Get a great introduction to the beauty and artistic legacy of Florence on this afternoon sightseeing tour. Meet your knowledgeable local guide in central Florence, and hop in a coach for the short drive to Fiesole. Learn about the ancient history of this Etruscan-Roman village, which sits perched in the hills surrounding Florence and offers fantastic views of the red-roofed city and the Arno Valley.
Head back into Florence along the famous Lungarni route, following the River Arno. Admire some of the city’s architectural treasures, including the beautiful Santa Croce basilica and square and Piazza della Signoria, long a social gathering spot for Florentines. Listen as your guide shares the legends behind the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and the open-air museum of the Loggia dei Lanzi.
For your final stop, skip the long entrance lines at the world-famous Ufizzi Gallery, home to many of the world’s greatest Renaissance treasures. Get an up-close view of collection highlights by Michelangelo, Botticelli, Rafael and Giotto, accentuated by commentary from your guide. At the end of the 3-hour tour, feel free to continue exploring the museum at your leisure.