The car will pick you up at your hotel in Florence,
Siena and the whole area of Tuscany.
Florence was the cradle of Renaissance culture. Through
the patronage of the Medici court,
the city became the home of artists and people
of letters. It was certainly the cultural reference
point of the 15th and 16th centuries.
During the 13th and 14th centuries, a number of illustrious
people were recognized in every
endeavor. Giotto, Cimabue, Arnolfo di Cambio and Orcagna
left behind their masterpieces in the city
of Lily. These provided a model for the entire world
of Tuscan and Italian art. You will start your visit
at Santa Maria del Fiore, the masterpiece of Filippo
Brunelleschi, who built it between 1420 and 1434.
The original project of the Cathedral was the work of
Arnolfo di Cambio, who began its construction in 1296.
Piazza della Signoria will be a short ride from the
Church. It was the Medieval town planners who were responsible
for the development of the historic city center of Florence.
Palazzo della Signoria, also known as Palazzo Vecchio,
situated on a corner of the Piazza itself,
was initially built as the seat of the Priori delle
the heads of guilds. It was subsequently deemed to be
the seat of the Medici government by Cosimo I.
We'll then reach the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most
famous bridges in the world and the most
ancient in Florence. It has existed since the 10th century,
although the original structure was destroyed by a flood
of the Arno River in 1333.
Your guide-driver will also take you to Filippo Brunelleschi's
Palazzo Pitti. It is the largest and most monumental
of the palaces in Florence. Historically,
the Uffizi Museum building is a typically
16th century scenographic conception. Vasari designed
this building in 1560 for Cosimo I.
We'll then reach Accademia Gallery Palace, founded by
Grand-Duke Pietro Leopoldo in 1784.
This Palace was enlarged and reorganized in the last
century. Lunch will be served in a typical Florentine
Afterwards, we'll complete our tour with the ever popular
Piazzale Michelangelo, which has the best panoramic
view of the city.
The driving tour is for
a party of up to 8 people,
and it includes private car transfers,
and a fluent, English speaking tour-manager.
We'd like to inform our clients that the
present service is a driving tour. A licensed
walking tour guide for churches and museums
can be arranged separately.
From 9 to 14 people, our company provides
a minibus and driver. It is highly recommended
that you hire our local guide for the traditional commentary
on the city's highlights.
Meals and site tickets are not included
in the price.
Please contact us for further information
and price estimates.