"Dear Fabrizio,
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our tour yesterday of Florence as well as our guide, Suzanna. She was very informative and personable. We are all very pleased. I would also like to confirm our tour tomorrow of the Vatican at 2:30pm. Looking forward to another great tour in Italy. Sincerely"

Amanda Emmer
Michigan - USA

This is a 3-hour private driving tour through the best
open air art museum of the Italian Renaissance.
From the comfort of your car, you will certainly enjoy the historical and political city center of Florence. It was where the most solemn, public ceremonies were held.

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
adjacent campanile.
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.


Party up to 3 p. up to 8 p. up to 14 p.
3 hours      
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