Meet your guide at your Rome hotel, hop aboard the minivan and soak up the scenery on the journey to Florence. Along the way, pass through the heart of the Tuscan countryside, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, then winding through the vineyards of the Chianti wine region.
On arrival in Florence, make a beeline for the city’s most popular attractions, including the magnificent Duomo Cathedral and the medieval Ponte Vecchio. Follow your guide to the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome by Brunelleschi, and admire the Baptistry and Giotto’s bell tower. Learn how Florence earned its nickname as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ as you admire works by Michelangelo and Botticelli and visit the world-renowned Accademia Gallery (entrance included), home to Michelangelo’s ‘David’.
Enjoy a quintessential Italian lunch and tuck into delicious pizza before heading to Piazza Santa Croce to see the spot where Michelangelo is buried.
Finally, after a day of discovery in the Tuscan capital, jump back aboard the minivan in the late afternoon for the journey back to Rome.