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Tuscany tours

FLORENCE HIGHLIGHTS: PRIVATE PANORAMIC DRIVING TOUR

You will begin this panoramic tour of Florence from one of its most breathtaking outlooks, Piazzale Michelangelo. In addition to offering a spectacular view of the city, this gorgeous piazza boasts one of two copies of Michelangelo’s famous David. Here our guide will give you a brief orientation of the city, introducing you to the major players in her stunning skyline. Next you will head to San Miniato, described as one of the finest Romanesque structures in Tuscany. Sitting atop one of the highest points in the city, San Miniato is certainly one of the most scenic churches in Italy. From here we’ll take you into the city’s center where you’ll explore the lovely Santa Maria Novella and her magnificent interior adorned by the likes of Botticelli, Bronzino, Lippi, Ghirlandaio (assisted by several apprentices, including a young Michelangelo) and many more. The tour also includes a visit to San Lorenzo, the parish church of the powerful and influential Medici family, as well as, the adjacent Medici Chapels. With their sumptuous interiors of marble, precious stonework, and exquisite frescoes, these structures are as grand as the family for whom they were built, and you’ll explore every corner while our guide recounts the stories of their legendary artists and patrons.


Availability: Year round
Days of operation: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Duration: Approx. 3.5 hours
pick-up at hotel: 9 am or 2 pm
Prices:
Exclusive Private Tour: 6 people maximum
1 person € 320.00 2 people € 400.00 total 3 people € 460.00 total 4 people € 500.00 total 5 people € 540.00 total 6 people € 580.00 total.
CASH PAYMENT PREFERRED. PAYMENT WITH CREDIT CARD AVAILABLE WITH 10% SURCHARGE.
Included: Guide, driver, and tickets to the Medici Chapels.
Not included: Gratuities for guide and driver are not included, though it is customary to offer a gratuity if you are pleased with your service.
Note: In the peak season, for tours booked less than two days in advance, where tickets to the Medici Chapels are unavailable, the tour itinerary will be altered to provide for a visit to another museum, for example, the Bargello or the Pitti Palace.
Optional Lunch or Dinner Add-on: After you have worked up an appetite, if you wish to avoid the touristy spots and have a quality, authentic Italian meal, you can add on lunch or dinner at one of the very best Florentine restaurants in the area. We’ll have a fixed menu of our favorite dishes already prepared for you or you can order off of the regular menu a la carte. If you are interested in this option, please let us know at the time of booking.

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