Your car will pick you up at your hotel
in the areas of Florence, Siena and the whole
region of Tuscany. Thanks to masterpieces by writers
such as Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio,
Florence became the cradle of the Italian literature.
Some of the greatest works of art and most
beautiful architecture in the world are preserved and
can be seen here.
Our first stop will be in front of Santa Maria del Fiore,
the third largest church in the world
after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London.
It was the work of Arnolfo di Cambio, who began its
construction in 1296. After the death of
the artist, the project was continued by Giotto, who
was also responsible for the building of the
We'll then reach Piazza della Signoria, the historic
and political city center of Florence.
Most of the solemn public ceremonies of the Medici family
were held here. There will be a short ride
to admire Santa Croce Church, perhaps the most beautiful
expression of Gothic architecture in Italy.
It was founded in 1295, and was probably based on
drawings by Arnolfo di Cambio. You will see that it
is distinguished by its spatial grandeur
and the sober, rational clarity of its structural elements.
Piazza della Repubblica and
Palazzo della Signoria are near the Ponte Vecchio. This
is one of the most famous bridges in the world and the
most ancient in the city.
In fact, it was built in the 10th century, although
this original structure was destroyed by a flood
of the Arno River in 1333. Later, in the mid-14th century,
it was reconstructed in stone by
Neri di Fioravante by order of Ferdinando I. Only goldsmiths
were allowed to have their business on
the Ponte Vecchio.
Next will be a view of Palazzo Pitti, built by Filippo
Brunelleschi in 1440. It was for Luca Pitti, a powerful
Florentine banker who was jealous of the supremacy and
power of the Medici family.
Your driver-guide will make the last stop in P.le Michelangelo
for a panoramic and breathtaking
view of the city.
The tour is for
a party of up to 8 people
and includes private car transfers
and a fluent, English speaking tour-manger.
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.
Feel free to contact us for answers to your questions
and price estimates.