccio's Trinity, Palazzo Davanzati, Ponte Vecchio and Dante's house. Wrap up your evening with some leisurely shopping, before falling asleep under the Italian stars.

Day 3: Day Trips from Florence

Florence has many wonders to behold, but one of those wonders is the legendary Italian Countryside. Easily accessible from Florence, the town of Pisa lies a scenic 102 kilometers west, and half of a day is all you’ll need to see its famous Leaning Tower. In the afternoon, it would be a shame to miss out on the region’s superb Chianti. After all, “when in Rome…”

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Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence, Florence, null
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Cinque Terre Semi-Private Day Trip from Florence

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You'll fall in love with Italy's prettiest coastal villages on a small-group excursion to the Cinque Terre from Florence. You've probably heard of the five ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 9 to 10 hours

From USD $177.94
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena, Siena, Day Trips
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Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Tuscany from Siena

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Admire the gorgeous landscapes of Tuscany from above on this 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Siena! This thrilling hot air balloon ride takes you up 2,000 ...  Read more

Location: Siena, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $287.01
Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence, Florence, Balloon Rides
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Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence

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Spend an unforgettable day discovering the breathtaking Cinque Terre region on this must-do tour from Florence, with transport between villages included. ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets, Florence, Day Trips
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Skip the Line: Florence Accademia Gallery Tickets

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Skip the line with a fast-track entrance ticket and head inside Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) in Florence to explore independently. Home to the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: Varies

From USD $32.14
Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Florence, Attraction Tickets
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Florence City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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There is no better way to see Florence than on this hop-on and hop-off double-decker bus. Stops along the tour route include the Cathedral, Santa Croce, San ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $26.40
Florence Day Trip from Rome, Rome, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Florence Day Trip from Rome

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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 ...  Read more

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

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Florence Segway Tour, Florence, Day Trips
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Florence Segway Tour

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Glide through the streets of Florence on the coolest ride of the 21st century - a Segway! You'll have the time of your life while discovering the many wonders ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip with Chianti Dinner: Siena and San Gimignano, Florence, Segway Tours
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Tuscany Small-Group Day Trip with Chianti Dinner: Siena and San Gimignano

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Head to the Tuscan hills on a day trip from Florence to visit Siena, San Gimignano and, finally, a Chianti winery for dinner! Journey through stretches of ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.20
Chianti Semi-Private Cooking Class at a Tuscan Villa with Market Visit, Florence, Day Trips
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Chianti Semi-Private Cooking Class at a Tuscan Villa with Market Visit

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Create the flavors of Tuscany during a full-day cooking experience from Florence! After shopping for quality ingredients at a Florence farmers market, travel ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $171.06
4-Day Tuscany and Cinque Terre Tour from Rome, Rome, Cooking Classes
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4-Day Tuscany and Cinque Terre Tour from Rome

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Get to know gorgeous Tuscany and the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre on this incredible 4-day tour from Rome! With 4-star hotel accommodation in Siena and La Spezia ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $591.23

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